Violence during farmers' tractor rally.

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Delhi: Govt Suspends Internet Services Following 'Tractor Rally' Violence

The Union Home Ministry has ordered the suspension of internet services in the areas of Singhu, Tikri, Ghazipur, Mukarba Chowk and Nangloi. The issued order that will be in force in from noon hours to 23:59 hours on January 26 cited "the interest of public safety and averting public emergency" as a reason. The authorities were prompted to decide as the national capital witnessed a ruckus, which has resulted in the death of a protester.… read-more

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 - 05:06 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Delhi, Farm Law Protests, Red Fort, Tractor Rally

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Shinzo Abe Among 2 Non-Indians Conferred With Padma Vibhushan This Year

The Union Home Ministry on the eve of 72nd Republic Day honoured two non-Indians – former Japan PM Shinzo Abe and India-based American physicist Narinder Singh Kapany - with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award for their exceptional and distinguished services. While Shinzo Abe was awarded for his efforts in the field of public affairs, Narinder Singh Kapany, widely known as 'father of fiber optics', was conferred posthumously with… read-more

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 - 09:51 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Padma Awards, Brifly Exclusive, Padma Vibhushan, Shinzo Abe, Narinder Singh

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Election Commission Of India To Celebrate National Voters Day on January 25

Commemorating its foundation day, the Election Commission of India (ECI) will observe the 11th National Voters Day (NVD) on January 25. The theme guiding the 11th NVD, "Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed", envisions primed voter participation and elucidates ECI’s unwavering dedication towards ensuring safe elections vis-a-vis the COVID-19 pandemic. The national function arranged at the Ashok Hotel, New Delhi will behold… read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 12:41 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: ECI, NVD, Ram Nath Kovind, Ravi Shankar Prasad

Dustin Poirier following his win against Conor McGregor at UFC 257.

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UFC 257 Shocker: Dustin Poirier Defeats McGregor In 2 Minutes 32 Seconds

Former interim-lightweight champ Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier avenged his loss against "The Notorious" Conor McGregor, after Poirier was demeaned at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi, on January 24. Poirier knocked out McGregor in 2 minutes 32 seconds during the second round bombarding the latter with heavy punches that forced referee, Herb Dean to stop the contest. The lightweights showed contrast in their pace since McGregor came out early at Poirier, … read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 12:21 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: UFC, MMA, Conor McGregor, Dustin poirier

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thar SUV

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Anand Mahindra Gifts Thar SUV To Debutants Who Sealed 4th Test Win

Taking to Twitter, Business tycoon Anand Mahindra has announced that all six young debutants of India vs Australia test series will be gifted the all-new Mahindra Thar SUV. Highlighting the efforts made by team India in the Brisbane Test, Anand Tweeted, "they’ve made it possible for future generations of youth in India to dream & explore the impossible".  The debutants - Mohammad Siraj, T Natarajan, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar,… read-more

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 - 05:38 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Brifly Exclusive, Mohammad Siraj, T Natarajan, shardul thakur, Washington Sundar, Shubhman Gill, Navdeep Saini, Anand Mahindra, Mahindra Thar

Poster of Web Series 'Tandav'.

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Twitteratis Demand Ban On Tandav, Resignation Of Prakash Javadekar

Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar has been facing all the heat for Amazon Prime Video's web series 'Tandav' that became a hot topic for allegedly hurting Hindu-sentiments. Twitteratis, on January 17, trended hashtag "Prakash Javadekar Istifa Do", demanding his resignation from his post for failing to stop the offensive content. The alleged anti-Hindu contents of the series, which released… read-more

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 - 04:54 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: I&B Ministry, Prakash Javadekar, Tandav Web Series, Bollywood, Twitter

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"We are Committed To Your Privacy": WhatsApp Tells Users Via Its Status

Making an effort to ensure that the doubts regarding privacy breaches are cleared, WhatsApp reached out to its users through its application on January 17. Sending status updates, WhatsApp emphasized on the privacy of its users saying, "We are committed to your privacy." Additionally, highlighting that the chats are end-to-end encrypted, the Facebook-owned platform said that it cannot hear or listen to the personal conversations of its users… read-more

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 - 10:59 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Brifly Exclusive, WhatsApp, Privacy Policy, whatsapp policy, whatsapp criticism

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New Mission

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Sonu Sood To Start Mission That Ensures No One Misses Online Class

Emerging as a ray of hope to the needy and underprivileged people during the times of pandemic, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood will now help underprivileged children to access online education. Announcing his new mission through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram posts, the philanthropic actor disclosed that this mission would ensure no student in the nation misses their online classes. While he did not… read-more

Sat, 16 Jan 2021 - 06:04 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Brifly Exclusive, Sonu Sood, Online education, Education

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Nidhi Razda

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Former NDTV Journalist Nidhi Razdan Duped For Job At Harvard

In a shocking revelation, Former NDTV journalist Nidhi Razdan has claimed that she was victimised for a job at Harvard. In a statement on Twitter, Nidhi said she became "the victim of a very serious phishing attack". She added that the attack was well "sophisticated and coordinated" and she had lost all her personal information to the scammers. Earlier in June 2020, Nidhi announced on her tweet that she had received an offer to join Harvard… read-more

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 - 07:23 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Brifly Exclusive, Nidhi Razdan, NDTV, Harvard University, Phishing Attack


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Donald Trump Becomes First US President To Be Impeached Twice

Following the US Capitol riots and subsequent developments, Donald Trump on January 13 became the first US President to be impeached twice. Amid heavy security deployment at the Capitol, the house voted 232-197 to impeach Trump, twice within 13 months. Notably, 10 Republicans had also supported the impeachment process, holding Trump responsible for the Capitol seize. The US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Trump "a clear and present danger… read-more

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 - 10:29 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Brifly Exclusive, Donald Trump Impeachment, House Of Representatives, US President, US Elections, nancy pelosi

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