Author Archives: Loknath Das

What to look for when buying a new computer, laptop or hybrid

Buying a new computer is a lot like ordering a pizza: You think it’s a fairly simple task until you realize how many choices you need to make. But if your existing machine is so old it could barely run solitaire, you’re probably due for an upgrade. The good news is two-fold: there are many new exciting developments in the ... Read More »

Donald Trump brings tough trade message in vision for Asia

Donald Trump says the US is ready to make a bilateral deal with any country in the India-Pacific region, but only on the basis of ‘mutual respect and mutual benefit’. Photo: AFP Danang, Vietnam: US President Donald Trump set out a strong message on trade at a meeting of Asia-Pacific countries in Vietnam on Friday, saying the United States could no ... Read More »

China gave Donald Trump a win on trade and he didn’t even know it

China’s opening of banks and brokers to foreign control was the single most-important thing that happened while Donald Trump was in China. Photo: Reuters Danang, Vietnam: American and other securities firms scored what looks like a big win Friday when China announced new rules allowing them to own 51% stakes in joint ventures. It’s just the sort of market-opening move President ... Read More »

Govt plans lending reforms as bankers fear new bad debt crisis

India’s near $147 billion pile of soured loans is replete with examples of powerful and politically connected businesses who are accused of undermining rules to secure credit and then defaulting on loans. Photo: Mint New Delhi: Weeks after India unveiled a $32 billion bailout of state-run banks, top finance ministry officials and bankers will meet this weekend to discuss lending reforms ... Read More »

Oppo F5 4GB RAM Variant Goes on Sale in India: Price, Where to Buy, Specifications, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Only the 4GB RAM variant of Oppo F5 has been released for now It is exclusively available via Flipkart at the moment Offline sales are scheduled to commence soon Oppo F5 is on sale for the first time in the country on Thursday, a week after the Chinese brand’s new selfie phone launched in India. The highlights of Oppo F5 include ... Read More »

Zen Admire Unity With 5-Inch Display Launched in India: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS Zen Admire Unity runs Android Nougat 7.0 The smartphone comes with a 5-inch FWVGA display It will go on sale starting November 10 Zen Mobiles on Wednesday announced the launch of the Zen Admire Unity in India with a price tag of Rs. 5,099. The new smartphone will go on sale in the country starting Wednesday, November 10 and will include multiple ... Read More »

Gionee M7 Power India Launch Set for November 15, Sports 5000mAh Battery

HIGHLIGHTS Gionee’s M7 Power sports 18:9 display It is set to launch in India on November 15 It was launched in China at CNY 1,999 Chinese handset manufacturer Gionee has started sending media invites for the launch of its M7 Power smartphone in India. The company will unveil the Gionee M7 Power on November 15. The company started teasing the India launch of the ... Read More »

Honda Grazia Scooter Launch Highlights: Specifications, Price, Competitors, Features

Follow our live updates from the Honda Grazia launch event Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India launched its latest scooter, the Grazia in India.  Honda has positioned the Grazia above the Activa 125 and it will be Honda’s flagship scooter in India. With the new Grazia, Honda two-wheelers is targeting young and urban buyers and thus the scooter comes with a lot of style, premiumness and also a host of ... Read More »

Triumph updates Tiger 800 and 1200 for 2018

Triumph has taken the wraps off its for-2018 Tiger adventure motorcycle range, which includes the 800 and 1200. The Hinckley-based manufacturer claims over 200 chassis and engine updates for the Tiger 800, which, prominently, has had its three-cylinder engine tweaked for better response. The 800’s motor now produces 94hp, which is an hp down on the outgoing model, and its ... Read More »

Live Updates – Suzuki Intruder 150 Launched in India at INR 98,340

01:40 PM: That’s all folks from the Suzuki Intruder 150 launch in India. To wrap it up, the Intruder 150 is priced in India at INR 98,340 (ex-showroom). The bike is powered by the same engine that powers the Gixxer twins, but is tuned to deliver higher torque output of 14 Nm as compared to 12.5 Nm of the Gixxer. The ... Read More »