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Will Bring Project Loon To India Soon, Says Google CEO Sundar Pichai

NEW DELHI:  Technology giant Google hopes to bring its Project Loon to India, which will offer affordable Internet access to millions, soon even as the government holds the view that the project will interfere with cellular transmissions of mobile operators in the country. Speaking at the Google for India event, the company’s CEO Sundar Pichai said: “Project Loon will launch ... Read More »

PM Modi To Have Dinner Meeting With Council Of Ministers Tomorrow

NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited members of his entire Council of Ministers for a dinner meeting tomorrow, an occasion he could utilise to review the work done by various ministries and departments. This will be the second meeting that PM Modi will be having with the entire Council of Ministers since becoming the Prime Minister on May ... Read More »

Government To Unveil Policy For Flexi-Fuel Vehicles In January: Nitin Gadkari

NEW DELHI:  To curb pollution, the government will announce a policy next month to allow automakers to manufacture flexible-fuel vehicles in the country, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said today. The minister called upon the sugar industry to ramp up ethanol production as demand for it is likely to go up once flexi-fuel vehicles are introduced in India. “We are ... Read More »

How A Blond American Kid Became A Huge Star In Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA:  Say the name Joshua Van Alstine in Saudi Arabia and the response is likely a blank stare. But mention his Web-born persona, Abu Muteb, and chances are good you’ll get a knowing nod or wry smile for the baby-faced American military brat. He slings Saudi-accented Arabic, wears traditional Gulf robes, mixes comedy and commentary and may be ... Read More »

No Data On Killing Of Whistleblowers, RTI Activists: Government

NEW DELHI:  There is no centralised data regarding the killing of whistleblowers or RTI activists, the government said today. The Central Vigilance Commission, which is designated agency to receive whistleblowers complaints, has informed that it has not come across any confirmed incident of victimisation or killing of the complainant in past three years. However, in two cases, the complainant, who ... Read More »

Will Follow Supreme Court Order On Air Pollution, Says Green Panel

The Supreme Court banned registration of diesel-run SUVs and cars having engine capacity beyond 2,000cc in Delhi and National Capital Region. NEW DELHI:  The National Green Tribunal today said it would first go through the order passed by the Supreme Court and then decide on the plea of car dealers seeking modification of order banning registration of new diesel vehicles. ... Read More »

446 Indians In Jails Abroad Despite Completion Of Terms: Government

NEW DELHI:  As many as 446 Indians were in prisons or deportation centres in five countries, including Pakistan, even after the completion of their sentences, Lok Sabha was informed today. Replying to a written question, Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh also said Indian missions / posts regularly take up with the respective foreign governments, the early release ... Read More »

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s Relatives Meet PM Modi In New Delhi

NEW DELHI:  Two relatives of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi today and presented a copy of a book on the legendary freedom fighter. Madhuri Bose and Chandra Bose, grand-niece and grand-nephew respectively of Netaji called on the Prime Minister at the Parliament House complex. Madhuri Bose presented a copy of her book ‘The ... Read More »

Facebook Tests Tools to Make Breakups More Bearable

Facebook last week announced it was testing tools that will let people manage their post-breakup life on its pages. “Today social media means that you are guaranteed to run into your ex, and he or she might very well be wrapped around a new partner,” relationship expertWendy Walsh said. “Research has shown that those who don’t disconnect electronically have a ... Read More »

UHD TV – What’s the Damage?

TV manufacturers could have a very good holiday season, and the good times likely will continue through 2019. Sales of 4K or Ultra High Definition TV sets will exceed 330 million units by the end of 2019 — a sharp increase from the 2 million sold in 2013, according to data released last month by Parks Associates. However, while the ... Read More »