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  • PAN card to be issued within 48 hours of applying April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: The government will soon launch a facility under which a PAN card will be issued within 48 hours of applying. "An online facility for issuance of PAN is on the anvil under which an applicant can get a PAN card within 48 hours," a senior official said. Besides, special camps...
  • I started when I was 6 with the dream of being No. 1: Sania Mirza April 15, 2015

    Sania Mirza created history by becoming the first female tennis player from India to achieve the world number one rank in doubles, following her stupendous title win at the WTA Family Circle Cup with partner Martina Hingis. ...
  • Farhan Akhtar, Riteish Deshmukh, SRK hail Sania Mirza's number 1 world ranking April 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Several Bollywood celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Farah Khan, Ritesih Deshmukh congratulated Sania Mirza for creating history by becoming the first female tennis player from India to achieve the world number one rank in doubles. Mirza won the title at the WTA Family Circle Cup with partner Martina...
  • Put myopia aside, celebrate Sania Mirza's grand feat April 13, 2015

    It's no mean feat. To summit, your most valuable asset is the power to succeed. And Sania, despite seeing roadblocks of every nature and size during her ascent, has hoisted the Tricolour on top. Time to shed the myopia and recognise her unmatched success. Sania is a deserving World No....
  • Jewellers urge Centre to withdraw PAN card application on sales of over Rs 1 lakh March 17, 2015

    Jewellers across India have urged the Union government to withdraw the requirement directing consumers to submit their Permanent Account Number details for any purchase over one lakh rupees. ...
  • Jewellers threaten strike over 'black money' tax plan March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian jewellers threatened on Monday to go on strike over a government plan that would require customers to quote their tax code for major purchases as part of a clampdown on the black economy. Jewellers say about 80 per cent of the $122 billion industry's business comes from rural...
  • Aadhar card number to be added to voter list March 3, 2015

    Faridabad: To weed out bogus voting, Aadhar card number of the voter will now be added to voter list. District administration in Faridabad has launched a drive to collect the Aadhar card numbers of the voters and link it to electoral rolls. The administration has started the updation and rectification of...
  • Railway Budget 2015: Prabhu declares all-India helpline numbers for train passengers February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Two three-digit all-India helpline numbers for passengers have been announced by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in the 2015-16 Railway Budget. For any travel related discomfort, medical emergency or catering complaint one can call on 138. Prabhu also announced that 182 will be the toll number for all security related...
  • Starting May 3, you will be able to change your mobile service provider across India February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Mobile subscribers from May 3 will be able to port their numbers anywhere in the country while changing service providers, as telecom regulator Trai has amended the regulation on it. Mobile Number Portability (MNP) currently allows consumers to change their service provider while retaining the same number only within...
  • Kejriwal government's anti-corruption helpline number 011-27357169 reactivated February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has reactivated the anti-corruption helpline number for people to lodge complaints if they are harassed for bribes. The anti corruption helpline number 011-27357169 will be operational from now on wards. Kejriwal said that helpline number will guide and suggest ways to complainants on how to...
  • TRAI issues draft rules for full mobile number portability January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI has issued draft regulations to facilitate full mobile number portability which is set to start from May 3. The full or nationwide mobile number portability (MNP) will allow consumers to change service provider in any part of the country while retaining their existing number. At present, mobile...
  • Centre lowers upper age limit, reduces number of attempts for UPSC civil services aspirants November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday lowered the upper age limit for Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants. According to a government notification, the upper age limit for general category will be 26, down from 30, for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) 28 from 33 and for Scheduled Caste...
  • UIDAI says 70 crore residents have Aadhaar numbers October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has issued 70 crore Aadhaar numbers to residents across the country as of now. Nine states, including Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, have crossed 90 per cent Aadhaar coverage, while 16 states have over 70 per cent coverage, a press...
  • Full mobile number portability by March 31 October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Mobile phone users will soon be able to change their telecom operators and retain their numbers even if they are relocating to areas outside the service providers' operations. At present, mobile subscribers have restricted facility of changing their telcos while retaining their number within same service area using mobile...
  • Nationwide mobile number portability to be implemented by March 31 October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Mobile phone users will soon be able to change their telecom operators and retain their numbers even if they are relocating to areas outside the service providers' operations. At present, mobile subscribers have restricted facility of changing their telcos while retaining their number within same service area using mobile...
  • J&K floods: Helpline numbers for assistance September 8, 2014

