- Exit polls can still go wrong: political experts(17 minutes ago)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A day after exit polls predicted a majority for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, some political experts said the result was still not a foregone conclusion and that the Balakot air strike may not play a major role in the final poll outcome.
- Trinamool tries 'ice cream & snacks' tactic in Bengal bypolls(18 minutes ago)
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress has been accused of influencing voters by offering them "ice cream and snacks" and "free transport" to the polling stations in some areas during the assembly by-polls in Naoda and Kandi constituencies in Murshidabad district on Monday.
- Serendipity's three-month art residency begins (Lead)(22 minutes ago)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The third edition of the Dharti Arts Residency, a leading three-month artists' residency by Serendipity Arts Foundation, started Monday with four emerging artists kickstarting work on their unique ideas.
- New system of measurement units now operational(24 minutes ago)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The new System of Units (SI) to measure weight, temperature, amount of substance, and current came into operation in India from Monday on the occasion of the World Metrology Day, an official release said.
- 200 companies of central forces to stay in Bengal till May 27(22:28)
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) As many as 200 companies of central armed paramilitary forces (CAPFs) will remain deployed in West Bengal till May 27 in a bid to curb any post-poll violence that might occur in the state, Central Police Observer Vivek Dubey said on Monday.
- BCCI CEO Johri wants increment, officials question validity (Lead with correction in para 1)(22:08)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri who is paid an annual gross salary of Rs 5,76,36,000 other than the allowances and other benefits, has requested the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) to look into his increment process and the same is set to be discussed during the meeting of the committee on May 21 in the Capital. With CoA chief Vinod Rai giving the go-ahead to Johri's request for immediate attention, the matter is set to be brought up when the three committee members -- Rai, Diana Edulji and Ravi Thodge meet on Tuesday.
- NIA raids 10 places in TN in Islamic State module case(21:52)
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday carried out searches at 10 places in Tamil Nadu in connection with the investigation into an Islamic State module case, where few people conspired to raise funds and wage armed struggle against the state.
- Kakrapar nuclear power reactor to be synchronised with grid next week(21:36)
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) The first 220 MW nuclear power plant at Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS-1) will be synchronised with the grid next week and power generation will be increased after that, a senior official of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) said.
- Manipur Police, Sethu FC to clash in IWL final(21:32)
Ludhiana, May 20 (IANS) Manipur Police made their way to the Indian Women's League (IWL) final after a thrilling performance that saw them beat Gokulam Kerala FC 4-2 despite being one player down in the second half at the Guru Nanak Stadium, here on Monday.
- Trai to focus on limited issue of regulatory imbalance between OTTs and telcos: Chairman(21:32)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Telecom regulator Trai on Monday said the scope of its consultation process on over-the-top applications (OTTs) is limited to examine if there are any regulatory imbalances between telecom service providers (TSPs) and OTT players and will see if it can come out with a regulation or recommendation or order on the issue in the next one month.
- Kylian Mbappe hints at moving away from PSG(21:32)
Paris, May 20 (IANS) Paris St-Germain's (PSG) star striker Kylian Mbappe has put his future with the French champions in doubt with his comments after he won the National Union of Professional Footballers' (UNFP) Ligue 1 Player and Young Player of the Year awards on Sunday.
- Indian Terrain signs up with Dhoni, to expand network (Lead)(21:30)
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) With the signing of Indian cricket icon Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its brand ambassador, men's wear major Indian Terrain Fashions Ltd plans to double its retail network to 300 outlets as it looks at a turnover of Rs 650 crore in three years time, a senior company official said.
- Grenade attack on J&K police station(21:24)
Srinagar, May 20 (IANS) Militants hurled a grenade at the Shopian police station in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Monday evening but it did not cause any damage or casualties, police said.
- EVMs have no role in exit polls: Jaitley's swipe at opposition(21:22)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday took a swipe at the opposition parties, saying the EVMs have no role in exit polls and if the results are in the same direction, their "fake" issue would also lose its non-existent rationale.
- Maharashtra promulgates ordinance for SEBC quota in medical education(21:20)
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Spelling relief to around 250 post-graduate students on the warpath since nearly a fortnight, Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao on Monday signed an ordinance to provide benefit of reservations in admissions to social and educationally backward classes in medical and dental undergraduate and post-graduate courses.