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  • Ranji Trophy Group C, Round 2: Andhra close in on win against Kerala on Day 3 2 days ago

    Andhra raised hopes of an outright win after staging a fightback by ending Kerala's second innings at 129 in their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match. By stumps on the third and penultimate day at Dr PVG Raju ACA Sports Complex, Andhra cruised to 55 for no loss in just eight...
  • China industrial activity shrinks in December, calls grow for more stimulus 2 days ago

    Beijing: Activity in China's factory sector contracted in December for the first time in seven months, the latest in a string of weak economic indicators that will intensify calls for more stimulus measures to head off a hard landing. The flash HSBC/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index(PMI) fell to 49.5 in December...
  • Google launches Hindi advertising service 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Online search giant Google has launched Hindi ads on its display network to allow advertisers reach out to 500 million Hindi speakers across the world. The move is part of Google's effort to stimulate the growth of Indic languages and extend support to more languages around the world, Google...
  • Paris taxis block highway to urge ban on Uber 3 days ago

    Paris: Taxi drivers are blocking some roads around Paris and its airports to urge the French government to ban ride-hailing service Uber. The demonstration on Monday comes as France's Interior Ministry says UberPop, the company's low-cost service, will be outlawed as of January 1, when a new law tightens regulations for...
  • Youtube now lets Indian users watch videos offline 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Video sharing website Youtube launched an offline viewing service to help users download videos they can watch later, to overcome handicaps posed by low bandwidth and high costs of data plans. Under the service, which went live in India, Indonesia and the Philippines on Thursday, a user can click on...
  • States oppose Centre's revised Goods and Service Tax draft 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In a huge blow to Centre's plans to build a consensus on the Goods and Services Tax, states have opposed the Centre's revised GST draft. The government was hoping to get the legislation passed in the winter session of Parliament. The government was maintaining that broad agreement had...
  • Ranji Trophy Group C, Round 1: Himachal humble Services; Hyderabad held to a draw against Andhra December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh bowlers backed their batsmen's efforts to humble Services by an innings and 29 runs and bag a bonus point in the Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match, here on Wednesday. After posting a mammoth 479 in their only innings in the four-day encounter, Himachal shot Services out...
  • Women's rights body calls for regulating app-based cab service December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A women's rights body has called for regulating operations of mobile application-based taxi services in the country in the wake of alleged rape of a 27-year-old finance executive by a Uber cab driver. "This incident not only reminds us of the harrowing Nirbhaya case but also tells us clearly...
  • Radio cabs in Kolkata under police radar December 9, 2014

    Kolkata: The Kolkata Police have begun scrutinising safety measures being offered by cab services operating in the city, following the alleged rape of a woman executive by an Uber taxi driver in New Delhi, a senior traffic official said on Tuesday. The Kolkata Police are identifying and scrutinising safety measures put...
  • Ranji Trophy Group C, Round 1: Teja bails Hyderabad out of trouble, Himachal Pradesh on top against Services on Day 1 December 7, 2014

    Skipper Dwarka Ravi Teja missed out on a well-deserved ton as Hyderabad reached 281 for six against Andhra on the opening day of the group C Ranji Trophy match on Sunday. Ravi Teja played 167 balls to hit 13 boundaries before he was castled by right-arm swing bowler Bandaru Ayyappa. The...
  • Online marketplace AskMeBazaar plans to sell plumbing, carpentry and other home services December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Online marketplace askmeBazaar.com is looking to launch 'Services' category within a year on its site that would provide customers an option to buy various facilities including plumbing, painting and carpentry under a single platform. "I want to sell everything from forging equipments, aircrafts to nuts and bolts on askmeBazaar.com....
  • BSNL launches a new mobile security app that lets users track location of lost phones, remotely lock devices and erase data November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: State-run telecom operator BSNL launched mobile security value added service that will allow its customers to track location of their lost mobile phones, remotely lock the device and erase data, among others. BSNL is offering the solution, mSecure, in association with Beyond Evolution. "Through Msecure solution user can remotely manage...
  • Calcutta HC appoints special officers to decide proposed BJP rally in Kolkata on Sunday November 28, 2014

