‘All 650 branches of IPPB to be launched by April’

NEW DELHI, January 3 (PTI): The government expects to roll out all 650 branches of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) by April, 2018, Parliament was informed today.   In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Communication Manoj Sinha said IPPB has launched 2 pilot branches on January 30, 2017 at Raipur […]

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  New plant species discovered in China Beijing, January 3 (IANS): Chinese scientists have discovered a new endangered species of flowering plant from the Primulaceae family. The new species, Primula Zhui, known in Chinese as Zhu Hua Baochun, was named after Zhu Hua, a researcher from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden under the Chinese Academy of […]

TRAI releases consultation paper on National Telecom Policy 2018

New Delhi, January 3 (IANS): The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Wednesday issued a consultation paper seeking stakeholders’ view to formulate the National Telecom Policy 2018.   The Department of Telecommunications (DoT), through its letter dated August 21, 2017 requested the TRAI to suggest its policy inputs for formulation of National Telecom Policy […]

4GB Samsung ‘Galaxy On’ to cost nearly Rs 15,000

New Delhi, January 3 (IANS): In a bid to take on Chinese smartphone manufacturers in New Year, Samsung India is set to launch a new “Galaxy On” device in the third week of January. Industry sources told IANS that the latest device will be priced at around Rs 15,000 – a key mid-price segment in […]

SMS alerts on delays to expand to over 1,000 trains

New Delhi, January 3 (IANS): The Railways on Wednesday expanded its SMS alerts for departure delays of over an hour to more than 1,000 trains, including premium and superfast express trains.   “The service to send messages on delays of over an hour has been extended from today to over 1,000 premium and superfast express […]

RIL to become cash flow-positive: CLSA

Mumbai, January 3 (IANS): Retaining its “buy” recommendation on the Reliance Industries (RIL) stock, global brokerage firm CLSA on Wednesday said RIL is likely to turn cash flow-positive this fiscal by reaping benefits of its downstream expansion and expects the company to monetise its Jio telecom network.   During 2017-18, the Mukesh Ambani-led RIL was […]

Iran stages pro-govt rallies after 6th day of protests

Iran stages pro-govt rallies after 6th day of protests

People take part in pro-government rallies, Iran on January 3. (REUTERS Photo)   LONDON, January 3 (Reuters): Thousands of Iranians took part in pro-government rallies in several cities on Wednesday in a state-sponsored show of force after six days of street unrest that has shaken the clerical leadership and left 21 people dead.   State […]

At least 48 dead when bus plunges onto rocky beach in Peru

At least 48 dead when bus plunges onto rocky beach in Peru

In this photo provided by the government news agency Andina, firemen recover bodies from a bus that fell off a cliff after it was hit by a tractor-trailer rig, in Pasamayo, Peru on January 2. (AP Photo)   LIMA, January 3 (AP): At least 48 people died when a bus tumbled down a cliff onto […]

Facebook replaces Twitter to livestream Golden Globes’ red carpet

Facebook replaces Twitter to livestream Golden Globes’ red carpet

Facebook has replaced Twitter to livestream Golden Globes’ red carpet pre-show slated for January 7. In 2017, Twitter scored the rights to livestream the red carpet show. “The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced the two-hour event would be exclusively available on the Golden Globes Facebook page, starting from 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, January […]

Beyonce, the Weeknd, Eminem to headline Coachella 2018

Beyonce, the Weeknd, Eminem to headline Coachella 2018

Stars Beyonce Knowles, Eminem and The Weeknd will perform at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April. The festival will take place over the weekends of April 13 and April 20 at its usual location of the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.   The official Coachella Twitter account posted the line-up […]

Christopher Nolan is coming to India, says Big B

Christopher Nolan is coming to India, says Big B

Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan will be coming to India in a month, according to Hindi movie star Amitabh Bachchan. Big B, via his blog, revealed that Kodak will open its facility here by March.   “It is all about to change yet again Kodak, that largest name for film, is coming back. Many in the […]

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