Free Zone

  • Prisons made smoking-free zones in Kerala June 21, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Prisons in Kerala have been made smoking-free zones in compliance of the Supreme Court order banning smoking in public places. A circular in this regard has been issued by DGP (Prison) T P Senkumar, directing jail officials to enforce the ban within the prison compounds. "Though smoking in public...
  • Rajgir declared polythene-free zone, violators to be fined upto Rs 500 December 4, 2013

    Rajgir, a Buddhist pilgrim town and a tourist destination in Bihar, has been declared a polythene-free zone after visitors complained of rampant littering and a dirty environment. "Rajgir is the first Buddhist historical city to be declared a polythene-free zone from December 2," an official of the tourism department said. Rajgir, nearly...
  • Airtel users can now access Google services on mobile for free June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel in association with Google today announced the launch of Free Zone powered by Google, which will give Airtel mobile customers access to mobile web search and feature-phone-friendly versions of Gmail and Google+ in India. The first page of a website linked from search results is provided...
  • Google Free Zone lets users access Google services without data charges November 8, 2012

    Singapore: Google launched a service on Thursday it hopes will push millions of people in the developing world to access the Internet - and Google's ads - via basic mobile phones. Google is launching the service, called Free Zone, first in the Philippines via local carrier Globe Telecom. The service...
  • No more tax-free zones in country: Pranab August 13, 2011

    Siliguri: Union Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said there would be no more tax-free zones in the country. Tax-free zone status in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand was being withdrawn gradually following opposition by different states, Mukherjee said. Renewal of tax free zone status of Sikkim, which would expire in...