About

PowerNewz is a hyperlocal news app. We give a voice to every user, to share, read, and write stories about any place. News can be discovered across different categories, hyper-locally by the reader. Our aim is to create strong communities by providing unfiltered stories to the readers, created by the readers themselves, strengthening the values, cultures, morals and spirit of the Indian ecosystem.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hyperlocal news?

Hyperlocal news is news/stories oriented around a well-defined community with its primary focus directed towards the growth, development and concerns of the population in a community.

What is upvote and downvote?

If you like a story or dislike a story, you can upvote or downvote respectively.

What is trending section?

News/Stories in your selected location which are most liked by the community is shown in the trending section.

Can I edit a story once posted?

Currently, you won't be able to edit your post. You can delete the story and post again.

Who reads my stories?

PowerNewz app users can read your stories.

What is explore section?

Explore section lets you browse stories across different categories and Locations.

What type of news/stories should I post?

Any news related to an area/community can be posted. From eateries to famous temples to unique events can be posted.

What is the use of posting stories/news in PowerNewz?

PowerNewz provides a platform to share stories with your communities thereby building a healthy, strong and a close-knit community.

What is flagging?

If you think a story is irrelevant, fake, obscene, visually disturbing or inappropriate, you can flag the post. Flagging a post will notify the team, thereby taking a closer look at the story to validate it and take action accordingly.

Can I see stories in different locations?

You can change the location settings manually in the home page and choose the location of your choice to view stories of the selected area.

Can I post a story of a different location?

Yes you can. When you are posting the story, in the location tab, please manually select the actual location for the story.

Post and earn – terms and conditions

Rules, terms and conditions of this program are divided in three parts (A, B & C). Users are requested to read the complete document.

Part- A Terms and Conditions:

About the Program: A user whose post gets 200 or more views within 24 hours from the time of upload will be monetarily rewarded.

A video post which gets 200 or more views within 24 hours from the time of upload will get Rs 40.

An image post which gets 200 or more views within 24 hours from the time of upload will get Rs 20.

To be eligible for the reward, an image post should have character description of at least 200 characters along with the image.

Video/ image news posted by the user should abide by the Community guidelines of PowerNewz.

Same video/image posted multiple times by the same user will not be considered for payment

Money will be credited against the user's individual login and payout will be transferred once the total sum of money reaches Rs 500.

The money will be transferred within 7 days from the day of total amount reaching Rs 500.

Money will be transferred to user using their UPI ID.

There is no limit on number of news posts to upload.

Logos, brand names, text containing brand names of any other social media platforms will not be considered for the payment.

User is sole responsible for the content he/she posts.

PowerNewz holds the right to change the program’s terms and conditions at any time

PowerNewz is currently running only this program, all the other previous contests have ended.

Part- B Terms and Conditions:

This program is sponsored, organized and administered by Vijayanand Infotech Private Limited (hereinafter referred to as the “Organizer”), a Company which owns the brand “Powernewz” and operates the ‘Powernewz” platform including URL www.powernewz.co, mobile application as also the website www.powernewz.com and is having its corporate office at 1st Floor, Giriraj Annexe, Circuit House Road HUBBALLI, Karnataka, India -581207 and office at # 130, Lalbagh Main Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India - 560 027. For clarity and brevity Vijayanand Infotech Private Limited is hereinafter referred to as “Organizer”.

Program Period: Participation in this program is valid from 5th of August 2020 at 00:00 hours and culminating on 31st December 2020 at 24:00 hours (hereinafter referred to as “Program Period”).

Eligibility: To be considered as eligible for this Program user must be an Indian Citizen and 18 years of age or above and residents of states wherever this Program is valid (hereinafter referred to as “Participants”).

Steps To Participate:

Participants need to post local news on PowerNewz app/ website using his profile created from his/her registered mobile number.

The content can be of any locality but has to be hyperlocal news with the correct tag of the location.

Only contextual local content posted by the participants will be considered for participation in this Program.

TPrize/Gratification.
The eligible participants will be notified through email/Push notifications/Inapp/SMS/Social Media Properties provided the participants are registered with the Organizer. A communication will be sent to only that Participant who is eligible for the money transfer.

Mere uploading of news posts does not entitle the users for gratification.
This Contest shall not be clubbed/used in conjunction/alongside any prevailing Contest/promotion running on Organizer’s Platform.

TEmployees of Organizer (including their family members & relatives) shall not be eligible for any of the prize/gratification under this Contest. In case it comes to the knowledge of Organizer that any winner is an employee of Organizer or their family member, Organizer reserves the right to forfeit the gratification/Prize. Further, to participate in contest the Participant needs to have a registered account.

Organizer reserves the right to disqualify any news/post or discontinue promotion any time.

