False News Roils India Elections

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4/22/2019 5:30AM     

As India holds its weekslong national elections, social media and messaging platforms are grappling with online misinformation.The WSJ's Newley Purnell explains why false news is such a challenge in the South Asian nation.

Digital India: Data empowerment will help all: Nandan Nilekani

08 AM ISTBCCLWhile Aadhaar eKYC has been revolutionary in making life simpler for people, it has been the basis for direct benefits transfers in any segment, Nilekani said.BENGALURU: Data is becoming central to people and governments across the world and data empowerment architecture in India would benefit all segments of the economy, said Nandan Nilekani, cofounder and chairman, Infosys.

Novartis picks Sanjay Murdeshwar of AstraZeneca to lead its India business

18 PM ISTAgenciesMurdeshwar takes charge of the Swiss drug maker at a time when the company is under the scanner of Competition Commission of India for collusion with Abbott to fix the price of its anti diabetic drug.He was also the India head of Astrazeneca from 2013-2017.

All India Trade Union Congress demands government jobs for Jet Airways employees

In a statement issued, AITUC expressed its solidarity with the Jet Airways employees, who are made to pay the heavy price for the central government’s policies.NEW DELHI: The All India Trade Union Congress has urged government to absorb the employees of Jet Airways holding the latter entirely responsible for the job losses following the end of operation of Jet Airways.

China's TCL Electronics forays in India with a new blend of home appliances

The company will roll out AC, washing machine, refrigerator and sound bar to strengthen its position in the Indian market."Driven to make life intelligent through our products ranges, we are going to launch a range of innovative and affordable home appliances for our Indian consumers.

Trump puts India in a fix over Iran oil and regional strategy

Full stop," US secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced at a state department briefing on Monday, signaling an end to a nearly year-long breathing room the Trump administration had given to eight countries, including India and China, after putting them on notice to stop buying Iranian oil.Other countries that also lost the waiver in the face of the Trump administration's unremitting hostility towards Iran are all American allies – Japan, South Korea, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Taiwan.

Granules India gets USFDA nod for pain relief drug

53 PM ISTAgenciesAcetaminophen 650 mg extended release tablets are used primarily for temporary pain management.(Representative image)Drug firm Granules India Thursday said it has received approval from the US health regulator for Acetaminophen tablets, used for temporary pain relief.

Air India, SpiceJet line up to take Jet Airways' slots, lease its planes

The government will now allot 280 slots at Mumbai and 160 at Delhi as well as those at other airports to Indian carriers for three months.The Maharaja wants to start five additional flights — Mumbai to London and Dubai, and Delhi to London, Dubai and Singapore.

Samsung: Samsung to back all India-specific 5G use cases

47 PM ISTBCCLRepresentative ImageNEW DELHI: Korean telecom gear maker Samsung said India will come up with its own 5G specific use cases that could be applicable to other markets and that the company will ensure it has the technology to use in all those situations.“There are many use cases that have a lot of societal value and could also play a big part on the 5G rollout.

The fastest winner of 70+ design awards globally, this car maker is all set to make its grand debut in India

Yes, in the Indian automobile space, factors such as mileage, space and ergonomics get preference.Having conquered popular markets, such as the UK with its superlative design language, automotive major
Kia Motors is all geared up to enter India.

Steel demand in India expected to grow above 7 pc in 2019, 2020: World Steel Association

The global steel body in its report, titled 'Short Range Outlook April 2019', said it forecasts that global steel demand may reach 1,735 MT in 2019, a rise of 1.3 per cent over 2018.

India Halts Downloads of TikTok Video App, Citing Harm to Children

Business|India Halts Downloads of TikTok Video App, Citing Harm to ChildrenImageThe TikTok app has 120 million users in India and more than half a billion worldwide.CreditCreditChesnot/Getty ImagesMUMBAI, India — TikTok, the Chinese video app whose growth has been as viral as one of its lip-synced dance clips, has encountered a roadblock in India.

Gulbahar Taurani: Royal Philips elevates Gulbahar Taurani as president of its India personal health business

54 PM ISTOthers(Gulbahar Taurani)KOLKATA: Royal Philips has elevated Gulbahar Taurani as the president of Philips personal health business in India.“I am delighted to see Gulbahar taking on the role of business head for personal health in India, building on the strong legacy left by Ratnam.

Nestlé India to seek shareholders' nod on royalty schedule

MUMBAI: Nestlé India, the local unit of the Swiss food giant, said it will seek shareholder approval for royalty payments every five years after investors and proxy advisory firms raised concerns over an earlier resolution that sought a one-time sanction from them.The resolution pertaining to royalty payment was revised after receiving feedback from shareholders and other stakeholders, a Nestlé spokesperson said.

singapore: Coal India gets a full time chief vigilance officer

08 PM ISTBCCLHe was also associated with the Justice M.Shah Commission of Enquiry, constituted by the centre to probe illegal mining of iron ore and manganese in large parts of the country.

Reuters: India MRPL to shut crude unit, other facilities for from mid-Apr - source

"Apart from regular maintenance, we will be readying the units to hook up a gasoline treating unit towards the end of the year," this source said.Following are the units that MRPL plans to shut for routine turnaround: Units Capacity Shutdown period Petrochemical fluidized 2.

Jet Airways, a Pioneer in India’s Skies, May Stop Flying

Technology|Jet Airways, a Pioneer in India’s Skies, May Stop FlyingImageJet Airways, which canceled its international flights on Friday through at least Monday, grounded dozens of planes over the past few weeks as its finances deteriorated.CreditCreditFrancis Mascarenhas/ReutersMUMBAI, India — Jet Airways, which revolutionized Indian aviation after the government ended the monopoly of state-owned carriers, is now on the brink of shutting down, devastated by management missteps and the feisty low-cost airlines that followed in its footsteps.

hgh india: HGH India betting on growing home decor market in India

02 PM ISTOthersThe show connects the Indian market for home products and gifts with retailers, artisans and micro-enterprises.KOCHI: HGH India, the annual B2B trade show of home textiles, home décor, gifts and housewares, is looking to capitalise on the growing home décor market in the country.

India's weak power demand points to more slowdown

By Rajesh Kumar Singh & Vrishti Beniwal
India is witnessing a listless growth in electricity demand, possibly signaling more slowdown in Asia’s third-largest economy.Data for power generation, a proxy for demand, showed the weakness continued into March.

Global investors have jump-started India’s ailing roads sector. Government’s turn to pump the pedal.


New investors in India’s roads sector have not only breathed life into ailing highway projects, but also brought in transparency and efficiency through the use of technology.Following the move, funds from a clutch of private equity (PE) players, pension funds, and other global investors have emerged as the lifeline for several ailing companies in the sector.