Aadhaar no longer mandatory to get new SIM, Centre issues directions to telecom companies

May 2, 2018

In what comes as a major relief for consumers who are struggling to get a mobile phone SIM without an Aadhaar card, the government has issued clear instructions to operators asking them to accept alternate documents such as driving license, passport, and voter ID card for providing new connections. The government has asked the mobile companies to follow the instructions immediately, telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan told TOI. Sundararajan said that…

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New WhatsApp update gives more power to chat group admins:

May 2, 2018

WhatsApp has been working for a long time to improve the functioning of its chat groups and give more controls to the admins. In the past, it has introduced features such as Add to groups, Invite via link, and ability to add Group Description among others. The Facebook-owned company is now rolling out a new feature that offers more rights to group admins, as well as allows the admin to take…

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India worried as Taj Mahal changes colour

May 2, 2018

India’s Supreme Court has instructed the government to seek foreign help to fix what it described as a worrying change in colour at the Taj Mahal. “Even if you have the expertise, you are not utilising it. Or perhaps you don’t care,” court justices said. The court said the famous palace, built in the 17th Century from white marble and other materials, had turned yellow and was now turning brown…

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Khushi Kapoor’s Phone Wallpaper Is Of Mom Sridevi. Pic Is Making Everyone Emotional

May 1, 2018

A picture of Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s younger daughter Khushi, who apparently uses a childhood picture of herself with the late actress as her phone wallpaper, is trending on and off. The Internet chanced upon the picture after Khushi was spotted leaving a suburban restaurant in Mumbai over the weekend. Megastar Sridevi died this February in Dubai after drowning in her hotel bathtub. She was just 54. In the picture,…

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Facebook finally rolls out ‘dislike’ button – sort of

May 1, 2018

Facebook is finally rolling out a dislike button. Its users have long been asking for a way to show their disapproval of news, in addition to the famous Like button. But it is not exactly as one might expect. Firstly, the button actually works as a downvote, indicated by an arrow rather than anything more disapproving like an upside-down thumb. And secondly, it is only available in New Zealand and…

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Unemployment to be main issue in 2019 polls: P Chidambaram

May 1, 2018

NEW DELHI: Questioning the competence of the Modi government to create jobs, senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Monday that “unemployment” will be the biggest issue in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. “There will be many issues, but the biggest of them in the 2019 elections will be unemployment. The government is so incompetent that they don’t know how to create jobs,” he said…

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Apple to ditch ‘3D Touch’ for upcoming iPhone

May 1, 2018

Apple is working on a LCD-display iPhone that may not feature its legendary ‘3D Touch’ feature to balance costs, a top analyst with Taiwanese business group KGI Securities has said. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the most famous analyst with KGI Securities when it comes to Apple, the Cupertino-headquartered giant’s new 6.1-inch phone will have an updated display. “While two more expensive models — a second generation flagship iPhone X and…

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Adelaide to host opening Test of India tour from December 6

May 1, 2018

A four-Test blockbuster series between Australia and India headlines the Australian 2018-19 international schedule but it is unlikely that the pink-ball Adelaide Oval Test will ensue. The Border-Gavaskar series will begin in Adelaide on December 6 but is not likely to be another pink-ball spectacle, which has been the showpiece of the past three Australian summers. Australia have won all four of their pink ball Tests, while India have never…

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