Android’s future in India is bright: Google CEO

New Delhi, Dec. 16 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday alleged that a ‘nervous’ Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wants to be the protagonist of all breaking news and said his unwarranted criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is highly condemnable.

BJP leader Nupur Sharma said that the CBI conducted the raid on the orders of a court and not the government.

“Are they going to challenge the court? If you go with the reaction of Kejriwal and Jaitley ji, it is amply clear that the more nervous man is Mr. Kejriwal. It is clear the Mr. Kejriwal has avoided, perhaps not taken any action against Mr. (Rajender) Kumar despite repeated complaints against him,” Sharma told ANI.

“Mr. Kejriwal should be reminded that he has made slanderous, unfounded allegation against various people without any evidence. I think he should rethink on his strategy. He just wants to be the protagonist of all breaking news possible. And he is more interested in running the Twitter account than the Delhi Government,” she added.

Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay echoing similar sentiments said Kejriwal’s vocal assertions and his body language shows his desperation.

“Some kind of question mark can be seen in his behavior. It seems that the Delhi Secretariat has become a home for the corrupt people. If someone has to give an award of liar of the year or u-turn of the year then it should be given to Kejriwal. Is Arvind Kejriwal fighting against corruption or supporting it? Why is he distressed with it? Why is he reacting in haste?” he asked.

Kejriwal had yesterday alleged that the real purpose of the CBI raid in his office was to spirit away a file in which Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was the central figure in a scam pertaining to the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).

Jaitley, however, rubbished Kejriwal’s allegation.

Meanwhile, Kejriwal’s Principal Secretary Rajender Kumar was questioned again by the CBI today in connection with a corruption case.

Kumar was questioned by the CBI for about seven hours late last night after the probe agency sleuths raided his Delhi Secretariat office.

Kumar has been booked under Sections of IPC on charges of criminal conspiracy and under various Sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act for allegedly favouring a private company in five contracts worth 9.5 crore rupees during 2007 to 2014. (ANI)

New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): India is one of the largest growth markets for the search giant Google globally, said the search engine’s CEO Sundar Pichai.

On a two-day visit to the country, Pichai advocated that India will have more Android users than the US by 2016.

Stressing on importance of internet connectivity, Pichai said, “Mobile internet can be a game changer.”

“Our focus on bringing internet access to everyone, making sure our products are working for them in a meaningful way and then ensure our platform allows them to add their

voice to the internet,” Google CEO added.

Born in Chennai, this is Pichai’s first visit to India after he took over as CEO of the restructured Google in August. Pichai said that Google’s rural internet programme will move from pilot to full scale programme in 300,000 villages in India. The company will help women from 3 lakh villages across India to get online in three years.

He also emphasized on making women a part of Google’s efforts to get them access nationally.

Google CEO also announced that the company would build new campus and ramp up engineering presence in Hyderabad to make products for India. The search giant will also up hiring in Bengaluru. (ANI)

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