Media

  • Madras High Court seeks details of cyber crime complaints 5 hours 26 minutes ago

    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 13 hours 18 minutes ago

    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...
  • Digital very much driving, not disrupting, profits in the media industry 13 hours 36 minutes ago

    Washington: The Internet is no longer draining profits from media and entertainment companies, which have learned to make online services pay, a new study shows. The study by Ernst & Young released on Monday found that media and entertainment companies "are continuing to increase their lead as one of the most...
  • Telangana: Media to be used spread awareness about crimes against women Yesterday

    Hyderabad: The Telangana government plans to partner with the print and the electronic media to spread awareness about effective implementation of legislations and regulations available for redressal of heinous crimes against teenage girls and women, it was officially announced on Tuesday. The special committee set up by the government headed by...
  • Two high profile arrests in Odisha chit fund scam 3 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Sunday made two high profile arrests in the Rs 20,000 crore chit fund scam in Odisha. CBI sleuths arrested Madhu Mohanty, the owner of an Odia newspaper and Manoj Das, who owns a local news channel. Names of several BJD leaders including those linked to...
  • Jet pilots bash media, launch own technical cell for analysis 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Criticising sections of the media for misreporting on a recent incident involving loss of altitude by a plane, the pilots' union of private carrier Jet Airways on Sunday said it is forming a 'technical cell' to provide the right perspective on civil aviation issues. The National Aviation Guild (NAG), the...
  • Women in ISIS have their own media channel 3 days ago

    ISIS has its own female brigade who serve their extremist ideas. These women have their own media channels and actively post blogs. 15 per cent of ISIS recruitment's are considered to be women. From firing an AK-47 to cleaning weapons, they know it all. ...
  • '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 3 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 4 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...
  • Justice Katju hits out at KCR, says his statement against media is improper, unacceptable 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju has hit out at Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for threatening to bury the media. Katju said that KCR's statement was improper and unacceptable. "This statement of a Chief Minister is, in my opinion, highly improper, highly objectionable and totally...
  • Won't allow anyone to stifle media: I&B Minister to Telangana CM 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Hitting out hard at Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said that no one will be allowed to play with media's freedom. Javadekar's comments came as the Telangana CM sparked a controversy by threatening to 'bury the media 10 feet...
  • KCR threatens media: Does the political class see the media as a threat? 1 week ago

    Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has sparked a controversy by issuing a stern warning to the media. He threatened to 'bury the media 10 feet under the earth if it insults Telangana'. ...
  • Will bury the media 10 feet under the earth if it insults Telangana: CM KCR warns news channels 1 week ago

    Warangal: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has sparked a controversy by issuing a stern warning to the media. He threatened to 'bury the media 10 feet under the earth if it insults Telangana'. The problem started when two TV channels allegedly portrayed the members of the Assembly in a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Congress cautions members about comments before media September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A gag order was issued by Congress on Friday in the wake of the deepening chasm between its old guard and Team Rahul that saw the two sides target each other over the drubbing which the party faced in Lok Sabha polls. In a stern message, Congress general secretary...
  • Mamata Banerjee targets media again September 5, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that a section of the media was running a negative campaign about the education system and other areas in the state even though her government had ushered in a "lot of improvement" in the last three years. "A section of the media...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 3 beheaded in southern Brazil prison riot August 25, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Three prisoners were beheaded and at least five other people were injured in a riot that erupted in a southern Brazilian prison, authorities said. Inmates of the prison in the city of Cascavel, took at least two agents and several other inmates hostage in the uprising, said military...
  • India's rice bucket challenge goes viral on social media August 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Ice Bucket Challenge may be making waves the world over, but the Rice Bucket Challenge is what is raging in India. In a bid to help the poor, Hyderabad-based Manju Kalanidhi has sparked off the latest trend- a Facebook initiative, called an Indian version for Indian needs- that...
  • Smartphones may make young people emotionally stunted August 24, 2014

    Los Angeles: Young people may be losing the ability to read emotions as digital devices such as smartphones, TVs and tablets are destroying their face-to-face social skills, a new study has found. Children's social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use...
  • IM men used social networking sites for communication: Police August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives extensively used social networking sites like Facebook and other e-mail chats to communicate with each other, including with its co-founder Riyaz Bhatkal, to execute their terror plans, Delhi Police has told a court. "The accused persons disclosed a number of Nimbuzz IDs, Yahoo IDs, Paltalk...
  • US media hail Iyengar as one of the greatest yoga gurus August 22, 2014

    Washington: Mainstream American media and yoga experts have mourned the loss of BKS Iyengar, calling him one of the greatest yoga gurus who was instrumental in bringing the physical and spiritual exercise to West. Iyengar died on Wednesday at the age of 95 in Pune. "No other individual has been as...
  • Health Minister directs DHO to file case against Ebola rumour August 21, 2014

    Mangalore: Karnataka Health Minister UT Khader has asked the District Health Officer of Dakshina Kannada to lodge a complaint with the cyber cell police in Bangalore against persons spreading rumours on social media claiming Ebola virus had entered the city. Some people had spread a WhatsApp message last month that a...
  • Facebook adds 'Satire' tag to fun articles; helps users distinguish real news from parody August 18, 2014

    New York: For those who like parody news outlet The Onion and post those fun articles on Facebook, the social media website is going to add a "satire" tag with their news feed. If a user clicks through an Onion article and returns to their news feed, they will be auto...
  • Modi's Independence Day speech trends high on social media August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Friday received overwhelming response from the citizens. "Whereas previous Red Fort speeches made tall promises, PM Modi bowed before people as true sevak. Most inclusive speech ever. Zero defect!," Union Health Minister...