Social media giants’ election ethics today

Social media giants’ election ethics today

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

Aiming to check fake and provocative content being spread on social media platforms during the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, social media giants and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) will come up with a “code of ethics” by Wednesday evening.  This was decided in a high-level meeting convened by...

Delhi BJP eyes dominant Purvanchalis

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 | Sapna Singh | NEW DELHI

The burgeoning population of Purvanchalis (people from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh) has altered the poll demography of the national Capital. Punjabis, who used to dominate the public discourse and poll outcome in the past, now stand relegated to play the second fiddle to the domineering Purvanchalis. The situation has propelled regional...

Maya dares Cong to fight all 80 seats in UP

Maya dares Cong to fight all 80 seats in UP

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

A day after the Congress said it was leaving seven Lok Sabha seats for the SP-BSP-RLD combine in Uttar Pradesh,  BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday asked the Congress not to “spread confusion” and said the alliance was capable of defeating the BJP on its own. Hours later BSP’s poll ally Samajwadi...

It’s enough! No ties with Cong, says riled AAP

It’s enough! No ties with Cong, says riled AAP

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

The speculation for alliance between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress came to an end after AAP’s Delhi convener Gopal Rai on Monday made it clear that there would neither be any alliance with the Congress nor a rollback of any of its candidates in the national Capital. The...

Pramod succeeds Parrikar as CM

Pramod succeeds Parrikar as CM

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

BJP MLA Pramod Sawant was on Monday named as the new Goa Chief Minister after party bigwigs, including president Amit Shah and Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, could bring about a consensus on his name by making the other claimants  to the post from the alliance partners agreeable to his...

India rejects report of missile threat to Pak during tension

India rejects report of missile threat to Pak during tension

Monday, 18 March 2019 | Agencies | NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD

The sparring between India and Pakistan last month threatened to spiral out of control and only interventions by US officials, including NSA John Bolton, headed off a bigger conflict, five sources familiar with the events said, reported Reuters. As per sources, India threatened to fire at least six missiles at Pakistan,...

Goa CM’s demise puts off BJP first list of candidates

Goa CM’s demise puts off BJP first list of candidates

Monday, 18 March 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

The passing away of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has further delayed the announcement of BJP’s first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls on Sunday. Earlier in the day, the party declared the names of its candidates for most of the seats in Andhra Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh Assemblies,...

Will amicably resolve Azhar’s terror listing: Chinese envoy

Monday, 18 March 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

China’s Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui on Sunday expressed optimism that the issue relating to India’s push for designating Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed’s chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN would be resolved through consultations. “We are optimistic that this matter will be resolved,” Luo said on the sidelines of...