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Modi govt drops ‘surveillance’ clauses in fresh search for social media partner 

I&B ministry is looking for a private firm to handle its social media accounts. Multiple attempts earlier were foiled by clauses that raised privacy concerns.
Representational image of social media apps | Alexander Bahena | Pixabay

Army officer challenges social media ban in HC, calls it ‘arbitrary, unconstitutional’

Lt Col P.K. Choudhary, who filed plea in Delhi HC, sought withdrawal of new policy on the grounds that it was 'arbitrary executive action'. Hearing is likely Tuesday.
File photo | Adrima Joshua | Twitter/@Agrimonious

Agrima Joshua is Everywoman on social media with a view. We know why she apologised

Comedian Agrima Joshua’s battle is the battle of every opinionated woman in India. And they are no stranger to death and rape threats.
Supreme Court

Can courts impose restrictions on use of social media while granting bail? SC to decide

The matter came up before the SC while hearing a petition by Congress leader Sachin Chaudhary, who was granted bail in a sedition case on the condition that he did not use social media.
Kanpur's wanted criminal Vikas Dubey | ThePrint

Brahmin pride and pain flood Facebook after Vikas Dubey’s encounter killing

For many social media users, gangster Vikas Dubey was first and foremost a Brahmin — a ‘tiger’ whose killing is just another ‘atrocity’ on the community under 'Thakur' CM Yogi Adityanath.
The hut in which Dinesh Pawar lives with his family in Jamde village, Maharashtra | By special arrangement

TikTok made rural India into DIY Eklavyas

Chinese apps like TikTok adored every rejected ‘unequal’ Indian. The mainstream elite and privileged people can cry anti-national all they want.
Bashir Khan's widow is consoled by her relatives and neighbours at their house in Srinagar | Azaan Javaid | ThePrint

Row in Kashmir over viral photo of kid sitting on grandfather’s corpse after militant attack

A 65-year-old civil contractor died in Kashmir Wednesday following a militant attack on CRPF personnel. His family claims he was dragged out of his car and killed.
A medic works with a sample for a rapid antibody test in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha | Representational image | PTI

How Facebook groups, websites are helping Covid patients connect with plasma donors

Set up by regular people, India's KAB Welfare Foundation & Dhoondh, Pakistan's Corona Recovered Warriors connect plasma donors with Covid patients.
Representational image | Credit: Unilever.com

Unilever’s Facebook ad boycott only applies to US, won’t affect Indian subsidiary HUL

Unilever will be stopping ads on platforms like Facebook & Twitter as part of a US campaign aimed at building pressure on social media sites to crack down on hate speech.
Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan retired from all forms of cricket in January this year | Photo: ANI

Doing your job sincerely is patriotic, not abusing someone on Twitter: Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan opens up about being trolled on social media, the culture within the Indian cricket team and on celebrities staying quiet on controversies.

On Camera

Indian Army personnel keep vigilance at Bumla pass at the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh | Photographer: Biju Boro via Getty Images | Bloomberg

Galwan lesson for Indian soldiers: Don’t wait for orders, just assume them

Indian soldiers and officers on the ground are the best judge of what action to take. They must not let the absence of an 'order' become a ground for ‘inaction’.
Mukesh Ambani

After raising $20 billion for Jio, Mukesh Ambani is seeking money for Reliance Retail

Mukesh Ambani told shareholders that Reliance Retail is getting inquiries from investors & may start bringing some on board in the coming months.

Defence

The new SiG 716 G2 rifles in use with the Indian Army | By special arrangement

Rifles, missiles, ammunition, drones — armed forces on shopping spree amid LAC tensions

Unprecedented emergency powers given to armed forces under the capital budget, for purchases of new equipment and systems, are likely to ease bottlenecks.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.