Predictions

  • Wary of pollsters, many draw election tips from bookies March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Despite India's prohibitions on gambling, anyone keen to bet on who will be the next occupant of the Prime Minister's residence at 7, Race Course Road can call a closely guarded phone number, or find the right doorway in a city backstreet. The world's largest democracy goes to...
  • Bad news for Broncos fans, Utah ape predicts Seahawks will win Super Bowl. He's not been wrong in 6 years February 1, 2014

    Salt Lake City: A Utah ape that has correctly picked the Super Bowl winner for six straight years predicted Thursday that the Seattle Seahawks will be the next NFL champion. Eli the ape ran into an enclosure Thursday morning and swiftly knocked down a papier-mache helmet bearing the Seahawks logo, signaling...
  • The power and the limitations of Opinion Poll based projections December 13, 2013

    New Delhi: I have been a psephologist for about 16 years and have had a fair amount of success in predicting seats in an upcoming election. Here is a post-mortem of what I said and what happened in the current round of elections. Since 2005, I have been working with CNN-IBN...
  • Rains lash Delhi, NCR again; waterlogging, traffic jams in many areas July 22, 2013

    Heavy rains continued to lash New Delhi and NCR on Monday with waterlogging reported in many areas. The city still remains wary after torrential rain crippled the capital two days ago. ...
  • Heavy rains lash Delhi, NCR again, waterlogging at several places July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Heavy rains continued to lash New Delhi and NCR on Monday with water-logging reported in many areas. Traffic jams have been reported at Nizamudin bridge, Ashram, Mathura road, near Pragati Maidan, Kalindi Kunj, ITO. The city is still recovering from the aftermath of the torrential rain that has crippled...
  • 'Mobile phones to outnumber human population by 2014' May 12, 2013

    London: The number of mobile phone subscriptions are set to outnumber the world's population by the end of 2014, a United Nations agency report has said. According to the International Telecoms Union's (ITU) prediction, mobile phone subscriptions will pass a whopping seven billion early in 2014. Currently, there are 6.8 billion...
  • US: Nate Silver gets 49 states results right, Florida awaited November 8, 2012

    New York: So much for gut feeling. After correctly predicting the results in 49 of the 50 states that have been called in the US election (Florida remains too close to call), Nate Silver, the statistician behind the popular FiveThirtyEight blog, woke on Wednesday to find himself the poster child...
  • Facebook vanishing in 2020, predicts an analyst June 6, 2012

    Houston: The world without Facebook sounds unbelievable, but after its sliding stocks a hedge fund manager has predicted that Facebook will "disappear" in five to eight years. According to Eric Jackson, the founder of Ironfire Capital, said, "In five to eight years they are going to disappear in the way...
  • Unidentified metal from space crashes in Brazil February 26, 2012

    Sao Paulo: An unidentified metal object that may have come from a spacecraft caused a huge commotion when it fell to the Earth in a small town in Northern Brazil. The spherical object, weighing about 30 kg and with a diameter of one meter, was found earlier this week in Anapurus...
  • Star predictions for the year 2012 September 22, 2011

    From political fortunes of Rahul Gandhi to what's next for Big B, Australian astrologer and face-reader Dadhichi Toth has all the answers. ...
  • Six releases in Bollywood this week August 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Trade analysts are calling it the lull before the storm. Salman Khan-starrer "Bodyguard" will hit the screens on Eid, but several lesser known, small budget films will fill the gap till then. Be it "Chitkabrey", "Shabri", "Mr Bhatti On Chutti" or "Yeh Dooriyan", "Rivaaz" and "Stand By", they will...
  • Now, a test to predict the start of menopause August 8, 2011

    London: For the first time, scientists have developed a simple hormone test that could measure how fast a woman's biological clock is ticking, a move they say could revolutionise family planning by predicting when a woman is likely to start the menopause. The test devised by a team from St Andrews...
  • Indian stars shining bright for WC win: astrologers April 1, 2011

    Astrologers' predictions on whether Sachin Tendulkar will score his 100th ton and who will win the World Cup 2011. ...
  • Met department looks for faster supercomputers March 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Predicting the weather means calculating a thousand different possibilities. India has supercomputers to do that. But now, it wants one that is four times faster. Minister of State of Science and Technology Ashwani Kumar said, "We want to ratchet up our computing capacity from 70 terraflops to 300 terraflops." That...
  • Monsoon Mania: Delhi struggles to keep its head above water July 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Delhi has got the monsoon blues. Having received a staggering 126 mm of rain, most it in a span of few hours on Monday night, the National Capital once again struggled to keep its head above water. ...
  • MP drought-hit July 10, 2009

