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  • Memo from Microsoft Executive VP Stephen Elop announcing job cuts July 18, 2014

    Microsoft Executive Vice President Stephen Elop sent employees of the company's devices business a memo detailing its job cut plans. Microsoft said it would cut up to 18,000 jobs over the next year, with about 12,500 related to Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's phone business in April. Elop was Nokia's CEO...
  • Memo from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announcing the largest job cuts in the company's history July 18, 2014

    Microsoft announced on Thursday that it will cut up to 18,000 jobs, or about 14 per cent of its staff. CEO Satya Nadella, who took the job in February, delivered the news to staff in a memo that Microsoft released publicly. Here's the text of that memo: From: Satya Nadella To: All...
  • Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs, to half the size of its recent Nokia acquisition July 17, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it would cut up to 18,000 jobs, or about 14 per cent of its workforce, as it halves the size of its recent Nokia acquisition and trims down other operations. The company said it will take pre-tax charges of $1.1 billion to $1.6 billion for...
  • Mumbai hotels, commercial set ups to have 50 per cent water cut July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Sparing residents from further water cuts, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has raised the water cut of hotels and commercial set ups in the city to 50 per cent from Thursday. "To provide relief to small consumers, we have decided to contain the water cuts of the residents...
  • Microsoft expected to announce thousands of job cuts on Thursday July 17, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp is set to cut more than 6,000 jobs in an announcement expected early Thursday, according to sources familiar with the matter, as it trims its newly acquired Nokia phone business and reshapes itself as a cloud-computing and mobile-friendly software company. What could be the deepest job cuts in...
  • Poor rainfall, technical glitches worsen UP's power crisis July 16, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh continued to face power outages on Wednesday due to technical glitches in some of the state's power plants, an official said. Major cities like Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency, Ghaziabad and Noida, besides others, had power cuts for a long time. Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) officials...
  • Power demand in Delhi touches all-time high of 5,925 mega watts July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The power demand in the national capital on Tuesday touched an all-time high of 5,925 mega watts even as areas across the city faced electricity cuts for upto four hours. The previous highest power consumption in the city was recorded on July 11 when it had gone upto 5810...
  • Microsoft expected to announce its biggest ever job cuts July 15, 2014

    Microsoft is planning its biggest round of job cuts in five years as the software maker looks to integrate Nokia Oyj's handset unit, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the company's plans. The reductions, expected to be announced as soon as this week, could be in the Nokia unit and...
  • Ben Cutting, Chadd Sayers push India A on the backfoot July 14, 2014

    Brisbane: After a brave show on Day 1, India 'A' were pushed on the backfoot courtesy a fine fifty by Australia 'A' bastman Ben Cutting and a three-wicket haul by pacer Chadd Sayers on the second day of the final unofficial Test at Allan Border Field. Responding to 423 by Australia...
  • Congress protests against rising prices, power cuts in Delhi July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Alleging that the BJP government has "failed on all fronts", scores of Congress workers led by Delhi Pradesh Congress Commitee (DPCC) chief Arvinder Singh held a protest near Jama Masjid area on Saturday. Shouting slogans against the government, the demonstrators voiced their ire against the rising prices of essential...
  • Power demand in Delhi breaks all previous records July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Power demand in the national capital again broke all records on Friday touching an all-time high of 5810 MW, a day after registering the highest demand. on Thursday, the power demand soared to 5789 MW. "The maximum power demand in the city was recorded at 5,810 MW at...
  • Gold swaps to cut imports, ease payment pressure July 4, 2014

    Mumbai: A plan by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to swap old gold in its vaults for purer metal abroad that it could pledge or sell would have the added benefits of reducing gold imports and easing pressure on the balance of payments. The RBI would sell relatively impure gold...
  • Slight decrease in second cut-off list: Delhi University July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The second cut-off list for admissions to Delhi University undergraduate programme was released on Thursday, with only a slight decrease in percentages and some colleges even declaring admissions closed. Besides honours course in geography, Kirori Mal College closed admissions for all other courses. The cut-off for geography only seen...
  • DU's high cut-offs will force Delhi students to migrate: BJP July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over the "sky rocketing" cut-offs declared by Delhi University, BJP leader Vijay Goel on Thursday said that average students of the national capital will have no option but to migrate to other cities for higher studies if not given any advantage over outstation aspirants. "It's the average...
  • Excited to have gotten through to SRCC: CBSE topper Sarthak Aggarwal July 1, 2014

    The first cut-off lists of the Delhi University were released on Monday and believe it or not, it has hit a 100 per cent in three colleges. SRCC announced a cut-off of 98.2 per cent. ...
  • Delhi University starts admission process, cut-offs touch 100 per cent July 1, 2014

