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Try not to be our guest! Ahmedabad police’s wacky warning to rule violators on New Year Eve

Ahmedabad: Like every year, the Ahmedabad police issued a warning against rash and drunk driving on December 31. While the message was the same, the packaging was different this time. A wacky warning was posted on the Twitter handle of the Ahmedabad police on Thursday with the image of a strict-looking policeman on the side....

Fans counter hate campaign against Shahrukh Khan on Twitter

Start #WeLoveShahrukhKhan in response to Haryana BJP leader-led #BoycottShahrukKhan on Twitter Mumbai: If Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan has followed Twitter trends on Thursday morning, he must be smiling. His name is part of the two highest trending hashtags—one against and another countering the first one. #BoycottShahrukhKhan began trending on Twitter in the morning....

Twitter restores Rahul Gandhi’s account after suspending it for a week

Social media giant Twitter on Saturday restored the account of Congress MP Rahul Gandhi. Gandhi’s account was temporarily suspended a week ago for tweeting pictures of the family of a 9-year-old alleged rape and murder victim in northwest Delhi. Apart from Gandhi, the accounts of several others who had shared the parliamentarian’s tweet have been...

Twitter reacts to suspension of Rahul Gandhi’s account

Says account is locked if tweet poses threat; Rahul Gandhi’s account was suspended ‘temporarily’ after he posted photo of Delhi rape victim’s family   New Delhi: Micro-blogging site Twitter said in a statement that the account of a user is locked if there is a violation or safety and security threat to an individual because...

Quit India Movement day: PM Modi pays tribute ‘to the greats’

New Delhi: It was in August 1942 that the Quit India Movement, the ultimate movement to free India from colonial rule, was kick-started. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter on Monday to pay his tribute to the heroes of the freedom struggle on the 79th anniversary of the Quit India Movement Day. The spirit...

Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account suspended ‘temporarily’, says Congress

New Delhi: The Twitter account of Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has been suspended temporarily, the Congress tweeted via its official handle on Saturday evening. He will remain connected with people via his other social media account, the tweet added. “Shri @RahulGandhi’s Twitter account has been temporarily suspended & due process is being followed for its...

After long tussle with Centre, Twitter finally appoints resident grievance officer

After a long tussle with the Indian government over compliance with the new IT rules, US-based social media giant Twitter has now revealed that it has appointed Vinay Prakash as the resident grievance officer. The San Francisco headquartered company in its transparency centre page said, “In compliance with Rule 4(1)(d) of the Information Technology (Intermediary...

New IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw asks Twitter to comply with Indian laws

A change of guard at the IT ministry did not bring any respite to social media giant Twitter that is engaged in a bitter tussle with the Centre over compliance with new IT rules. While former IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had often lashed out at Twitter for non-compliance, the new incumbent Ashwini Vaishnaw too...

Twitter tells Delhi High Court it will take another 8 weeks to appoint a grievance officer

Social media giant Twitter on Thursday informed the Delhi High Court that it will take another eight weeks to appoint a resident grievance officer in compliance with the new IT rules enacted by the Union government. The company in its affidavit submitted to the high court said that it is in the process of setting...

Delhi High court slams Twitter for its dillydallying in appointing a grievance officer

US-based social media giant Twitter was on Tuesday lambasted by the Delhi High Court for its dillydallying in complying with the new IT rules enacted by the Union government. The court has strictly told the microblogging website that it cannot take as long as it wants to appoint a grievance officer in India. The social...

UP Police moves SC against relief granted by Karnataka HC to Twitter chief

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court challenging the relief granted by the Karnataka High Court to Twitter India managing director Manish Maheshwari. Interestingly, Maheshwari has also approached the top court and has filed a caveat asking the court to hear his side before passing any orders on UP Police’s appeal. The...

Distorted map of India on Twitter irks users, govt likely to take action

The controversy surrounding Twitter and its operations in India seems unending. While the US-based social media giant is already engaged in a tussle over compliance with new IT rules, a distorted map of India on the ‘Tweep Life’ section that shows Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as a separate country is likely to make things...