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On rising crimes against women in Jharkhand, state minister's swipe at UP govt

Speaking to reporters, Jharkhand health minister Banna Gupta said the Hemant Soren-led government does not function the way the dispensation in Uttar Pradesh where the BJP is in power operates.

In Jharkhand, another case of gang rape was reported from Pathrol police station limits on Sunday.(Representative image)
Published on Oct 10, 2022 10:47 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

BJP doing vulture politics over Mominpur clashes, says TMC’s Kunal Ghosh

Clashes broke out between two groups in the Khidderpore-Mominpur area on Sunday evening. Several people were injured in the violence and the area saw the deployment of police personnel, including those from the Rapid Action Force (RAF).

Mominpur violence: TMC general secretary Kunal Ghosh said the BJP should take care of what is happening in states ruled by it.(ANI Twitter)
Published on Oct 10, 2022 07:30 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

‘Direct onslaught on India’s soul’: Stalin jabs Shah-led panel’s advice on Hindi

The parliamentary committee, headed by Union home minister Amit Shah, has recommended the usage of Hindi as a medium of instruction in technical and non-technical institutions, including IITs in Hindi-speaking states and respective local languages in other parts of India.

Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin accused the BJP-led Union government of continuously attempting to impose Hindi with utter disregard for the Constitution.(ANI file photo)
Published on Oct 10, 2022 06:01 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Post the tweet's link instead of screenshot, Twitter tells users: Report

“Twitter is trying to persuade me to Share Tweet or Copy Link instead of taking a screenshot of the Tweet,” Jane Manchun Wong, an app researcher, tweeted on Friday.

The pop-up is the latest small update that Twitter is testing to try to get people to use the microblogging platform more.(AFP)
Published on Oct 09, 2022 07:20 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Anand Mahindra receives his Scorpio-N, tells Twitteratis to do this

“Big day for me; received my ScorpioN…. Need a good name for it…Recommendations welcome!” Anand Mahindra tweeted.

Anand Mahindra (right) receives his Scorpio-N. (Twitter/@anandmahindra)
Updated on Oct 07, 2022 06:52 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi

On fresh summons, DK Shivakumar says BJP needs to understand ED's limitations

In a tweet, Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar said political battles must be fought on a similar battlefield and misuse of central agencies to harass opponents will receive a befitting reply for voters.

In May, this year, the ED filed a charge sheet against Shivakumar and others in the money laundering case.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Oct 07, 2022 05:13 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

2 army personnel killed, 1 hurt in T-90 tank barrel burst near Jhansi

“During the Annual Firing at Babina Field Firing Ranges on 06 Oct 2022, a tank barrel burst took place. The tank was manned by a crew of three personnel. The crew was provided immediate medical aid and evacuated to Military Hospital Babina,” read an official statement issued on Friday.

Representative image of a T-90 tank. (File photo)
Updated on Oct 07, 2022 03:08 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

'A perfect companion to Pixel Phone': Google launches new Pixel Tablet

Addressing the event, Isabelle Olsson, the head of industrial design for Google's Home and Wearable products, said that the tablet has an entirely new nano-ceramic coating.

The Pixel Tablet is the best way for people to experience Android on a tablet- the operating system of Google.(Twitter/@madebygoogle)
Published on Oct 06, 2022 09:13 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi

World Bank cuts India’s GDP forecast to 6.5%, but there's some positive news too

In its South Asia Economic Focus report released on Thursday, the World Bank said, “The spillovers from the Russia-Ukraine war and global monetary policy tightening will continue to weigh on India’s economic outlook.”

This is the third time the World Bank revised its GDP growth forecast for India in FY23.(AFP)
Published on Oct 06, 2022 07:14 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Auto retail sales in India rose 11% in Sept; better outlook for Oct: Report

In September, the total automobile retail sales in India were at 14,64,001 units compared to 13,19,647 units in the same month last year.

Maruti Suzuki India led the passenger vehicle segment with retails of 1,03,912 units in September as compared to 99,276 units in the year-ago period. (Reuters file photo)
Updated on Oct 04, 2022 04:59 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi

Mercedes India CEO ditches his S-Class, takes auto to beat Pune traffic

Sharing his experience on his Instagram handle “Martins Masala” on Thursday, Mercedes-Benz India's managing director and chief executive officer (CEO) Martin Schwenk posted a picture of him sitting inside the rickshaw after getting off his Mercedes S-Class.

Schwenk's post received over 7,200 likes and hundreds of comments from netizens.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Oct 02, 2022 09:39 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

India will take lead in 6G, says telecom minister day after 5G launch

Speaking to news agency ANI, Vaishnaw said, “As per the PM’s desires, India will take a lead in 6G.”

A day ago, Vaishnaw said 5G services would bring fundamental changes across several sectors.(Raj K Raj/HT file photo)
Updated on Oct 07, 2022 09:45 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

'What message did he want to convey?' Gehlot on PM kneeling at Rajasthan event

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the Sirohi district to address a rally but was unable to as he reached the venue late and said he had to obey the loudspeaker rules.

File photo of Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 01, 2022 06:44 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'Naked aggression': France envoy slams Russia for Ukraine war, lauds PM Modi

Emmanuel Lenain, France's ambassador to India, said India and France were working together to mitigate the consequences of the conflict including global food and energy security.

French ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain also condemned Russia's annexation of four Ukrainian regions on Friday. (ANI file photo)
Published on Oct 01, 2022 05:03 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Shashi Tharoor's unconditional apology after India map blunder in manifesto

Shashi Tharoor's manifesto for the Congress presidential election carried a distorted map of India where parts of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were erroneously omitted. A functionary from the Congress leader's office said the distorted map was a "printing error". There was also a type in the previous manifesto.

