New Delhi - Domestic handset player Karbonn has launched two entry-level smartphones--Karbonn A1+ Super and Karbonn A5 Turbo in the very affordable range.
The Android KitKat operating system phones have been priced at Rs 3,490 and Rs 3,290.
The devices come with Android 4.4 KitKat, 3 megapixel camera, dual SIM support and 8.9 cm touch screen.
Both phones feature 3.5-inch HVGA (320x480 pixels) displays. Karbonn A1+ Super is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor while the Karbonn A5 Turbo packs a 1GHz processor.
New Delhi, Aug 5 : The manufacturer of the world's pinnacle super luxury automobiles, today confirmed the development program for a new Rolls-Royce. The new car will reach the market by mid-2016.
The car will build on the success of Phantom, Ghost and Wraith by continuing to boldly shape the future of the marque with contemporary, graceful and sensuous styling. It will deliver effortless, open-top touring through the perfect marriage of modern Rolls-Royce luxury, style and elegance with an engaging and exhilarating driving experience.
New Delhi: Honda Cars India is temporarily suspending production of its flagship sedan City this month as it shifts manufacturing of the car to its Tapukara facility.
The company said it will resume production of the car that is being rolled out from its Greater Noida plant in the first week of next month.
"There will be no production of the Honda City in the month of August and the manufacturing of the car will resume in first week of September," Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) said in a statement.
New Delhi: Opposition members in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday sought to rake up an rake up issue accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not greeting Muslims on the occasion of Eid while noting that he had offered prayers in Nepal's famed centuries-old Pashupatinath Temple yesterday.
Raising the issue during zero hour, Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Bandhopadhyay recalled the Prime Minister's visit to the Pashupatinath Temple yesterday and his donation of ghee and 2500 kg of sandalwood.
New Delhi, Aug 5 : Studies since 2012 have estimated that over 74 per cent of urban Indians are overweight (i. e. BMI over 23 kg/m2).
A recent survey conducted by Fitho, a leading wellness services organization that works with partners like Lal Pathlabs, showed that along with increasing weight, there is also increasing awareness and 5 out of 10 urban Indians are trying to lose weight.
While 40 percent of the overweight people have intent to lose weight but are not taking action to control their weight, the remaining 60 per cent are making an effort to lose weight.
New Delhi, August 5 : Rani Mukerji recently promoted her upcoming drama film 'Mardaani', along with director Pradeep Sarkar and script writer Gopi Puthran in Mumbai.
'Mardaani', which means manly, revolves around a senior police inspector, played by Mukerji, who unearths a human trafficking racket. While promoting the movie, she said that the film was relevant in today's times and after watching it, every woman will feel empowered.
New Delhi: The Reserve Bank may maintain the status quo on interest rate in its bi-monthly monetary policy review to be unveiled on Tuesday amid apprehensions that deficient rainfall may further push up food inflation.
The food inflation remaining over 8 percent mark will weigh heavily on the RBI, which has been maintaining that containing inflation is its top priority.
New Delhi: Reaching out to Congress, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the government is open to minor modifications in insurance Bill for its passage in the current session of Parliament.
"The government is extremely anxious that the insurance Bill, which has been pending since 2008, is finally cleared... In case they (Congress) want to make any minor modifications, they should suggest that," he said.
An all-party meeting earlier in the day failed to break the deadlock in the face of opposition demand to send the Bill to a select committee.
New: Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned home on Monday, wrapping up his two-day official visit to Nepal, the first trip by an Indian premier to the neighbouring country in 17 years.
"The two prime ministers expressed satisfaction over the excellent state of Nepal-India relations that encompass a broad spectrum of political, economic, social and cultural ties that are deep-rooted at both government and peoples' levels," according to a joint statement issued at the conclusion of the visit.
New Delhi: State-owned Coal India (CIL) achieved an output of 33.1 million tonnes (MT) in July as against the target of 35.80 MT.
The development comes at a time when the Maharatna firm is drawing flak from across the quarters for missing its output targets.
In the first four months of the current fiscal, the company's production was 141.34 MT, while the target for the period was 148.81 MT, the company said in a filing to the BSE.
The company's offtake in July stood at 38.04 MT, missing its target of 40.48 MT. Its offtake in April-July period was 157.59 MT, against the target of 171.43 MT.
