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  • Delhi fire department gets 293 calls on Diwali 14 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi Fire Services (DFS) received 293 calls the highest in the past five years on Diwali on Thursday, an official said on Friday. "This is the highest figure in the past five years. On Diwali, from midnight till 7am October 24, we received 293 calls of fire...
  • West Bengal: Government hospitals to provide free services to all patients, says CM Mamata Banerjee 2 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that all patients will be entitled to receive free treatment, free diagnostics and free surgery in all government hospitals and health centres across the state. "Henceforth, all patients will receive free treatment, free diagnostics and free surgery in all government hospitals...
  • Where all you can use Apple Pay 3 days ago

    More than 2,00,000 payment locations in the US are equipped to accept so-called contactless payments, including Apple Pay. Smaller merchants tend to be among the several millions that don't have the required equipment yet. Apple said it has worked with several retailers to make sure most of their stores, if not...
  • Yahoo in talks to buy ad service BrightRoll: Report 3 days ago

    Bangalore: Online search and advertising company Yahoo is in talks to buy digital video advertising service provider BrightRoll for around $700 million, tech blog TechCrunch reported. Term sheets have been signed and the price, if the deal is completed, looks likely to be in the region of $700 million-$725 million, the...
  • Biggest strike in years cripples German rail service 6 days ago

    Berlin: German rail travellers were hit on Saturday by delays and disruptions on one of autumn's busiest travel weekends as the train drivers' union began one of its largest strikes in recent years. Only about a third of traffic on major lines was running, the Deutsche Bahn said in a statement,...
  • Image-sharing service Twitpic to shut down on October 25 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The photo-sharing service Twitpic will be finally shutting down on October 25, according to a blog post by startup founder Noah Everett. The post reads as: "It's with a heavy heart that I announce again that Twitpic will be shutting down on October 25th. We worked through a...
  • All 10 seasons of 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' coming to Netflix; to be available starting January 1, 2015 1 week ago

    Los Angeles: "Friends" may have wrapped up ten years ago, but Ross, Chandler, Monica, Rachel, Phoebe and Joey will appear on Netflix beginning in January, Warner Bros. TV and the online Internet-streaming service said on Wednesday. All 236 episodes of the popular NBC 10-season series, one of the most-watched US shows...
  • Revamped bus service in Kolkata on anvil October 17, 2014

    Kolkata: The metropolis will soon have a revamped bus service system in place with the Calcutta State Transport Corporation planning to introduce more buses and route realignment. The plan involves putting more buses on roads in addition to a fleet of AC and non-AC Volvo, Ashok Leyland buses already introduced,...
  • Over 16,000 candidates qualify civil services prelims exam October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 16,000 candidates have qualified civil services preliminary examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, the results of which were declared on Tuesday in a record 50-day time. As many as by 4,52,334 candidates appeared for the examination on August 24. "Of these, 16,933 candidates have qualified...
  • UPSC asked to withdraw proforma which demands photographs showing disability from applicants October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In an interim reprieve for the differently abled Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants, the Court of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disability has directed the commission to withdraw its proforma in which applicants had to provide photographs showing their disability as a proof. The order has been issued...
  • Container shipping service to Myanmar flagged off October 4, 2014

    Krishnapatnam: The Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) has launched its direct container shipping service between India and Myanmar and it plans to commence soon vessels to Thailand and Vietnam in line with the government's look east policy. The fortnightly service was flagged off at Krishnapatnam Port, one of the fastest growing...
  • US Secret Service chief quits over security breaches October 3, 2014

    Washington: The US Secret Service director resigned, paying the price for a string of security lapses by the elite presidential protection branch, including one in which an armed intruder ran into the White House. Julia Pierson stepped down yesterday a day after enduring a withering public grilling by lawmakers, who pronounced...
  • Pay by phone or just keep using plastic? Here's everything you need to know October 2, 2014

    New York: PayPal, Apple and others are betting on billions in mobile payments. But so far, trying to use my phone to pay at restaurants and retailers has been frustrating. It's easier just to pull out my plastic credit card than to figure out which card works with which app and...
  • Google to launch new music streaming service in coming weeks September 30, 2014

    San Francisco: Google is planning new and revamped streaming-music services in coming weeks, searching for a way to stand out in an increasingly crowded field of rivals from Apple and Amazon.com to Spotify. Nailing music is one way for Google to raise chances of continued success as people spend more time...
  • Instagram reportedly blocked in China amid Hong Kong protests September 29, 2014

