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Google chief Pichai bats for $30 entry-level smartphones in India
136 Views, 05-01-2017, Courtsey News Live

: Google chief Sundar Pichai on Thursday said the prices of entry-level smartphones in India need to come down further to around USD 30 to improve people\’s access to the Internet and digital services. Pichai, who was speaking at IIT-Kharagpur, said the focus was also on areas such as local l...Read more

Can’t seek votes on religion, race, caste, language: SC
136 Views, 02-01-2017, Courtsey News Live

: The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that seeking votes on the basis of religion, race, caste or language of a candidate or his rival or even that of the voters is illegal and could jeopardise the electoral process. A constitution bench headed by Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, by a 4:3 majority judgment...Read more

Army won’t shy away from flexing muscles: New Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat
126 Views, 01-01-2017, Courtsey News Live

:  New Army Chief General Bipin Rawat today said the role of the force is to maintain peace and tranquillity at the border but it will not "shy away from flexing its muscle, if the need be". Eastern Army commander Lt General Praveen Bakshi and Southern commander Lt General P M Hariz w...Read more

Israel travel advisory cites terror threat in India
164 Views, 31-12-2016, Courtsey News Live

: Israel\’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau has warned Israelis travelling to India to be on "alert", citing an immediate threat of attack against Western and tourist targets, particularly in the south-west of the country.  In a statement released by the Prime Minister\’s Office...Read more

Nine miners dead in Lalmatia colliery mishap in Jharkhand
108 Views, 30-12-2016, Courtsey News Live

: Nine miners were killed and some others feared trapped following a cave-in at Lalmatia opencast coal mine at Rajmahal area of Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL) last night.  "CMD, ECL, has reported that a total of nine bodies of workmen have been recovered from the accident site so far,"...Read more

Mithun Chakraborty resigns from Rajya Sabha on health grounds
138 Views, 26-12-2016, Courtsey News Live

: Actor and Trinamool Congress member Mithun Chakraborty on Monday resigned from Rajya Sabha on health grounds. He has submitted his resignation to Rajya Sabha Chairman in which he has mentioned that because of his health condition, he has not been able to fulfil his duty in Rajya Sabha and that is...Read more

Money deposited in banks has lost its earlier anonymity: Arun Jaitley
135 Views, 25-12-2016, Courtsey News Live

: Describing the currency being deposited in banks following last month\’s demonetisation of high-value notes as money that has lost its earlier "anonymity", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said these funds now available with the banks have strengthened the Indian banking sys...Read more