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  • SpiceJet offers lowest fare of Re 1 01-04-2014 02:56 PM

    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...
  • India to build 200 low cost airports 10-03-2014 05:24 PM

    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 18-02-2014 11:13 AM

    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 modern tablet and will...
  • Meria Kumar speaks at University of Rajasthan, says equal education for all a big challenge for govt 08-01-2014 03:09 PM

    Holding that there were two educationsystems being run in the country, one for the rich and theother for the poor, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Wednesday said in Jaipur that merging the two to provide equal opportunities for allwas the biggest challenge facing the government. "Two types of education...
  • Dense fog leads to delays in flights, trains, passengers left stranded 06-01-2014 04:19 PM

    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 24-12-2013 10:32 AM

    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...
  • UbiSlate 7Ci: India's Aakash 2 tablet launched in UK at £30 17-12-2013 01:51 PM

    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 15-12-2013 11:24 AM

    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. Our phones are about...
  • Moto G review: Not the best, but worth its price 04-12-2013 11:07 AM

    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...
  • Motorola hints at Moto G's India availability 13-11-2013 04:51 PM

    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 28-10-2013 11:43 AM

    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 27-10-2013 07:06 PM

    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...
  • Arunachalam Muruganantham's video goes viral, sets Twitter abuzz 10-10-2013 03:34 PM

    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 03-10-2013 05:56 PM

    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...
  • Panasonic to launch mobile phones under Rs 5,000 by November 29-09-2013 11:52 AM

    New Delhi: In a bid to strengthen its position in the Indian mobile phone market, Japanese electronics major Panasonic plans to come out with devices below Rs 5,000 by November this year. The company has already launched four premium smartphone models since May, when it entered into the domestic market...
  • Olympus to exit from low-end compact camera market in India 15-09-2013 03:12 PM

    New Delhi: Japanese imaging major, Olympus will phase out its low-end compact cameras and focus on high-end premium products to expand its base in India. The company, which sells low-end compact cameras at a price range of Rs 4,500 to Rs 32,000 in India, said in the wake of competition...
  • Therapy to treat inoperable liver cancer successfully performed 18-08-2013 12:55 AM

    A new therapy for inoperable liver cancers was on Saturday successfully performed on a 48-year-old male patient at the super-speciality Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital in Coimbatore. Development of 'Rhenium 188 Lipiodol' therapy has been a big step forward in meeting the demands for making available at a low cost...
  • Sanskrit teachers to protest against low wages 17-08-2013 03:40 PM

    Sanskrit teachers would hold a demonstration in Jaipur to draw the attention of the Rajasthan government towards their demands including increasing wages. "Administrative charge of Sanskrit schools is with college lecturers who are getting high salaries under UGC norms whereas Sanskrit teachers are working on low pay grades. This is...
  • New Pension System for low income group in Assam 16-08-2013 06:12 PM

    The Swavalamban Pension Scheme for all citizens of low income group in Assam will be implemented by the government in a phased manner beginning from the Social Welfare Department for Anganwadi workers, official sources said on Friday. Under the scheme, a subscriber with a minimum contribution of Rs 1000 yearly...
  • AirAsia: The Tony Fernandes and Mittu Chandilya show 22-07-2013 11:30 AM

    Tony Fernandes and Mittu Chandilya are as different as chalk and cheese. Gregarious, irreverent Fernandes, who's promised to paint the Indian skies in the red hues of his AirAsia airline once he gets a permit to fly domestic routes later this year, is a journalist's delight, full of quotable and...
  • CJ Show: A tea plantation workers story 14-07-2013 02:18 PM

    Sunita- a tea plantation worker from Assam turns citizen journalist to raise the issue of poor living conditions and low wages given to tea workers in her state. ...
  • Exercise and low cholesterol diet is good for heart: Dr Pavan Kumar 10-07-2013 05:37 PM

    Dr Pavan Kumar, head of the department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Dr Balabhai Nanavati Hospital, also heads the Telemedicine Centre at the hospital, the largest in western India. He joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the prevention and treatment of heart diseases, cardiac surgeries and telemedicine. Q. Cardiac surgeries...
  • News 360: Govt presses panic button as rupee continues slide 09-07-2013 09:46 PM

    The Manmohan Singh government is pressing the panic button as the rupee continues its slide and the growth slows. A high level meeting chaired by PM Manmohan has charted out a 12-month plan to revive the manufacturing sector. ...
  • Sebi tightens currency derivative rules to tame volatile rupee 09-07-2013 09:41 PM

    Mumbai: With an aim to help in government efforts to stem falling rupee, Sebi has tightened the exposure norms for currency derivatives to check large scale speculative activity in the market. The decision, taken on Monday, came after consultations with banking regulator RBI. Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi)...
  • Rupee recovers after falling below 61 against dollar 08-07-2013 09:40 AM

    Mumbai: The RBI likely sold dollars via state-run banks on Monday afternoon to prevent the rupee from slipping below the 61 per dollar mark, four traders told Reuters, after intervening earlier in the morning as well. The partially convertible rupee was trading at 60.81/82 per dollar at 4 pm, close...
  • Rupee extends losses, hits 60.21 vs dollar 03-07-2013 08:01 PM

    Mumbai: The rupee slumped on Wednesday to approach a record low, falling for a third consecutive session, as fears of continued foreign selling kept the focus on how to finance the country's record current account deficit. The rupee tracked other emerging market currencies as new signs of a slowing Chinese...
  • PMO clarifies no divide within government over Jet-Etihad alliance 02-07-2013 10:40 PM

    The PMO clarified that there is no divide within the govt over the Jet-Etihad alliance, as the fate of the deal touted to be the biggest FDI deal in civil aviation, remains uncertain. ...
  • AirAsia applies for NOC for operations in India 02-07-2013 11:28 AM

    New Delhi: Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia may soon be starting with its India operations as part of its joint deal with the Tata Group. AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes on Tuesday said that it has applied for a No Objection Certificate, while Aviation Minister Ajit Singh hinted that the process won't...
  • AirAsia to start India operations later in 2013 29-06-2013 07:11 PM

    Chennai: Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia on Saturday said its Indian operations should begin later in 2013 with flights for southern region and the company would also look at setting up some ancillary businesses in the country. "We are hopeful of starting Indian operations later this year with three aircraft serving...