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Karl Rock, a New Zealand citizen, and his Indian wife Manisha Malik | Karl Rock | Twitter

NZ YouTuber Karl Rock claims India ‘blacklisted’ him, moves HC to come back to wife & ‘home’

Karl Rock claimed his visa was cancelled last year without any prior notice or reason. Govt officials told ThePrint the Youtuber violated the conditions of his visa.
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Imran Khan’s remark on ‘women’s clothing’ draws flak & Pakistan woman on Forbes Next 1000 List

Our prolific feature about Pakistan’s fascinating politics, economy, society, culture, cricket, fashion and more — stories beyond the routine headlines.
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Facebook & YouTube were wrong to censor the lab leak theory as Covid ‘misinformation’

Part of the problem is that people think they know misinformation when they see it. It’s much better to provide additional information than to censor it.

3 best sites to buy real YouTube subscribers — active and legit

The 3 sites offer real & legit YouTube subscribers that would just not add to your numbers but also increase engagement rate, with tailor-made, pocket-friendly packages.
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Muslim women being ‘auctioned’ on social media, Congress leader named files complaint

Delhi: Several social media accounts — which have been called out as belonging to ‘right wing’ users — have drawn flak for a virtual pretence of auctioning Muslim women, supposedly as a ‘form of entertainment'. Victims of this include Congress social media national coordinator Hasiba Amin, who has lodged a police complaint against the alleged offender and said the police are following up on her complaint. According to Amin, the virtual ‘sport’ started on 13 May, with a live on the YouTube channel, ‘Liberal Doge Live’. Promoted as an “Eid Special”, the live had images of Pakistani women, and invited viewers to “stalk women with our eyes filled with lust”. The livestream video was made private, after it was called out on social media. The virtual ‘bid’ then spilled on to Twitter in the early hours of Friday, with accounts with handles such as ‘@giyu2002’, ‘@Pinakishiv3’, and ‘@sullideals101’, tagged in the social...

Kate-William using YouTube to make monarchy cool. Diana is the competition, not Harry-Meghan

Following Princess Diana's lead and playing cricket in a salwar kameez is fine, but the Duke and Duchess have to do much more to compete with YouTube content creators.
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‘Poisonous echo chambers’ — Facebook, Twitter, YouTube algorithms under scrutiny in US

Comparing algorithms to echo chambers, Republican Senator Ben Sasse said they 'like almost any technologies that are new, have costs and benefits' and can be abused.
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Madhuri, Deepika, Gauhar — How everyone in Bollywood is getting the same PR tip

Usually, Instagram stars and YouTube influencers show up in movies or Netflix series. In Bollywood, the trend is going the opposite way.
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Young women are taking sex-ed into their own hands on YouTube

Inadequately trained teachers, material and awkwardness are making more and more young people look online for sex-ed.
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‘Hang them’ — YouTuber threatens journalists in now deleted video ‘exposing’ Greta toolkit

The video had been posted on a channel called ‘The String’, which has over 4 lakh subscribers. It was also amplified by BJP members on Twitter.

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Double vaccination halves risk of developing long-lasting Covid symptoms

One of the best ways to reduce your risk of getting long Covid is to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible.
Sugarcane farmers wait with their bullock carts to unload their crop outside the Modi Sugar Mills in Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh | Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Yogi announces hike in sugarcane MSP by Rs 25 per quintal, months before UP polls

UP CM Yogi Adityanath said Sunday that the new price will enable sugarcane growers to increase incomes by 8%, and will transform lives of 45 lakh farmers.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks during the induction of a medium-range surface-to-air missile system (MRSAM), in Jaisalmer on 9 September 2021| PTI

Rajnath Singh talks ‘lessons’ from Taliban takeover, hits out at ‘irresponsible states’

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says turmoil in Afghanistan and the region is a result of 'aggressive designs and active support to non-state players'.

Does India matter? Yes, Kamala Harris’s ‘sermon’ to Modi reminds him why

Democracy is the most important of the 3 Ds Modi keeps listing. If that is damaged, India’s most powerful PM in five decades also gets publicly admonished, if gently, by US V-P.
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