Events

  • Google under CBI scrutiny over Mapathon 2013; accused of violating Indian laws 3 days ago

    New Delhi: CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against Internet giant Google over Mapathon 2013, an event organised by the US company, for allegedly violating laws by mapping sensitive areas and defence installations, prohibited by law. The CBI registered the PE based on a complaint filed by Surveyor General of...
  • Modi proposes joint sporting events, common tourism packages June 16, 2014

    Thimphu: India and Bhutan should have joint sporting events, joint studies of Himalayas and common tourism package programmes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday. These were some of the proposals floated by Modi during his two-day visit here. "People say Himalayas divide, but I see it differently. I feel...
  • Motorola to launch its next smartphone in India on May 13 May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: After LG, Motorola has also sent out press invitations to its event in May. The event will take place on May 13; it will be a global launch and the country has an event scheduled in New Delhi, India on the same day. The company says it will...
  • Moily cancels events after poll announcement March 5, 2014

    Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily was on Wednesday forced to cancel three events in his home state of Karnataka after the model code of conduct came into force with the announcement of the Lok Sabha poll schedule. Moily was to inaugurate the nation's first strategic oil storage at Mangalore, which was...
  • Nitin Gadkari, Raj Thackeray share same platform at MNS event February 22, 2014

    MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday praised former BJP chief Nitin Gadkari for scripting "tremendous development" in Maharashtra during his stint as PWD minister in erstwhile NDA government. Gadkari on Staurday attended ground-breaking ceremony of the Goda Park project, which is said to be the dream project of Thackeray whose party...
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 expected to be launched on February 24 February 4, 2014

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co will unveil a new version of its flagship Galaxy S smartphone this month, but expectations are low that features such as a bigger screen will lead to a sharp jump in sales given intensifying competition. Samsung sent out invitations on Tuesday for "Samsung unPacked 5" event on...
  • Star-struck UP government gives Madhuri Dixit's film a huge tax break January 10, 2014

    Lucknow: After announcing a tax break of Rs 1 crore for Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit's upcoming movie 'Dedh Ishqiya', the Uttar Pradesh government is now considering to wave off 25 pert cent entertainment tax for the film in the state. Unfazed by the slew of controversies surrounding the state government, Chief...
  • Somdev Devvarman moves to 2nd round of Australian ATP event Qualifiers January 4, 2014

    Sydney: Somdev Devvarman recovered from his shock Chennai Open defeat against little-known compatriot Ramkumar Ramanathan to edge past Belgium's Niel Desein in a tight opening round of the ATP Apia International Qualifiers on Saturday. India's top singles player, ranked 90th in the world, overcame the challenge of his 199th-ranked opponent 6-2,...
  • Major events in the life of Nelson Mandela December 6, 2013

    Nelson Mandela was born to Hendry Mphakanyiswa, a Thembu chief, and Nosekeni Qunu in the Umtata district of the Transkei on July 18, 1918 at a time when virtually all of Africa was under European colonial rule. 1940 - Expelled from University of Fort Hare, a leading institution for blacks, for...
  • Would love to be in a Hindi movie: Sharon Stone November 18, 2013

    Mumbai: American actress-producer Sharon Stone, currently in Mumbai for a fund-raising event, says she would love to be in a Hindi movie. "I'd love to be in one of the Hindi movies and, of course, I have seen many films. The language is different, but I like it," Stone told reporters...
  • Victories for Sanam, Divij-Raja; Myneni ousted November 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian qualifier Sanam Singh brushed aside the challenge of Germany's Nils Langer even as Saketh Myneni failed to recreate the magic of last week as he bowed of the ATP Challenger event in Knoxville, USA. Sanam beat his rival 6-1, 6-4 to move to the singles pre-quarterfinals of the...
  • Meta live blog: Apple's iPad 5, iPad Mini 2 event October 22, 2013

    Apple is expected to round out its line-up of gadgets for the holiday shopping season with the Tuesday unveiling of its latest iPads. The San Francisco showcase is likely to feature remodelled versions of Apple's standard-sized iPad with a 10-inch display screen and the iPad Mini with a nearly 8-inch...
  • Surface 2: Microsoft likely to launch new Surface tablet today September 23, 2013

    New York: Microsoft Corp. is expected to announce new Surface tablet computers, including a version with a smaller screen to compete with Google's Nexus 7 and Apple's iPad Mini. The company has an announcement event scheduled in New York on Monday.It comes about a month before Microsoft releases an update to...
  • Apple's next big thing may be lower-priced iPhone 5C September 10, 2013

    San Francisco: Apple's much-anticipated update to its line-up of iPhones may leave the impression that the technology pioneer's focus has shifted to making more affordable products than engineering innovative breakthroughs. In keeping with its tight-lipped ways, Apple Inc. hasn't disclosed what's on the agenda for the coming-out party scheduled to begin...
  • Live blog: Apple's iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C launch event September 10, 2013

    Apple is expected to introduce a cheaper version of the iPhone, as well as an upgrade to its current iPhone. The new phones, according to rumours and leaked images, are expected to be called the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. The Apple iPhone 5C could bring one of the industry's...
  • Apple expected to launch iPhone 5S, lower-priced iPhone 5C today September 10, 2013

