- Trinamool war room and its strategy to counter BJP(10:44)
By Sirshendu Panth
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) From using a "jumla meter that nails the BJPs "lies" to highlighting the achievements of the eight-year-old Mamata Banerjee government, West Bengals ruling Trinamool Congress has built a "pro-active campaign" for the Lok Sabha polls with the help of social media and conventional canvassing.
- Spotify agrees to remove Saregama's work(15:18)
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Swedish music streaming platform Spotify has told the Delhi High Court that it will remove all works belonging to India's oldest music label Saregama India from its platform within 10 days.
- Rahul's fascination for Vijender's art lands him poll ticket(14:50)
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Congress decision to nominate star boxer Vijender Singh for the prestigious South Delhi constituency has come as a surprise to many but former chief national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu has not been taken aback at the development.
- Morocco shared key intelligence with Sri Lanka, India on bombings (IANS Exclusive)(13:36)
Rabat/Colombo/New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Morocco shared sensitive intelligence with Sri Lanka that helped Colombo identify the nine bombers and their handlers in the Islamic State, informed sources have indicated. The information was also shared with India as New Delhi and Morocco have a strong counter-terror cooperation.
- Snapchat adds 4 mn users, beats revenue estimates(10:02)
San Francisco, April 24 (IANS) Photo-messaging app Snapchat added four million new users in the first quarter of 2019, registering a revenue of $320 million -- up 39 per cent (year-over-year) -- thus beating the Wall Street estimates.
- Modi remains No. 1 choice to be PM: CVOTER-IANS tracker(07:56)
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Narendra Modi continues to be the first choice for the Prime Ministership staying ahead of his nearest rival Rahul Gandhi by leaps and bounds, according to the latest finding of the CVOTER-IANS tracker.
- Jet to approach lenders with fresh funding proposal(19:34)
By Rohit Vaid
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Temporarily grounded Jet Airways is expected to make yet another plea for an interim funding of at least Rs 250 crore to its lenders to restart bare minimum operations till May 10.
- Snags in EVMs reported from different states(19:26)
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Like in the previous two phases of Lok Sabha elections held on April 11 and April 18, snags in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were reported from different polling stations spread across the 13 states and two Union Territories which went to the polls in the third phase on Tuesday.
- It's grand fight of grandsons in Haryana's Hisar(18:00)
By Jaideep Sarin
Hisar (Haryana), April 23 (IANS) In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Hisar gave the country its youngest-ever Member of Parliament (MP) in Dushyant Chautala. He was only 26 years and one-month old at that time. This time, the Hisar Lok Sabha seat is witnessing the grand fight of two great grandsons and one grandson of three political dynasties in the state.
- 10% organic fertilizer production to be made mandatory(Lead)(12:26)
By Nirbhay Kumar
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog or National Cow Commission will suggest the new government at the Centre to make it mandatory for companies like KRIBHCO and IFFCO to manufacture 10 per cent bio-fertilizers from cow dung and cow urine out of their total annual production.
- Airlines asked to keep fares in check for far-flung areas(09:30)
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Civil Aviation Ministry has asked domestic carriers to desist from raising fares on routes connecting far-flung areas especially in the northeast, in the wake of the grounding of Jet Airways.
- Why Sri Lanka does not trust social media platforms(11:24)
Colombo, April 22 (IANS) Battling the spread of hate speech on social media platforms especially Facebook for long, the Sri Lanka government on Sunday once again "temporarily blocked" social media from spreading fake news in the wake of deadly suicide bombings in the island that killed 290 people.
- RBI consultation to change 25 bps cut norm soon(11:10)
By Anjana Das
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The RBI could soon start discussions to break away from the convention of reducing key policy rate by 25 basis points or multiples thereof shortly with stakeholders like lenders, domain experts and within the Central Bank.
- India's nuclear weapons not for 'Diwali', asserts Modi(20:42)
Barmer, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that India is no longer afraid of Pakistan's nuclear threats as today it is among the world powers with capability to carry out nuclear attacks across land, water, and air.
- Average airfares stay 10-15% high, more on non-metro routes(19:36)
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Airfares on domestic routes, especially those connecting non-metro cities, remain high with suspension of Jet Airways flights. The average ticket prices have gone up in the range of 10-15 per cent across various sectors even as airlines like SpiceJet and IndiGo have mounted additional capacity.
- 'DRT on cards if Jet's stake sale process fails'(12:48)
By Rohit Vaid
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Even as Jet Airway's lenders are confident of selling their stake in the temporarily grounded airline, they have prepared a contingency plan which includes taking the company to Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT), sources said.
- BCCI ombudsman fines Pandya, Rahul for Koffee fiasco(11:44)
By Baidurjo Bhose
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) BCCI Ombudsman D.K. Jain has asked all-rounder Hardik Pandya and opener K.L. Rahul to pay a sum of Rs 1 lakh each, to widows of 10 constables in paramilitary forces who have lost their lives on duty. They have also been asked to deposit Rs 10 lakh each in the fund created for promotion of cricket for the blind as fine for their misconduct in chat show.
- Independence of Judiciary under threat: CJI (Lead)(11:38)
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Saturday said the independence of the judiciary is under threat after allegations of sexual harassment against him over which the Supreme Court held an urgent hearing.