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  • Spice to soon launch Firefox, Android One phones in India; Firefox phones to cost Rs 1,500, Android One phones Rs 6,000 21 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Homegrown handset maker Spice today said it will bring the much-awaited Rs 1,500-Firefox and Rs 6,000-Android One smartphones to India before Diwali. Earlier this year, Mozilla (developer of Firefox web browser) had tied up with Indian firms - Intex and Spice - to bring smartphones priced at USD...
  • Aadhar Housing Finance forays into Rajasthan, opens branches in 7 cities July 17, 2014

    Aadhar Housing Finance Limited, a segment-focused housing finance company, said it has entered Rajasthan with the simultaneous launch of branches at seven cities in the state. The branches were opened in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Kota, Alwar, Bikaner and Bhilwada. The company provides housing finance to lower income consumer segments -- both...
  • World Cup 2014: Final will see galaxy of stars, says Low July 11, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Germany coach Joachim Low said that he is looking forward to the World Cup final which will see a galaxy of the football stars. Low's team will meet Argentina in the final at the Maracana Stadium here on Sunday, reports EFE. "It's Latin America versus Europe and great galaxy...
  • SpiceJet offers 10 lakh tickets for travel in 2015 starting Rs 999 July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Low-fare airline SpiceJet has come up with another offer with ticket prices as low as Rs 999. The offer is open from July to July 10 for air travel between January 6, 2015 and October 24, 2015. Ten lakh tickets are up for grabs under the offer. While...
  • Not everyone wants cheering up: study June 28, 2014

    Toronto: People with low self-esteem may not really want you to try to boost their spirits, a new study suggests. Those with low self-esteem have overly negative views of themselves, and often interpret critical feedback, romantic rejections, or unsuccessful job applications as evidence of their general unworthiness, researchers said. Researchers at the...
  • Manipur: One injured in a low intensity blast in Imphal June 14, 2014

    Imphal: A low intensity blast rocked Imphal on Saturday afternoon injuring one person. The blast took place in Moirangkhom Sougaijam Leikai in the capital city. (More details awaited) ...
  • AirAsia India set to begin operations from tomorrow with Bangalore-Goa flight June 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The domestic aviation space is all set to witness severe competition with the entry of AirAsia India, which starts operation from Thursday, June 12. AirAsia India, the Indian arm of the Malaysian no-frills airline headed by Tony Fernandes, will become the fourth budget carrier in the country - after...
  • SpiceJet launches another low-fare plan, targets Tier 2 cities June 3, 2014

    Budget carrier SpiceJet, which triggered a low-fare war in the market early this year, came out with another promotional all-inclusive ticket offer on Tuesday starting from Rs 2,999 for a one-way journey on domestic routes, primarily from Tier-II cities. The three-day offer, for which bookings started on Tuesday, is valid for...
  • Low-cost Android handsets drive smartphone sales: Report May 29, 2014

    Washington: Global smartphone sales will jump 23 per cent this year to more than 1.2 billion units, fuelled by growth of low-cost handsets in emerging markets, a research firm said Wednesday. An IDC survey said smartphone sales will maintain an annual growth rate of 12.3 per cent through 2018. Much of the...
  • April WPI inflation at two-month low of 5.2 per cent May 15, 2014

    India's wholesale prices-based inflation in April slowed to a two-month low of 5.2 per cent, helped by a moderation in food and fuel costs, government data showed on Thursday. The rise in the wholesale price index (WPI) compared with a 5.73 per cent year-on-year jump forecast by economists in a Reuters...
  • Gujarat: Low intensity earthquake hits Jamnagar May 12, 2014

    A low intensity earthquake hit areas near Lalpur taluka of Gujarat's Jamnagar district this morning, state disaster management officials said. The epicentre of the earthquake, measured at 3.4 on Richter scale, was registered 16 kms north-east of Lalpur town, which is close to some of India's largest petroleum refinery complexes. The tremors...
  • Low-cost devices, 4G networks drive smartphone sales May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Smartphone shipments rose in Q1 of 2014, driven by strong demand in emerging markets, availability of low-cost devices and the proliferation of 4G networks, even as reduced consumer spending after the holiday season affected handset sales, according to research firm IDC. Global smartphone sales grew 28.6 per cent...
  • SpiceJet launches another limited-period low fare scheme April 30, 2014

    No-frills airline SpiceJet on Wednesday launched yet another round of limited-period low fare offers to fill its seats for travel between July and September when air travel generally slumps. The all-inclusive fares start from as low as Rs 1,899 and Rs 1,999 targeted for travel to some Tier-II destinations and eastern...
  • Videocon A29 with 4-inch display, 3.2MP camera launched in India at Rs 5,799 April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Videocon has launched a new smartphone in India. Named Videocon A29, the phone has a 4-inch display (480x800) and runs Android Jelly Bean 4.2. It is a dual-SIM phone and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor along with 512MB of RAM. The Videocon A29 has a 3.2 megapixel...
  • SpiceJet offers lowest fare of Re 1 April 1, 2014

