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    A massive fire swept through a factory in Anaj Mandi area of north Delhi on Sunday morning, leaving 43 labourers dead and many others injure...

    Defending the decision to suspend the Internet since August 5, when the Centre withdrew the special status granted to J&K and imposed a communications blockade, Farooq Khan, advisor to Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu said the Internet is just a facility, not a right.

    Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has made it clear that Facebook will run all political ads — even if they contain lies — in the interest of free speech. But the social network is discussing some ad changes, like restricting how precisely campaigns can reach specific groups.

    This is the first time the Centre has planned to directly involve itself with advertising scrutiny, through the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India. While FSSAI guidelines for advertising regulations are in place, implementation by advertisers hasn’t been followed closely.

    TikTok has 200 million users in India. Following a temporary ban by the Madras High Court earlier this year, and a week after it became available again on app stores in India, TikTok had stated in May that it had reclaimed the top spot among free apps on the iOS platform and in the social category on the Google Play Store on Android.

    The CEO said Snapchat doesn’t allow things like misinformation to appear in political advertising.

    Modi claimed that the Raghubar Das government in Jharkhand has created a favourable environment for investments over the last five years. He also credited it with decrease in Leftwing extremism.

    The internet company said its rules already ban any advertiser, including those with political messages, to lie. But it is making its policy more clear and adding examples of how that prohibits content such as doctored or manipulated images or video.

    Addressing an election rally in Khunti on the second leg of his campaign for the assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said people of Jharkhand have faith that BJP alone can ensure the state's development. He accused the Congress of delaying resolution of the vexed Kashmir problem and the Ayodhya dispute.

    BJP has lost power in a politically significant state like Maharashtra. And, in the bigger picture, it has to strike a working relationship with more Opposition-ruled states as compared to, say, two years ago.

    The repeated attempts by the government to rehabilitate Dal dwellers in Srinagar for past two decades were marred by the corruption, electoral politics and red tape.

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