    New Delhi: It's official. Madhya Pradesh is the first state to be declared drought-hit. With the rains playing truant, the central Indian state is facing an acute shortage of water forcing the Government to announce that 152 tehsils in 41 districts are drought-hit. With 60 per cent of the total cultivable...
  • Play Tally Ho: Predict final vote tally May 15, 2009

    Do you own post poll analysis on IBNPolitics.com. Predict the final tally ...
  • Astrologers predict polls '09 most unpredictable May 14, 2009

    New Delhi: The aam aadmi is as confused as the neta. Election 2009 is predicted to be the most unpredictable of all political battles. But while the political parties wait for the numbers on May 16, astrologers are busy reading their stars. ...
  • Reuters poll sees Congress coalition leading in polls March 17, 2009

    New Delhi: An alliance led by the ruling left-of-centre Congress Party is most likely to win the next general election but it could need communist support to build a majority, a Reuters poll of 14 leading analysts has predicted. The main battle of the April/May election will be between the Congress...
  • Masand Predicts: Who will take home the Oscars February 21, 2009

    Mumbai: CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand will go through the front runners in the top four categories and then predict who will take home the Golden Lady. ...
  • See Nifty above 3,000 mark in December: Rajat Bose December 5, 2008

    Mumbai: Rajat Bose of rajatkbose.com said one can play on the long side if the markets open flatish. "It may settle between 2,733 and 2,759 levels on the Nifty. The current market rally has long legs. One can go long if the market goes till 2,812. Once the Nifty crosses 2,859...
  • Sex, sighs and surveys: Prediction 2008 January 2, 2008

    Children make some of the most candid observations. When a six-year-old asked at a party, "Why do elders get funny when someone says sex?” the adults present didn’t have an answer. Much later someone said, “Last year there was too much sex-talk in the air, don’t know what will happen...
  • Massive earthquake likely to hit Delhi, say experts December 3, 2007

    New Delhi: Almost a week after an earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter Scale rattled Delhi, experts have now predicted a much bigger earthquake to hit the nation’s capital within the next ten years. More than one lakh residential buildings could get destroyed if the tremor warnings were to come...
  • Norton a day, keeps the hackers away August 8, 2007

    New Delhi: It’s better to be safe when it comes to securing your internet connection and computer from viruses and hackers. If you're looking to beat those hackers, here are a few simple tips that can help. In case your computer has been running slow, surfing the web has probably...
  • India will add 911 aircraft worth $86 billion by 2027 August 1, 2007

    New Delhi: US based aircraft manufacturer Boeing predicts India will require 911 new aircraft over the next 20 years - that's almost 50 more aircraft every year. Today Indian airline companies have more aircraft on order than up in the sky. Over the last two years airlines in India have...
  • Monsoon hits Delhi ahead of schedule June 28, 2007

    New Delhi: Bucking the trend, the much-awaited monsoon rains hit the Capital a day ahead of the normal onset date, bringing relief to Delhiites who had been experiencing sultry weather for the past few days. In line with the Met department's predictions, people were seen well prepared for the sudden rain....
  • Met predicts less rainfall this year June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The Met Department releases its first estimate of the monsoons ahead. It's likely to be normal. In its preliminary forecast the MET Department says, it will rain, but not pour meaning 5 per cent less than the long-term average this year. The Met department doesn't always get it...
  • Astrologer predicts wrong, faces court March 3, 2007

    New Delhi: An astrologer in Tamil Nadu landed up in the court for allegedly predicting “long-life” for a dead man. Sivasamy, who makes astrological prediction, was summoned by a Madurai court, after it received a cheating complaint by one local Gopalakrishnan. The ancient palm leave manuscripts (believed to be written by...
  • Scientists predict future tsunami December 25, 2006

    Padang, Indonesia: Two-years after an earthquake off western Indonesia unleashed a monster tsunami, scientists expect the same fault to rupture again within the next few decades—and this town stands to take the full force of the waves. They predict a large swath of Sumatra island's densely populated coast just south of...
  • Hackers will get bolder in 2007 December 11, 2006

    London: Computer hackers will open a new front in the multi-billion pound "cyberwar" in 2007, targeting mobile phones, instant messaging and community websites such as MySpace, security experts predict. As people grow wise to email scams, criminal gangs will find new ways to commit online fraud, sell fake goods or steal...