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24-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Modi, Rahul firm up narratives in election criss-cross

They have different styles of campaigning and have adopted different strategies to woo voters in the Lok Sabha elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi are the lead campaigners for their parties, but have followed a diverse...

24-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Why Wayanad could be a safe seat for Rahul Gandhi

Wayanad, which could soon become a VVIP constituency if Congress President Rahul Gandhi decides to contest the Lok Sabha election from there, has been a Congress safe seat.In the last two Lok Sabha elections, in 2014 and 2009, M.I. Shanavas of the Congress won...

24-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Now streaming : Chunavi parodies on social media

There is a hint of sarcasm in the melodious rendering of Rahul Ram's new song "chunaav ka mahina" - a parody of "sawan ka mahina" from the 1967 film "Milan" - that hit YouTube recently.As "chunaav ka mahina he mach gaya chor, phir aaya he time to choose who...

24-Mar-2019

Future of 'Mahagathbandhan' and emerging trajectories of 2019 polls

Indian politics is always moving along new, emerging trajectories. After 20 years of the Congress dominating electoral politics, it was perhaps in 1967 that for the first time the party faced a setback. In 1977, there was another strong anti-Congress mood prevailing...

24-Mar-2019 New Delhi

87,000 groups on WhatsApp targeting voters (Dangal 2019)

The first phase of voting begins from April 11 and WhatsApp - and not its parent company Facebook - has turned out to be the biggest social media platform for more than 87,000 groups to target millions with political messaging.According to WhatsApp, over...

24-Mar-2019 Yangon

16 killed in Myanmar warehouse explosion

As many as 16 people were killed and 48 others injured in a warehouse explosion in Myanmar on Sunday, an official said.Nyi Rang, External Relation Officer of the United Wa State Army (UWSA) in Lashio, said: "The explosion took place in Mongmao town in the...

23-Mar-2019 Bhopal

Congress move to field Digvijaya hints at tough fight

Indicative of a tough fight, the Congress has decided to field former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister from the Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency, it was announced here on Saturday. Bhopal is one of the four seats the party has not been able to wrest from the BJP for...

23-Mar-2019 Bengaluru

BJP shrugs off Yeddy Diaries' impact on poll prospects

Dubbing the report in 'The Caravan' news magazine based on 'Yeddy Diaries' a concoction, a defiant BJP's Karnataka unit on Saturday accused the Congress of using its dirty tricks department to harm its prospects in the upcoming general elections."A desperate...

23-Mar-2019 New Delhi

What'll happen if BJP can't get a majority of its own

Although it is now almost certain that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) - the group of parties led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - will attain a majority in the Lok Sabha in the forthcoming general elections, the question will nevertheless arise whether...

23-Mar-2019 Hyderabad

Vishweshwar Reddy declares 895 cr assets

Konda Vishweshwar Reddy, the Congress party candidate from Telangana's Chevella Lok Sabha constituency, has declared family assets worth Rs 895 crore, making him the richest politician in both the Telugu states.Vishweshwar Reddy owns movable assets of Rs 223...

23-Mar-2019 Doda

Two killed as landslide hits vehicle

Two persons were killed after a vehicle they were travelling in came under a landslide at Piykul Kara in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.Reports reaching GNS said late on Friday night a truck (JK02CA-5185) was hit by a  landslide at Piykul Kara.The...

23-Mar-2019 Kolkata

Three killed in Bengal in lightning strikes

Three persons were killed on Friday after being struck by lightning in East Burdwan district of West Bengal, as rain and thunderstorms lashed Kolkata and other districts, disrupting normal life including train services, officials said.A 19-year-old boy and...

22-Mar-2019 Changsha

At least 26 dead, 28 injured in China coach fire

Twenty-six people were killed and 28 others injured after a tour coach caught fire in central China's Hunan Province on Friday, local authorities said.The injured, including five in critical condition, were rushed to three local hospitals for treatment, according...

