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WhatsApp limits forwarding in India after mob lynchings

WhatsApp limits forwarding in India after mob lynchings

WhatsApp announced limits on Friday on the forwarding of messages by its 200 million Indian users in an effort to stop a spate of horrific lynchings and to assuage government threats of legal action in its biggest market. More than 20 people have been butchered by crazed mobs in the past two months across India after being […]

Pink star Taapsee Pannu says she’s ‘disturbed’ by Muslims being targeted in India

Pink star Taapsee Pannu says she’s ‘disturbed’ by Muslims being targeted in India

On the trailer launch of upcoming Bollywood film Mulk, actor Taapsee Pannu highlighted the unfair prejudice faced by Muslims in India. The film stars Rishi Kapoor as the head of a Muslim family in India whose member was involved in a terror plot while Taapsee plays his lawyer. Taapsee shared her own experience to explain why the film […]

How India viral messages helped catch rape suspect

How India viral messages helped catch rape suspect

Viral WhatsApp messages spreading rumours have been blamed for a spate of recent lynchings across India. But police in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh used the platform to track down a rape suspect, reports BBC Hindi’s Nitin Srivastava. The victim, a seven-year-old girl, was reported missing on 26 June by her parents when […]

WhatsApp ‘horrified’ over India lynchings, promises action

WhatsApp ‘horrified’ over India lynchings, promises action

WhatsApp said on Wednesday it was “horrified” by a spate of lynchings in India sparked by false rumours shared on its platform as the government accused the messaging service of irresponsibility. More than 20 people have been killed in India in the last two months, according to media reports, after rumours were spread on smartphones […]

44 dead in India bus crash

44 dead in India bus crash

At least 44 people were killed in northern India on Sunday when a passenger bus crashed into a gorge in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, police said.“44 people have died in the accident. At least 3 others are injured. The rescue work is still ongoing,” Deepesh Chandra Kala, a disaster management officer from Pauri Garhwal […]

Bangladesh beat India by 3 Wickets

Bangladesh beat India by 3 Wickets

Women’s Asia Cup 2018: Bangladesh beat India by 3 Wickets to Clinch Title Sri lanka: (Asghar Ali Mubarak) The Bangladeshi Skipper Salma Khatun and her troops created history as Bangladesh edged India by three wickets to win the seventh edition of the Women’s Asia Cup at the Kinrara Oval in Kuala Lumpur, on Sunday. Skipper […]

Swara Bhasker thinks her “failing state” comment is bringing Pakistan and India closer

Swara Bhasker thinks her “failing state” comment is bringing Pakistan and India closer

Veere Di Wedding actor Swara Bhasker came under the spotlight last week for calling Pakistan a “failing state” while commenting on her film’s ban in Pakistan at an online talk show.Her comment, of course, did not go down well with people in Pakistan and celebrities like Urwa Hocane and Gohar Rasheed called her out for the careless remark as […]

Kohli backs football fan plea after 2,569 watch India

Kohli backs football fan plea after 2,569 watch India

NEW DELHI;Virat Kohli has joined a plea by India’s football captain for fans to fill empty stadiums after just 2,569 turned up to watch the national team play. Cricket captain Kohli and batting legend Sachin Tendulkar backed Sunil Chhetri’s heartfelt plea that went viral on social media after India thrashed Taiwan 5-0 in a near-empty […]

Zero bidders for debt-stricken Air India as deadline closes

Zero bidders for debt-stricken Air India as deadline closes

MUMBAI (AFP) – India’s government announced Thursday that its auction for a majority stake in its debt-stricken airline Air India had received no bids. The cut-off date has already been put back by three weeks because of a lack of interest from buyers for the beleaguered airline. “No response has been received for the Expression […]

Death toll from south India protests rises to 13

Death toll from south India protests rises to 13

TUTICORIN, India;A protester shot during demonstrations against a copper plant in southern India died of his injuries Thursday, officials said, the 13th victim killed by police fire. A curfew remained in pockets of Tuticorin city in Tamil Nadu state where police used live ammunition to disperse protesters this week, provoking international outrage and demands for […]

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