WEBDESK: The President of the United States sent three tweets from his first ever Twitter account and attracted 1.65million followers within a few hours.This is not the first time Obama has tweeted. He has occasionally signed tweets from the @WhiteHouse account (6.2 million followers) with his initials, “-bo” and also has used @BarackObama (59 million followers), an account run by Organizing for Action, Obama’s former campaign team.But the @POTUS account will be “a new way for President Obama to engage directly with the American people, with tweets coming exclusively from him,” said Alex Wall, a social media strategist with the White House, in a blog post.Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign relied heavily on social media.
MADHUSUDANKATI, India Charity workers have teamed with an impoverished village in eastern India to develop what they say is the world s cheapest bottle of drinking water -- costing less than one US cent.After years of suffering illnesses from drinking polluted ground water, residents of Madusudankati are now receiving clean bottled supplies thanks to a new purification plant."I saw a ray of hope when I heard that a water purifying plant would be installed in our village," local
New York: Thousands of demonstrators, including many fast-food workers, protested in New York on Wednesday demanding a minimum wage of $15 an hour to escape poverty in America´s largest city.Fast-food workers held strikes in more than 230 American cities, joined by airport, construction and child care staff, as well as people working in education, organizers said, calling it the largest mobilization of underpaid workers in the US.Between 10,000 and 15,000 took part