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May 27, 2019, 07.53 AM IST
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BJP pushed to corner, Cong furious as Godse centre of debate on last day of campaigning

The Pandora's box opened on Thursday with BJP's Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate and Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur lauding Godse as a "patriot".

Indian bitcoin players wary of Facebook’s stablecoin

Some startup founders feel that Facebook’s proposed currency system may not require banks to transfer money to buy or sell digital currency.

5th phase over, efforts begin for forming non-BJP, non-Congress alliance

Taking the first step in this regard was K Chandrashekar Rao, who met Pinarayi Vijayan in Thiruvananthapuram, ostensibly over "dinner".

Sri Lanka ‘reaches out’ for NSG help

Wickremasighe has thanked India for providing intelligence ahead of attacks and sought future assistance to counter threats.

No uncertainties in tie-up with DMDK, good news soon: AIADMK

​The ruling AIADMK, which is in an alliance with the BJP and PMK, has been making all-out efforts to rope in the DMDK.

Malayalam star Mohanlal to make directorial debut with 3D film after four decades of acting

Mohanlal revealed the news on his blog.

In poll season, envoys too are studying India’s caste maths

South Indian states are seeing a lot of traffic by foreign diplomats too, many of whom are posted in Mumbai or Bengaluru or Chennai consulates.

Chidambaram slams income tax department for 'partial' action in Tamil Nadu

During the raids, cash to the tune of Rs 1.48 crore allegedly stashed to bribe voters was seized.

Stocks in the news: Emami, Jet Airways, ONGC, Adani Ports and Glenmark Pharma

KKR is in advanced negotiations to invest Rs 2,000 cr in the Emami Group.

Congress accuses Modi govt of 'hounding' opposition with 'motivated' I-T raids ahead of polls

Congress alleged that the Income Tax department was taking "autocratic and partial" action in Tamil Nadu in the run up to Lok Sabha elections.

Stocks in the news: YES Bank, TechM, Dr Reddy's Labs, Biocon, Jet Airways and DHFL

Meanwhile, Reliance Group has reached an understanding with lenders on shares pledged.

Veteran director J Mahendran passes away at 79

The film-maker was credited for mentoring Rajinikanth during his early career.

Sridevi's death anniversary: Boney, Anil Kapoor hold 'puja' at her Chennai home

The Kapoor family reached Chennai from Mumbai for the 'puja'.

Rumours about contracts and transfers for 2019-20 football season take centre-stage

The IFA has supposedly hauled up Joby, but no clarity has been provided as yet. But it seems, he is likely to join ATK and play for them in the coming season.

Whatsapp still being used for child abuse videos

Probe finds app remains breeding ground for such videos; company says it’s working with tech platforms, authorities.

Foxconn to begin mass production of iPhones in India

India has become the fastest-growing smartphone market in the world, while China stagnates.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Election Meter

Raising doubts over the credibility of EVMs, a number of opposition parties on Sunday said they will move the SC again to demand verification of at least 50% of votes by paper trail.

Fear looms: Easter day terror puts the clock back by a decade

It may take a lot of courage for the Sri Lankan government now to accept that the Easter Day blasts might have brought back those fading memories of the LTTE era returning lock, stock and barrel.

Stocks in the news: YES Bank, TCS, Ashok Leyland, Raymond, Pfizer and IL&FS Transport

Here are a few stocks which by buzz the most in today's trade.

Happy that Chess is back in Asian Games: Vishwanathan Anand

Chess was a part of Asian Games programme at the 2006 edition in Doha and 2010 in Guangzhou.

Tik-ing the wrong boxes: Apps to face more scrutiny

Firms such as Facebook, YouTube, TikTok and Bigo Live will face even more regulatory scrutiny in future.

IIT-Kharagpur develops tech to filter fake news about disasters

The IIT-Kharagpur has come up with a solution that uses AI to extract information from social media platforms.

Pakistan bans broadcast of Indian Premier League

The decision comes a month after DSport stopped the coverage of the tournament in protest of the Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.

#MeToo: Chennai-based artist Ananya Ramaprasad accuses actress Maya S Krishnan of sexual harassment

Both discontinued their social media accounts after the news went viral.

Stocks in the news: Indiabulls Housing, Reliance Industries, ICICI Securities and Cadila Healthcare

Here's a look at the top stocks that may hog the limelight in today's session.

