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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

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

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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

India  /  Published 30.06.20

China expresses concern over India's ban on 59 apps

A day after India banned 59 apps with Chinese links for engaging in activities which are "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity" of the country, Beijing on Tuesday voiced strong concern o...
By PTI in Beijing

India  /  Published 30.06.20

Complying with govt orders, says TikTok

TikTok on Tuesday said it is in the process of complying with the government's order on blocking of the app, and asserted that it has not shared information of Indian users with any foreign govern...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.06.20

India kicks out Chinese (apps so far)

The Narendra Modi government on Monday banned TikTok, Weibo, Camscanner and 56 other popular social media, utility and gaming apps from China as the tensions over the recent border clash in Ladakh boi...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.06.20

India bans 59 apps with Chinese links

India banned 59 applications with Chinese links, including TikTok and UC Browser, saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country. The list of apps that have been b...
By PTI


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