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Vietnamese restaurant introduces India-Pakistan ‘peace pizza’, social media not impressed

Pizza 4P's in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam introduced three peace pizzas — India-Pakistan, US-China and Israel-Palestine.
Indian involved in cryptocurrency fraud

FBI says it helped Twitter, Facebook disrupt Russian influence campaign ahead of US polls

FBI says it provided Twitter & Facebook with information to take down accounts associated with Russian campaign that tried to hire unwitting US-based journalists and use political ads.

Tear-gas journalists, Trump’s top health spokesman tweets & then deletes Twitter account

'Gas all of them', top US health spokesman Michael Caputo's tweet read. He was commenting on a video posted by a self-described journalist saying they were about to be tear-gassed.
Japan's Defence Minister Taro Kono posted a video on social media of two animated versions of himself dancing | Twitter

Among Japan’s PM hopefuls is the ‘dancing’, social media savvy Defence Minister Taro Kono

Taro Kono has won over many on Twitter with animated videos of him dancing. The minister has endorsed Yoshihide Suga for Japan's top job despite his aspirations of becoming PM.
Iranian-Canadian author and podcaster Armin Navabi | Twitter

VHP leader files complaint against Twitter for Iranian-Canadian author’s post on ‘sexy’ Kali

Vishwa Hindu Parishad spokesperson Vinod Bansal hit out at Twitter India for allowing Iranian-Canadian Armin Navabi's use of 'derogatory words' that hurt his religious sentiments.
File photo of Donald Trump at a rally | Bloomberg

Facebook, Twitter flag Trump for misleading posts on voting

Trump suggested that people vote in person as well as by mail, which could be interpreted as advising people to vote twice and is also illegal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

PM Narendra Modi’s Twitter account linked to personal website hacked

Hacker 'John Wick' reportedly posted messages seeking donations to PM's Covid relief fund using bitcoins. Twitter said it was investigating the matter.
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Facebook not among those eligible to get central govt ads but Google, Twitter make the cut

Modi govt devised a policy for social media ads in May. Before the new policy kicked in, no social media firm was eligible to directly get advertisements from Centre.
Actress Kangana Ranaut at Cannes Film Festival

Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter timeline is Manorama yearbook, Jhansi ki Rani edition

Mental health, Sushant Singh Rajput, caste, Bloomsbury’s book withdrawal — the actress has a hot take on everything. And her army of fans are lapping it up.

When abuse generates revenue, India gets ‘Hindustani Bhaus’ as icons

Bullying has become a major part of the online culture. Be it Kangana Ranaut bullying Sara Ali Khan or Shubham Mishra wanting to rape a female comedian.

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JP Nadda and Rahul Gandhi

JP Nadda and Rahul Gandhi have built the same team. Modi’s governance plans can wait

If you look at the credentials of BJP president JP Nadda’s new appointees, you will know why Modi-Shah’s party has a rough road ahead.
Representational image of sugar cubes | Photographer: Vincent Mundy/Bloomberg

Govt extends sugar export deadline by 3 months till December due to pandemic

The food ministry said the extension was being provided as several mills faced logistical issues to export amid the Covid situation.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.