Socialism

  • Why no CBI probe against 93 other blacklisted NGOs: Khurshid's wife to Centre Yesterday

    Congress Leader Salman Khurshid's wife Loius Khurshid has slammed the Social Justice Ministry for its recommendation for a CBI probe into allegations of embezzlement against an NGO run by him and his wife. ...
  • Denial of admission; HC asks Delhi government to probe, take steps Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the city government to probe the allegation of an NGO that over 80 kids have been denied admission in schools on the ground that they do not have residential proof. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and RS Endlaw said that...
  • Madras High Court seeks details of cyber crime complaints Yesterday

    Madurai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the cyber crime cell of Tamil Nadu Police to submit to it by September 22 details of complaints received in the past one decade of offences like sharing objectionable photographs of women on the Internet. The details, including status of the complaints, should...
  • Bollywood stars find a voice on social media, talk directly to their fans on matters that affect them the most Yesterday

    New Delhi: It is such a welcome change to see film actors speaking and raising voices at a common platform like us. Deepika Padukone's recent outburst on Twitter on a leading newspaper has yet again reiterated the fact that today's stars are more vocal about issues and unlike their seniors...
  • Mail.Ru takes over 'Russia's Facebook' VKontakte Yesterday

    Moscow: A media company owned by Kremlin-friendly oligarch Alisher Usmanov has splashed out $1.5 billion to gain full control of Russia's most popular social network, VKontakte, referred to as 'Russia's Facebook', bringing an end to a months-long dispute that saw the original investors sue each other in court. London-listed Mail.Ru Group...
  • National identity card for handicapped soon: Thawar Chand Gehlot Yesterday

    New Delhi: A national identity card for the handicapped is on the anvil, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said on Tuesday. "The handicapped people face difficulty because of multiple authorities giving the certificates... At times, certificate issued in one district is not valid in other," Gehlot said on...
  • Why some Facebook users spy on their lovers' online activity 2 days ago

    New York: Look closely at your partner's recent Facebook behaviour to find out if he is spying on you. According to a new study, some young lovers are increasingly monitoring their partners and boast about their relationships on the social networking site. "Facebook users in romantic relationships are more likely to...
  • Habitual Facebook users prone to phishing attacks by criminals 2 days ago

    New York: If you are perpetually online on Facebook and do respond to anonymous friends' requests without considering how they are connected with those sending the requests, beware of phishing attacks. According to a new study by an Indian-origin researcher, habitual use of Facebook makes individuals susceptible to social media phishing...
  • Cloverpop, an anonymous social network that helps you make decisions 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: Wondering if it is the right time for you to get married or buy a house? A new website may make the decisions easy for you. The website developed by Cloverpop, a San Francisco-based company, allows people to use an interactive web experience to easily move past biases and...
  • Facebook activity can accurately reveal personality traits of strangers 4 days ago

    Washington: People can accurately detect the personality traits of strangers through Facebook activity, according to a new study. However, changes to the social media site in the past three years could be making it harder to do so, scientists said. Researchers at The University of Kansas sampled 100 Facebook users, paralleling the...
  • 'Mithi mithi tweet karange, kade na tennu cheat karange': Daler Mehndi's ingenious social media song gives you enough reasons to follow him on Twitter 4 days ago

    Move over 'Follow Fridays' on Twitter, India's sensational King of Bhangra Daler Mehndi has launched a new social media song! The popstar can be seen dancing alongside the Twitter bird in this video. In what his YouTube channel claims to be the 'first ever social media song', Daler Mehndi can...
  • Islamic State's Twitter silence raises questions 5 days ago

    Washington: Islamic State's Twitter users, which have trumpeted the group's violent acts and world view on the social media service, have gone abruptly quiet in past days. Several accounts affiliated with the militant group appear to have gone dormant, according to US government sources, raising questions about whether the government has...
  • Barack Obama asks Americans to devote themselves to social service 5 days ago

    Washington: Giving a clarion call to his countrymen to devote themselves to voluntary social service, US President Barack Obama said he would not be in the position he is now if it was not for service to others. "I would not be standing here if it were not for service...
  • Delhi Police to connect with people on WhatsApp September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi police will soon assist and connect with the public on the popular social messenger app WhatsApp. A circular issued by the top brass of the force has asked all the officials from Chowki in-charge to Joint Commissioners, to use the app to connect with the general public apart...
  • Social media can help people lose weight September 9, 2014

