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Pakistan: 400 men attack woman TikToker, tear her clothes during Independence Day celebration

Lahore: The video of a crowd of men attacking a woman in Pakistan and throwing her around has gone viral, sending shockwaves across the world. The incident took place at Greater Iqbal Park area in Lahore on August 14, when the country celebrates its Independence Day. According to the woman, who regularly creates and shares...

TikTok considering London for its headquarters

TikTok has been in discussions with the UK government over the past few months to locate its headquarters in London, a source familiar with the matter said, as part of a strategy to distance itself from its Chinese ownership. London is among one of several locations the company is considering, but no decisions have been...

US’ Mike Pompeo says country looking at banning Chinese apps, including TikTok

certainly looking at banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok. “I don’t want to get out in front of the President (Donald Trump), but it’s something we’re looking at,” Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News. Pompeo’s remarks also come amid rising tension between the US and China. The former has accused the latter...

China “strongly concerned” after India bans 59 apps with Chinese links

China is strongly concerned regarding the decision of the Indian government to ban 59 apps with Chinese links, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. “China is strongly concerned, verifying the situation,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian was quoted as saying by a news agency. “We want to stress that the Chinese government always...

After ban, TikTok says it does not share data with Chinese govt

TikTok, one of the 59 mobile applications ordered to be blocked by the central government, on Tuesday insisted that it did not pass on any information about its users to any foreign government including the Chinese government and would not do so in the future too. In a statement that came hours after the government...

TikTok, UC Browser among 59 apps blocked by Indian govt

TikTok, UC Browser and other Chinese applications are among the 59 apps with Chinese links that have been blocked by government amid tension with China Media reports quoted a government press release as stating that in view of the emergent nature of threats, it has decided to block 59 apps as they are engaged in...

Jilted lover kills popular TikTok star from Haryana, stuffs her body in cabinet, keeps her alive virtually days later

A man in Haryana killed a popular TikTok star whom he had been stalking for sometime. He then kept her alive virtually by posting videos and updates to her family on her behalf from her account making them believe that she was alright. Media reports said that Shivani Khubiyan, a resident of Sonipat in Haryana...

After Chinese food, Union minister wants ban on TikTok

Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Friday called for a ban on TikTok to hurt China economically, saying 15 crore Indians use the Chinese app due to which the neighbouring country makes crores in profit. His comments come after 20 Indian Army personnel lost their lives in a violent clash with the Chinese Army in Ladakh’s...

Indian intel agencies want 52 Chinese apps blocked

Indian intelligence agencies want the government to block or stop the usage of 52 mobile applications linked to China over concerns about their safety. The agencies, Hindustan Times reported, also believe these apps were extracting a large amount of data outside India. The list of applications that have been flagged down by security establishment include...

TikTok star turned BJP leader Sonali Phogat arrested for beating public servant

Sonali Phogat, a BJP leader from Haryana, was on Wednesday arrested for obstructing a public servant in Hisar. BJP leader Sonali Phogat was earlier this month caught on camera slapping and thrashing Hisar district’s agricultural market committee official Sultan Singh in the Balsamand area. Following the incident, the BJP leader had been booked for rioting,...

Viral: TikTok star turned BJP politician Sonali Phogat beats official in Haryana

In a video gone viral on social media, TikTok star-turned BJP politician Sonali Phogat can be seen beating an official in Haryana and hurling abuses at him, allegedly over a comment he made. The incident took place on Friday when Phogat was inspecting a farmer’s market. The man seen in the video is Sultan Singh,...

‘Remove China Apps’ removed from Google Play

Remove China Apps, an app that gained popularity in India in recent weeks and did exactly what its name suggests, has been pulled from the Play Store. The top trending app in India, which was downloaded more than 5 million times since late May and enabled users to detect and easily delete apps developed by...