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Panasonic launches new P75 smartphone with massive battery

New Delhi: Panasonic India on Thursday launched a new smartphone that packs a huge 5000mAh battery at an affordable price of Rs 5,990. “With the increased usage of smartphones nowadays, we offer a long-lasting 5000mAH battery P75 smartphone capable of turn-by-turn navigation as well, thereby assisting our consumers on the go,” said Pankaj Rana, Business

Dell India launches initiative on PC for education

Bengaluru: Dell India today announced the launch of its initiative that aims at making students aware of the importance a personal computer in education. ‘Aarambh’ – a pan India initiative aimed at spearheading the use of the personal computer (PC) for education, a company statement said. The year-long project aims to reach 1 million students  and

UAE consulate in Barcelona launches iftar project

Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Consulate General in Barcelona has launched an iftar project, funded by UAE charities to support underprivileged Muslims in the Catalonia region during the fasting month of Ramadan. The project, the largest in the region, is supported by Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, Emirates Red Crescent, Human Appeal

Jet Airways launches special low fares to beat lean season

Mumbai: Special low airfares are pouring in ahead of the monsoon season with another domestic carrier rolling out cheaper air tickets to woo fliers during the lean travel season. The latest to come out with low fares scheme is Jet Airways, which today offered fliers a 20 per cent discount on both business and economy

Indian couple launches 1.5 bn dollar lawsuit against Aus bank

Melbourne: A high-profile Indian-origin couple today launched 1.5 billion dollar lawsuit, one of the biggest in Australia’s legal history, against ANZ bank for allegedly undervaluing shares of their fertiliser company to recoup millions in debts. The case launched by Pankaj and Radhika Oswal in the Supreme court of Victoria is the biggest in the legal history of Victoria and


Himachal CM launches save girl child programme

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday started a programme to save the girl child in the Kangra district – the state’s largest. The programme named ‘Kangre Di Munni’ or girl child of Kangra, a social campaign of the district administration under the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’, was launched from Jwalamukhi, the town

CR launches safety ‘panic button’ feature

Mumbai: With a view to strengthen security of women passengers in trains, Central Railway (CR) has introduced ‘panic button’ system to alert officials in case of an emergency. The security feature – Red push button – installed inside each of the four ladies coach of a local train was launched last week on a trial

Neeru Bajwa dons a director’s hat and launches younger sister Rubina Bajwa

After Neeru Bajwa’s successful innings as an actor on the silver screen, her younger sister Rubina Bajwan is gearing up for her debut on the big screen. And, Neeru, who recently launched her own production house by the name of Neeru Bajwa Entertainments, now plans to prove her mark as a director. Rubina, who is


Panasonic launches Rs.12,999 headphones for music lovers

New Delhi: Panasonic India on Monday launched a new headphone with a “swing-arm” system that supports “free-style monitoring” for music enthusiasts and disc jockeys (DJs). The Rs.12,999 “DJ-1200” headphones are equipped with 41 mm driver with neodymium magnets to provide rich-listening experience around all types of music. “With its superior audio and high-frequency range, we

Apple CEO meets PM, launches updated ‘Modi app’

New Delhi: On his maiden trip to India as Apple CEO, Tim Cook on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and launched an updated version of the “Narendra Modi Mobile App”. “Thank you @tim_cook! Friends, welcome and happy volunteering. Your views and efforts are always enriching,” Modi tweeted. Cook replied: “Thanks PM @narendramodi for a

Air India launches super sale scheme

New Delhi: Close on the heels of the budget carriers rolling out low fares, Government-run Air India has also launched a limited period super sale scheme, offering customers all-inclusive ticket prices starting as low as Rs 1,499 on its domestic network. The tickets under the ‘super sale offer’ can be booked between today and May

Maruti Suzuki launches refurbished version of Alto 800

New Delhi: Automobile major Maruti Suzuki on Wednesday launched a refurbished version of its hatchback Alto 800. The new range starts at Rs.2.49 lakh for the standard petrol model, while that for the standard version with driver side airbag commences at Rs.2.55 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Besides, the new vehicle’s CNG (compressed natural gas) powered standard

DCB Bank launches Aadhaar-based ATM in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: DCB Bank today launched its new ATM in Odisha that accepts a customer’s Aadhaar number and fingerprint impression, in addition to the usual debit card security options. The launch coincided with the inauguration of five new branches of the private sector bank in Bijipur, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Palla and Pathar Pada. DCB Bank Managing Director

Facebook Messenger launches ‘Group Calling’

New York: Social media giant Facebook has launched “Group Calling” on Messenger that can let a user add 50 participants simultaneously over the Internet. Messenger’s latest feature was set to be rolled out globally over the next 24 hours on Android and iOS devices for free and users can start a group Voice over IP