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Quinton de Kock (left) celebrates Fakhar Zaman's run out in the second ODI. (Twitter)

Fakhar Zaman's run out for 193 sparks 'spirit of cricket' debate on Twitter

UPDATED ON APR 05, 2021 03:26 PM IST
  • Pakistan batsman Fakhar Zaman, who played one of the best innings in the history of the 50-over game, fell to a cheeky run out initiated by opposition wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock.
File Photo(Reuters)
File Photo(Reuters)

Twitter to review platform rules for world leaders, asks users to weigh in

AFP |
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2021 07:10 PM IST
The announcement comes after Twitter joined other social networks banning then-president Donald Trump for his comments seen as inciting the violent attack on the US Capitol in January.
Kangana Ranaut informed her fans on joining Koo.
Kangana Ranaut informed her fans on joining Koo.

Kangana is now on Koo app, introduces herself as 'hot blooded Kshatriya woman'

UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 10:12 AM IST
Actor Kangana Ranaut has joined the Indian microblogging platform, Koo. She shared the information on Twitter with her fans.
The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Centre and Twitter. (AP File Photo )
The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Centre and Twitter. (AP File Photo )

SC notices to Twitter, Centre on plea seeking mechanism to check fake news

UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 12:58 PM IST
The petition by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinit Goenka to regulate content on social media platforms has also sought a crackdown on “anti-India messages” sent through social media to provoke violence in the country.
Ministers Piyush Goyal, RS Prasad, several government departments have opened accounts on Koo.
Ministers Piyush Goyal, RS Prasad, several government departments have opened accounts on Koo.

India made app Koo now has over 3 million users

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 05:06 PM IST
  • Koo co-founder Aprameya Radhakrishna all took to Twitter to highlight the rising popularity of the platform. "Our systems are facing more load than ever. Thank you for placing your trust in us. Our team is working on overdrive to fix it,” she tweeted.
Ravi Shankar Prasad
Ravi Shankar Prasad

'Work in India, bring FDI, but...': RS Prasad's message to Twitter in Parliament

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2021 11:14 AM IST
The government respects social media but they can't violate India's law, Constitution, the minister said. Double standards will not be allowed, RS Prasad said in Parliament, referring to Twitter's action after US Capitol violence.
Greta Thunberg reiterated her support to farmers protesting at Delhi borders(AFP)
Greta Thunberg reiterated her support to farmers protesting at Delhi borders(AFP)

In meeting with Twitter, ministry mentions Greta's toolkit, US Capitol violence

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2021 11:32 AM IST
Twitter was told that it was not actually siding with ‘freedom of expression’, but with those who seek to abuse such freedom and provoke disturbance to public order.
Tejasvi Surya on Wednesday urged the ministry to act stringently against Twitter(PTI Photo)
Tejasvi Surya on Wednesday urged the ministry to act stringently against Twitter(PTI Photo)

'Holding itself above laws': Tejasvi Surya on Twitter blog post

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2021 02:06 PM IST
Twitter is picking and choosing what law to follow and what not to, Tejasvi Surya tweeted.
The Govt-Twitter tussle escalated on Wednesday as the IT ministry reacted to Twitter's blog post on Koo, and not very congenially.
The Govt-Twitter tussle escalated on Wednesday as the IT ministry reacted to Twitter's blog post on Koo, and not very congenially.

On Koo, Centre says Twitter's 'free expression' blog before meeting is 'unusual'

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2021 02:53 PM IST
The timing of the blog post appears unusual to the Centre as Twitter sought a meeting with Central representatives but posted the blog before the meeting.
Ministers Piyush Goyal, RS Prasad, several government departments have opened accounts on Koo.
Ministers Piyush Goyal, RS Prasad, several government departments have opened accounts on Koo.

What is Koo? Which ministers have already joined this made-in-India app?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2021 08:47 AM IST
Unlike Twitter, Koo registers users through OTP based on mobile number. The made-in-India app also supports several Indian languages.
In one of the now-deleted tweets, Ranaut was responding to cricketer Rohit Sharma’s statement of solidarity(File photo)
In one of the now-deleted tweets, Ranaut was responding to cricketer Rohit Sharma’s statement of solidarity(File photo)

Why did Twitter delete Kangana Ranaut’s tweets?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 03:36 PM IST
Twitter's policy states that if a tweet is found to be violating rules and yet to be deleted by the owner of the account, it will be hidden behind a notice. A country’s authorised entity — in most cases the government — can also request Twitter to remove tweets or accounts for justifiable reasons.
Representational Image. (File photo)
Representational Image. (File photo)

Govt puts Twitter on notice for unblocking 250 accounts, threatens prosecution

By Deeksha Bhardwaj, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 03:57 PM IST
Twitter withheld from Indian users nearly 250 accounts that allegedly used a controversial hashtag after the government asked the social media company to block access “to prevent escalation of violence”
While some were disgusted by gulab jamun pizza, a few liked it.(Twitter/@burhanmz)
While some were disgusted by gulab jamun pizza, a few liked it.(Twitter/@burhanmz)

Gulab jamun pizza pic goes viral, sparks online debate. Which side are you on?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 06:35 PM IST
The image of gulab jamun pizza has sparked a wave of reactions among people.
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