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Hoteliers boycott MakeMyTrip & Goibibo on commission

Ahmedabad, Dec 5: Around 270 hoteliers in Ahmedabad city have stopped taking bookings from two major online travel portals - MakeMyTrip and Goibibo - alleging heavy commission and indiscriminate discounts offered by these platforms on room tariffs.

The decision to boycott the online booking platforms over the commission and indiscriminate discounts were taken at a meeting of Gujarat chapter...

India's heaviest satellite GSAT-11 successfully launched from French Guiana

Bengaluru, Dec 5: India's heaviest, largest and most powerful satellite GSAT-11 was successfully launched by an Arianespace rocket from the French Guiana early Wednesday morning.

Blasting off from the Ariane Launch Complex in Kourou at 0207 hrs Indian time, the Ariane-5 vehicle injected the GSAT-11 into the orbit in a flawless flight lasting about 33 minutes.

The satellite...

National Election Commissioners Conference in the City of Palaces from Dec 4

Mysuru, Dec 3: A two-day 27th national level Election Commissioners Conference will be held from December 4 in the city of Palaces.

Karnataka State Election Commission Secretary, in a release here on Monday, said in all 19 State Election Commissioners, Bharath Electronic Limited, Electronic Corporation India limited, Mysore Paints and Varsh Companies Chairmens and Executive Directors are participating in...

Bhopal gas tragedy: 34 years on, victims suffering continues

Bhopal, Dec 3: It has been more 34 years since the Bhopal Gas Tragedy took place but the survivors are still bearing the brunt of the poisonous gas leak incident, which claimed around 15,000 lives.

Living in the area located near the pesticide plant, where the incident took place, survivors demand adequate facilities from the government for the treatment...

WhatsApp chief writes to RBI to expand payment services

New Delhi, Dec 2: WhatsApp Chief has written to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), seeking a formal nod to expand payments services to all its 200 million users in India.

The messaging app, which has drawn fire from the government over spread of fake messages on its platform, continues to wait for a regulatory clearance to launch full-fledged...

Not enough ketchup: US woman attacks McDonald's manager

Los Angeles, NOV 29: A California woman was behind bars on Wednesday for beating and choking a McDonald's manager after discovering there wasn't enough ketchup in her order, police said.

Mayra Berenice Gallo, 24, apparently went into a rage on October 27 after ordering food through the drive-through at the fast food outlet in the town of Santa Ana....

Ambassador of France to confer 'Knight of the Legion of Honour' to Azim Premji

Bengaluru, Nov 27: Ambassador of France to India Alexandre Ziegler will confer the highest French Civilian distinction, Chevalier de la Legion of Honneur- 'Knight of the Legion of Honour' on Wipro Chairman Azim Premji tomorrow.

The award was in recognition of Mr Premji's outstanding contribution to developing the information technology industry in India, his economic outreach in France and...

ISRO to launch India's HysIS satellite with 30 foreign satellites

Bengaluru, Nov 27: ISRO is all set to launch its workhorse rocket PSLV-C43 carrying India's earth observation satellite Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite (HySIS) and 30 co-passenger satellites, including 23 from the US, from Sriharikota on November 29.

The space agency said the 45th flight of PSLV will be launched from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre...

Madhya Pradesh polls: This candidate is polishing shoes to please voters

Ahead of assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, politicians from all political parties are leaving no stone unturned to woo the voters. Sharad Singh Kumar, of Rashtriya Aamjan Party contesting on the election symbol of a shoe has garnered attention owing to his unique style of campaigning.

Singh is polishing shoes of people and says he will make use of...

Apple restarts iPhone X production over poor iPhone XS, XS Max sales

California, Nov 23: The hefty price of the newer generation iPhone probably did not work in favour of Apple. The company is reportedly looking at restarting the production of its older iPhone X which had a good response.

According to Mashable, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, which debuted in September, are not selling at a pace the...