Media

  • Infosys Offered Rs 18 Crore To Akshaya Patra For Midday Meal.
    4:57 PM

    Akshaya Patra Foundation (APF) has joined hands with Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys, for establishing a mega kitchen at Kandi village in the city suburbs. The initiative of constructing a kitchen has been taken to provide mid-day meals for students of government schools. Infosys Foundation (IF) endeavors to

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  • China’s Asian Cup campaign impresses nation’s media
    2:55 PM

    Beijing, Jan 14 (IANS) The Chinese media praised its national football team for entering the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup football tournament for the first time since 2004 Wednesday after registering two straight victories in the group stage. China beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 Sunday and then defeated Uzbekistan 2-1 Wednesday,

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  • Big B gets Social Media Person of the Year award
    7:47 AM

    Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, an active blogger and user of different social networks, has been named the Social Media Person of the Year, by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). The event is still due to happen in the capital, but since Big B won’t

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  • French comedian praises terrorist
    2:40 PM

    Paris, Jan 12 (IANS) An anti-Semitic French comedian has praised the terrorist who killed four people at a Jewish supermarket in Paris Friday. “As far as I am concerned, I feel I am Charlie Coulibaly,” said Dieudonne M’Bala M’bala, in a statement on his Facebook page after the 1.5 million-strong

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  • East Bengal announces ban on media
    2:59 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) Fresh from their flop show at the Federation Cup football tournament, city football giants East Bengal Sunday banned the media from attending the club’s practice sessions and interacting with the players or the coach. “Henceforth no media personnel (including photo-journalists) would be allowed entry into the

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  • Facebook the leader of social media: Survey
    9:05 AM

    Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) Facebook is the leader of social media, says a new survey, adding that the social networking site has also made inroads into becoming the popular choice among the elderly. The findings of a survey by a US-based global thinktank Pew Research Centre that involved 1,597 internet

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  • Comedian Taylor Negron dead
    6:53 AM

    Los Angeles, Jan 11 (IANS) Actor-comedian Taylor Negron died at the age of 57. His death was announced by his cousin Chuck Negron, a former member of the rock band Three Dog Night, reports hollywoodreporter.com. According to reports, Taylor died after battling cancer. “May he rest in peace,” Chuck said

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  • State-run media said Rajapaksa will surely win
    6:51 AM

    Colombo, Jan 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka’s state-run Daily News said Friday in an editorial written after the presidential election ended late Thursday that incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa was sure of “a comfortable victory”. The English language daily said that Rajapaksa, “despite the hard-headed prejudices of the detractors and the international media

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  • Silence observed in Dutch media after Paris attack
    1:29 PM

    The Hague, Jan 8 (IANS) Several Dutch media observed a minute of silence Thursday for the victims of the attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo. At 11 a.m. Thursday, Dutch national TV channels and radio stations held a minute of silence. “We stand in solidarity with our colleagues in France

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  • Solidarity on social media for press freedom
    11:09 PM

    Paris, Jan 8 (IANS) Social media users are demonstrating solidarity with satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo after terrorist targeted its office in Paris Wednesday, killing 12 people. Using the hashtage #JeSuisCharlie, many on Twitter are replacing their profile photo with a white-on-black image of the phrase, which translates to “I

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  • ‘Paris attack sad day for global media’
    3:03 PM

    Mumbai, Jan 7 (IANS) The Mumbai Press Club Wednesday condemned the shooting at the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo magazine that left at least 12 people, mostly journalists, dead. “It is a clear attack on the freedom of expression… The Mumbai Press Club stands by the bereaved family members… It

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