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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.

Govt to set up 'Ganga Guard Corps' to keep river clean: Uma Bharati

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Govt to set up 'Ganga Guard Corps' to keep river clean: Uma Bharati

Kanpur: Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati on Friday announced setting up of 'Ganga Guard Corps' to prevent people from polluting the river Ganga and said the work to clean Ganga would begin i...


Maharashtra: 12-year-old boy, labelled mentally 'deficient' by govt, tops class

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Maharashtra: 12-year-old boy, labelled mentally 'deficient' by govt, tops class

This story shows how absolutely ignored are the homes where rescued children in Maharashtra are kept. The Bombay High Court recently told the Maharashtra government to survey homes formentally deficie...

Lanka downplays concern over death penalty to fishermen, says India 'clearly aware' of laws

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Lanka downplays concern over death penalty to fishermen, says India 'clearly aware' of laws

Colombo: Sri Lanka on Friday downplayed India's concerns over the death sentences handed down to five Indian fishermen for alleged drug trafficking, saying India is "clearly aware" of legal ...

Blackmoney: Modi govt appoints outgoing CBDT chief KV Chowdary as SIT advisor

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Blackmoney: Modi govt appoints outgoing CBDT chief KV Chowdary as SIT advisor

New Delhi: Senior IRS officer and outgoing CBDT Chairman K V Chowdary was today appointed by the Government as an Advisor to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) that is probing black money cases.An e...

JD-U takes digs at the BJP over Patel birth anniv celebrations

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JD-U takes digs at the BJP over Patel birth anniv celebrations

Patna: Accusing BJP of trying to appropriate the legacy of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel by organising functions sponsored by the central government on the occasion of his birth anniversary, ruling JD(U) t...

Assam: Bandh disrupts normal life, over 70 detained

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Assam: Bandh disrupts normal life, over 70 detained

Guwahati: Normal life was affected across Assam on Friday in the wake of a Bajrang Dal sponsored 12-hour dawn-to-dusk bandh to press for the arrest of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief B...

Protests continue in Tamil Nadu over death penalty given to Indian fishermen

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Protests continue in Tamil Nadu over death penalty given to Indian fishermen

Chennai: Protests rocked different parts of Tamil Nadu for the second day on Friday against the capital punishment awarded by a Sri Lankan court to five Indian fishermen for alleged drug trafficking.A...