    Low-cost carrier SpiceJet, which lowered its fares by up to 75 per cent last quarter, on Tuesday offered fares as low as Re 1 across its domestic network with limited period bookings, putting its rivals on the mat. Besides, the Gurgaon-based airline also announced two more special schemes, offering travellers tickets...
  • India to build 200 low cost airports March 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: India plans to build 200 low cost airports in the next 20 years to connect tier-II and tier-III cities, said a civil aviation ministry official. This will be one of the focus areas of India Aviation 2014, the country's largest civil aviation exhibition and conference beginning from Wednesday. The...
  • Aakash 4 tablet to be available in India in the next 45 days for Rs 3,999: Kapil Sibal February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said low-cost tablet PC Aakash 4 will be available in the market in around one and a half months for Rs 3,999. "Aakash 4 will be available in the market in one or one and a half months. Its a...
  • Meria Kumar speaks at University of Rajasthan, says equal education for all a big challenge for govt January 8, 2014

    Holding that there were two education systems being run in the country, one for the rich and the other for the poor, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Wednesday said in Jaipur that merging the two to provide equal opportunities for all was the biggest challenge facing the government. "Two types of education are...
  • Dense fog leads to delays in flights, trains, passengers left stranded January 6, 2014

    Travel plans being derailed this winter again, because of the fog. Delhi saw its worst fog of the season on Sunday evening which led to 90 flights being cancelled, and operations at the airport temporarily suspended. ...
  • The first low-cost BlackBerry 10 phone likely to come by April December 24, 2013

    Taipei: Foxconn's BlackBerry Ltd deal marks the Taiwanese firm's biggest step up the value chain - a chance to not just assemble smartphones, but help design them, too. The agreement to design and market phones starting in Indonesia, the world's fourth-most populous country but an under-penetrated market, is a boon to...
  • UbiSlate 7Ci: India's Aakash 2 tablet launched in UK at £30 December 17, 2013

    London: A commercial version of India's low-cost Aakash 2 tablet computer was launched in Britain at a cost of 30 pounds. The UbiSlate 7Ci, made by UK-based company Datawind, is based on Aakash 2, which is mainly used by students in India and was designed to provide cheap internet access...
  • Datawind launches low-cost 5-inch phones; prices start at Rs 3,499 December 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Low-cost Aakash tablet maker Datawind made a foray into touch-screen smartphone segment with the launch of three handsets at a price starting from Rs 3,499, which are equipped with its patented mobile internet technology. "We have been able to break price barrier in smartphones....
  • Moto G review: Not the best, but worth its price December 4, 2013

    New York: You're not getting the best or the latest technology with Motorola's $179 Moto G smartphone. What you do get is a great price for something close. Motorola bills the Moto G as the phone for the rest of us - the ones who can't afford $500 to $700 for...
  • Motorola hints at Moto G's India availability November 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Motorola's newest smartphone, the Moto G could be making its way into India. Though we have not seen any new phone from Motorola in India since the company shut down its India website and trimmed down its operations in India, but a teaser post from Motorola on its...
  • Aakash 4 tablet approved by HRD Ministry, will be out by January next year October 29, 2013

    New Delhi: After much deliberation, the Union HRD ministry has given the go ahead to its ambitious Aakash 4 project, and a cabinet note seeking permission for the production of the low-cost tablet is expected soon. Under this proposal, HRD plans to procure over 22 lakh tablets at a cost...
  • Bihar: 8 blasts near Modi's Hunkar rally in Patna, 5 dead, 80 injured October 27, 2013

    Patna: At least five people were killed and more than 80 injured as seven bombs exploded in Patna on Sunday, six of them in and around the ground where Bharatiya Janata Party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed a rally hours later. The first of the supposedly low intensity blasts ripped...
  • Arunachalam Muruganantham's video goes viral, sets Twitter abuzz October 10, 2013

    New Delhi: It wasn't easy for Arunachalam Muruganantham achieve the goal he had set out for himself. But it was just because of his determination and consistent efforts that Arunachalam managed to make reasonably priced sanitary napkins in India, an idea which wasn't appreciated by many. For someone, who was...
  • Tips to avoid putting on weight this festive season October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: With the festive season around the corner, it is true that majority of us wouldn't be able to resist the temptation to gorge on lip-smacking food items and delectable sweets. Is there a way we can enjoy the season without putting on those extra kilos? Yes. On festive...