Keeping eye on crime shows won't curb crimes(09:50) New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Over the years, real life criminals have cited shows like "Crime Patrol" and "Savdhaan India" as inspiration. Even though these shows continue to inspire some people to commit crimes, police says keeping an eye on such content is not the solution.
Five years that turned India's concept of news on its head(11:18) New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) When Anna Hazare launched his India Against Corruption (IAC) in 2011, little did he realise the media convergence - some term it media disruption - the movement would cause over the next five years, unleashing a "spiral of mediatisation with its ever-widening gyres" that has forever changed the manner in which the country's citizens and media outlets look at what constitutes news and its delivery.
People have hopes from Congress: Chhattisgarh CM (Interview)(20:26) Raipur, March 25 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, who is credited with single-handedly leading the Congress to a stunning victory in BJP's bastion of Chhattisgarh, claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's regime was a "big let-down" for people who have now great expectations from the Congress.
Pant turning x-factor to match-winning knock: Ponting(19:50) New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The way Delhi Capitals batsman Rishabh Pant got stuck into Mumbai Indians pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah had everyone take note during their Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday, but DC head coach Ricky Ponting is more impressed by the consistency Pant showed and won Delhi the game.
Modi, Rahul firm up narratives in election criss-cross (Dangal 2019)(18:34) New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) 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 trajectory in reaching out to people ahead of the crucial polls.
Backroom warriors in full gear for battle 2019(16:54) New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) While candidates in the Dangal 2019 are busy with campaigning, there is another lot of warriors working backstage: busy mining through election data and making assessments, devising strategies and analysing and re-analysing the trends.
PNB sets recovery target of Rs 10K cr for Q4: MD (IANS Interview)(16:30) New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) After returning to black in the last quarter, lending major Punjab National Bank (PNB) has set a recovery target of Rs 10,000 crore for the concluding Q4, said the company's Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Sunil Mehta.
Cracker of a contest for Thiruvananthapuram LS seat(15:56) Thiruvananthapuram, March 24 (IANS) Of Kerala's 20 Lok Sabha seats, Thiruvananthapuram is the one that is expected to see a cracker of a contest, with three heavyweights in the fray - Congress Shashi Tharoor who seeks a hat-trick of wins from the constituency, former Mizoram Governor Kummanem Rajasekheran and CPI legislator and former state Minister C. Divakaran.
Market likely to trade soft then pick momentum in week ahead (Comment: Market Watch)(15:16) Markets last week behaved more or less on expected lines, except for the fact that the correction actually happened on Friday instead of Wednesday. Readers would recall that Thursday was a holiday on account of Holi. What is significant is the fact that though markets fell on Friday, they ended with marginal gains for the week. The extent of the fall from the intra-day highs of Friday was even more significant.
ADB readies for face-off with AIIB, NDB in India(14:22) New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) As fledgling multilateral development banks AIIB and NDB are making inroads in Asia and beyond, the 52-year-old Asian Development Bank (ADB) took the offensive with a massive recruitment outreach in India, a major client in the region.
Why Wayanad could be a safe seat for Rahul Gandhi(13:56) New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) 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.
Luxury real estate demand set to rise: Developers(13:20) New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The luxury real estate segment with a customer base of its own did not witness a slowdown as significant as in the mid-level properties in the last few years and with the latest cut in GST rate, developers say, demand will pick up from here on.
REITs bring hopes to cash-strapped Indian real estate(12:00) New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The launch of India's first Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and its initial public offering last week has come as a positive move for the cash-starved Indian real estate sector.
Future of 'Mahagathbandhan' and emerging trajectories of 2019 polls (Comment: Political Calculus)(11:38) 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 in the country following the Emergency. But then, Indira Gandhi once again returned to power with a solid majority, partly due to the Morari-Charan Singh coalition experiment flopping.
Free Wi-Fi at coffee shop can put you in soup(11:18) New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) For professionals and tourists alike, connecting to a public Wi-Fi is a boon keeping the high roaming data cost in mind. But connecting to any available free network can easily expose your data to hackers who are waiting for you to log into.
The era of film processing labs (Comment: B Town)(10:40) Film processing lab. That was the heart and soul of filmmaking not too long ago. You shot a film, sent the negatives to the lab and they processed and printed the film positives for you. It took days to watch the outcome of your efforts. Today, you shoot a scene and are immediately able to see what you have shot. In fact, you are even able to watch on a small monitor attached to the camera what you are shooting or thereafter as it is all played back on your smart phone, digital camera or your monitor! Not so in those days.
DoT writes to states not to disconnect power to BSNL installations(10:34) New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) In a grim situation underlining the hard financial pressure on state operators, the Department of Telecom (DoT) has requested the state governments not to disconnect electric connections of BSNL/MTNL telecom installations and more so during the coming general elections.
The Kohinoor of Indian cricket (Comment: Close-In)(10:28) The Kohinoor, the famous Indian diamond in Persian means, the 'Mountain of Light'. Presently, it is set in the crown of Queen Elizabeth and exhibited in the Tower of London. India has been vociferously asking for it to be returned, unfortunately, without much success. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the Kohinoor of Indian and World cricket and truly a mountain of light for any young aspiring cricketer.
Democracy on test (Comment: Spy's Eye)(10:08) India has over the decades emerged as a leading light in the democratic world on two counts - the masses here have proven their ability to oust well entrenched regimes from power and have demonstrated their wisdom in opting for clean governance, assurance of development and national stability and security. And this has happened in spite of that typically Indian social phenomenon of caste and creed affinities ruling the political turf.