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  • Income Tax collections to fall short by Rs 9,000 crore April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Income Tax collections are expected to fall short by an estimated Rs 9,000 crore because of a huge shortfall in the overall TDS mop up in the just concluded 2014-15 fiscal. Sources said that the department has till now collected an estimated Rs 6,96,000 crore of taxes against the...
  • Windows OS could one day become open source, says Microsoft's top engineer April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: As Microsoft is celebrating its 40th anniversary today, we can't help but admire at the way the software giant has been able to establish its empire on Windows operating system that runs on many of the world's desktops, laptops, phones, and servers. Having enjoyed such a position in...
  • Government makes use of open-source software mandatory March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The Indian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has issued a new policy that mandates the use of Open Source Software (OSS) in government offices across the nation. Currently, the government offices make use of Closed Source Software (CSS) that is licensed under the exclusive legal right of the...
  • Can Google-backed open source digital assistant Sirius take on Siri, Cortana? March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: A Google-funded open source voice recognition program- Sirius- promises the possibility to take over the existing virtual assistants with better capabilities. Sirius is an open source program developed by researchers at the University of Michigan's Clarity Lab and is similar to Apple's Siri or Google's Google Now voice recognition...
  • Google mobile search now shows latest, relevant posts from news sources February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has updated its mobile search with a 'carousel' feature that shows recent posts related to any topic of search from news sources. The search feature not only gives a link to the publication, but also highlights that publication's latest stories. For example if you search for hospitals, it...
  • Watch: Red Hat presents 'Transform IT, transform your business' November 9, 2014

    President and CEO of Red Hat Jim Whitehurst said that Web 2.0 companies solved their IT related issues internally via open source instead of using expertise from third party vendors. Cloud computing and big data have seen expansion due to companies solving their problems internally. ...
  • Afghan poll should be source of unity not discord: India July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid the impasse in the Afghan presidential election, India on Saturday said the process "should become a source of unity, not of discord" and that New Delhi counts on the wisdom of the Afghan people and the candidates "to find an amicable solution" in the country's larger interests. Answering...
  • Open source evangelist Atul Chitnis passes away June 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Germanborn technologist and open source evangelist Atul Chitnis passed away after a yearlong battle against Stage 4 intestinal cancer. He was diagnosed with the disease in August 2012 and was under treatment. Chitnis was 51. Chitnis was one of the first people in India to champion open source activities and...
  • Linux users file complaint against Microsoft March 27, 2013

    Madrid: A Spanish association representing opensource software users has filed a complaint against Microsoft Corp to the European Commission, in a new challenge to the Windows developer following a hefty fine earlier this month. The 8,000member Hispalinux, which represents users and developers of the Linux operating system in Spain, said Microsoft...
  • UK: Hindus call for disclosure of meat sources March 10, 2013

    London: Hindu groups based in the UK have called on the government to enforce stricter disclosure norms after it emerged that many restaurants serving Indian food in Scotland were using the wrong kind of meat. In the wake of the Europe-wide horsemeat scandal that is still under investigation, it emerged...
  • SC rejects KFA's plea against HC order to pay Rs 350 cr TDS March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition filed by Kingfisher Airlines challenging the Karnataka High Court order directing it to pay over Rs 350 crores of tax deducted at source (TDS). The company had contended in its petition that the amount due is much less than the demand...
  • Microsoft acquires startup id8: Source January 3, 2013

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp bought startup id8 Group R2 Studios Inc as it looks to expand further in technology focused on the home and entertainment, a person familiar with the situation said on Wednesday. id8 Group R2 Studios was started in 2011 by Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Blake Krikorian. It...
  • Farm to fork: Walmart faces sourcing challenge in India October 16, 2012

    Narayangaon, Maharashtra: As Walmart Stores Inc ramps up its operations in India, it needs to find more farmers like Yogesh Todkari. His acre of cauliflowers is big, leafy, and a deep shade of green, thanks to modern irrigation and quality nutrients and seeds all provided by the world's largest...
  • Congress, BJP refuse to name donors in RTI reply September 25, 2012

    New Delhi: This should not raise any eyebrows as it was expected. Five of the six national parties have refused to divulge details of those who fund them. In fact, they claim that they are beyond the purview of the Right to Information Act (RTI). In response to an RTI query,...
  • Viewers turning to YouTube as news source: Study July 16, 2012

