Sunday, May 19, 2019

Reports of rift between promoters baseless speculation: IndiGo CEO

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
Days after reports of a rift between IndiGo promoters surfaced, the airline's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rono Dutta on Saturday termed the reports as "baseless speculations".... read..

BJP asks Delhi Police to withdraw security for Kejriwal

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Following Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's allegation that his own security detail could assassinate him as in the case of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the Delhi unit of the BJP has written to the Delhi Police demanding withdrawal of the Kej... read..

My friend circle is limited: Sunny Leone

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
Actress Sunny Leone, who is in the "best phase" of her life personally and professionally, says she enjoys having a small circle of friends.... read..

BJP mastered WhatsApp elections in India: Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) mastered the art of influencing voters via social media platforms in Lok Sabha elections and WhatsApp has been their favourite medium simply because of its massive reach, Congress Party leader Shashi Tharoor has said.... read..

BJP fears 'massacre' after polls in West Bengal

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
The BJP has expressed apprehensions that there could be a "massacre" in West Bengal after polling for the last phase ends on Sunday evening and demanded deployment of Central Forces till the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) comes to an end.... read..

Over 43% voting till 3 p.m. in 7th phase (2nd Lead)

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Over 43 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 3 p.m. on Sunday in polling for 59 seats in the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections, with Jharkhand recording the highest turnout of 55.88 per cent.... read..

Voting begins in 59 seats in final phase of LS polls (Lead)

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
Voting began on Sunday across 59 Lok Sabha constituencies spanning seven states and a Union Territory across north, central and east India in the final of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise.... read..

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
Voting began on Sunday in 59 Lok Sabha constituencies spanning seven states and a Union Territory across north, central and east India in the final stage of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise.... read..

SC gave me belief we aren't wrong: Dutee on same-sex relation

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
100m record holder and winner of two Asian Games silver medals Dutee Chand on Sunday revealed that she is in a same-sex relationship with a girl from her home town. The 23-year-old is thus the first Indian sportsperson to admit to being in a same-sex rela... read..

BJP: Kejriwal should clear dues of civic bodies' employees

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
The Delhi BJP on Saturday lashed out at the Delhi government for withholding Rs 5,282 crore meant for the North Delhi Municipal Corporation.... read..

McDonald's reopens 13 restaurants in Delhi

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
Connaught Plaza Restaurants Private Ltd (CRPL), now wholly-owned by food service retailer McDonald's, has re-opened 13 of its restaurants in Delhi starting 11 a.m on Sunday, a statement by McDonald's said.... read..

Congress to hold commemorative programmes on Rajiv's death anniversary

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
The Congress party will hold commemorative programmes on May 21 to mark the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to highlight his contribution to the country.... read..

Only 38% Indians concerned about data misuse: Survey

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Just 38 per cent Internet Indians are concerned about data misuse compared with 63 per cent in Spain, shows a survey by Germany-based data research firm Statista.... read..

'Kingmaker' Mayawati faces probe in sugar mill case

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Even as UPA's special envoy N. Chandrababu Naidu met Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav to cement an anti-BJP front, the CBI is zeroing in on the role of top BSP politicians involved in the multi-crore sugar mill scam. Just a fortnight ago, CBI's Lucknow branch ... read..

BJP wants to kill me, end positive politics: Kejriwal

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here on Saturday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wanted to finish him and the positive politics he had started.... read..

Working to form 'Federal Front' for a say in policy-making at Centre: TRS

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
With just one round of polling remaining, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) on Saturday expressed confidence that the regional political parties would garner a major chunk of Lok Sabha seats and would bind in the form of a 'Federal Front' for governance at t... read..

ICICI-Videocon case: 20 questions that may trouble Chanda Kochhar, her husband

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Former ICICI Bank CEO and Managing Director Chanda Kochhar and her husband Deepak Kochhar have failed to provide satisfactory answers to about 20 out of over 100 key questions posed to them by Enforcement Directorate sleuths during over 60 hours of questi... read..

