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  • E-commerce, social media companies may have to store data locally

    The government is also thinking of tightening scrutiny of mergers in the e-commerce sector so that even small deals that potentially distort competition are compulsorily examined by the anti-trust regulator

  • WhatsApp limits forwarding messages to 5 chats in India

    New Delhi : Under pressure to stop rumours and fake news triggering a spate of horrific lynching incidents, WhatsApp on Friday announced curbs on its service in India including limiting forwarding messages to five chats at once.

  • Mob lynching: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad may speak to WhatsApp again over steps to curb rumours

    New Delhi: The IT Ministry is of the view that WhatsApp has not addressed all concerns raised by the government on curbing fake messages that incite mob lynching incidents, and may reach out to the messaging platform again in a few days, a senior official said today. “We will have to reach out to WhatsApp again… This only happens when one is not entirely satisfied with earlier response,” a senior IT Ministry official told PTI.

  • Shocking video emerges of Hyderabad techie being dragged with rope before being killed

    In a horrific incident, a video of has emerged in the lynching incident of Hyderabad-based techie Mohammed Azam Usmansab. The video shows the mob dragging an injured and bloodied Azam with ropes tied on hands. Policemen also seen trying to handle the mob with pleading hands but to no one’s success. The mob consists of at least 50 or more people, including women.

  • Dhule lynching: Maharashtra police to launch campaign to stop rumors on social media

    Mumbai: Concerned over a string of lynching incidents in Maharashtra, the police have decided to launch a campaign to check the spread of rumours on social media and come up with new ways to deal with the menace. The move comes days after five people were killed in North Maharashtra’s Dhule district over child-lifting rumours on social media.

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    Dhule riots: Congress wants 2013 riots’ report tabled in House

    Nagpur: Congress MLA Mohammed Arif Naseem Khan has demanded that the Maharashtra government table in the state Assembly the report of the judicial panel that probed the 2013 Dhule riots. Six people were killed and several others injured in the police firing during riots in north Maharashtra’s Dhule city in January 2013.

  • Maharashtra lynching: Videos that fuelled rumours of child-lifting ‘misrepresented to create panic’, says police

    Mumbai: At least five videos that allegedly fuelled rumours of child-lifting and led to lynching incidents in Maharashtra have been found to be “manipulated”, a senior police official said today. He claimed that most of these videos were “misrepresented to create panic” and were not of incidents in Maharashtra, but shot elsewhere. Some of these clippings were from places like Bengaluru, Syria and

  • WhatsApp-based calorie-counting service to check macro calories

    My hectic worklife made it difficult to keep a track of macros and calories, because it demanded that I estimate the portion sizes and break down each meal into its constituents all by myself, which simply wasn’t feasible in most situations.This situation plagues the health and fitness routines of many working professionals Veer Ramlugonan, avid fitness and healthy lifestyle practitioner.

  • Dhule Lynching: No evidence WhatsApp rumours led to lynching, claims SP

    Mumbai: A week after the ‘unfortunate’ incident at Maharashtra’s Dhule district that left the whole nation shocked, the police is yet to find out what made the residents of Rainpada village, lynch the five tribal men. The police have not yet found any evidence to conclude the incident took place because of the ‘rumours’ of child-lifting on social media platforms.

  • Dhule lynching: Mob threatened to set ablaze cops, their vehicles

    Dhule: The mob which lynched five people in Dhule district on Sunday had threatened to set ablaze the policemen if they were not allowed to see for themselves that the victims had indeed died, an official claimed, as chilling details emerged about the horrific incident.

  • Supreme Court lashes out at lawyer for ‘unwarranted insinuations’ against Chief Justice of India

    New Delhi, The Supreme Court has lashed out at an advocate for his “unwarranted insinuations” on the social media against Chief Justice Dipak Misra for refusing to grant early hearing to his petition. The apex court bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, took strong exception to the lawyer’s conduct and said such allegations would damage the institution.

  • WhatsApp Controversy: Social media app caught in lynching storm

    Social media is a very powerful tool and it can both work in positive and negative ways. Today, WhatsApp messenger application has become a necessary tool for everybody for communication, however, a negative aspect of this social media application has now come out, which has become a new controversy in our country.

  • Dhule lynching: Furious mob wanted to burn their bodies on the spot

    Rainpada: The mob, which lynched five tribals here on Sunday night on suspicion of child lifting, was not satisfied with their killing and wanted the bodies to be burnt on the spot, according to the police. The victims belonged to the nomadic Nath Gosavi community who move from place to place in Maharashtra in search of food and work.