MEDIA

  • Delhi polls: Workshop held for media to sensitise them on paid news 1 week ago

    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...
  • Arun Jaitley slams media, says media trials must be avoided in high profile cases January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday slammed the media for invading privacy of individuals and running media trials. The remarks assume significance as Congress MP Shashi Tharoor recently hit out at the media for being prosecutor, judge and jury in his wife Sunanda Pushkar death...
  • Hyderabad Police arrests engineer over suspected links with Islamic State January 17, 2015

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police on Saturday arrested a 22-year-old engineer over suspected links with the Islamic State. The engineer was arrested while attempting to fly to Dubai on Thursday. Police said Salman Moinuddin is a resident of Hyderabad's Asif Nagar and was planning to join his partner, a UK-national, and travel to...
  • Sunanda death case: Shashi Tharoor slams media for being prosecutor, jury, judge January 16, 2015

    Congress MP Shashi Tharoor slammed the media for considering themselves above and beyond law. Various accusations are being made against Tharoor in his wife Sunanda Pushkar death case. Tharoor said, "Some people clearly decide that they can be prosecutor, witness, jury, judge and executioner and call themselves television achors. As...
  • Shashi Tharoor hits out at media, says news reports are defamatory January 15, 2015

    Kolkata: Congress MP and former Union minister Shashi Tharoor, who is likely to be questioned in the next few days, accused the media on Thursday of being irresponsible and defaming him. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN and for the first time after the police registered FIR in the murder of his...
  • Shashi Tharoor mobbed by media, evades questions on Sunanda case January 14, 2015

    Kolkata: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday was mobbed by television reporters after he evaded answering any question related to the murder case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. Tharoor who was in Kolkata to attend the inauguration of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF) maintained silence as television journalists kept on...
  • Amitabh Bachchan gets Social Media Person of the Year award January 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, an active blogger and user of different social networks, has been named the Social Media Person of the Year, by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). The event is still due to happen in the capital, but since Big B won't be able to make...
  • 'You let the world down', US media slams Obama for not attending Paris unity march January 13, 2015

    Washington: A Republican US senator lambasted the White House on Monday for not sending a top American official to a Paris unity march after deadly Islamic militant attacks in that city, and a New York tabloid headline screamed "You let the world down." The image of Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu and...
  • US Central Command Twitter feed appears hacked by Islamic State sympathizers January 12, 2015

    Washington: The US Central Command Twitter feed appeared to have been hacked on Monday by people claiming to be Islamic State sympathizers. "In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, the CyberCaliphate continues its CyberJihad," the Centcom Twitter feed said. The Twitter account published a list of generals and...
  • US media asks why Barack Obama did not attend Paris Charlie Hebdo rally January 12, 2015

    The absence of President Barack Obama or any top members of his administration from a huge march in Paris on Sunday to honour victims of Islamist militant attacks raised eyebrows among some in the US media. French President Francois Hollande and some 44 foreign dignitaries, including leaders from Germany, Italy, Britain,...
  • Facebook most popular social network: US study January 11, 2015

    Washington: Facebook is by far the most popular social media website with its large base of "very active" users visiting the site daily, a new survey of American internet users has found. The survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that while Facebook remains the most popular social media...
  • 'Je Suis Charlie' message goes viral after Paris attack January 8, 2015

    Messages of condolence, outrage and defiance over the Paris terrorist attack on a newspaper office spread quickly around the world on Wednesday with thousands of people taking to the streets to protest the killings and using the slogan "Je Suis Charlie" on social media. Many who poured into Place de la...
  • Middle class, youth may fight their battle on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp January 7, 2015

    Bengaluru/Thiruvananthapuram: The India of 2015 may see democratic protests taking a new shape as India's middle-class is finding new ways to question the authorities and may fight their battle Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp. Detractors would argue that the new age protester would light a candle only when a problem hits...
  • AP CM's popularity rises across social networking platforms January 4, 2015

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is gaining in popularity on various social networking platforms, including garnering over 4.3 lakh followers on Twitter. "The number of followers of Naidu's Twitter page is 4,37,696, while the number of likes on his Facebook page is 3,38,114 and the number of likes...
  • 'Make in India' Facebook page adds one member every 3 seconds January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' campaign adds a new member every three seconds on its Facebook page and has become the most sought after government initiative ever on any digital media platform. Make in India has seen an overwhelming response on its digital platforms like Facebook...
  • Preserving credibility biggest challenge before media: PM Modi January 3, 2015

