Tag: INdia

Nissan Teases New Small And Budget Friendly SUV Concept For Indian Market

Nissan has released fresh teaser photos of its upcoming B-SUV concept previewing a new budget SUV for the Indian market. Expected to be named Nissan Magnite, the pre-production concept will have its official debut on July 16 at the company’s global headquarters. Nissan says the production subcompact SUV, codenamed EM2, will launch in the second […]

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Groom Dead, at Least 100 Sick With Coronavirus After Indian Wedding

NEW DELHI — The groom felt ill at the wedding. Days later, he was dead, and soon more than 100 guests had tested positive for the coronavirus. Now, Indian officials have opened an investigation into the wedding gathering, which some experts are calling a superspreader event. The event was in mid-June, and was attended by […]

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Multiple service providers are blocking DuckDuckGo in India

Just a few days after India banned 59 Chinese apps, many users in the country are reporting that privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo is inaccessible to them. Users on Reddit have noticed they’re unable to access the site on their Airtel and Reliance Jio mobile network connections. While Some users on Twitter have further suggested multiple internet service providers (ISP) […]

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India Bans TikTok of China, Tightening Digital Borders

The global internet is fracturing. And people like Anusmita Dutta are paying the price. Ms. Dutta, 24, joined TikTok three years ago and now has more than 350,000 followers on the video app. From her home in Kolkata, in eastern India, she records funny skits, monologues, slice-of-life sketches — all stuff, she says, that people […]

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India Bans Nearly 60 Chinese Apps, Including TikTok

India’s government banned nearly 60 Chinese mobile apps Monday, including TikTok, citing national security concerns, part of the larger tit-for-tat retaliation that is unfolding between the countries after their militaries clashed earlier this month. The move comes after a deadly clash between the Chinese and Indian militaries along their shared, disputed border earlier this month. […]

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59 Chinese Apps including TikTok, UC Browser, and Clash of Kings Banned in India: Here’s the Complete List

Earlier today, India banned various Android and iOS apps of Chinese origin. The list of banned Chinese apps includes massively popular apps like TikTok, Clash of Kings, and UC Browser. This move by the Government of India comes after border tensions with China. The Indian government has blocked 59 apps developed by Chinese firms or […]

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India bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok and Helo

India has banned 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, Shareit, Mi Video, and UC Browser amid tension between two countries. The country’s IT ministry invoked Section 69A of the IT Act 2000 that lets the government block services if they’re deemed dangerous for sovereignty and integrity of the country: The Ministry of Information Technology, invoking it’s […]

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India Debates Skin-Tone Bias as Beauty Companies Alter Ads

NEW DELHI — Throughout the years she was growing up in southern India, Christy Jennifer, a producer with a media house in the city of Chennai, was traumatized by episodes of prejudice. As she walked through school corridors, classmates pointed at her darker skin and teased her, she said. Even friends and family members told […]

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International Fashion Houses Are Leaving Millions of Asians Jobless. Now the Workers Are Protesting

This article originally appeared on VICE India. On June 6, Naveen Kumar turned up at his workplace in the tiny south Indian town of Srirangapatna in Karnataka state, worked his shift, and was laid off. He worked at a production unit of Gokaldas Exports, an Indian clothes manufacturer and exporter, which claims an annual turnover […]

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India Is Persecuting Journalists Who Question the Nation’s Pandemic Response

On June 8, an executive editor with a digital news publication called Scroll published a story claiming that lockdown rules were inadvertently causing people in a village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh to go hungry. The story wouldn’t have been controversial, except that the village had been “adopted” by India’s Prime Minister in […]

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Suspected COVID-19 Patient Dies in India After Family Unplugs Ventilator to Plug in Air Cooler

A suspected COVID-19 patient in India died on Monday after his family members allegedly unplugged his ventilator, which provided him with much-needed oxygen, to switch on their air cooler. The incident occurred on June 15 at the Maharao Bhimsingh Hospital (MBS) hospital in the Kota district of the North Indian state of Rajasthan. The patient […]

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8 Hospitals in 15 Hours: A Pregnant Woman’s Crisis in the Pandemic

NEW DELHI — Neelam Kumari Gautam woke up at 5 a.m. with shooting labor pains. Her husband put her gently in the back of a rickshaw and motored with her to a hospital. Then another. Then another. Her pain was so intense she could barely breathe, but none would take her. “Why are the doctors […]

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How China and India Came to Lethal Blows

NEW DELHI — Tensions between Indian and Chinese troops have simmered since early May in the remote, high Karakoram mountains that separate India’s northern Ladakh region from the alkaline desert of Aksai Chin, which is claimed by India but controlled by China and abuts its Xinjiang province. It is a forbidding landscape of cold deserts, […]

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Johnson & Johnson Will Stop Selling Skin-Whitening Lotions

The consumer-products giant Johnson & Johnson said on Friday that it would no longer sell certain products that are advertised as dark-spot reducers but have been used by some purchasers to lighten skin tone. The product lines, Neutrogena Fine Fairness and Clear Fairness by Clean & Clear, were not distributed in the United States but […]

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Will India Side With the West Against China? A Test Is at Hand

For years, the United States and its allies have tried to persuade India to become a closer military and economic partner in confronting China’s ambitions, painting it as a chance for the world’s largest democracy to counterbalance the largest autocracy. This week, the idea of such a confrontation became more real as Indian and Chinese […]

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What Have We Learned About Reopening?

This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City, which was once the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, will proceed with its second phase of reopening next week. Diners will eat on restaurant patios, […]

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Anger Surges in India Over Deadly Border Brawl With China

NEW DELHI — An Indian government minister has called for Chinese restaurants to be closed. Other Indian officials have suddenly put contracts to Chinese companies under review. And crowds of men are now smashing Chinese-made televisions in the street. A wave of anti-Chinese anger is cresting across India as the nation struggles to absorb the […]

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Reliance Jio has raised more money in 2020 than all Indian tech startups combined in 2019

India’s biggest network provider Reliance Jio today announced that Saudi Arabia’s sovereign fund, The Public Investment Fund (PIF), has invested $1.5 billion in Jio Platforms. That takes makes it the 11th investment in Jio Platform this year, with the Indian company raising $15.2 billion to date. With that, Jio has achieved a notable record: it […]

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Mozilla CEO: India’s lack of data protection laws has harmed its citizens

Credit: Wikimedia Commons Mozilla‘s CEO, Mitchell Baker, said yesterday that India’s lack of data protection bill has “increased the harm faced by ordinary Indians”. The country’s data protection bill is stuck in draft mode; last we heard of it was when the parliamentary committee invited comments on the revised drafted.  Last December, IT minister RS Prasad […]

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Narendra Modi Warns China of a ‘Befitting Reply’ From India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India broke his silence on Wednesday over the 20 Indian soldiers killed this week by Chinese forces along the nations’ disputed border, warning that his country was capable of “giving a befitting reply.” In a short televised speech, Mr. Modi said that “the sacrifice of our soldiers will not be […]

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India-China Border Dispute: A Conflict Years in the Making

The killing of 20 Indian soldiers at the hands of Chinese troops armed with rocks and wooden clubs along a disputed border high in the Himalayas was a startling culmination of years of skirmishes between military forces from both countries. But the burst of deadly violence — the first in the region in more than […]

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