Tata Motors makes history in UK with launch of Jaguar XE saloon

London, April 15 (PTI): Tata Motors has made automotive history in Britain with the launch of Jaguar ‘s newest model XE, an entry-level luxury saloon car, at its factory in the West Midlands region of England.   The factory at Solihull has traditionally been the home of sister brand Land Rover but the first Jaguar […]

Nokia buys Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 bn

Helsinki, April 15 (IANS): Finnish telecommunication giant Nokia announced on Wednesday the acquisition of French rival Alcatel-Lucent in a deal worth 15.6 billion euros ($16.6 billion). The deal, the biggest in the sector in more than a decade, is set to be finalised through a public exchange offer of shares between the two companies, whereby […]

Apple bans selfie sticks at WWDC 2015

NEW DELHI, APRIL 15 (IANS): No selfie sticks would be allowed at the Worldwide Developers Conference, 2015, Apple announced in the new rules for the event. The attendees wouldn’t be allowed to use selfie sticks or any other kind of photo monopod within the bounds of either Moscone West or Yerba Buena Gardens.   Though […]

Modi in Canada, to boost ties gone ‘adrift’

Ottawa, April 15 (IANS): In the first visit by an Indian prime minister in 42 years, Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that ties with Canada had gone “adrift in the past” and that he hoped to make the visit “a springboard” to take the bilateral partnership in trade, investment and innovation to a new level. […]

Ban on BBC documentary on Dec 16 convict to continue: HC

New Delhi,  April 15 (IANS):  The ban on the telecast of controversial BBC documentary “India’s Daughter” on the December 16, 2012, gang rape will continue, the Delhi High Court ordered on Wednesday. It also refused to pass any interim order on plea against prohibition to telecast the documentary. The central government told the court that […]

Netaji didn’t die in plane crash, he was killed: Former bodyguard

Gurgaon, April 15 (IANS): A former bodyguard of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on Wednesday claimed that the revolutionary leader did not die in a plane crash but was killed. Indian National Army (INA) Sepoy Jagram Yadav, 93, said: “As a gunner, I often heard Netaji and top officers discussing on the issue of freedom struggle. […]

Small-town entrepreneurial dreams have just got bigger

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS): There are stories of people hailing from the country’s hinterland who made it big in cities and even abroad. With changing times, these dreams have got even bigger with a handful of new-age entrepreneurs proving that inspiration, passion and hard work can translate into great success stories.   Take, for […]

Flipkart walks away from Airtel Zero platform

New Delhi/Bengaluru, April 14 (IANS): E-commerce giant Flipkart on Tueswday said it is “walking away” from the platform Airtel Zero and is committed to the larger cause of net neutrality.   “We at Flipkart have always strongly believed in the concept of net neutrality, for we exist because of the Internet,” a statement issued by […]

‘Indian economic reforms on right track’

WASHINGTON, April 14 (PTI): A series of reforms unleashed by India in recent months are “important steps” around open, predictable and rules based reforms, a senior American trade official has said, but insisted that more needs to be done to attract foreign investments in particular those from the US.   “These are important steps around […]

Indo German partnership at a new level: Modi

BERLIN, APRIL 14 (IANS): Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Tuesday said India and Germany will be successful in bringing the partnership between the two countries to a new level. Addressing the media jointly with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after their talks, Modi said: “We had widespread discussions about Indo-German relations. We will be successful in […]

Pakistan’s cartoon “Burka Avenger” swoops into India to empower girls

NEW DELHI, APRIL 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation): A female cartoon superhero who dons a burka to tackle crimes against girls and other social ills is bringing her message of women’s empowerment to India, the creator of the Pakistani children’s series said. The Emmy-nominated “Burka Avenger” series started in Pakistan in August 2013 and has since […]

Protests in Indian Kashmir after civilian killed by army

SRINAGAR, APRIL 14 (AP): Violent protests erupted in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir on Tuesday after a civilian and a militant were killed in an encounter with the army, officials in the troubled Himalayan region said. Two men were killed in military operations late Monday, said Nitish Kumar, a police official. He gave no other […]