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Cricket - ICC Cricket World Cup - India v Australia - The Oval, London, Britain - June 9, 2019 India's Shikhar Dhawan reacts after losing his wicket(Action Images via Reuters)

ICC World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan hints WC not over, shares cryptic tweet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 02:39 PM IST
Shikhar Dhawan will miss India’s next three games -- against New Zealand (Thursday), Pakistan (Sunday) and Afghanistan (June 22) -- owing to a hairline fracture in his left thumb. He continues to be with the squad but under observation.
As foreign minister, Sushma Swaraj is most-admired for responding to the many SOS that she received from Indians and foreigners alike.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
As foreign minister, Sushma Swaraj is most-admired for responding to the many SOS that she received from Indians and foreigners alike.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Minister’s deleted tweet sparks off buzz about Sushma Swaraj. She clarifies

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 11:58 PM IST
The Union health minister’s tweet appeared to confirm the buzz that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had opted to induct a retired career diplomat S Jaishankar as Foreign Minister, could appoint her as a Governor.
Lawyers for Natasha Tynes filed suit against publisher Rare Bird Lit., Inc. in Los Angeles County Superior Court, saying the company breached its contract and defamed the Maryland author.(Picture Courtesy: Goodreads)
Lawyers for Natasha Tynes filed suit against publisher Rare Bird Lit., Inc. in Los Angeles County Superior Court, saying the company breached its contract and defamed the Maryland author.(Picture Courtesy: Goodreads)

Writer sues publisher for $13 million after losing book deal over a tweet

Washington | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 12:40 PM IST
In the lawsuit, Tynes’ lawyers say the company’s inflammatory statements forced their client to temporarily flee back to Jordan with her family because they endured weeks of online harassment, including death threats and racial slurs.
Party spokesperson Sachin Sawant said, “The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hired several such people to malign historical figures and public personalities.”(HT Photo)
Party spokesperson Sachin Sawant said, “The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hired several such people to malign historical figures and public personalities.”(HT Photo)

Congress slams actor over tweet insulting Shivaji

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 04:59 AM IST
BJP spokesperson Keshav Upadhyaya said, “This has nothing to do with the BJP. She is not related in any way to our party.”
There has been no official confirmation on the reason behind the Twitter account going missing.(PTI FILE)
There has been no official confirmation on the reason behind the Twitter account going missing.(PTI FILE)

Cong social media head quits Twitter after row over tweet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 11:15 PM IST
Spandana, who did not respond to repeated calls, texts and email from HT seeking her views, had praised Nirmala Sitharaman after she took over as the new finance minister on Friday.
Shoaib Akhtar after getting Kevin Pietersen out in a Test match(@Shoaib100mph)
Shoaib Akhtar after getting Kevin Pietersen out in a Test match(@Shoaib100mph)

ICC World Cup 2019: Shoaib Akhtar posts inspirational tweet for Pakistan, Kevin Pietersen trolls him

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 08:23 AM IST
After a series of tweets in favour of the Pakistan cricketers, Akhtar once again tried to motivate them by posting a photograph of him getting Pietersen out in a Test match. But unfortunately, the tweet somewhat backfired for Akhtar as Pietersen hit back at him.
File photo of Nidhi Chaudhari.
File photo of Nidhi Chaudhari.

IAS officer faces backlash after ‘sarcastic’ tweet on Mahatma Gandhi

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 06:15 PM IST
NCP legislator Jitendra Awhad has demanded for Chaudhari’s suspension. He said, “Chaudhari is an IAS officer, and this is not expected out of her. What she tweeted was totally uncalled for.”
Jaishankar has previously served as Foreign Secretary from 2015-2018 and was appointed as Minister of External Affairs in the newly formed BJP-led NDA government.(PTI)
Jaishankar has previously served as Foreign Secretary from 2015-2018 and was appointed as Minister of External Affairs in the newly formed BJP-led NDA government.(PTI)

Proud to follow in Sushma Swaraj’s footsteps, says Jaishankar in 1st tweet

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 09:46 PM IST
Jaishankar also thanked everyone for their good wishes.
The food-centric tweets left netizens in splits.(Twitter/@roooossshhiiiii)
The food-centric tweets left netizens in splits.(Twitter/@roooossshhiiiii)

These ‘I say, they hear’ tweets are the latest Internet craze

By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 01:49 PM IST
Twitter user @roooossshhiiiii started the trend by tweeting “I say Punjabi, they hear butter chicken,” and soon others came up with their own creative versions.
India's Vijay Shankar, left and Ambati Rayudu celebrate after winning the second one-day international cricket match against Australia in Nagpur, India, Tuesday, March 5, 2019.(AP)
India's Vijay Shankar, left and Ambati Rayudu celebrate after winning the second one-day international cricket match against Australia in Nagpur, India, Tuesday, March 5, 2019.(AP)

