- Deutsche Bank staff saw suspicious activity by Trump, Kushner(09:18)
New York, May 20 (IANS) Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving legal entities controlled by Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a federal financial-crimes watchdog.
- 647 paid news cases during Lok Sabha elections 2019: EC(22:42)
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Election Commission said a total of 647 cases of paid news have been found while 909 posts have been taken down from various social media platforms during the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections which ended on Sunday.
- 287 to NDA, 128 to UPA in IANS-CVOTER exit poll (Lead)(21:06)
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is all set to return to power winning 287 seats in Lok Sabha elections, but the Bharatiya Janata Party may fall short of half-way mark on its own as it is expected to win 236 seats, according to CVOTER-IANS exit poll.
- When Nehru asked police to locate Natwar (IANS Interview-II)(15:10)
By Sandeep Bamzai
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Kunwar Natwar Singh in many ways is monotypical in that he served so many Congress dispensations in different capacities. Equally, he came into maximum proximity with celebrated Indian and world leaders, acclaimed writers and people in position of pre eminence. Influenced by novelist E.M. Forster during his years in Cambridge, he learnt the value of friendship from him. In the second and concluding part of this IANS interview, I let the raconteur in him take over:
- Most distant space object looks like man in meditation(11:18)
Washington, May 19 (IANS) NASAs New Horizons mission team has published the first image of the farthest world ever explored -- a planetary building block and Kuiper Belt object clicked during New Years 2019 flyby of Ultima Thule which looks like a human being in deep meditation.
- State of economy-V: Job crisis continues to worsen(09:04)
By Ravi Dutta Mishra
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The ruling NDA government won a landslide in 2014 on a promise that it will produce jobs. Five years down the line, India is staring at one of the worst job crisis ever.
- Men who are critical of Nehru are pygmies: Natwar Singh (IANS Interview-1)(14:00)
By SANDEEP BAMZAI
Nehru greatest Indian after Asoka, says Singh
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The lion may well be in winter, but he still roars and growls. Diplomat, politician, litterateur, globetrotter and above all raconteur, Kunwar Natwar Singh has always been a man of all seasons. Celebrating his 90th birthday, the Bharatpur-born Jat leader retains his singular twinkle in his eye, as he sallies forth in a verbal marathon with IANS.
- Spotify testing first hardware, car smart assistant(13:40)
San Francisco, May 18 (IANS) To help people enjoy audio while driving, Swedish music streaming giant Spotify is testing its first hardware - a voice-controlled smart assistant for cars called "Car Thing" - in the US.
- Congress switches to Mahatma Gandhi's image on twitter profile(21:06)
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) A day after BJP's Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur kicked up a major row by describing Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse as a "deshbhakt" (patriot), the Congress on Friday changed its Twitter handle profile picture with an image of Mahatma Gandhi.
- OTT services beat TV in customer satisfaction in India(20:38)
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Streaming video-on-demand services have beaten TV in customer satisfaction in India as the country is at the third spot (52 per cent) when it comes to pay for content, after China and Brazil, a new report said on Friday.
- Facebook to show your best friends, key links on top(09:30)
San Francisco, May 17 (IANS) Facebook is tweaking its News Feed to help its over 2.3 billion users see friends they want to hear from most and links which are most worthwhile right higher up on its platform.
- 'Woman in yellow sari' wants to go to 'Bigg Boss'(13:40)
Lucknow, May 16 (IANS) For Reena Dwiwedi, the PWD officer who became an Internet sensation after her photograph went viral on the social media, now wants to add an element of permanence to her newly-found celebrity status.
- Chanda Kochhar Money Trail-VII: The mom & pop shop that Kochhar-Advani fam built (IANS Exclusive)(07:58)
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The cosy Kochhar-Videocon deal smacks of absolute cronyism, more so because Chanda was on the credit committee, which cleared the loan, instead of maintaining an arm's length, which makes it even more questionable. What about firewalls and other governance issues that this raised? Or they don't apply to private banks and their CEOs? Are they then a law onto themselves? Shouldn't she have recused herself, like judges do these days, isn't there a clear conflict of interest? And what was RBI doing, was it asleep on the wheel?
- Chanda Kochhar Money Trail-VI: A Modern tale of deceit (IANS Exclusive)(19:56)
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) It is said that if you dress cronyism as a favour, then you wind up on skid row. Equally, sorrows dont come individually but in battalions. The tale of Chanda Kochhar and her husband Deepak intertwining their fate and destiny with Videocons Venugopal Dhoot leaves behind in its wake a smoking gun which refuses to go away from the scene of the crime. At every twist and turn in this long running soap which resembles the cult pulp soap Dynasty, Videocon and Dhoot turn up like a sugar daddy to sign off on sweetheart deals.
- GT forensic report indicts Ramesh Bawa in IL&FS scam (IANS Special)(19:24)
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) While it is well known that IL&FS is in a pickle of its own making over a 30-year period where a secret society ran the affairs through a closed user group, the latest forensic report by Grant Thornton is extremely damning and damaging. The forensic report handed over to the new IL&FS board uncovers more muck. It throws into stark relief 107 instances of loan ever greening, loans given without adequate collateral, and exposes management's collusive links with borrowers.
- 10 power hitters who can take the World Cup by storm(13:04)
By Aakash Kumar
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) With just 15 days remaining for the start of the much-awaited 2019 World Cup, all the participating teams are busy getting their combinations right and are preparing themselves mentally and physically for the showpiece event.