22-Mar-2019 Gangtok

Why are national parties shunned in Sikkim?

Creating political space in Sikkim has become nearly impossible for national parties, with the country's ruling BJP also failing to establish itself politically after its talks with the opposition Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) broke down over acceptance of the...

22-Mar-2019 Mumbai

PNB fraud: Choksi cites risk to life, moves court

One of the key accused in the PNB fraud case, Mehul Choksi, on Friday moved a fresh application in a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Mumbai seeking cancellation of a non-bailable warrant against him.His application came three days...

22-Mar-2019 Dimapur

Over Rs 57 lakh undisclosed money seized in Nagaland

Income Tax sleuths have made a seizure of Rs 57.10 lakh cash as undisclosed money, making it the biggest cash seizure by the Directorate General of Income Tax Investigationin in the North-East so far since the notification of the general election."On intimation...

22-Mar-2019 Beijing

China chemical blast toll increases to 47

The death toll from a blast that ripped through a chemical plant in China's Jiangsu province has increased to 47, with 90 others seriously injured, authorities said on Friday.The blast took place at 2.48 p.m. on Thursday following a fire that broke out in...

22-Mar-2019 Accra (Ghana)

Buses collide in Ghana, at least 50 dead

At least 50 people were killed and several others injured on Friday after two buses collided head on in Ghana and one of them caught fire, media reports said.The public transport buses were carrying over 50 passengers each when the accident took place in...

22-Mar-2019 Kolkata

Chandigarh-Dibrugarh Express catches fire, 2 dead

A fire broke out in the Chandigarh-Dibrugarh Express near Siliguri in West Bengal on Friday killing two passengers, who jumped out of the moving train in panic, a fire official said.The incident happened on the Dibrugarh-bound train around 11.18 a.m. near...

22-Mar-2019 Beijing

7 dead after man ploughs car into crowd in China

A man was shot dead by the police on Friday in China after he ploughed his car into a crowd, killing six persons including a child.The incident was reported at about 6 a.m. at Taiping city in Hubei province.The 44-year-old driver was identified as Cui...

22-Mar-2019 Thiruvananthapuram

5 held with Rs 13 cr worth hashish oil in Kerala

Kerala Excise officials on Friday seized Rs 13 crore worth of hashish oil and have taken into custody here five men in this regard, a top official said.Excise officials acted following a tip-off and took into custody five carriers and the vehicle in which the...

22-Mar-2019

It’s Time to bend the curve sharply to #endTB

Although governments of 193 countries had promised way back in 2015 to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030, the global annual rate of TB decline since then has been much less than what is required. The rate of TB decline which is currently hovering around 1.5%, should...

22-Mar-2019 Tirupati

Two former TTD chairman battling for prestigious Tirupati seat

Elections in Tirupati always evoke keen interest among political parties in Andhra Pradesh as the leaders feel privileged to represent the constituency for its religious significance.Both the Tirupati Lok Sabha and Assembly constituencies are considered prestigious.There...

22-Mar-2019 Dimapur

Over Rs 57 lakh undisclosed money seized in Nagaland

Income Tax sleuths have made a seizure of Rs 57.10 lakh cash as undisclosed money, making it the biggest cash seizure by the Directorate General of Income Tax Investigationin in the North-East so far since the notification of the general election."On intimation...

22-Mar-2019 Srinagar

High suicide rate in Kashmir valley alarming

With no letup, suicides continue to claim lives in Kashmir valley while the majority of the victims include youth and school going boys and girls. Pertinently, number of suicide cases has gone up in Kashmir valley at an alarming level during the past one...

22-Mar-2019 Srinagar

28 Years On: Srinagar family still searches for their loved one

A family from Kashmir capital Srinagar is still searching for their disappeared son who went missing 28 years ago after being arrested by Indian troopers in 1992.The 166 battalion of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) picked up Muhammad Sidiq Sofi...

20-Mar-2019 Jammu

Could NC, Congress afriendly Dangal' prove costly in J&K?

