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‘Grinning’ Chinese official sacked (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) An official who was photographed smiling at the scene of a fatal bus crash that occurred in northwest China's Shaanxi Province late last month has been ... Read more...

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Mamata pullout gets brickbats, bouquets


September 19th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's decision to withdraw support to the UPA government has earned her laurels and flak among the netizens in West Bengal."Didi, we ... Read more...

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Over 9 million follow Dalai Lama in cyberspace


September 11th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 11 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has over nine million fans following him in cyberspace.Although not tech-savvy, the Dalai Lama, revered as a demi-god by ... Read more...

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Good samaritan in China tracked down through internet


August 28th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 28 (IANS) A good samaritan who helped a man who suffered an epileptic attack even when onlookers told him not to do so has been tracked down ... Read more...

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Google offers virtual visits to Mexican archaeological sites


August 18th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 18 (IANS/EFE) Netizens will be able to take virtual strolls through 30 Mexican archaeological sites using Google Mexico's Street View platform, Mexican cultural authorities said.The 360-degree virtual ... Read more...

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China’s online retailers declare cut-throat price war


August 16th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) Chinese retail giants have started offering massive discounts to jostle for a bigger share in the e-commerce market, in the sector's latest cut-throat battle for buyers ... Read more...

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Chinese group sex images go viral


August 14th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) Photos of three Chinese couples having sex in a hotel room have become an internet hit after the images were leaked online, with netizens claiming two ... Read more...

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Donations pour in for Chinese keeping hospitalised wife alive


July 16th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 16 (IANS) A Chinese man who avoided paying medical bills to keep his wife alive has evoked an emotional response among netizens who have donated over 330,000 yuan ... Read more...

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Chinese netizens target nudes in classics


July 13th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 13 (IANS) Some netizens in China have launched a drive to cover nudes in classic artworks after turning anguished over a TV report earlier this week which put ... Read more...

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Nude David statue censored on Chinese TV


July 10th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) A Chinese television news programme censored footage showing the statue of David, made by Italian artist Michelangelo, by covering the statue's genitals with a digital mosaic.The ... Read more...

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Phones to beat computers for surfing net in China


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 3 (IANS) The number of Chinese people accessing internet on cell phones will exceed those doing so on computers in the next two to three years, experts have ... Read more...

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China probes forced abortion case after national outrage


June 14th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 14 (IANS) Authorities in China's Shaanxi province have launched an investigation into an incident of forced abortion, pledging that anyone found responsible will be punished according to ... Read more...

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Chinese man lied about buying US bank, arrested


June 11th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 11 (IANS) A Chinese entrepreneur who fabricated a story about buying a US bank has been arrested on suspicion of tax fraud.Lin Chunping from Wenzhou city was arrested ... Read more...

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Want to combat piracy? Go for John Doe order


May 25th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Piracy is one of the major roadblocks in the growth of the Indian film industry - Bollywood itself loses Rs.4,000 crore every year because of ... Read more...

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‘Satyamev Jayate’ grows more popular than Aamir!


May 14th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Bollywood star Aamir Khan's teleshow "Satyamev Jayate", where he deals with sensitive social issues backed by statistics, has surpassed his own popularity, indicates a ... Read more...

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Chinese teen commits suicide over dress code


May 1st, 2012 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) A 14-year-old student who jumped to her death in China to protest her school's dress code has triggered an online debate among the netizens.Ying Ying succumbed ... Read more...

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Don’t use Facebook to contact us: ULFA


March 19th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 19 (IANS) The anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Font of Asom (ULFA) led by Paresh Baruah alias Paresh Asom Monday cautioned against using Facebook as medium ... Read more...

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China vows to push forward judicial reform


March 11th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 11 (IANS) Admitting to problems in China's judicial system, Chief Justice Wang Shengjun Sunday vowed to push forward reforms.China needs to improve the work of courts and deepen ... Read more...

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Banning social media threat to democracy: Ankit Fadia


January 24th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Banning or blocking websites and social content on web is a threat to democracy and the freedom of speech of the netizens, cyber-security expert ... Read more...

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Censoring social media curbs free speech, say netizens


January 16th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Indian government's decision to prosecute social networking sites like Google and Facebook has triggered public anger, with netizens saying the move is tantamount ... Read more...

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Sibal meets social media companies over content screening


December 15th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) After enraging netizens with his proposed screening measures to root out objectionable content from internet, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Thursday met representatives of social ... Read more...

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Twitteratti, Facebookers pour anger over hospital blaze


December 10th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) A day after the fire at West Bengal's AMRI Hospital left 91 dead, netizens have poured their anger through social networking sites Facebook and Twitter, ... Read more...

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Pakistani ban on 1,000 words lampooned


November 19th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) A government move to ban the use of more than 1,000 "derogatory" words in SMS messages has run into a wall of furious netizens.On micro blogging ... Read more...

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‘Facebook dominates social websites in Southeast Asia’


November 15th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Nov 15 (IANS) Facebook dominates social websites in Southeast Asia as more than 50 percent of netizens have an active profile on it, a report said Tuesday.The report ... Read more...

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Chemistry song turns hit in China


October 20th, 2011 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 20 (IANS) A chemistry-themed song, whose lyrics have been written by the president of one of China's top universities , has sparked debate on the internet due to ... Read more...

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Reporters held at Wall St. protests: Rights group


October 14th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 14 (IANS/EFE) Police in New York have arrested and attacked journalists covering the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protests, Reporters Without Borders said Thursday.Authorities' "often violent response" to the ... Read more...

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Most Chinese feel Internet a major source of rumours


September 9th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 9 (IANS) Most people believe that Internet is China's most significant source of rumours, a survey has shown.The online survey was conducted by the China Youth Daily newspaper.Nearly ... Read more...

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People question government spending in Chinese province


August 2nd, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 2 (IANS) A plan to replace traffic signs in a Chinese province with new ones at a total cost of 100 million yuan ($15.54 million) has stirred a ... Read more...

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Norway killer was interested in hunting, bodybuilding


July 23rd, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Although Anders Behring Breivik's own Facebook account seemed to have curiously disappeared hours after he was accused of massacring 91 people in Norway, the ... Read more...

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Wendi wins Chinese bloggers’ hearts, fending Murdoch


July 20th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Media baron Rupert Murdoch's wife Wendi Deng has won many admirers among Chinese netizens after she slapped down the man who was throwing foam pie ... Read more...

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Pain, anger in virtual world over Mumbai blasts


July 14th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) From anger to astonishment to despondency -- the virtual world was Thursday flooded with messages reflecting the pain and anguish of the netizens as ... Read more...

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China bans civil servants from ‘watching blue movies, extra marital affairs’


April 21st, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 21 (ANI): Watching blue movies, having extramarital affairs, failing to do what is righteous and vandalizing public facilities will be a strict 'no-no' for public servants in China's Nantong city, ... Read more...

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China to crackdown on obscene online ads


April 21st, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 21 (ANI): China has launched a nationwide campaign to crack down on false and obscene online advertising about sex-related products.According to a government statement, the sale of such products ... Read more...

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430 dogs to be sold as meat rescued in China


April 18th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) More than 400 dogs, including golden retrievers, on their way to be served as meat in restaurants in northeast China were saved after animal rights activists ... Read more...

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After Anna Hazare, netizens support Irom Sharmila


April 12th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) They went all out to support Anna Hazare's fast against corruption, and now netizens are rooting for Manipur's 'Iron Lady' Irom Chanu Sharmila, who ... Read more...

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