Author Archives: Loknath Das

Why do away with re-evaluation, Delhi HC asks CBSE

The court’s observation came while hearing several pleas by students, who gave the board exams this year, against the CBSE’s decision to scrap its re-evaluation policy. Photo: HT New Delhi: “Why should you do away with re-evaluation?” This was a query put to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) by the Delhi High Court after being shown answer sheets ... Read More »

Stock market closes lower as oil slips into bear-market territory

Getty ImagesIt was a gloomy day for crude oil. U.S. stocks finished lower Tuesday as investors dumped energy shares after crude-oil prices sank into bear-market territory. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.67%  dropped 16.43 points, or 0.7%, to close at 2,437.03, with nine of the 11 main sectors trading lower. The energy sector was down 1.3%, topping the losers. Crude oil ... Read More »

What’s behind the big market swing from tech to banks

The tech sector can’t lead the market forever: Strategist  Friday, 9 Jun 2017 | 2:08 PM ET | 01:44 Technology stocks are getting beaten up and banks have surged as part of a broader trend that has hit the market this year, where yesterday’s hot hands are today’s also-rans. The two sides have exchanged market leadership over the past week or ... Read More »

Dow, S&P 500 end at records as tech shares rebound

U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with both the Dow and the S&P 500 ending at new records as technology shares rebounded from a recent bout of sharp weakness to lead the market higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.29%  rose 144.71 points, or 0.7%, to 21,528.99, ending at its highs of the day, which represented both an intraday and ... Read More »

Sex Offenders Cannot Be Barred From Social Media, Top US Court Says

HIGHLIGHTS Packingham had been convicted of having sex with a 13-year-old girl He was barred for 30 years from using Facebook and other social media Packingham went to his Facebook page and wrote how relieved he was The US Supreme Court unanimously struck down Monday a North Carolina law that barred registered sex offenders from using social media. The suit ... Read More »

Hike 5.0 Brings Redesigned Interface and Wallet Feature With UPI-Based Payments

HIGHLIGHTS The Hike 5.0 app will roll out by Sunday on Android, iOS Wallet feature will initially only be available on Android The iOS app will only get the Wallet feature by July-end Hike Messenger on Tuesday at an event in New Delhi unveiled a completely redesigned offering with the introduction of Hike 5.0. Apart from a complete revamp, the ... Read More »

WhatsApp Extends Support for BlackBerry, Nokia S40 Platforms: Reports

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp to continue working on BlackBerry and Nokia S40 platforms But Nokia Symbian S60 support will end this June Nokia Symbian S60 users will have option to get chat backups in email WhatsApp has become an essential messaging app amongst all kinds of mobile users irrespective of the operating system their devices run on. In February last year, Facebook-owned ... Read More »

Alcatel A3 10 Tablet With 4G, Voice Calling Support Launched at Rs. 9,999

HIGHLIGHTS Alcatel A3 10 going on sale via Flipkart It has been priced at Rs. 9,999 It features a large 10.1-inch display Alcatel on Thursday announced its all-new A3 10 tablet in India. Priced at Rs. 9,999, the new Alcatel A3 10 will be going on sale via Flipkart from today in Volcano Black colour. Alcatel says that the new ... Read More »

Nativ Vita Music Player Is a $1,599 Tablet for Audiophiles

HIGHLIGHTS The prices for Nativ Vita go as high as $3,099 Streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora are supported It comes with a 11.6-inch full-HD display Nativ, a tech startup which was came into prominence via a crowd-funded campaign early last year, has launched its Vita music player with a large touchscreen display and starting price of whopping $1,599 ... Read More »

iPad Pro 10.5-Inch and 12.9-Inch 2017 Models Come With 4GB of RAM

HIGHLIGHTS Last year’s 9.7-inch iPad Pro had 2GB of RAM Both new iPad Pro models pack 4GB of RAM The 10.5-inch iPad Pro comes with four connecting cables to display Apple launched its new iPad Pro tablets with 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch display at WWDC 2017 last week. Now, it has been revealed that both new tablets from the company pack ... Read More »