Khap panchayat strikes again: Mobile phones use banned for girls in Barmer

A khap panchayat in the Barmer district of Rajasthan has allegedly issued a diktat, banning girls of the village from using mobile phones and social media.

DNA analysis of Chhagan Bhujbal's alleged money laundering, land grabbing case

Disapproving the state Anti Corruption Bureau having already taken over six months to probe allegations of money laundering and land grabbing against former Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal, the Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the ACB to complete its investigation and submit a final re

Forget love, loneliness is in the air!

Yes, loneliness is in! Look around yourself. Don't you notice curious eyes glued into flashy screens and fingers hurriedly typing away in glory! In offices, in metros, in all public places and even at family functions, this is the trend nowadays. This is the new 'normal' now.

How unused mobile phones are squandering gold worth 100 million pounds

A new study has revealed that unused mobile phones are actually squandering gold worth 100 million pounds in the UK.

Karnataka govt circular asks women employees not to loiter around

The Karnataka Legislature Secretariat has kicked up a controversy with a circular directing women staffers not to "unnecessarily" loiter around and employees not to speak loudly on mobile phones, evoking sharp criticism over the "sexist diktat".

No point to raise issue of cell tower radiation and then complain of call drop: Ravi Shankar Prasad

No point to raise issue of cell tower radiation and then complain of call drop: Ravi Shankar 

Now a 'missed call' to shut down your computer

Neki Ram of Nuhiyanwali village in Sirsa has developed a SIM-based device that can be attached to the computer. The user can simply send a "missed call" to the number installed in the device which shall instantly send commands to the computer and turn it off.

Researchers propose new way to measure crowd count

Researchers at Warwick University have come up with a new method to estimate the size of a large crowd based on geographical data from mobile phones and the social-networking app Twitter.

Pakistan completes biometric verification of mobile SIM cards

Pakistani authorities on Saturday said they have authenticated 75.5 million SIM cards through biometric verification under a plan to stop their use in terrorist attacks triggered by mobile phones.

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Zee Sting operation: Prisoners caught using cell phones in Rajasthan jail

Zee Media exposes corruption and clear insult of law at the Jhalawar jail in Rajasthan where the prisoners were seen using mobile phones allegedly provided by the police officials there for mere 500 rupees.

Google claims to be bigger on mobiles as compared to desktops in 10 countries
Google claims to be bigger on mobiles as compared to desktops in 10 countries

 Google has claimed that the company is now bigger on mobile phones than desktops as it is now offering more Google searches on mobiles as compared to the latter in 10 countries.

DNA: Non-payment of wages forces labour to commit suicide in UP

A poor, unpaid labour on Friday committed suicide in UP's Gorakhpur on Labour Day from the house of his employer.

Six-month-olds are using mobile phones: Survey

More than one-third of babies are tapping on smartphones and tablets even before they learn to walk or talk, a US-based survey shows.

BSNL offers free calling at night from May 1

To boost landline business, the state-run BSNL on Thursday announced unlimited free calling scheme during night hours from its fixed line phones to any operator including mobile phones anywhere in the country from May 1.

'Call drop' problem on mobile phones likely to be resolved soon

Chiding private telecom operators for repeated call drops on their network, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said lack of spectrum is no excuse for not resolving this problem.