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Centre to ban 54 Chinese apps that pose a threat to India's security
World

Centre to ban 54 Chinese apps that pose a threat to India's security

In June 2021, India had banned 59 Chinese mobile applications, including the widely-used social media platforms such as TikTok, WeChat and Helo keeping in mind the threat to the nation's sovereignty and security

Firmly opposed to India’s decision to block 43 more apps, says Chinese foreign ministry
World

Firmly opposed to India’s decision to block 43 more apps, says Chinese foreign ministry

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the ban on apps, under the pretext of national security, violates market principles and World Trade Organisation rules

Xiaomi working on a MIUI update with no pre-installed blocked apps, says Manu Kumar Jain
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Xiaomi working on a MIUI update with no pre-installed blocked apps, says Manu Kumar Jain

In addition to Xiaomi, Poco India has also released a statement that neither Poco X2 nor Poco M2 Pro feature any apps blocked in India.

PUBG Mobile, 14 Xiaomi apps, Ludo World among 275 apps that India may ban next, claim reports
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PUBG Mobile, 14 Xiaomi apps, Ludo World among 275 apps that India may ban next, claim reports

The list of apps reportedly includes PUBG Mobile, Ludo World, 14 Mi apps by Xiaomi, AliExpress, Resso, and ULike.

Centre asks Rajasthan High Court to block Chinese apps from challenging ban order: Report
India

Centre asks Rajasthan High Court to block Chinese apps from challenging ban order: Report

The government last month outlawed dozens of Chinese apps including TikTok, Alibaba's UC Browser, and WeChat, saying they posed a 'threat to sovereignty and integrity'

China calls for reversal of ban on 59 apps, says it hasn't taken restrictive measures against Indian products and services
World

China calls for reversal of ban on 59 apps, says it hasn't taken restrictive measures against Indian products and services

Chinese commerce ministry Spokesman Gao Feng said that China has not taken any restrictive measures against Indian products and services.

Top lawyers' refusal to defend TikTok undermines India’s claims of being rule of law country
India

Top lawyers' refusal to defend TikTok undermines India’s claims of being rule of law country

By opting against representing ByteDance, the company behind TikTok, Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Mukul Rohatgi have set the legal profession and the rule of law in India on a slippery slope

Indian telcos, internet providers asked by govt to 'immediately block' access to the 59 banned Chinese apps
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Indian telcos, internet providers asked by govt to 'immediately block' access to the 59 banned Chinese apps

ByteDance will hold discussions with Indian officials this week and seek clarifications on the app ban.

Ban on Chinese apps: Beijing's Mission in India accuses New Delhi of 'discriminatory practices', violating WTO rules
India

Ban on Chinese apps: Beijing's Mission in India accuses New Delhi of 'discriminatory practices', violating WTO rules

"India's measure, selectively and discriminatorily aims at certain Chinese apps on ambiguous and far-fetched grounds," China's mission to India said in a statement

Indian government bans TikTok: From Manjul Khattar to Avneet Kaur, a list of celebs who shot to fame on the platform
Entertainment

Indian government bans TikTok: From Manjul Khattar to Avneet Kaur, a list of celebs who shot to fame on the platform

TikTok is home to multiple social media sensations. Its stars' profiles boast followers up to several million.

India bans TikTok, SHAREit, UC Browser and 56 other Chinese apps: here's the full list of apps and what they do
India

India bans TikTok, SHAREit, UC Browser and 56 other Chinese apps: here's the full list of apps and what they do

The ban comes in the backdrop of the stand-off along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, is also applicable for messaging app WeChat and online streaming app Bigo Live, CAM scanner, among others

India ban on Chinese apps updates: Ban is welcome, but govt must take more substantive measures, says Congress' Ahmed Patel
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India ban on Chinese apps updates: Ban is welcome, but govt must take more substantive measures, says Congress' Ahmed Patel

India ban on Chinese apps updates | While Congress leader Ahmed Patel welcomed the ban, he also said, 'We expect our government to take more substantial & effective measures.'

India bans Chinese apps: Centre blocks 59 apps including TikTok, UC Browser; decision aimed at protecting Indians' data, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
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India bans Chinese apps: Centre blocks 59 apps including TikTok, UC Browser; decision aimed at protecting Indians' data, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

The ban on Chinese apps comes in the backdrop of current stand-off along the Line of Actual control in Ladakh with PLA troops.

Google confirms that it removed 'Remove China apps' due to 'violation of app store policies'
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Google confirms that it removed 'Remove China apps' due to 'violation of app store policies'

The app's popularity rose amid calls for a boycott of Chinese apps in India during a Himalayan border dispute between the two nations.

TikTok's massive growth has Google, Facebook and rest of Silicon Valley worried
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TikTok's massive growth has Google, Facebook and rest of Silicon Valley worried

A government intervention would probably be welcome news to TikTok’s competitors, who have been working from their usual crush-the-upstart playbook.