Indian political events and their associates have spent Rs 3.76 crore on 831 classified ads on Google due to the fact February 19, showed the internet large’s Transparency Report launched on Thursday. While the Bharatiya Janata Party turned into the top advertiser, the Congress was ranked 6th on the listing.

In January, Google had announced an updated election advertising and marketing policy to offer complete statistics and convey greater transparency to election advertising on Google systems. The policy requires advertisers to offer a “pre-certificate” issued by the Electioan Commission of India, or absolutely everyone accepted through the poll panel, for each ad they desire to run.

The political advertisement expenditure became led with the aid of the BJP, which spent over Rs 1.21 crore for 554 advertisements, in keeping with the document. The BJP alone accounted for around 32% of the whole commercial expenses on Google. At the second one, the spot was Andhra Pradesh’s YSR Congress Party, which spent over Rs 1.04 crore for 107 commercials at some point of the duration.

While Pramanya Strategy Consulting Private Limited, promoting the Telugu Desam Party and its chief Chandrababu Naidu, changed into ranked 0.33 with an expenditure of Rs eighty-five .25 lakh, any other entity promoting Naidu, Digital Consulting Private Limited, came fourth with total spending of Rs 63.Forty-three lakh.

Andhra Pradesh could have Assembly elections along with the Lok Sabha elections.

However, Congress has spent best Rs 54,a hundred on all Google platforms for 14 classified ads.

GST collection in April reached document high of Rs 1.Thirteen lakh crore, says Centre

The Union Finance Ministry on Wednesday mentioned that the full gross Goods and Service Tax revenue series in April – Rs 1, thirteen,865 crore – was the highest because the indirect tax regime became rolled out on July 1, 2017. The Goods and Service Tax series of Rs 1,06,577 crore
in March turned into the preceding document.

April is the primary month of the 2019-’20 financial year. “The overall gross GST revenue collected in April 2019 is Rs 1, thirteen,865 crore of which Central GST is Rs 21,163 crore, nation GST is Rs 28,801 crore, included GST is Rs fifty four,733 crore and cess is Rs 9,168 crore,” the ministry stated in a announcement.

According to it, the entire wide variety of precis income go back GSTR-3B filed among March and April 30 turned into seventy two.13 lakh. The sales in April, the ministry introduced, became 16.05% higher than the monthly common of GST revenue in the 2018-’19 monetary 12 months (Rs ninety-eight,114 crores).

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for skipping bail in 2012

A court docket in London on Wednesday sentenced WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to 50 weeks in prison for skipping bail in 2012 and getting into the Ecuadorean embassy, AFP said. The police had arrested the journalist from the embassy on April 11 after it ended his asylum for allegedly violating “global conventions and daily-life protocols”.

As he was taken down to the cells, Assange raised his fist to his supporters inside the public gallery at the back of him, The Guardian said. They raised their fists lower back at him and shouted: “Shame on you” towards the courtroom.

Assange had skipped bail in 2012 to avoid being extradited to Sweden in connection with sexual assault allegations. The fees have been dropped and the case was closed in 2017 due to his absence. However, after Assange’s arrest, it came to light that the US Justice Department had filed a warrant for his extradition to the united states for allegedly conspiring with whistleblower Chelsea Manning to hack a defense branch laptop.

In 2010, WikiLeaks had released a tranche of the army and diplomatic documents, including those referring to the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, uncovering potential conflict crimes. Manning is in prison at the gift for refusing to testify earlier than a federal grand jury in connection with the government’s research into Wikileaks. …

Uttar Pradesh: Congress will reduce into BJP’s votes, no longer mahagathbandhan’s, says Priyanka Gandhi

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday claimed that her celebration’s candidates will not reduce into the votes of the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party Rashtriya Lok Dal alliance within the ongoing Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, PTI pronounced. Gandhi stated that her birthday celebration had decided on candidates who could be capable of defeating the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

“We have cautiously selected applicants so that both Congress wins or they reduce into BJP’s votes,” Gandhi instructed journalists in Uttar Pradesh. “Congress isn’t in any respect slicing into votes of the ‘UP gathbandhan’.”

She refuted claims that she was afraid to contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi. “If Priyanka Gandhi receives scared, she will be able to take a seat at home and no longer do politics,” Gandhi said. “I am in politics for precise and may be there.”

The Congress chief criticized the BJP for its “obsession with the Gandhi family”. “When we come here we do now not speak approximately our family,” she said. “We speak approximately issues of people, however they goal our circle of relatives in half of-of their speeches.” …