EC notice to MP Congress candidate for passing out 'Nyay' forms

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The Election Commission on Saturday issued notice to Congress candidate from Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa, which goes to polls on May 19, for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by distributing and filling-up enrolment forms of the party's proposed ... read..

India may witness longer slowdown as oil imports, consumption decline

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 5:15:06 PM IST
In a sign that slowdown in the Indian economy may be long drawn, a government report has projected a modest 3.5 per cent growth in oil imports this year. Considering that India imports more than 80 per cent of its oil requirements, slow growth in imports ... read..

Voting on 59 seats on Sunday in last phase of LS polls

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
Voting will be held in 59 constituencies across seven states and a union territory on Sunday in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections.... read..

State of economy-V: Job crisis continues to worsen

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
The ruling NDA government won a landslide in 2014 on a promise that it will produce jobs. Five years down the line, India is staring at one of the worst job crisis ever.... read..

Dhoni looks to finish off in style, break the English voodoo

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
"Dhoni finishes off in style. A magnificent strike into the crowd! India lift the World Cup after 28 years!" exclaimed Ravi Shastri on commentary as M.S. Dhoni led India to a win in the final of the 2011 World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai with a ... read..

Voices of women must be heard, says Rahul

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 5:15:06 PM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday hailed the role played by women in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections not just as candidates but also as voters and said that their voices must be heard.... read..

When Nehru asked police to locate Natwar (IANS Interview-II)

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Kunwar Natwar Singh in many ways is monotypical in that he served so many Congress dispensations in different capacities. Equally, he came into maximum proximity with celebrated Indian and world leaders, acclaimed writers and people in position of pre emi... read..

Naidu meets Sharad Pawar again in Delhi

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party Chief N. Chandra Babu Naidu on Sunday met Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar at his residence here.... read..

Rahul held 150 rallies during Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
In an effort to oust the Narendra Modi government, Congress President Rahul Gandhi ran a concerted campaign over the past three and a half months, holding nearly 150 rallies and road shows besides press conferences to spell out his partys vision and count... read..

Bhalswa Lake: Victim of urbanisation (Delhi Water Bodies)

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Once known for its clean and clear water, the Bhalswa Lake of Delhi is narrating its own story of how modernisation and urbanisation is taking a toll on such water bodies.... read..

DoT to soon settle merger/transfer of licences in M&As

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 5:15:06 PM IST
The Department of Telecom will settle all issues related to merger and transfer of licences in the telecom sector on a priority basis, an internal note of the ministry said.... read..

Chinese players wholly MILK Indian smartphone brands

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Like the famous tech acronym FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google), the Indian smartphone market once had its own buzzword: MILK.... read..

One vote will shape India's development trajectory: Modi

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to voters to exercise their right in record numbers and said that one vote will shape India's development trajectory.... read..

India needs few mega banks to compete globally: CEA

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 5:45:06 PM IST
Batting for PSU banks' consolidation, chief economic advisor Krishnamurthy V Subramanian has said having a few good banks is a good idea as they can compete and their quality can get enhanced to compete globally with the best in the world.... read..

MCA sees Rs 2.8 lakh cr recovery from IBC-led resolution process

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Terming the current insolvency process and its outcomes as 'super success, Ministry of Corporate Affairs sees total recovery amount touching Rs 2.8 lakh crore through resolutions with the settlement of two key accounts, including some others -- Essar Stee... read..

Samsung Galaxy A70: Equipped for all-round performance

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Samsung India, which sold five million units of Galaxy A phones in just 70 days, is banking big time on the A-series -- in an attempt to outshine the Chinese rivals that have carved out a niche in the Indian smartphone market with competitively-priced dev... read..

Congress dismantled the idea of Modi: Rahul

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that the partry has "dismantled the idea of Prime Minister Narendra Modi" which was there in 2014 as the party managed to play the role of an effective opposition.... read..

