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Delhi Police wanted ban on TikTok for its ‘misuse’ in February riots, but govt ignored it

Delhi Police wanted to ban TikTok as it was allegedly being used to spread misinformation during the riots. It sent the file to the home ministry in March, but no action was taken then.

TikTok sensation streams video of his house, clothes to prove he is not ‘faking’ poverty

Arman Rathod's video on 15 May, where he is seen dancing to the Hrithik Roshan song 'you are my soniya', went viral on social media.
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TikTok’s Play Store rating drops to 2 after app carries video ‘glorifying’ acid attack

The hashtag #BanTikTok started trending after popular TikToker Faizal Siddiqui's video on 'acid attack' went viral on social media.
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Sudhir Chaudhury’s strange boast, a fearless Yashwant Sinha & a positive Amitabh Bachchan

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
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Mystery shrouds Noida teen’s ‘suicide over TikTok likes’, police suspect peer pressure

The youth hung himself from the ceiling fan in his room Thursday. He had created an account on TikTok just a day before.
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Busting treatment myths, English tutorials — look closely, TikTok is more than just cringe

People perceive TikTok as a bastion of unemployed youth, but many are actually using the platform to educate others, sustain themselves and use the platform as a career launch pad.
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Congress, SAD come out in support of SGPC ban on TikTok videos inside Golden Temple

The SGPC had last week prohibited making TikTok videos inside the Harmandar Sahib after a clip shot inside the temple by a girl went viral on social media. 
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California college student sues TikTok over data use

The student alleged TikTok harvested her videos, gathered personally identifiable information and then transferred that data to servers in China.
Feroza Aziz, 17, had put up a video last week pretending to give a tutorial on eyelash curling | Twitter

Also streaming on TikTok now — climate change videos and social experiments

US teen Feroza Aziz's viral TikTok video on Chinese concentration camps is just one of the ways the platform is being used as a tool for activism.
Feroza Aziz, 17, had put up a video last week pretending to give a tutorial on eyelash curling | Twitter

TikTok restores US teen’s account suspended for viral video on state of Uyghurs in China

American teenager Feroza Aziz had posted a series of videos that initially looked like makeup tutorials, but decried China's mass detention of Uyghur Muslims.

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Lalu’s loyalty to secularism is Tejashwi Yadav’s biggest political test in Modi’s India

In 1990, when then BJP president L.K. Advani was carrying out his rath yatra unbridled, it was Lalu Yadav as CM who had dared to stop him from entering Bihar.
Representational image. | A five gram gold coin sits on a counter inside a Titan Co. Tanishq jewellery store in Mumbai. | Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Tatas got panned for Tanishq ad. But this state govt is the largest shareholder in Titan

Titan was set up in 1984 as a joint venture between the Tata group and a state govt. While the Tatas own 25.02% stake, the state govt owns 27.88% stake in the company.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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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.