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Old temple structures found in Uttarakhand’s Paniyali


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Published on Mar 11, 2019

Paniyali (Uttarakhand), Mar 11 (ANI): The old temple structures were found in Uttarakhand’s Paniyali village.

Paniyali (Uttarakhand) Location is near Haldwani:


UC Browser Bets Big on Short Videos for 2019
March 11, 2019 Technology For YouGadgets & Apps
  • UC Aggregates 3.6 cr short videos in 2018
  • Around 1 lakh short-videos uploaded every day
  • UC We-Media creator wins Emerging Short-format Content Creator of the Year Award
New Delhi, India, March 11, 2019 : Short-video content has seen a surge in 2018 with over 3.6 crore short-videos aggregated on UC Browser, the world’s leading third-party mobile browser and a content platform. Short videos account for over 40% of overall content consumption on the platform. Daily video uploads have increased 100% in the last 6 months, while daily video consumption has increased 3 times on VMate, a life-recording short video app specifically for India market. Short-form content, including short videos and snackable content, is UC’s top content priority for 2019.

Chat with Damon Xi, General Manager-UC Global Business, Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group

Addressing the audience at StreamCon Asia 2019, Damon Xi, General Manager – UC Global Business, Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group said, “2018 has proved to be a great year for short videos and we are glad to see a rapid growth of short video creators on UC platform. As smartphones become more popular and mobile data gets more affordable there will be explosive growth of video content consumption. Short-form and snackable content is already driving the growth in the consumption of digital media and re-shaping the content space. The next few years will usher in a new era of content creation and distribution, even monetization.”

Robin Sharma – YouTuber and Content Creator

UC, with itsuser-oriented localization strategy has captured the trend well. In 2018, UC aggregated 3.6 crore short videos, which is around 1 lakh for each day. The UC platform has witnessed strong increase of 1 crore short video viewers. Besides, the company has partnered with more than 350 media groups in India to enrich the content supply. UC data shows that each user spends, on an average, 20 minutes a day reading and watching content provided by UC news feed.
In terms of genre, entertainment remains the most popular category for Indian users on the UC platform. According to an internal study, Indian smartphone users spend 1.1 hours on average on entertainment content every day. UC aims to deliver enjoyable content to 130 million of its India users. The company has successfully partnered with multiple Bollywood production houses such as Zee Studios, RSVP and Red Chillies as Online Entertainment Trending Partner for many movies including URI: The Surgical Strike, Kedarnath, Zero, Batti Gul Meter Chalu and Baazaar. The strategic tie-up provides exclusive movie content and celebrity engagement activities on the UC platform. Benefiting from the partnership, production houses are able to reach to the huge user base of UCaround 130 million in India.
“While UC is expanding its operations in India, we are also looking at investments and opportunities in the content industry. Since India has a lot of diversity, we are looking at content players across various languages. Apart from entertainment content, we will provide more localized content in various formats and vernacular languages. Meanwhile, through the UC campus projects, we have set up platforms for young talents to showcase their creativity,” Damon added.
UC We-Media creator Robin Sharma has won the Emerging Short-format Content Creator of the Year at the recently-concluded StreamCon Asia Awards 2019. Arti Soni and Sana Khan, short video creators on VMate, won the Best Short-format UGC Content Creator Award.

