Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicWhatsApp rumors

Topic: WhatsApp rumors

Why liberals love to fantasise about a Narendra Modi-Amit Shah split. Five reasons

After Vajpayee-Advani, Sonia-Manmohan, the latest targets of break-up theories are Amit Shah and Narendra Modi.

WhatsApp warriors during Covid-19 crisis — first line of defence for PM Modi

Messages on how coronavirus will be killed due to high temperature started circulating on WhatsApp, justifying PM Modi’s call to light candles and torches.

WhatsApp isn’t shutting down, you don’t have to pay to use it. Viral forwards are fake

Attributed to PM Modi, one of the several messages doing the rounds claims WhatsApp will be shut from 11.30 pm to 6.00 am daily.

Quitting the school WhatsApp group is the liberation Indians need

We went to the same school, but we certainly all went to different WhatsApp universities.

That rumour you read on WhatsApp can be deadly

Differential privacy is a potential solution to battle fake news. Apple uses it to extract insights from large sets of data without compromising any particular individual's privacy.

After warning WhatsApp, Modi govt asks states to be alert & prevent lynchings

Fake news propagated through social media has taken a bloody turn in India, with one such rumour leading to at least 29 deaths. New Delhi:...

On Camera

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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