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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.

It's not just about Muslims: Here's the real reason for the RSS fear of Hindu-Muslim romance

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It's not just about Muslims: Here's the real reason for the RSS fear of Hindu-Muslim romance

The current debate on love jihad focuses primarily on how the notion of patriarchy seeks to control a womans choices and her body. This is apart from noting how it harnesses inter-religious marriages ...


Lack of checks can lead to more Ebola cases leaving Africa, says study

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Lack of checks can lead to more Ebola cases leaving Africa, says study

London: A new study underscores the potential danger of airplane passengers infected with Ebola leaving West Africa: If there were no exit screening in place, researchers estimate that three people wi...

Afghanistan: Bomb blast by Taliban in Kabul kills four soldiers

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Afghanistan: Bomb blast by Taliban in Kabul kills four soldiers

Kabul: At least four Afghan soldiers were killed, and around a dozen people, including six civilians wounded, after a roadside bomb planted by the Taliban exploded in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, of...

Andhra CM Naidu announces Rs 10 crore corpus fund for police welfare

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Andhra CM Naidu announces Rs 10 crore corpus fund for police welfare

Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has announced a corpus fund of Rs 10 crore for police welfare in the state.The government has the responsibility towards the welfare of th...

Muzaffarnagar riots: Police arrest four accused of gang-rape

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Muzaffarnagar riots: Police arrest four accused of gang-rape

Muzaffarnagar: Four persons accused of gang-rape during riots in Phugana village last year have been arrested, police said on Tuesday.The accused identified as Mohit, Rahul, Sunny and Sanjeev were arr...

Hong Kong: Talks between protesters and govt unlikely to succeed

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Hong Kong: Talks between protesters and govt unlikely to succeed

Hong Kong: Hong Kong officials and student leaders will hold talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of...

Possibility of terror strikes in India cannot be ruled out: Rajnath Singh

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Possibility of terror strikes in India cannot be ruled out: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: The possibility of terror attack in the country cannot be ruled out, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today. "No possibility can be ruled out. We cannot ignore terror activities. Hence...