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West Bengal  /  Published 20.01.21

Mamata defends Tollywood actor

Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday tore into a section of BJP leaders for attacking a Tollywood actor. “How do you dare rebuke Bengal? I dare you to touch Tollywood. I dare you to touch the cultural ar...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

World  /  Published 19.01.21

Poisoned Putin critic Navalny jailed

A Russian judge remanded Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny in pre-trial detention for 30 days on Monday for violating the terms of a suspended jail sentence, ignoring calls from western countries to free ...
By Reuters in Moscow

Opinion  /  Published 18.01.21

Temporary grief: battles with Big Tech to persist

Convenience is addictive. But after transforming our lives, internet-based technologies are getting to the stage where we have to mind the repercussions of using them. Over the past several month...
By Sevanti Ninan in

India  /  Published 17.01.21

Kashmiris won’t stomach veg wazwan

Kashmiris will not stomach any hanky-panky with their cherished spread, the wazwan, a BJP-friendly Bollywood director has learnt the hard way. Vivek Agnihotri, visiting the Valley for the shoot of a ...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 16.01.21

Facebook: outreach over hate speech

In Sri Lanka and Myanmar, Facebook kept up posts that it had been warned contributed to violence. In India, activists have urged the company to combat posts by political figures targeting Muslims. And...
By Adam Satariano in London

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Opinion  /  Published 16.01.21

Different promises: New Year resolutions

People notoriously fail to stick to New Year’s resolutions, and this year it may be even harder. Common New Year’s resolutions each year include exercising more, losing weight, saving mone...
By Suhashini Sarkar in

India  /  Published 10.01.21

BJP voices speak up for Trump

Some of the BJP’s shrillest voices turned champions of free speech on Saturday and warned of the threat “big-tech companies” posed to democracy after Twitter permanently suspended ou...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

World  /  Published 10.01.21

Twitter permanently bans Trump

In a statement late on Friday, Trump said Twitter was trying to silence him. He said he was negotiating with other sites and promised a “big announcement soon”, adding that he was looking...
By Kate Conger and Mike Isaac in Oakland, California

Science Tech  /  Published 09.01.21

Platform beneath his feet

Twitch: In light of yesterday’s shocking attack on the Capitol, we have disabled President Trump’s Twitch channel. Given the current extraordinary circumstances and the President’s i...
By Mathures Paul in

India  /  Published 09.01.21

BJP says Twitter ban on Trump ‘dangerous’

Following Twitter’s move of permanently suspending US President Donald Trump’s account, BJP leaders on Saturday expressed concerns over it, dubbing it as a “dangerous precedent&rdquo...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi


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