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Articles by Harshit Sabarwal
'Twitter character limit should be 1,000': How Elon Musk responded to suggestion
“It’s on the todo list,” Musk tweeted after spaceflight photographer John Kraus said that the character limit on Twitter should be increased to 1,000.
Published on Nov 28, 2022 07:36 AM IST
Gujarat election: List of 4 senior BJP leaders who will not contest
The assembly election in Gujarat will be held in two phases on December 1 and December 5. The votes will be counted on December 8.
Updated on Nov 09, 2022 10:52 PM IST
Gujarat election: Second setback to Cong after another MLA joins BJP
Senior MLA Bhagwan Barad sent his resignation letter to Gujarat Congress president Jagdish Thakor and also handed it to Speaker Nimaben Acharya.
Published on Nov 09, 2022 05:16 PM IST
On ‘Hindu’ word row, Anurag Thakur’s dig at Congress, AAP
Karnataka Congress working president Satish Jarkiholi stoked a controversy on Monday by claiming the word Hindu is Persian and has "a horrible and shameful meaning". Condemning Jarkiholi's remarks, Thakur said it has become a habit for the Congress and AAP to demean Hindus and insult Hindu Gods and Goddesses.
Updated on Nov 08, 2022 04:45 PM IST
Kerala governor bars 2 channels from covering press meet; Cong, CPI (M) hit out
Governor Arif Mohammed Khan asked reporters from the Kairali News and Media One to leave the venue where the briefing was being held. He refused to speak to the reporters whom he accused of "masquerading" as political persons and carrying out campaigns against him
Published on Nov 07, 2022 06:10 PM IST
In Himachal manifesto, Congress's '10 guarantees': Jobs for youth, free power
Addressing a press conference, the president of the party's manifesto committee - Dhani Ram Shandil - said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made the lives of people difficult.
Published on Nov 05, 2022 12:13 PM IST
Did layoffs affect Twitter content moderation? Musk's thumbs-up for top official
“Yesterday’s reduction in force affected approximately 15% of our Trust & Safety organization (as opposed to approximately 50% cuts company-wide), with our front-line moderation staff experiencing the least impact,” Twitter's Head of Safety & Integrity, Yoel Roth, said in a thread of tweets.
Published on Nov 05, 2022 08:42 AM IST
Watch: In Chennai, Mamata Banerjee plays drums at Bengal governor's event
A video shared by the news agency ANI showed Banerjee greeting drummers with folded hands. She then went on to play the drum, syncing with the beat as the drummers cheered.
Published on Nov 03, 2022 11:47 AM IST
Heroin packed in soap cases seized in Assam, CM gives shoutout to cops. Watch
The cops in Karimganj intercepted a vehicle coming from a neighbouring state and seized the drugs hidden in soap cases.
Updated on Nov 01, 2022 09:25 AM IST
Over 200 personnel carried out overnight Morbi rescue ops, says minister| Videos
The Morbi tragedy is reported to have claimed over 130 lives so far while over 170 people have been rescued. Horrific videos showed people falling in the river flowing below as the overcrowded "hanging bridge" crashed within moments on Sunday evening.
Published on Oct 31, 2022 08:08 AM IST
PM Modi writes to South Korean Prez, expresses deep anguish over Seoul stampede
A tweet posted by the Indian embassy in South Korea said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his letter to Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol has expressed deep anguish at the tragic loss of lives at yesterday's stampede incident in Seoul.”
Published on Oct 31, 2022 07:00 AM IST
India among leading nations: PM Modi on solar power, 1st solar village
Addressing the 94th episode of his Mann ki Baat radio programme, PM Modi said, “Today, solar energy is one such topic, in which the entire world sees its future. And for Indians, Sun has not only been worshipped for centuries but has also been at the centre of our lifestyle.”
Published on Oct 30, 2022 12:03 PM IST
'Deeply shocked': Jaishankar condoles loss of lives in Seoul stampede
Till now, 151 people have died and 82 have been injured during a stampede at a Halloween event in South Korea's capital city Seoul.
Published on Oct 30, 2022 10:21 AM IST
ByHarshit Sabarwal | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi
PM Modi holds talks with UK’s Rishi Sunak, leaders agree on balanced FTA
The conversation between the two leaders comes at a time when the two nations continue to hold talks to finalise a trade deal before 2023.
Updated on Oct 27, 2022 09:32 PM IST
Dear Twitter advertisers...: Musk's message day before $44-billion deal deadline
Sharing his note with Twitter advertisers, Musk wrote, “The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilisation to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence.”
