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The inspiring story of how the son of a wedding tent wallah, Karan Torani, is today the guy who everyone’s placing their bets on for the future
Karan Torani, 26, started his fashion label two years ago with a focus on Indian weaves
Karan Torani, 26, started his fashion label two years ago with a focus on Indian weaves
Published on Oct 18, 2020 07:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySujata Assomull

Britney’s fans break the ice in an open letter

Fans across age groups share a message for Britney Spears as the #FreeBritney movement garners support
Britney Spears, 38, has been under a conservatorship since 2008, after suffering several breakdowns
Britney Spears, 38, has been under a conservatorship since 2008, after suffering several breakdowns
Published on Jul 26, 2020 07:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKarishma Kuenzang

Ahead of Madhya Pradesh bypolls, Congress intensifies social media campaign

The Congress has stepped up its social media campaign amid reports that poll strategist Prashant Kishor has refused to work with the party for the bypolls.
Kamal Nath’s Congress government in Madhya Pradesh fell in March after 22 MLAs resigned.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Kamal Nath’s Congress government in Madhya Pradesh fell in March after 22 MLAs resigned.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 07:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByRanjan| Edited by Sabir Hussain

After migrants, Congress says will foot bill for stranded students, pilgrims

Congress general secretary in-charge of the organization, KC Venugopal, wrote to the party’s state units, asking them to cover the train fare of students and pilgrims as well, besides migrant workers.
Updated on May 05, 2020 10:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAurangzeb Naqshbandi

How politics will change post the pandemic | Opinion

Even after the lockdown is lifted, social distancing will continue to remain an established norm. This means that mass rallies, mass protests, and small public meetings in urban neighbourhoods or village squares may not be possible anymore — at least for the foreseeable future. It will be much harder to get a sense of where public opinion stands.
In the backdrop of the pandemic, there will be a change in the way political mobilisation happens, and perhaps even the way in which the voting process is conducted, in India(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
In the backdrop of the pandemic, there will be a change in the way political mobilisation happens, and perhaps even the way in which the voting process is conducted, in India(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 11:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByChanakya

Mohit Churiwal is not just your regular teenager!

His expertise in digital strategies and the extraordinary content that he displays on these pages has left his followers in awe of his skills.
Updated on Jan 09, 2020 03:52 PM IST
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Wage a battle against India’s rape culture

We’ve done the easy part — brought in tough laws, sanctioned fast-track courts, reduced the age of juveniles, and raised the age of consent. Now comes the hard part of mindset change, of demonstrating the will to stamp out violence against women, of realising there are no short-cuts or half-measures
Change begins at home. Media campaigns can help change parenting norms so that daughters are brought up with the sort of rights that sons enjoy, and sons are taught that their gender does not entitle them to be waited on and served by women(Sonu Mehta/HT)
Change begins at home. Media campaigns can help change parenting norms so that daughters are brought up with the sort of rights that sons enjoy, and sons are taught that their gender does not entitle them to be waited on and served by women(Sonu Mehta/HT)
Updated on Dec 13, 2019 05:35 PM IST
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From working at the age of 16 to making a name for himself on social media, influencer Arham Surana has come a long way

His story will inspire you to take a road less travelled.
Surana is the man behind promoting well-known brands and entrepreneurs on social media with his marketing skills.
Surana is the man behind promoting well-known brands and entrepreneurs on social media with his marketing skills.
Updated on Nov 29, 2019 04:48 PM IST
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Justice Mishra refuses to recuse from land acquisition case

“I will be the first person to sacrifice if the integrity of the institution is at stake,’’ said Mishra, who is heading the five-judge bench, while referring to certain social media posts and articles
Supreme Court judge Arun Mishra on Tuesday took exception to a social media campaign and articles seeking his recusal from a Constitution bench hearing a batch of pleas challenging the validity of provisions related to compensation in the Land Acquisition Act.(HT Image)
Supreme Court judge Arun Mishra on Tuesday took exception to a social media campaign and articles seeking his recusal from a Constitution bench hearing a batch of pleas challenging the validity of provisions related to compensation in the Land Acquisition Act.(HT Image)
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 04:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Google disables 210 YouTube channels that targeted Hong Kong protests

The announcement by YouTube’s parent company came after Twitter and Facebook accused the Chinese government of backing a social media campaign to discredit Hong Kong’s protest movement and sow political discord in the city.
Demonstrators stand outside the Yuen Long MTR station during a protest in Hong Kong.(AP)
Demonstrators stand outside the Yuen Long MTR station during a protest in Hong Kong.(AP)
Updated on Aug 23, 2019 08:09 AM IST
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San Francisco | ByAgence France-Presse

Twitter, Facebook accuse China of using fake accounts to undermine Hong Kong protests

