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Odisha MP Anubhav Mohanty Posts Picture Of Hariprasad Chaurasia To Pay Tribute To Late Raghunath Panigrahi

Actor turned MP Anubhav Mohanty landed in soup for reportedly posting an incorrect picture on social media.

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New Twitter Tool Will Connect Fresh Tweet To Old Post Faster

San Francisco: Twitter has announced a new feature that will help users dig through their tweets faster to update an older post with an update. The feature called ‘Continued Thread’ that makes it easier to connect an in-progress tweet to an earlier post. Compose your tweet and then pull down to view older tweets. Select […]

Twitter launches #Tweetups to strength global conversations

San Francisco: To highlight the strength of conversations, micro-blogging app Twitter on Tuesday launched a #TweetUp in partnership with Shared Studios — an organisation that connects people through videos. #Tweetups are aimed at taking online conversation offline. It allows people to come together and have discussions on matters of shared interests with other people stationed […]

Zomato's 'Ghar Ka Khana' tweet triggers hilarious trend

New Delhi: Zomato, the home-grown restaurant search and delivery platform, has triggered a viral trend on social media with its tweet – “Guys, kabhi kabhi ghar ka khana bhi kha lena chahiye” (Guys, sometimes you should eat home-cooked food too). The July 3 tweet by Zomato India has been liked by over 19,000 users and […]

Donald Trump gets called out for GoT-inspired tweet

Los Angeles: While the “Game of Thrones” frenzy continues to be a message-driving vehicle in the ongoing election season in India, television network HBO urged US President Donald Trump to stay away from using memes inspired by the hit fantasy series for political purposes. Trump on Thursday celebrated the release of Robert Mueller’s Russia report […]

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Shah Rukh Khan Is winning hearts with a tweet for Ganguly after KKR's loss

The ‘Badshah’ of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, known for his charming personality, never misses an opportunity to impress his fans with his gestures. This time, despite suffering a loss from Delhi Capitals at the Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata, the co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) won many hearts with a special message for the former […]

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Jay Panda appeals release of choppers to help cyclone-affected

Bhubaneswar: Concerned over the vulnerable situation in flood-hit areas in the State, former Parliamentarian Baijayant Jay Panda again took to Twitter today and appealed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to direct the police to unseal the hangar and release at least two of the three helicopters so that those can be used for relief and rescue […]

Jay Panda had taken permission & given flight plan: BPI Airport Director

Bhubaneswar: After former MP Baijayant Panda’s helicopter and hangar were seized at the Bhubaneswar airport on charges of flying in “no flying zone” over Chilika lake, Director of the BPI Airport SC Hota today stated that the former MP had taken permission from the airport authorities along with a proper flight plan. Hota said, “We […]

Brazen attempt by State govt to handicap my movement: Jay Panda on helicopter seizure

Bhubaneswar: After an FIR was filed by state government officials in connection with a helicopter flying over the ‘No Flying Eco Sensitive Zone’ of Chilika Lake, police on Monday seized the helicopter of former MP Baijayant Panda. However, Panda termed the action a vindictive attempt by the ‘third floor’ of the State secretariat to curtail […]

Lakhs join 'Tweet Morcha' against fuel price hike

Mumbai: People across the country tweeted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday demanding a cut in fuel prices in a unique “Tweet Morcha” organised by the Mumbai Congress. The online protest was organised by state party President Sanjay Nirupam and author Sucheta Dalal and joined by prominent Mumbaikars, […]

I've no time for abuse: Amitabh Bachchan

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he has has no time to attend to abuses or trolls as he would rather spend time for work and his fans, whom he refers to as his “extended family (Ef)”. The cine-icon, 75, shares his thoughts on trolling and abuses on his blog. “A concerned Ef warns me of […]

BJP files FIR against BJD MP Tathagat Satpathy

Bhubaneswar: The State unit of BJP on Friday lodged a complaint against BJD MP Tathagat Satpathy at Capital police station here for his controversial remarks against tribal people on his tweeter account. The saffron party alleged that Dhenkanal MP has insulted the tribal community by posting derogatory statements on social media. “He has insulted the […]

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Think before you tweet: Obama's advice apparently to Trump

