India said mobile phones must include a panic-button feature from the start of next year and incorporate satellite-based navigation technology from 2018 as officials try to make the nation a safer place for women. The emergency button would be activated when a designated key is pressed,

for instance by holding it down for a certain length of time, according to a statement from the telecommunications ministry in New Delhi. All manufacturers, including companies such as Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., would need to comply. India is among the fastest-growing smartphone markets and has about one billion mobile-phone users. FULL REPORT