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'Singaporeans must push back anything that is testing our multicultural way of life, our cosmopolitan city'

Celebrated scholar in the field of Indian Diaspora and Heritage studies Rajesh Rai provides a big-picture historical and economic...

Singapore Spotlight - @work

Should English cricketer Ollie Robinson be rehabilitated or punished for discriminatory tweets he put out as a teenager?

England fast bowler Ollie Robinson has become the latest subject of the campaign against discrimination that has been sweeping across the...

UK

Ngee Ann Polytechnic suspends man over racist remarks made in viral video

Viral Story: Man who was caught on camera making racist remarks towards an interracial couple in Singapore has reportedly been suspended...

Singapore

Kannada ‘ugliest language’ controversy: The formation of knowledge through Google must be contested, says linguist Dr Ganesh Devy

The recent 'ugliest language in India' controversy highlights how humans are changing from seekers to helpless “consumers of knowledge”,...

Global

Singapore Law Minister Shanmugam condemns viral video against interracial couple

Video of an argument between a young inter-ethnic couple and a Chinese Singaporean man which went viral on social media today has again...

Singapore

Google apologises for search result showing Kannada as 'ugliest language in India'

Tech giant Google was at the centre of a massive controversy after a search with the keywords "ugliest language in India" on the platform...

Global

Singapore President expresses concern about online poll sexualising female Muslim teachers

Singapore President Halimah Yacob and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Masagos Zulkifli expressed concerns about an online poll...

Singapore

Virat Kohli, Narendra Modi among six Indians in list of world's top 50 social media influencers

Six Indian celebrities were listed among the top 50 social media influencers of the world, according to a survey.

Global

No need for vaccinated Singapore residents to get tested for COVID antibodies: MOH

Speaking during a COVID-19 press conference, Associate Professor Kenneth Mak, Deputy Director of Medical Services at MOH, said there is no...

Covid-19

UK Parliament tables debate on Indian farmers protests, press freedom for next week

British lawmakers are set to debate the issue of press freedom and safety of protesters in India next week in response to an e-petition...

UK

Indian government issues statement criticising celebrities like Rihanna, Greta Thunberg for comments on farmer protests

Slamming foreign individuals and entities for comments on the ongoing farmer protests, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs today said it...

Global

#JoeBidenIsNotMyPresident trending on Twitter in India, here's why

#JoeBidenIsNotMyPresident is trending on Twitter in India. A series of tweets by an Indian have grabbed the public's attention on the...

Global

Twitter launches @SecondGentleman account for Indian-origin US Vice-President elect Kamala Harris' husband

Twitter has added @SecondGentleman to its roster of official political handles as the husband of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris prepares...

USA

Singapore's anti-fake news law needed to regulate falsehoods on social media: Law Minister Shanmugam

Social media firms are hampered by their commercial interests when tackling fake news, Singapore's law minister said, defending the...

Singapore

'Vogue' February cover featuring Vice-President elect Kamala Harris stirs whitewashing controversy

Popular American fashion and lifestyle magazine Vogue drew criticism over after the release of its February cover page that featured US Vice...

USA

#covid19, #GE2020 Singapore's most popular hashtags on Twitter in 2020

Microblogging site Twitter in its annual trends report revealed that #covid19 and #GE2020 were the top hashtags of the year in Singapore.

Singapore

India joins six-country campaign led by UK against social media encryption

India is among seven countries to join a UK-led campaign against end-to-end encryption of messages by social media giants such as Facebook,...

Global

Twitter red flags Trump's flu tweet playing down COVID-19

United States President Donald Trump played down the COVID-19 pandemic again, comparing it to the flu in a tweet yesterday, and Twitter...

USA

India's smartphone market, the second-largest in the world, gets mobile app innovations boost

India recently surpassed the United States to become the second-largest smartphone market in the world, trailing only China. In fact, there...

Global

How much time do Indians spend online?

Let's look at how much of their free time Indians spend online and why.

Health & Fitness

Twitter removes Trump campaign ad following copyright complaint by Linkin Park

Microblogging platform Twitter confirmed that it had removed a campaign video United States President Trump had retweeted over a copyright...

USA

Unstoppable on Social Media! David Warner scores big with another hilarious video

Australian cricketer David Warner has been keeping himself, his fans and his teammates entertained during the COVID-19 lockdown with his...

Cricket

Indian women politicians face higher level of online abuse than US, UK counterparts: Study

According to a study of Twitter traffic, Indian women politicians experienced substantially higher online abuse than their United Kingdom...

Global

Rabindranath Tagore’s poetry, a Hollywood star and a climate change protest make for a viral moment

A video of veteran Hollywood star Martin Sheen reciting Rabindranath Tagore’s Where the Mind is without Fear during his speech at a recent...

USA

After royal rift, Meghan returns to Canada as Madame Tussauds moves Duke and Duchess of Sussex from Royal exhibit

Following the shakeup in the British Royal family over the past few days Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has returned to Canada to be with...

UK