An intense heatwave in India that has broken some temperature records has killed over 1,100 people and counting in the last few days. Poor and homeless people are most vulnerable to the sweltering conditions, while the nation reportedly recorded its highest maximum temperature at 117 degrees Fahrenheit at Titlagarh in the state of Odisha on Monday.
CNN reported that 884 of the deaths were recorded in the state of Andhra Pradesh, with another 226 people confirmed dead in Telangana. The millions of homeless people in India are the most vulnerable, as they must often stay outside and face the heat, with nowhere else to go.
TIME Magazine said that deaths have also been reported in the eastern states of Odisha and West Bengal, and in Gujarat on the country's western coast. It added that local newspapers and Twitter users have been posting images of 113°F temperatures in the capital of New Delhi melting some of the city's asphalt roads. more >>
Like other Android phone manufacturers, Chinese company Meizu is looking to expand its market outside of China, and one the closest possible option is India.
That's why the company will officially launch its Meizu M1 Note phablet via a flash sale in the Asian subcontinent.
According to the report by GSM Arena, the M1 Note smartphone will become available in India beginning 2pm local time via Amazon India. Unfortunately for interested buyers, they would only be able to know the price one the sale goes live tomorrow. more >>
Lenovo continues to develop Android smartphones at varying specifications in its attempt to cater to as much of the market as possible.
Just this week, the Chinese manufacturer has released its new Lenovo P70 handset in India.
According to a report by Phone Arena, the Lenovo P70 currently costs $257 and is only available in midnight blue. more >>
Indian Electronics Manufacturer, Micromax Mobile just launched its latest smartphone, the Canvas Spark with Android Lollipop for just $79.
Indian smartphone company, Micromax Mobile, which started the trend for more useable budget Android handsets, has just released its latest model running on Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Canvas Spark priced at Rs. 4,999 ($79).
Micromax released the Canvas Spark (Q380) at a Gurgaon, India event Wednesday, after a brief gap following its previous model, the Canvas Selfie. Powered by a 1.3GHz quad core MediaTek MT6582M processor, it has 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage expandable up to 32 GB. more >>
A new church attack has been reported in Agra, India, where vandals damaged four statues of Mother Mary, wrapped a dog chain around one of them, and removed the head of a baby Jesus statue.
"The intruders intended to hurt our religious sentiments as they placed the head of child Jesus Christ in the hand of Mother Mary and attached a dog chain to the neck," said Father Moon Lazarus, the head St. Mary Church, located in the Pratabpura area in the city of the Taj Mahal.
The attack is said to have occurred early in the morning around 3:30 a.m., according to Hindustan Times, with the window panes of the priest's car inside the church premises also being broken. more >>
Motorola is trying its best to bank on the success of its previous devices such as the Moto G, the Moto X, and the Moto E.
In the competitive Indian market, the phone manufacturer wants to become relevant with the latest version of its super affordable budget phone.
According to a report by GSM Arena, the Motorola Moto E 4G was just unveiled in the Asian subcontinent, and costs only Rs. 7,999 or about $128. more >>