    San Francisco: Apple's much-anticipated update to its line-up of iPhones may leave the impression that the technology pioneer's focus has shifted to making more affordable products than engineering innovative breakthroughs. In keeping with its tight-lipped ways, Apple Inc. hasn't disclosed what's on the agenda for the coming-out party scheduled to begin...
  • Sony Xperia Z1 surfaces with 5-inch full HD display, 20.7MP camera September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Sony has finally announced the launch of the much-anticipated Xperia Z1 smartphone. The phone has a 5-inch full HD display. It has Sony's G Lens with a 27mm wide angle and bright F2.0 aperture, custom made large 1/2.3-type 20.7 megapixel Exmor RS CMOS image sensor. Running Android 4.2, the...
  • Apple schedules another event for September 11 in China: Reports September 4, 2013

    Beijing: Apple Inc has invited Chinese journalists to an event in Beijing on September 11, just hours after it is widely expected to unveil its newest iPhone models in the United States, Chinese media reported on Wednesday. The event would mark the first time that the company has held near-simultaneous briefings...
  • Apple's September 10 event invitation hints at new iPhone colours September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Apple has sent a colourful invitation for an event next week amid speculation that it may debut new colours for the latest iPhone. The invitation, emailed Tuesday, has a picture of the Apple logo surrounded by multi-coloured polka dots and the sentence: "This should brighten everyone's day." The iPhone...
  • Birmingham to open Europe's largest public library August 30, 2013

    The Library of Birmingham, the largest public library in Europe and set to open to the public September 3, is likely to attract over three million visitors a year in addition to scores of online visitors. Located in Birmingham's Centenary Square, the library has cost $293 million, Xinhua reported. A programme called...
  • Samsung executive confirms Galaxy Gear smartwatch debut at September 4 event August 27, 2013

    New Delhi: If a report from The Korean Times is to be believed, a Samsung executive has confirmed that the company will unveil the Galaxy Gear smartwatch at the September 4 event in Berlin. Lee Young-hee, executive vice president, Samsung Mobile, says that the smartwatch will be based on Android and...
  • Samsung to reportedly debut 'Galaxy Gear' smartwatch at Sept 4 event August 17, 2013

    New Delhi: While Samsung is highly expected to show off its new Galaxy Note smartphone on September 4, a new report from Bloomberg claims that the South Korean giant will also unveil its long-rumoured smartwatch, unofficially dubbed 'Galaxy Gear', at the September 4 event. Citing two people familiar with the...
  • December 16 gangrape: Church witness refutes accused's claim August 17, 2013

    The secretary of a church, deposing before a Delhi court on Friday, refuted a December 16 gang-rape case accused's claim that he was at a music event organised by it on the night of the incident. The brother of a church, also its secretary, was brought as a witness before Additional...
  • Instagram video could be Facebook's only announcement at June 20 event June 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Rumours of Instagram getting Vine-like video capabilities are growing stronger by the day, even as Facebook prepares for its all-important event on June 20. Reports are now suggesting that the addition of video capacity to Facebook-owned Instagram will be the only revelation the social networking giant will make at the...
  • CWG scam: CBI questions Kalmadi over Rs 71 crore contract June 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday questioned former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi in connection with an alleged illegal contract worth Rs 71 crore. The contract under scrutiny was awarded to a firm called Event Knowledge Service. Sources say the Mauritius based company was given...
  • Michelle Obama loses her cool after protestor interrupts her speech June 6, 2013

    US First Lady Michelle Obama lost her cool on Tuesday when a protestor interrupted her speech at a fundraising event. Michelle was reportedly so distressed by the interruption that she threatened to leave. The protestor was demanding equality for gays and lesbians. ...
  • US: Protestor interrupts Michelle Obama's speech June 5, 2013

    Washington: US First Lady Michelle Obama threatened to leave a Democratic Party fundraising event after she was repeatedly interrupted during her speech by a protester, who demanded equality for gays and lesbians. Michelle was addressing a Democratic Party fundraiser in a private Kalorama home in Washington on late Tuesday when pro-LGBT...
  • Law Ministry for 3-7 years jail for spot, match fixing May 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The Law Ministry has proposed punishment ranging from three to seven years' jail for various "dishonest" practices in a sporting event, including spot-fixing and match-fixing. The draft 'Dishonest Practice in Sporting Event (Prevention) Bill', submitted to the Sports Ministry, provides for punishment of up to three years in jail...
  • Samsung event on June 20; to unveil new Windows, Android devices May 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Samsung will host an event on June 20 in London, where it is likely to unveil new Android and Windows mobile devices. This is evident after the company posted a new image in its press release section on its press website for mobile devices. The post says, "Samsung...
  • Yahoo schedules event for May 20, to unveil 'something special' May 18, 2013

    New York: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is promising to unveil "something special" on Monday in New York as she tries to attract more traffic and advertising to the Internet company. The Sunnyvale, California, company gave no further details Friday other than that Mayer will be discussing a product. Reporters are being...