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  • Women agitated over illegal sale of liquor set shop ablaze 13-04-2014 02:21 PM

    A group of women allegedly set a shop on fire on Bhopa road in Muzaffarnagarfor illegally selling liquor, police said on Sunday. The agitated women have alleged that they had complained to the district authorities earlier but no action was taken against the shop owner, they said. The accused owner...
  • Maruti Suzuki March sales decline by 5.5 per cent 01-04-2014 12:10 PM

    Country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Tuesday reported a 5.5 per cent decline in total sales in March at 1,13,350 units as against 1,19,937 units in the same month last year. The company said its domestic sales declined by 5.2 per cent during the month to 1,02,269 units...
  • Oklahoma Girl Scout sets cookie sales record at over 18,000 boxes 25-03-2014 03:25 PM

    A nearly 30-year-old record for Girl Scout cookie sales has been crumbled by Oklahoma City scout Katie Francis, who has so far sold 18,107 boxes by asking anyone who crossed her path to buy some of the sweets. "There's three ingredients to selling cookies: There's lots of time, lots of...
  • Government sells Axis Bank stake for over $900 million: sources 21-03-2014 01:49 PM

    Mumbai: The government has raised more than $900 million by selling a 9 per cent stake in Axis Bank Ltd, two sources with direct knowledge of the development said on Friday. The government held 20.7 per cent in Axis Bank, India's third-largest private-sector bank by assets, via a trust fund...
  • Ahead of Holi, SpiceJet, IndiGo slash air fare 11-03-2014 11:17 PM

    Mumbai: Low-cost carriers SpiceJet and IndiGo on Tuesday kicked off yet another around of price war in the aviation sector - the fourth in two-and-a-half months - offering massive discounts on advance booking under 'Super Holi Sales' scheme. While SpiceJet confirmed the offer, wherein it is selling tickets as low...
  • Microsoft counts on shooter game Titanfall to boost Xbox One sales 11-03-2014 10:36 AM

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp is betting on making sci-fi combat game "Titanfall" a hit big enough to boost sales of its Xbox One videogame device, helping it catch up in terms of sales with rival Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 console. Retailers are gearing up to get in on the buzz...
  • Global smartphone growth to fall sharply in 2014, expected to decline to 6 per cent in 2018: IDC 27-02-2014 02:56 PM

    San Francisco: Growth in global smartphone shipments will fall sharply this year and keep slowing through 2018, with average prices dropping significantly as demand shifts to China and other developing countries, according to market research firm IDC. Annual growth in 2014 is expected to be 19.3 per cent and then...
  • SpiceJet slashes fares by 75 per cent 24-02-2014 02:46 PM

    In yet another bonanza to air travellers at the onset of the summer season, budget carrier SpiceJet on Monday reduced its fares by up to a whopping 75 percent under a special offer. This is the third time in the last one month that the Kalanithi Maran promoted carrier has...
  • Mexico City mulls legalising sale of marijuana 14-02-2014 07:33 AM

    Mexico city: Leftist lawmakers in Mexico City's legislature introduced a bill that would legalise the sale of marijuana within the capital, expanding on a national law that already decriminalises the possession by users of small amounts of pot throughout the country. It wasn't immediately clear how wide support was for...
  • Global smartphone shipments top one billion for first time in 2013: Report 28-01-2014 10:54 AM

    Beijing: Global smartphone shipments topped 1 billion units for first time in 2013, climbing 38.4 per cent from the previous year to 1.004 billion units, research firm IDC said. Smartphones made up 55.1 per cent of all mobile phone shipments last year from just over two-fifths in 2012, IDC said....
  • Nokia sees smartphone sales, profits plunge in Q4 23-01-2014 05:47 PM

    Helsinki: Nokia Corp. has reported a fourth-quarter net loss of 25 million euros ($34 million) as the struggling company saw sales smartphone sales plunge 29 per cent. Nokia says that the devices and services unit, which it is selling to Microsoft Corp., saw sales fall to 2.6 billion euros in...
  • Delhi: Veerappa Moily to launch sale of 5-kg gas cylinders at petrol pumps tomorrow 20-01-2014 04:40 PM

    Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday will launch sale of 5-kg cooking gas (LPG) cylinders at petrol pumps in the national capital. The scheme to sell market priced 5-kg cooking gas cylinders was launched at all over the country except for Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in view...
  • 10 per cent IOC stake to be sold to ONGC, OIL 17-01-2014 08:10 AM

    New Delhi: In the first disinvestment through block deal this fiscal, a ministerial panel on Thursday approved selling 10 per cent government stake in Indian Oil Corp (IOC) to ONGC and OIL to rake in Rs 4,800-5,000 crore. With Oil Ministry continuing to be opposed to selling IOC shares on...
  • Microsoft says it sold 3 million Xbox One units in 2013 07-01-2014 10:10 AM

    New York: Microsoft says it has sold more than 3 million units of the Xbox One, the video game console it launched on November 22, 2013. That means Microsoft Corp. sold 1 million of the consoles between December 11 and the end of the year. Sony has not disclosed year-end...
  • China's Xiaomi says to more than double smartphone sales in 2014 04-01-2014 12:24 PM