Stocks in the news: Raymond, Future Lifestyle, Dr Reddy's Labs and Hathway Cable

Here's a look at the top stocks that may hog the limelight in today's session.

Corn traders expect import duty to be slashed to 10%

Corn, or maize, is the third largest cereal crop in the country after rice and wheat.

Now, police use apps to catch a criminal

From using facial recognition to identify suspects to predicting crime, AI is new tool in the hands of police

DHFL, Titan, SBI, RCom and HCL Tech among stocks in the news

Here's a look at the top stocks that may hog the limelight in today's session.

DMK seeks probe against former AIADMK ministers

The bribery allegations have come up at a time when the state is on a drive to attract investments.

Piyush Goyal meets with AIADMK leaders on alliance, seat-sharing

According to people aware of Goyal’s schedule for Thursday, the meeting was aimed at finalising seat-sharing and other alliance related issues.

Piyush Goyal meets with AIADMK leaders on alliance, seat-sharing

According to people aware of Goyal’s schedule for Thursday, the meeting was aimed at finalising seat-sharing and other alliance related issues.

Dena Bank, Lakshmi Vilas Bank, BoB, Vijaya Bank and Idea Cellular among stocks in the news

Here's a look at the top stocks that may hog the limelight in today's session.

Uber Eats India likely to end up on Swiggy’s plate

This is in line with Uber’s strategy to cut down on losses as it prepares for a IPO at a valuation of $120-150 billion.

Chennai Super Kings launches mobile app

The app has features like news, views, match analysis, fan zone, competitions and games, CSK TV, purchase of match tickets and official merchandise.

GST Council cuts rates sharply to make room for housing growth

Starting April 1, homes under construction will be levied 5% GST, against 12%. For affordable homes, GST will drop to 1% from 8%.

11-year-old girl gang-raped by 22 for 7 months in Chennai; 18 men including security guards arrested

According to police the Class VII girl was allegedly sedated with injections, drug-laced soft drinks before sexually assaulting her and was videographed.

Rajinikanth begins trademark registration for TV Channel

Registry had responded to the actor’s applications pointing out similar registrations done before, including registrations by the World Wrestling Entertainment & Star India.

Franklin Templeton sees India's growth untouched by poll outcome

The fund house is betting on banks, automobiles, consumer firms and software exporters.

Rahul Gandhi promises 33 per cent job reservation for women, GST reforms if UPA wins LS polls

Gandhi touched upon a range of issues during his informal interaction with students of Stella Maris College for Women and at a news conference in Chennai.

Axis Bank, Kwality, Electrosteel Steels, IL&FS and Unitech among stocks in the news

Here's a look at the top stocks that may hog the limelight in today's session:

NTPC, Idea Cellular, Jet Airways and McNally Bharat among stocks in the news

Here's a look at the top stocks that may hog the limelight in today's session.

Kamala Harris to decide on 2020 US presidential bid over holidays

Harris ranked fifth in a November poll of Democratic voters' preferred nominee to take on President Donald Trump's reelection bid, the Politico News reported.

Chris Gayle is back and it is bad news for other teams, says Lokesh Rahul

Gayle, playing his first game of the season, smashed his second fastest IPL fifty, off 22 balls, to lay the foundation for KXIP's thrilling four-run win over Chennai Super Kings last night.

Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar-starrer '2.0' mints Rs. 20.25 crore on first day

The film is a sequel of the 2010 flick 'Enthiran'.

Bull market began in 2013-2014 and is still intact: Ramesh Damani

We had a very rough quarter in Oct-Dec that tested us as bull market, says Damani.

In the age of Netflix, can Doordarshan leverage nostalgia?

For Gen X, born between the 1960s and ’80s, DD’s iconic shows like Rangoli are a way to connect to their past.

Most desi IT companies sued for staff bias in 2018

National Grid supplies energy to more than 20 million people through its networks in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

Two women below 50 enter Kerala's Sabarimala temple; 'purification' ritual held

Two women — Bindu and Kanakadurga — who tried to reach the shrine last week, told a local news channel that they had darshan on Wednesday at 3.30 am.

No light at the end of the tunnel for Meghalaya miners

Till date, the dewatering of the 370-foot-deep mine where the miners are trapped has proved futile as over 1 crore litres of water has been pumped out of the main shaft in the past one month.

Will jobs actually be top of mind when India casts its vote in this Lok Sabha elections?