New Delhi - State-run Oriental Bank of Commerce on Monday reported 3.15 percent increase in net profit to Rs 364.54 crore for the quarter ended June 30.
The bank had reported a net profit of Rs 353.38 crore during the same quarter year-ago, Oriental Bank said in a filing to the BSE.
The bank's total income increased from Rs 5,255.7 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 to Rs 5,576 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.
Other income increased by 9.3 percent to Rs 588.20 crore in the quarter under review from Rs 538.05 crore earlier.
New Delhi - Bajaj Auto on Monday reported 9 percent increase in motorcycle sales at 2,67,841 units in July 2014.
The company had sold 2,46,828 units in the same month last year, Bajaj Auto Ltd said in a statement. BAL said exports were up 54 percent during the month at 1,69,755 units as compared to 1,10,023 units in July 2013.
In the commercial vehicles category, its sales stood at 51,451 units, up 49 percent, against 34,499 units in the same month of the previous year.
New Delhi, Aug 4 - The world's most popular search engine, Google, marked late Indian cinema legend Kishore Kumar's 85th birthday with a colourful 'doodle.'
The versatile star, who was one of the most successful singer in Hindi film industry, holds the record for claiming 8 Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer, which is the highest number of award won in the category.
New Delhi: The Defence Ministry has decided against blacklisting British engine manufacturer Rolls Royce and allowed the armed forces to do business related to essential requirements with the firm, which is facing a CBI probe for allegedly paying commissions and employing middlemen in contracts with state-owned HAL.
This follows the Attorney General's opinion which favoured that IAF and the Navy can procure systems essential for their maintenance and operational requirements of the two services, Defence Ministry sources said here.
New Delhi: Telecom operators such as Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, RCom, Aircel, Tata Tele and BSNL have not paid penalties totalling Rs 2,116.95 crore levied on them for non-compliance of subscriber verification rules that are important for national security, CAG said in its report.
"We further noticed that out of Rs 2506.80 crore of penalty levied by the DoT and the TERM Cells during 2009 to 2012 for defective CAFs, the service providers had paid only Rs 389.85 crore," the Comptroller and Auditor General
(CAG) said in its latest report.
New Delhi: After rejecting Reliance Industries' gas finds, upstream regulator DGH has refused to recognise three gas discoveries of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) for not doing its prescribed conformity tests.
The Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) has not approved Declaration of Commerciality (DoC) for three out of the 11 discoveries ONGC has made in its Krishna Godavari block KG-DWN-98/2 (KG-D5) in Bay of Bengal, sources said.
New Delhi: Worried over declining profit in SAIL, the Steel Ministry has decided to appoint a globally-renowned consultancy agency to carry out a "diagnostic study" for enhancing the maharatna's performance.
The ministry will float a tender soon inviting expression of interest (EoI) from international firms to also look at ways operations of the country's largest steel maker can be improved and future expansion can be executed in time and without cost overruns.
New Delhi - The oil ministry is looking at a price of USD 6-6.5 for all domestic natural gas but wants Reliance Industries to sell KG-D6 gas at old rate of USD 4.2 till it makes up for shortfall in supplies of past four years.
The ministry last week internally discussed tweaking the formula suggested by the C Rangarajan Committee to bring down the proposed increase from USD 8.4-8.8 per million British thermal unit to USD 6-6.5, a rate that will be affordable to most consumers and also incentivise exploration, sources said.
New Delhi - Markets regulator Sebi's efforts to recover dues from various defaulters and fraudsters through attachment and other proceedings seem to have begun yielding results, as payments have begun to trickle in.
However, nearly 2,000 demat accounts of individuals and companies still stand frozen for violations of various securities laws and default in penalty payments under orders by the capital markets regulator, shows data available with two depositories CDSL and NSDL.
New Delhi - Driven by an investment friendly government at the centre, overseas investors have pumped in a staggering USD 6 billion into the Indian securities market in July -- taking their overall net inflows since beginning of 2014 to more than USD 26 billion.
Foreign investors have poured in USD 2.18 billion (Rs 13,124 crore) into the equity markets, while they have made net investments worth USD 3.83 billion (Rs 22,977.65 crore) in debt securities, during July -- the highest inflow for a month so far this year, latest market data showed.
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