    London: Want to shed those extra pounds? Join social media! Social networking programmes designed to help people lose weight could play a role in the global fight against obesity, according to new research. Analysis by researchers from Imperial College London combining the results of 12 previous studies shows that such programmes...
  • Loved ones missing or stranded in J&K floods: Put your plea across to NDRF September 8, 2014

    The situation in flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir continues to be critical and all efforts are being made to pull out all victims from this situation. Even though Jammu region is back to normalcy, the situation remains critical in Kashmir. CNN-IBN takes calls of people from across the country and...
  • Mere equality not enough, main goal is social harmony: Modi September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lauded the contribution of reformers from Kerala like Dalit icon Ayyankali and Sree Narayana Guru and said merely achieving social justice was not enough but there should be social harmony between various sections. "Mere equality will not do. We have to move a...
  • Facebook can make you lonely, depressed: Study September 8, 2014

    London: Do you often feel you have wasted time on Facebook or termed it as a meaningless activity but still cannot let your eyes move away from the screen? You are at the risk of developing depression. According to new research, while the social networking site is there to help you...
  • J&K floods: Social networking sites aid rescue, relief work September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Hundreds of people have logged on to social networking sites likes facebook and twitter to share information on floods, which have created havoc in Jammu and Kashmir, and are even collecting aid for the victims. People are sharing pictures and information of the affected areas and rescue and relief...
  • India's rice bucket challenge goes viral on social media September 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: She did not like the idea of an individual pouring ice-cold water on the head and challenging others to do so; or donate to a charity; and hence came out with a simple idea of donating rice to help the poor and needy. When Manju Latha Kalanidhi, 38, donated a...
  • Facebook ready to spend billions to bring the whole world online: Mark Zuckerberg September 6, 2014

    Mexico City: Facebook Inc is prepared to spend billions of dollars to reach its goal of bringing the Internet to everyone on the planet, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said. "What we really care about is connecting everyone in the world," Zuckerberg said at an event in Mexico City hosted by Mexican...
  • Facebook rolls out 'privacy checkup' to help users better manage what they post September 5, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook on Thursday began rolling out its "privacy checkup" aimed at helping users of the huge social network better manage sharing their information and postings. The new system uses a blue dinosaur to guide Facebook users through its maze of privacy settings for personal information and for sharing their...
  • American spearheading ISIS social media campaign? September 5, 2014

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation suspects that a man from Boston, Ahmad Abousamra, could be the in-charge of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's social media campaign. ...
  • Women more addicted to their cellphones than men September 1, 2014

    Washington: Women are more likely to use cellphones for texting or emails to build relationships and have deeper conversations, while men prefer using their devices for entertainment purposes and accessing social networking sites, a new US study has found. Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on...
  • Anglo-Indian social activist seeks nomination to Lok Sabha August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu-based social activist Diana Grace Thomas is seeking nomination to Lok Sabha on behalf of Anglo-Indian community by the Narendra Modi government claiming support from international and national activists. 33-year-old Diana, who was born in Erode, has written to Prime Minister Modi on the issue. "I have support from...
  • White House digs Obama's 'suit'-able tan August 30, 2014

    Washington: The White House on Saturday strongly defended Barack Obama's dress sense after the president faced some online disapproval for wearing a more informal tan-coloured suit at a news conference on Iran and Ukraine. It not only went viral on the social media, but Obama also faced some criticism for it...
  • Facebook upgrades mobile search to let users look for friends' old posts August 30, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook on Friday said it is dabbling with letting members using smartphones or tablets search for past posts of friends at the leading online social network. Facebook is testing using keywords to find old posts, the California-based company said in an email response to an AFP inquiry. Search results remain...
  • Should social media networks be pulling the plug on extremists video? August 28, 2014

    The graphic video footage showing the execution of US journalist James Foley created a debate as soon as it was released on social media. The debate being on whether social media networks should be pulling the plug on extremists video that is essentially propaganda. ...
  • 'What is this WTF your friends use on Facebook?' 16 questions your parents ask that make you wonder why you introduced them to social media August 27, 2014

    Wow! Your parents are on Facebook. You have to add them. That fateful day when you added your parents as friends on Facebook was probably the last day you were happy about them joined the social networking site. Since then you have only been the IT guy of your house....
  • Twitter cheat sheet: Here's what to keep in mind while posting image, video tweets August 27, 2014

    Did you know that the length of your tweet is restricted to 117 characters if you add an "https" link to it? Check out the infographic below to know even miniscule details about your Twitter profile and the tweets you send out. ...