Storage

  • Tonnes of food grain stored out in the open in Punjab July 17, 2014

    Chandigarh: If you have enough food grains, there is the problem of storing it. It is the same concern every year as tonnes of grains continue to be stored out in the open, rotting away. With the onset of monsoon, there's a fear that tonnes of grains will literally be...
  • Salman Khurshid's cold storage surveyed by power department May 24, 2014

    The vigilance cell of Uttar Pradesh's power department  on Saturday surveyed the cold storage of former Union Minister Salman Khurshid but no irregularity was detected. Executive engineer Ramesh Prasad said Khurshid's cold storage at Kayamganj was surveyed to check actual power load. However, no irregularity was detected, he said. Khurshid had rented...
  • Google slashes cloud computing prices in rivalry with Amazon; price cuts range from 30 to 85 per cent March 26, 2014

    San Francisco: Google Inc slashed its cloud computing service prices on Tuesday, seeking to wrest customers from Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp in the fast-growing market of renting computers and data storage to companies. Price cuts range from 30 to 85 per cent. Google's Cloud Storage will cost 2.6 cents per...
  • Mumbai: 20 admitted to hospital after gas leak at cold storage unit February 10, 2014

    Mumbai: There has been a gas leak at a cold storage unit in the Turbhe area of Navi Mumbai. Twenty people have been admitted to Navi Mumbai's Municipal Corporation hospital. Two of the 20 hospitalised people are in the ICU. More details are awaited. ...
  • State government to construct 131 godowns for foodgrain storage January 9, 2014

    The state government today approved a proposal for construction of 131 godowns to increase foodgrain storage capacity by 5.50 lakh metric tonne in Bihar, a senior official said. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Principal Secretary (Cabinet Coordination) Brajesh Mehrotra told reporters. The...
  • Dropbox upgrades its service amid competition from Amazon, Microsoft November 14, 2013

    San Francisco: Dropbox Inc on Wednesday unveiled what it described as one of the most comprehensive upgrades to its service for businesses, including a feature that allows users to easily maintain both personal and corporate accounts. The new features come at a time when large rivals like Microsoft Corp and Amazon...
  • New high-radiation spots found at quake-hit Fukushima plant August 23, 2013

    The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Thursday new spots of high radiation had been found near storage tanks holding highly contaminated water, raising fear of fresh leaks as the disaster goes from bad to worse. The announcement comes after Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) said this week...
  • Haryana: 2.5 lakh wheat sacks left in the open to rot July 14, 2013

    Bhagola: One of the biggest open foodgrain storages, Bhagola, in Haryana has put a question mark on the government's claim that wheat can be stored in the open without any damage even during monsoons. The rain easily beats one of the most inefficiently managed open storages for wheat where 2.5...
  • Inadequate storage facilities lead to wastage of grains June 21, 2013

    New Delhi: There seems to be no end to the government's apathy to grains wastage. Around 7,000 quintals of wheat were left to rot in the rain in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh. The scarcity of godowns have led to the wastage of grains. As reported earlier, the grain wastage in...
  • Foodgrains left to rot in open in Punjab June 17, 2013

    Gurdaspur: The government might be trying hard to get its ambitious Food Bill passed in Parliament, but it is doing very little to improve storage infrastructure for foodgrains in the country. With the monsoon lashing the fertile state of Punjab, precious foodgrains are set to rot because of the...
  • 22,000 quintals of wheat declared unfit for human consumption June 13, 2013

    Deoli: Even as the UPA pushes for its ambitious food security legislation, there has been little improvement when it comes to storage infrastructure for food grains. CNN-IBN on its visit to Deoli in Haryana for the third consecutive year has found out that 22,000 quintals of wheat, which was brought...
  • Yahoo reboots Flickr, offers 1 terabyte of online storage for free May 21, 2013

    New York: Fresh on the heels of its $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr, Yahoo says it is rebooting its languishing photo-sharing site Flickr with plans to make it "awesome" again. Yahoo Inc. said at an event in New York City's Times Square on Monday that it is now offering users 1...
  • SL takes over oil storage depot from IOC March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after India voted in favour of the UN resolution on war crimes in Sri Lanka, sources said diplomatic ties between the two neighbouring countries are beginning to crackdown. On Thursday, Sri Lanka announced plans to partially take over an oil storage depot from the Indian Oil...
  • Government to prioritise wheat exports March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: India will do everything it can to push record volumes of wheat onto the global market to cut massive stocks, a senior farm ministry official said on Wednesday, in a move that could hit shipments of other grains using rail and congested ports. The world's No 2 wheat...
  • Covered storage for food grain big challenge for govt March 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Despite government's promises to build more godowns for food grain storage, India has no space to store at least one-third of the 900 lakh metric tonnes of rice and wheat that is expected to be ready by June, 2013. Stark images from 2012 highlighted the acute lack of...
  • Facebook builds 'cold storage' archive for old photos February 26, 2013

