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WhatsApp limits forwarding in India after lynchings

New Delhi - WhatsApp announced limits on Friday on the forwarding of messages by its 200 million Indian users in an effort to stop a spate of horrific lynchings and to assuage government threats of legal action in its biggest market.

WhatsApp curbs India service after lynchings

New Delhi - WhatsApp announced curbs on its service in India on Friday in an effort to stop a spate of horrific lynchings and to assuage government threats of legal action in its biggest market.

India issues fresh warning to WhatsApp over lynching deaths

New Delhi - WhatsApp could face legal action in India if it does not take further steps to tackle the spread of false rumours, the government said Thursday, in fresh criticism of the platform over a spate of lynchings.

India rights watchdog sounds alarm over farmer suicides

New Delhi - India's rights watchdog has sounded the alarm over the suicide of hundreds of farmers in the western state of Maharashtra in recent months, calling for an official response.

India's top court demands government act to stop lynchings

New Delhi - India's Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the government to enact a new law and stem what it called "horrendous acts" of lynching, after some 22 people were killed by mobs this year.

India orders all Mother Teresa care homes inspected

New Delhi - India has ordered an immediate inspection of all childcare homes run by a religious order founded by Mother Teresa after a nun was arrested over an alleged adoption racket.

Arrests after India mob kills man over WhatsApp child kidnap rumour

New Delhi - Indian police said Sunday they have arrested 32 people after a man was killed by a mob in the country's latest lynching over suspicion of child kidnapping sparked by rumours on WhatsApp.

Death by 'fake news': social media-fuelled lynchings shock India

- The smartphone footage shows the two blood-soaked men pleading for their lives. Moments later they were dead, two more victims of lynchings sparked by rumours spread on Facebook and WhatsApp in India.The two men were young and well-educated.

British lawyer for Bangladesh's Zia refused entry to India

New Delhi - A British lawyer assisting Bangladesh's opposition leader in her fight against corruption charges has been refused entry to India where he was scheduled to give a press conference about the case.

India signals support for legalising gay sex

New Delhi - The Indian government Wednesday signalled it would not oppose a move to decriminalise homosexuality, as the country's top court chewed over appeals to overturn a colonial-era ban.

Google India launches new program for India-based ML/AI startups

Today Google India announced a new mentorship program, Launchpad Accelerator India, for startups using machine learning/ artificial intelligence "to build solutions for India’s local needs."

98 Degrees' Jeff Timmons to perform live concert in India

On July 13, 2018, Jeff Timmons from the Grammy-nominated pop group 98 Degrees will be performing a solo show in India, courtesy of Baltimore Fest.

WhatsApp offers tips to spot fake news after India murders

New Delhi - WhatsApp took out full-page advertisements in Indian newspapers Tuesday offering "easy tips" to identify fact from fiction after a slew of recent murders spurred by hoaxes shared on its platform.

India death sentences upheld over 2012 gang-rape

New Delhi - India's top court on Monday upheld death sentences for three men convicted over the notorious 2012 gang-rape and murder of a woman that sparked national protests and soul-searching.

Indian court upholds death sentences over 2012 gang-rape

New Delhi - India's Supreme Court on Monday upheld death sentences handed down to three men over the gang-rape and murder of a woman in New Delhi in 2012, saying there were no grounds for a review.

Indian Kashmir in lockdown amid anniversary tensions

Srinagar - Indian authorities imposed a lockdown in the Kashmir valley Sunday, anticipating fresh unrest as separatists urged protests to mark the anniversary of a popular rebel leader's death.

Indian army shoots dead three protesters in Kashmir

Srinagar - Troops shot dead three stone-throwing protesters including a 16-year-old girl in Indian-administered Kashmir on Saturday, as tensions rose ahead of the anniversary of the death of a popular rebel commander.

Mother Teresa charity shocked after India babies 'sold'

New Delhi - An Indian charity founded by Mother Teresa expressed outrage and regret Friday after a nun and an employee were arrested for allegedly selling infants for adoption for potentially thousands of dollars.

Mother Teresa's charity sold babies: Indian police

New Delhi - A nun and a staff member at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in eastern India were arrested Thursday for allegedly selling babies born to unwed mothers, police said.

Jaguar warns 'bad Brexit' could kill new investment

London - Iconic British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover warned Thursday that a "bad" Brexit deal could jeopardise planned investment of more than $100 billion, upping corporate pressure as the government heads into crucial talks.

Indian banks turning to artificial intelligence

Several Indian banks, including state-owned SBI and Bank of BarodaNSE, have begun deploying artificial intelligence in order to improve efficiency and predict customer behavior.

Keeping Delhi cool, one ice block at a time

Noida - Keeping people cool in Delhi's baking summer is hot work -- just ask Shreeram Yadav, supervisor at a factory supplying the Indian capital with tonnes of ice per day.

Five more beaten to death in India lynchings sparked by false rumours spread on smartphones

New Delhi - Indian police said Monday they have arrested 23 people after five men were bludgeoned to death by a crazed mob in yet another horrific lynching to rock the country.

Eleven family members found dead in Delhi home: police

New Delhi - A family of 11 found dead at their home in New Delhi had been observing "spiritual, mystical practices", police said Sunday.

At least 44 dead in bus crash in northern India

Dehradun - At least 44 people were killed in northern India Sunday when a passenger bus crashed into a gorge in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, officials said.

Indian state cuts internet after three new lynchings

New Delhi - Authorities in northeastern India have cut internet access after crazed mobs beat three people to death in lynchings sparked by rumours spread on smartphones, officials said Friday.

US's Haley tells India to 'rethink' Iran ties

New Delhi - The US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on Thursday urged India to reconsider its ties to Iran, one of its key energy suppliers, as fresh US sanctions on buyers of Iranian oil loom.

Five dead as plane plunges into Mumbai building site

Mumbai - A small plane crashed into a construction site in a densely populated part of India's financial capital Mumbai on Thursday, killing five people including one on the ground, officials said.

Mumbai light plane crash kills five

Mumbai - A small plane crashed into a construction site in a densely populated area of India's financial capital Mumbai on Thursday, killing five people including one on the ground, officials said.

Child kidnap rumours spark five more Indian mob attacks

Ahmedabad - Indian police urged people Wednesday not to believe false rumours spread on WhatsApp after a woman was killed and a dozen hurt in the latest mob attacks to leave authorities looking powerless.
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