Farmers’ protest: Govt temporarily blocks 177 social media accounts, web links

New Delhi: The government has ordered temporary blocking of around 177 social media accounts and web links that are linked to the farmers’ protest, according to sources. The orders were issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on February 14 and 19 at the request of the Ministry of Home Affairs under section 69A of the IT Act. “The orders have been issued to temporarily block 177 social

US-British coalition conducts fresh strikes in Yemen’s Hodeidah: Media

Sanaa: The US-British military coalition has conducted multiple strikes against Houthi targets in Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, the media reported. The strikes hit in and around the port city, including the area of Ras Issa in the district of al-Salif, northwest of the city, said the Houthi-run Satellite TV Channel al-Masirah, on Saturday, without providing further details about any casualties. The US-led coalition has made no comment

Kuwait to consider reintroducing visit visas: Local media

Kuwait: The Kuwait Ministry of Interior (MoI) is considering the possibility of reintroducing various visit visa categories, including commercial, tourist, and family visas, local media reported. The move aligns with the new government’s vision to revive Kuwait’s tourism, which has been stalled for several years. Also Read Kuwait resumes issuing visit visas to expat families The annoucement comes after Deputy Prime Minister, Defense Minister and Acting Interior Minister Sheikh Fahad

Vegetarian served non-veg meal on Air India flight, slams airline on social media

New Delhi: A passenger on an Air India flight from Calicut to Mumbai, took to social media to express her dissatisfaction with the airline’s in-flight catering, after she was served non-vegetarian food, instead of the vegetarian meal she had ordered. Veera Jain posted photos on X, showcasing the non-vegetarian meal she was served during the journey, accompanied by her PNR number and flight details. On my @airindia flight AI582, I

UP man arrested for provocative social media posts on Ram temple

Lucknow: The Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) of the Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested a 24-year-old man from Jhansi for allegedly making provocative social media posts related to the Ram temple in Ayodhya, an officer said on Wednesday. According to a press statement issued by the ATS, Zibran Makrani, a resident of Mukaryana under the City Police Station limits of Jhansi district, was arrested on Tuesday. Also Read Ram Temple story is

Jairam takes swipe at PM Modi, Shah’s media interviews over Parliament security breach

New Delhi: Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Monday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for giving media interviews over the December 13 Parliament security breach, but no statements in Parliament till date. In a post on X, Ramesh, who is also the Congress general secretary (communication), said: “The Prime Minister speaks to a leading newspaper on the very serious December 13 security

Social media, internet services face disruptions across Pakistan

Islamabad: Internet services faced disruptions almost across the country on Sunday night as a large number of users complained about difficulties in accessing social media sites, Pakistani media reported. The apps, especially the website versions have been down since around 7 p.m. local time, Geo News reported, citing Downdetector. Karachi, Lahore, Mir Pur Khas, and Rawalpindi were the most affected cities in the country. Some users have taken to WhatsApp

Israel dropped 40K tons of explosives since Oct 7: Gaza media office

The Israeli forces have dropped 40,000 tons of explosives on the Gaza Strip since the beginning of the Israeli offensive on the besieged territory on October 7, according to Salama Maarouf, the head of the Gaza government’s media office. In a statement issued on Sunday, November 26, Maarouf said the occupation’s crimes occurred away from the eyes of the cameras, Palestinian media reported. Also Read Israel releases third group of

Maktoob Media editor summoned by Kerala police

The Vadakara police in Kerala summoned and interrogated Maktoob Media editor Aslah Kayyalakkath and its reporter on Thursday, November 16, over a story published on the web portal. A suo moto case was lodged against an article dated October 30. The article – In Kerala, Muslim youths detained for hours following blast; accuse Kerala Police of anti-Muslim bias – written by freelance journalist and regular contributor to Maktoob Media, Rejaz

Will file complaint with EC on BJP’s ‘derogatory’ social media campaign against Kejriwal: AAP

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday announced that the party will file a complaint with the Election Commission against the BJP for sharing “derogatory” posts on its social media handles against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The development comes a day after the EC issued a show-cause notice to Kejriwal for alleged disparaging remarks against the prime minister on AAP’s social media handle and asked him to