India  /  Published 17.04.19

Google blocks access to TikTok

Google has blocked access to the hugely popular video app TikTok in India to comply with a court directive to prohibit its downloads, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesd...
By Reuters in New Delhi

Technology  /  Published 19.10.19

TikTok is rewriting the art of storytelling

It has been quite a year for Geet, who has two accounts on TikTok with a combined following of over seven million fans on the platform.“Before I started using TikTok, my initial perception of the pl...
By Mathures Paul in

West Bengal  /  Published 19.08.19

Train kills boy during TikTok shoot

A 16-year-old boy was run over by a train while recording a video for TikTok by standing on railways tracks near here on Sunday evening. Mohammad Noor Ansari, a school dropout, died on the spot, whil...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Purulia

India  /  Published 02.08.19

What a drone slip can do

The 6.6 lakh followers of Li Zhiwei on TikTok may have noticed that the Chinese national has largely been rehashing photos for the past four months.There’s a reason. Li, who describes himself as a t...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

India  /  Published 27.07.19

Cops flaunt guns on TikTok, axed

Uttar Pradesh police chief O.P. Singh has ordered six policemen to be transferred to the police lines after a video that has gone viral on social media showed them flaunting their weapons following an...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


Technology  /  Published 25.03.20

HD, ultra HD transmission suspended on mobile

Video streaming apps like Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video and Tiktok have suspended transmission of high definition and ultra high definition content on mobile networks during the 21-day lockdown period.S...
By PTI in New Delhi

Technology  /  Published 15.06.19

Helo to non-English content

What’s the future of social network? Regional content. And Facebook is not the solution. One of the top drivers in this segment is Helo, a product from the Chinese biggie ByteDance, which is a Beiji...
By Mathures Paul in

Opinion  /  Published 06.03.20

Clowning about Corona

One viral pandemic is bad enough, but the world at present seems to be dealing with two contagions. Besides the Covid-19 strain of coronavirus that is wrecking lives and economies around the world, ot...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 28.04.19

In the footsteps of the Swedes

Sir — Sweden, the country where the plastic bag was invented, has taken great strides in making up for its contribution to global warming. First, it started ‘flygskam’ or shaming frequent fliers...
By The Telegraph in

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.06.20

TikTok siblings' dream run

If you thought lavish designer costumes and HD makeup are a necessity for an excellent dance performance, think again.A week ago, hardly anybody knew siblings Sanatan Mahato (24) and Savitri Kumari (2...
By Antara Bose in Jamshedpur


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