Organizer reserves the right to extend, cancel, discontinue, prematurely withdraw, change, alter or modify this Contest or any part thereof including the eligibility criteria and other pertinent T&C at their sole discretion at any time during its validity as may be required including in view of business exigencies and/or changes by a regulatory authority and/or statutory changes and/or any reasons whatsoever and the same shall be binding on the Participants.

All news posted by the participants has to align with the Terms and Conditions of the platform.

PART- C LEGAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

TThe participation in the Program is open only for the Program Period for the Indian citizens of 18 years and above of age.

By participating in the Program, Participants consent to some information available on Organizer platform such as name, score etc. to be communicated as required for publication in any media, for the purpose of announcement of eligible users for gratification. Organizer may, at its discretion, choose not to disclose the identity of the users eligible for gratification to other Participants unless expressly mentioned herein. The Participants also consent to the information being stored in the servers of Organizer or its service providers.

Participants acknowledge and agree that all copyright and trademarks and all other intellectual property rights in the Mobile application, Website and all material or content related to the Contest shall remain, at all times, owned by Organizer and/or their respective owners. All material and content contained is made available for Participant’s personal use. Any other use of the material/ content on the platform and/ or any information disseminated by Organizer or any other means of communication is strictly prohibited.

Subject to any applicable laws; (a) All warranties of any kind whatsoever, whether express or implied, are hereby expressly DISCLAIMED including, but not limited to, meeting of the Participant's requirements or aspirations, timeliness, security, the results or reliability of the Program, delay in sending or receiving the communication for participating in the Program, any type of delay by the Participant/Winner, or the delivery, quality, quantity, participants ability, fitness for use or non-infringement in respect of any goods, services, benefits or Prize/gratification/awards acquired or obtained through the Program or any transactions effected through the Program; (b) The Participant expressly agree that his/her participation in the Program is at his/her sole risk and is governed by the T&C herein; and (c) No advice or information whether by representations, oral, written or pictorial derived from the platforms including but not limited to websites/ SMS, shall be construed to mean the giving of any warranty of any kind.

The Prize(s) under this Program are neither assignable nor transferable under any circumstance, unless specifically provided hereunder. All the Prizes/gratification shall be subject to such other T&C as may be applicable to specific Prize/gratification and shall have to be duly complied with by the Winner(s).

The Prize(s)/ gratification to the eligible user(s) shall be given subject to compliance with all applicable statutory legislations, processes and formalities in connection with the Prize(s) and on production of all such documents/papers as may be required by Organizer before accepting the delivery of the Prize. Any failure on the part of the Winner(s) to comply with directions issued by Organizer for claim of Prize shall entitle Organizer to forfeit the Prize(s) or roll the Prize over to the next eligible Winner(s), at their sole discretion.

OAny Participant/user providing any incorrect information or concealing/withholding any information from Organizer with intent to participate and/or be chosen as the Winner(s) of the Contest will automatically be disqualified from participating in it and being chosen as the eligible user for the gratification(s) of the different categories of Prize/gratification. Such act of providing incorrect information or concealing/withholding any information, including without limitation incorrect declaration of information relating to name, age, identity, address, mobile connection of Operator number, domicile etc., by the Participant or dispute with the Platform of Organizer, shall entitle the Organizer to disqualify him/her without any further intimation. Organizer reserves its right to take appropriate legal action against any Participant involved in illegal/unauthorized activity. Decisions of the organizer will be final and will not be contested by the user.

The Participants shall indemnify and keep indemnified Organizer and their officers, directors, employees, and affiliates harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, suits, proceedings, action, liabilities, damages, expenses and costs (including attorney’s fees and court costs) which Organizer may incur, pay or become responsible as sponsor/organizer/facilitator as a result of (i) breach or alleged breach of the representations or obligations by the Participants under the T&C hereunder; (ii) any failure by the Participants to comply with applicable law and (iii) any third party claim in respect of misuse of any information of a third party by the Participants. Organizer shall have the right to defend themselves, pursuant to this clause, at the cost of the Participants. Organizer or their respective affiliates shall not be responsible for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages, including loss of profits, incurred by the user(s) or any third party, in connection with the Program. It is expressly provided that transaction shall be between Participant & Organizer only.

All incidental costs, taxes or levies related to the Prize(s), if any, shall be exclusively borne by the User(s), including but not limited to logistics, TDS, gift tax (if any), Insurance and any other taxes applicable by the Central, State or Municipal government. The Participant(s) who have won the Prize have to make their own arrangements for travel, accommodation to claim the Prize (if applicable); Organizer shall not be responsible for the same or any costs whatsoever.
The Participants hereby irrevocably authorize Organizer and its owners, affiliates, subsidiaries, associates to use the data gathered during and/or after the program in respect of the Participants (including but not limited to name and photograph) in any of its communications including marketing promotions and advertisements. By participating in the Program, Participants confirms to waive the applicability of rules and regulations of the National Do Not Call Registry and agrees to receive updates and promotional messages / SMS / Email / Call for current and future Contests from Organizer.

