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Vietnam jails man for 8 years over Facebook posts critical of govt and spreading 'anti-state propaganda'

In Vietnam, a man was sentenced to eight years in prison for 'anti-state' posts made on his Facebook account. According to the country's security ministry, it has been revealed that the man, Nguyen Quoc Duc Vuong had live-streamed 110 hours worth of videos, and had written 366 posts on Facebook targeting Ho Chi Minh, the founding leader of Vietnam. Moreover, he was also spreading 'anti-state propaganda'.

Sports

Carolina Marin offers medals to healthcare workers amid COVID-19 pandemic

Spanish badminton player Carolina Marin has offered all her medals to healthcare workers, who have been at the foreground in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. The World number six has been speaking with healthcare workers across hospitals in Spain, lately. Notably, Spain was one of the worst-hit nations during the first half of pandemic. They deserve every applause and accolade, I wanted to thank the workers said Marin.

Politics

American agency's decision on foreign students' visas: India raises issue with US

India on Tuesday raised with the US its decision to withdraw US visas from foreign students if their universities switch to online-only classes, official sources said. The issue was raised by Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla during an online meeting with US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale. Reportedly, US side took note of it and said they will keep the best interests of the Indian students in mind.

Technology

Armed with over 150 Mn users, Gaana HotShots joins short video fight

Times Internet-owned music streaming platform Gaana is muscling its way into the short videos space with HotShots, its take on TikTok, built for Indian content creators. The company said that Gaana HotShots will offer emerging and established Influencers an opportunity to migrate to an Indian platform and build a massive audience. Clearly, Gaana is looking to fill the massive hole left for influencers by TikTok’s ban.

Entertainment

Tillotama Shome gets an unique marriage proposal from a user who is ready for male virginity test

Actress Tillotama Shome has received a strange marriage proposal on social media. Dhe shared a snapshot of a message she received wich reads: “I love you. Will you marry me for my whole life forever? I am virgin and vegetarian guy who is always ready for a RNA 16s sequence male virginity test, lie detector test, narco test, brain mapping test.” Yeh kaisa shakahari mazaak hai bhai? No thanks. Bye bye Tata bata alvida,” Tillotama wrote.

Business

TCS, Infosys, other tech giants looking for blended work model, want work from home to continue

Indian information technology (IT) services companies such as Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), HCL Technologies, Wipro, and Infosys have adopted the new work structure with most of the employees working from home pretty well. While the firms want work from home to continue amid the Covid19 outbreak, they want it to continue even after that. The IT giants have sought easing of certain key guidelines to implement a blending model.

Miscellaneous

New satellite images aired by China TV helps India prove it's claim

New satellite images aired last night by China on state-run television helped India in proving its claim that Chinese troops tried to prevent Indian soldiers from legitimate activity on India's side of the border in the Galwan Valley region. A programme on CCTV-4, the Chinese state broadcaster, ran satellite images last night in which, it said, pick up an Indian helicopter pad and camps on the Galwan River at Patrol Point 14.