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  • PM’s Rs500m package to make Hyderabad modern city: governor

    KARACHI: Sindh Gover­nor Mohammad Zubair said on Friday the Rs500 million development package anno­u­n­ced by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would prove to be a catalyst in the modernisation of Hyderabad, the second largest city of the province...

    He said at a meeting with Hyderabad Mayor Tay­yab Hashmi and Deputy Mayor Sohail Mashhadi at Gover­nor House that the fed­eral government belie­v­ed in equal development and economic agenda for...

  • ‘Hyderabad city has lost its character’

    An IAS officer of the 1955 batch who retired as chief secretary of a united Andhra Pradesh, he is considered an authority on Hyderabad — its history and culture — and has 14 books to his credit...

    His books on the founder of Hyderabad, the Nizami city, the cantonment of Secunderabad, its rockscape, the jewels of the Nizam or the coffee table book on its foremost photographer, Raja Deendayal, all reveal the depths of his attachment...

  • Burned body of woman found in car near Hyderabad city

    The charred body of a woman was recovered from a burnt car in the early hours of Thursday in the Tando Jam area near Hyderabad...

    According to Senior Superintendent Police Hyderabad Pir Muhammad, it is believed that the woman was murdered and her body was placed in the car which was then driven to a street and set on fire...

  • How India's 'Garden City' became garbage city

    The stench of rubbish hanging over swathes of Bangalore is so powerful it rouses residents in the middle of the night, the fetid result of a trash crisis that threatens its reputation as one of India's nicest places to live...

    Hailed first as the country's Garden City and then its Silicon Valley, drawing in multinational IT firms and their monied executives, today Bangalore is paying a heavy price for its success ? it's a city...

  • India learns to ‘fail fast’ as tech start-up culture takes root

    BENGALURU: After ping pong tables, motivational posters and casual dress codes, India’s tech start-ups are following Silicon Valley’s lead and embracing the “fail fast” culture credited with fuelling creativity and success in the United States...

    Taking failure as a norm is a major cultural shift in India, where high-achieving children are typically expected to take steady jobs at recognised firms...

  • Palestinian president kicks off India visit with tech tour

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas began a three-day visit to India on Monday with a tour of an IT facility that is helping Ramallah build a high-end tech hub...

    But his first stop was to a technology institute outside Delhi where India is lending its IT know-how to help Palestine spur job creation in the tech sector...

  • India's Modi meets with US tech titans in Silicon Valley

    His trip follows a US visit by China's president, Xi Jinping, who met with several tech leaders in Seattle earlier this week...

    Modi hopes to attract funds and skills from US innovators to help India's burgeoning startup scene grow, and he will seek to encourage some Indians who have thrived around San Jose, California, to bring their knowledge back home...

  • India, others stay out of regional tech moot

    ISLAMABAD: India, Bangla­desh and Iran are not participating in a regional conference that began here on Monday under the aegis of the United Nations...

    According to sources, all of the 14 member countries of APCTT were invited, but India, Bangladesh and Iran decided not to attend the meeting...

  • Swedish defence giant offers to build high-tech jet production factory in India

    Swedish defence giant Saab has offered to build a state-of-the-art fighter jet factory in India should it seal a lucrative deal to supply hundreds of military jets to New Delhi...

    Saab and its US competitor Lockheed Martin have emerged as the frontrunners to supply around 250 single-engine combat planes to India's air force which wants to revamp its Soviet-era military hardware...

  • Police in India's tech hub urged to investigate New Year sexual assaults on women

    Reports of sexual assaults on women revellers at New Year's Eve celebrations in India's southern information technology hub of Bengaluru have spurred women's rights activists to demand that police investigate...

    Several women were groped and assaulted by a mob in the city's central business district on Dec 31 as they celebrated, according to a Reuters witness and a report in the Bangalore Mirror newspaper...

  • Cyclone kills 10 in south India's tech hub Chennai

    At least 10 people were killed when Cyclone Vardah slammed into the southern Indian tech hub of Chennai, bringing down houses and cutting off the electricity supply, authorities said Tuesday...

    Most were crushed by trees uprooted in winds of up to 140 kilometres per hour, which also cut power across large swathes of southern India on Monday...

  • Shell unveils giant new high-tech research lab in India

    Oil giant Shell opened Friday a high-tech research hub in southern India that is hoping to pioneer the green energy of the future, including ways to transform farm and city waste into clean fuel...

    The sprawling facility in the Indian tech capital Bangalore will house 1,500 experts under one roof as Shell expands its research and development operations in Asia...

  • Pompeo to assure India on H1-B visas for tech workers

    United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will assure India on a visit next week that Washington is not planning to slash visas commonly used by Indian technology workers, an official said on Friday...

    US has backed internet behemoths and major corporations in opposing India's orders that all online data be stored within the country, a move to ensure that authorities in New Delhi have access to it...

  • Apple opens map development office in India's Hyderabad

    NEW DELHI: Apple said Thursday it will open a development office in Hyderabad, as its chief executive Tim Cook continued his India charm offensive with an investment boon to one of the country's top technology hubs...

    It pits Apple against Google, which has made maps a key focus of its attempt to forge inroads in India, a vast but largely untapped Internet market where almost a billion people are still not online...

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