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#IPLAuction 2017 live on Twitter

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Twitter reacts in real-time as history was made at this year’s #IPLAuction on February 20th. Mohammad Nabi (@MohammadNabi007) became the first Afghanistan cricketer to join VIVO @IPL while Ben Stokes (@BenStokes38) breaks record with 14.5 crores (US$2.16 million) fee for an overseas player from the Rising Pune Supergiants.

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#LoveHappens on Twitter

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Twitter shows what’s happening in the world. And often #LoveHappens on Twitter. In the last year, people Tweeted the word “love” more than 2.5 billion times globally. That’s a lot of love.

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An Update on Safety

Making Twitter a safer place is our primary focus. We stand for freedom of expression and people being able to see all sides of any topic. That’s put in jeopardy when abuse and harassment stifle and silence those voices. We won’t tolerate it and we’re launching new efforts to stop it.

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Highlights from #Budget2017 on Twitter

From Tweets to Periscope live video to real-time Q&As with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, here’s a recap of the highlights from #Budget2017 on Twitter.

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See how people celebrated India's 68th Republic Day on Twitter

Indians around the world came together and celebrated India’s 68th Republic Day yesterday. Joining in the tri-colour festivities, Twitter launched a #RepublicDay emoji for the second year running to give users a fun way to Tweet, share and celebrate the historic day with Indians worldwide.

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Explore

There are many ways to see what’s happening on Twitter. Outside of your timeline, trends show you what topics are being discussed right now, Moments capture the most popular stories so you can catch up, and search helps you find anything and everything.

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Presenting the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017 on Twitter

Twitter sets the trend when it comes to bringing events to life and engaging in real-time conversations, and this time it is for none other than the globally renowned 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017 in India.

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Ministry of External Affairs (@MEAIndia) takes citizen engagement global with Twitter Seva

The Government of India has been highly effective with its digital communication. Taking digital governance to the next level, the Ministry of External Affairs (@MEAIndia) launched today ‘Twitter Seva’ the live customer service resolution solution, to provide real-time service delivery and user interaction globally. Twitter Seva will enable Indians here and abroad, tourists and business travellers to Tweet for speedy resolution to their visa and passport queries.

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Go Live on Twitter!

Live video is the most immersive way to experience what’s happening around the world. From protests and monumental moments to celebrations and things that make us LOL, we’re making it easier for you to broadcast live video - straight from Twitter.

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The Year On Twitter: #ThisHappened in India in 2016

As 2016 comes to an end, we look back at what were the highs and lows on Twitter as Indians used the platform to see what was happening in India and the world in real-time.

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