The Regional National Conference (NC) and the Congress on Wednesday decided to forge an alliance for the Lok Sabha polls in J&K.Interestingly, as per the terms of alliance announced by the NC president, Dr Farooq Abdullah and Congress' Rajya Sabha MP...

20-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Political campaign spends on social media a mystery

Despite all the efforts put in place by social media companies to show who is paying for the political advertisements on their platforms, the users may not know the actual amount spent to run political campaigns on these websites.Facebook has a searchable database...

20-Mar-2019 London/New Delhi

Nirav Modi held in London, in police custody

Fourteen months after he fled India, fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi has been arrested in London in connection with a Rs 13,500 crore PNB fraud case and was sent to police custody till March 29 after being denied bail.The 48-year-old businessman was arrested...

20-Mar-2019 New Delhi

CBI arrests AAI Executive Director for taking bribe

The CBI on Wednesday arrested an Executive Director of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for accepting Rs 4 lakh as bribe from Bright Shine Services, a Chennai-based airport ground handling firm.Ravichandran, who was caught red-handed here, has been booked...

20-Mar-2019 Kolkata

Trinamool's Mimi wants to lend people a voice before making promises

Glamorous Bengali actress Mimi Chakraborty is banking on the love showered by the people on her through the years as she now canvasses for votes in the lanes and alleys of the Jadavpur Lok Sabha constituency.The 30 year old, nominated as Trinamool Congress candidate...

20-Mar-2019 Srinagar

NC-Congress seals Alliance for upcoming Lok Sabha polls

Congress and National Conference have sealed alliance in Jammu and Kashmir for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections. National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said Jammu and Udhampur will be contested by Congress. “I will contest from Srinagar and...

19-Mar-2019 Chandigarh

Monte Carlo presents Color Edit collection

As Holi marks the beginning of spring season, there is no better time to incorporate the feeling of colorful delight. Keeping same in mind, Monte Carlo- India’s leading fashion and premium apparel brand, has curated a special collection Color Edit.For this...

19-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Sangh backs pivot Modi to return to power

In the face of an increasingly hostile Rahul Gandhi, the RSS continues to bank on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the pivot to stay in power for the next five years. With Modi remaining BJP's single biggest vote catcher, it is an unequivocal thumbs-up for...

19-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Do the facts add up to Yogi Adityanath's claims?

In the last two years, there has been "no communal incident," in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath told reporters on Tuesday on completing two years office.Reality:The Home Minister told Parliament on March 13, 2018 that the rise in communal...

19-Mar-2019 Bengaluru

2 feared dead, 50 trapped in Karnataka building crash

Two people were feared killed and about 50 others were trapped when a multi-storey commercial building under construction collapsed in Karnataka's Dharwad on Tuesday, police said."Five persons extricated from the debris told rescuers that at least two people...

19-Mar-2019 Siliguri/Kolkata

Which way is political wind blowing in Bengal's tea gardens?

Brewing discontent, resentment over low wages and lack of land rights for tea garden workers, whose votes are decisive in four Lok Sabha constituencies in North Bengal, could emerge as hurdles to the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress in the upcoming polls.About...

19-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Congress faces alliance troubles

The Congress appears to be caught between its goal of defeating the ruling NDA in the Lok Sabha elections and expanding its own base in various states, leading to its failure to seal crucial alliances including in Bihar.The Congress has also fielded candidates...

19-Mar-2019 Chandigarh

Motia group introduces rent free plan for MNCs and Corporates

Motia Group, one of the leading real estate developers in Tri-City for the first time has introduced a very unique scheme for MNCs, Corporate and Private Limited Companies at their latest commercial project, Motia’z Royal Business Park located on Chandigarh-Delhi...

18-Mar-2019 New Delhi

142 percent jump in assets of 153 MPs - 2009 to 2014

The average assets of 153 MPs who were re-elected in 2014 grew by 142 percent, averaging Rs 13.32 crore per MP, with Shatrughan Sinha, Pinaki Mishra and Supriya Sule sharing the top honours.According to Election Watch and Association of Democratic Reforms...