    Kolhapur: Preserving its credibility is the biggest challenge before the media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday as he emphasised the importance of criticism in "purifying" democracy but deprecated the practice of levelling accusations. "Democracy will come to a standstill if there is no criticism. Water is clean when flowing...
  • Respect for media to be inducted in Delhi Police curriculum January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Friday said that a subject on how to deal with media and respect them will be inducted into the curriculum for the fresh recruits in Delhi police. Replying to a question related to an incident where a journalist was allegedly assaulted by a...
  • UP CM Akhilesh Yadav courts controversy over 'PK' slip, denies charges January 2, 2015

    Lucknow: An inadvertent slip by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav while declaring Bollywood hit 'PK' as tax free has not only earned him criticism on the social media but a social activist has also moved an application for lodging an FIR, accusing him of piracy. "People had been telling me...
  • Mamata Banerjee debuts on Twitter January 1, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday debuted on micro-blogging site Twitter and greeted the people on New year. Her very first tweet from '@MamataOfficial' read: "A New Year. A new beginning for me on Twitter". "Mamata Banerjee has always been comfortable addressing large gatherings and comfortable in communicating with...
  • Social media may help fight AIDS: Study December 29, 2014

    Los Angeles: Social media such as Twitter and Facebook can be a valuable tool in the fight against HIV, a new study has found. Researchers demonstrated social media can prompt high-risk populations to request at-home testing kits for the virus that causes AIDS, suggesting a way to potentially boost testing...
  • Odisha: BJP bats for social media December 28, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Describing social media as a powerful tool to change people's mindset, BJP on Sunday said it would be used by the party to highlight achievements of Narendra Modi government at the centre and "misrule" of BJD in Odisha. "The achievements made by the BJP-led government at the Centre and misrule...
  • AirAsia mourns with grey logo after plane goes missing December 28, 2014

    Jakarta: AirAsia on Sunday changed its bright fiery red logo to grey on its Twitter and Facebook pages after its aircraft, carrying 162 passengers, went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore. AirAsia Flight QZ8501 with 155 people on board -- including one British, one Malaysian, one Singaporean, three Koreans, --...
  • Chinese official under scrutiny for wearing expensive belt December 27, 2014

    Beijing: A government official in China's central province has been placed under judicial investigation after a photograph of him seen wearing an expensive Louis Vuitton belt went viral on social media. Li Jianguo, general manager of a state-owned hydropower company in Rucheng county in Hunan Province, was lambasted by users on...
  • Jharkhand elections result: Reaction on social media December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: As the trends emerge, it is becoming clear that the Bharatiya Janata Party may fall short of magical number of 41 to be able to form government in Jharkhand. After stunning victory in Lok Sabha and assembly elections, the BJP was riding high on the Narendra Modi wave...
  • Mamata biggest beneficiary of Saradha Media: Kunal Ghosh December 22, 2014

    Kolkata: Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh on Monday alleged that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was the biggest beneficiary of Saradha Media, an arm of the Saradha Group embroiled in a multi-crore chit fund scam, during his deposition before a city court. "If anyone has derived most benefit...
  • CEO of Life: In conversation with LinkedIn's Nishant Rao December 21, 2014

    How to be successful in business? How 'age' is just a number in terms of success? How can one inspire and set examples for others to emulate? Expect to find the answers on CEO if on CNN-IBN's upcoming series 'CEO of Life'. CNN-IBN's Business Editor Karma Paljor speaks to LinkedIn...
  • ED probing beneficiary of Rs 425 cr IPL facilitation fee December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate is investigating the "actual beneficiary" of the Rs 425 crore facilitation fee paid for award of 10-year media rights for the IPL cricket matches to World Sports Group in 2009. The government, in an Action Taken report to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, said the...
  • Australian media laud Lyon after thrilling Test win December 14, 2014

    Sydney: Australian media on Sunday hailed off-spinner Nathan Lyon for his match-winning performance in the first Adelaide Test against India and ranked his achievements alongside bowling great Shane Warne. The 27-year-old claimed seven wickets in India's second innings and 12 for the match to take the home side to a thrilling...