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Twitter suspends Rangoli Chandel’s verified account after celebs report her hateful tweet

Rangoli Chandel’s verified Twitter account has been suspended after she allegedly posted a hateful tweet which was then reported by others. Rangoli, who manages her sister and actor Kangana Ranaut, is known for her no-holds-barred tweeting style, which has steered her into troubled waters at least once earlier. Rangoli was denounced on social media by...

Zoom app unsafe for video conferencing, vulnerable to hackers: Home Ministry

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday said the Zoom app is not a safe platform for video conferences as it is vulnerable to exploits by hackers. The government issued a set of guidelines for the people who wish to use the Zoom app for private purposes. Since the lockdown was imposed in the wake...

IPL 2020 suspended indefinitely amid coronavirus pandemic

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League indefinitely due to coronavirus. Although a new date for the tournament has not been set yet, IPL was originally supposed to be held between March 29 and May 24. According to reports, the tournament’s chief operating...

Ratan Tata debunks viral post falsely attributed to him

A viral post on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the economy, written with a motivational tone, is being falsely attributed to industrialist Ratan Tata. Many have been sharing this false message and now Tata himself has denied saying or writing it. The message, which also shows a picture of Tata and implies it...

Airlines indulge in fun banter on Twitter on importance of being ‘grounded’

Several Indian airlines including IndiGo, Vistara and SpiceJet, among others indulged in a fun banter on Twitter and left the netizens amused. Interestingly, Delhi Aiport also joined in the conversation. The tweet exchange took place amid the nationwide lockdown because of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Even the domestic and international passenger flight operations have been...

WhatsApp puts new limit on forwarding of messages to combat spread of misinformation on COVID-19

With heightened scrutiny on the potential of private messaging apps to spread misinformation related to the coronavirus pandemic, WhatsApp on Tuesday said it would place new limits on the forwarding of messages. Starting Tuesday, messages that have been identified as “highly forwarded”—sent through a chain of five or more people—can only be forwarded to a...

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s wife Anupama donates Rs2 cr to combat COVID-19

Anupama V Nadella, the wife of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, has donated Rs2 crore to The PM Cares Fund, her family sources said today. Welcoming her gesture, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu expressed his deep appreciation of her concern for, and solidarity with, the people of the country at this hour. Anupama Nadella had earlier donated...

Tokyo Olympics 2020 to be held from July 23 to August 8 in 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic

The International Olympic Committee and the Japanese organisers have decided to hold the Olympics from July 23 to August 8 in Tokyo next year. The games were postponed by a year earlier this month due to the coronavirus pandemic that has caused all major sporting events to be cancelled or delayed. The new dates were...

Pranksters demanding samosa, paan on lockdown helpline made to clean drains

The Uttar Pradesh government has set up helpline numbers to come to the aid of the marginalised section affected by the lockdown. While the helpline is meant for those in need to seek help from the state, the Rampur administration has been receiving several odd calls. The latest was a man demanding hot samosas delivered...

Woman delivers India its first COVID-19 test kit before giving birth to her daughter

Industrialist Anand Mahindra and actor Soni Razdan are among the thousands who are applauding the efforts of Minal Dakhave Bhosale—the virologist behind India’s first coronavirus testing kit. According to the BBC, Bhosale is the research and development chief of Mylab Discovery in Pune, the first Indian company to get full approval to make and sell...

PM Modi urges ‘bal sena’ to ensure adults stay home

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a complete nation-wide lockdown during an address to citizens on Tuesday. He said that the lockdown will be in place for 21 days and has advised everyone to follow it to fight coronavirus. In a tweet posted recently, PM Modi has appealed to his ‘bal sena’ to ensure that...

Actor Pawan Kalyan donates Rs2 cr to fight coronavirus pandemic

South star Pawan Kalyan is currently in self-isolation at his home in Hyderabad. The actor, who is also a full-time politician, has donated a sum of Rs 2 crore to Chief Minister and Prime Minister’s relief funds to fight against the novel coronavirus. In a series of tweets, Pawan Kalyan spoke about his monetary contribution...