Tech giants are happy to do Modi’s bidding in return for access to the Indian market | Facebook

For decades, India was a poster child for democratic development: a poor, sprawling, ethnically diverse country that nevertheless had regular elections and peaceful transfers of power – the hallmarks of a functioning democracy – albeit with the flaws inherent in such a system, including a single dominant party – the Continue Reading

Indian Brokerage Firm Upstox Suffers Data Breach Leaking 2.5 Millions Users’ Data – Tempemail

Online trading and discount brokerage platform Upstox has become the latest Indian company to suffer a security breach of its systems, resulting in the exposure of sensitive information of approximately 2.5 million users on the dark web. The leaked information includes names, email addresses, dates of birth, bank account information, Continue Reading

Fears of escalating violence as online ‘hate factories’ sow division within Australia’s Indian community | Australia news- Tempemail

Concerns are growing that online “hate factories” spreading misinformation and propaganda about minority groups in India are influencing and radicalising people in Australia. In late February, men armed with bats and hammers attacked four Sikh students in a car in Harris Park in western Sydney. The occupants escaped unharmed, but Continue Reading

Indian court orders climate activist to jail custody Government crackdown court Narendra Modi Social Media- Tempemail

An Indian court on Friday ordered a 22-year-old climate activist to spend three days in jail under court custody in a case that critics say highlights a growing crackdown on dissent under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. Police from the capital, New Delhi, arrested Disha Ravi on Feb. 13 at Continue Reading

Indian police detain students demanding release of activist Police activist Indian students Police- Tempemail

Indian police on Wednesday detained around a dozen student protesters who were trying to march to the Parliament building in New Delhi to demand the release of a 22-year-old climate activist arrested for circulating a document on social media supporting months of protests by farmers. The protesters shouted “Free Disha Continue Reading

Indian police arrest climate activist for supporting farmers farmers farmers Social Media Indian farmers- Tempemail

An Indian climate activist has been arrested for circulating a document on social media that allegedly incited protesting farmers to turn violent last month, leaving one protester dead and about 400 police officers injured during clashes in the Indian capital, police said Sunday. Disha Ravi, 22, was arrested in the Continue Reading

Indian state renames dragon fruit because it sounds ‘too Chinese’- Tempemail

An Indian state’s decision to change the name of dragon fruit has drawn scathing political reactions as well as a flood of memes and jokes on social media. Gujarat’s Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Tuesday the fruit would now be called “Kamalam”, a Sanskrit word for the lotus flower, Continue Reading

Top Indian news anchor says she’s victim of Harvard University phishing scam- Tempemail

The leading Indian television news journalist Nidhi Razdan said on Friday that she has been the victim of an elaborate phishing scam, after she was led to believe she had received a job offer to teach at Harvard University.   The award-winning journalist had already quit after 21 years working Continue Reading

Top Indian official blames country being ‘too much of a democracy’ for slowing down reforms- Tempemail

The head of India’s government policy think tank sparked a backlash on social media after he appeared to suggest extensive reforms were difficult to achieve in India as the country is “too much of a democracy”. Amitabh Kant, chief executive of the Niti Ayog agency, was speaking as farmers protest Continue Reading

Twitter accused of censoring Indian critic of Hindu nationalism | Twitter

Twitter has been accused of censoring the prominent Indian journalist Salil Tripathi by suspending his account, after he tweeted on subjects including the anniversary of the demolition of the Babri mosque and his work on India’s shrinking democratic space. Writers including Salman Rushdie and Amitav Ghosh expressed anger after Tripathi, Continue Reading