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Officer rescues stranded stingray, releases it back into water. Clip wins hearts

The stingray rescue video has won people's hearts.

Stingray being rescued by officials.(Facebook/@tybeepd )
Stingray being rescued by officials.(Facebook/@tybeepd )
Published on Jun 12, 2021 01:26 PM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Israeli archaeologists find unbroken chicken egg that is almost 1,000 years old

“Intact chicken egg dating from roughly 1,000 years ago was revealed during archaeological excavations in Yavne,” read the opening lines of a post about the extraordinary find.

The image shows the 1,000 years old unbroken chicken egg discovered by Israeli archaeologists.(Facebook/@AntiquitiesEN)
The image shows the 1,000 years old unbroken chicken egg discovered by Israeli archaeologists.(Facebook/@AntiquitiesEN)
Published on Jun 11, 2021 02:26 PM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Who crossed the greased pole in the fastest time? Record making video shows

Guinness World Records took to Facebook to share the record making video.

Guinness World Records' Facebook video on people competing to create the record for crossing a greased pole in the fastest time.(Facebook/@GuinnessWorldRecords)
Guinness World Records' Facebook video on people competing to create the record for crossing a greased pole in the fastest time.(Facebook/@GuinnessWorldRecords)
Published on Jun 11, 2021 09:24 AM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Facebook offers permanent work-from-home for employees even as offices reopen

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has said he expects the shift to remote work to be a lasting one at the leading social network, which plans to look for employees able to do their jobs from wherever they happen to live.

"We believe how we work is more important than where we work," Facebook said while sharing an update to its remote work policy. (File Photo)
Published on Jun 10, 2021 11:21 AM IST
AFP |

23-year-old police officer in USA's Arkansas heroically saves baby from chocking

The officer saved the baby in USA's Arkansas who was chocking on medicine.

The image shows 23-year-old officer Hubbard who saved the baby's life in USA's Arkansas.(Facebook/@PottsvillePolice )
The image shows 23-year-old officer Hubbard who saved the baby's life in USA's Arkansas.(Facebook/@PottsvillePolice )
Published on Jun 10, 2021 09:00 AM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Cop comes across skunk with cup stuck on its head, saves the animal. Watch

Peel Regional Police took to Facebook to share the video.

The image shows the policeman approaching the animal to help it.(@peelregionalpolice )
The image shows the policeman approaching the animal to help it.(@peelregionalpolice )
Published on Jun 09, 2021 12:47 PM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Facebook names Spoorthi Priya as grievance officer for India

According to the new government guidelines, social media companies with over 50 lakh users have to appoint a grievance officer, nodal officer and a chief compliance officer.

WhatsApp, Facebook, and Google had shared information on their compliance officer, resident grievance officer and nodal contact person with the government on May 29.(Reuters/For Representation Purposes Only)
WhatsApp, Facebook, and Google had shared information on their compliance officer, resident grievance officer and nodal contact person with the government on May 29.(Reuters/For Representation Purposes Only)
Published on Jun 07, 2021 07:54 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Woman’s careful way of removing bee colony wows people, video goes viral

After a big storm, a swarm of bees settled under an umbrella in the courtyard of an apartment complex.

The image shows the beekeeper removing the hive.(@TexasBeeworks)
The image shows the beekeeper removing the hive.(@TexasBeeworks)
Published on Jun 06, 2021 10:36 AM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

G7 leaders strike deal to tax Google, Amazon and other tech giants

Part of the agreement agreed upon on Saturday is that other countries would repeal their unilateral digital taxes in favour of a global agreement.

Hundreds of billions of dollars could flow into the coffers of governments left cash-strapped by Covid-19.(Reuters File Photo)
Hundreds of billions of dollars could flow into the coffers of governments left cash-strapped by Covid-19.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Jun 06, 2021 07:42 AM IST
By | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

US tip-off saves city man streaming suicide bid

Roy said the meeting was brought to an abrupt end, and Facebook officials quickly sent registration details about the man’s account by e-mail.

The Facebook live-stream by the user, a 40-year-old resident of Palam Vihar in the city, had ended by then, but the police team managed to find the man’s address by tracing his mobile number that was made available by Facebook.(Reuters/For Representation Purposes Only)
The Facebook live-stream by the user, a 40-year-old resident of Palam Vihar in the city, had ended by then, but the police team managed to find the man’s address by tracing his mobile number that was made available by Facebook.(Reuters/For Representation Purposes Only)
Updated on Jun 06, 2021 03:18 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'India won’t compromise its digital sovereignty': Ravi Shankar Prasad

In an interview to HT, Prasad who also holds the portfolio of Law and Justice, said social media companies willing to do business in India will have to abide by the law of the land as India will not compromise its digital sovereignty.

