MEDIA

  • Jharkhand elections result: Reaction on social media 2 days ago

    New Delhi: As the trends emerge, it is becoming clear that the Bharatiya Janata Party may fall short of magical number of 41 to be able to form government in Jharkhand. After stunning victory in Lok Sabha and assembly elections, the BJP was riding high on the Narendra Modi wave...
  • Mamata biggest beneficiary of Saradha Media: Kunal Ghosh 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh on Monday alleged that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was the biggest beneficiary of Saradha Media, an arm of the Saradha Group embroiled in a multi-crore chit fund scam, during his deposition before a city court. "If anyone has derived most benefit...
  • CEO of Life: In conversation with LinkedIn's Nishant Rao 4 days ago

    How to be successful in business? How 'age' is just a number in terms of success? How can one inspire and set examples for others to emulate? Expect to find the answers on CEO if on CNN-IBN's upcoming series 'CEO of Life'. CNN-IBN's Business Editor Karma Paljor speaks to LinkedIn...
  • ED probing beneficiary of Rs 425 cr IPL facilitation fee December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate is investigating the "actual beneficiary" of the Rs 425 crore facilitation fee paid for award of 10-year media rights for the IPL cricket matches to World Sports Group in 2009. The government, in an Action Taken report to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, said the...
  • Australian media laud Lyon after thrilling Test win December 14, 2014

    Sydney: Australian media on Sunday hailed off-spinner Nathan Lyon for his match-winning performance in the first Adelaide Test against India and ranked his achievements alongside bowling great Shane Warne. The 27-year-old claimed seven wickets in India's second innings and 12 for the match to take the home side to a thrilling...
  • Army fights misinformation campaign on Whatsapp December 10, 2014

    Srinagar: Battling a proxy war in Jammu and Kashmir, the Army now has to fight with a new problem of misinformation campaign on social media which appears to be a tough challenge. It all began with Northern Army Commander Lt Gen DS Hooda admitting to the "mistake" by his personnel in...
  • SC slams Centre over arrests for posting 'objectionable comments' on social media December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday did not agree with the contention of the Centre that arrests of some persons for allegedly posting objectionable comments on social websites were "stray incidents", saying that even if they were aberrations, they were "brazen" and "grave". The counsel for the Centre told a...
  • Twitter users follow like-minded people: Study December 9, 2014

    New York: Twitter users try to insulate themselves from the differing views and opinions on the site by following people who share their interests and beliefs, a study reveals. Researchers from Louisiana State University suggest that Twitter is unwittingly building an "ideological echo chamber". "Two users of Twitter might be exposed to...
  • Snapshot: Prince William, wife Kate Middleton meet Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z at NBA game December 9, 2014

    New York: Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton met star couple Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z here. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were here Monday for the Cleveland Cavaliers game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Beyonce and Jay Z were seated just across the way, reports eonline.com. Prince...
  • People are now more likely to flirt on Facebook than in person: Survey December 7, 2014

    London: People are now more likely to flirt on Facebook than in person and a third of them are too embarrassed to talk to their love interests face-to-face, a survey has revealed. The language of love has gone digital through text messages and it has even affected the way we flirt. The...
  • Photos: 'Facelook' beauty parlour, WhatsApp sari, Google hotel: 16 Indians who won the Internet with their slightly disturbing love for social media December 3, 2014

    Indians are normally very active on social media sites. If they aren't sharing jokes on WhatsApp groups, they're posting Goa vacation or Karwa Chauth pictures on Facebook or outraging against Honey Singh on Twitter. It's the perfectly normal thing to do unless someone takes their obsession to a new level....
  • PM Modi critical of media interviews where aim is to get 'pre-decided' answers December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Tuesday critical of media interviews where questions are asked with the apparent aim of getting answers that is sometimes "pre-decided". "In interviews, this is our experience. We have to reply at every roundabout and nook and corner. In most of the interviews,...
  • Islamic State may possesss nuclear material stolen from Iraq: Report December 1, 2014

    London: Islamic State terror group may have developed a nuclear device by using radioactive uranium stolen from Iraq's Mosul University after seizing control of the city last June, according to a British media report. Terrorists boasted of the device on social media, with one even commenting on the destruction such a...
  • Obama's daughters told to 'dress for respect, not a spot at a bar' November 30, 2014

    Washington: A US lawmaker's communications director was facing social media calls she be sacked after her Facebook rant about President Barack Obama's daughters prompted widespread anger. Elizabeth Lauten, spokeswoman for Republican Congressman Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, wrote a scathing post to her Facebook account scolding Malia and Sasha Obama, 16 and...
  • Journalists should be like honey-bee: PM Modi November 29, 2014

    Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked journalists to be like honey-bees--producing honey and at the same time stinging-- and not like house-fly which only spreads dirt. Journalists should be like honeybees -- producing honey and at the same time stinging to make a lasting impact and not like the...
  • Threat to freedom of expression a threat to media: PM Modi November 29, 2014

    Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged the media to accept the challenges of threat to freedom of expression posed by certain quarters. "In a democracy, we realise the importance of freedom of expression only when it is denied to us just like the importance of breathing is realised when...
  • Facebook, Twitter data do not reveal true human behaviour November 29, 2014

    Washington: Using social media such as Twitter and Facebook to gather data on human behaviour may be fraught with biases, scientists say. Behavioural scientists use social media to quickly and cheaply gather huge amounts of data about what people are thinking and doing but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in the...
  • Former BJP ideologue Govindacharya challenges government's use of social media in Delhi HC November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Former BJP ideologue KN Govindacharya has challenged the Government's use of Social media to disseminate information to the public. In a petition filed through his advocate Virag Gupta, he has argued that the public information of the government could be misused or used for commercial gains by the...
  • Sex traffickers 'using Facebook' to lure young women into prostitution November 28, 2014

    Lodon: Gangs are using social media sites such as Facebook to lure young women into crime and prostitution, the head of European policing agency Europol said Tuesday. Rob Wainwright said traffickers were drawing victims in by posting advertisements for childcare or cleaning vacancies and once ensnared, controlling their movements with webchats...
  • Have thousands of Facebook friends? Check-in to this hotel in Europe for free! November 27, 2014

    Take this moment to thank all your friends and followers on social media. If you're big on social networking sites, use your followers as currency to check in to a hotel in Europe! The luxurious Nordic Light Hotel in Stockholm is allowing people with more than 2,000 friends on Facebook to...
  • Battle of the best streaming TV devices: Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Roku 3 vs Apple TV vs Google Nexus Player November 23, 2014

    New York: Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV. For about $100, you can get a great streaming TV device to do that. Or for about a third of that, you can get a pretty good one. Content selection varies, but...
  • Happy that administration got support of media and locals: Mohan Lal Khattar November 20, 2014

    "We were successful in carrying out this operation without any innocent losing their life. Happy that administration got support of media and locals," said Haryana CM Mohan Lal Khattar commenting on self-styled godman Rampal. ...
  • Sydney will get a dose of Modi-mania on his quick-fire, high-energy visit, says Australian media November 17, 2014

    Sydney: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday arrived on a whirlwind six-hour visit to Sydney on the second leg of his four-city tour of Australia. Australians newspapers and media are abuzz over Modi's visit to Australia. "Modi fever grips Sydney," said a headline in the Canberra Times. "The city will...
  • BJP fails to attract huge crowd at election rallies, uses media to woo voters in Kashmir November 16, 2014

    Srinagar: To accomplish 'Mission-44 plus' in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, which is impossible without opening account in the Muslim majority Kashmir Valley, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to use local leading newspapers to woo the voters in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Notwithstanding the stunning...
  • Kolkata Police manhandles media persons who try to speak to Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh November 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Police pushed and shoved media persons outside the SSKM hospital on Saturday while making way for Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh who was being taken to Bangur Institute of Neurology for medical tests, a day after he allegedly committed suicide inside the jail. The policemen guarding Ghosh were seen pushing...
  • Watch: Vladimir Putin got flak for what he put on the first lady's shoulders November 13, 2014

    US President Barack Obama and Russian President Putin are getting lampooned on social media for their antics. ...
  • Social media triggering low self-esteem among teenage girls November 10, 2014

    London: The surge in online communication and social media coupled with economic downturn seven years ago have left many teenage girls with low self-esteem, reveals a British survey. The survey that included 30,000 students found a worrying drop in the number of 14- and 15-year-olds, particularly girls, who say they feel...
  • Media is tarnishing Bengaluru's image: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah November 6, 2014

    Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah also blames the media for tarnishing Bengaluru's image. "I request media to not make this a sensitive issue. We have taken all measures, we are serious about the issue," said Siddaramaiah. ...
  • University offers course on 'wasting time on the Internet' November 3, 2014

    Washington: A prestigious Ivy League University is offering a new course on 'wasting time on the Internet' which requires students to stare at a screen for hours and only interact via chat rooms and social media. The Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania is offering the course titled "Wasting...
  • Bangladesh media doyen gets death sentence for 1971 war crimes November 2, 2014

    Dhaka: Top leader of fundamentalist Jamaat- e-Islami party and Bangladeshi media tycoon Mir Quasem Ali was sentenced to death on Sunday by a special war crimes court for atrocities he committed during the 1971 independence war against Pakistan, days after the party's chief was given capital punishment on identical charges. "He...