Twitter said it suspended 936 accounts and the operations appeared to be a coordinated state-backed effort originating in China..
Exile Tibetans participate in a candle-lit vigil in solidarity with protestors in Hong Kong, in Dharmsala, India.(AP)
Exile Tibetans participate in a candle-lit vigil in solidarity with protestors in Hong Kong, in Dharmsala, India.(AP)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 06:59 AM IST
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Reuters | ByReuters

In a hectic city, a little care can still save lives

To help desperate citizens change their mind and not jump in front of running trains, the Metro has launched an empathically worded social media campaign called #NeverGiveUp.
Delhi Metro officials say that the frontline staff and security personnel have been asked to look out for passengers who appear visibly distressed.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Metro officials say that the frontline staff and security personnel have been asked to look out for passengers who appear visibly distressed.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 12, 2019 03:11 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByShivani Singh

Website, helpline and campaign to save water launched

The district administration also launched a social media campaign called “Panch Litre Paani” asking citizens to conserve five litres of water every day and then tag their friends and relatives on social media to do so.
The district administration has launched a website, helpline and a campaign to save water.(AFP Photo (Representative image))
The district administration has launched a website, helpline and a campaign to save water.(AFP Photo (Representative image))
Published on Jul 20, 2019 03:42 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

General Elections: Wooing voters, the filmi way

This elections season, two independent government bodies, Election Commission of India and MyGov, have come up with innovative social media campaigns to cater to the young voters. And they are doing it in a way the youth relates to the best — Bollywood and memes.
Updated on May 01, 2019 12:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByEtti Bali, New Delhi

Pak court dismisses sexual harassment case against Ali Zafar, complainant Meesha says ‘I’m truthful’

Ali’s statement in which he mentioned Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, received criticism on social media.
Ali Zafar has worked in Bollywood films as an actor as well as singer,
Ali Zafar has worked in Bollywood films as an actor as well as singer,
Updated on Apr 28, 2019 09:09 AM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByHT Correspondent

2019 Lok Sabha elections: Inside the social media war room of political parties

While 2014 saw parties taking to Twitter and Facebook, the tools of 2019 (Instagram, WhatsApp and Snapchat) have made the scale bigger, tools sharper and the messages shorter.
Updated on Apr 12, 2019 11:07 PM IST
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BySwapnil Rawal, Mumbai

India’s first voter Shyam Saran Negi moves EC against use of his name in BJP campaign

In a social media post, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pushapraj added ‘Chowkidar’ to Negi’s name seeking votes for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.
India’s first voter,100-year-old Shyam Saran Negi, on his way to cast his vote, at Kalpa, in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India, on November 9, 2017.(HT File)
India’s first voter,100-year-old Shyam Saran Negi, on his way to cast his vote, at Kalpa, in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India, on November 9, 2017.(HT File)
Updated on Mar 30, 2019 08:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByHT Correspondent, Shimla

Political interns fighting digital war against fake news for national interest this poll season

Student wings of political parties campaign aggressively on social media to counter rivals. The right-oriented Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) keeps an arm’s distance from the ideologically identical BJP but during its voter awareness and other social media campaigns, coins issues of national interest and patriotism.
Published on Mar 29, 2019 10:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByChandan Kumar, Lucknow

Opinion| EC’s social media guidelines may not be enough

The nature of social media will ensure that monitoring of such a large number of users won’t be possible for reasons as simple as the volume of content generated, its immediacy and the challenges with identifying sources.
The fake news problem on social media has a lot to do with the crisis that journalism is going through in current times.(Representative Image)
The fake news problem on social media has a lot to do with the crisis that journalism is going through in current times.(Representative Image)
Updated on Mar 13, 2019 07:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

It’s only words

Want to write that book that’s bubbling up within you? Here are some tips to get going
Updated on Mar 16, 2019 11:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySeema Goswami

Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week AW ’19: Grand Finale to celebrate saris

The grand finale will reinvent saris and make them more wearable for the younger generation. Join the campaign #sixyardsof by posting a picture on social media.
Model wearing a modernised version of a sari.(Photo by Amal KS/Hindustan Times)
Model wearing a modernised version of a sari.(Photo by Amal KS/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 08, 2019 01:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPrerna Gauba

Apple executive murder: Cop suspended, FIR filed for media campaign in support of accused constable

A senior police official said a constable Sarvesh Chaudhary posted in Etah had been suspended and departmental investigation had been ordered against him for launching a campaign on social media against the action taken by the police in the murder case of Apple executive Vivek Tiwari.
SIT members reconstruct the crime scene of the murder of Apple executive Vivek Tiwari in the presence of his wife Kalpana Tiwari and colleague Sana, in Lucknow, Oct 2, 2018.(PTI)
SIT members reconstruct the crime scene of the murder of Apple executive Vivek Tiwari in the presence of his wife Kalpana Tiwari and colleague Sana, in Lucknow, Oct 2, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 05, 2018 02:24 PM IST
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Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

