AP PHOTOS: The story of India, 75 years in the making
NEW DELHI (AP) — “At the stroke of the midnight hour,” India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru said, “when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” India was a free, independent country. Seventy-five years on, India is a vastly changed country.news.yahoo.com
India bans TikTok, other Chinese apps amid border standoff
Late Monday, the government said that it was banning 59 Chinese-owned apps, including TikTok, which is operated by Chinese internet firm Bytedance. The banned apps include some that enable TikTok users to add visual effects and music to their posts, as well as dating apps, privacy apps and multiplayer games. Supporters of the ban hailed it as a way to curtail China's growing influence while others bemoaned the potential loss of jobs at the app companies' Indian offices. Chinese-owned apps have found a fast-growing market in India, with some companies creating India-specific apps that have exploded in popularity. As of April, 30% of TikToks 2 billion downloads were from India, according to app data analytics firm Sensor Tower.