Social media’s election plan: Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp want to bring transparency

She’s Twittersphere’s newest star. Last week, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra joined Twitter and within 24 hours, racked up 160,000 followers. Of course, Priyanka’s nowhere near Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 45-million-plus followers. But she and former Uttar Pradesh chief Mayawati, the Bahujan Samaj Party supremo who’s another Twitter newcomer, are notching up Twitter followers fast. Mayawati sent […]

Supreme Court sacks 2 of its own over change in order on Ambani

The Supreme Court on Wednesday summarily dismissed two court officials for allegedly tampering with an uploaded judicial order that erroneously created an impression that industrialist Anil Ambani had been exempted from personal appearance in a contempt case. The court exercised extraordinary powers under Article 311 of the Constitution to dismiss the court masters, Manav Sharma […]

Apex court reserves order on Ericsson’s contempt plea against RCom chief Anil Ambani, others

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on Ericsson India’s plea seeking contempt action against Reliance Communications Ltd (RCom) chairman Anil Ambani and two others for not clearing of its Rs 550-crore dues. A bench of Justices RF Nariman and Vineet Saran said it was reserving its verdict. During the hearing, senior advocate Dushyant […]

Panel firm on Twitter boss

The parliamentary standing committee on information technology on Monday decided to give Twitter’s head honchos, including CEO Jack Dorsey, time till February 25 to appear before it. The panel refused to engage with the micro-blogging site’s India team, which had gone to Parliament in the hope of answering the committee’s queries.