Author Archives: Loknath Das

Panel drafting new education policy gets another extension of two months

K. Kasturirangan. Photo: HT New Delhi: The Union government has granted another extension to the K. Kasturirangan Committee tasked with drafting a new education policy, days after the human resource development (HRD) ministry said it was giving final shape to the policy. The committee, which was supposed to submit the report by 30 June, now has till 31 August. This is ... Read More »

IIMs face fresh threat to autonomy as HRD ministry seeks more control

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar. The HRD ministry is deliberating whether the government should have a say on the appointment of an IIM chairman. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: The government is framing rules to partially control how the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) function to curb potential misuse of the powers accorded to the board of the elite B-schools under the ... Read More »

Surface Phone Fans Urge Microsoft to Release the Rumoured Device With Change.org Petition

Surface Phone enthusiasts are running a petition on Change.org to persuade Microsoft to reverse its reported decision to cancel its unannounced dual-screen computing device, the media reported. All the fans of Windows Phone want Microsoft to release the Surface Phone or “Surface Andromeda Phone Project” that has been leaking out lately with the phone screen that can turn into a tablet, the petition read. “The original writer ... Read More »

Asus ZenFone 5Z Goes on Sale in India for the First Time via Flipkart: Price, Specifications

Asus ZenFone 5Z price in India starts at Rs. 29,999 HIGHLIGHTS Asus ZenFone 5Z is now on sale in India exclusively via Flipkart The smartphone comes in three variants in India It sports a large display, Snapdragon 845 SoC, up to 8GB RAM Asus ZenFone 5Z is now available for purchase in India, less than a week after it was unveiled ... Read More »

Xiaomi IPO: Xiaomi’s Weak Hong Kong Debut Casts Shadow on Tech Listings

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Corp’s shares fell as much as 6 percent on debut Xiaomi priced its Hong Kong IPO at HKD 17 per share The Sino-US trade dispute has roiled financial markets Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp’s shares fell as much as 6 percent on debut in Hong Kong due to valuation concerns, delivering a blow to investor sentiment in the tech sector ... Read More »

Samsung Q2 earnings guidance shows slowing smartphone business

Samsung smashed records for operating profit seven quarters in a row, but the streak is done, according to the company guidance. The Korean giant just announced its earnings guidance for Q2 2018 – consolidated sales are expected to be approximately KRW58 trillion ($52 billion), while the consolidated operating profit should be around KRW14.8 trillion ($13.25 billion). The estimated numbers fall ... Read More »

Samsung launches Galaxy Jean, a rebranded Galaxy A6+ (2018)

After launching the Galaxy A6 (2018), Samsung has launched a new smartphone in its home country of South Korea. Dubbed Galaxy Jean, the handset is a re-branded version of Galaxy A6+ (2018) that was released back in May this year. The phone’s listing on the company’s South Korean website itself confirms its A6+ – even the model number matches that of the standard ... Read More »

BlackBerry Ghost might have a large 4,000 mAh battery

A recently rumored BlackBerry device has been tipped by leakster Evan Blass to have a hefty 4,000 mAh battery in store. The device in question is the BlackBerry Ghost – a high-end and supposedly bezel-less BlackBerry device to be released exclusively in India. Its existence was first leaked in February and it is slated to be released sometime in the summer. Batteries this ... Read More »

Honda Activa-based NAVi coming back, with major UPDATES: Details

The Honda Navi is a unique looking moto-scooter in the Indian market. Two years after its official launch, Honda is preparing a new version of the Navi. Even though the Navi gained a lot of traction initially in the market, the popularity came down with time. To keep the interest alive, Honda will launch a facelifted version of the scooter ... Read More »

Love Jawa motorcycles? Anand Mahindra wants you to come to ‘Jawa Day’: Details

Every automobile enthusiast in India is pretty excited about the comeback of the Jawa brand. The Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra, Anand Mahindra is also excited about the re-launch of the brand and keeps tweeting about Jawa on Twitter. After commenting that the Jawa bikes will be launched later this year in the Indian market, Anand Mahindra has asked Jawa ... Read More »