TWITTER

  • Tweets with images, hashtags get more retweets 4 hours 51 minutes ago

    New York: A study that analysed two million tweets has found images in a tweet increases chances of its re-tweet more than four times. The study by digital marketing agency Stone Temple Consulting from Framington, Massachusetts, found that using images, hashtags and links in a tweet had an even greater impact...
  • I never imagned Wiccans in Hogwarts: J K Rowling 5 hours 52 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Author J K Rowling said the 'Harry Potter' school Hogwarts would have been home to all kinds of students. The 49-year-old author addressed the issue of why there were no Jewish students at the school in her books during a Twitter session, reported People magazine. She explained that this...
  • Sydney: Twitteratis come out in support of Muslim women abused on a bus 3 days ago

    Thousands have come out to show their solidarity with Muslims and are tweeting with the hashtag 'I will ride with you'. The movement was started after reports that some women in burqas were abused on a bus in Sydney following the hostage crisis. Anti-Muslim sentiment flared as chilling images from...
  • Mehdi Biswas's 60 per cent followers non-Muslims, most Muslims from UK: Rajnath Singh 4 days ago

    New Delhi: More than 60 per cent followers of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the Bengaluru-based executive, who was running a pro-IS Twitter account, were non-Muslims and a majority of his Muslim followers were from western countries, particularly the UK, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday. Making a suo motu statement in...
  • Mehdi Biswas activities confined to putting posts of IS on Twitter, says Rajnath Singh 4 days ago

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh said investigations in Bengaluru-based engineer Mehdi Masroor Biswas for running a pro-Islamic State Twitter account are on. He said, "Interrogation of Mehdi Biswas has shown that his activities were confined to putting posts of IS and in their support. He has denied any involvement in recruitment....
  • Bengaluru Police asks Twitter India to join probe on Mehdi's pro-IS account 4 days ago

    Bengaluru: Days after Bengaluru-based engineer Mehdi Masroor Biswas confessed to running a pro-Islamic State twitter account, the city's police has sent a notice to Twitter India executives to be a part of the investigation. The notice was sent after police wanted more information on Biswas' twitter handle - Shami Witness....
  • NIA officials interrogate parents of IS Twitter account handler 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday interrogated the parents of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the alleged handler of the pro-Islamic State (IS) Twitter account, who was recently arrested in Bengaluru. Family sources said that the NIA officials went to the resident of Masroor in the city and interrogated...
  • Bengaluru techie Masroor highly radicalised but didn't actively recruit, say investigators 5 days ago

    Bengaluru: Bengaluru techie Masroor, who has been arrested for handling the Twitter account for ISIS militants, is highly motivated and radicalised and wants to spread the word of Jihad. However, Masroor did not actively recruit or arrange funds, investigators questioning the 24-year-old allegedly wayward techie told CNN-IBN. The Central Crime Branch...
  • Bengaluru DCP Abhishek Goyal receives threat on Twitter for arresting Mehdi Masroor 5 days ago

    Bengaluru DCP Abhishek Goyal received a threat from a twitterhandler for arresting Mehdi Masroor. The direct tweet to the DCP says that revenge will be taken. "Not alarmed by the tweet, taking it in our stride," said the DCP. ...
  • Bengaluru youth operating pro-Islamic State Twitter handle sent to five-day police custody 5 days ago

    Bengaluru: The Bengaluru Police was on Sunday granted five days custody of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, a 24-year-old engineer, after he confessed to operating a pro-Islamic State Twitter account with over 17,000 followers. Biswas was arrested on Saturday from his home in the IT city. He has been accused of waging a...
  • Bengaluru youth was in contact with few English speaking Jihadist 5 days ago

    Mehdi Masroor Biswas who allegedly operated the fanatic pro-ISIS twitter account, Sami Witness, has confessed to his crime and revealed how he managed to keep his identity secret to the Bangalore Police on Saturday. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Bengaluru youth behind pro-ISIS Twitter account 5 days ago

    As Bengaluru youth admits handling pro-ISIS Twitter account, here is what Neelabh has to show. ...
  • Extending full co-operation with investigation process: ITC 5 days ago

    New Delhi: After one its employees was arrested for allegedly being the handler of the pro-Islamic State (IS) twitter account, ITC on Saturday issued a statement extending full cooperation with the investigating agencies. "An employee has been arrested by Bengaluru Police in connection with allegedly objectionable social media activity carried out...
  • India @ 9 with Arunoday Mukharji 5 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Arunoday Mukharji on India @ 9. ...
  • Bengaluru youth handling pro-ISIS Twitter account booked for waging war against friendly nation 5 days ago

    Bengaluru: Mehdi Masroor Biswas who allegedly operated the fanatic pro-ISIS twitter account, Sami Witness, has confessed to his crime and revealed how he managed to keep his identity secret to the Bangalore Police on Saturday. "He has confessed that he was operating the Twitter account for the last many years,"...
  • Bengaluru youth's father denies son's links with Islamic State 6 days ago

