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  • Tension grips Kheteta village over a damaged madarsa wall August 9, 2014

    Communal tension prevailed in Kheteta village under Aliganj police station area of Bareilly district when a madarsa wall was partially damaged on Friday, following a dispute over prayer site. SP (rural), Brijesh Srivastava on Saturday said that there was a move to start Friday namaz in a private madarsa after installing a...
  • Saving the Ganga: The majestic and mystical world of Sundarban August 9, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Environment Editor Bahar Dutt tracks the river Ganga, from the Himalayas down to the Sunderbans. The Sundarban is a UN World Heritage site over parts of India and Bangladesh. The name Sundarban comes from the Sundari tree found in the mangroves here. ...
  • Collector bans inflammatory posts on social networking sites ahead of festive season August 7, 2014

    The district administration banned the inflammatory posts on social networking sites ahead of festive season, a precautionary measure after such posts led to communal tension in the neighbouring Khandwa town last month. "Due to the Khandwa incident and the festival season, the district administration has decided to ban inflammatory and objectionable...
  • Ahead of festive season, Collector bans inflammatory posts on social networking sites August 6, 2014

    The district administration on Wednesday banned the inflammatory posts on social networking sites ahead of festive season, a precautionary measure after such posts led to communal tension in the neighbouring Khandwa town last month. "Due to the Khandwa incident and the festival season, the district administration has decided to ban inflammatory...
  • Medak: Protests break out at accident site where 17 children were killed July 25, 2014

    Medak (Telangana): Protests broke out at the site of a horrific accident in Medak district of Telangana in which 17 school children were killed. The bus driver and cleaner, were also killed when Nanded-Secunderabad Passenger train collided with the bus on the railway track at around 9 AM on Thursday. The...
  • Monitors gain better access to crash site in eastern Ukraine July 20, 2014

    Ukraine: International monitors said on Saturday they had been allowed to see more of the site where a Malaysian airliner crashed in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, though gunmen still stopped them approaching some of the wreckage. In sometimes tense scenes with pro-Russian rebels clearly uncomfortable at having observers and the press present,...
  • Lack of security at Malaysian plane crash site unacceptable: US July 20, 2014

    Washington: The United States on Saturday condemned "unacceptable" insecurity at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet in Ukraine, renewing calls for better access to the debris amid reports of evidence tampering. "The site is not secure, and there are multiple reports of bodies being removed, parts of the...
  • Unesco draws action plan to safeguard Iraqi heritage July 18, 2014

    Paris: Concerned about illicit excavation of archaeological sites and trafficking of artefacts in conflict-torn Iraq, Unesco on Friday said cultural heritage experts have agreed on an "emergency response action plan" to safeguard the country's rich and diverse cultural heritage. The plan, held in consultation with Iraqi and international cultural heritage experts,...
  • How to respond to negative comments on Facebook June 29, 2014

    There are times when our opinions on a given subject differ from those of our friends and acquaintances. And with the widespread use of social networking sites, such disagreements are often expressed on public platforms than in person. It is observed that difference in opinions often lead to clash of...
  • Quiz: These 31 World Heritage sites in India are recognised by UNESCO. Can you identify them? June 24, 2014

    There are 31 World Heritage Sites in India recognised by UNESCO. All of these are places of natural and cultural importance in India. The first two sites from India made it to the World Heritage sites list way back in the year 1983! Can you identify all of these...
  • Gujarat's 'Rani Ki Vav' in Unesco heritage site list, Modi hails move June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Rani ki Vav (queen's stepwell), in Gujarat's Patan town, has been added to Unesco's list of World Heritage sites, an official statement said Sunday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the decision, calling it a "matter of great pride" for the state. "Rani Ki Vav in Patan, Gujarat, has been...
  • Beas tragedy: Special search fails, rescuers to use site-scan radar June 14, 2014

    Mandi: The rescue agencies have decided to use site-scan radar for underwater search to trace the 17 missing engineering students from Hyderabad, who had drowned in the Beas river, after Saturday's special search operation yielded no results. "We have procured a site-scan radar for underwater search and divers will be provided...
  • Twitter in talks to buy audio-sharing site SoundCloud: Report June 7, 2014

    Bangalore: Microblogging platform Twitter Inc has been in talks with Berlin-based audio sharing website SoundCloud in its efforts to add a music service to its offering, the Financial Times reported citing people familiar with the matter. Twitter has weighed up deals worth billions of dollars and has also considered buying music-streaming...
  • Blocking porn websites in India not possible, would cause greater harm: Centre to SC May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Blocking all websites with pornographic content in the country is not possible and it would cause more harm as literary content containing such words would also not be available for public on Internet, the Centre today told the Supreme Court. Appearing before a bench headed by Justice B...
  • Want to be taken seriously on Twitter? Here are 8 tips for you April 21, 2014

    Would you ever bother to entertain a salesperson, who reaches your doorstep in stained jammies, unkempt hair, and fails to even articulate the features of what he has on offer? You might, but I believe, most of us won't. It is instinctive that we tend to pay more attention to...
  • Obsessed with selfies? You may be mentally ill April 14, 2014