    New York: Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service owned by Facebook, has been blocked in China, according to numerous reports, including from Hong Kong-based reporters with the New York Times. The company did not immediately return requests for confirmation. The reports came amid pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, where many have posted photos...
  • Awareness campaign held to mark 'World Rabies Day' in Jamshedpur September 28, 2014

    Jamshedpur: Jamshedpur Utility and Services Company (JUSCO) and Association for Prevention and Control of Rabies in India (APCRI) launched an awareness campaign to mark the 'World Rabies Day' on Sunday. Over 200 students and teachers from Jusco Shool, along with officials of JUSCO and APCRI. Have taken part in the...
  • MasterCard aims to replace cash with e-payments September 25, 2014

    Singapore: Financial service provider MasterCard is focused on finding new ways to replace cash with electronic ways of paying using innovation, the company's CEO has said. "MasterCard is focused on finding ways for people to interact in simple, smart ways with the ecosystem to be able to replace cash with electronic...
  • Barack Obama exudes confidence in Secret Service to protect the First Family September 23, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has exuded confidence in the ability of the Secret Service to protect the First Family in the wake of two intrusions at the White House that raised concern over its security. "The Secret Service does a great job, and I'm grateful for the sacrifices that...
  • Change India: What are the reforms for financial services sector? September 21, 2014

    In this episode of 'Change India', CNBC TV18's Latha Venkatesh discusses the set of reforms that are need for the financial services sector with panel of experts. ...
  • HC asks Gujarat not to collect duty on telecom customers forms September 21, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has asked the state government not to collect stamp duty from various telecom service providers including Tata TeleServices, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communications on customers' application forms. Justice CL Soni of the Gujarat High Court directed the Gujarat government not to collect stamp duty on customers'...
  • Soon order food of your choice through SMS onboard train September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Soon you can order meals of your taste through SMS while travelling on a train as Railways is launching a mobile phonebased service in a move to offer multiple catering options to passengers. The SMSbased service, part of the ecatering service, will be launched on September 25 in a...
  • China shuts around 1.8 million accounts in pornography crackdown: Report September 20, 2014

    Beijing: China's Cyperspace Administration has closed nearly 1.8 million accounts on social networking and instant messaging services since it launched its antipornography campaign in April, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday. The campaign has been focused on shutting down websites showing pornography and services used to solicit prostitution. Most of the...
  • Man jumps over fence at White House, sparks evacuation September 20, 2014

    Washington: Much of the White House was evacuated on Friday after someone jumped over the fence and ran toward the executive mansion, minutes after President Barack Obama had departed. Video from the scene showed a man making it most of the way across the North Lawn and approaching the main entrance...
  • PM Modi gives approval for introducing Goods and Services Tax reform September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the approval for going ahead with the biggest tax reform initiative the Goods and Services Tax. The government will now try to introduce the Constitutional Bill for GST in the Winter Session of Parliament. The government has decided to make a...
  • J&K: Army provides medical aid to over 53,000 flood victims September 15, 2014

    Jammu: Army has treated 53,082 flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir, where 80 medical teams of the Armed Forces Medical Services are already operating in full swing. So far 2.26 lakh people have been rescued from floodhit Jammu and Kashmir and the armed forces have till now treated at least...
  • J&K floods: Government working to restore phone connectivity in the state September 14, 2014

    Jammu: With flood water now receding, the government is trying to restore affected telecom services in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar earlier announced that people in Jammu & Kashmir can talk for free for a week on BSNL network, while other mobile...
  • Delhi hospital sends relief to Jammu and Kashmir September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi has sent emergency relief supplies to floodravaged regions of Jammu and Kashmir to help it overcome the acute shortage of medicines and blankets. "The director general of health services, Srinagar apprised the hospital management (Sir Ganga Ram) that most of the hospitals in...
  • Barack Obama asks Americans to devote themselves to social service September 13, 2014

    Washington: Giving a clarion call to his countrymen to devote themselves to voluntary social service, US President Barack Obama said he would not be in the position he is now if it was not for service to others. "I would not be standing here if it were not for service...
  • Wild fire in Spain forces 1,500 to evacuate to safety September 13, 2014

    Madrid: Around 1,500 people have been evacuated from their homes as the result of a wild fire which has affected part of the Montgo national park, close to the coastal town of Javea in the province of Alicante. Those who have been evacuated are being housed in the local sports hall,...
  • J&K: Train services to Vaishno Devi base camp resume September 10, 2014

    Jammu: Train services have been resumed to the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi cave shrine, where the old holy cave has been reopened for 'darhsan'. "Train services to Katra, the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, have been resumed. All the trains are now running smoothly," Divisional Traffic Manager...