6.05 pm: Won't support anyone, vows Kejriwal
It's the man of the moment - Arvind Kejriwal - making his victory speech. Because although the BJP is the single largest party, the Aam Aadmi Party has made a debut so stunning, that its performance can only be called the single most #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #alliance #Arvind Kejriwal #BJP #Congress #Delhi Election 2013 #Exit poll #Harsh Vardhan #India #Politics #Sheila Dikshit
11:00 am: Both Houses of Parliament pay tribute to Nelson Mandela
The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha paid tributes to the South African legend with both houses observing a moment's silence to mark his passing.
9:20 am: US flies flag at half mast
CNN-IBN reports that the US is flying its #Barack Obama #India #Jacob Zuma #Manmohan Singh #Nelson Mandela #NewsTracker #South Africa #Sports #World
Calling an exit poll in Delhi tonight is risky stuff, especially given that voting went on till at least 9.15 pm. However that has not stopped the pundits. As many as four exit polls have already been made public, each with a different poll projection for the state.
The Delhi exit #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #alliance #Arvind Kejriwal #BJP #Congress #Delhi Election 2013 #Exit poll #India #Politics #Sheila Dikshit
Amazon won Cyber Monday with Jeff Bezos' sensational reveal that Amazon was planning to get customers their goods in 30 minutes or less — by drone.
According to Bezos, who made the announcement on the CBS “60 Minutes” TV programme, the initiative would be called Prime Air. Bezos said the drones #Amazon #Amazon drones #Cyber Monday #Jeff Bezos #JustSaying #TechBuzz #Technology #unmanned drones
7.10 pm: Historic turnout of nearly 75 percent voters, confirms EC
Amid sporadic violence, nearly 75 percent voters today exercised their franchise in Rajasthan Assembly polls to decide the fate of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his bete noire BJP's Vasundhra Raje among others.
The turnout was 74.38 percent, the highest-ever in #Ashok Gehlot #BJP #Congress #Politics #Rahul Gandhi #Rajasthan #Rajasthan Election 2013 #Vasundhara Raje
Intel Corp is trying to sell its yet-to-launch Internet television service for $500 million and wants to complete a deal by year-end, Bloomberg reported on Monday.
Verizon Communications , one of the suitors, has spoken with content providers about a streaming television service, Bloomberg also said, citing unnamed sources.
Intel declined to #Brian Krzanich #Intel Corp #Internet Television #NewsTracker #OnCue #Technology #Verizon Communications
2.00 pm About 50 percent cast votes
About 50 percent of the electorate have exercised their right to franchise by 1.30 pm in Mizoram as per the latest reports. The state is voting for its 40-seat Assembly since 7 am today.
"Polling began at 7 a.m. with men and women queuing up #BJP #Congress #Election Commission #Mizoram Assembly Election 2013 #VVPAT
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4.00 pm: And its already over
And Sonia wraps up her speech with her trademark : "Jai Hind...aur zor se bolo...jai hind!" That was not a long speech by any standard, but given that the crowds have been there from 12.30pm, wrapping it up quickly #Congress #Delhi #Delhi Election 2013 #India #NewsTracker #Politics #Shastri Park #Sheila Dikshit #Sonia Gandhi
7:13 pm: AAP, Media Sarkar file complaints against each other
AAP and Media Sarkar today filed complaints against each other at Indirapuram police station.
Anuranjan Jha, CEO of Media Sarkar, in a written complaint against AAP, alleged that he was getting threatening calls from its activists, reported #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #BJP #Congress #Delhi Election 2013 #Kumar Vishwas #NewsTracker #Shazia Ilmi
3.42 pm: Modi turns to Gujarat to slam UP govt and UPA govt
Citing his achievements in Gujarat, Modi Narendra Modi says, “When people ask me how I will replicate the Gujarat model elsewhere, I ask them is it difficult to provide people with clean water. We don’t have too many #BJP #India #Muzaffarnagar riots #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Politics #Sangeet Soma #Suresh Rana #Uttar Pradesh
The BJP leaders exude confidence but refrain to talk about the surveys projecting a comprehensive win for the party.
For public consumption, the country has gained in getting rid of the threat of the old Peace Clause through the interim mechanism that will work till a permanent solution. But on all other aspects, India has given in to pressure.
Effective policing and the visible curb on drunkenness in public places has made Gujarat’s capital city safer for women
The rise of the Aam Aadmi Party has decimated the Congress, and in a three-way vote split, the BJP could well score.
In India by the time we woke up to news of Nelson Mandela’s death it was already 6 December. For us that day marks a different anniversary. 6 December 1992 was the day the Babri Masjid came down and brought in its wake a communal horror which still haunts us. No truth. No reconciliation. Just bitterness.
The Indian media are at a tipping point, hobbled by suspect financing, a history of servility, and a massive loss of public trust. The internet is no silver bullet, but it most certainly represents a lifeline.
Farooq Abdullah managed to offend with a statement regarding women, claimed to apologise and then made another one.
Prabhu Deva is making films that will make feminists want to throttle him to death and regular, sane, not-part-of-the-Khap people wonder why his films are so appallingly retro.
Whether or not AAP succeeds, the party has shown it is possible to fight elections on low budget, without musclemen, without experienced politicians, by adopting innovative methods, and largely eschewing the temptation to appeal for votes on the basis of caste and religion.
It is this brand of politics, which prefers fiction to truth, that suits India’s current rulers the best. It is this brand of journalism that Tejpal served up to the gullible both in India and abroad.
However, the worst enemy the AAP can find is people like us who vent ire and grief but do not walk to the polling booths
What the BCCI’s claims amount to is a board that already has more money than it knows what to do with simply more cash to stash because, well, because it does.
Modi’s call for a “debate” on Article 370 had put the party on a spot.
A hung assembly would set the political clock back by about a decade in Delhi, which has always given a decisive mandate for assembly or parliamentary elections.
Why would not one but several level-headed women writers explode over a Facebook status post, and revisit a case of sexual harassment that was reported two years ago?
Pratap Bhanu Mehta argues that a changing India has left the ruling class uncertain of its position, and is therefore resorting to “intellectual closure and emotional crudity” to preserve itself.
The BJP has conveniently upped and lowered the ante on its demand for repealing Article 370 of the constitution through the years.
With barely a year since its launch, the Arvind Kejriwal-led party is set to take Delhi’s political circles by storm in the upcoming 4 December elections.
And typically such a couple would be double-income earning, but God forbid, if thing goes wrong? You would not want to continue with the arrangement. You have freedom to that extent. But this comes with a price. So here are a few
If you’ve watched the show, then you know why Khan doesn’t go for interviews. Twelve hours later, I’m still trying to make sense of what he said.
It is worth recalling that the Modi government’s record in the matter of setting up commissions is a dubious one.
In an interview to CNBC, Ratan Tata said he believes the mini-car still has the potential to take off in the home market.
Nifty has neared its penultimate resistance level of 6200 which must be broken for the index to test its all time highs. This week is crucial to determine if the index will rally to its all time high.
It’s difficult to decide what is the most disappointing aspect of Bullett Raja.