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Google Pixel 2 XL now available in India

New Delhi, Nov 15  Google made its flagship smartphone “Pixel 2 XL” available in India on Wednesday in two variants — 64GB model for Rs 73,000 and 128GB variant for Rs 82,000. The devices will be available in two colours (Just Black,...
Government manipulation on social media increasing: Report

Government manipulation on social media increasing: Report

Washington, Nov 15 Governments around the world have drastically increased their attempts to manipulate information being shared on social media networks, contributing to a seventh consecutive year of decline in internet freedom, a global report said. In...
Japan’s ROHM enters India’s EV parts market

Japan’s ROHM enters India’s EV parts market

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Japanese semiconductor manufacturer ROHM on Tuesday announced its plans to foray into India’s electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid-electric-vehicles market, with a special focus on the two-wheeler segment. The company announced...

Government launches BharatNet Phase II, telcos give cheques to participate in project

New Delhi, Nov 14  The government on Monday launched Phase II of BharatNet project through which it aims to provide high-speed broadband connections to all panchayats by the end of 2019. Major telecom players like Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular...

Fossil fuels pushing earth closer to tipping points, scientists warn

By Vishal Gulati (18:52)  Bonn, Nov 13 (IANS) Global emissions from fossil fuels and industry are pushing the earth closer to a tipping points, scientists have warned. They say there is noticeable climate change and i’s still about to get much...

AAI blames IndiGo for mishap with wheelchair-bound passenger

New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) The Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Monday blamed budget carrier IndiGo for negligence that caused injuries to a passenger who fell off her wheelchair while being assisted by the airline’s staff at Lucknow airport. The...
Bharat 22 ETF opens on Tuesday, aims to raise Rs 8,000 cr

Bharat 22 ETF opens on Tuesday, aims to raise Rs 8,000 cr

New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) The Bharat 22 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) announced earlier this year as part of the government’s disinvestment programme will open for investors on Tuesday and end on November 17. With the initial issue size of Rs 8,000...

Hijack scare on board Jet Airways flight

Mumbai, Nov 13  A possible hijack of a Jet Airways 9W 825 Cochin-Mumbai flight was averted after two passengers discussing a hijack plan were detained by security agencies, sources said. According to sources, the two passengers have been detained at...

Google to remove apps if found in violation

San Francisco, Nov 13  Google has warned app developers not to use its Accessibility Services — designed for users with disabilities — for other purposes that may create security issues, adding that it will remove such apps from its Play...
Alibaba’ Singles Day fest fetches $12bn in two hours

Alibaba’ Singles Day fest fetches $12bn in two hours

Shanghai, Nov 11 Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on Saturday announced the sale of about $12 billion worth goods within two hours of launch of its 11.11 Global Shopping Festival. “Nearly $11.9 billion worth of total Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV)...
World needs new digital Geneva Convention: Microsoft President

World needs new digital Geneva Convention: Microsoft President

Geneva, Nov 11  There is now a need for a new digital Geneva Convention that commits governments to defending and protecting civilians from state-sponsored cyber-attacks, Microsoft President Brad Smith has said. A cyber arms race is underway with nations...

SpiceJet launches gift cards, hopes to boost ancillary revenue

New Delhi, Nov 11  Budget carrier SpiceJet on Friday launched Indias first ever gift card in the domestic airline category. “It allows customers to travel to destinations of their choice at a time convenient to them. The cards are valid for air...
DLF’s consolidated Q2 net profit down 91%

DLF’s consolidated Q2 net profit down 91%

Mumbai, Nov 11  Real estate major DLF on Friday reported a decline of 90.5 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the second quarter of 2017-18, at Rs 19 crore, as compared Rs 200 crore reported for the corresponding period of last fiscal. “Post...
India Inc. welcomes reduction in GST tax rates

India Inc. welcomes reduction in GST tax rates

New Delhi, Nov 11  India Inc. on Friday welcomed the decision of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council to reduce rates on 178 items of mass consumption and extension of tax filing timelines. Industry body Assocham’s Secretary General D.S. Rawat...

Axis Bank plans to raise Rs 11,626 crore

Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) Private sector lender Axis Bank on Friday said it plans to raise Rs 11,626 crore to bolster its capital adequacy and for future growth needs. The country’s third-largest private sector bank would require shareholders’...

India’s factory output slows in September to 3.80%

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) India’s factory output slowed in September to 3.80 per cent from a growth of 4.46 per cent in August, official data showed on Friday. “The general index for the month of September 2017 stands at 122.7, which is 3.8...
‘GST on 50 items of mass consumption slashed to 18%’

‘GST on 50 items of mass consumption slashed to 18%’

Guwahait, Nov 10  The GST rate on 50 items of mass consumption, that were in the 28 per cent tax slab, has been slashed to 18, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who heads the Group of Ministers panel for tackling IT-related glitches, said...

Jio announces triple cashback offer for Jio Prime members

New Delhi, Nov 10  Reliance Jio on Thursday introduced a variety of ‘Prime Benefits for all JIO Prime customers, including triple cashback of up to Rs 2,599 on every recharge of Rs 399 or above. The triple cashback offer includes 100 per cent cashback...

India’s Q3 gold demand drops 24% due to GST, anti-money laundering norms: WGC

New Delhi, Nov 9  Demand for gold in India for third quarter (July-September) 2017 was at 145.9 tonnes down 24 per cent as compared to overall demand for the corresponding quarter in 2016, a World Gold Council (WGC) report showed here on Thursday. In...
Qatar Foundation sells its 5% stake in Bharti Airtel for $1.48 bn

Qatar Foundation sells its 5% stake in Bharti Airtel for $1.48 bn

New Delhi, Nov 9 Qatar Foundation Endowment (QFE) on Wednesday announced the block sale, through its Asia-Pacific regional holding company Three Pillars Pte Ltd (TPPL), of the entire 5 per cent stake it holds in Bharti Airtel. According to industry...