MEDIA

  • Battle of the best streaming TV devices: Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Roku 3 vs Apple TV vs Google Nexus Player 6 hours 54 minutes ago

    New York: Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV. For about $100, you can get a great streaming TV device to do that. Or for about a third of that, you can get a pretty good one. Content selection varies, but...
  • Happy that administration got support of media and locals: Mohan Lal Khattar 3 days ago

    "We were successful in carrying out this operation without any innocent losing their life. Happy that administration got support of media and locals," said Haryana CM Mohan Lal Khattar commenting on self-styled godman Rampal. ...
  • Sydney will get a dose of Modi-mania on his quick-fire, high-energy visit, says Australian media 6 days ago

    Sydney: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday arrived on a whirlwind six-hour visit to Sydney on the second leg of his four-city tour of Australia. Australians newspapers and media are abuzz over Modi's visit to Australia. "Modi fever grips Sydney," said a headline in the Canberra Times. "The city will...
  • BJP fails to attract huge crowd at election rallies, uses media to woo voters in Kashmir 6 days ago

    Srinagar: To accomplish 'Mission-44 plus' in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, which is impossible without opening account in the Muslim majority Kashmir Valley, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to use local leading newspapers to woo the voters in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Notwithstanding the stunning...
  • Kolkata Police manhandles media persons who try to speak to Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh November 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Police pushed and shoved media persons outside the SSKM hospital on Saturday while making way for Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh who was being taken to Bangur Institute of Neurology for medical tests, a day after he allegedly committed suicide inside the jail. The policemen guarding Ghosh were seen pushing...
  • Watch: Vladimir Putin got flak for what he put on the first lady's shoulders November 13, 2014

    US President Barack Obama and Russian President Putin are getting lampooned on social media for their antics. ...
  • Social media triggering low self-esteem among teenage girls November 10, 2014

    London: The surge in online communication and social media coupled with economic downturn seven years ago have left many teenage girls with low self-esteem, reveals a British survey. The survey that included 30,000 students found a worrying drop in the number of 14- and 15-year-olds, particularly girls, who say they feel...
  • Media is tarnishing Bengaluru's image: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah November 6, 2014

    Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah also blames the media for tarnishing Bengaluru's image. "I request media to not make this a sensitive issue. We have taken all measures, we are serious about the issue," said Siddaramaiah. ...
  • University offers course on 'wasting time on the Internet' November 3, 2014

    Washington: A prestigious Ivy League University is offering a new course on 'wasting time on the Internet' which requires students to stare at a screen for hours and only interact via chat rooms and social media. The Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania is offering the course titled "Wasting...
  • Bangladesh media doyen gets death sentence for 1971 war crimes November 2, 2014

    Dhaka: Top leader of fundamentalist Jamaat- e-Islami party and Bangladeshi media tycoon Mir Quasem Ali was sentenced to death on Sunday by a special war crimes court for atrocities he committed during the 1971 independence war against Pakistan, days after the party's chief was given capital punishment on identical charges. "He...
  • Hyderabad Police keeps tab on people getting drawn towards ISIS via social media November 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: While India may not have joined the US-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) but security agencies were keeping a close track of Indians who may be getting drawn towards the group via social media. The situation was alarming as more educated young people seem...
  • Security beefed up at Vadra's residence November 2, 2014

    Security has been tightened outside the residence of businessman Robert Vadra's house following the controversy over 'assaulting' a reporter who questioned about his land deals in Haryana. ...
  • ANI Editor rubbishes Robert Vadra's claims that he didn't know it was a journalist November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Businessman and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's claims that he did not know the reporter whom he had pushed away for questioning about his land deals was from a news organisation has been rubbished by the Editor-in-Chief of ANI. "It is there in the visual where you...
  • J&K government yet to take action after DIG's son boasts of power on social media October 29, 2014

    In a shocking misuse of power, the son of the DIG Jammu has posted pictures of his father's subordinates tying his shoes, doubling up as a caddie with high handed captions leading to criticism from all quarters. ...
  • Abuse of power by Jammu DIG exposed: Should the government step in? October 29, 2014

    In an embarrassment for a top policeman in Jammu and Kashmir, photographs showing abuse of power by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in Jammu have gone viral. The photographs were posted by the DIG's son on social media. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether the...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Police arrest law student for Facebook comment 'I love Hudhud' October 29, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Two people have been arrested in Andhra Pradesh for posting comments on social media sites on Cyclone Hudhud which hit the state earlier in October. A law student was arrested by CID officials in Guntur after he posted comments saying "I love Hudhud and that nature was taking revenge...
  • J&K DIG's son boasts of power, posts pictures of man tying his father's shoe laces on social media October 29, 2014