Shashi Tharoor has filed his nomination for the upcoming Congress presidential election. (File photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 07:39 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Shashi Tharoor’s blunder on manifesto — a distorted India map

The map shown in the Congress president election manifesto evoked sharp reactions on social media, Tharoor's office made the correction. A functionary from his office said the distorted map was a "printing error".

Shashi Tharoor addresses a press conference after filing his nomination papers for the post of Congress President, at AICC headquarters in New Delhi. (PTI)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 06:03 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

'Siddaramaiah shouldn’t have…': Karnataka CM amid face-off over PFI ban

Reacting to the PFI ban, Siddaramaiah, the former Karnataka chief minister, sought similar action against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, alleging they also were disturbing the peace in the society.

Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai. (PTI file photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 03:47 PM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

Switzerland again tops Global Innovation Index. Check India's rank

The second position was secured by the United States (US) followed by Sweden, the United Kingdom (UK) and the Netherlands.

The rankings were based on the areas of human and capital research, business sophistication, infrastructure and technology outputs among others.(Representative image)
Updated on Sep 29, 2022 08:45 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Centre says minimum 6 airbags in cars mandatory from next year

“Considering the global supply chain constraints being faced by the auto industry and its impact on the macroeconomic scenario, it has been decided to implement the proposal mandating a minimum of 6 Airbags in Passenger Cars (M-1 Category) w.e.f 01st October 2023,” Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari tweeted on Thursday.

A few weeks backs, Nitin Gadkari had said that the Union government was working towards making six airbags compulsory in all cars.(File photo)
Published on Sep 29, 2022 03:07 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi

Cong directionless, Rahul wiped out party: Harsh Mahajan after joining BJP

Harsh Mahajan, the former Himachal Pradesh Congress working president, joined the BJP in the presence of Union minister Piyush Goyal and party national general secretary, Vinod Tawde.

Harsh Mahajan was associated with the Congress for more than 40 years. His resignation came months ahead of the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh.(PTI)
Published on Sep 28, 2022 05:53 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Modi congratulates Italian leader Giorgia Meloni for poll victory. She replies

“Congratulations Giorgia Meloni for leading your party Fratelli Italia to victory in the Italian general elections. We look forward to working together to strengthen our ties,” Modi tweeted.

Congratulations Giorgia Meloni for leading your party Fratellid Italia to victory in the Italian general elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on Wednesday. 
Updated on Sep 28, 2022 04:16 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Copy paste of Imran Khan’s address, says PTI on Pak PM’s speech at UNGA: Report

“It was a copy paste of Imran Khan's address,” Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI's) vice chairperson Shah Mahmood Qureshi said, adding Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif addressed the issues of Kashmir, Afghanistan and others similarly as Imran Khan did during his address.

Pakistani PM Shehbaz Sharif addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York City.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 25, 2022 05:30 AM IST
By, New Delhi

At UNGA, Pakistan PM Sharif rakes up Kashmir issue, says 'We look for peace…'

Addressing the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said, “We look for peace with all our neighbours, including India. Sustainable peace and stability in South Asia however remain contingent upon a just and lasting solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute…”

Sharif said that India and Pakistan had three wars from 1947 onwards and as a consequence, only misery, poverty and unemployment increased on both sides.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 05:33 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Annoyed with Alexa saying ‘OK’? Here is how to stop it

The Brief Mode was launched back in 2018. It was initially limited to the United States but was later launched in other countries including India.

Once the Brief Mode is enabled, it will be connected to all Alexa devices.(Twitter/@AmazonAlexaIN)
Published on Sep 18, 2022 11:26 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

Twitter's edit button to be rolled out for public testing on Sept 21: Report

A few weeks back, Twitter had said that it was testing the edit button which will be soon available to users who pay $4.99 (around ₹397) per month for a subscription to Twitter Blue.

Twitter may be rolling out its edit button for public testing on September 21.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 16, 2022 08:14 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

'If everyone would behave...': Mercedes India's CEO on reducing road accidents

Mercedes-Benz India's managing director and chief executive officer (CEO) Martin Schwenk said that former Tata Sons chariman Cyrus Mistry's unfortunate demise has brought back "road safety on the agenda in a different way".

Mercedes has started an investigation into the death of former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry.(AFP)
Published on Sep 16, 2022 03:54 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi

Be quality-centric and not cost-centric: Gadkari to automobile manufacturers

"I tell my friends in the automobile sector that you should be quality-centric and not cost-centric, because choices of people are changing," Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said at the 62nd annual session of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).

Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari(PTI file photo)
Published on Sep 15, 2022 09:40 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

'Need cooperation...': Gadkari to automobile firms over reducing road accidents

Addressing the annual session of the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) on Wednesday, Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said that the majority of automobile manufacturers in India were already exporting cars with six airbags and there was a need to adopt similar safety norms in the country.

Time and again, Nitin Gadkari has underlined the need for safer vehicles in India.(File photo)
Published on Sep 15, 2022 03:41 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi

Nearly 1 in 5 TikTok videos on news topics riddled with misinformation: Report

NewsGuard, a misinformation monitoring firm, analysed 540 TikTok results, based on reviewing the top 20 results from 27 searches on news topics.

On TikTok, misleading videos were also found on the Ukraine war, the 2020 United States Presidential elections and the January 6 Capitol siege.(File photo)
Published on Sep 14, 2022 08:49 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

BMW agrees to set up auto parts manufacturing unit in Punjab, says Mann govt

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann said the auto parts manufacturing unit will give a major boost to industrial growth in the state and open new employment avenues for youth.

BMW has agreed to set up an auto parts manufacturing unit in Punjab.
Updated on Sep 14, 2022 03:47 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi
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