Free smartphones to be distributed on August 12 in Punjab

Chandigarh, The Punjab government said Monday it will start distributing smartphones to students for free on August 12. To avoid large gatherings, the launch of the distribution scheme will be organised …

Uttar Pradesh:Thief flees police custody in Noida, probe ordered

Noida ,  A suspected thief fled from the lockup of a police station in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida soon after his arrest on Monday, officials said. Dhirendra Kumar alias Monu fled from …

Sachin Pilot meets Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra amid hints of breakthrough

New Delhi,  Ahead of the crucial Rajasthan assembly session from August 14, rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Monday met party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra here, amidst indications …

Patanjali considering bidding for Indian Premier League title sponsorship

New Delhi, Aug 10  Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved is considering to bid for the title sponsorship of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL), according to a company official. The slot of …

Cop killed as teen rams car into patrol vehicle

New Delhi, Aug 10  A constable was killed and another injured after a speeding car driven by an inebriated man rammed into their patrolling vehicle in north Delhi in the early …

Donald Trump signs executive orders banning Chinese apps TikTok & Wechat

Washington,  US President Donald Trump has signed executive orders banning TikTok and WeChat, terming the popular Chinese apps a threat to the country’s national security and economy. The ban comes into …

Former Google exec sent to prison for stealing robocar secrets

San Ramon (US), Aug 5  A former Google engineer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets before joining Uber’s effort to build robotic …

US should get a very large percentage of TikTok sale proceeds: Donald Trump

Washington, Aug 4  President Donald Trump has demanded that the US treasury should get a substantial chunk of the TikTok sale proceeds, as he set September 15 as the deadline for …

Facebook bows to Brazilian judge’s order, blocks 12 accounts worldwide

Brasilia, Aug 2  Facebook announced Saturday it has obeyed a Brazilian judge’s order for a worldwide block on the accounts of 12 of President Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters who are under investigation …

Oprah Winfrey launches new interview series at Apple TV Plus

Los Angeles, Jul 28  Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has set up an interview series at streaming platform Apple TV Plus.Titled The Oprah Conversation , the show will debut on the streaming …

COVID-19: New Central Railway app to help staff check tickets on phones

Mumbai, Jul 24 Central Railway has deployed a smartphone app that will allow ticket checking in keeping with social distancing norms amid the coronavirus outbreak, officials said on Friday. The ‘CheckIn …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitches for tech-driven solutions to help workers find jobs

New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pitched for use of technology-driven solutions for workers to get jobs near their homes, as also employers to find skilled workforce with the click …

Three companies buy high-speed frequencies in Dutch auction

The Hague, A Dutch government auction of frequencies that can be used by mobile telecom companies to provide new, high-speed 5G communications raised 1.23 billion euros (USD 1.4 billion), the minister …

‘Embarrassed and disappointed’ Twitter says last week’s hack hit 130 accounts

Oakland (US), Jul 20 Twitter says the hack that compromised the accounts of some of its most high-profile users targeted 130 people. The hackers were able to reset the passwords of …

Banning TikTok takes a big espionage tool away from China: US National Security Advisor

Washington, Jul 15 China will lose “a big tool” of espionage and surveillance if America and some western European countries ban Chinese apps like TikTok as done by India, US National …