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Twitter likely to face action for showing Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh not in India on its official website

This is not the first time that a different map of India has been shown by Twitter. In November 2020, the microblogging website showed Leh as part of Jammu and Kashmir instead of the Union Territory of Ladakh.

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The map of India and Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh

Twitter has yet again sparked controversy by showing a wrong map of India which shows Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh as separate countries.

The map that appears on Twitter’s career website, Tweep Life, shows a demarcation between the map of India and Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The distorted map was flagged by a Twitter user and has generated many angry reactions. Sources say the government may take tough action.

This is not the first time that a different map of India has been shown by Twitter. In November 2020, the microblogging website showed Leh as part of Jammu and Kashmir instead of the Union Territory of Ladakh. The Central Government had issued a legal notice to Twitter for disrespecting India’s territorial integrity.

Twitter has been loggerheads with the BJP-led Central government over series of issues ranging from requests to take down tweets supporting the farmers’ protest, discrediting posts by leaders of the BJP, and more recently new regulation.

Twitter has recently appointed Global Legal Policy Director Jeremy Kessel as the grievance officer for India to follow the center’s new rules for social networking websites as its interim grievance redressal officer, Dharmendra Chatur, who was appointed just a month ago, resigned from his post amid the clashes with the Central government

Last week, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had said that social media giant denied access to his account almost for one hour on the alleged ground that there was a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of the USA. However, an hour later, he was allowed access to his account.

Twitter has been under scanner ever since it refused to comply with the new Information Technology rules laid by the Central Government.

The government laid down new IT rules in February which came into effect on May 26. Under the new rules, they directed all major social media platforms operating in the country to appoint compliance officers in India, set up grievance response mechanisms, and takedown content within 36 hours of a legal order.

According to the Centre, the new rules are designed to prevent abuse and misuse of platforms and offer users a robust forum for grievance redressal. The social media platforms, if they fail to comply with rules, would result in losing the intermediary status that provides them immunity from liabilities over any third-party data hosted by them.

However, Twitter has lost its legal protection from being prosecuted over users’ posts. Without legal protection, Twitter could be sued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology for any fake news leading it into excessive and spiraling legal hassles.

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Independence Day 2022: Delhi Police issues traffic advisory, check routes to avoid

On Thursday, August 11, 2022, Delhi police issued a traffic advisory as the 75th Independence Day gets closer. The traffic advisory was issued to avoid heavy traffic or halts on August 15, 2022, in the nation’s capital. Check traffic restrictions and routes to avoid.

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On Thursday, August 11, 2022, Delhi police issued a traffic advisory as the 75th Independence Day gets closer. The traffic advisory was issued to avoid heavy traffic or halts on August 15 in the nation’s capital.

As India is gearing up to celebrate its 75th Independence Day on August 15, Delhi Police has issued a traffic advisory to ensure a smooth flow of traffic across the national capital. According to the advisory, the traffic will be closed for general public around the iconic Red Fort from 4 AM to 10 AM.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort, and hence over 10,000 police personnel will be deployed around the Mughal-era monument on August 15.

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VIRAL: Elephant Jeymalyatha brutally beaten up by mahouts in Tamil Nadu, Peta India demands action

Reports said the elephant was tortured by mahouts at the Sribilliputhur Nachiyar Thirukovil temple.

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Elephant Jeymalyatha

In an animal-cruelty incident, an elephant named Jeymalyatha was brutally beaten up by mahouts in Tamil Nadu. The video of the incident is viral and has triggered massive outrage on social media.

Reports said the elephant was tortured by mahouts at the Sribilliputhur Nachiyar Thirukovil temple.

PETA India shared the video on Twitter and demanded stringent action against the mahouts. In the video, Jeymalyatha could be seen crying in pain as the mahouts continuously kept thrashing her with sticks. PETA India has sent an urgent appeal to the chief wildlife wardens of Assam and Tamil Nadu and demanded the enforcement of the Wild Life (Protection) Act (WPA), 1972, by filling a preliminary offence report under Section 51 against mahouts involved and under Section 48 against the Srivilliputhur Nachiyar Thirukovil temple.

The organisation also demanded to seize the abused elephant and rehabilitate her at a sanctuary.

Watch the viral video here:

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Tickets? UP Police constables beat up TT on Gorakhdham Express in Kanpur | WATCH

The constables hit him on the head due to which his shirt was soaked in blood.

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UP Police constables beat up TT in Gorakhdham Express

In a shocking incident, the railway head TT was beaten up by two Uttar Pradesh police constables at Kanpur Central Railway Station. According to the reports, the constables were travelling without a ticket on a train from Gorakhpur to Bhatinda, and when the TT asked them to get off the train, they thrashed him fiercely. The incident took place at around 11:30 pm on the Gorakhdham Express on Tuesday.

TT Rambaran, who was on duty, took the train from Lucknow. On Twitter, Aditya Tiwari shared the video of TT narrating the whole incident. He said when he asked for the ticket, the constables said they would get down at Kanpur. After that, when he asked them to step down from the train at the Kanpur station, police constables beat him brutally.

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TT Rambaran also said the constables even tried to throw him off the train, but the passengers who were there on the train helped him save his life. The constables hit him on the head due to which his shirt was soaked in blood.

The victim lodged a complaint against the constables in GRP Kanpur. GRP inspector R.B. Dwivedi said they reached the spot as soon as they received information about the incident. He further said the FIR has been registered and the investigation is underway.

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