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How Facebook fights fake news in the world's largest election

Fact checking firms are at the heart of Facebook's efforts to rebuild its credibility during India's elections.

Stocks in the news: HDFC Bank, Jet Airways, RIL, GVK Power and Goa Carbon

Edelweiss has maintained hold rating on Den Networks with a target price of Rs 74.

Sri Lanka Blasts: No news of number of Indian tourists impacted so far

Sri Lanka's Tourism Promotion Bureau did not respond to an email seeking comments till the time of going to press.

Sensex slumps 500 pts, Nifty below 11,600; what caused this pain

Brent crude futures jumped 3.3 per cent to hit a five-month high of $74.31 a barrel on Monday.

Stocks in the news: RIL, Wipro, Mindtree, Jet Airways, Ashoka Buildcon, Just Dial and Quess Corp

SBICAP Securities has maintained buy rating SpiceJet with a target price of Rs 175.

Stocks in the news: TCS, Infosys, Metropolis Healthcare, Dr Reddy's and Hathway Cable

ITI said it has recorded 20 per cent growth in revenue at Rs 2,051 crore for FY19.

Stocks in the news: Polycab India, Wipro, Nestle, Jet Airways, Cipla and Hathway Cable

UBS has maintained buy rating on Axis Bank and raised target price to Rs 1,010 from Rs 780.

Market Movers: What changed for D-Street while you were sleeping

​Oil prices rose by 1 per cent, with Brent hitting its highest level since November.

JKLF chief Yasin Malik on hunger strike against NIA custody, his condition very bad, says family

Malik's family said they were not allowed to meet the separatist leader and that he has been in a hospital for the past four days.

Stocks in the news: TCS, Infosys, Jet Airways, GVK Infra and IDBI Bank

Department of Telecom has given approval for the merger of Tata Teleservices (TTSL) with Bharti Airtel.

Stocks in the news: RVNL, Dish TV, Wipro, STFC, Vedanta and Wockhardt

TCS has collaborated with Google to build industry-specific cloud solutions.

Fuel stopped, plane seized: It's raining bad news for Jet Airways

Cash-drought has forced the airline to default on several payment obligations such as to the banks, aircraft lessors and other vendors besides non-payment of March salaries to its 16,000 employees.

Bailout for Pakistan could put your funds at risk, India warns IMF

The word of caution, as India hinted at IMF funds being at risk, came ahead of next month's peer review of Pakistan at FATF, sources said.

Does ‘Kalank’ biggest opening-day record renew box office faith in multi-starrer films?

The presence of more than one star definitely raises the scale of the film.

Reliance Industries says not violating US sanctions on Venezuela, bought oil with knowledge of US authorities

Reliance has purchased Venezuelan crude oil from companies such as Rosneft long before the imposition of the US sanctions.

ShareChat takes the shovel to 54,000 accounts, half-a-million content items

Platform has been on a clean-up spree since February to curb fake news, hate speech, spam, misinformation.

Stocks in the news: Asian Paints, Jet Airways, GAIL, Panacea Biotec, DLF and Airtel

Usha Martin has appointed Anirban Sanyal as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

ShareChat takes down half a million pieces of content, 54K accounts removed

ShareChat, a vernacular social network that supports 14 Indian languages, has about 45 million monthly active users.

Stocks in the news: NIIT Tech, Wockhardt, Lakshmi Vilas Bank, GVK Infra, Vodafone Idea

Macquarie has initiated coverage on Jyothy Laboratories with Outperform rating.

SpiceJet shares extend gains, jump 15%

Shares of the company have been on an upward trajectory since last Thursday.

Plea in Supreme Court for ensuring safety of EVMs after Lok Sabha polls

The petition, which may come up for hearing next week, said that the Chief Election Commissioner be directed to ensure that EVMs are not tampered with during the post polls period.

View: India should beware of Saudi Aramco's billions

India has a dangerous addiction to imported crude, and it should be wary of getting too cozy with its dealer.

AgustaWestland charge sheet leak: Delhi court issues notice to ED on Christian Michel's plea

The agency, on the other hand, sought an enquiry as to how the copy of the charge sheet was leaked to the media and asked for issuance of notice to a news organisation asking to explain how they accessed the document.

Stocks in the news: ZEEL, Godrej Properties, Cipla, CIL and Adani Enterprises

Here are a few stocks which may buzz the most in today's trade.

PM Modi’s address run in full due to high news value: DD to EC

DD News said in its response that various other private TV channels also ran the address in its entirety due to its “high news value.”

Stocks in the news: Lakshmi Vilas Bank, Titan, IB Housing Finance, Maruti Suzuki and Axis Bank

The country’s largest car maker cut vehicle production by around 21% in March.

Modi targeting Pawar to grab headlines: NCP's Supriya Sule

The PM, in his election rallies in Maharashtra, has been speaking about internal affairs of the NCP and the Pawar family.

Stocks in the news: Wipro, Godrej Properties, Reliance Industries, IB Housing Finance and Jet Airways

Wipro has lost SAP maintenance project from Nike , sources said.

Good news for 'Nokia 8110' users: Slider feature phone now supports WhatsApp

The 4G feature phone also supports VoLTE calling and comes equipped with pre-loaded Google apps.

Film inspired by Mamata Banerjee hailing her as 'tigress' set for May 3 release; opposition asks EC to intervene

The Trinamool Congress said that the party had nothing to do with the film.

Congress accuses Modi govt of 'hounding' opposition with 'motivated' I-T raids ahead of polls

Congress alleged that the Income Tax department was taking "autocratic and partial" action in Tamil Nadu in the run up to Lok Sabha elections.

Stocks in the news: Tata Steel, ZEEL, GVK Power, Mahindra Lifespace and Jet Airways

The committee of independent directors of Mindtree has appointed Khaitan and Co as legal counsel.

Stocks in the news: MSTC, Britannia, HPCL, Tata Metaliks, Adani Ports and RCom

PFC has completed acquisition of majority stake in REC by transferring Rs 14,500 cr to the govt.

Tweet Buster: D-Street split over market direction, auto contra run

Sandip Sabharwal in his tweet said bad news flow often mean a chance to buy good stocks.

Stocks in the news: Tata Motors, NBCC, Vedanta, MT Educare and Bank of Baroda

S&P said it had downgraded its credit rating on JLR, and its owner Tata Motors.

Hike eyes acquisitions to 'unbundle' main app

In the messaging space, Hike’s biggest competitor in India is Facebook owned WhatsApp that has an enormous base of over 200 million.

Stocks in the news: Embassy Office Parks REIT, HDFC, YES Bank, Welspun Corp and BoB

Meanwhile, NBCC is open to acquiring more distressed assets in the real estate sector.

Market Movers: What changed for D-Street while you were sleeping

Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) bought Rs 1,038.58 crore worth of domestic stocks on Tuesday.

Social media code of ethics unlikely to tame fake news, say analysts

Companies such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, WhatsApp and ShareChat agreed on Wednesday to adhere to a code of ethics ahead of the general elections.

Doordarshan seeks Rahul Gandhi interview amid allegations of bias

After EC rebuke, I&B asks Prasar Bharati to set up panel to ensure model code compliance.

French envoy rejects reports of Pak pilots training on Rafale in France

French diplomatic sources said no Pakistani pilots ever trained on Rafale jets in France.

'Kesari' enters Rs 150-crore club, Parineeti Chopra celebrates success in unique way

The actress has lent her voice for the female version of the period drama's hit song 'Teri Mitti'.

Stocks in the news: GMR Infra, Sheela Foam, RBL Bank, United Breweries, Wockhardt and Mindtree

Kotak Bank has questioned the RBI’s authority to seek reduction of stake by any investor.

PM Narendra Modi says he called Pak's nuclear bluff because India has nuclear bombs

At a campaign rally at Surendranagar, Modi referred to the surgical strikes and air strikes by India inside Pakistan in response to terrorist attacks in Uri and Pulwama.

Stocks in the news: DHFL, Rallis India, HCL Tech, DLF and Fortis Healthcare

Indian Oil Corp (IOC) declared a second interim dividend of Rs 1,412 crore for FY19.

Stocks in the news: Mindtree, Hotel Leelaventure, RCom, L&T and Jet Airways

GST Council may consider lowering of GST rates for the real estate sector.

Pakistan seeks UN probe into disclosure of Saeed's info to Indian news agency

This is one of the rare occasions when a country has written to the United Nations seeking a probe into publishing of happenings at the world body.

Stocks in the news: Grasim, DLF, Mindtree, Tata Steel BSL, Kalpataru Power and Jet Airways

Meanwhile, HDFC Securities has initiated coverage on IndoStar Capital Finance.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Election Meter

Raising doubts over the credibility of EVMs, a number of opposition parties on Sunday said they will move the SC again to demand verification of at least 50% of votes by paper trail.

Stocks in the news: Dish TV, Mindtree, Jet Airways, Gruh Finance and DHFL

DLF will invest around Rs 750 crore for construction of a new commercial project in Gurugram.

Stocks in the news: TechM, Mindtree, Dr Reddy's Labs, Rel Infra, Finolex Cables and Tata Motors

Lead banker SBI may ask a retired senior banker to head Jet Airways.

Fighting fake news: YouTube to show 'information panels' on news-related videos

YouTube currently offers features like 'Breaking News' and 'Top News' in English.

India hopes to avoid US sanctions over Russian missile deal

Randall Schriver, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, told a hearing in March that Washington wanted to "work through" the problem, calling India "an important emerging strategic partner."

Stocks in the news: Lupin, DHFL, Mindtree, Wipro, Zee and Jet Airways

Kedaara Capital and Warburg Pincus have emerged as the highest bidders for Avanse Financial Services.

Removing one million accounts a day to ensure fair polls, says Facebook

Facebook also stated that it has “expanded” its partnerships with third-party fact-checkers.

B-schoolers take a page out of poll campaign book

The IIMs, ISB, FMS & MDI are among those using political examples and case studies to teach students about branding, leadership and consumer behaviour.

Social firms don’t want to deal with state-level officers

The internet firms also plan to direct their request through the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).

Stocks in the news: SBI, Vedanta, HDFC Life, RCom and Jet Airways

Bombay HC declined a suggestion by Kotak Bank promoters to cap their voting rights at 20%.

AgustaWestland: After seeking enquiry into charge sheet leak, ED says nothing wrong with broadcast

The agency made the submissions in response to a plea by British-national Christian Michel, alleged middleman arrested in the case who accused the ED of politicising the matter by leaking the documents to the media.

Stocks in the news: DHFL, Airtel, Jet Airways, HDFC Life and Godfrey Phillips

Siemens said its arm has picked up 46%stake in Greenko's 200 mw plant.

Election fever grips B-school classrooms

A student from IIM Lucknow rued that many of his classmates didn’t discuss politics for fear of being labelled supporters of one or another party.

Ritam: A news app that aggregates ‘truth’ as right wing sees it

The app — Ritam, an acronym for ‘reliable, informative, trusted, authentic and motivating’ — was launched in early February by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Android.

IIT Delhi placements surpass 10-year record

According to an IIT Delhi statement, number of companies coming for campus placement also saw an increase of 15 per cent over the last year.

NaMo TV content must be certified, says Election Commission

The EC is set to ask that the expenditure incurred towards this ‘advertising’ portal be reflected in BJP’s annual audit and expenditure reports.

YouTube says monitoring content regularly to check fake news amid polls

​​ The online video service from this month has started providing information panel in India.

Stocks in the news: IDBI Bank, Punj Lloyd, HUL, Lakshmi Vilas Bank and Jubilant FoodWorks

Meanwhile, Airtel named Nakul Sehgal as CFO, reporting to Sunil Bharti Mittal.

IMD projects near-normal monsoon: But how big a factor is it for market?

It is a myth that monsoon has a significant bearing on our financial markets.

WhatsApp tipline of no use for 2019 Lok Sabha polls

According to Proto, WhatsApp's tipline initiative is "not a helpline" but a research project.

Manmohan Singh was not as strong as PM Narendra Modi in dealing with terror: Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit

Just weeks ahead of Lok Sabha elections, the comment is expected to ignite a political row

Die another day: Supreme Court refuses to stay anonymous use of funding instrument for now

Supreme Court asks parties to give donor details to EC in a sealed cover by May 30.

MTNL surges 19% on revival plan news

DCC has discussed the revival plan of the two telecom companies - MTNL and BSNL.

Over 9,000 service voters in Delhi's electoral roll, list being updated

The electoral roll is being continuously updated ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in Delhi scheduled on May 12, officials said.

Election Commission won’t have it easy taking on fake news, hate speech

Civil society members and parties say code of conduct does not apply to affiliates, supporters and fan pages on Twitter & FB, making it hard to police.

Fake news & misinformation on Indo-Pak tension flood the social media

Videos of previous air-shows and photos of crashing fighter jets were being peddled as the latest from both the countries on various platforms.

Stocks in the news: Sadbhav Infra, Delta Corp, IDBI Bank, RIL, DLF and Alok Ind

IOL Chemicals said it will set up an ancillary facility at Raikot in Punjab .

