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Sports  /  Published 29.09.20

IPL: Rahul Tewatia’s fairy tale, rooted in grit

Rahul Tewatia’s story has transcended the boundaries of the cricket field, it is being talked about as a lesson in life. His stunning metamorphosis within a matter of minutes — from being...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 28.09.20

Dog lover alleges fund-raising fraud

A young woman who runs a shelter for stray dogs in the city has alleged that photographs and details of her centre have been stolen and used by others to raise funds online from abroad. Titas Mukherj...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Science Tech  /  Published 27.09.20

Read before retweeting

Read before you retweet. It’s simple as that but most just wouldn’t do it. Twitter says it’s working on bringing the “read the article before you retweet it” prompt to al...
By Mathures Paul in

World  /  Published 21.09.20

FB: data hurdle to EU operations

Facebook has told Ireland’s high court it cannot see how its services could operate in the European Union if regulators freeze its data transfer mechanism, the Sunday Business Post reported, cit...
By Reuters in Dublin

World  /  Published 19.09.20

Danish kids' show to fight body shaming

“OK, children, does anyone have a question?” the TV show’s host, Jannik Schow, asked. Only a few in the audience of 11 to 13-year-olds raised their hands. “Remember, you can&rs...
By Thomas Erdbrink and Martin Selsoe Sorensen in


India  /  Published 18.09.20

Congress: question of etiquette

By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

World  /  Published 16.09.20

FB: Delhi poll secret is out

While Facebook has heralded improvements to its fight against disinformation in the US, it has been slow to deal with fake accounts that have affected elections around the world, according to a post p...
By Our Bureau, New York Times News Service in Oakland, California

Entertainment  /  Published 14.09.20

Social media is a drug

Fake news on Twitter travels six times faster than true news. There are only two industries that call their customers ‘users’: illegal drugs and software. We’ve moved from a tool-b...
By Priyanka Roy  in

Calcutta  /  Published 11.09.20

JU teacher files complaint

A Jadavpur University teacher who was identified by her “Adivasi” background by a student of another institution and told that she was not qualified to comment on exams has written to Jada...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Science Tech  /  Published 06.09.20

Before blocking a person, think of consequences

The popular social media platform with Gen Z allows an easy way to block a friend but getting back together is not easy. To block or remove a friend, swipe to the right to open the friend’s scre...
By Mathures Paul in


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