In direct contest for PM, voters in AP, Punjab, Kerala, TN prefer Rahul over Modi: CVOTER-IANS
Urban Bangalore gives cold shoulder to LS polls
  • Urban Bangalore gives cold shoulder to LS polls(22:26)
    Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) Almost half of Bangalore's urban voters didn't vote during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday, as voter turnout in India's tech hub continued to remain stagnant and the lowest in Karnataka.
Skipping breakfast may increase death risk
  • Skipping breakfast may increase death risk(13:38)
    Brasilia, April 18 (IANS) Do you skip your morning meal and eat dinner late at night? If so, it may increase the risk of death and other heart-related problems, researchers have warned.
Mahagathbandhan can get 3 of BJP's 8 in UP's II phase
  • Mahagathbandhan can get 3 of BJP's 8 in UP's II phase(13:24)
    Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) Out of the eight seats going to polls in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, the Mahagathbandhan (MGB) might wrest three from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) if voting pattern in the 2014 is any indication.
Parties shift strategies for UP 2nd phase polls
Higher food prices raise retail inflation in March
Assange held, charged with conspiracy in US (3rd Lead)
  • Assange held, charged with conspiracy in US (3rd Lead)(21:44)
    Washington/London, April 11 (IANS) The US on Thursday charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with one count of conspiracy to hack a computer to disclose classified information that "could be used to injure the the US", which is linked to the 2010 release of reams of secret American documents, just hours after British authorities arrested him in London.
Who will win 2019?
  • Who will win 2019?(14:26)
    By Vijay Krishna
    With an upswing of about 4 per cent in vote share, as reported in recent polls/surveys, can the Congress tide over its lowest ebb (44 MPs in the 16th Lok Sabha) and dethrone the incumbent? Perhaps a deep dive into two latest surveys -- CSDS-Lokniti and Times Now-VMR -- will serve the purpose.
Act on Kalyan Singh's praise of PM: President to MHA
  • Act on Kalyan Singh's praise of PM: President to MHA(20:24)
    New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind has forwarded an Election Commission (EC) letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs on Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh's violation of model code of conduct, asking it to take "necessary action", an official said.
Banks, others may lose over Rs 90,000 crore as Videocon sinks (Lead)
  • Banks, others may lose over Rs 90,000 crore as Videocon sinks (Lead)(20:20)
    By Quaid Najmi
    Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) The beleaguered Videocon Group has admitted to stupendous outstandings to various lenders - public and private - amounting to over Rs 90,000 crore, making it perhaps the biggest corporate bankruptcy case in Indian banking history, official sources said on Thursday.
BJP never saw those who disagree with it as foes: Advani
  • BJP never saw those who disagree with it as foes: Advani(19:14)
    New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) In an implicit criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, BJP veteran L.K. Advani on Thursday said the BJP never regarded those who disagreed with it politically as "enemies" but only viewed them as "adversaries".
BJP tops poll ads spend on Google platforms (Lead)
  • BJP tops poll ads spend on Google platforms (Lead)(17:24)
    New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Political parties in India spent over Rs 3.76 crore on 831 election ads on Google platforms between February 19 and April 3, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leading the table with the expenditure of Rs 1.21 crore for 554 ads, the Google India Transparency Report revealed on Thursday.
US okays sale of submarine-hunting copters to India
  • US okays sale of submarine-hunting copters to India(15:58)
    By Arul Louis
    New York, April 3 (IANS) The US has approved the sale of 24 submarine-hunting MH-60R Seahawk Multi-Mission helicopters to India in a $2.6 billion deal aimed at strengthening their strategic relationship, according to the Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).
IPL 2019: Here's all the extra action
  • IPL 2019: Here's all the extra action(20:16)
    New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) As IPL fever takes over the country, Indian fans remain glued to their television sets for the action both on and off the field.
Social engineering drawing board of Bihar's caste politics (IANS Exclusive)
  • Social engineering drawing board of Bihar's caste politics (IANS Exclusive)(12:00)
    By Gautam Datt
    New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Caste dynamics has been the bedrock of Bihar's politics and this time the two opposing forces - the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the opposition Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) - have gone back to social engineering drawing boards to select candidates.
Voters happiest with Kerala, Rajasthan, Gujarat MPs
  • Voters happiest with Kerala, Rajasthan, Gujarat MPs(13:04)
    New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Voters in Kerala, Rajasthan and Gujarat are most satisfied with their outgoing Members of Parliament (MPs) while those in Uttarakhand, Goa, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are least happy with the performance of their elected representatives.
IPL: 5 mystery spinners to watch out for in 2019
  • IPL: 5 mystery spinners to watch out for in 2019(15:58)
    By Kaushik Kumar
    New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been the perfect platform for youngsters to showcase their skills and impress the global audience. In the last 11 years, the IPL has seen some quality players make a mark.
Shooting livestreams a new rage on social media
  • Shooting livestreams a new rage on social media(15:56)
    New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Facebook livestreaming of New Zealand mosque shooting has brought to the fore a critical issue for the law enforcement agencies to deal with, as tech giants struggle to find a solution to pro-actively stop such incidents.
Can Musk still drive Tesla in India?
  • Can Musk still drive Tesla in India?(14:26)
    San Francisco, March 16 (IANS) Tesla CEO Elon Musk has once again vouched to make India his next big market but the question lingers: Will the electric car ever run on desi roads?
Mystique behind multi-phase polls (Part-III)
  • Mystique behind multi-phase polls (Part-III)(16:00)
    New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The 2014 general election, of course, remains seminal for it belonged to one man only - Narendra Modi - as the Hindu vote aggregated behind him in an unprecedented manner, cutting across all caste arithmetic. Then there are Bihar 2015 and West Bengal 2016 elections. But before that, take a look at modern communication tools, which did not exist earlier, the widespread usage and prevalence of social media like WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube in political electioneering. This is constant and continuous with political parties like the BJP mastering the art of feeding the electorate.
IPL: No Yo-Yo test for Chennai Super Kings players
  • IPL: No Yo-Yo test for Chennai Super Kings players(14:08)
    By Baidurjo Bhose
    New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Yo-Yo test might be considered a must under the leadership of India skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri, but M.S. Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings will not be performing the fitness test as they gear up for the rigours of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Airfares soar over 100% as airlines cancel flights
  • Airfares soar over 100% as airlines cancel flights(13:50)
    New Delhi/Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Air passengers face the grim prospects of high air fares and fewer flight choices as several airlines cancel operations due to a number of reasons including the grounding of 737-MAX aircraft.
Facebook denies cyber attack as Whatsapp, Instagram, Messenger suffer outage
Social media do's and don'ts for candidates, parties
  • Social media do's and don'ts for candidates, parties(16:22)
    New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) With the Election Commission outlining stringent guidelines for social media usage during elections, political parties and candidates won't be able to post unverified advertisements, photographs of defence personnel, hate speeches and fake news on their accounts.
President gives away 55 Padma awards (Lead)
  • President gives away 55 Padma awards (Lead)(15:12)
    New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) President Ramnath Kovind on Monday presented 55 of the 112 Padma awards - a Padma Vibhushan, eight Padma Bhushan and 46 Padma Shri - to distinguished personalities from different fields including a doctor pair.