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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

US ban on Chinese ownership of TikTok does no favours for Facebook, Google

By citing data privacy and foreign influence to justify its restrictions, the US has thrown a spotlight on issues that Silicon Valley’s social media giants have kept in the shadows.
Customers talk on mobile phones outside a Vodafone India Ltd. store | ThePrint,in

Vodafone Idea posts eighth straight loss, loses more subscribers

Vodafone Idea has so far failed to win better payment terms from the govt on the money it owes. Its net debt was Rs 1.2 lakh crore as of the quarter ended June.

Defence

Representational image of military equipment in Ladakh | Photo: ANI

Document saying sensitive Ladakh standoff likely to be prolonged removed from MoD website

In the official document, now taken down from its website, defence ministry also said Chinese aggression increasing along LAC and 'more particularly' in Galwan valley since 5 May.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.