Smartphones will decide auto sales in India by 2022: Facebook-KPMG

Smartphones will decide auto sales in India by 2022: Facebook-KPMG

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS): With India becoming a mobile-first country, smartphones will decide nearly 8 in 10 four-wheeler purchases and approximately 7 in 10 two-wheeler sales by 2022, a new Facebook-KPMG report said on Thursday.   Approximately one in two four-wheeler purchases (47 per cent) and two-wheeler purchases (45 per cent) will be influenced by […]

Modi’s bonanza to farmers hampered by funds, storage

Modi’s bonanza to farmers hampered by funds, storage

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally ahead of the Karnataka state assembly elections in Bengaluru. (REUTERS File photo)   MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, July 5 (Reuters): Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pre-election gambit to sharply hike state-mandated prices for summer crops, including rice, may mean little to millions of farmers, as the government lacks […]

RIL launches JioGigaFiber, rolls out plans for hybrid online-offline retail model

RIL launches JioGigaFiber, rolls out plans for hybrid online-offline retail model

Mukesh Ambani, chairman, Reliance Industries. (Reuters File Photo) Mumbai, July 5 (IANS): Riding high on Jio tide, Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh D. Ambani on Thursday said the company has doubled its subscriber base to 215 million in 22 months and is all set to launch much talked-about fibre-to-the-home broadband services JioGigaFiber soon. […]

Dell brings new gaming laptops, AIO to India

Dell brings new gaming laptops, AIO to India

Bengaluru, July 5 (IANS): Dell India on Thursday launched new laptops in its “Alienware” series, high-performance gaming “G Series” and All-in-Ones (AIOs) in its Inspiron series.   Dell “G3 15” gaming laptop will be availale at a starting price of Rs 80,990 from July 13, Dell “G7 15” gaming laptop will be available at a starting […]

Congress alleges Rs 5,000 cr bitcoin scam in Gujarat

Congress alleges Rs 5,000 cr bitcoin scam in Gujarat

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS): The Congress on Thursday alleged that a “bitcoin scam” of more than Rs 5,000 crore had surfaced in Gujarat with suspected involvement of some BJP leaders and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored judicial probe into the issue.   Congress spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil told reporters here that it was a multi-layered scam and […]

’67 girls found in raid on Rajasthan ashram are hypnotised’

’67 girls found in raid on Rajasthan ashram are hypnotised’

Jaipur, July 5 (IANS): Counselling of 67 girls, found in a police raid on an ashram being run in a hotel in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand, has been of no avail as they are unwilling to answer any questions about themselves and seem “hypnotised”, a child rights panel member said on Thursday.   “The girls from different parts […]

Kerala TV actress jailed for printing counterfeit notes

Kerala TV actress jailed for printing counterfeit notes

Kollam, July 5 (IANS): Kerala TV serial actress Surya and her mother and sister have been arrested for printing counterfeit currency at their residence here to make up for the losses they had incurred, police said on Thursday.   Surya has been a popular TV artiste featuring in several serials aired by a number of Kerala-based […]

Kejriwal approaches LG to enforce SC order on powers

Kejriwal approaches LG to enforce SC order on powers

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday sought a meeting with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal for implementing the Supreme Court’s ruling for the smooth functioning of the city government.   “Sought time to meet Lt Governor today to seek his support and cooperation in the implementation of the order of SC […]

Venezuela urged to open doors to aid, restore rule of law

Venezuela urged to open doors to aid, restore rule of law

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a meeting with Venezuelan army officers in Caracas, Venezuela on June 15, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)   GENEVA, July 5 (Reuters): Led by Peru, more than 50 countries urged Venezuela on Thursday to restore the rule of law and open its doors to humanitarian assistance, as an economic crisis causes […]

CSIR teams up with Nvidia to set up AI innovation centre in Delhi

CSIR teams up with Nvidia to set up AI innovation centre in Delhi

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS): The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has joined hands with US-based chip-designer Nvidia Corp to set up a Centre of Excellence here to offer the industry a complete design and implementation environment for the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based applications.   The CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI) in […]