ICC World Cup 2019: Vijay Shankar reacts to Ambati Rayudu’s 3-D tweet

UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 01:53 PM IST
Speaking to a popular YouTube show hosted, Vijay Shankar said he knows how a cricketer can feel after being dropped from the side and he is certain that Rayudu had no intentions of targeting him.
“I know he is man of his words...now leave,” tweeted another.(HT Photo)
“I know he is man of his words...now leave,” tweeted another.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019 | ‘Keep your word and quit’: Tweeple to Sidhu on Rahul’s loss

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 07:48 PM IST
In April, Sidhu had announced he would quit politics if Rahul Gandhi lost elections from Amethi.
Shared on May 20, the video has gathered some 151,000 views and more than 15,000 “likes”.(Twitter/@anandmahindra)
Shared on May 20, the video has gathered some 151,000 views and more than 15,000 “likes”.(Twitter/@anandmahindra)

Anand Mahindra’s tweet on ‘khatiya-vator’ is the best example of ‘jugaad’

UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 05:02 PM IST
The tweet, accompanied by a video, shows the use of what he calls a “khatiya-vator”. What is it? Well, exactly as it sounds, a khatiya (cot) attached to a construction vehicle.
Congress party president Rahul Gandhi tweeted that there was a new word in the English dictionary, ‘Modilie’.(ANI)
Congress party president Rahul Gandhi tweeted that there was a new word in the English dictionary, ‘Modilie’.(ANI)

Rahul Gandhi jabs PM Modi with tweet on ‘new word’ in dictionary

Hindustan Times, New Dehi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 09:24 PM IST
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi claimed that a new word has been added in the English dictionary - ‘Modilie’.
The tweet has gained more than 320,000 “likes” and 81,000 retweets.(Twitter/@JesseNeon)
The tweet has gained more than 320,000 “likes” and 81,000 retweets.(Twitter/@JesseNeon)

Man’s tweet about smart bear bribing his dog goes viral

By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2019 02:52 PM IST
This interspecies cooperation amazed Tweeple. While some called him a “good boy”, others were simply surprised by the entire incident.
Shared by various Twitter users, some of these are funny, while others will motivate you.(Twitter/@The_Sarcastic_J)
Shared by various Twitter users, some of these are funny, while others will motivate you.(Twitter/@The_Sarcastic_J)

Tweets that will brighten up your boring Tuesday

By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 12:57 PM IST
After a relaxing Sunday, unless you belong to the unfortunate group working on a weekend, Tuesday is a day that is too far from the next weekend. Hence, there is a chance that you might be gulping down coffee and grudgingly starting this day of the week.
A spokesperson for IIT-B told HT the institute initiated a search to track the location from where the tweet was uploaded and if found to be uploaded from within the campus, punitive action will be taken against the person.(HT Photo)
A spokesperson for IIT-B told HT the institute initiated a search to track the location from where the tweet was uploaded and if found to be uploaded from within the campus, punitive action will be taken against the person.(HT Photo)

IIT-Bombay faces flak for tweet on BJP, says not our handle

Hindustan Times, MUMBAI | By Shreya Bhandary
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 08:06 AM IST
Within an hour, the handle replaced the tweet with another tweet, clearing the air on the earlier message.
A tweet’s virality is modulated most by its early spread rate and a gradual loss of interest over time.
A tweet’s virality is modulated most by its early spread rate and a gradual loss of interest over time.

This is what determines if a tweet can go viral

Beijing | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 02:52 PM IST
A new “Infectivity” model developed by Li Weihua and team from Beihang University, China can accurately predict a tweet lifespan.
Two tweets by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with communal overtures have been taken down by Twitter following a directive from the Election Commission.(HT File Photo)
Two tweets by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with communal overtures have been taken down by Twitter following a directive from the Election Commission.(HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Twitter deletes Yogi Adityanath, Giriraj Singh tweets

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 12:54 AM IST
Social networking platforms Twitter, WhatsApp and Facebook had removed more than 500 posts, advertisements, accounts and other objectionable content found to be violating the model code of conduct (MCC), following directions from the EC, between April 10 and 11.
BJP leaders said they are going to file a complaint in this regard with the Delhi chief electoral officer and the Delhi police commissioner on Saturday.(HT file PHOTO)
BJP leaders said they are going to file a complaint in this regard with the Delhi chief electoral officer and the Delhi police commissioner on Saturday.(HT file PHOTO)

Bhartiya Janta Party objects to Kejriwal’s tweet on Holi: Aam Aadmi Party clarifies

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2019 11:44 AM IST
Referring to a tweet by the CM depicting a man with a broom chasing a symbol (resembling a swastik), BJP MLA Vijender Gupta said, “The swastik symbol is essential to every religious ceremony of Hindus but cartoon shared by Kejriwal makes fun of the swastik.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday sought to expand his self-designated “chowkidar” status to the rest of the country and said that everyone who was social evils was a “chowkidar”.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday sought to expand his self-designated “chowkidar” status to the rest of the country and said that everyone who was social evils was a “chowkidar”.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

