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Massive drug seizure by Indian Navy off Gujarat coast: 3,300 kg of Meth, Charas intercepted

In a significant drug bust operation off the Gujarat coast, the Indian Navy, in collaboration with the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), intercepted a small ship and seized approximately 3,300 kilograms of drugs near Porbandar. This seizure marks one of the largest drug confiscations in recent times, valued at around ₹1,300 crore.

The Tata Institute Claims Success in Cancer Treatment with “Rs 100 Tablet”

The Tata Institute in Mumbai, renowned for its cancer research and treatment, has made a groundbreaking announcement regarding a new treatment method that could revolutionize cancer therapy. After a decade of dedicated research, doctors at the institute have developed a tablet that they assert can prevent the recurrence of cancer in patients, significantly reducing the side effects of conventional treatments like radiation and chemotherapy.

“BJP Claims TMC Strongman in ‘Safe Custody’ of Bengal Police Amid Sandeshkhali Unre

The ongoing turmoil in Sandeshkhali, West Bengal, has taken a new turn as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Suvendu Adhikari, alleged that Sheikh Shahjahan, the main accused in the violence over land disputes and sexual harassment, is now in the "safe custody" of the state police. Adhikari claimed that Shahjahan negotiated a deal with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's police force, securing luxurious treatment while in custody.

Twitter Threatens Legal Action Against Meta’s Threads App as Elon Musk Calls Out ‘Cheating’

Latest newsTwitter Threatens Legal Action Against Meta's Threads App as Elon Musk Calls Out 'Cheating'

In a surprising turn of events, Twitter has issued a legal threat against Meta, the parent company of Facebook, over its newly launched text-based app called Threads. The move comes less than 24 hours after Threads was introduced to the public, creating ripples of concern in the social media landscape. Twitter’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, accused Meta of employing several former Twitter employees and utilizing the platform’s trade secrets to develop Threads, prompting the microblogging giant to take action.

In a letter addressed to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Spiro alleged that Meta engaged in “systematic, willful, and unlawful misappropriation of Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property” during the app’s development. Twitter claimed that confidential information was used to create a “copycat” app, which violates state and federal laws. The letter also serves as a formal notice demanding Meta to cease the use of any Twitter trade secrets or highly confidential information.

Interestingly, the controversy took an unexpected twist when Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, expressed his support for healthy competition while strongly condemning cheating. In response to a news article on the matter, Musk tweeted, “Competition is fine, cheating is not.” This statement suggests that Musk views Meta’s Threads as a potential threat, which is a significant endorsement considering the rivalry between Musk and Zuckerberg in the tech industry.

Meta’s spokesperson, Andy Stone, swiftly responded to the allegations in a Threads post, asserting that the engineering team behind Threads does not consist of any former Twitter employees. However, Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino took to the platform to underline the uniqueness of the Twitter community, implying that no imitation, including Threads, can truly replicate its essence.

The lawsuit threat from Twitter against Meta serves as a clear indicator that Musk perceives Threads as a genuine contender in the social media landscape. Threads, designed to leverage Instagram’s vast user base, garnered an astonishing 30 million sign-ups within approximately 18 hours of its launch on Wednesday. This rapid growth suggests that many users are actively seeking alternative platforms to escape the perceived chaos resulting from Musk’s management of Twitter since his acquisition of the company for $44 billion last year.

As the legal dispute unfolds, the industry will closely monitor the actions taken by both Twitter and Meta. The case highlights the intensifying competition in the social media sector and the importance of safeguarding trade secrets and intellectual property. Moreover, it underscores the significance of healthy competition and innovation as prominent figures like Elon Musk weigh in on the evolving landscape.

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