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Sushil Kutty

  • Indians spend over three hours on smartphones, app usage up by 63%

    India is a nation of the ‘young’. And the young are spending more and more time on the smartphone. In metros like Mumbai, where slums choke entire localities, the intrepid user is getting on to apps to conduct business, says the Ericsson ConsumerLab Report 2014, which was released on Tuesday. The...

    Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 6:20am
  • Rahul Gandhi vs Congress: 10 Janpath under siege

    The Congress is in the throes of a crisis, facing revolts in Assam, Maharashtra, Haryana and Jammu & Kashmir, proving beyond doubt that 10 Janpath's writ does not run beyond 24 Akbar Road, the Congress headquarters. In Assam, state health minister Hemanta Biswa Sarma resigned on Monday. He has...

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 6:20am
  • Reliance vs government : Rift widens, or is the Centre buying time?

    Is Mukesh Ambani falling out with the Narendra Modi government? Mukesh and Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) have been at the receiving end of a couple of “strong” government decisions -- the biggest one being to keep gas price hike in abeyance.

    Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 8:30am
  • HTC launches One (E8), Desire 616 smartphones

    HTC India chief Faisal Siddiqui along with Jack Yang, president, HTC South Asia, and HTC global sales head and CFO Chia-Lin Chang on Friday launched two of HTC's newest products in India -- HTC One (E8), and the octa-core processor-powered smartphone Desire 616. HTC One (E8), a cousin of One (M8),...

    Saturday, 12 July 2014 - 6:50am
  • Does the Budget mark the beginning of the end of reign of railway board?

    Two hundred metres of Raisina Road separates Rail Bhawan from Parliament House. But when members of the railway board crossed the road on Tuesday and stepped into Rail Bhawan to address the media two hours after railway minister Sadanand Gowda read out the rail budget, they appeared lost and...

    Wednesday, 9 July 2014 - 7:20am
  • Nurses' release is a real whoddunit

    Theories range from Sushma's medical college promise to Saudi Arabia to NSA Doval's pull with Syrian contacts on Baathists

    Wednesday, 9 July 2014 - 6:40am
  • Solar panels, bio-toilets in trains: Does Sadanand Gowda's budget actually belong to Narendra Modi?

    Union railway minister Sadanand Gowda is likely to roll out prime minister Narendra Modi's 'ideas train' on Tuesday. Rail budget 2014-15 will carry the Modi stamp, from railway station to level crossings. Bullet trains might be on the menu. Trains will run at high speeds on solar panels. A railway...

    Tuesday, 8 July 2014 - 10:15am
  • Indian nurses in Iraq freed, will reach home today

    Till noon on Friday, the ministry of external affairs (MEA) was on a wing and a prayer. Pressure was mounting on it to secure the release of 46 Indian nurses taken by the ISIS from Tikrit to Mosul. Then, the prayer was answered: one of the nurses called up her mother in Kerala and told her, they...

    Saturday, 5 July 2014 - 6:15am
  • Indian nurses forced to move from Tikrit by ISIS; some injured

    The 46 Indian nurses, holed up in Tikrit Teaching Hospital for nearly a month, and from Monday on held captive by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in the hospital's basement, were at gunpoint herded into two buses and driven out of the hospital compound to an unknown location in the...

    Friday, 4 July 2014 - 7:15am
  • 46 Indian nurses in ISIS custody in Iraq

    The 46 Indian nurses, confined to the Tikrit Teaching Hospital compound in Tikrit, Iraq, for over two weeks, are now said to be in the "protective" custody of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants. This is contrary to what the ministry of external affairs (MEA) has been insisting all along: the...

    Wednesday, 2 July 2014 - 6:05am

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