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WhatsApp application is displayed in the App Store. Photographer: Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg

Family WhatsApp groups in Covid times are more about maida, not Modi

Earlier, political views were shared on family WhatsApp groups, but during the Covid-19 crisis, people are sharing household tips.

Viral photo of mother ‘dying’ of Covid-19 and her baby is actually from 1985

The viral photo was clicked by American photographer Burt Glinn in 1985 at a Cancer Centre in US before the baby's bone marrow transplant.
Apps displayed on a phone | Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

YouTube, FB should counter rumours, provide information on food and shelter in Covid times

Digital platforms have the potential to disseminate accurate information that is required to fight the stigma around Covid-19 disease.
The Mahatma Gandhi Central University in Motihari, Biha

This Bihar university is conducting exams from tomorrow — on WhatsApp

The central university will conduct the exams on 17-18 April. Students not happy, but professor says it’s not final exams so 'nothing to worry'.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath | Photo: ANI

CM Adityanath’s 5-step plan for UP students under lockdown that other states can emulate

Due to coronavirus pandemic, govt and private schools in UP are expected to reopen only in July. But CM Adityanath is ensuring students don't miss out on learning.
File image of liquor bottles | Commons

Don’t celebrate Bengal, news of home delivery of booze is fake. Be happy with sweets

A viral WhatsApp forward suggested the Mamata Banerjee govt had allowed home delivery of liquor, and news channels caught on. 
WhatsApp application is displayed in the App Store. Photographer: Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg

WhatsApp puts new cap on forwarded messages to counter Covid-19 rumours

New WhatsApp feature will prevent users from sending a message to more than one chat if it has already been forwarded more than 5 times.
WhatsaApp | Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg

WhatsApp limits sharing of forwarded messages to one chat to curb spread of fake news

The latest move comes at a time when WhatsApp is being actively used by millions to stay connected amid lockdowns globally.
WhatsaApp | Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg

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.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Twitter testing ‘fleets’: exciting feature or late to the trend after Snapchat, Instagram?

Twitter’s new feature ‘Fleets’, which is currently being tested, will see tweets vanish after 24 hours without getting any retweets, likes or replies

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Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
A Reliance Industries Ltd. oil tanker truck.

Reliance Industries posts 15% profit drop as Covid hits oil demand

The company posted a net profit of Rs 9,567 crore in July-September compared with Rs 11,262 crore a year back.

Defence

File photo of ships during the Malabar naval exercise

First phase of Quad members’ Malabar exercise from 3-6 November in Bay of Bengal

Last week, India had announced Australia will take part in the exercise along with US and Japan, making it a drill by all 4 member nations of the Quad or Quadrilateral coalition.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

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.