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  • Facebook planning to host news stories directly on site; let publishers keep ad revenue: Report 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Given the recent findings that almost an equal number of people are consuming news via Facebook as they do through other medium, it seems that the social networking giant is aiming to capitalize on this. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is said to be in talks with news sites like...
  • Facebook introduces Anonymous Login for apps to let you hide personal info 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In a bid to help preserve your privacy when sharing data with third-party apps, Facebook has introduced an Anonymous Login feature that lets you log into apps without sharing personal information. This new way of logging into apps gives more control in the hands of users who can choose...
  • Jadavpur varsity admission form now includes third gender April 15, 2015

    Kolkata: Adopting an inclusive approach in education, the Jadavpur University has included a separate column for the third gender in its admission forms for this year, an official said. "We have put in a separate column in the admission forms this year for the members of third gender. They can now...
  • Facebook likely to add third-party app support to its Messenger service March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Facebook's Messenger is reportedly set to get third-party app support and thus have added features. The social networking giant is expected to announce the news at its F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco in the coming week. Sources have indicated that Facebook will be announcing about 20 third-party services...
  • WhatsApp bans users of third-party clients until they uninstall offending apps March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has cleared the rumours about a 'lifetime ban' from its service if users violated its policy and used a third-party app. The company said that it will only deny access to account holders till the time they have unofficial, third-party apps installed in their devices. After third-party WhatsApp...
  • Mamata Banerjee to attend Nitish Kumar's oath-taking ceremony February 20, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Nitish Kumar as Bihar chief minister on Sunday. "Nitishji has invited me to his oath-taking ceremony on Sunday. Yes I am attending. Looking forward", Banerjee who is now in Dhaka on a three-day tour...
  • Snapshot: Lara Dutta celebrates daughter Saira's third birthday January 21, 2015

    Time is flying, but Lara Dutta is having fun! The actress and former beauty queen's daughter turned three Tuesday."And so my little girl turns 3!!:-) .Big day planned for her! Time flies when your having fun," Lara, who is married to tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi, tweeted. Earlier this month, the...
  • Illayaraja's son Yuvan Shankar Raja ties the knot for the third time January 4, 2015

    Chennai: Yuvan Shankar Raja aka Abdul Haliq, son of music maestro Illayaraja, Friday got married for a third time. He tied the knot with Malaysia-based designer Jaffrunnisha, said a family source. The wedding took place amid close friends and relatives of the bride at a resort in Ramanathapuram district in Tamil...
  • Terror strikes cast a shadow on 3rd phase of J&K elections, Omar faces a tough battle in PDP stronghold December 7, 2014

    Srinagar: Even as the first two phases of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections on November 25 and December 2 passed off relatively peacefully with a large number of voters coming out to exercise their franchise, the multiple terror attacks on December 5 at four different places of the Kashmir Valley...
  • Cartoon of the day: The coming together of third front December 4, 2014

    All constituents of the Janata Parivaar have decided to come together once again and form a party to fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has been given the authority to take decisions regarding the merger and decide the agenda of the proposed party. ...
  • Can we pause to reflect ... what do learners really want? November 29, 2014

    (*in writing this reflection, I must thank the thousands of learners who, in the last three decades, gave me an opportunity to learn with them in their classrooms) The 21st century is seen by many as an age of initiative, innovation, and interactive learning. The debate among 'adult' decision makers...
  • Foreign languages to make way for Sanskrit: Is this a regressive move? November 21, 2014

    Sanksrit Shiksha Sangh asked the government to teach Sanskrit or any modern Indian language instead. The sangh is expected to write to Prime Minister and HRD Ministry and will take strong action if their issues are not addressed. ...
  • It is unfair to keep German as the third language: HRD Minister November 21, 2014

    Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani said that she is not aware of any Supreme Court notice. She further justified government's order on German and said, "it's unfair to keep German as a third language. German is a foreign language and it is being taught as a foreign language." ...
  • Ahead of Parliament's Winter session, Mulayam, Lalu, Nitish meet for lunch November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: With just a few days left for the commencement of Parliament's Winter Session, some regional parties are trying to put up a united front against the Narendra Modi government which enjoys a clear majority in the Lok Sabha. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh on Thursday hosted a lunch meeting...
  • Chhattisgarh to set up district-level panels for third-gender community October 23, 2014

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh government has decided to set up district-level committees for the effective implementation of its schemes for the third-gender community. The district-level committees, to be headed by Collectors or Additional Collectors, will ensure that the benefits of the welfare schemes for transgenders reach them, an official said. In a...
  • ISRO launches IRNSS 1C satellite, India closer to its own navigation system October 16, 2014

