BEST bus now in a new avatar?

MUMBAI :: If a new design is accepted by the BEST committee, the landmark `red’ BEST bus, will soon change to white with yellow stripes. Five students of JJ Institute of Applied Art, along with their professor, have designed a new look and logo for the BEST buses. The BEST has got approval from the…

BEST buses may have Wi-Fi soon

The BEST administration has proposed a Wi-Fi service for commuters with the installation of 4,015 routers in buses and at some bus stations, and on-board entertainment in AC and non-AC red buses here. The routers will also provide the GPS location of buses and give commuters the estimated time of arrival of buses on a…

9 lakh A/c’s put in `doubtful’ category

Nearly half of 18 lakh people under the income tax scanner for suspicious bank deposits post-note ban have been put in the `doubtful’ category , but action against them will follow only after the new tax amnesty scheme ends on March 31. Under `Operation Clean Money’, the income tax department had sent SMSs and emails…

Now get your PAN instantly

To push PM Modi’s Digital India drive,  the Central Board of Direct Taxes is working on issuing the Permanent Account Number (PAN) instantly using Aadhaar’s e-KYC facility, reports the Times of India. The e-KYC allows the user to verify details through a biometric identification features. Quoting an official from the concerned department, the report said…

30 kg down in 5 days

She has already lost 30 kg, has a new eight-hour sleep cycle and can now even blows kisses to her doctors thanks to improved limb mobility. In just five days after landing in Mumbai, this is the shift so far in Eman Ahmed’s condition. Believed to be the world’s heaviest woman, Eman has been admitted…

Jio hits 100mn customer base

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani said the newly launched telecom venture Reliance Jio’s user base has crossed 100 million. Speaking at an interactive session at Nasscom India Leadership Forum 2017 at Mumbai on Wednesday, he noted, When we started Jio we set a target of 100 million customers in shortest time. Even we didn’t imagine…

ISRO launches 104 satellites in single shot

SRIHARIKOTA: At about 10 am on Wednesday, India’s nearly 50-year-old space programme rocketed into the record books by successfully deploying as many as 104 satellites in orbit — a feat not accomplished by any country so far. This marked a huge leap from the Russian record of 37 (Isro’s previous highest was 20). The historic…

Nokia 3310 is coming back

I remember exactly where I was when I first saw a Nokia 3210. It was 1999 and I was sitting in a home economics classroom in school when one of the cool girls – oversized gold earrings, marijuana-leaf pendant, free gaff aficionado, always the first to have Buffalo shoes and those Adidas tracksuit bottoms with…

GVK wins bid to develop Navi Mumbai Airport

Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL), the GVK-owned consortium running the Mumbai airport has won the bid for the much-delayed, discussed and debated Rs 16,000 crore airport project coming up in Navi Mumbai. Rival GMR Infrastructure was the only other bidder in the final round. The project is seen as a crucial alternate to the congested…

Zoom Air set to take off on February 15

India’s latest private airline, Zoom Air, will start daily scheduled operations on the Delhi-Kolkata-Durgapur-Delhi sector from February 15. The same will be extended to Amritsar in the afternoon, followed by Delhi-Surat-Bhavnagar-Delhi, an evening service. The airline becomes India’s 10th scheduled carrier for domestic skies presently, with others being Air India, Air India Express, Jet Airways,…

Airbus A350-900 reaches New Delhi

The world’s most modern aircraft airbus A350-900 has been brought to India via Lufthansa Airlines. The aircraft landed in Delhi on Saturday. The A350 model boasts of seating 325 passengers over a 15,000 km range. It weighs 280 tons. The aircraft has business, premium and economy classes and has bigger windows. Lufthansa has personalised it…

World’s Heaviest Woman Lose 2 Kg’s Every Day?

Eman Ahmed’s biggest challenge begins today. The 37-year-old Egyptian national, touted as the world’s heaviest woman at 500 kg, who arrived in the city on Saturday for weight reduction surgery, will be served only liquid supplements, beginning today. This, in the hope that she drops 50 kg in 25 days, otherwise an impossible task. Simply…