LIVE UPDATES: Indian government bans 118 new Chinese apps including PUBG; Old interview of Adhyayan Summan claiming Kangana Ranaut asked him to have cocaine goes viral


The Indian government has banned 118 new Chinese apps including PUBG while an old interview of Adhyayan Summan claiming Kangana Ranaut asked him to have cocaine has gone viral. Two reasons cited behind the ban were data privacy concerns and a threat to national security.

The government said in a statement, “The Government blocks 118 mobile apps which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order.”

The government had earlier banned 104 Chinese apps including TikTok in two stages. The latest announcement came amidst fresh tensions with China in eastern Ladakh.

In other news, an old interview of Adhyayan Summan alleging that Kangana Ranaut had asked him to take cocaine has gone viral on social media. In that interview, Adhyayan had said that although he never saw Kangana take cocaine, but he had heard about the Queen actress taking the banned substance regularly.

This was after Kangana tweeted challenging Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Vicky Kaushal to ‘give their blood samples’ for the drug test. She had tweeted, “There are rumours that they are cocaine addicts, I want them to bust these rumours, these young men can inspire millions if they present clean samples.”

LIVE UPDATES on these and other big stories of the day will appear below:

18:10 PM: #China has deployed five militia squads for rapid response at the disputed #LineofActualControl in Eastern #Ladakh. It has done so to “consolidate the border” and “stabilise #Tibet region”, sources said. (IANS)

17:47 PM: Indo-Tibetan Border Police raises new unit of assault dogs, which have been trained to work in packs of four to pin down enemy troopers if the force’s patrol teams are attacked: Officials. (PTI)

17:37 PM: Former Bhadravati MLA M. J. Appaji Gowda has died of #coronavirus in a #Shivamogga hospital, an official said on Thursday. (IANS)

16:28 PM: The #DelhiPolice have arrested a #DelhiUniversity student for allegedly posting a girl’s pictures, creating her fake profile and putting her mobile number on #socialmedia platforms. (IANS)

15:38 PM: After Facebook banned him over content promoting hate, #Telangana’s lone BJP MLA #TRajaSingh on Thursday said banning him made no sense as he had not been using #Facebook since April last year. (IANS)

15:28 PM: The #BJP’s youth wing in #TamilNadu said it will organise transportation for students writing the #NEET. Vinoj P. Selvam, President of @BJYMinTN, said it will organise transport facilities for students writing #NEETexam on Sept 13 in places where it is not available. (IANS)

14:35 PM: In a further twist to #Bollywood actor #SushantSinghRajput’s death case, the #CBI on Thursday questioned Bunty Sajdeh, who is the brother-in-law of Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma and Bollywood actor Sohail Khan. (IANS)

14:04 PM: The #SupremeCourt on Thursday in a stern message made it clear that there has been “huge unjustified delay” in the construction of smog towers in the national capital and the project should be positively completed within 10 months, failing which contempt orders can be passed.

13:39 PM: #UP Congress president #AjayKumarLallu was detained in Barabanki on Thursday while he was on his way to meet farmers in #Ayodhya. The UPCC chief alleged that farmers were given varying rates of compensation for land that was being acquired for various development projects. (IANS)

13:01 PM: Delhi HC allows breath analyser test through tube process for air traffic controllers; it was suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic. (PTI)

12:34 PM: In his persistent attack on the union government over the #economy, former Congress chief #RahulGandhi released his second video on Thursday & alleged that demonetisation was an attack on #India’s poor-farmers, labourers, small shopkeepers-the unorganised sector. (IANS)

11:57 AM: #IndianArmy chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane is on a two-day visit to #Ladakh to review the operational preparedness of force amid border tension with #China. General Naravane reached Leh early Thursday & interacted with senior officers present. (IANS)

11:16 AM: Odisha’s COVID-19 tally rises to 1,13,411 with 3,631 new cases; eight fresh fatalities push death toll to 522: Health official. (PTI)

10:46 AM: #Twitter on Thursday said it has fixed the account of Prime Minister #NarendraModi’s personal website that was briefly hacked in the wee hours and tweets asking people to donate #Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were posted on it. (IANS)

10:11 AM: Record single-day jump of 83,883 cases pushes India’s COVID-19 tally to 38,53,406; death toll rises to 67,376: Union health ministry. (PTI)

09:21 AM: Prime Minister #NarendraModi will address, through virtual means, probationers of the Indian Police Service (IPS) passing out of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVP NPA) here on September 4. (IANS)


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