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Karnataka Congress chief D.K. Shivakumar on his way to hoist the national flag at the party office in Bengaluru on 2 July 2020 | Twitter | @DKShivakumar

Congress puts up grand digital show as DK Shivakumar officially takes over as Karnataka chief

The party put up over 12,000 LEDs in 6,608 panchayats and connected with nearly 10 lakh people via Facebook, Zoom and regional channels.
Woman working on a laptop (Representational image) | Flickr

Covid forced employees to go digital, but it will now be key to survive in the workplace

Before Covid-19, many workers lacked key skills including digital capabilities. But transitioning to virtual work and planning for the future will now be crucial.
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Chief dazzling officer to chief depressed officer: Why chief digital officers often fail

The trendiest C-suite role for the past few years has almost certainly been the Chief Digital Officer. However, evidence says that the role’s attraction is dimming.
The Facebook Inc. WhatsApp application is displayed in the App Store on an Apple Inc

The rise of Pegasus and why India should know the problem with hiring ‘internet mercenaries’

Pegasus, the spyware behind India’s WhatsApp snooping incident, has been used in over 45 countries and comes with a hefty price.
The record industry got rid of vinyl fabrication when CDs appeared, but small producers and record stores that function as community centers have kept the culture alive | Pixabay

Why vinyl records, paper books and glossy magazines will never go away

The effect of psychological ownership will always trump technology -- it’s hard for people to feel they own something they can’t physically touch.
In today's age of technology and social media, the fastest finger outdoes everyone | Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Has the Internet killed the film critic in India?

In this age of 'fastest finger first', do critics have the time to digest a film before they put out their reviews, asks editor-screenwriter Asrani.   

On Camera

The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.
An employee counts Indian rupee banknotes at a Walmart Inc. Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Hyderabad, India, on 16 March 2019 (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

In ‘Diwali bonus’, govt waives interest-on-interest even for those who didn’t opt for moratorium

After its affidavit to SC, govt orders issues waiver norms including cashback by 5 November. All standard accounts up to 29 February eligible for benefits.

Defence

INS Vikramaditya | @DefenceDecode | Twitter

Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.