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  • Is a social media crackdown the right response? June 10, 2014

    Hindu Rashtra Sena chief Dhananjay Desai has been named as accused in connection with the mob violence and murder of a 24-year-old IT professional at Hadapsar in Pune on June 2. The techie Mohasin Shaikh was allegedly beaten to death after violence erupted following inflammatory photos of Shivaji and late...
  • Pune techie murder: Hindu Rashtra Sena chief Dhananjay named accused June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Hindu Rashtra Sena chief Dhananjay Desai has been named as accused in connection with the mob violence and murder of a 24-year-old IT professional at Hadapsar in Pune on June 2. The techie Mohasin Shaikh was allegedly beaten to death after violence erupted following inflammatory photos of Shivaji...
  • Maharashtra government to act against objectionable Facebook posts June 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is considering action against not only those who post objectionable posts on social networking sites like Facebook but also those who "like" and forward them, Home Minister RR Patil warned on Monday. The minister's stern comment came in the wake of violence following certain insulting posts by...
  • Anti-Modi post: Goa engineer quizzed for 7 hours; laptop, dongle seized June 14, 2014

    Panaji: Devu Chodankar, the engineer who posted anti-Narendra Modi comments on social networking website Facebook was grilled by the Goa Police for almost 7 hours on Monday. The police have seized his laptop and internet dongle too. The 33-year-old was booked by the Cyber Crime cell for putting up posts...
  • Anti-Modi Facebook post: Accused responds to Goa Police summons June 14, 2014

    Panaji: Young shipping professional Devu Chodankar who faces arrest for posting a message against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parekar on social networking site Facebook has responded to the summons sent by Goa Police on Monday. The 31-year-old was accompanied by his lawyer, who accused the...
  • Maharashtra: Tension prevails over derogatory post on Shivaji, Bal Thackeray June 2, 2014

    Tension prevails in some parts of Maharashtra after a post on a social networking website Facebook showed objectionable pictures and allegedly derogatory references to Chhatrapati Shivaji and the late Shiv Sena patriarch, Bal Thackeray. Shops in some areas of Pune, Kolhapur and Solapur remained shut amidst protests and sporadic incidents...
  • Shiv Sena protests over derogatory Facebook post on Shivaji, Bal Thackeray June 1, 2014

    Pune: Shiv Sena protested on Sunday after objectionable pictures of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Late Bal Thackeray were posted on social networking site Facebook. The Shiv Sena workers also pelted stones at buses in Pune and its surrounding areas on Saturday night. About eight buses were damaged in the incident as...
  • Goa professional booked for anti-Modi post, people cry foul May 25, 2014

    Panaji: There have been protests outside the Goa Police headquarters after young shipping professional Devu Chodankar was booked for his Facebook post on Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi. Many even alleged that this was an attempt to muzzle free speech. A protestor said, "Prosecution has certainly not done right by curbing the...
  • Will police act against Manmohan Singh abusers, asks Digvijaya May 24, 2014

    Panaji: Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh took to Twitter to condemn Goa Police registering a case against a person who faces arrest for his pre-election anti-Narendra Modi tweets. In his tweet on Saturday Digvijaya said that will the same police who were witch-hunting Devu Chodankar, a 31-year-old Mumbai-based shipbuilding professional, act...
  • Devu Chodankar's arrest for anti-Modi post on Facebook ordered by court: Parrikar May 24, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parikkar on Saturday said that the arrest of young shipping professional Devu Chodankar for Facebook posts against Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi was ordered by a court and that the government has nothing to do with it. Parrikar tweeted, "A prominent citizen complained about a Facebook...
  • Absconding Goa professional Chodankar faces arrest for anti-Modi post May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Young shipping professional Devu Chodankar is facing arrest for his comments on Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi on a Facebook forum. In a post in March this year, Chodankar had said if Modi comes to power, he would unleash a 'holocaust', a post that the police claimed was later...
  • Free Wi-Fi service launched at Chowrasta in Darjeeling March 6, 2014

    Darjeeling: Tourists visiting the Chowrasta, the main hub of tourist town Darjeeling, will now be able to access the internet on laptops, tablets and Smartphone with a free Wi-Fi service. The free Wi-Fi service has been launched at the Chowrasta also called the Mall by the Tourism department of the Gorkha...
  • Daughter's snarky Facebook post costs father $80,000 March 4, 2014

    Washington: A US girl's snarky Facebook post has cost her father $80,000 he had won in a legal settlement. Patrick Snay, 69, a former headmaster of Gulliver Preparatory School in Florida was set to receive the amount after settling a 2011 age discrimination suit with the school he once headed. However,...
  • Facebook turns 10 today. What was your first Facebook status update? February 4, 2014

    If you want it to be featured on IBNLive, then set the privacy setting of the post to public and send us the link to the post in the comment box. To start this off, here's our first status update on November 3, 2008. ...
  • Awkward Facebook posts may cause embarrassment, anxiety December 11, 2013

