China's telecom equipment and mobile handset manufacturer Huawei has launched its latest smartphone Ascend Mate priced at Rs. 24,900. Best-selling author Chetan Bhagat unveiled the device, which comes with 6.1 inch HD display, an operating system of Android 4.1 JellyBean, a 1.5 GHz Hi-Silicon quad-core processor and a 4050 mAh battery.
Manorama Sethi, an accounts manager in a leading IT firm based in Noida was thinking of extending her weekend by a day i.e. making it a long weekend from Friday to Sunday. She asked her reporting manager about this and thanks to the new policy of 'Compressed Workweeks', which is being practiced at her workplace, Miss. Sethi's manager agreed to her plans.
On the fallout of BJP-JD(U), the Rashtriya Janata Dal President Lalu Prasad Yadav has said that the JD(U) and the BJP had entered into an alliance of convenience just to keep him out of power. Yadav termed the BJP-JDU break up as divorce between mismatched partners.
Addressing a gathering of academics, students and UK-based Indian entrepreneurs for the first ever India Day at Oxford University, Indian foreign affairs minister Salman Khurshid described India as a soft nation with reference to the theme of the event, 'India - A political economy for the 21st Century'.