A gang of eight persons waylaid a mobile phone-laden truck heading from Chennai towards Bengaluru and made away with Xiaomi mobile phones worth Rs 15 crore near Melumalai near Shoolagiri.
It was an emotional moment for Ananda Priya, a college student from Korattur, when she got back her lost mobile phone.
“As a Black Swan event, the users were not really prepared for the lockdown, and had to depend on their smartphones to tide over.
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Prasad said that PLI Scheme has been a huge success in terms of the applications received from global as well as domestic mobile phone manufacturing companies.
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While the government had come up with the idea of online classes for the benefit of students, the association said it was not possible to take classes on most subjects.
A case of fraud has been registered against the mobile phone manufacturing company and its service centre, the police said.
Mobile device sales via online, and in a phased manner via retail, service centres with facilities for home delivery and pickup must be declared as 'essential services', ICEA said
The GST Council on Saturday hiked tax on mobile phones from 12 per cent to 18 per cent.
The GST rate was 18 per cent on machine-made and 5 per cent on man-made matchboxes.
Mobile phones were earlier exempted from 10 per cent service welfare cess but it will now be re-imposed on imported handsets over and above existing 20 per cent basic customs duty.
"We found that students could concentrate better when they are not allowed to carry their cellphones to classrooms,” said Dr Maqdoom Farooqui, Principal of Dr Rafiq Zakaria Women’s College.
The smartphone seems to be hampering the idea of a rational dialogue to be fundamental in sustaining democratic norms.
In a bid to minimise road accidents, the Rajasthan High Court has passed an order directing authorities to suspend driving licenses of those who are found talking on their mobile phones while driving.
A spokesman of NIA said 20 teams of the investigation agency assisted by J&K Police, CRPF and NSG commandos carried out an extensive search inside the Central Jail, Srinagar Monday.
The court was told that the deadline for linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts was December 31 and for mobile phones was February 6.