CHENNAI: With over half a million downloads every day, a TikTok clone called 'Mitron' has climbed up the chart of top Indian alternatives for the Chinese short videos app within a month since its launch. Led by 31-year-old IIT-Roorkee alumnus Shivank Agarwal, with his team of less than 5 members based out of Bengaluru, the Android app Mitron - the word means friends, and is often used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi - was launched in April 2020. Designed for people to showcase and share their innovative videos, Mitron saw a 4x jump in downloads to 5.4 million between April and May 25, according to data from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower. Listed by its parent company Shopkiller.in, it has bagged a rating of 4.7 out of 5 on the Google Play Store. Speaking on the genesis of this self-funded app, a spokesperson for the team told TOI, "Indian consumers and content creators should be served by an Indian platform. We never aimed at competing with anyone when we launched our product. … [Read more...] about Amid rising anti-China mood, local app Mitron eats into TikTok’s India market in eye-popping manner
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However, Indian diplomats and prominent businessmen based in Hong Kong told PTI that the local government has dropped the proposal after representations at the highest level stating that such a move could seriously jeopardise the trade, business and tourism flows from India. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong: No visa-free entry for Indians any more?
A report in the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post recently said the proposal to scrap the visa-free facility for Indians was mooted by members of the Liberal Party to curb the asylum seekers from India which registered sharp increase in recent months. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong: Indians will continue to enjoy visa-free entry