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Kejriwal is no Gandhi and he cannot stay out as AAP war rages on

It may not be betrayal but has all the trappings of it. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal called the letter war in his party as betrayal of people, but refused to be drawn into the infighting.

Govt to look at social media content to fine-tune policies

People’s voices matter in a democracy and soon this political dictum will move beyond the realm of rhetoric to become a reality. What can be seen as a clear attempt to establish a ‘deli

Twitterati slam Kejriwal for his love for movies

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s love for movies created his own mockery on the micro-blogging site on Tuesday. Twitterati slammed him over his recent few tweets he posted after watching films and

Perils of social media: Amitabh Bachchan`s twitter account hacked

From the president to the prime minister, and a sizeable section of Indians are on the social media. But no one seems to be safe in the virtual world. The Twitter account of Bollywood superstar Ami

First lesson on challenges of social media

It was a caution and solicited advice for all of us- the aspiring journalists. Two years down the line and I realise that social media has grave perils and can tarnish the credibility and reputatio

Digital storm forces govt to withdraw encryption policy draft

A storm of digital protests woke up the government. The users objected to stringent state controls on the use of email, social media accounts and apps and bowing to pressure from the public, the go

Morning briefing: Army, Navy out in Chennai, more rains likely next 4 days

The Army, the Navy and the National Disaster Response Force are out in Chennai to rescue people from their flooded homes. Schools have been forced to close and exams have been postponed at least fo

Morning briefing: Prime minister meeting departmental secretaries today

Prime minister Narendra Modi is today meeting secretaries of the central government. Official sources said performance of various departments and development works being undertaken by them will be

Twitter outrage on Vijay Mallya

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya is facing legal proceedings for allegedly defaulting loans of over Rs 9,000 crores from various

I did not flee from India: Vijay Mallya

After an uproar on mainstream and social media about Vijay Mallya`s dissapearance after he was accused of delaying the repayment of over Rs 9,000 crores loan, he took to his twitter handle to expre

Here`s how Earth day is being observed across the globe

World is observing the 46th Earth day on Friday. Leaders from 160 countries will sign the Paris Climate Agreement on the occasion to stem global warming. According to reports, one b

Will Facebook, Twitter relocate servers to India?

The debate to relocate offshore servers of internet and social media firms including Google, Facebook and Twitter has revived. Home minister Rajnath Singh has requested the social media companies,

When HRD minister entered in a nasty Twitter fight with Congress spokesperson

Political war that too on Twitter was a new low on Monday when HRD minister Smriti Irani entered in a Twitter spat with Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi. The nasty conversation started ove

The crisis of regulation on social media

Digital India may be in full swing, but the events around it expose the lack of control and carefree nature of social media. BJP with its full might is taking credit for pushing India to the digita

ONGC hires consultants to evaluate GSPC KG block reserves

 State-owned ONGC has hired US-based Ryder Scott Petroleum Consultants to assess natural gas reserves in Gujarat State Petroleum Corp`s (GSPC) KG (Deendayal) block before deciding to buy a sta

Meanwhile on Twitter, Indians and Pakistanis go to war

  #IndiaStrikesPak Mentioning India str

Nightmare on the cyber street

Prerna Pratham Singh, who works at a media company, had been bombarded with messages from a stranger on Facebook. She ignored those messages. But, in May last year, the stranger made a sexual remar

And Truth Shall Have No Dominion

FAKE news – easy to make, easier to spread – is fast becoming the AK-47 of the cyber guerrillas of information warfare. It is one of the choicest weapons in a world being adjectivised a

Post-truth? Take demonetisation, for instance…

How would you describe the post-truth phenomenon in the Indian context? Speaking in the context of post-truth, we have a live instance of it in the demonetisation pl

The hashtags that ruled twitter

2016 has been an eventful year on social media. Right from #Notebandi to #Rio2016 as well as #DelhiPollution and #SurgicalStrikes, people discussed and hotly debated on mini blogging site Twitter a

2016: It’s fake, it’s viral, it’s news!

Learned obits were written to Truth in the year that went by. The incredible came to be believed, driven by the logic of several million tweets, retweets and WhatsApp forwards. And ’post-trut

Cyber-attacks are most serious economic, national security threat: E&Y

Cyber security will cost the world $2 trillion in the next three years, and India, given the incidents of 2016, will continue to be the target, said Nitin Bhatt, national head and partner, risk adv

Troll charge on information highway

Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, is a great fan of Twitter and other social-media forums. As chief minister, this gave him a tech-savvy image, helping to connect with youngsters. As prim

Chai wallas are now hot on Twitter

Going beyond the issues pertaining to tea production, tea growers, prices, research and statistics, the Tea Board of India in one of its social media campaign is recognising, connecting and thankin

Twitter records over 7.2 lakh budget related tweets

Social media platform Twitter witnessed a record number of 7.2 lakh budget related tweets between January 30 and February 2. Everyone took to the platform for sharing their thoughts on the combin

Leave me alone, pleads Gurmehar Kaur who is moving out of Delhi

Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur, who spoke up against the ABVP on Twitter, has announced that she is withdrawing from `Save DU campaign` on Tuesday morning. The campaign was being held to pr

Row in Ramjas: A timeline

Ramjas College organised a seminar on ‘Culture of Protest’ in which JNU’s Umar Khalid and Shela Rashid were invited as speakers.   ABVP le

99% complaints filed through Twitter resolved: BSNL

 Twitter Sewa unveiled by the ministry of telecommunications last year to resolve users’ complaints through micro blogging site Twitter has yielded fruitful results by resolving 99 perce

Tie up Arundhati Roy instead of stone pelter: Paresh Rawal

National award winning actor and parliamentarian Paresh Rawal wants noted author Arundhati Roy to be tied up on an army jeep instead of a stone pelter. He tweeted: 

On social media-savvy agri min’s tweet feed, Mandsaur is missing

Given prime minister Narendra Modi`s penchant for social media, every ministry and department has focused on Twitter, Facebook et al to reach out to the voter, and so has the agriculture ministry,

`Outspoken voice silenced`

Yet another outspoken voice silenced, yet another black mark on democracy

In pictures: Protests in Delhi over murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh

Activists in Delhi protesting the killing of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh. Gauri was shot dead by unidentified people in Bangalore on September 5. Her murder spurred protests across the country.

Twitter erupts in laughter with #GujaratVerdict

Going by the leads, the BJP is set to establish its stronghold in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. Confident of his party’s victory, prime minister Narendra Modi even flashed a victory sign whil

Development, religion, hindutva most discussed terms in #GujaratElection, says Twitter

Prime minister Narendra Modi emerged as the most mentioned personality, while Vijay Rupani emerged as the most mentioned candidate on Twitter, the social media giant said in a release.

#SheInspiresMe: On women`s day, PM Modi hails women power

On the occasion of the Women’s Day on Thursday, several inspiring stories of courageous women were circulated on social media following prime minister Narendra Modi’s social media campa

New medium is the new message

A quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” Those initiated into English-language journalism were asked to learn this sentence by rote and type it on a typewriter repeatedly to familiarise th

Rahul’s messianic words don’t match dirty deeds of politics

Self-deception is an essential trait of a revolutionary, particularly of the Marxist variety. Rahul Gandhi as the Congress president seems too eager to internalise this trait in his politics.

The charge of the forward brigade

The family group on WhatsApp went into a buzzing frenzy. Thumbs-ups, happy emojis, congratulatory messages. All in response to a message that made it seem as if the BBC was reporting on a survey co

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