Union minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad addressing a press conference at BJP HQ, in New Delhi(Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
Union minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad addressing a press conference at BJP HQ, in New Delhi(Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 06, 2021 05:04 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Tech giants and tax havens targeted by historic G7 deal

Key details remain to be negotiated over the coming months. Saturday's agreement says only "the largest and most profitable multinational enterprises" would be affected.

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said the
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said the "significant, unprecedented commitment" would end what she called a race to the bottom on global taxation. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)(AP)
Updated on Jun 05, 2021 10:44 PM IST
Reuters | , London

News updates from HT: TikTok shares info on compliance with new IT rules

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

TikTok was among the 250 apps, mostly of Chinese origin, banned by India in the aftermath of the clashes with China in the Galwan sector in June last year.(REUTERS)
TikTok was among the 250 apps, mostly of Chinese origin, banned by India in the aftermath of the clashes with China in the Galwan sector in June last year.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 05, 2021 12:59 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Mark Zuckerberg shares how it feels to teach his kid to type. Parents may relate

“Also, I just want to say that teaching a kid to type is one of the greatest tests of patience I have ever experienced," reads a part of the post shared by Mark Zuckerberg.

Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook to share the post.(Instagram/@zuck)
Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook to share the post.(Instagram/@zuck)
Published on Jun 05, 2021 11:48 AM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Facebook suspends Donald Trump's account for two years

Donald Trump's suspension was the first time Facebook had blocked a current president, prime minister or head of state.

Donald Trump's suspension was effective from the initial date in January and will only be reinstated if conditions permit, Facebook said in a blog post (AP)
Donald Trump's suspension was effective from the initial date in January and will only be reinstated if conditions permit, Facebook said in a blog post (AP)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 10:34 PM IST
Reuters |

Man takes injured cockroach lying on the road to vet for treatment

A doctor hailing from Thailand took to Facebook to share the story.

The image shows the injured cockroach.(Facebook)
The image shows the injured cockroach.(Facebook)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 12:58 PM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

After Trump ban, Facebook to end 'newsworthy exception' for politicians: Report

The policy reversal would come after an independent oversight board said Facebook was right to oust former president Donald Trump for his comments regarding the deadly January 6 rampage at the US Capitol.

Facebook is also planning to be more transparent about
Facebook is also planning to be more transparent about "strikes" issued to accounts for breaking content rules, according to the Verge.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 06:00 AM IST
AFP |

Image of butterfly perched on table sipping water surprises people. Here’s why

People shared all sorts of reactions.

The image has now wowed people.(Facebook/@Fukuda Toru)
The image has now wowed people.(Facebook/@Fukuda Toru)
Published on Jun 02, 2021 01:45 PM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Happy Parents Day 2021: Date, significance, theme, quotes to wish on global day

Happy Parents Day 2021: Here’s all you need to know about the date when Parents Day is celebrated globally, importance or significance of why it is observed, its theme amid Covid-19 and a collection of best SMS, WhatsApp messages, GIFs, quotes, Facebook status to wish the nurturers

Happy Parents Day 2021: Date, significance, theme, quotes to wish on global day(Instagram/striderbikes.id)
Happy Parents Day 2021: Date, significance, theme, quotes to wish on global day(Instagram/striderbikes.id)
Updated on Jun 01, 2021 09:12 AM IST
By | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz

Google, Facebook and WhatsApp submit details of new compliance officers

The development come two days after all parts of the new rules, including the appointment of an officer who would be criminally liable in case of non-compliance, kicked in. The ministry had written to all social media intermediaries to share the contact details of the new officials.

Significant social media intermediaries, which under the new rules have 5 million users or more, like Koo, Sharechat, Telegram, LinkedIn, Google, Facebook and WhatsApp have shared their details with the government as mandated.(Reuters representative image)
Significant social media intermediaries, which under the new rules have 5 million users or more, like Koo, Sharechat, Telegram, LinkedIn, Google, Facebook and WhatsApp have shared their details with the government as mandated.(Reuters representative image)
Updated on May 29, 2021 04:53 AM IST
ByDeeksha Bhardwaj, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Facebook says won't remove posts claiming Covid-19 is 'man-made'

The decision comes amid increasing pressure worldwide to investigate the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic, including the possibility that it came from a lab.

Facebook says won't remove posts claiming Covid-19 is 'man-made'
Facebook says won't remove posts claiming Covid-19 is 'man-made'
Published on May 27, 2021 09:49 PM IST
AP |

'Stop beating around the bush, comply with laws of the land': Govt tells Twitter

India has a glorious tradition of free speech and democratic practices dating back centuries. Protecting free speech in India is not the prerogative of only a private, for-profit, foreign entity like Twitter, the government said.

Twitter called for the government to respect freedom of expression.(AP Photo)
Twitter called for the government to respect freedom of expression.(AP Photo)
Published on May 27, 2021 06:13 PM IST
By | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delivery boy brings food free of charge to customer with wrong address

The customer posted a picture of the delivery boy with his mother on Facebook, while appreciating the gesture

A picture of the Grab delivery boy with the customer's mother(Facebook/ Pate Othman)
A picture of the Grab delivery boy with the customer's mother(Facebook/ Pate Othman)
Published on May 27, 2021 01:18 PM IST
ByKhyati Sanger

‘Foolhardy to doubt objective’: Centre defends IT rules in row with WhatsApp

In a press release on Wednesday evening, the Union ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) responded to WhatsApp approaching the Delhi high court against the new IT rules.

The icon of WhatsApp messaging application is seen on a phone screen.
The icon of WhatsApp messaging application is seen on a phone screen.
Updated on May 26, 2021 06:29 PM IST
By | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi

Aparshakti, Aly share their take on reports of Facebook-Twitter ban in India

Aparshakti Khurana and Aly Goni have expressed their opinions amid reports of social media platforms getting banned in India. See their posts here.

Aparshakti Khurana has shared a post on Instagram.
Aparshakti Khurana has shared a post on Instagram.
Published on May 26, 2021 12:36 PM IST

WhatsApp moves court against government of India. Here’s what it said

WhatsApp filed the lawsuit in the Delhi High Court on Tuesday evening and that the case is likely to be considered as early as Wednesday, a report said.

Whatsapp cited the right to privacy and asked the Delhi High Court to declare that one of the new rules is a violation of privacy rights in India's constitution. (Bloomberg Photo)
Whatsapp cited the right to privacy and asked the Delhi High Court to declare that one of the new rules is a violation of privacy rights in India's constitution. (Bloomberg Photo)
Published on May 26, 2021 12:21 PM IST
By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube to face action? Here's what the firms say

Google and Facebook said they are working on complying with the new rules, deadline of implementing which ended on May 25.

If Facebook, Twitter lose intermediary status, they will have to take the liability for any third-party data they host.(AP)
If Facebook, Twitter lose intermediary status, they will have to take the liability for any third-party data they host.(AP)
Updated on May 26, 2021 08:52 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter ban from May 26? All you need to know

The social media giants are required to comply with the new rules which come into effect starting May 26. Only Facebook said it aims to comply with the new rules.

Facebook, Twitter ban: The social media giants are required to comply with the new rules. (Reuters)
Facebook, Twitter ban: The social media giants are required to comply with the new rules. (Reuters)
Updated on May 25, 2021 08:16 PM IST
By | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Facebook’s touching Diwali video about hiring those who lost jobs amid pandemic wins hearts

Keep some tissues handy, this is going to be an emotional ride.

The nearly seven-and-a-half-minutes-long video is based on Pooja, who runs a small dairy shop in Amritsar.(Facebook /@facebookappIndia)
The nearly seven-and-a-half-minutes-long video is based on Pooja, who runs a small dairy shop in Amritsar.(Facebook /@facebookappIndia)
Published on Nov 13, 2020 09:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmrita Kohli

Woman sends angry email to company after wedding dress looks nothing like the one she ordered. Their reply has everyone laughing

“Sometimes it doesn’t matter how much school we put behind us... we’re still going to lack common sense , like how to put clothes on properly,” the woman wrote on Facebook.

One of the images of the dress shared by the Facebook user.(Facebook/Deux Aubrey)
One of the images of the dress shared by the Facebook user.(Facebook/Deux Aubrey)
Updated on Nov 12, 2020 04:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmrita Kohli
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