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Union minister Shantanu Thakur quits Bengal BJP's WhatsApp groups

Jan 05, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Thakur, who refused to say anything else, did not take phone calls by PTI. His stance along with the move by 5 BJP MLAs earlier last month to quit party WhatsApp groups places a question mark over their future course of action, said analysts.

HC Extends Time For FB, Whatsapp To Respond To CCI Notices In Privacy Policy Matter

Jan 03, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The case relates to the appeals of Facebook and WhatsApp against a single judge order dismissing their pleas against the probe CCI ordered into the instant messaging app's new privacy policy.

Girl Goes Missing During B'day Shopping Trip; Delhi Police Rescue, Reunite Her With Family

The details of the girl were sent on WhatsApp groups, comprising shopkeepers, police personnel and local institutions, he said, adding that the girl was found by members of the Shish Ganj Gurudwara in Chandni Chowk.

WhatsApp's New Feature Lets Messages Disappear In 24 Hours Or 90 Days

Dec 07, 2021 Outlook Business Team

WhatsApp had unveiled the disappearing feature in November 2020 aiming to make conversations on the platform more lighter and private for users.

IND Vs NZ, Kanpur Test: Shreyas Iyer's Father Talks About Unique WhatsApp DP

Shreyas Iyer made his Test debut memorable with an unbeaten half-century to rescue India from a precarious position on the first day of the first match against New Zealand at the Green Park in Kanpur.

06 November, 2021

WhatsApp Web May No Longer Require Smartphones To Be Online

Outlook Business Team

The feature is expected to be particularly beneficial for professionals who use the messaging platform for intra-workplace communications.

01 November, 2021

WhatsApp Chats Not ‘Enough Proof’ For Drugs Supply To Aryan Khan: Mumbai Court

Outlook Web Desk

The Mumbai Court while granting bail to Aachit Kumar in the case said merely on WhatsApp chats, it cannot be established that he had supplied drugs to co-accused Aryan Khan, son Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Arbaaz Merchant.

29 October, 2021

Facebook's Name Changed To Meta, Why? How?

Associated Press (AP)

Facebook Name Change: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger will stay, corporate structure won't change but shares will start trading under the ticker 'MVRS' from 1st November.

23 October, 2021

Rajasthan Shuts Internet As 15 Lakh Candidates Appear For Patwari Recruitment Exam

Tabeenah Anjum

Business of taxi services, food aggregators, home delivery services come to a standstill as internet remains cut off in Jaipur, Dausa and Bikaner.

15 October, 2021

WhatsApp To Roll Out End-To-End Encryption On Chat Backups

Outlook Business Team

"Neither WhatsApp nor your backup service provider will be able to read your backups or access the key required to unlock it," WhatsApp stated in its blogpost.

10 October, 2021

Long-Banned FaceTime Calls Apparently Working In UAE

Associated Press (AP)

The UAE, home to the oil-rich capital of Abu Dhabi and the freewheeling financial hub of Dubai, long has blocked internet calling apps like WhatsApp and FaceTime


06 October, 2021

Facebook Blames Outage On Error During Routine Maintenance

Associated Press (AP)

Santosh Janardhan, Facebook's vice president of infrastructure, said in a blog post that Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp going dark was 'caused not by malicious activity, but an error of our own making.'

06 October, 2021

After Facebook Outage, Now Reliance Jio Users Face Network Issue

Outlook Business Team

The operator has not communicated a possible reason for the outage at the time of publish.

06 October, 2021

Facebook Outage: Dependent People Troubled Worldwide

Associated Press (AP)

From courts to offices to neighbourhoods alerting each other about gang violence, the outage of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp disrupted the lives of many.

05 October, 2021

What Happened To Whatsapp, Instagram And Facebook Last Night? Read Here


The outage of the three popular social media platforms - Instagram, Facebook and Whatsapp comes a day before one of its whistleblowers was all set to testify before a Congressional committee.

04 October, 2021

Internet Sparks A Memefest As #FacebookDown Trends

Outlook Business Team

The trio took to rival micro-blogging website Twitter to confirm the outage.

04 October, 2021

WhatsApp, Instagram And Facebook Down

Outlook Business Team

The exact reason for the outage has not been established as yet.


24 August, 2021

New Covid Update: You Can Now Book Vaccination Appointments On WhatsApp

Outlook Web Bureau

On August 5, MyGov and WhatsApp had introduced the ability for users to download vaccine certificates from the chatbot

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz