NEGATIVITY

  • PM Modi's picture in 'negative faces' list: 4 students among 7 booked June 10, 2014

    Thrissur (Kerala): The principal of a government polytechnic in Kerala and four students were among seven people booked by police on Tuesday over putting a photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in their campus magazine under a list of "negative faces" that also included Adolf Hitler and Osama bin Laden. Cases...
  • Modi welcomes SC verdict on negative voting in a poll September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Just hours after the Supreme Court on Friday recognized the right of voters to reject all candidates in a poll, Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate welcomed the court's judgement saying that it will have a long lasting impact. "I am sure it will have a...
  • Negative vote order: Much hype, serves no purpose September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: A section of the civil society is euphoric about the Supreme Court's verdict on the voters' right to exercise the "none of the above" option while voting during an election. Undoubtedly, it is a landmark judgement. India is going to be one of the 14 countries, which have this...
  • SC should have consulted political parties over negative vote: Yechury September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: While most political parties have welcomed the Supreme Court ruling that directs the Election Commission to hold a 'none of the above option', voices of dissent have also come up. CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said, "This should have been discussed with the political parties. Neither SC nor the Election...
  • Political parties welcome SC order on 'negative voting' September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: In a landmark verdict on India's electoral system, the Supreme Court on Friday recognised the right to negative vote for the electorate in the country. Directing the Election Commission of India to have a 'none of the above' button on electronic voting machines (EVMs) and ballot papers which...
  • SC recognises right of voters to reject all candidates September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: In another landmark verdict on India's electoral system, the Supreme Court on Friday recognised the right to negative vote for the electorate in the country. Directing the Election Commission of India to have a "none of the above" button on electronic voting machines (EVMs)and ballot papers which can...
  • Food Bill credit negative for India, will deteriorate macroeconomic situation: Moody's August 29, 2013

    Giving a thumbs down to the Food Security Bill, rating agency Moody's on Thursday said the measure is credit negative as it will weaken government finances and deteriorate macroeconomic situation. "The measure (Food Bill) is credit negative for the Indian government because it will raise government spending on food subsidies to...
  • Remove negativity and we may join PSC: TNA to Lanka October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Sri Lanka's Tamil National Alliance on Thursday said it would consider joining a proposed Parliamentary Committee to find a political solution if the Mahinda Rajapaksa government removes the "negativity" and hand out an assurance that they would not be "cheated again". TNA Parliamentary Party leader R Sampanthan, who...
  • I don't love to see negative stories: Mamata August 25, 2012

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she does not love to see negative stories. "I don't love to see negativity. Even if there is negativity, you should try to see in positive sense," said Banerjee while addressing a programme in Kolkata. In the last few months, there have...
  • Informal emails at work can leave a negative impression August 11, 2012

    London: Are you sending 'toofriendly' emails with kisses and smileys to your clients and colleagues? You better stop! A survey by a office products company in UK found that kisses on emails to clients are disliked by 66 per cent people while 44 per cent said they didn't approve of smiley...
  • 'Cuddle chemical' advances negative emotions August 2, 2011

    Sydney: 'Cuddle chemical' oxytocin may be famous as the hormone that helps maintain motherchild love but it can promote negative emotions as well, a new research claims. "Quite a number of studies have shown it's actually not that simple," says Andrew Kemp of the University of Sydney, who coauthored the study...
  • No faith: 1,473 MP voters reject all candidates April 25, 2009

    Bhopal: As many as 1,473 voters in Madhya Pradesh did not cast their vote during the first phase of elections on April 23 as they did not find a suitable candidate to vote for, said an election official on Saturday. The voters came to the polling booth, got their name registered...
  • Voter can refuse to press EVM button: poll official March 13, 2009

    Kolkata: A voter not finding any candidate worth supporting has the right to refuse to vote by not pressing any button on the electronic voting machine even after completing the other formalities in the polling booth, according to a senior election officer. "A voter is well within his right to refuse...
  • Negative voting: Indians are positive about it March 12, 2009

    New Delhi: With General Elections around the corner, it is not just politicians but Netizens, too, who are busy launching campaigns in cyberspace. But this one isnt about voting for candidates, in fact it is calling for an option for voters to reject all candidates in a particular constituency ...
  • SC refers negative voting issue to larger bench February 23, 2009

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today referred to a larger bench the question as to whether a voter should be permitted to cast a negative vote during elections. A two judge bench of Justices B N Agrawal and G S Singhvi said the issue needs to be examined by a larger...
  • Bollywood's bad girls are glamourous and mean July 5, 2008

    Mumbai: If you're wondering where Bollywood's bad girls have disappeared, then don't worry too much. There's a whole new line up of heroines with a negative shade. For starters, look out for Ram Gopal Varma's new muse Sakshi Gulati, who's part of the underworld in Contract'. But would a role...
  • Serial blasts: Jaipur residents come forward to donate blood May 20, 2008

    New Delhi: Post the Jaipur blasts, it was remarkable to see the way residents of the city came forward to donate blood voluntarily to the injured. However, finding blood isn't always so easy especially if it's a rare blood group. ...
  • Breast Cancer on a rise amongst Indian women October 15, 2007

    New Delhi: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the story today focuses on the prevalence of the disease in India. According to WHO, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in India. Rama Kaul, a woman in her mid forties, has been...
  • Market ends in red: IT stocks worst hit July 11, 2007

    New Delhi: The markets ended in red on account of weak cues from global markets and downgraded FY08 guidance from Infosys. On the back of weak guidance the entire IT pack was beaten down and was among the top losers. However, selective buying was seen in metal, realty, cement and...
  • QOTD: India doping, easy and fast June 7, 2007

    DJ Aqeel continues to be in detention after being picked up at the Dubai airport late on Tuesday evening for alleged possession of banned drug, Ecstasy. Found in possession of 0.06 gm ecsatcy, Aqeel vehemently denies consuming the drug and alleges it was planted on him. Aqeel's lawyer claims no trace...
  • DJ Aqeel comes out 'clean' in tests June 6, 2007

    Dubai: No trace of ecstasy was found in blood and urine samples of leading disc jockey Aqeel, who had been detained at Dubai Airport on Tuesday for allegedly possessing the banned drug, his lawyer claimed on Wednesday. Unconfirmed reports later on Wednesday said Aqeel has been granted bail by a Dubai...
  • Disappointing close for markets June 4, 2007

    New Delhi: The markets opened positive but could not hold their gains at the higher level and slipped in red. It closed near the lowest point of the day with negative market breadth. Most of the Asia ended flat, but China was down over 8 per cent. Sensex was down 74.98...
  • Markets slip in modest red May 22, 2007

    New Delhi: The markets have slipped in modest red after good start on Tuesday on account of selling pressure witnessed in the IT, oil and gas, auto and FMCG stocks. At 1017 hrs, IST the Sensex was down 20.03 points or 0.14 per cent at 14398.57, and the Nifty down...
  • Market closes near day's low May 8, 2007

    New Delhi: It was yet another weak session for the markets and they ended in red near day's low. It was a range bound session but with bouts of volatility till noon but slipped deeper in the negative terrain during the final hour of trade. The cues from Asian were...
  • Sensex down 50 points in early trade April 25, 2007

    New Delhi: The stock market on Wednesday opened on a weak note, as there was selling pressure in the IT, metal, oil and gas sectors. The benchmark Sensex declining by over 50 points following profittaking by funds and general investors. Taking cues from the global markets, the BSE30 share index, Sensex, which...
  • Pak overwhelmingly antiUS: Survey November 19, 2006

    Islamabad: Despite being touted by the US as its 'frontline ally' in the global war against terrorism, Pakistan remains overwhelmingly antiUS, says a Gallup International Survey. Although 76 per cent Pakistanis think that terrorism is a major threat to the country, some 61 per cent believed that the US is...
  • Dirty art of dirty campaign ads November 6, 2006

    California: As US election gets closer, negative political ads continue to be the norm and the campaign turns ugly. Senator George Allen distracted by such ads said, They are everywhere cluttering TV screens from coast to coast. People hate them, but its only getting worse. In 1998, $650 million was spent...
  • Marion's 'B' negative, no dope found September 7, 2006

    Raleigh (North Carolina): Former triple Olympic champion Marion Jones was cleared of doping on Wednesday after her 'B' sample tested negative for the banned bloodboosting drug EPO. Jones's initial sample had tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO) at the US championships in Indianapolis in June. The 30yearold could have faced a...