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In a startling revelation, the Facebook India head Ajit Mohan admitted that people at key positions in Facebook's India office are anti-BJP, according to sources. Mohan also said that he is taking back what he wrote ten years ago because of a change of heart. Mohan was speaking to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology amid controversy over Facebook's alleged bias in favour of the BJP. 

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Friday, September 4, 2020 - 01:48

New Delhi: In a startling revelation, the Facebook India head Ajit Mohan admitted that people at key positions in Facebook's India office are anti-BJP, according to sources. Mohan also said that he is taking back what he wrote ten years ago because of a change of heart. Mohan was speaking to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology amid controversy over Facebook's alleged bias in favour of the BJP. 

In other news, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh landed in Moscow to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting. During his three-day stay in Russia, Singh is also scheduled to meet his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoigu and hold talks on further boosting defence cooperation between New Delhi and Moscow.

Meanwhile, India reported 37,69,523 cases of the novel coronavirus while the death toll rose to 66,333 on Wednesday, according to the data provided by Union Health Ministry.

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3 September 2020, 21:31 PM

India has undertaken far-reaching reforms to make business easier and red-tapism lesser: PM Modi

3 September 2020, 21:30 PM

India a country of political stability and policy continuity with commitment to democracy and diversity: PM at US-India Forum

3 September 2020, 21:29 PM

The theme of this year is relevent...navagating new challenges...when the year 2020 begin...did anyone imagine...this will how it will pan out. The pandemic is testing our resilience. We should focus on ramping up our capabilities, securing our poor and future-proofing our citizens, says PM Modi.

3 September 2020, 21:27 PM

The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) is bringing India and US closer, says PM Modi speaking at the event.

 

3 September 2020, 21:25 PM

India scaled up its COVID-19 facilities in record time; current situation demands a fresh mindset which is human-centric: PM Modi.

3 September 2020, 21:24 PM

COVID-19 pandemic may have impacted several things, but not aspirations and ambitions of 130 crore Indians, says PM Modi. 

3 September 2020, 15:12 PM

As the metro services in Delhi are set to resume from September 7, preventive measures against COVID-19 such as maintaining social distancing and wearing a face mask is mandatory are being ensured. From staggered timings of air conditioners at the metro stations to the stoppage time for metro trains at platforms, a host of changes have been imposed. Read more here 

3 September 2020, 15:08 PM

China on Thursday said banning Chinese mobile applications violates the legal interests of the Chinese investors and service providers. India on Wednesday had banned 118 more mobile apps with Chinese links, including the popular game PUBG, citing data privacy concerns, and a threat to national security. Read more here

3 September 2020, 12:19 PM

Children can have both COVID-19 antibodies and virus in their system simultaneously, says study. (PTI)

3 September 2020, 12:14 PM

Five arrested for shooting Bhojpuri music album without permission in UP. (PTI)

3 September 2020, 11:37 AM

Four more legislators in Punjab tested coronavirus positive, taking their total number to 33 of 117. "Four of our MLAs, Randeep Nabha, Angad Singh, Aman Arora and Parminder Dhindsa, have tested Covid-19 positive," Chief Minister Amarinder Singh informed in a tweet on Thursday. "Wish them all a speedy recovery. Fight against Covid-19 is real and the onus is on all of us to observe full precautions, to test, and if found positive, to start treatment quickly," he added.

3 September 2020, 11:04 AM

Central Delhi has recorded 62 percent less rainfall this monsoon season so far and is the second-most rain deficient district in northwest India, according to India Meteorological Department data. The district has gauged 222.9 mm rainfall against the normal of 582.3 mm since June 1, when the monsoon season starts. It is the second-most rain deficient district in northwest India this monsoon season after Gautam Buddh Nagar, which has recorded only 66.3 mm rainfall against the normal of 452 mm a shortfall of 85 percent. (PTI)

3 September 2020, 10:43 AM

Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane is visiting Leh today to review the ongoing security situation there. He will be briefed by senior field commanders on the ground situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC): Army Sources (ANI)

3 September 2020, 10:13 AM

Ghats on the bank of river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi have submerged due to increase in water level of the river. (ANI)

3 September 2020, 09:50 AM

India registers highest single-day spike of 83,883 new COVID-19 cases and 1,043 deaths. The total tally in the country stands at 38,53,407 including 8,15,538 active cases, 29,70,493 cured and 67,376 deaths: Health Ministry

3 September 2020, 09:46 AM

A total of 4,55,09,380 samples tested up to 2nd September. Of these, 11,72,179 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)