    Delhi University finally started its admission procedure on Monday after a week long protest and rallying around the controversial Four Year Undergraduate Programme which has been finally been put to rest. The first cut-off list has again touched the 100 per cent mark with three rank outsider colleges this time...
  • DU releases first cut-off list, 100 per cent mark in three colleges July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The first cut-off list of Delhi University for its undergraduate courses has for the third time touched the 100 per cent-mark with three rank outsider colleges this time putting the ceiling at maximum for admission to its B.Sc (Computer Science) course. After much delay due to the row over...
  • DU admissions: First cut-off list out; 98.2 pc in SRCC, Ramjas 97.5 pc June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: After a week long delay, the Delhi University on Monday released its first cut-off list. Setting the benchmark, Sri Ram College of Commerce and Ramjas College of Delhi University today were among the first to announce their cut-offs for admission to courses under three-year format with the bar...
  • Delhi University first cut-off list to be out today June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The first cut-off list of the Delhi University will be out on Monday after the university agreed to revert to the three-year course, scrapping the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme, as desired by the University Grants Commission. The admissions to the university will start from Tuesday. However, even as there is...
  • Delhi University admissions to begin from July 1 June 28, 2014

    Scenes of celebrations starkly juxtaposed with cries of protesters outside Delhi University. On the one hand there are lakhs of DU aspirants relieved as cut off list is likely to be released on June 30th. While on the other hand the University's decision to scrap BTech and BMS courses from...
  • Fate of students at stake as DU scraps 4-year B Tech, BMS courses June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Delhi University bowing to UGC directives and scrapping the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP), no more admissions will be taking place for the 4-year B Tech and Bachelor in Management Sciences (BMS) courses. The university's Principals' Association on Saturday cancelled the B Tech and BMS courses. Fate...
  • Delhi University admissions likely to begin on July 1 June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The much delayed admissions to Delhi University for undergraduate courses is likely to begin from July 1 with the first cut-off list expected to come out on June 30. While it comes as a breather to all the students aspiring to get a seat in the prestigious varsity, there...
  • Oppo slashes N1 smartphone price by Rs 5,000; now available for Rs 32,990 June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Oppo today said it has slashed the prices of its smartphone N1 by Rs 5,000 to Rs 32,990 and R1 by Rs 2,000. The Oppo N1 is now be available at Rs 32,990 as against the original price of Rs 37,990, a reduction of...
  • Students caught in DU-UGC crossfire over 4-year course, admissions delayed June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The University Grants Commission and Delhi University are in an open war over the Four-year undergraduate programme. Caught in the crossfire are students with 36 colleges deciding at the last minute not to issue their first cut-off lists till the crisis is resolved. On the eve of the first...
  • Kejriwal attacks BJP over power cuts in Delhi June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday took on BJP over the water and power problems being faced by the national capital, saying the party had "nexus" with discoms and so it was not solving the issue. "It seems BJP, just like the previous Congress government, has a...
  • After power cuts, Delhi to face power tariff hike next month June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: After the incessant power cuts, there is now news of power tariffs in Delhi set to go up next month. The electricity regulator announced this on Friday after all distributors pushed for a hike citing increase in fuel prices. Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal also held a meeting with...
  • Delhi's power demand touches season's highest of 5,528 MW June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Power demand in the city recorded the season's highest of 5,528 MW, with the BSES discoms saying they are making all-out efforts to provide better electricity supply to consumers. This year, the peak power demand is expected to reach 6,000 MW, surpassing the all-time high of 5,653 MW, reached...
  • Delhi's St.Stephen's College sets cut-off at 98 per cent June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The cut-off for admissions to the four-year undergraduate economics and English programmes for students with commerce background in Delhi University's St.Stephen's College has been set at 98 per cent, according to figures released by the college Tuesday. "This cut-off set is determined on the basis of the marks scored...
  • 'DU's almost 100% cut off. That's why the world is there at Sharda University': The funniest Twitter reactions to St. Stephen's 98% cut-off marks June 18, 2014

    The cut-off for admissions to the four-year undergraduate economics and English programmes for students with commerce background in Delhi University's St.Stephen's College has been set at 98 per cent, according to figures released by the college. Admit it, if you were a student in these times, you would not have...
  • DU's St.Stephen's College sets cut-off at 98 per cent June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The cut-off for admissions to the four-year undergraduate economics and English programmes for students with commerce background in Delhi University's St.Stephen's College has been set at 98 per cent, according to figures released by the college today. "This cut-off set is determined on the basis of the marks scored...