    New York: A new study has found that YouTube is emerging as a major platform for news, one to which viewers increasingly turn for eyewitness videos in times of major events and natural disasters. The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism on Monday released their examination of 15 months...
  • Draft cabinet note on FDI in retail soon July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The commerce and industry ministry will soon circulate a draft cabinet note to bring out further clarifications on the mandatory 30 per cent sourcing from small industries in the wake of IKEA seeking further relaxation of the norms. The ministry, however, is unlikely to give away too much to...
  • IKEA asks govt for relaxation of sourcing norms June 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Swedish firm IKEA, which has proposed to invest Rs 10,500 crore to set up single brand retail stores in India, has asked the government that it must be allowed to continue sourcing from small units even after the vendors have crossed the mandatory $ one million investment limit. ...
  • Samsung opens up Galaxy S III source code June 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Just a few days after Samsung launched their long awaited smartphone, the Galaxy S III, they've gone ahead and released the source for the Android 4.0 OS being used on the device. The phone comes preinstalled with ICS but it's not one of the first smartphones to have...
  • India looking at Saudi, Iraq to expand its oil sourcing May 19, 2012

    Washington: India is looking at Saudi Arabia and Iraq to diversify its global oil purchase while making efforts to reduce its dependence on Iranian oil, a top Obama Administration official has told US lawmakers. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert Blake told lawmakers at a Congressional...
  • Kingfisher Airlines owes Rs 269 cr income tax: Govt May 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Vijay Mallyapromoted Kingfisher Airlines owes Rs 269.06 crore income tax and IT Department has initiated penalty and prosecution proceedings against the private carrier, Government informed the Lok Sabha on Friday. Kingfisher Airlines was found to have deducted tax at source (TDS) on salary payments but had not deposited it...
  • Extract: 'The Source A Manual of Everyday Magic' May 16, 2012

    Ursula James is a premier hypnotherapy practitioner and teacher in the UK and has written extensively on related subjects. 'The Source' is her latest work. You can read an extract from the book here: Chapter1 I thought I knew it all really I did. I was working hard, I was doing...
  • RIM may make BlackBerry OS open source April 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Research In Motion, which makes BlackBerry phones, may be looking at making the operating system open, which will allow other manufacturers to make smartphones using the platform. "We get a lot of offers to make BlackBerry operating system open for other manufacturers to manufacture phones based on this OS....
  • Now Showing: Catch the latest movie reviews April 30, 2011

    Rajeev Masand brings you the reviews of 'Source Code', 'I am', 'Shor In The City' and 'Chalo Dili'. ...
  • Masand: 'Source Code' keeps you engaged April 30, 2011

    Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga Director: Duncan Jones When deciding whether to watch 'Source Code', it's a good idea to ask yourself if you're a fan of Inception; this is a similar kind of tense, intelligent film in the scifi space. Ask yourself also if you enjoyed Groundhog Day, in...
  • Duncan Jones, the man behind 'Source Code' April 28, 2011

    In conversation with Duncan Jones the director of scifi movie 'Source Code' starring Jake Gyllenhaal. ...
  • Google delays open access to Android 3.0 March 25, 2011

    San Francisco: Google Inc is delaying widespread access to the new version of its Android software, saying it has more work to do before the product is ready for certain types of devices. Google unveiled Android 3.0, known as Honeycomb, earlier this year, billing it as the first version of its...
  • What does Yeddyurappa want before he resigns? November 22, 2010

    BJP is under pressure to make its Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa resign before Parliament reconvenes on Monday. But the Karnataka Chief Minister isn't going to give in easily. Sources have told CNNIBN that Yeddyurappa is likely to lay down some conditions before he steps aside. What does Yeddyurappa want? Foremost among those...
  • Indian scientists decode TB bacteria genome April 11, 2010

    New Delhi: Indian scientists have mapped the Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome, a first of its kind achievement that gives hope of discovering a cost effective drug for the disease that kills at least 330,000 Indians every year. "Our scientists along with over 100 science students from several universities have done this within...
  • UPA agenda on energy: Add 13K mega watt of power each yr June 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Outlining its coordinated action on the energy front, the Government on Thursday said it would strive to add at least 13,000 mega watt of power generating capacity each year through a mix of nuclear, hydel, coal and renewable sources. It said international civil nuclear agreements will be operationalised...
  • US radio host calls Indian workers 'slumdogs' April 15, 2009

    Washington: Controversial American talk show host Rush Limbaugh, who fashions himself as the new 'face' of the US Republican Party, has raised another storm by calling workers handling outsourced jobs in India as "slumdogs". Limbaugh, who has been accused of making insensitive remarks from women to disabled to homosexuals, hurled the...