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Kamaal R Khan arrested by Mumbai police for 2020 tweet

Mumbai: Actor-producer Kamaal R Khan was arrested from the airport by Mumbai police over his controversial tweet in 2020. He will be presented before the Borivali court on Tuesday. According to reports, a complaint had been lodged against him for making an objectionable tweet about Rishi Kapoor when he was in the hospital. Kamaal R...

Twitter seeks to overturn Indian government orders to take down content

Bengaluru: Twitter has taken the legal course against the Indian government order to take down specific content from the micro-blogging site, arguing that some of the orders fell short of the procedural requirements of the country’s IT Act, according to sources. In the latest faceoff with the Union, the company has alleged abuse of power...

I&B ministry orders suspension of Layer’r Shot deo ads; directs social media platforms to take them off

New Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting ministry has ordered suspension of two controversial advertisements of the Layer’r Shot deodorant, pending investigation. It has written to both Twitter and YouTube to take off the ads. The two advertisements triggered massive uproar for “promoting rape culture”. One ad shows a group of youths entering a couple’s...

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury blames hackers for controversial Rajiv Gandhi quote

New Delhi: Shortly after removal of a controversial post, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury attributed it to hackers. He claimed his Twitter account had been hacked and that he had nothing to do with it. The said tweet, to mark his death anniversary, had a poster with a controversial quote by former Prime Minister Rajiv...

Elon Musk says Twitter deal on hold ‘temporarily’

San Francisco: Tesla CEO Elon Musk who had recently finalised a deal to acquire 100 per cent stakes in social media company Twitter has said that the deal has been put on hold temporarily. “Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users,” he...

Twitter may be payable for commercial, govt users: Elon Musk

San Francisco: Social media platform Twitter may become payable for commercial and government users, Tesla chief Elon Musk has indicated. He recently struck a deal of $44 billion for purchase of Twitter. “Twitter will always be free for casual users, but maybe a slight cost for commercial/government users,” he tweeted. Just before that, he had...

Hardik Patel takes Congress off his Twitter profile

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Congress working president Hardik Patel has dropped the name of the party and his designation from his Twitter profile. This is just the latest move by the Patidar politician that has added fuel to the speculations about his quitting the party. Hardik Patel’s earlier profile on the micro blogging site read, “Proud Indian...

Prashant Kishor ready for jump into politics? Tweet leaves a hint

New Delhi: Days after refusing to join Congress, master political strategist Prashant Kishore posted a cryptic message on Twitter, being interpreted as an indication of his plans to take the much-speculated plunge into politics. Bihar could be the place from where he is supposedly planning to flag off his journey, the tweet suggests. “My quest...

Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion

San Francisco: Tesla CEO Elon Musk has finally bought micro-blogging site Twitter for approximately $44 billion. In a release, the company said it had entered into a “definitive agreement” to be acquired by an entity wholly owned by Elon Musk for $ 54,2 per share in cash. Once the transaction is complete, it will become...

Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43.4 billion

San Francisco: Just days after cancelling his plan to join the Twitter board, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has offered to purchase the entire company for $43.4 billion. He emphasised on the need for Twitter to be transformed as a private company. Elon Musk was to join the board on April 9, but two days before...

Elon Musk won’t join Twitter board, Parag Agrawal tweets

Twitter CEO says company had discussions with Musk   San Francisco: Tesla CEO Elon Musk will not be joining the board of microblogging site Twitter, the latter’s CEO Parag Agrawal tweeted on Monday. Elon Musk was to join the Twitter board on Saturday. However, he informed the company that he would not be able to...

Sidhu continues to praise AAP, says Bhagwant Mann has unfurled new anti-mafia era

Chandigarh: Former Punjab Congress president Navjyot Singh Sidhu continues to ruffle feathers within his own party. On Thursday, he showered praises on new Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann, saying the latter has ushered in “a new anti-Mafia era” in the state. “The happiest man is the one from whom no one expects … Bhagwant Mann unfurls...