New Delhi: When it comes to tweeting, former US President Barack Obama has some advice for all, including the current President Donald Trump — think hard before you tweet and don’t just post thoughts as they appear in your mind. According to Obama, you must think before you open your mouth, you must ponder over […]

Twitter rolls out 280-character limit to all users

San Francisco: After running a successful trial with few users, Twitter has finally rolled out its new 280-character limit virtually for all users. In September, Twitter had launched a test that expanded the 140-character limit so that users could express themselves easily in a tweet. “Our goal was to make this possible while ensuring we keep […]

Twitter censors 'bisexual' hashtag, apologises to users

San Francisco: Twitter which updated its policies last week to fight abuse in an efficient way has come under fire for censoring LGBTQ terms like “bisexual” on its platform. According to The Verge on Monday, while updating its policies, the micro-blogging website also censored the “bisexual” hashtag under its adult content rules. The biggest updates […]

Quest for peace a never-ending duty: Pope

Vatican City: The whole of humanity has an permanent responsibility to seek peace, Pope Francis tweeted on Monday, calling the search “an open-ended task”. “The search for peace is an open-ended task, a responsibility that never ends and that demands the commitment of everyone,” said his tweet. His nine-language @pontifex account on Twitter has some […]

Facebook's security chief defends algorithms

San Francisco: With Facebook algorithms coming under the lens for being “biased” and failing to check “fake” news, the social network’s security chief tweeted that doing away with algorithms is not the answer. “In any situation where millions/billions/tens of Bs of items need to be sorted, need algos,” Alex Stamos, Chief Security Officer at Facebook, […]

Trump's tweets are 'newsworthy', will stay: Twitter

San Francisco: As twitteratis wondered why the micro-blogging platform did not remove US President Donald Trump’s latest controversial tweet on North Korea that clearly violated its guidelines, Twitter has given a confusing reply. Trump tweeted last weekend: “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at UN. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they […]

Twitter bots can promote good behaviour, not just fake news

New York: Twitter bots earned a bad reputation for their alleged role in the 2016 US presidential election but researchers have found that automated tweets can also help promote good behaviour such as getting the flu shot among the social network’s users. In a large-scale experiment designed to analyse the spread of information on social networks, […]

Trump retweets GIF of hitting Clinton with golf ball

Washington: US President Donald Trump retweeted an animated GIF that showed him swinging a golf club and appearing to hit his former presidential campaign rival Hillary Clinton with a golf ball. The animated GIF image Trump retweeted on Sunday compiled footage of Trump taking a swing on a golf course with footage of Clinton tripping […]

Wife Lara's tweet angers tennis ace Bhupathi

Mumbai: Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi on Tuesday reacted angrily to his wife and actress Lara Dutta’s tweet demonstrating how she stopped water from seeping into her house by using towels of Wimbledon U.S., Australian and French Open. Dutta posted a picture on the social networking site showing rolled up towels against large glass doors. “Putting […]

Obama's tweet in response to Charlottesville breaks record

Washington: Former US President Barack Obama’s response to the weekend’s violence in Charlottesville in US state of Virginia, has broken the record for most Twitter likes, with a number of over 3 million on the social media platform. “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background […]

Pichai, Cook rap Trump for banning transgenders in US military

San Francisco: Top tech honchos from Apple, Microsoft and Google have lashed out at US President Donald Trump over his tweet where he called for prohibiting transgenders from serving in any capacity in the US armed forces. While terming the decision discriminatory, Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted: “We are indebted to all who serve. Discrimination […]

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CMO responds to SOS tweet, five minors rescued

Bhubaneswar: Setting a trend for ensuring speedy justice, Odisha Government responded to ‘SOS’ by a person on social media which resulted in the rescue of five minor children while they were allegedly being trafficked on a bus. All the five minor children hail from Ganjam and were being escorted by three agents on a bus […]

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After offering to apologise, Sonu Nigam shaves off his head

Mumbai: Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam on Wednesday shaved off his head, hours after offering to apologise if his controversial tweets were found to be anti-Muslim. Earlier today, he accepted headlong a challenge by a West Bengal cleric’s fatwa offering Rs.10 lakhs to shave off Nigam’s head. He hit back: “Today at 2pm, Aalim will come […]