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  • Twitter now lets you receive DMs from anyone, even if you don't follow them April 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter has tweaked its Direct Messages feature that will now allow you to send a one-to-one message to anyone without them having to follow you first. The new Direct Messages setting will make private conversations easier, without the need to go through the usual 'follow' profile rule. All you need...
  • Twitter will now insert promoted tweets in your profile page April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Ads, ads, and more ads. Twitter is going to be the next platform where you will enter the world of 140-character ads. The microblogging and social media network has decided that it is going to soon adorn your Twitter profile with promoted tweets as part of its latest...
  • Taraji P Henson apologizes for racial profiling allegation March 28, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actress Taraji P. Henson has apologized to police in the Southern California city of Glendale for accusing an officer of racially profiling her son. Henson posted a statement on Instagram Friday afternoon, hours after the Glendale Police Department released video of a traffic stop of the actress' son that...
  • Bengaluru: Matrimonial profile of girl claiming not to be a marriage material goes viral March 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: The matrimonial profile of a 24-year-old engineer from Bengaluru has gone viral. A software engineer, Indhuja Pillai created a webpage to rebel against her parents plan to get her married off. She has put up the website for her marriage after her parents' sponsored an advertisement in a newspaper which...
  • Human DNA Profiling Bill likely in Budget session: Centre to SC January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Government intends to introduce the Human DNA Profiling Bill, to enable identification of bodies and missing persons and create a DNA database, in the upcoming Budget Session of Parliament. In an affidavit filed before the Supreme Court, the Department of Biotechnology said that in accordance with the apex court...
  • Arvind Panagariya: 62-year-old Indian-American economist, first Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog January 5, 2015

    Economist Arvind Panagariya on Monday has been appointed as first Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog along with six members and three special invitees. 62-year-old Panagariya is an Indian-American economist and Professor of Economics at Columbia University. He will be the first Vice Chairman of the body. The previous avatar, the Planning...
  • Harvard University sued over 'racial profiling' November 18, 2014

    New York: A nonprofit group filed a lawsuit on Monday against Harvard University, accusing the world-famous Ivy League institution of racial profiling in its admissions policies. Students for Fair Admissions says Harvard limits the number of Asian Americans it admits while giving preference to other races, according to the Project on...
  • Devendra Fadnavis: An 'Ajathashathru' & young achiever in politics October 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis was born on 22 July 1970. He has been the president of Maharashtra state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party and an MLA from Nagpur. He has also served as Mayor of Nagpur. His political career started in the early nineties, when he joined the BJP as...
  • Mumbai: FIR against impostors faking Raj Thackeray's identity online September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: An FIR was registered against unidentified people on Thursday, for allegedly creating fake social media accounts of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray as well as posting "objectionable pictures" of the MNS chief and his family members online, the police said. "An FIR has been registered against unidentified persons...
  • CISF revamps security at airports, starts tactical profiling of passengers August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Security Industrial Force (CISF) is revamping the security protocols at all the airports by starting passenger profiling along with the drill of frisking passengers. The central paramilitary has issued directions to all its Airport Security Groups to start an intelligent profiling of air travellers in order...
  • Vishnu Deo Sai, face of Scheduled Tribes in Chhattisgarh May 26, 2014

    Vishnu Deo Sai, face of Scheduled Tribes in Chhattisgarh, is the lone representative from the state to be sworn in as Minister of State in the Narendra Modi government. 50yearold Sai, a fourth time MP, represents Raigarh constituency. Sai, a tribal leader, was crucial in ensuring BJP's victory in Chhattisgarh Assembly and...
  • Kiren Rijiju, a youth leader from Arunachal Pradesh May 26, 2014

    From a grassroot worker to the post of BJP national secretary and now to Parliament, Kiren Rijiju, a youth leader from Arunachal Pradesh, has travelled a long way. Born in November 19, 1971 at Nakhu Village under Nafra circle in West kameng district, Rijiju is a firebrand young leader who has...
  • Sudarshan Bhagat, from a student leader to MoS May 26, 2014

    A Vidyarthi Parishad leader during undivided Bihar in the early 1990s, twotime MP Sudarshan Bhagat is the lone face from Jharkhand in the Narendra Modi government. The 45yearold Bhagat, elected as MLA in the 2000 Assembly elections held during the undivided Bihar, became Minister of State in the Babulal Marandiled NDA...
  • Upendra Kushwaha, an antiNitish force in Bihar May 26, 2014

    A former close supporter of outgoing Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Upendra Kushwaha helped NDA make inroads in backward castes voters in Bihar in the current Lok Sabha poll. Elevated to the post of Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly in 2004 in his very first outing as MLA from Jandaha...
  • VK Singh, former Indian Army chief now a minister May 26, 2014

    Controversial former Army Chief Gen VK Singh, who was made the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Narendra Modi government, has somewhat of chequered past with one episode being a long unsuccessful battle with the UPA government over his age issue. Singh, 63, lost the legal battle over his age...
  • Harsimrat Kaur, Akali Dal's face in Parliament May 26, 2014

