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Husbands are our culture, said Pakistani model Sadaf Kanwal. Then feminism lessons followed

The model-cum-actor said since she had married, she had to pick up her husband’s shoes, iron his clothes.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. | ANI

Modi now has over 70mn Twitter followers, BJP says he is ‘most followed head of state’ in world

While hashtag #CongratsModiJiFor70M trended on Twitter, many users also shared a 2018 Twitter study that claimed Modi had 60% fake followers.
Twitter Inc. logo | Bloomberg

‘What do you mean by contingent worker’: Delhi HC raps Twitter for non-compliance with IT rules

Delhi High Court tells Twitter to file a 'better affidavit' after it says it has appointed a 'contingent' worker, asks the company what this designation implies.
Representational image | Flag of Pakistan | Commons

Murder of ex-diplomat’s daughter has shaken Pakistan. Media & money are both being questioned

The brutal murder of 27-year-old Noor Mukadam has sparked fresh debate over the safety of women. Now there are thousands of tweets asking for justice.
From BJP spokesperson Gaurav Goel's page | Twitter

Water didn’t enter DTC bus, Delhi’s Minto Bridge not flooded. Viral video, photos are old

A viral video of water entering a low-floor bus amid heavy rains was originally taken in Jaipur in August 2020. Two pictures of waterlogging at Minto Bridge were taken in 2018 and 2020 respectively.
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Delhi HC directs Saket Gokhale to remove ‘defamatory’ tweets against ex-diplomat Lakshmi Puri

The court also restrained Gokhale from posting 'scandalous' tweets against Lakshmi Puri and her husband Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri during the course of the defamation suit.

SC to hear plea seeking probe into Tablighi event-related Islamophobic posts on Twitter

The apex court further asked the petitioner to read the new IT rules and come prepared in the appeal seeking directions guidelines against spreading of hate messages.

New IT rules empowering, protecting users, says Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

Vaishnaw was sworn in as the new Union minister for IT and communications in the Cabinet reshuffle earlier this week.

Twitter India appoints resident grievance officer under new IT rules, lists email contact

Twitter has also published its compliance report, another key requirement under the IT rules, for the period of 26 May 2021 to 25 June 2021.
Twitter Inc.'s headquarters in San Francisco | David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Delhi HC asks Twitter to file US notarised affidavit in 2 weeks on compliance with IT rules

The high court cleared that it wasn't extending any protection to the microblogging site, and said that the Modi govt was free to take action in case of any breach of the new rules.

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Cybersecurity breaches are on the rise. What can we do to become more resilient?

Effective collaboration between private and public sector leaders is key to ensuring a nation is cyber resilient. They must take a proactive stance.

Modi govt defers sale of 2 public sector banks to next financial year due to delays

Finance ministry is yet to finalise modalities to seek approval in Parliament for the sale, which leaves little time for the process to be completed this year.

Defence

IAF chief Bhadauria speaks to UAE counterpart on ways to strengthen ties between two forces

Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria’s two-day 'goodwill visit' to the middle-eastern country comes nearly 8 months after the Chief of Army Staff General Naravane travelled to the country.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.