    In the wake of heavy rainfall that flooded Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities have set up helpline numbers. Here is the list of how you can provide help to the ones struck by this tragedy. Helpline numbers: Flood Control Room No : New Delhi J&K House: (011)24611210 and 24611108 Srinagar: 01942452138 Jammu: 01912560401 Home Ministry...
  • AIIMS revamps OPD appointment system September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: People who wish to avail medical services at Out Patient Department (OPD) in AIIMS will now be able to book appointment of doctors online or through mobile phones. The new system known as 'IVR Based appointment system' makes it possible to book an appointment without human interaction from...
  • Watch: A robot with every room is what a New California hotel promises August 17, 2014

    A nice pool, a great bar and a robot with every room is what a New California hotel is promising it's visitors. A robot has been programmed with room numbers and they move around the hotel for service. ...
  • Motorola shipped Moto G phones to India with unregistered IMEI numbers resulting in activation issues June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: There have been a number of complaints about activation issues with some Moto G phones sold in India via Flipkart. Motorola has now disclosed the reason behind the issue. According to the company, they have "uncovered an activation problem with some Moto G devices sold in India as...
  • Mobile number portability touches 100 million mark: TRAI May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The number of subscribers who have availed mobile number portability (MNP) has reached the 100 millionmark, data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said. MNP was introduced on Jan 20, 2011 in the country allowing mobile phone users to retain their mobile number even when moving...
  • I did the item song in 'Gabbar' for a friend: Kareena Kapoor April 3, 2014

    Mumbai: 'Fevicol', the number she performed with Salman Khan in 'Dabangg 2', was meant to be her career's last item song, but Kareena Kapoor has broken her no-item-song policy for the sake of friendship. When her close friend Shabina Khan asked her to do an item song in 'Gabbar', which stars...
  • A puzzle that will have you tearing hair. Can you figure out this guy's rule? February 26, 2014

    How do you investigate hypotheses? Do you seek to confirm your theory - looking for white swans? Or do you try to find black swans? The man asking the question in this video was startled at how hard it was for people to investigate number sets that didn't follow their...
  • IT dept makes original documents mandatory PAN allotment January 24, 2014

    Applicants for Permanent Account Numbers (PAN) will have to produce original documents of proof of identity, address and date of birth for verification at the time of applying. "The procedure for PAN allotment process will undergo a change with effect from February 3, 2014," the finance ministry said in a statement. Copies...
  • AAP claims Delhi antigraft helpline a big hit, experts not satisfied January 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after announcing an antigraft helpline, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that his initiative has been a big success. The AAP leader said that as many as 3,200 calls were received in just three hours after the helpline number was announced. The helpline even promises to assist...
  • Delhi: Kejriwal government releases anticorruption helpline number January 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has launched an anticorruption helpline number for people to lodge complaints if they are harassed for bribes. The anti corruption helpline number 01127357169 will be operational from 8am to 10pm daily. Kejriwal said that helpline number will guide and suggest ways to complainants...
  • A birthday playlist of Mohammad Rafi's party numbers December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: India's legendary singer Mohammad Rafi, who has inspired music enthusiasts for decades, kicked off his singing career by crooning the notes that a 'fakir' (Muslim saint) sung in his village. Born on December 24, 1924, Rafi not only sang classical numbers, but also patriotic and romantic songs. But...
  • SC notice to RBI, EC, Centre on PIL to delink subsidised LPG from UID November 19, 2013

    New Delhi: In a blow to the government's pet Aadhar card scheme, the Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Election Commission and the central government asking that services like the subsidised gas cylinder be delinked from the Aadhar card. A public interest...
  • Betsy Woodman's simple writing makes the reader love the book November 12, 2013

    I had read Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes, the first book by the author of the Jana Bibi's Adventure series and it was an impressing piece of work. I have been telling this to a lot of people lately that Betsy Woodman's writing has a certain sense of calmness which leaves...
  • Item numbers will not save India: Hema Malini October 27, 2013

    Agra: Veteran actress Hema Malini, who has also mesmerised many with her classical dance performances on stage, believes that item dance songs will not save India or its culture. "Nritya was my puja. To save our culture we will need to return to classical dance forms and music. Item numbers will...