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Shamshad Ali (IANS) 14 January 2016
Kashmiris carry it inside the 'pheran', a traditional long flowing tweed over-garment, to keep the freezing winter away   New Delhi : Have you ever imagined carrying red-hot charcoal filled in an earthen pot inside your dress? It sounds dangerous, but Kashmiris do it to kill the...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 28 December 2015
A better processor, RAM and battery power will make your latest tech device last longer   Most people spend on tech products on impulse and regret later. For example, a friend bought a device with 1GB (gigabyte) RAM (random access memory) and 8GB in-built memory, when another handset...

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IANS 15 December 2015
Railway ticket cancellation and refund rules have been amended, parliament was told on Monday.   Granting refund of confirmed railway ticket up to four hours before departure, 50 percent cancellation charge for a confirmed ticket submitted between 12 and four hours before departure...

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IANS 01 December 2015
 Starting Tuesday, Indian railway stations will allow cancellation and refund of reserved tickets at an additional counter which was until now dispensing only unreserved tickets, an official statement said.   In a bid to usher in passenger friendly measures, the railways ministry has...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 02 November 2015
Online shopping is convenient; but, unless you take certain precautions and maintain highest security level, it may cause you headaches and financial losses   The festival season is now at its peak. Shopping online is convenient and saves time—but, at the same time, if you are not...

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Preetha Nair (IANS) 20 October 2015
No amount of preparation can get one ready to travel to the historic pass. For an uninitiated like me, it was a trip that opened my eyes wider.   Visiting Nathu La is no less than a pilgrimage, but not of the religious kind. At 14,420 feet above sea level, one is struck by the sheer...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 05 October 2015
All new mobile phones below Rs10,000 provide value for money; some even compete with pricier handsets   Indians are price conscious and always try to get the maximum value out of any purchase. Mobile devices are no exception. Currently, there are some very good—in terms of hardware...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 23 September 2015
Clear all issues like ‘all taxes and charges’ before issuing the first cheque when buying a new vehicle   The difference between ‘ex-factory’ and ‘ex-showroom’ and ‘all taxes and charges’ and ‘landed cost to customer’ prices for a new motor vehicle are, often, huge. In some cases,...

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IANS 21 September 2015
Bharti Airtel has started per second bill plan for its prepaid mobile customers nationally, to ensure the customers pay only for the time they use the network, a company statement said here on Monday.   "Rolled out under the new 'Pay For What You Use' initiative as part of the...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 21 September 2015
How to select a power-bank that would save your day   With speedier processors and more RAM (random access memory), mobile handsets are becoming faster every day. Although the new-generation hardware consumes less power, the battery, which allows the show to go on, is not...

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IANS 15 September 2015
Utility payments platform FreeCharge on Tuesday launched a digital wallet in partnership with Mumbai-based private lender Yes Bank.   Online e-commerce player Snapdeal had acquired FreeCharge in a deal believed to be worth around Rs.2,800 crore earlier this year and the launch of the...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 09 September 2015
Other than something indefinable, Crossovers have an illusionary ‘presence’   I had a quick look at the new Suzuki S-Cross. This is from the ‘crossover’ segment—whatever that means—because the fact remains that most ‘crossover’ cars in India bear more resemblance to the Hindustan...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 07 September 2015
Useful tips on squeezing the most out of your cellphone’s battery   For almost every mobile handset user, the most important question at the end of the day is: “Will my mobile’s battery last until I reach home?” This was not the case a few years ago, when we used a basic handset. So...

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Idea Cellular has done the same in Delhi, Punjab and UP West   Telecom operators Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular have hiked charges for post-paid customers by 20% in various circles, including the national capital.   As per information posted on the companies' websites, Airtel...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 26 August 2015
Efficient, reliable petrol engine in hatchback will compete with petrol editions of other manufacturers   The new Honda Jazz 2015 has turned the very important hatchback market in India on its head, with extremely competitive pricing and variants that will provide Suzuki Swift and...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 24 August 2015
After much testing, Windows 10 is here and Microsoft is offering free upgrade   Microsoft has started releasing volume licensing for its newest operating system (OS), Windows 10, from August 2015. Microsoft has said that during its first year, Windows 10 would be made available free...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 12 August 2015
With banks tightening lending norms, many big automobile dealerships may go belly up   Banks are tightening the way they handle bad loans, especially big loans to the corporate sector. How will this impact loans for buying new and used cars? One aspect, of course, is the way loans...

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Amit Sengupta 11 August 2015
Exotic Andamans host some amazing hidden gems   Andamans appears like a piece of beads strung together in the Bay of Bengal, straight out of a dream. It is flanked by the beautiful and mesmerising North and South Andaman Islands and stretches up to the Nicobar group of islands in the...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 10 August 2015
Several useful and free apps are available to make your mobile a personalised device   So you have bought yourself a brand new Android mobile handset and are set to explore its features. Although all mobile handsets do have pre-installed apps for most of the features, they are...

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Uber, the technology-based cab service provider, on Monday launched debit cards as an additional payment option for all users across the 18 cities that Uber operates in, in India.   In July, credit card payments was re-introduced in India for all Android users, in partnership with...

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