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News18 Afternoon Digest: Pakistani Government's Twitter Account Withheld in India Due to 'Legal Demand' & Other Stories

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Last Updated: October 01, 2022, 13:15 IST

New Delhi, India

The Twitter account of the Pakistani government was suspended in India. (Image: Reuters)

The Twitter account of the Pakistani government was suspended in India. (Image: Reuters)

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first published:October 01, 2022, 13:15 IST
last updated:October 01, 2022, 13:15 IST