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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

Bollywood celebs, Indian politicians react on social media to JNU violence

Sunday’s violence on the campus of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus drew a storm of responses on social media, with members of...

Global

India’s premier medical institute looking for overseas expertise to redesign campus

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi is looking for overseas expertise to redesign its campus through an open...

Global

Padma Lakshmi’s reply to New Yorker post tagging her as Priyanka Chopra goes viral

Indian-origin celebrity host and model Padma Lakshmi called out The New Yorker magazine for tagging a photo of hers as Priyanka Chopra.

Entertainment

After Singapore, Indian government too plans anti-fake news regulations

Following the promulgation of an anti-fake news law in Singapore, the Indian government too is planning similar regulations for social...

Global

With 30 million followers, Modi most popular world leader on Instagram

The growing popularity and social media savviness of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were further evident after his account crossed 30...

Global

Pinterest’s new Singapore office to operate SE Asia, India hub

Photo-sharing social media firm Pinterest has launched its Singapore office to better operate across South East Asia and India. This is...

Corporate

Veteran journalist to helm Connected to India’s Editorial operations globally

Shankar Ramakrishnan, until recently the Global News Editor at International Financing Review, Thomson Reuters in New York, will take over...

Global

Suvadugal: Chronicles of great Singaporean Indians who built the Lion City

2019 is a very special year for Singapore, highlighted by year-round bicentennial celebrations. VisualBeatz Pte Ltd has produced a...

Singapore

WhatsApp launches 'tipline' to counter fake news

To counter circulation of fake news in the time of elections in India scheduled to start from April 11, WhatsApp has launched a 'tipline'...

Global