    Washington: Awkward Facebook posts can not only cause embarrassment, but also make some people suffer anguish and anxiety for a long time, a new study has found. Such Facebook faux pas are common, but depending on who you are and to whom you allow access to your Facebook page, such...
  • 10 tips: How to make your Facebook updates get noticed November 5, 2013

    We often find our Facebook timeline spammed with useless status updates, including meaningless photos and irrelevant remarks, from friends on social networking sites. Most of the users assume their updates to be wise or witty, but, they are, at times, perceived to be so poorly articulated that they end up...
  • Your Facebook posts hint at your feelings of self-esteem September 15, 2013

    Washington: People with lower self-esteem are more concerned with what others post about them on Facebook and continuously monitor their wall, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found. However, users with higher self-esteem are more interested in adding information to their personal profiles on the social network, researchers said. According...
  • Explained: How Facebook's updated News Feed works August 7, 2013

    New Delhi: In an attempt to increase user activity on the News Feed, Facebook has announced an update to its News Feed ranking algorithm, that brings up significant posts and make them reappear at the top of the News Feed. Facebook believes, at times, people miss the important stores as they...
  • UK: Police quiz woman for 'egg PM' joke on Facebook March 24, 2013

    London: A middle-aged mother of two, who joked on Facebook about chucking an egg at British Prime Minister David Cameron, has been quizzed by detectives. Forty-five-year-old Debra Burt typed "Cameron I'd like to egg him" on a friend's timeline. British detectives spent a month tracking down her and ordered her to...
  • UK: Man charged with threat to kill 200 US school children February 11, 2013

    London: A British man was charged on Saturday after he allegedly posted a threat on Facebook to kill 200 people in the US state of Tennessee, causing many children to stay home from school, authorities said. Reece Elliott, 24, from a town east of the northern English city of Newcastle, has...
  • British man jailed for posting beheading videos on Facebook January 20, 2013

    London: A British man has been sentenced to five years imprisonment after he posted a string of ghastly beheading videos on a Facebook account set up by him. Craig Allan Slee, 42, from Preston, has admitted to four charges of encouraging terrorism, dissemination of terrorist publications and possession of a...
  • Thackeray FB row: Bombay HC pulls up Maha govt January 14, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday asked the Maharashtra government what action it had taken against policemen who arrested two girls from nearby Palghar district for posting comments on Facebook against the bandh observed in Mumbai during Bal Thackeray's funeral in November in 2012. A bench headed by Justice...
  • Thackeray FB post: Charges against Palghar girls dropped December 18, 2012

    Thane: Police on Tuesday dropped all charges against two girls from Palghar whose arrest over a Facebook post criticising shutdown in Mumbai during Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's funeral in November had sparked an uproar. A closure report was filed before a court in Palghar town in Thane district, dropping all...
  • Bal Thackeray FB post: Closure report filed December 18, 2012

    Mumbai: A closure report has been filed in the Palghar Facebook case in which two girls were arrested for posting comments about the bandh imposed after Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's death. On November 18, police arrested the Palghar girl who posted a comment on her Facebook questioning the shutdown...
  • Girls arrested over Facebook post invited by IIM-A December 13, 2012

    Mumbai: The Palghar girls who were at the centre of a controversy related to their Facebook post after Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's death, have been invited by the prestigious IIM-Ahmedabad to interact with students. "(The girls) have been invited to interact with the students and teachers of the Indian Institute...
  • FB post arrests: Case against AI trade union member December 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Two Air India employees, who were arrested earlier this year for allegedly posting messages criticising Supreme Court orders on Facebook, have now registered a complaint against a trade union member of the airline. Cabin crew members Mayank Sharma and KVJ Rao accused Sagar Karnik of misleading the police...
  • Outrage led me to file PIL against IT Act: DU student November 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi University student Shreya Singhal, who has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court challenging the Information Technology Act, has said that she filed the petition because she felt very strongly about the issue and felt outraged over the recent cases where arrests were made...
  • Govt acts as battle over Sec 66(A) of IT Act reaches SC November 29, 2012

    New Delhi: In a major development, the Supreme Court has asked the Attorney General to respond to a petition challenging the controversial Section 66A in the Information Technology Act. The apex court has listed hearing in the public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a Delhi student. The step by the Supreme...
  • SC to hear Delhi student's PIL challenging Sec 66(A) of IT Act November 29, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi student has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court challenging Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act which was invoked to arrest two girls in Palghar, Maharashtra after they posted a comment on the bandh in Mumbai after Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's...
  • Mumbai: Police quiz man for alleged Facebook post against Raj November 29, 2012

    Mumbai: A man has been questioned by the Mumbai police on Wednesday for allegedly posting derogatory remark against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Facebook. Sources say the police are yet to lodge an FIR in the case after the youth identified as Sunil Vishwakarma allegedly posted derogatory...