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With landmark climate accord, world marks turn from fossil fuels

The global climate summit in Paris forged a landmark agreement on Saturday, setting the course for a historic transformation of the world’s fossil fuel-driven economy within decades in a bid to arrest global warming. After four years of fraught UN talks often pitting the interests of rich nations against poor, imperilled island states against rising economic powerhouses, French Foreign Minister ... Read More »

Railways demolish 500 slums killing 1 child, Kejriwal suspends 2 SDMs

Railways demolish 500 slums killing 1 child, Kejriwal suspends 2 SDMs   In a bid to curb encroachment along railway tracks, at least 500 slums were demolished on late Saturday night by the Indian Railways in Delhi. Hundreds were left without a roof over their heads in the raid conducted on a chilly night. The ruthless demolition near Shakur basti ... Read More »

Odd-even plan: Delhi government to issue permits to 10k new autos to ease travel

Ahead of the implementation of the odd-even vehicle scheme in the National Capital from January 1, the Delhi government has decided to issue permits to 10,000 new autorickshaws by the end of December. At present, there are nearly 80,000 autos plying in the Capital and the new addition will help in the facilitation of commuters during the 15-day trial period. ... Read More »

PM Modi pays tribute to martyrs of 2001 Parliament attack

To commemorate the 14th anniversary of the Parliament attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the martyrs at a solemn ceremony held in the premises of the Parliament. Following this, the Prime Minister also met with family members of the victims of the attack. “We remember the valour of all those who lost their lives defending the temple of ... Read More »

Vice President Hamid Ansari, others break ground for $7.6 billion TAPI pipeline

Vice President Hamid Ansari, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and leaders from Turkmenistan and Afghanistan today broke the ground for the ambitious USD 7.6 billion TAPI pipeline project. The project will provide energy-hungry India gas to run its power plants. Ansari flew to the ancient city of Mary, 311 km from the capital Asghabat, which was part of the old ... Read More »

Some Hidden Truths On How To Sell Cars

If you are selling your car for the first time, then surely you must nervous about secure home and whether you will be able to attract the right customers and even when you do, will you be able to negotiate with them and convince them about your car properly or not. These feelings are nothing unusual, however, what you need to ... Read More »

DoT Exempts Short Range Microphones, Radars From Licensing

Government has exempted use of wireless frequencies from licensing requirement for short-range microphones like cordless phones, radars, contact less cards and similar products. The Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing – the custodian of spectrum – in its latest notification exempted very low power equipment for wireless microphones, that can be used in the frequency band of 36 to 38 MHz, ... Read More »

PM Narendra Modi to Address Startup Founders in Silicon Valley

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address founders of startups, entrepreneurs and technology leaders in Silicon Valley on September 27 during his visit to the US. “The day-long event on the side of the prime minister’s visit to the Silicon Valley will highlight the Indian innovation capabilities of 30 startups across diverse sectors in the country,” IT industry representative body Nasscom ... Read More »

Over 17,000 Sites Still Have More Than 3 Percent Call Drop Rate: Report

With telcos deploying new towers for capacity and coverage enhancement, there are more than 17,200 sites across the country where the call drop rate is still over 3 percent. According to the weekly data submitted by operators, at the end of August 30 there were 18.86 lakh base tower stations or sites in India, out of which 35,654 were found ... Read More »

Spectrum Trading Rules to Be Released by Month-End: Telecom Secretary

Government will notify spectrum sharing guidelines in a few days while trading rules will be out by the month-end, a top Department of Telecom official said Friday. Spectrum sharing and trading guidelines will allow mobile operators to better utilise the available airwaves and will help in checking the call drop issue. The norms are also likely to push consolidation in ... Read More »