    Sriharikota: India successfully launched IRNSS 1C on board ISRO's PSLV C26 rocket from the spaceport here at 1.32 am on Thursday, moving a step closer to setting up the country's own navigation system on par with Global Positioning System (GPS) of the US. IRNSS 1C is the third of the...
  • Nitish hails people's verdict; Shahnawaz takes responsibility of poll debacle August 25, 2014

    These bypolls were being touted by political pundits as the 'semifinal' before the fullfledged Bihar Assembly elections scheduled in the later half of 2015. ...
  • Committee for grant of third gender status to transgenders formed August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has constituted an interministerial committee to pursue implementation of the recommendations of an Expert Committee, seeking "third gender" status for transgenders, Lok Sabha was informed. Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Sudarshan Bhagat, in...
  • 30 Minutes: Story of the 'Third Gender' July 5, 2014

    What if your gender does not confirm to the conventional definition? CNNIBN brings you a report on the ordeal a person of the 'third gender' has to face in everyday life. ...
  • 3rd ODI: India eye clean sweep against Bangladesh June 18, 2014

    After Stuart Binny's six for four took India to a 47run win over Bangladesh in the second ODI, the visitors will be eyeing a whitewash in the last match of the threematch series in Mirpur on Thursday. Bangladesh had a golden chance to level the series after India were bowled out...
  • LS elections: Jayalalithaa calls party meet ahead of poll results May 14, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is scheduled to meet senior AIADMK leaders at her Poes garden residence in Chennai on Wednesday. The meeting assumes significance as it comes just two days before the election results are announced. With most exit polls predicting more than 20 seats for the...
  • BJD, AIADMK take Uturn, warm up to BJPled NDA ahead of poll results May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With most of the exit and postpoll surveys predicting the BJPled NDA winning the Lok Sabha elections, regional parties and estranged allies seem to be warming up the saffron party. While the BJD indicated that it might extend conditional support to the NDA, an AIADMK leader too hinted that...
  • Yet to decide on extending support to NDA: Naveen Patnaik May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Biju Janata Dal, a former ally of the BJP, may join back the NDA camp to help in government formation at the Centre, indicated a party leader. The BJD has demanded special state status for Odisha in exchange of its support to the NDA. BJD leader Pravati Tripathi said...
  • A Billion Votes: Exit polls project NDA win, what next? May 13, 2014

    The post poll surveys have given the Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance a clear mandate with mission 272 being well within its reach this Lok Sabha election. While the BJP has welcomed the polls and is confident of victory under the leadership of its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi,...
  • BJP upbeat as post poll surveys show Modi wave, Congress says wait for May 16 May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The post poll surveys have given the Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance a clear mandate with mission 272 being well within its reach this Lok Sabha election. While the BJP has welcomed the polls and is confident of victory under the leadership of its Prime Ministerial candidate...
  • Congress will form government with third front support: Narayanasamy May 12, 2014

    Chennai: With TV channels coming out with results of exit polls, senior Congress leader and Union Minister in PMO, V Narayanasamy on Monday said that projections in 2004 and 2009 had proved wrong with the party sailing to power. Speaking to reporters, he also expressed hope that Congress will get the...
  • Efforts for Third Front to take place after polls: Karat May 10, 2014

    CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Saturday said efforts to present a nonCongress and nonBJP secular alternative to the people of the country will be made after the results of the Lok Sabha elections. "There is an antiCongress wave in the country but it is not a Modi wave. Where there...
  • Mulayam will retain Azamgarh seat, not Mainpuri: Ram Gopal May 6, 2014

    Samajwadi Party national general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav on Tuesday said that his brother and party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav will retain the Azamgarh seat instead of Mainpuri after winning the elections. He also exuded confidence of Mulayam becoming the prime minister in the event of winning the Lok Sabha seat...
  • No scope for 'blackmail' by Congress, BJP: Yechury on Third Front May 5, 2014

    Hyderabad: Regional and Left parties are working for a majority on their own in the next Lok Sabha, sans support from Congress or BJP, senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said on Monday. "No, I am saying that the number of other parties, excluding Congress and BJP, will be substantial...
  • Secular parties will form the Third Front government: Akhilesh May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav said that secular forces would come together and form a 'Third Front' government at the Centre. Akhikesh added, "The Samajwadi Party will be a major force in the Third Front government." When asked about the Modi wave in the...