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Basavaraj Bommai takes oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on 28 July, 2021 | Twitter/ANI

As video of teary-eyed Bommai at pet’s funeral goes viral, netizens praise ‘dog lover’ CM

The newly-appointed Karnataka CM lost his pet Sunny, earlier this month. The video is of the dog's last rites being performed, where Bommai appears visibly upset and is seen wiping his eyes.
Chief Justice of India NV Ramana | ANI File Photo

Judiciary cannot be controlled or else ‘rule of law’ will become illusory, CJI Ramana says

CJI N.V. Ramana cautioned judges against getting swayed by the emotional pitch of public opinion, and also said media trials cannot be a guiding factor in deciding cases.
File photo of Twitter Inc. logo. | Bloomberg

The 13 times Twitter India faced action, questions in 41 days amid govt push for new IT rules

From the 'manipulated media' label to the toolkit controversy and compliance issues over new IT rules, Twitter India's relationship with Modi govt has been tense these past few months.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Don’t rush to cancel wokes in McCarthyist panic. Keep 5 things in mind

Wokes have been called illiberal, online lynch mobs, an intolerant new religion and 'souped-up' Communists.

A new globalisation is taking shape, and it’s good and bad news for India

Cross-border problems — climate change, terrorism, etc — in a more integrated world are forcing nations to come together, even as elements of traditional globalisation lose traction. 

42% Americans would give up TV, pet, car before giving up social media, survey shows

Survey by Paris-based The Reboot Foundation finds that over 70% of Americans would delete all their social media accounts for $10,000 or more while 20% would do it for $1 million.
Representational image of security forces at an encounter site in Jammu and Kashmir

In Kashmir, veracity takes a back seat to virality. Army must lead the information war

In Punjab, pictures of militant leaders showing their opulent lifestyle were made public to bring the reality to the people. Kashmir can take cue.

Digital Gabbar’s founder & CEO Rohit Mehta shares tips to ace digital marketing

Digital Gabbar's Rohit Mehta explains how digital marketing can be implemented in the correct way.
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‘Law of the land supreme’, parliamentary panel tells Twitter over non-compliance of IT rules

Twitter has been given two weeks to respond in writing to questions raised by the panel that included those on the 'Congress toolkit' incident and the Ghaziabad assault case.
Representative image of a person logging in to Twitter on his mobile | Pixabay

Clubhouse vs Twitter Spaces is heating up. But not a cola war yet

The best thing to do for those who lost interest in Clubhouse and were never keen on Spaces is to return to some “old-fashioned” Discord.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.