ET Magazine reporters travelled to trade and industry hubs across the country to find out.

Good news! Superstar Rajinikanth to meet his fans post Christmas

Members of the fan club will get an opportunity to take a photograph with their matinee idol.

Railways may scrap flexi-fare scheme today, providing relief ahead of Diwali

The reworked plan could also see the railways offering up to 50% discount for ‘last-minute’ bookings made for seats available up to four days before the journey on 102 trains under the scheme.

Jet Airways launches non-stop flights between Chennai-Paris

The new service would commence from October 29 onwards, operate five times a week and complement the existing daily service between Mumbai and Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

Housing sales up 24%; new supply down 35% in 9 cities in Jul-Sep: Report

Housing sales rose to 72,472 units during July-September 2018 from 58,470 units in the year-ago period across nine major cities.

Basic premise of SIP is to cash in on volatility: Anand Radhakrishnan of Franklin Templeton AMC

Does the current volatility in the stock market bother you?

Market Movers: Fed likely to hold rates, gold at 8-month & India rated less corrupt

A lowdown on top macro triggers that may move market on January 30, 2019.

It's splitsville for Shruti Haasan & Michael Corsale; couple wants to stay friends

They have been dating for nearly two years.

Housing sales seen up 25% in 2018; supply down 22% in 9 cities: PropTiger

The nine cities tracked by PropTiger are -- Mumbai, Pune, Noida, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Ahmedabad.

GST intel wing raid actor Vishal’s production company office in Chennai

The raid happened a day after a vicious spat between Vishal and BJP leader H Raja over actor Vijay's film 'Mersal'.

Out of the patriarch's shadow, Stalin faces his first big test this year

In taking his party along during such testing weather, Stalin lacks the personal touch of the Kalaignar.

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News Broadcasters’ Association questions BARC’s viewership data

NBA had alleged that the data for the new English news channel Republic TV was defective and that discrepancies have been noticed across markets.

British Airways, Vistara announce partnership to fly each others passenger

British Airways operates two direct flights a day from Heathrow to Mumbai, a double daily service to Delhi and a daily flight to Chennai.

Good news for pricey stocks; 200 promoters just raised stakes

Promoters buying shares of their own companies is considered a good omen.

Greaves cotton seals pact to buy electric vehicle-maker Ampere

This deal arrives two years after twowheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp pumped in over Rs 200 crore for a minority stake in Ather Energy, triggering interest in the nascent sector.

No decision taken on Chennai Test against England: BCCI

Due to Jayalalithaa's demise, BCCI has decided to "wait and watch" before deciding on a possible shift of venue of the fifth Test between India and England to be held from December 16-20 in Chennai.

The backstory of the boy who delivers your food order at your doorstep

The daily effort to calm impatient customers and earn the maximum money has both physical and mental consequences.

Why onion prices are bringing tears to farmers' eyes

The constant fall in prices and subsequent lower remuneration in the past few weeks has led to outbursts and protests where farmers have thrown tonnes of onions on roads.

Builders hand over 1.93 lakh units in 9 cities during first half of 2018: Report

It also said the developers delivered 1,93,061 units during first half of 2018 against 1,44,654 units in the corresponding period of last year.

Builders handover 1.93 lakh units in 9 cities during first half of 2018: Report

It also said the developers delivered 1,93,061 units during first half of 2018 against 1,44,654 units in the corresponding period of last year.

Paradigm shift: 80 per cent Indians consume news from social media rather than a newspaper

Indians in big cities are now spending less than half the time reading newspapers and watching TV.

Cricket-Chennai test in balance after Indian politician's death

CRICKET-INDIA/CHENNAI:Cricket-Chennai test in balance after Indian politician's death

English news channel ratings: TRAI's intervention leads to decline in Republic TV’s viewership

The term multiple LCNs refers to a practice in which channels could register in multiple frequencies, i.e., a news channel could also appear in the entertainment or movie categories.

Market Movers: More GST relief on cards, all eyes on inflation

Here’s a lowdown on top macro triggers that may move market on January 14, 2019.

Reservation bill for general category gets mixed reaction in Unnao

Locals largely feel the bill is aimed at keeping conventional upper caste vote bank intact ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

As Jayalalithaa fights for her life, bandh-like situation prevails in Chennai

At the hospital hundreds of AIADMK party workers continued to stay put and raised slogans saying their beloved 'Amma' should recover.