    London: Taking lots of selfies is not an addiction but a symptom of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), psychologists warn. "Two out of three of all the patients who come to see me with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) since the rise of camera phones have a compulsion to repeatedly take and post...
  • Gujarat: 50 per cent LS poll nominees 'unsocial' on net April 13, 2014

    Poll fever has caught up big time on social media but surprisingly 50 per cent of Lok Sabha nominees from three major parties in Gujarat either don't prefer it for canvassing or stick to 'old school' techniques rather than logging on Facebook or Twitter. As per the affidavits filed by candidates...
  • Online dating site OkCupid urges users to boycott Firefox, protests Mozilla's new CEO's anti-gay marriage views April 1, 2014

    San Francisco: OkCupid.com, the popular online dating site, called for a boycott of Mozilla Firefox to protest the world's No. 2 Web browser naming a gay marriage opponent as chief executive. OkCupid visitors who accessed the website through Firefox on Monday were told in a message to use other browsers such...
  • LS polls: Facebook cracking down on fake 'likes' March 31, 2014

    With politicians boosting their social media presence in the poll season using fake online followers, Facebook has started cracking down on fraudulent accounts showing suspicious high number of 'likes'. Data from the Facebook team show that close to 52,000 pages exist for politicians and political parties in India. Of them 60...
  • Man duped of $70,000 on OkCupid.com sues the dating site March 23, 2014

    New Delhi: User of an online dating site, OkCupid.com, has filed a lawsuit against the site after a man he met on the site duped him of over $70,000. According to the complainant, the website is to be held responsible for failing to effectively screen members and communicate the risks...
  • Furious reaction, political split after Turkey bans Twitter March 22, 2014

    Turkey's ban on Twitter ahead of bitterly contested elections brought a furious reaction at home and abroad on Friday, with users of the social networking service denouncing the move as a "digital coup" and the president expressing his disapproval. A court blocked access to Twitter after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's defiant...
  • CPM goes online to court young voters March 18, 2014

    The CPM on Tuesday went online by logging into its Facebook account and Twitter handle, a move aimed at wooing young electors, a sizeable number of whom would be first-time voters in the coming Lok Sabha elections. "As the new generation is more comfortable in these form of social media, we...
  • Facebook can create an epidemic of wellbeing March 13, 2014

    You may be worried about airborne virus that can bring cold or flu but what about emotional contagion spreading fast via online social networks? According to a new research, Facebook feelings are contagious. Positive posts beget positive posts and negative posts beget negative ones - with the positive posts being more...
  • Flickr turns 10: A timeline of the photo-sharing site's milestones February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Flickr, the popular online photo-sharing site owned by Yahoo, turned 10 on February 10. Yahoo last year had redesigned the Flickr website to emphasise photos rather than text or white space, as was the case previously. Photos are bigger and shared in full resolution rather than compressed into...
  • Can't block pornographic sites on our own: ISPs tell SC January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Internet Service Providers (ISPs) on Monday told the Supreme Court that it is practically and technically impossible for them to block pornographic sites without orders from court and government and they cannot be made liable for the objectionable contents of the sites. In its reply to a PIL requesting...
  • Tough time for Delhi Police personnel at Kejriwal's dharna site January 20, 2014

    New Delhi: It has been a grueling time for nearly 2,000 Delhi Police personnel, including 16 DCPs, deployed at the site where Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is sitting on a dharna against city police's alleged high-handedness. The task for these personnel began from 6 am in ensuring that the place...
  • LinkedIn now lets users search for volunteer positions in addition to paid jobs January 18, 2014

    New York: Professional networking site LinkedIn Corp. launched a "volunteer marketplace," which lets users browse volunteer opportunities posted by nonprofit groups. Nonprofits, meanwhile, can reach out to LinkedIn users who have expressed an interest in volunteering. LinkedIn says it is working with volunteer-matching organisations such as Catchafire, VolunteerMatch and BoardSource...
  • Saudis world's biggest Tweeters, India at 21st position November 17, 2013

    In an unexpected finding, Saudis have emerged as the world's largest active Twitter users, while Indians ranked among the lowest tweeters on the microblogging site, according to new research. According to PeerReach, one-third or 32 per cent of the Saudi's online population are active monthly Twitter users. However, countries such as India,...
  • Twitter shares surge over 90 per cent on NYSE debut, hit $50 November 7, 2013

    Twitter Inc stock soared 92 percent in their first day of trading on Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange as investors snapped up shares in the microblogging site, pushing its market value to a heady $25 billion. The shares opened at $45.10 a share, up from the initial public offering...
  • YouTube hopes to boost music profile with new awards show November 3, 2013

    New York: Does the world really need another music video awards show? The answer is yes - at least according to YouTube. The online video-sharing site is rolling out its first YouTube Music Awards on Sunday, with a show that pairs established industry stars such as Lady Gaga and Arcade Fire...