Kannur Airport: 95% of airside, 90% of cityside work completed

Kerala’s fourth international airport at Kannur is very close to completion, with 95% of the airside works and 90% of cityside work completed, the government said today. Airside refers to the runway, bays, traffic control tower and so on, while city-side works refer to civilian construction components such as the parking area, approach roads and […]

FITE says 11 cases against Tech Mahindra layoffs moved to courts

The Maharashtra unit of Forum for IT Employees said 13 disputes over forced resignations and  layoffs at IT organizations have been moved to the labor courts after failed mediation attempts by state labor authorities. 11 of the 13 cases were filed by employees of Tech Mahindra, and one each by those of Wipro and Vodafone, […]

TRAI to hear the public on net neutrality in open house this month

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has started registrations for an open house discussion on its upcoming recommendations on net neutrality. The open house discussion will be held on Wednesday, August 30 at 9:30 AM in New Delhi. The venue has not been finalized yet, and is likely to be fixed after the regulator gets […]

Wipro brings big data solution to Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform

Wipro, one of India’s largest IT services providers, said it has brought its big data analytics solution, Data Discovery, to Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. Big data solutions help companies collect, store and analyse huge amounts of raw data produced by sensors, cameras, sales reports, social media campaigns and so on to obtain useful insights into […]

Yes Bank launches impulse buying app ‘Tap To Shop’

Trying to differentiate itself from regular ecommerce websites and apps, Yes Bank has launched an impulse buying app known as Tap To Shop. Unlike regular online shopping apps, Tap To Shop will be focused exclusively on delivering deals that are not available at most times. The customer must have installed the Yes Pay wallet on […]

Vodafone Play adds 12 channels from Discovery including DSPORT

Vodafone India said it tied up with Discovery Communications to offer 12 of its channels on its ‘Play’ app. These channels include Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery HD World, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo, Discovery Kids, Investigation Discovery (ID), Animal Planet HD World, TLC HD World, Discovery Tamil and sports channel DSPORT. “Vodafone Play is […]

Auto-gearshift proves popular; Maruti Suzuki adds it to top-end IGNIS

Maruti Suzuki said it has added the auto-gearshift option to the highest variant of its ‘millenial-focused’ IGNIS small car. AGS is already available on the cheaper variants, Delta and Zeta, and cars enabled with the technology account for 27% of IGNIS Sales, the company said. The AGS version of the Alpha trim will be available […]

SBI enables Samsung Pay for some of its debit cards

State Bank of India said it was enabling payment by Samsung Pay service on some of its higher debit card variants. Samsung Pay works by mimicking the ‘swiping’ action of a credit or debit card by sending a magnetic pulse. The ‘card machine’ or point of sale machine mistakes this for an actual swipe and […]

IT companies using illegal tactics to force workers to resign: FITE

The Forum for IT Employees, arguably the IT workers rights organization with the largest number of well-wishers and supporters, accused IT companies of using illegal and unethical means to force their workers to submit their resignations. In a meeting with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, the organization accused the companies of using harassment techniques that […]

Smriti Irani Trumps PTI: Takes to twitter to expose ‘fake news’

Smriti Irani, who recently took on the role of the union minister for information and broadcasting has started off with a bang by alleging that the country’s largest news wire distributed photo Chennai floods claiming them to be those of the floods in Gujarat. Unlike her predecessors, who would bring such matters to attention through […]

Maruti Suzuki introduces hi-tech workshops under NEXA brand

Maruti Suzuki today announced the launch of premium workshops and service centers under its ‘NEXA’ brand. The first NEXA Service workshop has been launched at Gurugram. NEXA Service will be expanded in phases, and Maruti Suzuki expects that nearly 300 NEXA Service workshops will be in operation by 2020, the company said. Received by a […]

Bharti Airtel will launch VoLTE next year

Bharti Airtel is still testing its 4G voice or Voice over LTE service and a pan-India launch will take place only by January-March of 2018. “VoLTE is a very complex technology,” CEO Gopal Vittal said. “There is a lot of optimization. It has to be tested device by device,” he said, adding that it will […]

No plans to launch JioPhone rival – Bharti Airtel

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom provider by revenue, said it has no intention of launching a rival phone similar to the super-cheap semi-smartphone launched by rival Reliance Jio. Asked if the company needed to come out with a similar, affordable handset to compete with Jio, Gopal Vittal, CEO of Bharti Airtel said his company did […]