Viber makes it count, India users top 40 million

 Instant messaging player Viber has crossed 40 million user mark in India -- its largest userbase globally.

Mobile chat application creator to host 'Hikeathon'

Home-grown chat application creator Hike Messenger is hosting 'Hikeathon', a two-day offline hack fest for engineers and mobile developers here from Saturday.

Private banks to hike fines, charges from April 1

Starting April 1, many private banks like HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank have announced a hike in charges ahead of the new rules kicking in for penalty on non-maintenance of minimum average balance in savings accounts.

Our mission is to bring India online: Hike CEO Kavin Bharti Mittal

Hike Messenger, the homegrown free messaging application that was launched in 2012, is growing at a rapid pace with more than 35 million active users at present. Hike also introduced free internet calls in January this year.

LDF workers stage dharna against hike in prices of food items

CPI(M) led LDF Opposition workers Friday staged a dharna before the Secretariat here, demanding that the Centre and State governments check rise in prices of essential commodities.

Kerala assembly to discuss rail price hike`s `negative impact`

Both the treasury benches and the Left opposition in the Kerala assembly Monday agreed that the recent hike in rail passenger and freight charges announced by the Narendra Modi government last week will have a "negative impact" on the state.

Railway hike will overburden common man: Trinamool

Criticising the hike in railway passenger fares announced by the central government Friday, the Trinamool Congress said the step was taken without "bothering about parliament" and it would "overburden" the common man.

Maha govt contemplates hike in ages for prisoners

The Maharashtra government has set up a committee headed by Director General (Prisons) to study if the daily wages for prisoners in the state should be hiked.

Akshay Kumar hikes endorsement fee

Actor Akshay Kumar, who is said to be endorsing about 13 brands, has raised his fee for endorsement, and says it is a give-and-take relationship and therefore no harm in hiking his fees for such endorsements.

No decision on auto fare hike till June 12: Maha govt tells HC

Maharashtra government on Tuesday told the Bombay High Court that it would not take any decision on increasing the fares of auto rickshaws and taxis until June 12 when the High Court would hear a PIL challenging the hike.

EDMC refuses to implement LG`s order on parking fee hike

East Delhi Municipal Corporation on Thursday refused to implement recommendation of Lt Governor Tejendra Khanna to effect a hefty hike in parking fee to curb the increasing number of private vehicles.

UP govt rules out hike in wheat MSP, Oppn walks out

Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday ruled out any increase in minimum support price of wheat fixed by the Centre, prompting an angry opposition to stage a walkout in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly.

Delhiites face inconvenience due to autorickshaw strike

Commuters in some areas in the city on Friday faced inconvenience as a number of autorickshaw unions went on a strike demanding hike in fares.

NDA leaders lambast UPA over monthly diesel price hike

NDA lambasted UPA government for its decision to hike diesel prices every month and said a meeting of alliance partners would be convened to strategise for Budget Session of Parliament.

KPs demand hike in monthly relief, hold protests i

Kashmiri Migrant Relief Holders on Tuesday held a protest demonstration against the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir government for their silence on the issue.

Bharat bandh: Mamata appeals to maintain normalcy

Mamata Banerjee, who had already hit the street protesting the hike in petrol price, on Wednesday appealed to the people to maintain normalcy during NDA-called 12-hour bandh over the issue.

Petrol hike perturbs B-Town celebs

The petrol price rise has left Bollywood celebrities like Gul Panag and Divya Dutta concerned about the common man, while Amitabh Bachchan and others have mocked at the issue.

Delhi govt effects marginal hike in minimum wages

Delhi government effected marginal hike in minimum wages for various categories of skilled and unskilled workers in the city.

Cong backs hike in rail fares

Congress backed the hike in rail fares in the railway budget saying it was "very minor" and necessary in view of the increase in fuel prices.