India

WhatsApp banned over 22 Lakh Indian accounts in June

New Delhi, August 02 (KMS): WhatsApp banned over 22 lakh Indian accounts in June, this year, on the basis of complaints received via its grievance redresal channel and through its own mechanism to detect violations, the messaging platform said. The WhatsApp banned 19 lakh such accounts in May, 16 lakh …

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Twitter bans over 43,000 accounts in India

New Delhi, August 02 (KMS): Twitter, which is fighting a legal battle with the Indian government over content blocking orders, banned more than 43,140 accounts of Indian users in the month of June over violation of its guidelines, the microblogging platform said in its monthly compliance report on Tuesday. Twitter …

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Indian apex court seeks relief from Bombay court for Malegaon blast accused

New Delhi, August 2 (KMS): The Indian Supreme Court has asked the Bombay High Court to decide expeditiously the plea of Lt Col Prasad Purohit, the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. A bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and Justice Vikram Nath noted that as of now 246 …

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AMU stops teaching books of Pakistani, Egyptian authors on BJP’s behest

Aligarh , August 2 (KMS):  The management committee of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) after the order of  Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government  has decided to exclude the books written by Pakistani and Egyptian authors from the syllabus. The books, written by Islamic scholar and prominent writer Abu al-A’la al-Mawdudi …

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SDPI decries Hindutva elements’ allegations against Muslim universities

New Delhi, Aug 02 (KMS): The Social Democratic Party of India has decried the demand of Hindutva elements including Prof Madhu Kishwar to ban the alleged “Jihadi Islamic” curriculum being taught at three universities, Jamia Millia Islamia, Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Hamdard. In an open letter, Kishwar and other …

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Kerala confirms Asia’s first monkeypox death

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala, India), Aug 02 (KMS): The health department in the Indian state of Kerala has confirmed that the youth who died in Thrissur on Saturday had succumbed to monkeypox. The confirmation came from the National Institute of Virology in Pune where his samples were tested after an initial confirmation …

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Uproar of Hindu organizations on reading ‘Kalima’ in school

Kanpur, August 01 (KMS): Amid the wave of communalism in the country, some Hindu organizations have raised controversy against a school in Kanpur, alleging that the school is teaching Hindu children to recite the kalima. At ‘Florets International School’, children were asked to recite the kalima during morning prayers, which …

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Indian education board’s textbook cover shows J&K not part of India

Srinagar, August 01 (KMS): India’s national level board of education for public and private schools, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), has published a textbook cover, which does not show Jammu and Kashmir as a part of India as against New Delhi’s illogical claim over the territory. According to Kashmir …

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India records first death from Monkeypox

New Delhi, August 01 (KMS): A Kerala youth who had tested positive for monkeypox died, Indian media quoting state Health Minister Veena George as having confirmed. The 22-year-old youth, a native of Punniyoor in Thrissur, died at a private hospital in Thrissur. The government said that while the results of …

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Congress to launch protests against inflation, unemployment on Aug 5

New Delhi, August 01 (KMS): The Congress has announced to launch countrywide protests against inflation and unemployment on August 5. As a part of the protests, the party plans to gherao Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official residence in New Delhi and also march towards the President’s residence from the Parliament. …

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