MEDIA

  • Facebook user booked for allegedly posting derogatory comments against Christianity Yesterday

    Mangaluru: A Facebook user, who had allegedly posted hate comments against Christianity, was today slapped with a case after the community leaders lodged a complaint accusing him of disrupting peace and harmony. A delegation of Christian leaders today submitted a memorandum to City Police Commissioner S Murugan and Deputy Commissioner A...
  • Twitter working with law enforcement officials to tackle online threats 2 days ago

    Washington: Twitter said today it was working with law enforcement officials on unspecified threats, amid reports that the social network had been targeted for blocking accounts linked to the Islamic State. "Our security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with relevant law enforcement officials," a Twitter spokesman said, without...
  • Video shows Los Angeles police fatally shooting man 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: Los Angeles police has fatally shot a man in an incident that was caught on video and circulated widely online, with the department saying officers resorted to deadly force after the man had reached for one of their guns. The graphic footage, which appeared on Facebook, shows a violent...
  • New budget growth oriented, but short of big reforms: US media 5 days ago

    Washington Describing the first full-fledged annual budget of the new Indian government as growth oriented, the American media on Saturday said the announcements made by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will boost investment and focus on infrastructure. The budget promises to boost growth with a major increase in public spending on infrastructure...
  • Suggestions on social media used in Railway Budget 2015-16, says Prabhu 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said his ministry received an overwhelming response and suggestions on social media during the formative phase of the Railway Budget 2015-16. "We received over 20,000 responses from people on social media and some of the suggestions are there in the Budget," he said...
  • Mamata hits out at media over her aide's arrest, says 'I should have arrested you' February 22, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday lashed out at the media on being asked about the arrest of her close aide Shibaji Panja. "I should have arrested you, be glad you are not in jail. Why ask me about the arrest, I condemn your attitude," she retorted. Businessman...
  • Media not allowed to enter premises, needs prior appointment: Delhi government February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia defended his government's decision to curb the media at the Delhi Secretariat saying 'media is not priority, the public is'. The remarks came after media was not allowed entry into the Delhi Secretariat on February 16 on the first working day of...
  • Budget interviews to be streamed live on social media February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi's emphasis on utilising social media to reach out to people, the first interviews of the Finance Minister and Railway Minister, after they present their respective budgets, will be streamed live on 'YouTube' while questions will be invited from the people through 'Twitter'. The Information...
  • Mediapersons protest after being denied entry in Delhi secretariat February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Media persons were barred from entering the Delhi secretariat on the first working day of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Monday following a heated argument among them. The press conference, scheduled to be addressed by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Delhi government spokesperson Nagendra, had to...
  • 90 lakh discussed India-Pakistan match on Facebook, 17 lakh tweeted February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The India-Pakistan World Cup cricket match at Adelaide was discussed by about 90 lakh people on Facebook, while nearly 16.94 lakh tweeted about the clash of the arch-rivals. There were also 2.5 crore interactions about the match on Sunday on Facebook, the world's biggest social media platform said in...
  • Sunanda death: Tharoor accuses media for concocting baseless stories against him February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Caught in the middle of the probe into the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has accused media of conducting a witch hunt against him. He blames media, espicially Kerala channels for planting false stories against him for the sake of TRPs. "Revolted by the...
  • Now someone can manage your Facebook account after you die February 13, 2015

    New York: Facebook is making it easier to plan for your online afterlife. The world's biggest online social network said that it will now let users pick someone who can manage their account after they die. Previously, the accounts were "memorialized" after death, or locked so that no one could log...
  • Twitter buys Niche, a startup that grooms social media stars February 12, 2015

    San Francisco: Twitter announced it is buying Niche, a startup that acts as a talent agency of sorts matching online video celebrities from Vine and elsewhere with advertisers. Twitter did not disclose financial terms of the deal, which technology news website Re/code said was valued at more than $30 million. "As more...
  • Addicted to social networking sites? You could be insecure in relationships, says a new study February 11, 2015

    New York: People who are generally insecure in their relationships are more actively engaged on the social media site - frequently posting on walls, commenting, updating their status or "liking" something - in the hope of getting attention, researchers said. The study suggests that there are at least two kinds of...
  • Defence Ministry debuts on Twitter February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: After shying away for years, the Defence Ministry on Tuesday debuted on Twitter and promised "authentic info and latest updates" in a bid to intensify its presence on social media. The official twitter account was started by the Ministry's Director General (Media and Communications) Sitanshu Kar under the...
  • Arvind Kejriwal mobbed by media; poses for selfie with polling staff February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal's presence at a polling station in his New Delhi constituency sent the media and the staff at the election booth in a feeding frenzy. No sooner had he arrived at the station in B...
  • Delhi election Twitter trends: Kiran Bedi vs Arvind Kejriwal vs Ajay Makan February 6, 2015