UP: BJP firms up aggressive social media policy in run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha polls

The UP BJP has nearly 34 lakh followers on Facebook, while the party’s Twitter handle in the state has about 10 lakh followers. In addition, the BJP cadres are managing about 25000 WhatsApp groups in Uttar Pradesh.
The party plans to increase WhatsApp groups run or managed by cadres to about 50,000 to counter “propaganda” as well as to popularise party’s line.(Representative image)
The party plans to increase WhatsApp groups run or managed by cadres to about 50,000 to counter “propaganda” as well as to popularise party’s line.(Representative image)
Updated on Oct 02, 2018 01:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByManish Chandra Pandey, Lucknow

Social media posts supporting constable accused in Apple executive’s death surface

The post contains bank details of both the constables and the wife of Prashant Chaudhary, who is also a constable, with a message to provide financial assistance to the family.
Lucknow: File photo of Vivek Tiwari, who was shot by a police constable on patrol duty, in Lucknow, Saturday, Sept 29, 2018. Tiwari was shot dead after he allegedly refused to stop his car for checking in the posh Gomti Nagar area, police said.(PTI)
Lucknow: File photo of Vivek Tiwari, who was shot by a police constable on patrol duty, in Lucknow, Saturday, Sept 29, 2018. Tiwari was shot dead after he allegedly refused to stop his car for checking in the posh Gomti Nagar area, police said.(PTI)
Published on Sep 30, 2018 11:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Four-year-old girl’s body found in Surat, weeks after another minor found dead in same area

Police said there were multiple injury marks on the body, which was found in a secluded place. The body was found on Tuesday morning. She was killed some 18-20 hours prior to that, said the forensic science laboratory report.
The crime assumes significance as four months ago, an 11-year-old girl’s body was found in the same area. It was later found that the girl was raped before being murdered. The body of her mother was also recovered from the same area.(AP/Picture for representation)
The crime assumes significance as four months ago, an 11-year-old girl’s body was found in the same area. It was later found that the girl was raped before being murdered. The body of her mother was also recovered from the same area.(AP/Picture for representation)
Updated on Aug 10, 2018 11:03 AM IST
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Ahmedabad | ByHT Correspondent

Facebook identifies new campaign to mislead voters ahead of US congressional polls

Facebook Inc has identified a new coordinated political influence campaign to mislead users and organise rallies ahead of November’s US congressional elections, taking down dozens of fake accounts on its site, the company said on Tuesday.
A Russian propaganda arm tried to tamper in the 2016 US election by posting and buying ads on Facebook, according to Facebook and US intelligence agencies.(AFP/Photo for representation)
A Russian propaganda arm tried to tamper in the 2016 US election by posting and buying ads on Facebook, according to Facebook and US intelligence agencies.(AFP/Photo for representation)
Updated on Aug 01, 2018 10:34 AM IST
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San Francisco/Bengaluru/Washington | ByReuters

Congress social media ‘war room’ by next month

Lawyers, architects, doctors, cinematographers, film and IT experts are among the volunteers, who will be running the Congress social media campaign for the elections in Rajasthan.
Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot addresses the 'Mera Booth, Mera Gaurav' event in Jhalawar.(PTI)
Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot addresses the 'Mera Booth, Mera Gaurav' event in Jhalawar.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 13, 2018 10:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | BySachin Saini, Jaipur

BJP to train young guns for media campaign in Rajasthan

Ahead of the assembly polls in Rajasthan and two other states this year and Lok Sabha election in 2019, the BJP is readying a cadre of young faces from its state units across the country to be appointed as spokespersons and panellists
The responsibility of shortlisting the candidates and training them has been given to the BJYM, the youth wing of the BJP.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)
The responsibility of shortlisting the candidates and training them has been given to the BJYM, the youth wing of the BJP.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2018 10:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByUrvashi Dev Rawal

Bengaluru civic body’s ‘one pet per flat’ rule stirs angry debate on social media

The Bengaluru civic body’s new rules regarding ownership of pet dogs has left many pet owners fuming. City residents have taken to social media to pour out their anger, calling the new by-law “absolute outrageous”.
Representative Image(Shutterstock)
Representative Image(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 08:43 PM IST
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Rajasthan assembly polls: Cong, BJP go hyperlocal with social media thrust

Going beyond highlighting public issues and achievements, the Congress and the BJP are working on hyperlocal mode in Rajasthan with extensive use of social media to fight assembly elections scheduled later this year
Information technology cells of the Congress and the BJP will play a key role in Rajasthan assembly polls.(PTI File Photo)
Information technology cells of the Congress and the BJP will play a key role in Rajasthan assembly polls.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Nov 01, 2018 09:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySachin Saini, Jaipur
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