OPERATIONS

  • Biometric testing requisite for British tourists wanting to travel to India 2 days ago

    London: British tourists wanting to travel to India will now have to turn up at an application centre and be fingerprinted in order to get a visa. The process will start from mid-March and is causing significant concern to travel agencies who offer holidays to India. Diana Syrett's agency "Kerala...
  • Rail Budget 2015: 'Operation Five Minutes', 'hot-buttons', coin vending machines new features 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has said that the Railways is introducing 'Operation Five Minutes' to ensure that a passenger travelling unreserved can purchase a ticket within five minutes. Presenting the Railway Budget in Parliament on Thursday the Minister said the government is directing its efforts to make travel on...
  • Live telecast of anti-terror operations should be prohibited: Home Ministry February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking a step forward to ban live coverage of terror-related operations by television channels, the Home Ministry has said that 'anti-terror operations' should be prohibited from telecasting. Home Ministry stated its position on the matter after the Information and Broadcasting Ministry sought definition of terms 'anti-terror operations' and 'counter-terror...
  • Microsoft's Windows 10 will have biometric authentication feature February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft has announced that its upcoming Windows 10 will have biometric feature, enabling users to access their devices without entering passwords. The software giant said that the OS will support the next version of the Fast Identification Online (FIDO) spec, which will allow devices to work with third-party biometric...
  • Airtel, Vodafone and two others apply for spectrum auction February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Four telecom operators Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Uninor and Aircel have submitted applications for participating in the upcoming spectrum auction, scheduled to start from March 4. Monday is the last day to submit the applications. Most of the spectrum being put up for the auction is presently held by Airtel,...
  • 'Apple's iOS mobile platform dominates in enterprise segment' February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple's iOS mobile platform dominates the enterprise segment with about 64 per cent share worldwide in 2014, followed by Android with 27 per cent and Windows at 9 per cent, a report by virtualisation solutions firm Citrix said today. "iOS remains the dominant mobile platform in the enterprise at...
  • Vodafone India appoints Naveen Chopra as COO February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Vodafone India today announced the appointment of Naveen Chopra as Chief Operating Officer with effect from April 1, 2015. Chopra, currently Director - Vodafone Business Services (VBS), will succeed Sunil Sood, who will be the MD and CEO of the company effective April 1. Vodafone had earlier said that Sood...
  • Hyderabad Police rescues 200 child labourers, arrests local wrestler January 24, 2015

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police on Saturday rescued 200 child labourers in an early morning raid. The children are reportedly from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and had been brought to Hyderabad to work as labourers in small scale units making bangles and slippers. They were reportedly under the custody of a local...
  • Windows 10: Microsoft to show off more features of the next version of Windows January 21, 2015

    Redmond: Microsoft will use an event on Wednesday to offer a wider glimpse of the next version of Windows. The company is planning to show off new features of its flagship operating system - and possibly an improved Internet browser and more uses for Microsoft's voice-controlled digital assistant, Cortana. Executives will...
  • Hyderabad: Police launch 'Operation Smile' to reunite runaway or kidnapped children, parent January 19, 2015

    The Hyderabad police have launched a month-long campaign called 'Operation Smile' to help reunite runaway or kidnapped children with their parents. In its first week the team rescued 31 children out of which 12 have been reunited with their families. ...
  • Live TV coverage of anti-terror operations may be banned December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Live coverage of anti-terror operations by television channels is likely to be banned soon as the Home Ministry has asked the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to amend the rules to stop such telecast. Citing the unpleasant experience during 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks when news channels broadcast NSG operations...
  • Search for missing AirAsia plane expands December 30, 2014

    Search for the AirAsia plane that went missing with 162 people on board has expanded with many countries including China, US and Australia lending their hand in looking for the missing aircraft. ...
  • Search for missing AirAsia plane enters third day December 30, 2014

    Singapore: The multinational search for the missing AirAsia flight on Tuesday entered into third day after a futile day-long scanning of the Java Sea where the Airbus 320-200 is believed to have gone down with 162 passengers and crew. About 30 ships and 15 aircraft continue searching for the missing AirAsia...
  • Cash-strapped SpiceJet resumes normal operations December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The operations of the budget carrier SpiceJet, which were hit severely last week due to the non-payment of dues to the oil companies and regulatory issues, returned to normal on Saturday with the airline operating 124 flights till Saturday afternoon. "Today's operations: SpiceJet as of 3:15 PM operated 124...
  • Cash-strapped SpiceJet resumes operations December 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The cash-strapped airline SpiceJet resumed operations on Wednesday after facing passengers' anger for mass cancellation of flights over non-payment of fuel dues. SpiceJet Chief Operating Officer Sanjiv Kapoor has said that the flights will resume operations by Wednesday evening. "Flights scheduled to depart on or after 4 PM today...
  • West Asia tour operators cautious of giving visas after Kalyan youth join Islamic State December 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Ever since the arrest of Areeb Majeed, who along with three of his friends from Kalyan near Mumbai in Maharashtra allegedly joined the Islamic State in Iraq while on a pilgrimage, tour operators in Mumbai have become very cautious. Visas for Ziyarat in Baghdad has never been difficult to...
  • Chennai cab operators told to do background check on all drivers December 11, 2014

