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Russia's Internet monitoring agency has blocked 13 Internet pages linked to the Ukraine protest movement that helped oust the country's Russia-leaning president last week.Roskomnadzor,Russia's Internet monitoring agency, said in a statement published online on Monday that it had been ordered by the general prosecutor's office to shut down pages on Russia's leading social media website, VKontakte. The agency said the groups "propagandized the activity of Ukrainian nationalist groups," and accused them of encouraging "terrorist activity" and "participation in unsanctioned mass actions."The largest pro-demonstration group, which has more than 500,000 members, was not accessibleto users on Russian territory on Monday.While much of Russian media is state-controlled, the Internet has, so far remained largely free from censorship and has provided an active forum for anti-government criticism in country.Associated Press.

Defying International campaign, Iran hangs woman who killed her molester

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Defying International campaign, Iran hangs woman who killed her molester

Tehran: Iran executed today a 26-year-old woman who had spent five years on death row for the murder of a former intelligence official, defying international pressure to spare her life.Reyhaneh Jabbar...


Jammu govt sets up Samadhan Kendra to address public grievances

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Jammu govt sets up Samadhan Kendra to address public grievances

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government has launched a 'Samadhan Kendra' here for single-window clearance of public grievances."A Samadhan Kendra, a single contact point for addressing public gri...

Tharoor launches cleanliness drive, says 'won't cede Gandhi to any other party'

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Tharoor launches cleanliness drive, says 'won't cede Gandhi to any other party'

Thiruvananthapuram: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday launched a cleanliness drive, asking "why cede Gandhiji's sanitation drive to any party" even after losing the post of p...

Pak court acquits key accused in Daniel Pearl murder case

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Pak court acquits key accused in Daniel Pearl murder case

Hyderabad, Pakistan: An anti-terrorist court (ATC) in Pakistan on Saturday acquitted a co-accused in the 2002 kidnapping and murder case of US journalist Daniel Pearl for lack of evidence.During a tri...

CBI recovers Rs 10 lakh cash from drain outside Rail Board officials house

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CBI recovers Rs 10 lakh cash from drain outside Rail Board officials house

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has recovered Rs 10 lakh from a drain near the house of arrested Railway Board official which were allegedly flushed by his relatives at the time of raid...

Use of chemical weapons in the world must be condemned: India at UN

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Use of chemical weapons in the world must be condemned: India at UN

United Nations: India has stressed on the need to strengthen implementation of the biological weaponsconvention in the wake of challenges to international peace and security emanating from threat pose...

The SIMI plot: Hyderabad Biryani now a codename for literature on explosives

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The SIMI plot: Hyderabad Biryani now a codename for literature on explosives

Hyderabad: What has Hyderabad Biryani got to do with terror activities in India? As the latest discovery by the police in Hyderabad suggests, both are connected in a bizarre way. Hyderabad Biryani is ...