    Daughterinlaw of Punjab Chief Minister Parakash Singh Badal, Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal is a prominent face of the party in Parliament. Belonging to the powerful political family of Punjab, she was elected for the second time from Bhatinda Lok Sabha seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections after defeating...
  • Uma Bharti, former Madhya Pradesh CM and Hindutva mascot May 26, 2014

    A firebrand leader and Hindutva mascot, Uma Bharti has always hogged the limelight whether she was with BJP or out of it. This is the second time that the saffron clad leader, often referred to as 'sadhvi', has become a Union minister in an NDA government. Raised by Vijaya Raje Scindia of...
  • Arun Jaitley, former Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha May 26, 2014

    Few people in the central leadership of BJP could claim to have the ears of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Arun Jaitley can. Jaitley (61) defended Modi vigrously when future appeared uncertain for the then Gujarat Chief Minister following 2002 riots and played a crucial rule in his rise to the top...
  • Nitin Gadkari, former BJP president and an able administrator May 26, 2014

    Firmly ensconced as a key member of Narendra Modi's core group, Nitin Gadkari, who earned the distinction of being the youngest BJP president, is known as an able administrator with innovative approaches. A firsttimer in Lok sabha, Gadkari, 57, has had a long innings in Maharashtra as minister and Leader of...
  • Rajnath's seamless journey from party President to Modi's cabinet May 26, 2014

    Rajnath Singh, the teacher turned politician, is returning to government in a seamless journey from a party president, under whose stewardship the BJP has returned to power with highest ever tally. 62yearold Singh, who steadfastly announced Modi's name as BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate despite opposition from seniors like L K Advani,...
  • Ram Vilas Paswan, a prominent Dalit face of Narendra Modi government May 26, 2014

    A seasoned politician, Ram Vilas Paswan is credited with removing the tag of 'political untouchability' from Narendra Modi by being the first to rejoin the NDA which he had quit following the 2002 Gujarat riots. Known in political circles for correctly judging which way the wind was blowing, the 67yearold Lok...
  • Twitter's new redesigned profile review: Bigger but not necessarily better April 23, 2014

    Now that Twitter is letting all its users get a feel of its new profile design overhaul, here is an updated version of the review that was first posted two months ago, when Twitter let only a few users test the new super-sized Twitter profile. In the initial review, I didn't...
  • Review: Twitter's new profile redesign is bloated but rich in information February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A few days ago Mashable assistant features editor Matt Petronzio spotted a major overhaul of his Twitter profile page and this morning it was my turn to be surprised with a supersized Twitter profile. I would have thought it to be some CSS error, if I wasn't already aware...
  • Profile: New chess World Champion Magnus Carlsen November 23, 2013

    A grandmaster at 13 and a world champion at 22 Magnus Carlsen certainly knows how to breach a fortress with carefully planned and timed moves, that take him to an unarmed King and his throne. With his victory over fivetime world champion from India, Viswanathan Anand, in Chennai, the babyfaced...
  • Manmohan Singh turns 81: 20 Most hilarious tweets from detractors to PM September 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Even though Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has announced his decision to not celebrate his 81st birthday in the wake of the twin terror attack in Jammu, nothing can deter his detractors from mocking him. From observing September 26 as 'Maun Diwas' (a direct jab at his reluctance to...
  • CLT20: Chennai Super Kings favourites to win their second title September 20, 2013

    Despite their loss to Mumbai Indians in the IPL6 final and failure to bag their third IPL title, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will enter the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) 2013 as one of the hot favourites. The MS Dhoni-led side was the first Indian team to win the event in...
  • Navy Yard shooting suspect's past shows flashes of violence September 17, 2013

    Signs that Aaron Alexis had a violent streak surfaced at least as far back as 2004, when he removed a gun from his waistband, chambered a round and shot out a man's car tires in a burst of anger triggered by what he said was "disrespect." What drove 34-year-old Alexis, the...
  • Your Facebook posts hint at your feelings of self-esteem September 15, 2013

    Washington: People with lower self-esteem are more concerned with what others post about them on Facebook and continuously monitor their wall, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found. However, users with higher self-esteem are more interested in adding information to their personal profiles on the social network, researchers said. According...
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad out to impress once again September 15, 2013

    After their spirited display in the sixth season of the IPL, the upbeat Sunrisers Hyderabad will once again look to impress their fans when they start their campaign in the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20). Hyderabad finished fourth in the IPL 6 points table after being eliminated by Rajasthan Royals,...
  • Youth arrested for making fake Facebook profile of woman August 30, 2013

    Cyberabad Police have arrested a youth from Bangalore on the charge of creating fake profile of a city-based woman on Facebook and threatening her for rejecting his love proposal. N Santosh Kumar alias Kiran, working in a private company in Bangalore and a native of Pavagada in Tumkur district of Karnataka,...