Pompeo Says US ‘Certainly Looking’ at Banning Chinese Social Media Apps, Including TikTok: Report

File photo of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Secretary of State in an interview said US was ‘certainly looking’ at banning Chinese apps. Reuters Last Updated: July 7, 2020, 10:30 AM IST Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late on Monday that the United States is “certainly looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok. “I don’t want to get out in front of the President (Donald Trump), but it’s something we’re looking at,” Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News. US lawmakers have raised…

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Made In India To Play A Key Role in New Draft Policy For Shopping Websites Such as Amazon & Flipkart

Shopping websites in India including Amazon.in and Flipkart.com may soon have to ensure that products sold on their platforms clearly highlight the country of origin and how much role India has played in the manufacturing of these products. This comes at a time when tensions with China are at an all-time high, and there is a push towards Made in India products. The government, if this draft ecommerce policy gets finalized, will have the right to access the shopping website source codes and algorithms that dictate product listings, rating and…

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Anita Hassanandani Recreates DDLJ Scene with a Twist, Says ‘No Need TikTok, Just Talent is Enough’

Anita Hassanandani and Rohit Redyy Anita Hassanandani has shared a video of her recreating a scene from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, saying that talented people can make content on any platform. News18.com Last Updated: July 7, 2020, 10:07 AM IST Anita Hassanandani was one of the most frequent users of TikTok, until the app got banned in India along with several other Chinese apps. The actress kept her fans entertained with funny videos on the app, sometimes involving her husband Rohit Reddy. She used to share the TikTok…

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TikTok to exit Hong Kong market ‘within days’

Image copyright Getty Images TikTok has said it will quit the Hong Kong market after China imposed a new security law on the city. “In light of recent events, we’ve decided to stop operations of the TikTok app in Hong Kong,” a spokesman told the BBC. The company’s exit from the city will come “within days”, according to the Reuters news agency. Facebook and Twitter said this week they were “pausing” co-operation with Hong Kong police over user information. The short-form video app was launched by China-based ByteDance for users…

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Rare case of brain-eating amoeba confirmed in Florida, residents warned to avoid nasal contact with tap water | Science & Environment News

FLORIDA: Scientists have confirmed a rare case of a brain-eating amoeba in the Hillsborough County of Florida and warned the residents to avoid nasal contact with tap water. The warning from the Health Department of Florida came after it was confirmed that one of the residents has contracted Naegleria fowleri or the brain-eating amoeba, according to a CBS report. Naegleria fowleri, the microscopic single-celled amoeba, is known for infecting the brain tissues.  The disease is commonly called primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). These microbes are found in warm freshwater and enter…

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Sushant Singh Rajput and Varun Sharma’s former manager Disha Salian’s family issues statement: Kindly help us heal | People News

New Delhi: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s former manager Disha Salian’s family has issued a statement reacting to the rumours on social media surrounding her. Disha died by suicide on June 8, just a few days before Sushant’s death. She jumped off the 14th floor of a building in Mumbai’s Malad. The statement issued by her family was shared by actor Varun Sharma on social media. Disha had managed Varun too. “Dear all, Whoever is reading this, you may or may not be knowing us and Disha in person. But we…

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David Schwimmer on Friends Character

David Schwimmer as Ross Geller on Friends David Schwimmer talks on diversity in ‘Friends’ and how his character Ross Geller should have dated outside his race in the series. News18.com Last Updated: July 7, 2020, 9:34 AM IST One of the most popular US sitcoms, Friends is returning for a special, unscripted reunion episode soon. The eagerly awaited special would have been completed by now but the coronavirus epidemic shut down production across Hollywood before it could be filmed. Meanwhile, HBO Max executives are holding out hopes of…

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Mars Has This Beautiful Icy Crater That Could Be A Source Of Water And Life: Watch Video

View of the Kolorev Crater (Image: ESA) The ESA says in the northern lowlands of the Red Planet, south of the large Olympia Undae dune field that partly surrounds Mars’ north polar cap. They say this crater is filled with ice round the year and is stable. News18.com Last Updated: July 7, 2020, 9:28 AM IST Everything about the possibility of life space seems to interest us right now. Perhaps that has to do with the way this year has been panning out. And there is more good…

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Stephanie Winston Wolkoff: Melania Trump’s former aide to publish book

Image copyright AFP Image caption Melania and Me is due out on 1 September. A former aide to Melania Trump has written a memoir about her 15-year friendship with the US first lady. Stephanie Winston Wolkoff’s book, Melania and Me, is due out on 1 September. In 2018, Ms Winston Wolkoff was reportedly forced out of the White House, amid allegations that she had been profiteering from President Trump’s inauguration. But the former aide has said she was “thrown under the bus”. She denied claims her company received $26 million…

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Nobody is Interested in Making Original Music for a Film: Arjun Kanungo

Singer Arjun Kanungo, who is known for belting out hits like ‘Khoon choos le’, ‘La la la’ and ‘Baaki baatein peene baad’, says what is lacking in Hindi cinema is the focus on musical artistes. “I think what’s lacking is focus on musical artists. Everything is focused on actors and scripts. I have done a few films in my life and I can tell you that nobody is truly interested in making original music for a film. It’s always in the confines of the script,” Kanungo told IANS. He added,…

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After Sushant Singh Rajput, Instagram adds ‘Remembering’ to Irrfan Khan’s Profile

After Sushant Singh Rajput, Irrfan Khan’s Instagram account has been memorialised. Irrfan’s memories will continue to be celebrated as Instagram added “remembering” to his account bio and memorialised it as a place to remember the actor’s life. According to the photo-video sharing website, no one can log into a memorialised account. The posts the deceased person shared, including photos and videos, stay on their page and are visible to the users they were shared with. Also, once the account is memorialised, no one will be able to make changes to…

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This dialogue of Sushant Singh Rajput from ‘Dil Bechara’ has left many of us heartbroken | Movies News

New Delhi: “Janam kab lena hai aur marna kab hai, hum decide nahi kar sakte hain. Par jeena kaise hai wo hum decide kar sakte hain,” is one dialogue of Sushant Singh Rajput from his last film ‘Dil Bechara’ which has left us heartbroken. The trailer of ‘Dil Bechara’ released on Monday to a blockbuster welcome from fans, but at the same time, it left everyone teary-eyed.  Sushant Singh Rajput, one last time. No, it can’t be true – is was what we felt while watching him in the trailer.…

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