Updated on Oct 27, 2022 07:42 PM IST
Low intensity blast in J&K's Bandipora as army vehicle passes by: Police
"A low-intensity blast took place in Bandipora district while Army’s vehicle was passing through the Aloosa area. No loss of life was reported. Reinforcement reached the area being searched. Further details shall follow," the Kashmir Zone Police tweeted.
Updated on Oct 27, 2022 06:25 PM IST
Airbus C295 to be manufactured in Gujarat. 5 things to know about the aircraft
In September last year, the government sealed a nearly ₹21,000 crore deal with Airbus Defence and Space to procure 56 C-295 aircraft to replace the IAF's Avro-748.
Published on Oct 27, 2022 05:00 PM IST
SpiceJet hikes salaries for its pilots. Check how much a Captain will earn now
A spokesperson from the airline told news agency ANI on Wednesday that SpiceJet has been revising the salaries of pilots every month, adding the salary for October was hiked by 22%.
Updated on Oct 19, 2022 04:26 PM IST
ByHarshit Sabarwal | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi
Mumbai airport to remain shut tomorrow from 11am-5pm. Here’s why
“The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has planned a runway closure on Tuesday (October 18) from 11.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs for repair and maintenance work on both its runways. RWY 14/32 & 9/27,” the airport said in its passenger advisory on Monday.
Published on Oct 17, 2022 08:18 PM IST
No reports of sexual harassment so far: Miranda House principal on fest incident
Earlier, students took to social media and shared videos of a few men scaling the college's boundary wall, roaming around on the campus and raising slogans.
Updated on Oct 17, 2022 03:41 PM IST
Pixel 7 Pro owners complain of scrolling issues. This may help fix it
Pixel 7 Pro has a 6.7-inch Quad-HD LTPO OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Android 13 is Pixel Pro 7's operating system and the smartphone is equipped with a Tensor G2 chip.
Updated on Oct 16, 2022 04:06 PM IST
PM on World Bank's praise for India as country gets 75 digital banking units
“World Bank says that India has become a leader in ensuring social security through digitisation. Even the most successful people in the field of technology, the experts of the tech world are appreciating this system in India. They too are amazed by its success,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the launch event of the DBUs
Published on Oct 16, 2022 02:52 PM IST
'75 digital banking units set up in record 6 months': RBI Governor
“Seventy-five DBUs were set up in a record six months in 75 districts spread across the country to commemorate 75 years of independence,” the RBI governor said in a virtual address. The establishment of the DBUs, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das said.
Published on Oct 16, 2022 12:05 PM IST
Unemployed for 3 months, DU graduate sells idlis on bike. His story is now viral
With financial troubles hitting hard, Avinash Kumar Shukla decided to open an idli-sambar stall on his motorcycle. One plate of idli-sambar is available for ₹20. His outlet is located in NH2 Near Sec. 37 Main Entrance, Faridabad.
Updated on Oct 13, 2022 10:53 PM IST
Army assault dog Zoom, wounded in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir, dies
Zoom was critically injured during the encounter in the Anantnag district on Monday.
Published on Oct 13, 2022 03:32 PM IST
ByHarshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
Request Aamir Khan not to hurt religious sentiments: MP minister on ad for bank
A 50-second commercial by AU Small Finance Bank featuring Bollywood actors Aamir Khan and Kiara Advani has led to an uproar on social media.
Published on Oct 12, 2022 09:30 PM IST
ByHarshit Sabarwal | Edited by Sohini Goswami
Congress prez poll: Mistry slams Tharoor's ‘uneven playing field’ remark
Shashi Tharoor, who is contesting for the Congress president’s post against party colleague Mallikarjun Kharge, had told a news channel last week there were indications of an “uneven playing field”, adding that some Congress leaders were under pressure to back the Rajya Sabha MP.
Published on Oct 12, 2022 08:11 PM IST
'Kerala human sacrifice accused, once CPI(M) worker, likely influenced by wife'
The killing of two women in an alleged case of human sacrifice in Kerala's Pathanamthitta has sent shockwaves across the nation.
Published on Oct 12, 2022 04:25 PM IST
KCR's party takes jibe at Modi over economy remark; BJP, Twitter hit back
Modi, who is on a three-day visit to poll-bound Gujarat, said at a gathering on Monday that India, which is the fifth-largest economy globally, is moving ahead with stability and tenacity and the rapid growth happened after his party came to power.
Updated on Oct 11, 2022 09:23 PM IST
Assam CM shares update on rhino hit by truck, there’s a drone video too
“An urgent update: Our Rhino friend, who met with an accident in Haldibari recently, is found to be doing good,” chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted on Tuesday and shared a minute-long drone video of the rhino.
Published on Oct 11, 2022 06:26 PM IST