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Soon after income-tax ‘surveys’ conclude at BBC India offices, Twitter shuts offices in Delhi, Mumbai

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By: Shubham Ghosh

Social media giant Twitter has shut two of its three offices in India, Bloomberg News on Friday (17) reported, citing informed sources.

According to the report, the US-headquartered company closed the offices in New Delhi and Mumbai but continues to operate its office in the southern city of Bengaluru, known as India’s information technology capital. The office in Bengaluru mostly houses engineers.

Bloomberg had earlier reported that under the ownership of Elon Musk, Twitter sacked more than 90 per cent of its employees in India, numbering just over 200, last year.

In January, the company sought slashing at least a dozen more jobs in offices in Dublin and Singapore as part of wider cost-cutting measures that witnessed layoffs of nearly 3,700 employees in early November last year.

The shutting down of the offices comes in the wake of surveys conducted by India’s income-tax department at the offices of the British Broadcasting Corporation in Delhi and Mumbai weeks after a controversy that erupted over the broadcaster’s documentary over Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and the Gujarat riots of 2002.

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