18-Mar-2019 Srinagar

J&K politicians indulge in 'freestyle wresting'

Political temperatures have steadily risen in Jammu and Kashmir and rival parties are now engaged in a no-holds-barred battle to score brownie points against one another to win the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.Former Chief Minister and National Conference (NC)...

18-Mar-2019 Bengaluru

Congress, JD-S seat pact to 'outsmart' BJP in Karnataka

Karnataka's ruling coalition allies Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) hope to "outsmart" the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by jointly contesting the 28 Lok Sabha seats across the state in April, a party official said."With the JD-S and Congress contesting together,...

18-Mar-2019 Jakarta

Toll in Indonesia floods, landslides now 79

The death toll from flash floods and subsequent landslides in Indonesia's Papua province has increased to 79, with search and rescue operations continuing on Monday to locate 43 missing people.Due to the floods and landslides that hit villages in Jayapura...

18-Mar-2019 Nagpur

CBI nabs provident fund officer for graft

An enforcement officer of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) here was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a complainant, a Central Bureau of Investigation official said on Monday.The accused, identified as A.B. Pahade,...

18-Mar-2019 Chandigarh

Samsung India Launches Triple Inverter Technology powered ACs

Samsung India, announced the launch of its2019 line-up of Air Conditioners. The new ACs with Triple Inverter Technology have been designed carefully keeping in mind the consumers’ needs and expectations, which arefaster cooling, less electricity consumption...

17-Mar-2019 Kurukshetra

4 killed in car-truck collision in Haryana

Four persons were killed and one was critically injured when their car collided head-on with a truck near Ladwa town in Haryana's Kurukshetra district on Sunday, police said.The injured was rushed to the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research...

17-Mar-2019 Islamabad

3 killed, 6 injured in Pakistan train blast

Three persons were killed and six others injured after a blast at a passenger train in Pakistan's Balochistan area on Sunday, police said.District Police Officer Irfan Bashir said that suspected miscreants planted an improvised explosive device at the rail...

17-Mar-2019 Jakarta (Indonesia)

Indonesia floods: Death toll rises to 63

The death toll in the flash floods that hit Indonesia's Papua province rose to 63 on Sunday even as rescue operations are underway to search for the dozens missing, a disaster official said.Torrential rains triggered the floods at around 6 p.m. in several...

17-Mar-2019 Harare

24 dead as Cyclone Idai wreaks havoc in Zimbabwe

At least 24 people have been killed as Cyclone Idai wreaked havoc in southeastern Zimbabwe, officials said on Saturday.The Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services tweeted on Saturday that most of the deaths were in Chimanimani district....

17-Mar-2019 Chandigarh

Kirron Kher faces fight from Congress and within BJP

The quintessential 'Mummyji' of Bollywood movies is donning her motherly avatar as she has begun her over two-month long electoral campaign to retain the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat.Having been elected from here in the 2014 general election by a margin of...

16-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Is the opposition losing its way?

The political edge which the national opposition appeared to have gained as a result of its successes in three recent Assembly elections and in several by-elections before that has undoubtedly dissipated.It isn't only Surgical Strike 2.0 which has robbed...

16-Mar-2019 New Delhi

The return of the Brahmin?

In 1996 my book "The Last Brahmin Prime Minister" was on the stands. The title was so controversial that friends like Dilip Padgaonkar stopped talking to me - but only for a short while. He was too dear a friend.And now that my mind is working in the reverse...

16-Mar-2019 Patna (Bihar)

3 killed in Bihar police encounter, 2 AK-47s seized

Three criminals were killed in a police encounter on Saturday morning in Bihar's Vaishali district, police said.Police has seized two AK-47 rifles and other arms.A Special Task Force team killed the criminals -- Manish Kumar Singh and two others -- who were...

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