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Man marries girlfriend's corpse, pledges not to marry anyone else ever
India

Man marries girlfriend's corpse, pledges not to marry anyone else ever

The viral video shows Tamuli putting vermillion on his girlfriend Prathana's forehead parting and cheeks who died due after a prolonged illness at a private hospital in Guwahati

Who is MrBeast, YouTube’s most subscribed content creator? Why is he so popular?
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Who is MrBeast, YouTube’s most subscribed content creator? Why is he so popular?

Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson first began gaining popularity in 2018 after donating thousands of dollars to small Twitch streamers and YouTubers. His stunts and games – from his own version of Squid Game to being buried alive and building the world’s largest Lego tower  – have kept him in the spotlight

YouTube stops its experiment of limiting 4K video playback for premium users only
News & Analysis

YouTube stops its experiment of limiting 4K video playback for premium users only

YouTube is still looking for responses from its users, on what they think of limiting 4K playback for premium customers. Although they have stopped with the experiment, there is a chance that YouTube may place 4K playback feature behind a paywall.

YouTube Clips: How to create and share short videos with this feature
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YouTube Clips: How to create and share short videos with this feature

Anyone with access to the link can watch the YouTube Clip you have shared. If the original video is deleted or set to private, then the Clip will be unavailable.

Explained: Why a new lawsuit targeting Google & YouTube can potentially change the internet forever
News & Analysis

Explained: Why a new lawsuit targeting Google & YouTube can potentially change the internet forever

The US Supreme Court will be listening to a case against Google, which may force the company and other social media platforms to change how they recommend content, and how SEO practices work.

Everybody's a YouTuber: Why YouTube is assigning unique name handles to every user, just like content creators
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Everybody's a YouTuber: Why YouTube is assigning unique name handles to every user, just like content creators

YouTube will start assigning name handles just like Instagram and Twitter to all users on YouTube, whether they are creators or not. This is in line with YouTube's vision to turn itself into a social media platform from a video-sharing platform.

YouTube reposts man’s quirky technique to peel egg; watch
World

YouTube reposts man’s quirky technique to peel egg; watch

Max Klymenko blows at the smaller hole with all his lung power, following which the egg comes out of the other end of the shell.

Watch: Minecraft gamer and YouTuber Dream ends anonymity after 8 years, reveals face to followers
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Watch: Minecraft gamer and YouTuber Dream ends anonymity after 8 years, reveals face to followers

As soon as the reveal surfaced on the platform, it swiftly climbed to the top of the trending list.

YouTube may be planning to make 4K video playback a premium feature, has already started tests
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YouTube may be planning to make 4K video playback a premium feature, has already started tests

YouTube wants more of their non-paying users to become Premium subscribers. After experimenting with the number of unskippable ads, they are now working in making 4K video playback a premium feature.

West Bengal: YouTuber arrested in Nadia for meme against Mamata Banerjee, Trinamool Congress
India

West Bengal: YouTuber arrested in Nadia for meme against Mamata Banerjee, Trinamool Congress

The West Bengal Police has arrested a YouTuber from Taherpur in Nadia district over allegations of making jokes on YouTube at the expense of Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee

YouTube will now let creators make money off of long-form videos with new licensed-music program
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YouTube will now let creators make money off of long-form videos with new licensed-music program

YouTube will now let creators source music for their long-from videos through their ‘Creator Music’ program, and monetise those videos. It will also let creators monetise YouTube Shorts.

YouTube to show users 5 unskippable ads instead of two before a video starts, currently testing feature
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YouTube to show users 5 unskippable ads instead of two before a video starts, currently testing feature

YouTube has started tests showing 5 unskippable ads before each video starts to some users. One user reported seeing 11 ads before their video started. This may force more people towards adblockers and apps like YouTube Vanced.

This village in Chhattisgarh's Raipur has turned into a YouTubers' hub
Lifestyle

This village in Chhattisgarh's Raipur has turned into a YouTubers' hub

Besides YouTube, the locals in Tulsi village create content for both educational and entertainment purposes for Instagram reels too

Congress' YouTube channel deleted, party says it is probing whether it was sabotage or technical glitch
India

Congress' YouTube channel deleted, party says it is probing whether it was sabotage or technical glitch

"Our YouTube channel - 'Indian National Congress' has been deleted. We are fixing it and have been in touch with Google/YouTube teams," the party said on its official Twitter handle

'102 YouTube channels blocked for spreading nuclear fear, communal hatred, disinformation, monetised fake news'
India

'102 YouTube channels blocked for spreading nuclear fear, communal hatred, disinformation, monetised fake news'

The Indian government started the crackdown against such YouTube channels for the first time in December last year using its emergency powers under the Information Technology Rules, 2021

Dutch YouTuber breaks 'craziest world record' of pull-ups from helicopter
World

Dutch YouTuber breaks 'craziest world record' of pull-ups from helicopter

Youtuber and fitness enthusiast Stan Browney completed 25 pull-ups in one minute while hanging from a helicopter on 6 July 2022 at Belgium’s Hoevenen Airfield in Antwerp under watchful eyes of a Guinness World Records adjudicator

Farmani Naaz's rendition of 'Har Har Shambhu' faces flak, Muslim clerics say woman singing is 'haram' in Islam
India

Farmani Naaz's rendition of 'Har Har Shambhu' faces flak, Muslim clerics say woman singing is 'haram' in Islam

Maulana Mufti Asad Qasmi, Ulama of Deoband, said singing and dancing of any sort is not permissible in Islam. Hitting out at Farmani Naaz, he said a woman, who considers herself Muslim, should stay away from singing such songs

What ‘snowflake’ Gen Z voters mean for the future of Indian politics
Politics

What ‘snowflake’ Gen Z voters mean for the future of Indian politics

There is a certain consensus that Gen Z are those born between 1997 and 2010s. There will be potentially 250 million Gen Z voters in 2024, half of them first-time voters

Kallakurichi girl suicide: How students, caste-based groups incited violence
India

Kallakurichi girl suicide: How students, caste-based groups incited violence

Protesters affiliated to a Thevar (OBC) caste group which the deceased belonged – assembled at Tamil Nadu's Kallakurichi from 13 to 16 July. Meanwhile, WhatsApp and YouTube were used to stoke rumours and inflame passions in the lead-up to Sunday’s violence

'Fascinating but unrealistic': Anand Mahindra reacts to Pakistan citizens sharing opinion on recently-launched Scorpio-N
India

'Fascinating but unrealistic': Anand Mahindra reacts to Pakistan citizens sharing opinion on recently-launched Scorpio-N

Going by the average ex-showroom price, the Scorpio-N ranges from Rs 12.99 lakh to Rs 19.49 lakh in India. It was lunched on 27 June, this year and speaks volumes about the impression it has created on people ever since being unveiled