State of Economy-IV: Farm distress among major challanges for new government

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Once the high-voltage Lok Sabha polls come to an end, the new government will have a major challenge of getting rural economy back on the track, especially, in the wake of forecast of delayed, below normal monsoon this year with chances of drought parts o... read..

SC declines protection from arrest to SP-BSP candidate in rape case (Second Lead)

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to grant protection from arrest to the SP-BSP candidate Atul Rai, who is on the run in an alleged rape case, from Ghosi parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh.... read..

Modi government dismantled India's economy: Congress

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 6:45:05 AM IST
The Congress on Friday said that the Modi government will be shown the "exit door" by the people of India on account of an atmosphere of "fear, despair, division and economic devastation" and alleged that it had "dismantled" India's economy in five years.... read..

Airtel Rs 25k-cr rights issue over-susbscribed

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
Airtel on Friday said its Rs 25,000 crore rights issue has been over-subscribed based on the preliminary information on the subscription by Friday eveneing, the last date of closing the issue.... read..

SC: Foreigner tribunal decision will succeed over NRC

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday ordered that an Assam Foreigners Tribunal's decision on illegal foreigners will be binding and that it will succeed the state government decision on the inclusion or exclusion of a person in the National Register of Citizens (N... read..

Clean chit to PM: Lavasa opts out of EC meetings

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa has decided to stay away from the meetings related to the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) due to his dissent on the clean chit given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, sources said.... read..

Can cheaper Pixel resurrect Google's smartphone dream?

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Google's smartphone business has been struggling to gain ground even as rivals Apple, Samsung and Huawei continue to upend competition with better "specced" devices every quarter.... read..

Naidu to meet Mayawati, Akhilesh in UP

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu is expected to meet Uttar Pradesh's former Chief Ministers Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow on Saturday evening.... read..

Google celebrates Persian maths genius Khayyam

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Google on Saturday dedicated a creative and special doodle to Persian mathematician Omar Khayyam on his 971st birthday. He was best known for his work on the classification and solution of cubic equations.... read..

Clarity on Jet Airways expected in a week: SBI chief

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
It may not be over till it is over. Even as some industry veterans believe that grounded Jet Airways may have hit the end of the road, State Bank of India (SBI) Chairman Rajnish Kumar remains optimistic that clarity over the future course of the airline w... read..

EVMs can be manipulated, VVPAT slips should be used as ballot paper: Naidu

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday said manipulation of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) was possible and thus demanded that VVPAT slips be used as ballot papers for "transparency" in the elec... read..

Smartphone bosses fight it out on social media in India

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
These are interesting times in the price-sensitive Indian smartphone market where one Chinese brand after another is entering the fray like winged insects swarming frantically at light sources during the rains -- only to disappear soon.... read..

Lavasa's letter: EC to meet on Tuesday (2nd Lead)

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora on Saturday termed as "unsavoury and avoidable" the controversy surrounding the recording of minority decisions on the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) and Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa's letter to him in this... read..

Rahul takes swipe at Modi for not taking questions at press conference

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not answering a single question during his first press conference on the completion of five years in office.... read..

Perfect mix of skills and pace USP of our attack: Shami

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Who would have thought that after the 2015 World Cup when Virat Kohli and boys fly down to England to compete in the 2019 Cup, it would be the Indian bowlers and not the batters who would be the talking point. But the change in perception did not happen o... read..

Student commits suicide in JNU campus

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
A second-year Master of Arts student of Jawaharlal Nehru University allegedly committed suicide here on Friday by hanging himself from a ceiling fan inside the campus, a police officer said.... read..

Yuvraj Singh trolls Virat Kohli on Instagram

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Virat Kohli may be the captain of the Indian team but it was not too long ago that he was one of the youngsters in the team, learning from established stars like Yuvraj Singh.... read..
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