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  • 'Modi at Madison' hashtag trends on Twitter -1597984194 minutes ago

    New York: On social networking site Twitter, "#ModiAtMadison" was among top trending hashtags as Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rapturous crowd of NRIs at the Madison Square Garden. It was free for all on Twitter as Modi spoke for over an hour generating numerous tweets in favour and against his...
  • US efforts to court Modi 'ludicrous': Chinese media January 16, 1410

    Beijing: Terming US efforts to woo Prime Minister Narendra Modi after denying him a visa as "quite ludicrous," an article in the Chinese state-run media on Sunday said America plans to revitalise its relations with India to boost its China containment policy. "The hospitality Modi enjoys in the US this time...
  • Facebook most effective in engaging young people in politics: Study 3 days ago

    Melbourne: An increase in social media use leads to more political participation by young people, with Facebook being the most effective channel, a new study has found. The study surveyed 3,600 young people, aged between 16-29 years, across Australia, the UK and the US, 90 per cent of whom use Facebook...
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad pitches for self regulation by media 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Pitching for self regulation by the media, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that great responsibility comes with freedom and flagged issues like paid news, trial by media and fake sting operations as matters which have to be dealt with. He also said that...
  • Indian films high on pervasive stereotyping and sexualisation of women: UN report September 24, 2014

    United Nations: India tops the chart in showing attractive women in its movies and as much as 35 per cent of these female characters are shown with some nudity, finds a first-ever UN sponsored global study of female characters in popular films across the world. The study, commissioned by the...
  • Deepika Padukone vs TOI, a journalist's point of view: Bravo Deepika, but forcing the moral glove to fit everyone is as wrong as assuming that actors who show skin are 'asking for it' September 23, 2014

    I have worked with online publications for some time now and commissioned countless photo features of film stars spotted both on and off screen in the course of my career as an editor and web producer. I have a personal stake in the ongoing standoff between one of India's largest...
  • Don't hit below the belt, rake up old issue: Ajit Pawar September 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar on Sunday took to the Facebook to make an appeal that his political rivals and media should not hit "below the belt" and rake up old issues. Pawar, who came in for intensive flak for his...
  • Delhi metro train exteriors now to carry advertisements September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The exterior of some Delhi Metro trains will be available for advertising as the corporation will be permitting wraps to augment nonoperational revenues, an official statement said on Sunday. "To augment the nonoperational revenues, Delhi Metro has awarded exclusive rights for displaying advertising materials, including pictures, printed material, electronic...
  • Madras High Court seeks details of cyber crime complaints September 17, 2014

    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 September 17, 2014

    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 September 17, 2014

    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 September 16, 2014

    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 September 15, 2014

    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 September 14, 2014

    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 September 14, 2014

    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 AK47 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 September 14, 2014

    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 September 13, 2014

    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 September 11, 2014

    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 September 11, 2014

    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? September 10, 2014

    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'. ...
  • Telangana CM KCR's daughter backs him, says there's no question of sorry September 10, 2014

    In an exclusive inter view with CNNIBN Telangana CM K Chandrsekhar Rao's daughter K Kavitha defendes her father after he 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 interview is as...
  • Will bury the media 10 feet under the earth if it insults Telangana: CM KCR warns news channels September 10, 2014

    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. CNNIBN 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 icecold 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 incharge 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 tancoloured 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...