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Amazon memo asking employees to delete TikTok was ‘sent in error’

Amazon said an email sent to employees asking them to remove the video-sharing app TikTok from their mobile devices was sent in error. An internal memo sent to staff earlier on Friday asked employees to delete the app over “security risks”. “If you have TikTok on your device, you must remove it by July 10 […]

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Indian gangster Vikas Dubey shot dead hours after being arrested

Indian policemen shot dead Vikas Dubey, a gangster who was accused of killing eight policemen in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh last week. Dubey was on the run for nearly a week after the incident. He was nabbed in the neighbouring state of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday. The police were brining him back to […]

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Nepal blocks transmission of Indian news channels for hurting national sentiments

Nepal stopped the transmission of all Indian private news channels after accusing them of airing reports hurting the country’s sentiments. “We have stopped the distribution of all Indian news channels except Doordarshan,” Dinesh Subedi, the chairman of Multi-System Operator (MSO), foreign channel distributor said. “We have halted distribution of India’s private news channels as they […]

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India

237 million people of Uttar Pradesh to go under lockdown for 55 hours amid peaking infections

As the coronavirus cases keep spiking in India’s largest state, Uttar Pradesh authorities decided to impose a 55-hour lockdown for the weekend. The restrictions would be in place from 10:00pm Friday to 5:00am Monday. During this period only essential services will be allowed. Government and private offices, shops selling non-essential items,  malls and restaurants, will […]

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Instagram launches Reels feature in India to grab TikTok market share after ban

The unprecedented ban of TikTok for the Indian market has opened up opportunities for others. Facebook owned Instagram announced the extension of the testing of Reels feature in India. Reels similar to TikTok allows users to record, edit and share short multi-clip videos. “With the rise in video consumption overall and videos making up over […]

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World

Kuwait approves draft expat quota bill that may deport 800,000 Indians out of the country

Close to 800,000  Indians could be forced to leave Kuwait after the country’s National Assembly has approved a draft expat quota bill. The Gulf Business reported,  that the National Assembly’s legal and legislative committee approved the draft and said that the bill “is in line with the Kuwaiti constitution and laws” The bill says Indians, […]

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Chingari lights up 10 million downloads on PlayStore after TikTok ban

Video sharing social networking application, Chingari an alternative to TikTok surpassed 10 million downloads on Goolge PlayStore. The sudden spike in downloads comes after the Indian Government banned TikTok over data security issues. Chingari founded by programmers Biswatma Nayak and Siddharth Gautam allows users to download and upload videos, chat with friends, interact with new […]

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India

India sets 40 day target to launch coronavirus vaccine for public use

India is working to launch a coronavirus vaccine in 40 days, just in time for her 73rd Independence day. India would celebrate Independence day on 15th August. In a letter the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) showed Director General Balram Bhargava saying it wants a vaccine for public use by 15th August, with the […]

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India records 24,018 coronavirus positive cases in 24 hours

India’s confirmed coronavirus count touched 6,73,904 cases after reporting a new high of 24,018 cases in the past 24 hours. During the same time 610 deaths were recorded. The positivity rate has also peaked to 9.64 percent. Which means one test returns positive for every ten conducted. Since the beginning of the pandemic India has […]

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An Indian man made himself a mask made of pure gold worth $3,870

A man in Maharashtra’s Pimpri-Chinchwad district of Pune made himself a mask made of pure gold, worth ₹2.89 lakhs ($3,870). Shankar Kurade in an interview to ANI claimed that the mask was made of gold but is pretty thin and has very minute holes in it to help him breathe. He later then admitted that […]

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Man spends lockdown inventing automatic Pani Puri dispenser machine

Indians craving for popular snack, Pani Puri have a reason to celebrate after a viral video of an automatic pani puri machine which works just like an ATM surfaced. The vending machine takes money on one side and on the other it dispenses a plate full of pani puri on the conveyor belt. The viral […]

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Dog jumps to death after the death of its human

A dog ended her life by jumping off a 4th floor window after she found that his owner passed away. The incident occurred in Kanpur, which is in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The woman, Dr Anita Raj Singh had rescued the dog 12-years ago after it was abandoned and infested with maggots. Dr. […]