SC rejects plea challenging ordinance on Aadhaar

SC rejects plea challenging ordinance on Aadhaar

A woman goes through the process of finger scanning for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi on January 17, 2018. (REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal File Photo) New Delhi, April 5 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain a plea challenging the ordinance on the voluntary […]

No anti-incumbency, there is pro-government wave: Modi

No anti-incumbency, there is pro-government wave: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses an election campaign rally in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh on March 28, 2019. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo) New Delhi, April 5 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rejected the claims of anti-incumbency against his government ahead of the Lok Sabha polls and said that for the first time there […]

With Wayanad contest, I want to say India is one: Rahul

With Wayanad contest, I want to say India is one: Rahul

Rahul Gandhi, President of main opposition Congress party, and his sister, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, wave to their supporters after Rahul filed his nomination papers for the general election, in Wayanad in Kerala on April 4. (REUTERS/Stringer) Wayanand (Kerala), April 4 (IANS): Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that his decision to contest the Lok Sabha […]

Madras High Court asks Centre to ban ‘TikTok’ app

Madras High Court asks Centre to ban ‘TikTok’ app

A screenshot of the ‘Tik Tok’ app on Google Play store.  (Photo: Morng/Screenshot) Inappropriate content is being provided by the app, says the Court Chennai/New Delhi, April 4 (IANS): The Madras High Court has asked the Centre to ban the Chinese video mobile application TikTok, saying it “encourages pornography” and is spoiling the future of youths […]

Modi TV, Modi app, Modi rallies: How brand Modi plays in election

Modi TV, Modi app, Modi rallies: How brand Modi plays in election

Supporters of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hold cut-outs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign rally addressed by Modi in Kolkata on April 3. (REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri) NEW DELHI, April 4 (Reuters):  If Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins this spring’s general election, as is widely expected, it will also be another massive […]

BJP tops poll ads spend on Google platforms

BJP tops poll ads spend on Google platforms

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. The […]

Renamed fake accounts spreading political bias on Facebook

Renamed fake accounts spreading political bias on Facebook

Nishant Arora New Delhi, April 4 (IANS): Barely a week away from when the world’s largest democracy goes to the polls, the fake news factories on Facebook and its owned WhatsApp have become active like never before as the social media giant scrambles for solutions which are few and far between. The game on Facebook is […]

All Pakistan F-16s counted, none missing: US report

All Pakistan F-16s counted, none missing: US report

FILE PHOTO: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Sherdils (Lion Heart) squad’s fighter jet F-16 flies during Pakistan Day celebrations, Clifton beach, Karachi on March 23, 2017. (REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro/File Photo) New Delhi/Washington, April 5 (IANS): India’s claim of shooting down a Pakistani F-16 in February has been challenged as a report citing unnamed US officials said that all […]

5.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Nagaland, NE; no causalties reported so far, says NSDMA

5.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Nagaland, NE; no causalties reported so far, says NSDMA

A screenshot of ‘Intensity Map’ from the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) preliminary update of the moderate earthquake that hit the Myanmar-India Border Region on April 4. (Morung Photo via IMD) Dimapur | April 4  Morung Express News Dimapur | April 4  A moderate 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck the India Myanmar Border Region today around 1.15 PM […]

Mega study confirms pregnant women can reduce risk of stillbirth by sleeping on their side

Lesley McCowan, University of Auckland and Robin Cronin, University of Auckland A New Zealand-led international study published today provides the strongest evidence yet that women can more than halve their risk of stillbirth by going to sleep on either side during the last three months of pregnancy. This mega study (known as individual participant data […]

India: what’s at stake in the 2019 elections

India: what’s at stake in the 2019 elections

A kite-maker prepares kites with election symbols of political parties at his shop ahead of the general election, in Kolkata. (REUTERS File Photo) Indrajit Roy, University of York Indians are about to start voting in the world’s largest democratic exercise. The country’s 900m registered voters will vote in national elections between April 11 and May […]