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  • Full mobile number portability by March 31 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Congress to do utmost to stand up to cyclonehit states, assures Sonia October 13, 2013

    Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, on Saturday night, said the government and her party will do everything possible to stand up to any eventuality and every emergent situation in the wake of cyclone Phailin in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Gandhi has been in constant touch with Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde,...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Coastal districts in Odisha plunged into darkness October 12, 2013

    Power was switched off in a dozen towns in coastal districts of Odisha since morning in view of Cyclone Phailin, which made landfall near Gopalpur in Ganjam district. Since the supply at most places was through overhead wires which were vulnerable, power distribution companies SouthCo, CESU and NorthCo disconnected power. "A direction...
  • Odisha: Glass, wood, asbestos sheets fly in Gopalpur after cyclone Phailin hits coast October 12, 2013

    Broken glass pieces, wood shreds and asbestos sheets flew like killer projectiles in these two adjoining cities, moments after the severe cyclone 'Phailin' slammed into Gopalpur beach. The roads in these twin cities were empty as strong wind howled across hitting closed doors and windows of the houses deserted by the...
  • Phailin impact: Rain, wind lash Srikakulam district of Andhra October 12, 2013

    Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds lashed most parts of Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts tonight as cyclone Phailin reached the neighbouring Odisha coast. According to a senior official, wind with a velocity of 200 kmph is blowing in the region, and power supply in affected areas has been shut down as...
  • Cyclone Phailin to maintain intensity till 3am, says IMD October 12, 2013

    Cyclone Phailin, which made landfall with a windspeed of 200 kmph near Gopalpur town in Odisha on Saturday night, is likely to maintain the intensity of a very severe cyclonic storm for six hours, the IMD said. Gopalpur in Ganjam district was experiencing heavy rains and the cyclone is likely to...
  • Cyclone 'Phailin': SCR sets up emergency control rooms October 12, 2013

    The South Central Railway (SCR) has activated emergency control rooms at its headquarters in Vijayawada, besides patrolling of railway tracks, among other measures, to deal with the situation arising out of the cyclonic storm 'Phailin'. The emergency cells are being manned 24X7 by senior officials from various departments to closely monitor...
  • Government asks states to handle damage to highways from cyclone 'Phailin' October 12, 2013

    Government, on Saturday, directed Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal to be prepared to handle the anticipated damage to the national highways from cyclone Phailin. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has put the NHAI officials in these states on alert. Regional Officers and Project Directors of National Highways Authority of...
  • Govt ready with choppers, aircraft, ships for cyclone rescue, says Shinde October 12, 2013

    Eighteen helicopters, 12 aircraft and two war ships have been kept ready by the government for rescue and relief operations in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh which are facing the brunt of cyclone 'Phailin'. Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said the Indian Air Force choppers and aircraft and the two navy ships are...
  • Andhra power utilities gear up to tackle cyclone 'Phailin' October 12, 2013

    Power utilities in Andhra Pradesh under the Eastern Power Distribution Company Ltd have geared up to meet any emergency arising out of cyclone 'Phailin' hitting the coastal districts of Srikakulam, West Godavari, East Godavari, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam. M Sahoo, Special Chief Secretary in the energy department of Andhra Pradesh government, today...
  • Odisha's Gopalpur, a scenic beach spot under spectre of death October 12, 2013

    On a bright autumn day, this famous beach in Odisha is a tourists' paradise as the lips feel the salt in the cool breeze from Bay of Bengal and its gentle waves splash at the feet. But on Saturday, as the sky over this village gets darker, the howling wind stronger...
  • Centre readies foodgrain supples for 'Phailin' cyclone victims October 12, 2013

    The Centre, on Saturday, said 5 lakh tonnes of foodgrains is kept ready for distribution to victims of high intensity cyclone Phailin, which is due to hit the east coast in the next few hours. "We are ready with 5 lakh tonnes of foodgrains for distribution to cycloneaffected people in Andhra...
  • Rafael Nadal reclaims world No. 1 spot October 7, 2013

    Rafael Nadal returned to the top of the ATP rankings for the first time in more than two years on Monday. It is the first time Nadal has headed the table since July 2011, replacing Novak Djokovic of Serbia, who has been dropped to second. The spaniard dominates the ATP rankings...
  • Nadal confirms return to No. 1 by reaching China Open final October 5, 2013

    Beijing: Rafael Nadal will supplant Novak Djokovic atop the rankings after advancing to the final of the China Open on Saturday when Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic retired with a back injury. The Spaniard was a break up at 42 in the opening set of their semifinal match when Berdych...