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Trump piles the pressure on China, signs order to ban TikTok and WeChat

Trump cites national security risk for his order to ban the apps in 45 days. The move coincides with his push for the sale of TikTok's US business.
In one of the lanes of Majnu ka Tila in Delhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Delhi’s Majnu ka Tila loses connect with home Tibet after app ban, looks for alternative

Residents used WeChat to connect with families in Tibet as WhatsApp, Facebook are banned there. They, however, lauded the ban, saying it will hurt China.
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TikTok, WeChat were banned by armed forces much before Modi govt blocked them

The Army earlier this month had come up with an updated list of 89 apps, saying they would be banned for use. The list included TikTok, WeChat, Zoom, and even Facebook.
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Can Modi govt know who you text? Should FB be liable for your posts? We’ll know in Jan 2020

Apart from deciding on end-to-end encryption for chats, the amended IT Rules will also decide on what content belongs on the internet.
Chinese customers look at the new iPhone X at an Apple store | Getty images

Censored, yes, but China’s versions of Instagram and WhatsApp are a global rage

Apps like TikTok and We Chat reportedly have millions of users around the world, and a bike-sharing app has already reached 200 cities.
Indian Army soldiers in a truck.

Indian troops on China border told to format smartphones, delete 42 apps

Based on intelligence inputs, troops on the China border told to delete apps like WeChat, Truecaller that have been banned due to data security implications.

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What about Dalit priest at Ayodhya Ram Mandir? Even Communist intellectuals won’t demand it

It is being said that the Ram Mandir will be more significant than the Vatican of Rome and the Mecca of Saudi Arabia. But will it change the status of Dalits and Shudras?

These are the things Indians have been spending their money on during the pandemic

Immunity boosters, comfort foods and digital services are some of the items Indian consumers have been buying in the lockdown months.


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This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
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.