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PM's approval slides but Rahul's not picking up: CVOTER-IANS Tracker
  • PM's approval slides but Rahul's not picking up: CVOTER-IANS Tracker(10:58)
    New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The approval rating of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dropped around 17 points in over a month but there is still no good news for the Congress as satisfaction of voters with Rahul Gandhi has not shown any sign of improvements, according to the latest findings of CVOTER-IANS tracker.
Jet issues gag order, fearing impact on stake sale
Facebook exposed millions of Instagram passwords
  • Facebook exposed millions of Instagram passwords(09:18)
    San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) A day after admitting it "unintentionally" uploaded emails of nearly 1.5 million of new users, Facebook has now revealed that millions of Instagram passwords were stored on its servers in a readable format.
Jet management hints at gloomy days ahead
  • Jet management hints at gloomy days ahead(20:32)
    By Nirbhay Kumar
    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A day after Jet Airways grounded its operations completely, reality is fast dawning upon over 20,000 Jet Airways employees.
PIL in SC: Misquoting judicial orders is corruption
  • PIL in SC: Misquoting judicial orders is corruption(20:20)
    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Amid poll season, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction that misquoting judicial orders by political leaders during the poll campaign should constitute a corrupt practice.
Four possible toehold spots for BJP in Kerala (IANS Special)
  • Four possible toehold spots for BJP in Kerala (IANS Special)(20:20)
    By Gautam Datt
    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The BJP secured 10 per cent or more votes on nine Lok Sabha seats in Kerala in 2014 but barring Thiruvananthapuram, it came nowhere near even the victory mark. However, in 2019, riding on the Sabarimala sentiment, the party sees a realistic chance for itself on at least four seats -- Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Pathanamthitta and Kasargod.
FB 'unintentionally uploaded' emails of 1.5mn users
Scars and colour: Showbiz brings alive shades of beauty
  • Scars and colour: Showbiz brings alive shades of beauty(10:22)
    By Radhika Bhirani
    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Decades before Deepika Padukone chose to play a girl with an acid-scarred face on the big screen, Zeenat Aman and Rekha essayed strong women with disfigured faces in films, a medium where the heroine has typically lent glamour.
Lenders 'reasonably hopeful' of Jet stake sale success
  • Lenders 'reasonably hopeful' of Jet stake sale success(09:06)
    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Hours after denying a lifeline to Jet Airways which suspended its operations for want of cash, the airline's lenders led by the State Bank of India on Thursday said they are "reasonably hopeful" that the stake sale process would succeed and determine a fair value of the enterprise.
Mahagathbandhan can get 3 of BJP's 8 in UP's II phase
  • Mahagathbandhan can get 3 of BJP's 8 in UP's II phase(13:24)
    Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) Out of the eight seats going to polls in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, the Mahagathbandhan (MGB) might wrest three from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) if voting pattern in the 2014 is any indication.
Only 42% of Nirbhaya fund released for projects since 2015
  • Only 42% of Nirbhaya fund released for projects since 2015(11:38)
    By Nivedita Singh
    New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government at the Centre, which has been highly vocal about women security and empowerment, has failed to spend even half of the Nirbhaya Fund since 2015, government data revealed.
Ganguly ready to quit cricket committee to avoid conflict
  • Ganguly ready to quit cricket committee to avoid conflict(08:14)
    By Baidurjo Bhose
    New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Sourav Ganguly is willing to resign from the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after CEO Rahul Johri -- on behalf of the board -- asked ombudsman D.K. Jain to examine his dual role as member of CAC and Delhi Capitals advisor.
Amma, Kalaignar still maintain sway in TN (Lead)
  • Amma, Kalaignar still maintain sway in TN (Lead)(18:58)
    Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Former Chief Ministers J. Jayalalithaa and M. Karunanidhi are no more but it is still them that their parties - AIADMK and DMK respectively - invoke and rely on to seek votes in the Lok Sabha battle.
Hacker dumps 1bn user records in 2 months
  • Hacker dumps 1bn user records in 2 months(17:32)
    San Francisco, April 16 (IANS) A serial hacker who goes by the name of Gnosticplayers has released another 65.5 million records of users last week taking his grand total of 932 million records overall.
Jet staff hopeless, sentiment hits lowest
TN's caste knots in cluttered LS contest (Special)
Notre Dame fire under control, main structure saved (Lead)
  • Notre Dame fire under control, main structure saved (Lead)(08:44)
    Paris, April 16 (IANS) A devastating fire that engulfed the Notre Dame, the 850-year-old Unesco world heritage landmark in Paris, was brought under control on Tuesday, while the Cathedral's main structure as well as its two towers has been saved, the city's fire brigade has confirmed.
ToI, Sakal, Doon, Sanskriti, orphanages caught in IL&FS maelstrom (IANS EXCLUSIVE-V)
  • ToI, Sakal, Doon, Sanskriti, orphanages caught in IL&FS maelstrom (IANS EXCLUSIVE-V)(08:18)
    New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The mass outbreak of the baleful IL&FS bonds virus is engulfing more and more entities with the passing of each day. With NCLAT scheduled to hear the case again on Tuesday and some element of a consensus evolving on whether repayments of Provident and Pension Funds should be prioritised, working class people from 1,400 firms amounting to Rs 9,700 crore of their lifelong hard work are waiting with bated breath for any sort of direction from the tribunal.
IMD sees 'near-normal' monsoon; Skymet says 'below average' (Third Lead)
  • IMD sees 'near-normal' monsoon; Skymet says 'below average' (Third Lead)(19:36)
    By Nivedita Singh
    New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted the monsoon to be "near-normal" this year with an expected rainfall of 96 per cent, on the other hand, the Skymet Weather has claimed that the monsoon is likely to be "below normal" to the extent of 93 per cent.
Gavaskar surprised at Pant not being in WC squad
Air India, SpiceJet eye Jet Airways' lucrative Dubai route
  • Air India, SpiceJet eye Jet Airways' lucrative Dubai route(18:54)
    By Nirbhay Kumar
    New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) With Jet Airways suspending its international flights in the face of deep financial crisis and staring at closure, rivals Air India and SpiceJet are eyeing the beleaguered carrier's flying rights to the lucrative India-Dubai route.
Proposed hike in property tax by NDMC peeves residents
  • Proposed hike in property tax by NDMC peeves residents(11:50)
    By Sanjeev Pal
    New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Hundreds of residents of Golf Link Society, Jorbagh, Chanakyapuri and Babar Road are planning to knock the Supreme Courts door after they received a notice issued by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on March 28 for depositing a hefty sum as property tax as per the proposed amendment to the Assessment List for the year 2018-2019.
IBM set to secure India against nation-state hackers
  • IBM set to secure India against nation-state hackers(11:22)
    By Nishant Arora
    New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) As chorus in India grows to safeguard key defence installations and organisations from nation-state cyber criminals, IBM with its enterprise-grade security solutions is ready to partner the government on cyber-proofing sensitive data on Cloud.
RBI employees aren't government servants: Madras HC
  • RBI employees aren't government servants: Madras HC(10:46)
    Chennai, April 15 (IANS) The Madras High Court has observed that the employees of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cannot be referred to as "government servants" while identifying their employment status.
Facebook-owned apps down again for users worldwide
  • Facebook-owned apps down again for users worldwide(18:48)
    San Francisco, April 14 (IANS) Exactly a month after Facebook and its family of apps suffered its longest -- almost 24 hours -- world-wide outage, WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook users from around the world on Sunday were again complaining that the apps were not working properly.