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Uber Technologies Inc today said the digital arm of the Times of India Group has taken a small stake for about Rs 150 cror
US-based news and blogging platform Huffington Post today launched its Indian edition in association with Times of
Siddharth Varadarajan, writing in the Hoot, picks up the controversial TOI reports on the SIT report on Gujarat 2002 for scrutiny and argues that "reporters should be careful about claiming to have “access” to explosive confidential documents when all they might have are a few paragraphs selectively planted on them by vested interests" and " wonders why three weeks down the line the TOI reporter has not done more exclusives if indeed he had access to the report":
In a flash, a report that actually formed the basis for the indictment of a sitting minister in the Modi government got converted into an indictment of “secularists” and NGOs in general!
...Though Mr. Rohtagi cannot be faulted for spinning the story on behalf of his clients, the episode underlines the need for reporters and editors to be careful about the use of selective leaks from a motivated source.
After the third phase, there has been a jubilation among the BJP circles on the belief that Congress may not be the largest party on May 16. Swapan Dasgupta, however, has been one of the prominent among the usual suspects of BJP strategists to caution against premature celebrations, pointing out correctly that much would depend upon how well the Congress is able to do in Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana in the next two phases. The TOI projections today seem quite in consonance with the other predictions, give or take a few seats -- but then, in a poll, where every
run seat counts, perhaps these figures can only be contested on May 16 -- but they do show Congress as the largest party with 152 seats and the BJP playing catch-up at 145.
This is how the three TOI projections stack-up:
The most significant thing about the second TOI survey is that UPA WITHOUT SP+RJD+LJP at 198 is way above NDA at 176.
In Tamil Nadu, our March forecast had taken into account the possibility of the PMK switching sides, but now that the switch has happened and Vijayakant’s DMDK has also made it clear that it will not align with the DMK or Congress, the momentum clearly seems to be shifting in favour of Jayalalithaa and the Third Front. As we said in March, a week is a long time in politics and there are five to go before the elections end. So this is by no means our final word on the likely outcome. Keep watching this space.
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