    Beijing: Chinese budget smartphone maker Xiaomi plans to sell 40 million handsets in 2014, more than double the number it sold in 2013, its chairman said on Thursday, reinforcing the company's ambitions to outsell more expensive offerings from Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. Lei Jun, who is also...
  • 3 cops take bribe to allow liquor sale, arrested 04-01-2014 08:47 AM

    Three police officers were arrested in Rajasthan on Friday on charges of taking bribes to allow sale of liquor, officials said. The state police's anti-corruption bureau (ACB) caught the three officers -- Deputy Superintendent of Police Manish Sharma, Inspector Dhoolji Meena and police outpost in-charge Prabhu Lal -- taking bribes...
  • 'Jhadu' for sale online after AAP's sweeping success 02-01-2014 06:14 PM

    Once a humble household cleaning tool, the 'Jhadu' gained star status after Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP's) rise to power and now it is set to make its online debut with e-Commerce firm Tradus selling it on its website. Tradus.com, a location-based online marketplace, will sell 'jhadu' (brooms) -- AAP's election...
  • Maruti Suzuki sales down 4.4 per cent at 90,924 units in December 01-01-2014 12:56 PM

    Country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Wednesday reported 4.4 per cent decline in its total sales at 90,924 units in December 2013 as against 95,145 units in the same month previous year. Domestic sales during the month stood at 86,613 units, up 5.5 per cent from 82,073 units in...
  • Self-driving cars to be 9 per cent of global auto sales in 2035: Study 01-01-2014 12:24 PM

    Detroit: Sales of vehicles able to drive themselves will account for about 9 per cent of global auto sales in about two decades, according to a forecast published on Tuesday by auto industry consultant IHS Automotive. The study focused on autonomous cars, which can drive with "no attention needed by...
  • Blackberry reports $4.4 billion loss in third quarter 21-12-2013 03:22 PM

    Washington: Struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry today posted a whopping USD 4.4 billion loss in the third quarter ended November 30, hit hard by poor response to its mobile devices. The company, which last month scrapped a plan to sell itself, had posted a profit in the same period a...
  • Apple starts taking orders for its all-new Mac Pro 19-12-2013 03:50 PM

    New Delhi: Apple announced the all-new Mac Pro will be available to order starting December 19. The all-new Mac Pro features the latest Intel Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage and ultra-fast ECC memory. The Mac Pro, long considered a work horse among graphics and film professionals, is...
  • HTC names CFO Chialin Chang as head of sales 16-12-2013 04:37 PM

    Taipei: Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp has named current CFO Chialin Chang as global head of sales, according to a statement released by the company on Monday. The announcement comes amid waning fortunes for the once-dominant phone maker. In the most recent quarter, HTC posted its first-ever quarterly loss, while...
  • Large-screen smartphones eating into tablet sales 05-12-2013 12:15 PM

    New Delhi: As increasing number of consumers are opting for smartphones with large screens, research firm IDC has revised its global tablet shipments downwards by over 6 million units to 221.3 million this year. Earlier, it had projected worldwide tablet shipments to touch 227.4 million units in 2013 from about...
  • Acid attacks: SC tells states to regulate acid sales by March 31, 2014 03-12-2013 12:28 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked all states to come out with a notification regulating the sale of acid by March 31, 2014. The court has said that every time there is a case of an acid attack, a parallel inquiry should be conducted by the SDM to find...
  • Maruti sales down 10.7 per cent in November 02-12-2013 01:21 PM

    New Delhi: The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Monday reported 10.7 per cent decline in its total sales at 92,140 units in November as against 1,03,200 units in the same month in 2012. Domestic sales during the month stood at 85,510 units, down 5.9 per cent from 90,882...
  • Removing DRM increases music sales by 10 per cent 02-12-2013 07:01 AM

    New Delhi: DRM (Digital Rights Management), the controversial technology used to prevent copying and sharing of digital content, has also been criticised for not doing much good for the companies whose bottomlines it was meant to protect. Now a new study further reestablishes the belief. According to a study by...
  • Feature phone sales fall for the first time in India: Report 20-11-2013 01:03 PM

    New Delhi: Sales of feature phones, which drove mobile phone adoption in India, fell for the first time by 0.8 per cent to 51.8 million units in July-September 2013 as smartphones continue to capture consumer interest. Mobile handset shipments grew 10.9 per cent to 62.9 million units during July-September 2013...
  • Galaxy Gear smartwatch sales hit 800,000 in two months, says Samsung 19-11-2013 04:49 PM

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co said on Tuesday its Galaxy Gear has become the world's most popular smartwatch with sales reaching 800,000 since its debut two months ago, defying some market concerns the accessory would fail due to a lack of compelling features. The South Korean firm said Gear sales have...
  • Delhi: Man throws acid on teenage girls for declining his marriage proposal 18-11-2013 08:21 AM

    New Delhi: A man threw acid on two teenage girls in broad daylight on Sunday in Begumpur area of West Delhi. The girls were attacked with acid by a man for declining his marriage proposal. The accused threw acid on the girls while they were on way to a market,...
  • Apple iPad Mini with Retina display goes on sale; prices start at $399 13-11-2013 09:48 AM

    Cupertino: Apple began selling a new iPad Mini on Tuesday without the usual fanfare. Apple usually announces the availability date in advance, allowing loyal customers to line up at stores overnight to be among the first to buy one. This time, Apple quietly issued a news release on its immediate...