    The Delhi Assembly elections has been creating a buzz on micro-blogging site, Twitter. During the campaign for the February 7 polls the political parties used the social media for propagating their agendas and the voters used the platform in a bid to put forward their demand to the political parties. Both...
  • Social media addiction can cause FOMO February 4, 2015

    New Delhi: If you cannot live without the social media for even a minute, check out if you're suffering from FOMO - Fear of Missing Out. Health experts say the constant urge to be in touch with friends and happenings via smartphones has left many youths suffering from this new...
  • Government brainstorms on sharing information through media February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Stressing the importance of government's connect with public through media, Union minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said ministers, even those unfamiliar with the art of dealing with press, have to take lead and along with bureaucrats ensure that authentic information reaches people. "Everybody amongst the ministerial team may not...
  • Media not interested in reporting decision making process, says Arun Jaitley February 2, 2015

    Bharatiya Janata Party's Delhi in-charge and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has accused the media of focusing only on controversies. ...
  • Network18 signs MoU with Kushabhau Thakre Patrikarita Avam Jansanchar Vishwvidalaya January 30, 2015

    Raipur: Network18 on Friday announced Media Institute Initiative (MII)and signed first of its kind Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Raipur in the presence of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh. Under this exclusive initiative, MoU has been signed between Network 18 and the Kushabhau Thakre Patrikarita Avam Jansanchar Vishwvidalaya, Raipur in the...
  • Facebook beats Wall Street's revenue targets in 4th quarter, earns 54 cents a share January 29, 2015

    Facebook Inc's revenue grew 49 per cent in the fourth quarter, as mobile advertising growth helped the world's largest Internet social network beat Wall Street's targets for earnings and sales. But revenue growth was the weakest since the start of 2013, and spending rose faster. Facebook shares fell about 2.6 per...
  • Obama brings to an end India's non-aligned policy: US Media January 28, 2015

    Washington: The mainstream US media has described the India visit of US President Barack Obama as a successful foreign policy initiative, with a leading daily saying his "personal chemistry" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi is helping steer Indo-US relations. As Obama wrapped up his three-day trip to India, the media said...
  • UK boy expelled from school for insulting teacher on Facebook January 27, 2015

    London: A 14-year-old boy in the UK has been expelled from school after he posted insults about his head teacher's hair colour, looks and weight on Facebook. Jordan Ford took to the social media site after teachers told him his dyed red hair was not acceptable for school. He copied a...
  • Pakistan media highlights Obama's India visit, nuclear deal January 26, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistani media on Monday gave extensive coverage to US President Barack Obama's visit to India, highlighting the breakthrough in the civil nuclear deal and renewal of a 10-year defence cooperation between the two countries. Obama arrived in New Delhi on Sunday and in a departure from protocol, Prime Minister...
  • American media largely ignores Obama's India visit, some give cursory coverage January 25, 2015

    Washington: Indian media has been covering the US President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama's visit to India non-stop. Indeed, it is one of the biggest media events of the New Year. But, the American media has largely ignored Obama's visit to India to be the chief guest...
  • Islamic terrorists celebrate Saudi King's death online January 23, 2015

    Beirut: Islamic terrorists and their supporters celebrated the death of Saudi King Abdullah on social media on Friday, many of them describing him as a "servant" of the Americans who conspired with the West to kill Muslims. Abdullah, who died at the age of 90, began battling al-Qaeda terrorists around a...
  • Delhi polls: Workshop held for media to sensitise them on paid news January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Aiming at curbing electoral malpractices like paid news ahead of the Assembly polls, a workshop was held for senior media persons and cable operators by the office of Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer on Monday. The focus of the workshop was also to sensitise media on the instructions relating to...
  • Watch: Arun Jaitley's lecture on freedom and responsibility of media January 19, 2015

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley gives lecture on freedom and responsibility of media at Justice JS Verma Memorial on Sunday. Jaitley slams media for invading privacy of individuals and running media trials. ...
  • Facebook, Twitter use does not increase stress: Study January 18, 2015

    Washington: Facebook and Twitter users do not experience increased stress than non-users, but are more aware of negative events in their friends' lives, a new study has found. The study by the Pew Research Centre surveyed the stress levels of 1,801 adults with the widely used Perceived Stress Scale, which asks...