    Chennai police have also begun a verification process of taxi operators and have asked cab companies to maintain a database of drivers and to conduct background checks. ...
  • Philippines: Manila braces for storm, as Hagupit leaves 27 dead December 9, 2014

    Dolores: Typhoon Hagupit weakened to a tropical storm as it churned close to the Philippine capital on Monday, after killing 27 people on the eastern island of Samar island where it flattened homes, toppled trees and cut power and communications. Manila shut down as Hagupit, which means "lash" in Filipino, took...
  • Gurdaspur botched-up surgeries: Is our public healthcare system letting down the people who need it the most? December 5, 2014

    A free cataract surgery camp organized in Punjab's Gurdaspur went horribly wrong after it left 16 people blind. The Punjab government has registered cases against the doctor and the charitable institute that organised the camp. ...
  • Chhattisgarh: 13 CRPF personnel killed by Naxals in yet another offensive in Chintagufa December 1, 2014

    In yet another attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Monday, the Naxals killed 13 CRPF personnel who were stationed at Chintagufa in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh for an ongoing anti-Naxal operation. ...
  • Chhattisgarh: 13 CRPF personnel killed by Naxals in yet another offensive, this time in Chintagufa December 1, 2014

    Chintagufa: In yet another attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Monday, the Naxals killed 13 CRPF personnel who were stationed at Chintagufa in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh for an ongoing anti-Naxal operation. "The encounter that took place around 10-11 km south of Chintagufa in Sukma district left a Deputy...
  • Vodafone, Airtel fined the most for tariff and MNP rules violation November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Vodafone has been fined the most for tariff rule violations till date, while Bharti Airtel has been penalised the maximum amount for breaching mobile number portability norms. Country's second largest telecom operator Vodafone has been penalised over Rs 6 lakhs for charging customers on new tariff without...
  • Window washers rescued after dangling at NYC's World Trade Center November 13, 2014

    New York: Two window washers trapped on a broken platform outside the 69th floor of New York's One World Trade Center scrambled to safety through a hole cut in the glass on Wednesday after dangling for two hours alongside the city's tallest skyscraper. Rescuers pulled the men from an oblong, open-topped...
  • Europe makes space history as Philae probe lands on comet November 12, 2014

    Berlin/Frankfurt: The European Space Agency (ESA) landed a probe on a comet on Wednesday, a first in space exploration and the climax of a decade-long mission to get samples from what are the remnants of the birth of Earth's solar system. The box-shaped 100-kg (220-pound) lander, named Philae, touched down on...
  • Government to revive 23 district co-operative banks, to infuse Rs 2,375 crore November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Wednesday decided to infuse Rs 2,375.42 crore to revive 23 District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) in four states which were on the verge of closure. Of the total amount, state government would contribute Rs 1,464.59 crore, Centre Rs 673.29 crore and NABARD Rs 237.54 crore, said a...
  • Indore government hospital launches Rs 55 lakh anti-rodent drive November 3, 2014

    Indore: The government-run MY Hospital is spending lakhs of rupees for quite a different kind of 'operation', one that would rid its premises of the menace of rodents. To prevent patients from contracting rodent-borne infections and provide a hygienic and clean ambiance, a month- long drive has been launched at a...
  • Operation against terrorists to continue, vows Nawaz Sharif November 3, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that military operations against terrorists would continue till their complete elimination, a media report said on Monday. Nawaz Sharif condemned Sunday's Wagah suicide bombing. There were conflicting reports on the blast toll. Some media reports said that the toll was 59, while others put the...
  • K K Sharma takes over as Director Operations of NTPC November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: State-owned power producer NTPC said that K K Sharma has taken charge as Director (Operations) of the company. A Mechanical Engineer and MBA in Finance, Sharma's career spans over 39 years with contribution in the areas of Mega- Budget Thermal, Hydro Power and Coal Mining Projects as a...
  • Pune: 7-storey building collapses, 1 person feared trapped October 31, 2014

    Pune: A 7-storey residential building collapsed in Narhe Ambegaon in Pune. Eight families were residing in the building which is close to the Mumbai-Pune highway. Three people including a child are likely to be trapped in the debris. Rescue operations are on. Fire brigade, ambulances and police teams are at the...