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India smartphone market up 23% amid flat global growth

NEW DELHI: India smartphone market grew 23 per cent in the first quarter of 2016, surpassing the U.S. to become the second largest country in terms of users, even as sales remained flat globally, research firm Counterpoint said. “India which surpassed USA to become the second largest smartphone market in terms of users has continued […]

Barack Obama is funny, charming: Priyanka Chopra

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Indian actress Priyanka Chopra is glad to meet U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as she attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner here. The 33-year-old “Quantico” star, who is currently shooting in the U.S. for the bigscreen “Baywatch” reboot, dazzled the last evening’s affair in a deep-cut, black and sheer-stripe gown. Ms. […]

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PM Modi gives LPG connections, vows to help poor

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Ballia (Uttar Prdesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi distributed LPG connections here on Sunday and pledged to ensure a better life for the poor. This is a government for the poor. Whatever we do will be for the poor, the prime minister said here, launching the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. We have worked a lot on […]

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Big B, SRK grace Bipasha, Karan’s wedding reception

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Mumbai, (IANS): It was a starry affair at Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover’s wedding reception here, which saw the who’s who of tinsel town gracing the event. The reception was attended by Bollywood A-listers like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan. The reception, held at St. Regis hotel in south Mumbai, was […]

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IAF choppers, NDRF fight Uttarakhand forest fires

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Dehradun, (IANS): Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters sprayed water in a bid to control forest fires raging in Uttarakhand, union minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday. A team of 40 National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) personnel were also deployed in Nainital and Almora districts, authorities said. Javadekar said in New Delhi that the government would […]

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Bollywood Diva Priyanka Chopra describes Michelle and Barack Obama

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Priyanka Chopra was glad to meet US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as she attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington DC. The 33-year-old Quantico star, who is currently shooting in the US for the Baywatch reboot, dazzled the last evening’s affair in a deep-cut, black and sheer-stripe gown. Priyanka shared […]

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Dine with Obamas at White House Correspondents’ Dinner and Desi Girl Priyanka Chopra

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After a lot of ‘will she? won’t she?’ Priyanka Chopra finally decided to give some time to dine with the leader of the free world at White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The White House Correspondents Association holds this annual dinner which began in 1920 and has become a tradition. The Dinner is a scholarship benefit for […]

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PM Modi in Varanasi today, set to launch Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on Sunday, where he will launch solar-powered boats for plying on river Ganga and also distribute 1,000 e-rickshaws. The Prime Minister will then leave for Ballia district in eastern Uttar Pradesh to launch the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). The PMUY is […]

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Delhi Daredevils continue to rise

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Delhi Daredevils’ investment in youngsters is paying rich dividends in this IPL season so far as they jumped to second in the points table after defeating Kolkata Knight Riders by by 27 runs at the Ferozeshah Kotla in New Delhi on Saturday. Sent in to bat, the Daredevils were in deep trouble, losing both their […]

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Petrol price hiked by Rs 1.06 per litre, diesel by Rs 2.94 per litre

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Mumbai: Petrol price on Saturday increased by Rs 1.06 per litre and diesel by Rs 2.94 per litre. The change in price will be effective from Saturday midnight. Petrol in Delhi will cost Rs 62.19 per litre from midnight as against Rs 61.13 per litre currently. Similarly, diesel will cost Rs 50.95 per litre as […]

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