UC Browser Bets Big on Short Videos for 2019


Redmi Note 7 to be available for instant delivery on Dunzo

March 8, 2019 Technology For YouGadgets & Apps

Bengaluru, India, March 8, 2019 : Dunzo, the popular hyperlocal Bangalore based delivery service has announced that Redmi Note 7 will be available for instant delivery through Dunzo when it goes on sale in Mi Homes from 6th March 2019 onwards. This is in extension to its partnership with Mi Homes, exclusive brand stores by Xiaomi, India’s number 1 smartphone and smart TV brand for instant delivery of all their mobile phone devices. Redmi Note 7 product will be live for purchase on Dunzo, via Mi Homes the same day as other platforms, where Dunzo will deliver instantly from Mi Home stores in Bangalore.
This is the second step in a partnership that began on February 14th, when Dunzo partnered with the Mi Home Stores in Bangalore for instant deliveries of smartphones and major accessories to users across India.
  • Apart from the Redmi Note 7, other Xiaomi products can also be purchases on Dunzo fulfilled by Mi Homes:
  • Mi Accessories like Mi Band, Power Banks, Earphones etc. are already live for instant delivery by Dunzo fulfilled by Mi Homes in Bengaluru.
With Dunzo’s growing popularity across India, it’s very clear that Urban India gets what they want when they want it. Over the past few years, there has been a shift of transactions from the offline to the online world – what Dunzo does is bridge the gap allowing offline stores to provide the same convenience much faster. Ordering the latest Xiaomi smartphone or accessory follows the exact same process as ordering for your daily groceries on the Dunzo App. All you have to do is open the app and place your order on the home page, and Dunzo will have it picked and delivered to your home within an hour.
Kabeer Biswas, CEO of Dunzo said, “We are excited on what the on-demand infrastructure being rolled out by Dunzo can truly deliver for consumers. We’ve always promised every part of your city is accessible within minutes and with this partnership we want every Xiaomi user to know that every Xiaomi product – including their flagship product Redmi Note 7 and Note 7 Pro- is now under 60 mins away, no matter where you are in Bangalore. Our goal is to have 1 out 10 local transactions occur on the Dunzo app – be it local commute, courier or shopping. We want to make transformative changes in the way consumers engage with every local store in Urban Indian cities and this partnership is a step towards that.”
Arvind Yadav, Head, Mi Home, Xiaomi India on the occasion said, “It’s a truly exciting moment for us to be extending our presence to all Dunzo users. Dunzo is a leading innovative one-stop solution to all consumer needs, which effectively connects with Xiaomi’s philosophy of providing innovation for all. We are confident that this association will serve valuably to all our Mi Fans and Dunzo users, further enhancing our Mi Home customer experience.”

Redmi Note 7 to be available for instant delivery on Dunzo
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IndiGo, Jet Airways airfares surge as 200 flights cancelled; Rs 20,000 for Delhi-Mumbai ticket
By: Arun Nayal | Published: March 11, 2019 5:04 AM
On key metro routes like the Delhi-Mumbai, spot fares have risen by up to 20% since January this year.

The two airlines normally operate a total of 1,700-2,000 flights daily.

With two major carriers — IndiGo and Jet Airways — cancelling around 200 flights daily, spot fares (those booked 7-15 days before the date of travel) are increasing compared with the prices in January when the flight schedules were more or less normal. On key metro routes like the Delhi-Mumbai, spot fares have risen by up to 20% since January this year.
Fliers booking tickets within seven days of travel have to shell out over Rs 20,000 for a to-and-fro journey between Delhi and Mumbai, which is higher by around 20% compared with spot fares in January, according to data provided by Yatra.com.
Similarly, a Delhi-Bengaluru ticket will costRs 18,430 for travelling after seven days from the booking date — around 21% compared with January.
Analysts said spot fares have risen as IndiGo started cancelling around 30 flights daily since February due to shortage of pilots, which will carry on this month and the Jet fleet got depleted with several groundings due to non-payment to lessors.
According to government sources, around 200 daily flights are being cancelled by Jet. Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said last week that Jet is flying with just 70 planes out of its 123 aircraft fleet size due to non-payment of dues by the airline to its lessors and lack of spares.

The two airlines normally operate a total of 1,700-2,000 flights daily.
“The repair work at the Mumbai airport has amplified the problems. There been a significant increase in spot fares on main routes. It is in the range of 15-18% month-on-month. Typically, a Delhi-Mumbai return ticket costs around Rs 15,000 per passenger if booked 3-4 days in advance,” Anand Menon, brand leader, leisure travel brand of FCM Travel Solutions said.
Ticket prices for journey 15 days later are also heading north. A return ticket between Mumbai and Bengaluru is priced at Rs 9,426, up from Rs 7,961 in January and Rs 8,234 during February. Similarly, a two-way journey between Delhi and Hyderabad could cost Rs 8,674 during March if the booking is made 15 days in advance. It cost Rs 8,343 for the same journey in January planned 15 days ahead.

Domestic air traffic growth fell to a 52-month low at 9.1% year-on-year during January mainly due to higher fares. Industry executives expect the growth moderation to continue due to airlines flying lesser capacities.
“Groundings by Jet is likely to keep the passenger traffic growth in the 10-12% range for next few months,” an executive at low-cost carrier said.
Menon of FCM Travel Solutions expects the spot fares to remain higher unless the Jet situation improves quickly.

IndiGo, Jet Airways airfares surge as 200 flights cancelled; Rs 20,000 for Delhi-Mumbai ticket