Facebook is removing 1 million abusive accounts a day as it gears up for Indian elections: Ajit Mohan

Facebook will activate new regional operations centres, focused on election integrity, in Singapore and Dublin.

Stocks in the news: Sun Pharma, Tata Motors, Lupin, L&T Finance and Wipro

Meanwhile, RIL has leased 4,000 acres of land from NMSEZ to develop a global economic hub.

Michelin-starred chef Andrew Wong went from Oxford to the kitchen, and is now redefining Chinese food across London, Delhi

For this award-winning chef, it’s all about food that warms the soul.

Stocks in the news: Eveready Ind, Lux Ind, Biocon, Endurance Tech, HDFC and Lakshmi Vilas Bank

Vedanta board has approved second interim dividend of Rs 1.85 per equity share for FY 19.

Sugar stocks jump up to 10% on news of output cut

A drop in output will tighten the sugar market, giving a push to sugar prices.

Stocks in the news: Lupin, ITC, Wipro, Reliance Capital, YES Bank and Inox Leisure

Meanwhile, Blue Star has announced appointment of Shailesh Haribhakti as its chairman.

Rahul Gandhi refused to forge alliance with AAP for Lok Sabha polls: Arvind Kejriwal

The political circles are rife with news if a Congress-AAP alliance. When asked Kejriwal said, "This they must be saying. We don't know anything."

Stocks in the news: Adani Gas, RCom, GAIL, IDBI Bank, ONGC and Aurobindo Pharma

Manwhile, ICICI Bank said it will acquire 9.9% stake in non-banking finance company Kisan Finance

Stocks in the news: Grasim, Emami, Ambuja Cements, Cipla and IOC

Meanwhile, Infy has settled a case pertaining to the severance package for former CFO.

We have some good news, India-Pakistan tension may end soon, hints Donald Trump

Trump said he expected the tussle between the two neighbours to end soon.

India votes 2019: Facebook action hit 'right-wing' pages too

These pages had an estimated reach “of at least 200 million” and, in some cases, were digital businesses worth a few crores.

Facebook removes nearly 700 pages linked to Congress due to "inauthentic behaviour"

Facebook said its investigation found that individuals used fake accounts and joined various groups to disseminate their content and increase engagement.

Stocks in the news: YES Bank, Bharti Airtel, DHFL, Jet Airways and Ashok Leyland

Meanwhile, Emami promoters have used majority of the stake sale proceeds to repay loans.

If India initiates war, we would hoist flag in New Delhi: Pakistan Opposition leader

"The Indian leadership should come to its senses and act responsibly and should not (plunge) the people of South Asia into war," Sharif said.

Stocks in the news: Wipro, Jet Airways, RCom, Lupin, PNB Housing and Allahabad Bank

Meanwhile, Bharat 22 ETF components are likely to be under pressure on Thursday.

Good news! FPIs ignore India-Pak flareup to bet $1 billion on Indian stocks

FPIs seems to be taking cues from dovish comments from the US Fed.

Election Commission seeks information and broadcasting ministry's report on launch of NaMo TV

The Content TV/NaMo TV, launched on March 31, features PM Modi and his speeches besides strong BJP-centric content.

Stocks in the news: Emami, Jet Airways, ONGC, Adani Ports and Glenmark Pharma

KKR is in advanced negotiations to invest Rs 2,000 cr in the Emami Group.

Market Movers: What changed for D-Street while you were sleeping

Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) bought Rs 897.45 crore worth of domestic stocks on Friday, data available with NSE suggested.

Stocks in the news: RIL, Max India, Allahabad Bank, Corporation Bank and GMR Infra

Meanwhile, Tata Steel board approved proposal to raise Rs 5,000 cr via debt securities.

Diljit Dosanjh gets a wax statue at Madame Tussauds in Delhi

The actor will unveil the first turbaned wax figure on Thursday.

With over 55 mn users in India, AI helps remove fake profiles - but LinkedIn still wants 'human element'

India is the fastest growing market, outside the US, for the networking site.

Stocks in the news: Britannia, HPCL, DHFL, Lupin, Thermax, Jet Airways and Bharti Airtel

Meanwhile, Thermax announced acquiring of the remaining stake in JV Thermax SPX Energy.

Stocks in the news: Motilal Oswal, IIFL Holdings, Wipro, GVK Infra, MCX, RCom and real estate scrips

Axis Trustee said more shares of Reliance Communications have been pledged with it.

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