India's largest airwave auction that will offer very high data speed starts; Jio, Vodafone, Airtel and Idea in fray
01.10.16 - TEAM PT

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has commenced the country’s biggest ever spectrum auction wherein airwaves worth Rs 5.66 lakh crore are put up for sale.

The auction kicked off at around 10 am and will continue till 7 pm.

Seven mobile operators, including Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, ...

WhatsApp can’t share user data With Facebook Collected before September 25: Delhi HC
23.09.16 - TEAM PT

WhatsApp cannot share its old user data with Facebook or any other platform, the Delhi high court ruled on Friday while allowing the popular instant messaging app to roll out a new privacy policy.

In order "to protect interest of users", the court directed WhatsApp to ...

No closures, SBI may relocate some branches after the merger : Chairperson
07.09.16 - team pt

The State Bank of India (SBI) may relocate some branches after the merger of its associate banks into its fold, but none of them will be shut down, Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya has said in a bid to put rumours to rest and assuage the staff. 

"I ...

BSNL reply to Jio; 300gb in Rs250
04.09.16 - TEAM PT

After Reliance created a stir in the telecom world with its aggressive data service tariff plans, priced as low as around Rs 50 for each GB, state-owned BSNL has made an offer of less than Re 1 per GB.
BSNL's new plan –Experience Unlimited BB 249 ...

Every dog has its day; But this one has a final Say
02.09.16 - Geeta Pandey*

Goofy, the canine worker of an advertising firm in the southern Indian city of Chennai, has a visiting card and a "corner seat", and he performs multiple roles in the office.

When I knocked on the door of Opn Advertising and pushed it open, Goofy came ...

Android Users Are More Humble, Honest & Kind than IPhone People: Study
02.09.16 - TEAM PT

A person's choice of mobile phone can say a lot about their personality, according to new research.

Scientists have discovered that people who purchase Android phones are more honest and humble than those who pick iPhones.

The study also found that women were twice more likely to ...

Reliance Jio Plans Revealed: Free Voice Calls, Rs. 50 for 1GB Data
01.09.16 - TEAM PT

Storming his way into the telecom industry, India's richest man Mukesh Ambani on Thursday announced free voice calls and free national roaming along with rock- bottom data prices on his new Reliance Jio network that will debut on September 5.

"World over, operators charge only for ...

Punjab issued notices to e-commerce portals for selling e-cigarettes.
31.08.16 -

In its endeavor to save the youth and children from addiction of any kind Cyber Crime wing of Punjab Police on the directions of the Chief Minister S. Parkash Singh Baal, the Health department Punjab has issued notices to various e-commerce portals for allegedly violating ...

How to Stop WhatsApp from Sharing Your personal info with Facebook
26.08.16 - TEAM PT

Nearly two and a half years after Facebook acquired WhatsApp, and despite Whatsapp CEO Jan Koum saying at the time of the acquisition that user privacy wouldn’t suffer, the services are about to get a little bit friendlier with their data sharing.

WhatsApp has provoked ire ...

Reliance Jio 4G Preview scheme now open for all
21.08.16 - TEAM PT

In what could be termed as a bonanza, Reliance Jio has now seemingly extended its Jio 4G Preview offer to all smartphones irrespective of brands. This means that if you are a owner of any 4G compatible smartphone, you can simply walk-in to your nearest ...

Petrol cheaper by Rs. 1/litre, diesel Rs. 2
15.08.16 - team pt

Price of petrol and diesel has witnessed cut by Rs. one per litre and Rs. two per litre respectively.

Being the fourth reduction since July, petrol will now cost Rs. 60.09 per litre in Delhi as compared to Rs. 61.09 per litre currently, said Indian Oil ...

Supreme Court allows sale of diesel SUVs in Delhi
12.08.16 - TEAM PT

Supreme Court in its latest ruling has lifted the ban on diesel vehicles with engines larger than 2,000 cc in the Delhi NCR region. The concession has been made against the clause of paying a 1% cess, which will be paid to the Delhi Pollution ...

Android bug fear in 900 million phones
08.08.16 - TEAM PT

A new Android flaw has been reported by security researchers that is claimed to affect roughly 900 million Android devices. Check Point mobile research team first reported the issue and claims that it affects all devices using Qualcomm chipsets.

Found in devices running Qualcomm processors, QuadRooter ...

Mercedes-Benz asks SC to lift ban on diesel cars
08.08.16 - TEAM PT

Automobile giant Mercedes-Benz has moved the Supreme Court asking for the ban on diesel vehicles to be lifted. The German car manufacturing firm said it was ready to pay the environmental cess of 1% levied on the sale of diesel cars.

This move by Mercedes comes ...

Myntra acquires Jabong; the e-commerce fight in India continues
26.07.16 - TEAM PT

The race to acquire Jabong finally came to an end on Tuesday after Flipkart announced acquiring Jabong, the country's second largest online fashion retailer, for an undisclosed amount.

The acquisition was done through Myntra, the largest online fashion retailer that Flipkart bought two years ago.

Other contenders ...

Nitin Gadkari offers land to Tesla for an Indian manufacturing unit
16.07.16 - TEAM PT

Less than a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Tesla’s state-of-the-art factory in Fremont, California, his government has invited American electric carmaker to set up a manufacturing hub for South and South East Asia in India.

Transport minister Nitin Gadkari who is visiting US has ...

Govt. Employees Get 24% Raise; 7th Pay Commission's Views Accepted
29.06.16 - Team PT

Salaries and pensions for former and current central government employees will go up by nearly 24 percent retroactively from the start of this year. 
In a bonanza for over 1 crore government employees and pensioners, the Cabinet on Wednesday approved implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, ...

E-Commerce: Convenience Built on a Mountain of Cardboard
20.06.16 - Matt Richtel

Ruchit Garg, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, says that he worries that something isn’t right with his Internet shopping habit. With each new delivery to his doorstep — sometimes several in a day — he faces the source of his guilt and frustration: another cardboard box.

Then, ...

Warning! WhatsApp Gold is Malware, will steal private photos
26.05.16 - team pt

As soon as an app or service is popular, cyber criminals try to take advantage of users through it. WhatsApp is now falling prey to such criminals, who have come up with something called WhatsApp Gold. However, in reality WhatsApp Gold is a scam aimed ...

RBI stops the supply of 1,000 denomination notes printed without thread
03.05.16 - pt team

The banknotes of 1,000 denomination that were printed without security thread are genuine, but defective, and issuance of all such banknotes of the series is stopped from circulation, Parliament was informed today.
It's one of the RBI's regional offices that had reported on December 11, 2015, ...

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