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High court has appointed two special officers from the Kolkata municipal corporation and from the West Bengal fire services department to take the final call on Saturday about the compliance norms for the proposed BJP rally by its national president Amit Shah on Sunday. The special officers...
  • Passengers term journey in newly-launched Pashupathi Express bus service a historical travel November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Pashupathi Express bus service that was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala at Kathmandu on Tuesday, arrived in New Delhi. The bus service was inaugurated while Modi was in Nepal to attend the 18th SAARC summit. The Delhi Transport Corporation bus...
  • Modi flags off Kathmandu-New Delhi bus service November 25, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Kathmandu-New Delhi bus service as he began his two-day Nepal visit on Monday. Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala flagged off the bus service on Monday evening in Kathmandu. Before the flagging off, both the Prime Ministers hopped into the bus which was decorated with...
  • Modi, Nepalese PM to inaugurate Delhi-Kathmandu bus service November 25, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala will inaugurate Delhi-Kathmandu bus service, a new initiative by the two countries. In the past there have been private operators who have been operating these bus services between India and Kathmandu but for the first time it is happening...
  • Modi reaches Kathmandu for SAARC summit, to hold bilateral talks with Nepalese PM November 25, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached Kathmandu to attend the two-day SAARC summit. Leaders from eight South Asian countries will attend the 18th SAARC summit which will begin on Wednesday. Modi has a jam-packed schedule as he will be flagging off the Kathmandu-New Delhi bus service. He will...
  • Hectic preparations underway for SAARC summit, PM Modi to reach Kathmandu by afternoon November 25, 2014

    Kathmandu: Hectic preparations are underway for the 18th SAARC summit in Nepal. Leaders from eight South Asian countries will attend the two-day event which will begin on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach Kathmandu on Tuesday afternoon. India is set to pitch for greater regional connectivity, people-to-people contact, and...
  • Nitin Gadkari to flag off Delhi-Kathmandu-Delhi bus service on Tuesday November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari will flag off Delhi-Kathmandu-Delhi bus service on Tuesday. "Minister of Road Transport, Highways & Shipping Nitin Gadkari will flag off Delhi-Kathmandu-Delhi bus service on Tuesday from DTC Bus Terminal at Ambedkar Stadium," an official statement said. Earlier, the Cabinet approved...
  • Twitter chairman Jack Dorsey launches Square Register, a global cash register service November 23, 2014

    London: Twitter's co-founder outlined plans to make cash registers a thing of the past on Thursday as he held a global launch for new software that he said would help small businesses grow. Jack Dorsey, who is chairman of Twitter and chief executive of the mobile payments company Square, said the...
  • Amazon plans to release a new ad-supported video streaming service: Report November 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Online retailer Amazon.com will release a new ad-supported video streaming service early next year, the New York Post reported, citing sources. The service will be separate from the company's $99-a-year Prime membership, which includes a video service, the Post reported. The Post did not say if the new service would be...
  • Apple to offer Beats music service in iPhones, iPads: Report November 20, 2014

    Bangalore: Apple will bundle the subscription music service it bought from Beats into its iOS operating system early next year, the Financial Times reported. The inclusion of the paid-for Beats service in an iOS software update, which would instantly make it available on millions of iPhones and iPads, could happen as...
  • Five dead after Western New York gets year's worth of snow in four days November 19, 2014

    New York: An autumn blizzard dumped a year's worth of snow in three days on Western New York state, where five people died and residents, some stranded overnight in cars, braced for another pummeling expected later on Wednesday. Winter-hardy Buffalo and the surrounding area was pummeled by the storm that dumped...
  • Microsoft cloud service suffers outage, MSN web portal unavailable November 19, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft's Azure cloud-computing service, which hosts websites and lets customers store and manage data remotely, suffered serious outages on Tuesday taking its popular MSN web portal offline. According to Microsoft's Azure status page, the problems started around 5pm Pacific time and have still not been fully solved. "We are experiencing...
  • Refusal of deputation to debar babus from foreign jobs: Centre November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The refusal of IAS officers to come on central deputation will debar them from foreign postings, the Centre has said. The move comes after it was noticed that many state governments and cadre controlling authorities were withdrawing the names of proposed IAS officers when their cases were being...
  • 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...
  • Goods and Services Tax bill to be tabled in winter session November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Showing clear intent in reforming India's indirect tax regime within a time frame, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Monday said the government would bring in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in the upcoming winter session of parliament. The finance minister made the announcement at the Citi Bank Investor...
  • Free WiFi service starts in Delhi's Connaught Place November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In consonance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Digital India' project, the New Delhi Municipal Council today launched WiFi services in Connaught Place, the business hub of the capital. Delhiites visiting the Connaught Place market will now be able to avail WiFi services which were launched by New Delhi MP...
  • Vijay Hazare Trophy: Delhi beat Services by 3 wickets November 14, 2014

    Dharamsala: Delhi medium-pacer Vikas Tokas picked up a four-wicket haul to help the Gautam Gambhir-led side edge past Services by three wickets in a North Zone match in the Vijay Hazare Trophy one-day tournament on Thursday. Needing 147 for victory, Delhi made heavy weather of their chase by failing to get...
  • PlayStation Vue: Sony unveils new web-based TV service November 13, 2014

    Bangalore: Sony Network Entertainment International LLC, a unit of Sony Corp of America, unveiled a new cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue, expected to be commercially launched during the first quarter of 2015. The web-based television service allows users to access live TV and on-demand content without a cable or satellite service,...