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

    Eighteen-year-old 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 micro-blogging 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...
  • Alleged IM tweet claiming responsibility for Mahabodhi blasts traced to Pakistan July 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The IP address of the alleged Indian Mujahideen tweet that claimed responsibility for the serial blasts at Bodh Gaya's famous Mahabodhi temple has been traced to Pakistan. Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde had said in a press conference that the National Investigation Agency will verify the claims allegedly...
  • Twitter shuts down several accounts over child porn December 27, 2012

    London: Micro-blogging website Twitter has closed down several accounts after it received complaints that they contained indecent images of children, Sky News reported. People reported the accounts to Greater Manchester Police and North Yorkshire Police. It was unclear whether the images were uploaded from Britain. "We have received around 30 reports to...
  • How to access Twitter handles curbed by govt August 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Did the government mess up by trying to block some Twitter handles? Why did it fail and what are the ways people use to get around government curbs? The process being adopted as of now is that the department of telecom sends a list of internet addresses that it...
  • Govt gives Twitter 12 hours to block hate content August 23, 2012

    New Delhi: With Assam still tense following the communal violence in some of its districts, the Central Government is trying to block offensive content on social media websites, which it claims have been responsible for the hate campaign against Northeast Indians. The government has given the microblogging site Twitter and other...
  • NE exodus: 'No Twitter account blocked so far' August 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The government has confirmed that no accounts on the microblogging site Twitter have been blocked so far, sources said on Thursday. They claimed that the Ministry of Home Affairs' request for show cause notice to offensive and provocative handles was still pending with Twitter. In the wake of the...