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TikTok added 88.6 million users in India during Q1 2019: Sensor Tower

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TikTok recently crossed 1 billion downloads on Android and iOS. The viral video app has now added around 188 million new users, with maximum growth coming from India.

According to a report by Sensor Tower, TikTok had its best first quarter so far. In comparison to Q1 2018, TikTok made a year-over-year increase of 70%. The report also stated that 110 million users downloaded and installed TikTok for the first time ever. TikTok’s latest growth is mostly attributed to users coming from India.

Sensor Tower estimates around 88.6 million new users on TikTok are from India. TikTok was downloaded 8.2 times more the past three months than in Q1 2018. Android was the dominant platform for TikTok with 99% percent of TikTok downloads coming from Google Play Store.

Interestingly, TikTok is facing a potential ban in India, one of its key markets. The Madras High Court directed the Centre to ban TikTok in India alleging that the app “encourages pornography”. ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok has filed a request to the Supreme Court to reject the directive.

ByteDance, in its request says that banning TikTok would harm free speech in India, according to a report by Reuters. The company is scheduled for a hearing in the Supreme Court next Monday.

TikTok ever since its merger with musical.ly has seen an explosive growth globally, and in India. TikTok was one of the most downloaded apps in 2018 just behind the biggest social media patform, Facebook. The viral app lets users upload 15-second videos with features like songs, movie dialogues and more.

TikTok, popular mostly among teens is one of the biggest content creator platforms. It offers users become “social media celebrities” with hoards of followers on the platform.

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Birthday Special: Take a look at Top 10 melodious tracks of KK

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Krishnakumar Kunnath, famously known as KK, was among the best artists in the country. On May 31, the brilliant vocalist died following a cardiac arrest at his show in Kolkata. He was gifted with a disorderly yet smooth voice that will be recalled by his fans for a long time to come. On the event of his 54th birthday, have a look at his best 10 heartwarming tracks. <3


1. Aankhon Mein Teri Ajab Si.

2. Yaaro Dosti.

3. Tadap Tadap Ke.

4. Tu Aashiqui Hai.

5. Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai.

6. Khuda Jaane.

7. Zara Sa.

8. Dil Kyu Yeh Mera.

9. Hai Junoon.

10. Pyaar Ke Pal.

 

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US woman’s bhangra performance wins hearts. Watch video

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A US lady has left netizens stunned with her bhangra dance. The lady is seen killing the bhangra moves in a video shared on Instagram.

In the video, she is seen performing bhangra in her kitchen wearing a T-shirt and yoga pants. She effortlessly performs to the melody “Chidi Blauri”, sung by Mannat Noor and Ammy Virk, from 2018 film Laung Laachi. Happily, she grooves energetically, winning the hearts of netizens.

“Something delayed for now,” Omala, the Instagrammer captioned the post. The video has earned more than 1.2 million hits on Instagram.

One of her social media follower commented, “hell yes, you had the swag and attitude and perfectly done steps to traditional Bhangra! Whoot whoot.” Another client remarked, “What aa dance ????? amazing ?.”

 

 

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Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s wedding: Couple’s big day is finally here, the couple is set to tie the knot today

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Finally, Ranbir and Alia are to tie the knot today. Ranbir Kapoor’s whole family is excited about it. Yesterday, the Yeh Jawani hai Deewani star held Mehendi and Haldi ceremonies at his Pali Hill residence Vastu. Apart from his family members, several other stars such as Karan Johar, etc were present at the rituals. Neetu Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor have already confirmed with the paparazzi that Alia and Ranbir are tying the knot today i.e 14th April, some reports however suggest that the muhurat of Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt wedding is at 3:30 pm. In a recent interview, Shakti Kapoor said that Rishi Kapoor wanted to see Ranbir-Alia’s wedding with his own eyes and he is glad that Ranbir didn’t delay the wedding anymore.

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