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'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.

Musk had promised sweeping changes when he took over the social media giant last month.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Nov 28, 2022 07:36 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

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.

File photo of former Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani.
Updated on Nov 09, 2022 10:52 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

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.

Barad was inducted into the BJP by the general secretary of the party's state unit, Pradipsinh Vaghela. (Representative image)
Published on Nov 09, 2022 05:16 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

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.

Condemning Jarkiholi's remarks, Union minister Anurag Thakur took a dig at the Congress as well as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). (PTI file photo)
Updated on Nov 08, 2022 04:45 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

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

Kerala governor Arif Mohammed Khan speaks to the media over various issues, in Kochi. (ANI)
Published on Nov 07, 2022 06:10 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

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.

Congress releases manifesto for Himachal Pradesh assembly elections. (Screengrab)
Published on Nov 05, 2022 12:13 PM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

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.

Elon Musk retweeted Roth's thread and gave a thumbs-up, “Excellent summary of Twitter’s Trust & Safety from the head of the team.”(Reuters)
Published on Nov 05, 2022 08:42 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

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.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee plays drums at a family function of Bengal governor La Ganesan in Chennai. (ANI screengrab)
Published on Nov 03, 2022 11:47 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

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.

A video shared by the chief minister showed the police taking out the baby wipe packets from the sound box and further tearing the packets to reveal the drug-filled soap cases.(Twitter screengrab)
Updated on Nov 01, 2022 09:25 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

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.

Rescuers on boats search in the Machchu river next to a cable bridge that collapsed in Morbi town of western state Gujarat. (AP)
Published on Oct 31, 2022 08:08 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

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.”

Ambulances and rescue workers arrive at the street near the scene of a crowd surge in Seoul.(AP)
Published on Oct 31, 2022 07:00 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

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.”

India among leading nations in solar energy: PM Modi at 94th Mann ki Baat.(File photo. Representative image)
Published on Oct 30, 2022 12:03 PM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

'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.

A police officer stands near the scene where many people died and were injured in a stampede during Halloween festivities in Seoul, South Korea. (Reuters photo)
Published on Oct 30, 2022 10:21 AM IST
By | 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.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday spoke to his newly appointed British counterpart Rishi Sunak.
Updated on Oct 27, 2022 09:32 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

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.”

Elon Musk enters the Twitter headquarters carrying a sink through the lobby area, in San Francisco, USA on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 27, 2022 07:42 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

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.

Representative image: The incident happened when an army vehicle was passing through the Aloosa area, police said, adding there was no report of any death so far.(HT file photo)
Updated on Oct 27, 2022 06:25 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

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.

The C295 i is a new-generation tactical airlifter in the light and medium segments.(Airbus website)
Published on Oct 27, 2022 05:00 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

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%.

SpiceJet has been in the news for multiple malfunction incidents reported in its aircraft in recent months.(File photo)
Updated on Oct 19, 2022 04:26 PM IST
By | 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.

The Mumbai airport is one of the busiest airports in the country for domestic as well as international flights.(HT file photo)
Published on Oct 17, 2022 08:18 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

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.

Professor Bijayalaxmi Nanda, the principal of Miranda House college. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Oct 17, 2022 03:41 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

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.

In India, Pixel Pro 7 is priced at <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>84,999 and has been available for sale for interested customers since October 13.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2022 04:06 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

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

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi(PTI)
Published on Oct 16, 2022 02:52 PM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

'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.

The establishment of the DBUs, Das said, is a step forward to augment the digital infrastructure in the country.(AFP file photo)
Published on Oct 16, 2022 12:05 PM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

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.

A graduate in Commerce from the Open School of Learning, Delhi University, Shukla has worked with some prominent consumer companies, including Reliance Trends, McDonald's, Amazon and Uber.(YouTube/Swag Se Doctor)
Updated on Oct 13, 2022 10:53 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

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.

On Wednesday, army officials said that Zoom was in stable condition after he underwent surgery and the next 24-48 hours were critical.
Published on Oct 13, 2022 03:32 PM IST
By, 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.

MP home minister Narottam Mishra said Aamir Khan (in photo) should not perform in such advertisements keeping Indian traditions and customs in mind.(File photo)
Published on Oct 12, 2022 09:30 PM IST
By | 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.

Congress' central election authority chairman Madhusudan Mistry. (Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)
Published on Oct 12, 2022 08:11 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

'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.

Police and locals at the place where two women were murdered and buried in a horrific case of black magic and human sacrifice at Elanthoor in Pathanamthitta district. (PTI)
Published on Oct 12, 2022 04:25 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

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.

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Press Information Bureau)
Updated on Oct 11, 2022 09:23 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

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.

On Tuesday, Assam CM minute-long drone video of the rhino.(Twitter/@himantabiswa)
Published on Oct 11, 2022 06:26 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
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