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US may be banning TikTok, says Trump

United States President Donald Trump has said that he will act to ban TikTok as soon as on Saturday, amidst reports of American technology giant Microsoft being in advanced talks to acquire the popular Chinese-owned video app. Trump, talking to reporters travelling with him aboard Air Force 1 from Florida on Friday, said he could use the emergency economic powers or an executive order to ban TikTok in the United States. “As far as TikTok is concerned, we're banning them from the United ..., 3 days ago

How India can counter China

'If Asia does become a Chinese dominated space, it will not only be because India failed to get its economic act together but also because it did not stand up for its democratic credentials,' warns Shyam Saran, the former foreign secretary. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi listens to Chinese President Xi Jinping speak at the G20 virtual summit to discuss the global response to COVID-19, March 26, 2020. Photograph: Press Information Bureau India and China have reportedly agreed to ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago Why India must protest China's Hong Kong policy  Rediff.com2 months ago

Will Varavara Rao be freed from prison?

The poet and professor's 'life breath is now in the hands of those sworn to uphold his Constitutional right to life.''Will they be true to their oath?', asks Jyoti Punwani. IMAGE; Professor Varavara Rao, the Telugu poet and Left activist. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/   Your verdict, My Lord Your verdict, my lordIs against the ChangeAgainst the red of the East And you want me to sign itBut if you can, my lordSo stop the WheelSo blot the RedI shall then, my lordSign the ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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33,000 Indians facing removal proceedings in US: NAPA

As many as 33,593 Indian nationals are facing removal proceedings in US while 820 Indians are in detention centres across the US. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has provided this information in response to a North American Punjabi Association ...
 Times of India1 week ago

Lt Col's plea against social media ban to be heard in-camera

The Delhi high court on Tuesday ordered in-camera proceedings in a senior army officer's plea challenging the Indian Army's recent policy banning armed forces personnel from using social networking platforms like Facebook and Instagram.   The high court conducted the hearing in-camera after the counsel for the Centre requested for it on the ground that it was a very sensitive decision taken by the Army and the inputs cannot be made public. Accepting the request, a bench of Justices Rajiv ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Blocking apps: Acid test for India's cyber laws

The advent of artificial intelligence, blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, and the increasing use of Internet of Things devices throw techno-legal challenges regarding privacy and security. Experts say, any expansion of power to the government to block web-services is detrimental to the interests of users, innovation, and India’s larger technology ecosystem. The move to block the mobile apps is likely to have a lasting impact on the data security and privacy framework. ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

India's Chinese app ban may hit their valuations

The banned Chinese apps, which include TikTok, Shareit and UC Browser, earn revenue mainly from online advertisements, subscriptions, and commissions for selling products. India is the biggest driver of these Chinese apps due to the population. The ban on the 59 Chinese apps will negatively affect the valuations of the companies, especially those going for IPO.  After India decided to ban 59 Chinese apps, these apps may now be asked to voluntarily delist themselves from the play stores ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Bombay HC suspends FIRs against Arnab Goswami

The Bombay high court on Tuesday suspended two FIRs filed against Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami for allegedly making inflammatory comments, saying that on the face of it no offence was disclosed. The FIRs pertain to Goswami's comments about the Palghar lynching incident and migrants gathering in large numbers in Bandra area of Mumbai during lockdown. A division bench of Justices Ujjal Bhuyan and Riyaz Chagla noted that while Goswami's comments targeted the Congress and its ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago SC extends protection from coercive action given to Arnab Goswami  Rediff.com2 months ago

Post Pulwama, Pak remains safe haven for terrorists: US

Pakistan took 'modest steps' in 2019 to counter terror financing and restrain India-focused militant groups from conducting large-scale attacks following the Pulwama attack in February, but it remained a 'safe harbour' for regionally focused terrorist groups, the United States said on Wednesday.   The suspension of US aid to Pakistan, which was announced by President Donald Trump in January 2018, remained in effect throughout 2019, the State Department said. 'Pakistan took modest steps in ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

COVID-19 can reset wrongs done to invisible millions

'The Modi government must create conditions to integrate millions into the rural economy as many migrants are certainly not going to return to live an undignified life,' notes Ramesh Menon. IMAGE: Migrants stand in queues outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai. Photograph: PTI Photo   It took something as big as the COVID-19 pandemic to rake up our conscience and recognise the tragic plight of migrant labourers in India. We never cared about them as they silently ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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