Karunanidhi’s mortal remains laid to rest after a sea of supporters pay their final respects

The casket is engraved with the words, “A man who never rested, is now resting,”

Jayalalithaa critical: Venkaiah Naidu speaks to Tamil Nadu Governor, rushes to Chennai

Venkaiah Naidu spoke to the Governor and state Chief Secretary P. Rama Mohana Rao enquiring about her health and will also fly down to Chennai to assess the situation.

Fly across the world on Indian wings

Indian budget carriers, expanding in the international sector, are set to offer a cheaper flying option.

More clarity at home: How Air India is trying to smarten up its crew to cut costs

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said a revival package for Air India would be announced soon.

Everybody needs to upskill themselves in some form or shape, says Verizon's Helen Wong

Over fifty IT professionals have filed petitions against the company at the Hyderabad High Court against their alleged illegal retrenchment.

KKR, Blackstone are said to consider $3 billion Shriram deal

The two private equity firms have each held preliminary talks in recent months about buying stakes in Chennai-based Shriram Group owned by Piramal Enterprises Ltd., TPG and an employee trust, according to the people.

About 50% Indians keep old devices despite e-waste awareness

About 68% of those surveyed also stated that they do not view local waste collectors as an option to dispose e-waste.

RCom's leftover businesses draw interest from two buyers

“There are two strategic buyers and we are in the process of discussions but timelines have not been finalised yet. It will be a controlling stake sake which could go up to 100%,” said Bill Barney, CEO, RCom.

People throng Apollo after news of deterioration in Jaya's health

As news about the setback in Jayalalithaa's health spread, AIADMK workers, including a large number of women, started gathering at the hospital.

DMK & Samajwadi Party sign in & sign out; Trinamool repeats ‘pehle aap’

The pullouts could dictate reflexes of RJD legislators too who have been watching the developments. Congress made to realise the inherent vagaries of those working for ‘opposition unity’.

Tears, a sword and a mishit: Five great India-Pakistan cricket clashes

On the same day the teams were playing a one-day match at Sialkot in Pakistan on October 31, 1984, the Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two of her bodyguards in New Delhi.

M Karunanidhi dies at 94, an era ends in Dravidian politics

The end came on Tuesday evening, 11 days after he was admitted in hospital with fever and urinary infection.

Cut the cutlery: Plastic with your home-delivered meal adds up to 22,000 tonnes waste every month

Estimates suggest that nearly 22,000 tonnes of plastic waste is created every month when cutlery made from it is bunched in with the food that's ordered online. But there is some good news as App-based food delivery start-ups have decided to reduce plastic in their packages.

Startup funding drops 46% with number of deals falling 31% Q-o-Q in 2017: News Corp VCCEdge

The report says the M&A deals jumped by as much as 75% Q-o-Q.

Karunanidhi continues to be under constant medical attention

On Monday night MK Stalin, providing some relief to worried supporters thronging the hospital premises, stated that Karunanidhi continued to be under constant medical monitoring.

After Market: Better liquidity & OMO lift realty, banks; 195 stocks hit upper circuit

There was sustained buying across sectors, barring IT stocks, despite mixed global cues.

Jayalalithaa's health: Under security cover Chennai and rest of Tamil Nadu maintains normal functions

AIADMK cadres poured in from across the state soon after news of the chief minister's health condition was out on Sunday evening.

When a text can trigger a lynching: WhatsApp struggles with incendiary messages in India

With more than 200 mn users in India, WhatsApp's biggest market in the world, false news on the app have become a new headache for Facebook.

China's bicycle sharing firm ofo gets over 1.1 million orders in India

ofo, China's top bicycle sharing firm, had entered the Indian market in November last. Its service is now available in seven Indian cities, including New Delhi, Indore, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Pune, Coimbatore and Chennai.

Can Indian firms improve their crisis response record?

Heavyweights in Indian firms say most CEOs & promoters see CSR spend as the limit of their social responsibility. There’s reluctance to spend anything more.

Rs 135 crore in cash, 177 kg of gold & the chief secy: TN in news for all wrong reasons

The I-T today seized Rs 30 lakh in new currency and 5 kg gold from Chief Secy's house. The CBI had earlier recovered Rs 135 crore from J Sekar Reddy's home.

Social media comes in handy for flood hit Chennai

Though several areas were inundated in last week's heavy rains, people still managed to post messages seeking help or sharing information about those ready to offer help.

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