    Kolkata: The father of the man, who was for arrested for being the alleged handler of an influential Twitter account of Islamic State(IS) group, on Saturday said he did not believe that his son has any link with the terror outfit and claimed his internet account was hacked. M Biswas, father...
  • My son's email ID was hacked, says alleged pro-IS Twitter handler's father 6 days ago

    Even as alleged pro-Islamic State's Twitter account handler Mehdi Masroor Biswas has confessed to his involvement with the terror outfit, his father Dr Michyal Biswas defended him saying his account was hacked. "I don't know about this. Last night, over a telephonic conversation, my son told me his email was...
  • Bengaluru youth confesses to operating pro-Islamic State Twitter account 6 days ago

    Bengaluru: Mehdi Mehboob Biswas, 24-year-old engineer from West Bengal, has confessed to operating a pro-Islamic State Twitter account with over 17,000 followers, police said on Saturday. Biswas, who works as an engineer in a multinational company in Bengaluru was arrested on Saturday morning under provisions of IPC, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act...
  • Bengaluru Police arrest youth suspected of operating pro-Islamic State Twitter account 6 days ago

    Bengaluru: Days after a British news channel claimed to have traced down the person who operates "most followed" pro-Islamic State Twitter handle to Bengaluru, the city police on Saturday arrested a youth in connection with the reports. The youth who allegedly operated the @ShamiWitness handle was arrested under sections for...
  • Haven't waged a war against India, won't resist arrest, says alleged Islamic State Twitter handler 6 days ago

    Bengaluru: Alleged Islamic State's Bengaluru-based Twitter account handler identified as Mehdi Mehboob Biswas has reportedly told a British news channel that he has not waged war against India and fears an imminent arrest. "I have a suspicion that the police, when they come to arrest me, might try to kill me....
  • ISIS' twitter 'jihadi' may not be in Bengaluru: International agencies 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The suspect behind a pro-ISIS twitter account followed by foreign jihadis may not be based in Bengaluru as claimed by a British media report and he could be using a pseudonym - Mehdi Mehboob Biswas, according to preliminary assessment by central intelligence agencies. The individual may not be based...
  • Police probe on as reports claim Bengaluru youth behind pro-Islamic State Twitter handle 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: Bengaluru Police has swung into action after a British news channel claimed to have tracked down the man behind the "most influential Islamic State Twitter handle" to the IT city. A report by Channel 4 says Twitter handle @ShamiWitness with over 17,700 followers is the most followed Twitter account...
  • Instagram crosses the 300 million user mark, edges past Twitter December 11, 2014

    Bengaluru: Facebook's photo-sharing service, Instagram, said it had more than 300 million users, sharing over 70 million photos and videos each day. Microblogging service Twitter has 284 million active users, according to its website. Four-year-old Instagram crossed 200 million users in March. The service, bought by Facebook in April 2012, also said...
  • Snapshot: When Priyanka Chopra smeared cake all over Ranveer Singh's face December 11, 2014

    Actor Ranveer Singh definitely had the most memorable birthday celebration while shooting with Priyanka Chopra. Ranveer, who completed 4 years in Bollywood on December 10, celebrated the feat by joining Instagram and sharing a series of fun photos with her actresses. In one photo which Priyanka Chopra retweeted, he is...
  • PM Modi leads in retweets, BigB has largest following in India December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads the list of retweets with his election winning post on Twitter being shared by over 70,515 people on the micro-blogging site. "India has won! Bharat ki vijay! Achhe din aane wale hai" remains the most retweeted tweet on Twitter till date from India. Following...
  • SC slams Centre over arrests for posting 'objectionable comments' on social media December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday did not agree with the contention of the Centre that arrests of some persons for allegedly posting objectionable comments on social websites were "stray incidents", saying that even if they were aberrations, they were "brazen" and "grave". The counsel for the Centre told a...
  • Twitter users follow like-minded people: Study December 9, 2014

    New York: Twitter users try to insulate themselves from the differing views and opinions on the site by following people who share their interests and beliefs, a study reveals. Researchers from Louisiana State University suggest that Twitter is unwittingly building an "ideological echo chamber". "Two users of Twitter might be exposed to...
  • Twitter users can now purchase books right from tweets December 9, 2014

    New York: A leading book publisher is hoping that Twitter will not only help promote books, but sell them directly. Hachette Book Group announced Monday that it has teamed with the e-commerce platform Gumroad. The deal will allow Twitter users to purchase print editions of selected works by clicking on buy...
  • 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed's Twitter account suspended December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Twitter account of Pakistani terrorist and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed has been suspended by the social networking site. The move comes after the Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief spew venom and wrote about freeing Kashmir and avenging 1971 Bangladesh war and Ahmedabad riots. However, hours after Twitter suspended the account,...
  • Amitabh Bachchan crosses 18 million followers on Facebook December 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan, who stays in touch with his fans on all mediums, crossed 18 million followers on social networking site Facebook. The actor thanked his fans for connecting with him. "18 MILLION !!! Followers crossed ! Thank you so much my FbxTF .. my Facebook extended family," the actor posted...