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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.

Pleased with tangible progress on key issues with India: US

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Pleased with tangible progress on key issues with India: US

New Delhi: The US on Monday said it is "very pleased" with the "tangible progress" on key issues like the civil nuclear deal, defence agreements and clean energy cooperation reache...


Obama in India: Issues like LGBT rights, forced labour that went unheard

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Obama in India: Issues like LGBT rights, forced labour that went unheard

Barack Obamas visit to India has been all about big issues such as nuclear deal, clean energy and climate, counter-terrorism and economic efforts between the two nations etc. If the entire media atten...

Obama promises Modi to look into India's concerns on H-1B visa issue

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Obama promises Modi to look into India's concerns on H-1B visa issue

New Delhi: President Barack Obama has assured Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he will look into India's concerns on the H-1B visa issue as part of his comprehensive immigration reform, US officials ...

Pakistan remains committed to developing friendly relations with India: Sharif

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Pakistan remains committed to developing friendly relations with India: Sharif

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday pledged to develop friendly relations with India on the basis of "sovereign equality, mutual respect and commonality of interests".G...

Eminent cartoonist RK Laxman dies at the age of 94

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Eminent cartoonist RK Laxman dies at the age of 94

Eminent cartoonist RK Laxman passed awayon Monday evening, media reports said. APadma Vibhushan awardee, Laxman's health hadtaken a turn for the worse and he was on mechanical ventilator support, news...

Terrorism in Pakistan: Army chief presents evidence to US on Indian involvement

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Terrorism in Pakistan: Army chief presents evidence to US on Indian involvement

Islamabad: Pakistan's army chief General Raheel Sharif presented evidence about alleged Indianinvolvement in terrorism in the country using Afghan soil to American officials during his US visit last y...

Decision on Pervez Musharraf's plea to visit Saudi to be taken soon

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Decision on Pervez Musharraf's plea to visit Saudi to be taken soon

Lahore: Pakistan's government will decide in a day or two whether to allow former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to travel to Saudi Arabia to offer condolences to the royal family following the death...