    Los Angeles: Facebook is building a vast new "cold storage" facility in the US to archive all the messages, photos and other postings that its over billion users do not need every day but want to retain for future reference. A 16,000-square-foot data centre under construction in Prineville, Oregon, is...
  • US: Radioactive waste leaking from 6 tanks at nuclear site February 24, 2013

    Seattle: Six underground storage tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation along the Columbia River in Washington state were recently found to be leaking radioactive waste, but there is no immediate risk to human health, state and federal officials said on Friday. The seeping waste adds to decades of soil contamination caused...
  • Microsoft lapse cause outages in Azure service February 23, 2013

    Redmond: Microsoft unwittingly let an online security certificate expire Friday, triggering a worldwide outage in an online service that stores data for a wide range of business customers. The sloppy housekeeping represents an embarrassing lapse for Microsoft as the software maker tries to bring in more revenue from the storage service,...
  • Technology watchlist for 2013 January 5, 2013

    1. Dual-screen Ultrabooks Manufacturers are creating ever more intriguing portable computing devices. Graft a tablet onto a thin laptop and we have a strange and wonderful 'tabtop/laptablet' dual-screen device that functions interchangeably. On the high-end of the spectrum are packed-to-the-gills devices like the upcoming Asus Taichi-a Windows 8 Ultrabook with two...
  • Top 10 tech trends of 2012 December 26, 2012

    Photo filters - Many people were seen using photo editing apps thsi year like Instagram and Pixlr O-matic on Android, PicMix on BlackBerry and so on. This was evident as most of the photographs seen this year on networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus had photo filters applied to them.Large-screened phones - We witnessed a rise in the number of large-screened phones this year. From home-grown manufacturers to tech titans, almost every company came up with at least one large-screened phone this year. Low-cost tablets - Considering the  price sensitivity of Indian customers, many second-rung manufacturers in India came up with low-cost tablets this year. Most of these low-costs tabs are priced under Rs 7K.
  • Microsoft sued over Surface tablet storage November 15, 2012

    Los Angeles: A California lawyer is suing Microsoft, claiming the Surface tablet he bought doesn't have all the storage space the company advertised. Andrew Sokolowski says he bought a Surface with 32 gigabytes of storage last week. But he quickly ran out of space after loading it with music and Microsoft...
  • Kerala: Grain rots despite storage space July 26, 2012

    Kochi: Even as tonnes of foodgrain was found rotting in the open air owing to lack of storage space, a government agency formed exclusively for the storage of agricultural produce is now forced to rent out its godowns to store everything from medical supplies to liquor. The Food Corporation of...
  • Dropbox doubles storage for paid users to 100GB July 11, 2012

    New York: Online storage company Dropbox is offering more space to its paying customers. Services like Dropbox let people store their ever-growing trove of photos, music and videos online instead of on their computers. They've become more popular as people get used to storing files over the Internet. Competitors include Google...
  • 'Toilets are being used for storing food grain' October 22, 2012

    Chandigarh: Decrying the lack of proper sanitation facilities, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday said toilets built over the last 10 years across the country are being used for storing food grain. "In last 10 years, toilets have been built (across the country)...But toilets are not being used for the...
  • Is the Punjab grain problem man made? May 9, 2012

    Chandigarh: It is not just a shortage of storage space that is the problem. In Punjab, investigations by CNN-IBN reveal that space to store seven lakh tonnes of wheat grain has already been created by private godown owners and another five lakh tonnes space would be created in the next...
  • Akali Dal slams Centre over rotting foodgrain May 9, 2012

    The opposition has attacked the government for lack of storage of foodgrain. ...
  • Official indifference leads to rotting of grains May 4, 2012

    Chandigarh: In a shocker from Punjab and Haryana, official indifference has led to more grain troubles. Despite a bumper harvests in both states, tonnes of wheat are rotting in the open. In Chandigarh, the local traders were left with nothing after majority of the wheat was procured by six government procuring...
  • Does Google own your Google Drive content? April 26, 2012

    San Francisco: Google is already facing spasms of suspicion and confusion as it tries to persuade people to entrust their personal documents, photos and other digital content to the company's new online storage service. That became apparent shortly after Tuesday's release of the long-awaited Google Drive service. Before the day was...
  • Google adds 2.5 GB to your Gmail storage April 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Google launched Gmail as an invitation-only beta on April 1, 2004 and it has gradually over a span of eight years increased the storage from 1 GB to 7.5 GB. Now to celebrate the launch of its much anticipated Google Drive cloud storage and sync product Google has...
  • Google Drive: Top 10 things you must know April 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Google has recently come up with its Google Drive cloud-storage service that lets you store up to 5GB of data on Google's servers for free. But before you start driving with Google's new cloud service, here is all the basic information that you must know about it. 1. Google...