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Facebook Brings Free, Basic Internet to India

Facebook Brings Free, Basic Internet to India

By Josh Wolford February 10, 2015

Facebook has brought its internet.org app to India, giving free, basic internet access to people in six Indian states – Tamil Nadu, Mahararashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, and Telangana. The deal is a partnership with Reliance Communications. By “basic”, we’re …

Sheryl Sandberg Sees India as Facebook’s Next Market

Things for Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook, have not been going well as of late. Recently, it was revealed that Facebook had run an emotion experiment affecting some 700,000 users – all done without the consent of …

Buildings Collapse In India After Heavy Rain, Dozens Killed

The death toll in two separate building collapses in India reached 27, authorities reported on Monday. More victims who are trapped under rubble are still being rescued. On Monday, authorities also reported that the death toll in the city of Chennai …

Narendra Modi: Ready To End Strife With Pakistan?

Narendra Modi was sworn in on Monday as the 15th Prime Minister of India, an event watched by heads of government from all of South Asia including from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Maldives, Nepal, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. The most surprising …

India Launches Another Google Antitrust Investigation India Launches Another Google Antitrust Investigation

The Competition Commission of India has reportedly launched a new antitrust investigation into Google’s business practices following a complaint that Google allegedly blocked a business’ ads because it competed with one of Google’s own Helpouts business. Google launched Helpouts last …

Narendra Modi To Be Next PM Of India After Violent And “Cool” Elections, Exit Polls Show Narendra Modi To Be Next PM Of India After Violent And “Cool” Elections, Exit Polls Show

Four major exit polls have pegged Narendra Modi to be the next prime minister of India. The campaign has been a lengthy one. Reuters reported that Indian elections are a five week process, in which security forces visit 815 million …

Mr. Poo Is India’s Anti-Public Defecation Mascot

Warning: Those who have a weak stomach should not read this story. According to Unicef, around 620 million people (half the population) in India alone poops in public; that’s around 143,300,482 lbs. of feces every day. The rampant rise of …

Narendra Modi Set To Form India’s Next Government Narendra Modi Set To Form India’s Next Government

Monday is election day in India and Narendra Modi is the current front-runner. After Monday’s prime minister election, Modi could be the leader of the world’s biggest democracy. A Modi win would also make his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party …

Google Fined $166K In India Antitrust Probe Google Fined $166K In India Antitrust Probe

Google has been fined by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to the tune of roughly $166,000 (US) in relation to an antitrust probe launched two years ago. The probe began after a complaint from consumer advocacy group Consumer Unity …

Paul McCartney & PETA Work to Rescue Elephant

Paul McCartney headed a campaign to rescue an elephant from a temple in India after a trip there in 2012. He saw 14-year-old Sunder being obviously mistreated at Jyotiba temple and, with the help of Maharashtra State’s forest department and …

Samsung Galaxy S5 to Hit India, Other Models in the Works

The citizens of India will now be able to stay in touch using the Samsung Galaxy S5. Samsung announced last month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that it will launch its latest flagship smartphone in India, on March …

Veena Malik: Does She Think “India Sucks”?

Pakistani actress Veena Malik is reportedly in hot water over a hateful tweet posted. Via Twitter account @iVeenaMalik, an unverified account, the actress is purported to have tweeted “India sucks!” to the world. This is kinda awkward considering the fact …

Holi (Festival Of Colors) Celebrated With Google Doodle Holi (Festival Of Colors) Celebrated With Google Doodle

As mentioned, Google is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with its annual doodle, but in India, it’s celebrating Holi (the festival of colors) with one. Holi is a spring festival also known as the festival of love, and has become popular …

Google Reportedly Facing $5 Billion Fine In India Google Reportedly Facing $5 Billion Fine In India

Google is reportedly facing a $5 billion fine from the Competition Commission of India in relation to an antitrust probe launched two years ago. The probe began after a complaint from consumer advocacy group Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) …

India’s Olympics Ban Lifted By IOC

India is back in the game, officially. After being suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in December 2012, India has been reinstated in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. The suspension is a result of the country’s refusal to …

Maruti Celerio Plans to Up Indian Car Sales

In America, a car with an automatic transmission is no big deal. A lot of us can’t even drive a car with a manual shift, and we’ll do okay in life despite that. In India, however, the case is virtually …

Bollywood Star Farooq Shaikh Dies at 65

Indian actor Farooq Shaikh, 65, passed away on Friday after suffering a heart attack. The Bollywood legend was in Dubai visiting family at the time. His funeral was held in Mumbai on December 28. Shaikh was best known for his …