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  • Lucknow teen regrets briefly acquiring @PMOIndia May 23, 2014

    Eighteenyearold Qaiser Ali, who inadvertently acquired the Prime Minister's Twitter handle for 15 minutes, said he regrets garnering so much attention for a "wrong act". Ali had found the @PMOIndia Twitter handle vacant, applied for it and got it approved by the microblogging website on Tuesday for a short while unaware...
  • 'Congress doesn't know when it'll see so many followers again': The best reactions to @PMOIndia's Twitter handle controversy May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: It speaks volumes about the digital acumen of India's politicians when barely days after a general election the Bharatiya Janata Party swept, a controversy has hit Twitter over who would stake claim over the @PMOIndia Twitter account. The Prime Minister's Office, which previously handled that account, shifted from...
  • Row over renaming of PMOIndia Twitter handle to PMOIndiaArchive May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: While the country sees change of guard at the Prime Minister's, a row has erupted over a change of guard on Twitter. This after the PMO Twitter handle was changed from @PMOIndia to @PMOIndiaArchive, automatically transferring its content and 1.24 million followers to the new account. The handle...
  • PMO twitter handle renamed as PMOIndiaArchives, BJP fumes May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: As Narendra Modi prepares to take charge as the next Prime Minister of India, an avoidable controversy is raging over the twitter handle PMOIndia. The managers of outgoing Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's official twitter handle PMOIndia have now renamed it as Dr Manmohan Singh @PMOIndiaArchive. Its bio/introduction...
  • The PM added you. Accept or decline? March 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The delicious irony in the Prime Minister's YouTube channel that had audio trouble with its debut video was hard to miss. Twitter users targeted the gaffe with savage fury, making it the butt of jokes centred on Manmohan Singh's usual reserve. Compared to the flamboyant Nicolas Sarkozy or the...
  • PMO to address people's problems on Twitter February 6, 2012

    New Delhi: With over 38,500 followers in just two weeks, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) is now looking forward to addressing problems of common people on the increasingly popular microblogging site Twitter and is also exploring the possibility of getting on to Facebook, official sources said Monday. A small office will...