Shut Down

  • Bangkok braces as Thai protesters set for shutdown January 13, 2014

    Bangkok: Thailand braced for a new wave of mass unrest on Monday as anti-government demonstrators blocked major roads to "shut down" Bangkok in a bid to thwart February elections and overthrow the nation's democratically elected prime minister. The intensified protests, which could last weeks or more, raise the stakes in a...
  • French restaurant shut down for 'no Pakistanis allowed' policy January 7, 2014

    A French restaurant, running in a posh locality in Islamabad, was raided and shut down by police following a public outcry over its policy of not allowing Pakistanis in. 'La Maison', running out of Islamabad's F7-1, was not allowing Pakistanis in, citing the French style of cooking that uses wine. Also,...
  • AOL shutting down the once-popular Winamp media player November 21, 2013

    New Delhi: AOL announced the closure of Winamp.com and its associated web services. The services will no longer be available from December 20, 2013, said the company. The company has also made it clear that Winamp media players will no longer be available for download past Dec 20. Users can...
  • US temporarily shuts down its 22 embassies, cites al Qaeda threat August 4, 2013

    Amid fears of an attack by al Qaeda, the United States will temporarily close 22 of its embassies and consulates on Sunday. A global travel alert issued on Friday by the State Department said al Qaeda may launch attacks in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond in coming weeks. ...
  • Struggling Nokia shuts Shanghai store in bid to save costs April 5, 2013

    Shanghai: Struggling mobile phone maker Nokia said it shut its flagship store in Shanghai, China, as part of a strategy to save costs and sell its phones through carriers and retail partners instead. The Finnish company confirmed it closed its biggest store for good last week, leaving Helsinki home to the...
  • Yahoo to shut down seven products, including Blackberry app March 2, 2013

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc is shutting down seven products, including its mobile app for Blackberry smartphones, as new Chief Executive Marissa Mayer takes a page from Google Inc's play book by eliminating unsuccessful products en-masse. The product shutdowns, which Yahoo announced on its official company blog on Friday, are part of...
  • Microsoft to shut down Windows Live Messenger service on March 15 January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: After confirming its plans to shut down Windows Live Messenger service, Microsoft has now said that this will take place on March 15. Microsoft is dropping its instant-messaging program and forcing most users to switch to Skype. Maintaining Windows Live Messenger made less sense after Microsoft Corp. bought...
  • Zynga shuts down 11 Facebook games, including Petville, Mafia Wars 2 January 1, 2013

    San Francisco: Social games publisher Zynga Inc confirmed on Monday that it has carried out 11 of the planned shutdowns of 13 game titles, with "Petville" being the latest game on which it pulled the plug. Zynga in October said it would shut down 13 underperforming titles after warning that its...
  • Motorola Mobility officially shuts down its Indian website November 26, 2012

    New Delhi: In August, Motorola had announced to axe 20 per cent of its global work force, and shut almost a third of its offices across the world. And now the company seems to have started its process. The company has now shut down its India website. If you go the...
  • Disney to shut down online movie store, website November 20, 2012

    Los Angeles: The Walt Disney Co. is shutting down its Web movie service, Disney Movies Online, saying the site wasn't keeping up with user demands. In an email to users, the company said the site would be closed as of December 31. The site allowed visitors to buy and rent movies...
  • Anoymous threatens to shut down Zynga, Facebook on Nov 5 October 29, 2012

    New Delhi: After the gaming giant Zynga, known for Facebook games Farmville and Cityville, announced its plans to sack 5 per cent of its employees, the online hacktivist group Anonymous has threatned to take down Zynga and Facebook on November 5. Anonymous is targeting Zynga for the "outrageous treatment" of their...
  • Motorola may end India operations August 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Earlier this month Motorola announced that it will axe 20 percent of its global work force, and shut almost a third of its offices across the world. As per a report by BGR.in, it appears that this process is already underway, and the Google-acquired brand is now shutting...
  • China shuts down 89 websites for fraud June 20, 2012

    Beijing: China has shut down 89 websites for conducting "fraudulent activities" in the name of government organisations and charity groups, the government said Tuesday. The State Internet Information Office said many of the websites claimed to serve anti-corruption and law enforcement agencies, Xinhua reported. The website operators would fabricate negative news stories...
  • China punishes social media, websites on coup talk March 31, 2012

    Beijing: China is shuttering more than a dozen websites, penalising two popular social media sites and detaining six people for circulating rumors of a coup that rattled Beijing in the midst of its worst high-level political crisis in years. The announcement carried late Friday by official media said the Internet companies...
  • Apple shutting down iWork.com March 11, 2012

    Mumbai: Apple has sent out an e-mail to all its iWork.com beta registered users that they are planning to discontinue the service from July 31. As reported by MacRumors, this news comes as Apple is gearing towards mass adaptation of their new iCloud service and hence it’s urging its users...
  • Kerala shuts down HIL Endosulfan factory May 10, 2011

    Cochin: Kerala pollution control board orders for the closure of HIL factory in Cochin manufacturing Endosulfan citing violations. The step has been taken even as a petition was filed by CPI-M's youth wing Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) in the Supreme Court seeking overall ban on the use of Endosulfan. In...
  • DU shuts down over murder of Radhika Tanwar March 11, 2011

    ABVP, the BJP student wing, has called for a two-day strike in north and south campus. ...
  • Arson in Orissa, Jharkhand as Maoists call 5-day bandh August 25, 2009

    Maoists in Orissa blow up railway building, torch trucks Bhubaneswar: Maoist guerrillas blew up a railway building and torched at least eight vehicles in Orissa's Sundergarh district early on Tuesday, the second day of their 48-hour shutdown in five states. A group of about 80 to 90 heavily armed rebels blew up...
  • It's lights out for Mysore Lamps June 8, 2007

    Bangalore: Lighting courtesy: Mysore Lamps, one of Mysore's oldest companies is finally being snuffed out. The 71-year-old firm, which had become one of the most popular sights in the city, is being shut down by the government for incurring losses to the tune of Rs 185 crore. Says state Industries Minister, Katta...
  • Bid adieu to good old Appu Ghar August 17, 2006

    New Delhi: Much before water parks and I-boxes became fads, it was Appu Ghar that kept Delhi's kids entertained and now it may just be time to say goodbye to good old Appu. Appu Ghar may have to shut down because that land has been given to the Supreme Court....