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Style  /  Published 11.07.20

TikTok ticked for all

A few days before the axe fell on the 59 apps connected to China, I was engaged for the better part of a day gawking at the hair colour filter challenge on TikTok, one of the banned apps. I marvelled ...
By Anasuya Basu in

Technology  /  Published 11.07.20

Will Reels reel in users?

In the last few days we have seen a deepening of politics around Internet apps and solutions, which even till a few years ago, was about transcending national borders. TikTok — for whatever its ...
By Mathures Paul in

Business  /  Published 06.07.20

WTO: India on firm ground

China’s threat to take India to the World Trade Organisation does not carry weight as the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) under the WTO permits exemption under security considerati...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.20

Sabkuch TikTok hai

“Sabkuch ticktock hai.” So would say William Methwold in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children. The Englishman, who was all set to leave India as it inched closer to Independenc...
By Upala Sen in

Business  /  Published 03.07.20

Digital strike bluster on Chinese app ban

Union IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday described the ban on 59 Chinese apps as a “digital strike” — thereby becoming the first minister to articulate the real intent of th...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 02.07.20

Strict measures: Boot out the far right

Sir — In a long-overdue move, YouTube has banned the channels of notorious far-right users, including the former Ku Klux Klan leader, David Duke, and the promoter of “scientific racism&rdq...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 01.07.20

China app roar skips full story

The ban on the 59 Chinese digital apps, including TikTok and WeChat, is an “interim” one — a detail the Narendra Modi government glossed over when it peremptorily issued its order on...
By R. Suryamurthy and Our Bureau in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 01.07.20

Ban on China apps interm step

The Centre’s move to ban Tiktok and 58 other Chinese apps is a temporary measure and the companies will get the opportunity to submit their clarifications. Under Rule 7 and 9 of the IT Rules, t...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 01.07.20

India arms can continue

The possibility of the Indian subsidiaries of the Chinese companies which own the banned 59 apps closing down looks remote. Legal experts are of the view that though the Centre has the powers to bloc...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 01.07.20

Tik Tok clones grab users

Chingari — the homegrown alternative to Tik Tok — is eyeing a 10 million monthly active user base by July to fill up the void created by the ban of the Chinese app by the government on Mon...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta


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