PM Modi launches BJP’s poll campaign with ‘main bhi chowkidar’ tweet

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2019 09:45 PM IST
The tweet is aimed at launching the ‘Mai Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign and is being seen as a kick-starter for BJP’s campaign for Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
Gandhinagar: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during Jan Sankalp Rally ahead of Lok Sabha elections, in Gandhinagar.(AP)
Gandhinagar: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during Jan Sankalp Rally ahead of Lok Sabha elections, in Gandhinagar.(AP)

Priyanka makes first tweets, recalls words of Gandhi

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2019 07:43 AM IST
She also tweeted words of Mahatama Gandhi along with a picture of some of his belongings including his charkha.
Former Meghalaya chief minister of Meghalaya Mukul Sangma of Congress addresses a press conference.(ANI)
Former Meghalaya chief minister of Meghalaya Mukul Sangma of Congress addresses a press conference.(ANI)

Meghalaya opposition boycotts Governor’s address over his anti-Kashmiri tweet

Hindustan Times, Shillong | By David Laitphlang
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2019 10:52 PM IST
The Opposition Congress boycotted a ceremonial address by Meghalaya governor Tathagata Roy in the state assembly in protest against his controversial tweets after the Pulwama terror attack.
Kapil Mishra (pictured) had accused Ashish Joshi of misusing his official position by filing the complaint on the ministry letterhead.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)
Kapil Mishra (pictured) had accused Ashish Joshi of misusing his official position by filing the complaint on the ministry letterhead.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)

Bureaucrat suspended for tweet against former AAP minister Kapil Mishra

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prawesh Lama
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2019 12:44 AM IST
The bureaucrat, Ashish Joshi, had filed a complaint with Delhi Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik demanding action against Kapil Mishra for circulating a “highly incendiary video” provoking people to attack those who are “against the nation”.
(Unsplash)
(Unsplash)

How tweets influence millennials, decoded

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2019 01:22 PM IST
Tweets, either for or against, can influence the thinking process of young people and the speed of the messenger matters here too, say researchers.
File picture of Manoj Tiwary(SPORTZPICS for BCCI)
File picture of Manoj Tiwary(SPORTZPICS for BCCI)

‘Wondering what went wrong’ - Manoj Tiwary puts out tweet after being snubbed at IPL auctions

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 09:21 PM IST
Tiwary, who captains Bengal in the domestic circuit, shared picutres of his past achievements and questioned what went wrong after he found no buyers in Japiur.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted this photo on Friday with the caption, “The united colours of Rajasthan!”(Twitter)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted this photo on Friday with the caption, “The united colours of Rajasthan!”(Twitter)

In one tweet, Rahul Gandhi hints at end of two-day impasse over Rajasthan CM

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 03:17 PM IST
After two days and several rounds of discussions, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday signalled an end to the standoff between Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot for the Rajasthan chief minister’s post.
Social media site Twitter Saturday said it has recorded 1.2 million tweets related to the upcoming assembly elections in the past one week alone.(REUTERS)
Social media site Twitter Saturday said it has recorded 1.2 million tweets related to the upcoming assembly elections in the past one week alone.(REUTERS)

Twitter records 1.2 million tweets on upcoming assembly elections

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2018 09:20 PM IST
Social media site Twitter Saturday said it has recorded 1.2 million tweets related to the upcoming assembly elections in the past one week alone, as the nation gears up for polls in Chattisgarh, Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Telangana.
Virat Kohli reacts after completing his 10,000 runs in ODI, during the 2nd ODI cricket match against West Indies in Visakhapatnam.(PTI)
Virat Kohli reacts after completing his 10,000 runs in ODI, during the 2nd ODI cricket match against West Indies in Visakhapatnam.(PTI)

‘No over-speeding challan’ for Virat Kohli, says Mumbai Police in viral tweet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 04:36 PM IST
Virat Kohli became Wednesday the fastest-ever batsman to reach 10,000 one-day international runs, making history in his 205th innings against the West Indies in Visakhapatnam.
The assault by the police officer’s son — identified as Rohit Tomar — was reportedly shot by a friend. Tomar was seen assaulting her and pulling her hair, which sometimes appeared to shock his friend as well.(Picture for representation)
The assault by the police officer’s son — identified as Rohit Tomar — was reportedly shot by a friend. Tomar was seen assaulting her and pulling her hair, which sometimes appeared to shock his friend as well.(Picture for representation)

Delhi cop’s son seen bashing woman in video, held after Rajnath Singh’s tweet

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2018 03:06 AM IST
A 21-year-old man, son of an assistant sub-inspector, purportedly seen slapping and kicking a woman after knocking her to the ground in a video that was shared widely on social media, was arrested on molestation and assault charges after Union home minister Rajnath Singh intervened.
Cheteshwar Pujara should be included in the second Test between India and England, according to Virender Sehwag.(AP)
Cheteshwar Pujara should be included in the second Test between India and England, according to Virender Sehwag.(AP)

India vs England: Virender Sehwag’s tweet on Cheteshwar Pujara reignites selection debate

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2018 04:52 PM IST
Virender Sehwag believes that India should give Cheteshwar Pujara a chance in the second Test match at Lord’s and he expressed his opinion on Twitter.
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