This Program is subject to force majeure circumstances including without limitation, floods, natural disasters, war, act of terror, political unrests, technical snags, act of God, change of laws or any circumstance beyond the reasonable control of Organizer (“Force Majeure Event”). Organizer shall not be liable for any delay or adverse effect caused to this Program there under as a result of a Force Majeure Event. Organizer shall intimate the suspension of Program caused as a result of such Force Majeure Event to the Participants within reasonable time.

Organizer reserves all the rights to Program any amount/voucher/any other cashback as per its sole discretion and to such number of Participants as it may deem fit.

This Program is subject to guidelines/ directions issued by any applicable competent authority from time to time.

This Program is designed/sourced by Organizer, are as per their best of efforts. In case there is any discrepancy or dispute regarding the Contest, the decision by Organizer shall be final and neither Organizer nor any third party shall have any liability towards any Participant. No queries/complaints whatsoever in this regard will be entertained.

Organizer reserves the right to extend, cancel, discontinue, prematurely withdraw, change, alter or modify this Program or any part thereof including the eligibility criteria, the T&C and Prize at their sole discretion at any time during its validity business exigencies /or changes by a regulatory authority and/or statutory changes and/or any reasons beyond their control and the same shall be binding on the Participant.

Failure by Organizer to enforce any of their rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights. Further, Organizer may assign any of its rights within the Contest to any party without prior intimation to Participants.

Organizer does not make any commitment, express or implied to respond to any feedback, suggestion and/or queries of the Participants.

The users understand and agree that Organizer its owners and affiliates, shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever that may be suffered, or for any personal loss or any other kind of loss whatsoever.

Apart from the entitlement to the Prize/cashback, the Winners or their legal heirs/successors/ representative will have no other rights or claims against Organizer, its owners/organizers/sponsors and affiliates. Notwithstanding anything, in case of any dispute, maximum aggregate liability of Organizer, shall not exceed value of the concerned Prize/cashback in case of any dispute in pursuance to the terms and conditions herein.

The Winner(s) understand and agree that acceptance of the Prize by them, constitutes grant of permission to and hereby irrevocably authorize the Organizer to click photographs of the Winner and use the Winner’s names, photograph, preferences (likes and dislikes), voice, comments and other personal details for the purpose of this contest including advertising and promotional purposes in any media worldwide, Organizer’s platform or public domain, only for the purposes of advertising and trade without any additional compensation whatsoever to the Winners. Participant/Winner hereby provides his/her irrevocable consent for sharing/submission of his/her personal information to Organizer, and subsequent use by Organizer of such information for lawful purposes as per its discretion.

Post Winner(s) declaration and completion of their announcement and further process as the case may be if Organizer finds that the declared Winner(s) are erroneous then Organizer reserves the right to declare the correct Winner(s) again (as per the T&C) and cancel the Prize of Winner(s) declared earlier and the same decision of Organizer shall not be challenged by any erroneously selected Winners.

Organizer shall not be responsible for any claims arising out of technical failures before, during the Program or after the completion including but not limited to any technical failures in the mobile connectivity, delay in sending or receiving the SMS for participating in the Contest, any action that has been initiated, actioned or completed through his/her mobile phones, failure of servers or any failures arising out of technical snags or resultant inability of the Participants.

Post Winner(s) declaration and completion of their announcement and further process as the case may be if Organizer finds that the declared Winner(s) are erroneous then Organizer reserves the right to declare the correct Winner(s) again (as per the T&C) and cancel the Prize of Winner(s) declared earlier and the same decision of Organizer Ecommerce shall not be challenged by any erroneously selected Winners.

Organizer shall not be responsible for any claims from any Participant/Winner(s) or any third party arising out of any failure(s) which is beyond the reasonable control of the Organizer. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Organizer shall not be responsible for any claims arising out of technical failures before, during or after the completion of the Program including but not limited to any technical failures in the mobile/device/computer/laptop connectivity, delay in sending or receiving the SMS for participating in the Program, any type of delay , any action that has been initiated, actioned or completed through his/her mobile phones/device/computer/laptop, failure of servers or any type of failures arising out of technical snags or resultant inability of the Participant(s).

The Participant’s hereby agree and undertake not to hold the Organizer and/or any of their group entities or affiliates, their respective directors, officers, employees, responsible for or liable for, any actions, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs, charges and expenses, either direct or indirect or remote that they may/might have suffered, sustained or incurred, or claim to suffer, sustain or incur, by way of and /or on account of this Program.

Any dispute arising out of this Program’s T&C shall first be attempted to be resolved amicably through negotiations. In the event, amicable settlement fails, the dispute shall be referred to Mediation. The venue of Mediation shall be at Hubballi only.

This Program and T&C are subject to Indian law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts in.

Contact
For any queries, email to [email protected] or contact 8884432138/ 7624965675

Winners

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Contact

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