    Srinagar: In an embarrassment for a top policeman in Jammu and Kashmir, photographs showing abuse of power by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in Jammu have gone viral. The photographs were posted by the DIG's son on social media. The photographs include one of a man helping DIG Shakeel Beig...
  • J&K polls: BJP to tap social media to reach out to voters October 28, 2014

    Jammu: With BJP keen to replicate its success in Haryana and Maharashtra in the upcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the party has decided to utilize social media to reach out to the voters in the state. During the Lok Sahba elections held earlier this year, the social media...
  • PM Narendra Modi praises media, says writing about Clean India drive is service to nation October 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met journalists for the first time after assuming the office at the BJP headquarters in the national capital. Modi praised the media for their coverage and reporting on Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan'. Modi said, "You have turned your pen into a broom from my...
  • Harassment a common part of online life: Survey October 23, 2014

    New York: A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life. The first-of-its-kind report by the Pew Research Centre found that nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the Internet have witnessed online harassment. Forty per cent have experienced...
  • Social media war over 'Yes' or 'No' to firecrackers October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: We are living in dangerous times. The hyper social media 'activism' has made everything sensitive these days. It seems almost everybody is facing a Hamletian dilemma of 'to do or not do or 'to be or not to be'. The latest debate is over bursting of firecrackers during...
  • Monica Lewinsky joins twitter October 21, 2014

    Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern whose affair with Bill Clinton led to his impeachment, has joined twitter. She described herself as a social activist and public speaker among other things. ...
  • Social media helps find missing Indian girl in Sharjah October 20, 2014

    Sharjah: A minor Indian girl, who went missing from her home in Sharjah, was found after some five hours -- thanks to social media spreading information about her, media reported Monday. "The missing eight-year-old girl was spotted by a passerby near Joy Alukkas Centre in Rolla," Khaleej Times quoted her father...
  • IBN7 to relaunch with the new tagline 'Hausla Hai' on Sunday October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: IBN7 is evolving. Taking its rich legacy of being India's channel of impact forward, IBN7 is being relaunched on Sunday. With the spirit of Utsaah, Umang and Umeed of a new changing India, the channel is set to reposition itself with the new tag line Hausla Hai. A...
  • Delhi Traffic Police asks people to use Facebook, Whatsapp to complain illegal parking October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Traffic Police, in its effort to curb parking mafia in the national capital, has asked people to come forward and complain about illegal parking in the city through their Facebook page and traffic helpline numbers 1095. Delhiites can also lodge such complaints at Delhi Police's anti-corruption WhatsApp helpline...
  • China arrests 25 in media coverage extortion case October 10, 2014

    Beijing: Twenty-five employees of Chinese media, including journalists of a prominent business newspaper website, have been arrested for allegedly extorting money from companies in return for favorable coverage, in a crackdown on paid-news in the country. The Shanghai Prosecution Service arrested Liu Dong, president of the 21st Century Business Herald's...
  • Time to scrap laws which turn ordinary men into criminals! October 10, 2014

    Beginning Saturday, 4 October 2014, the death of Raghavendra Guruprasad and his two boys has been discussed in newspapers, on TV channels, and in the social media. For those who have not heard about him, Guruprasad was an ordinary Indian male, with above average intelligence, who worked hard to...
  • Maharashtra polls: BJP pulls advertisements that triggered jokes on social media October 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The BJP has withdrawn a series of advertisements rhetorically asking "Kuthe neun thevlay Maharashtra maajha? (Where have you taken my Maharashtra?)" that attracted severe criticism from various quarters. "The ads have been dropped, but that is a scheduled action and has nothing to do with criticism or ridicule they...
  • HC asks police to use social media, mobile in tracing missing persons October 9, 2014

    Madurai: Madras High Court Bench on Thursday suggested police personnel be trained in modern technologies including the use of computers, social media, mobile phones and Global Positioning System (GPS), in tracing missing persons. A bench comprising Justices S Manikumar and VS Ravi, in a common interim order on...
  • Maharashtra polls: Parties take social media route to woo voters October 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Taking a cue from the success of BJP's online campaign in Lok Sabha election, the other parties have opened up their war chest to spend on social media to expand the reach of their mass contact campaign for the Maharashtra Assembly polls. The NCP, staring at a massive anti-incumbency factor,...