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  • Bangladesh: Another blogger hacked to death in Dhaka 2 days ago

    Dhaka: A 27-year-old Bangladeshi blogger was on Monday hacked to death by three machete-wielding suspected Islamists, a month after a prominent American writer was killed in a similar manner. Washiqur Rahman Mishu was stabbed to death in broad day light in Tejgaon Industrial area of Dhaka by three assailants with two...
  • Eight charged for killing 'atheist' blogger in Bangladesh March 18, 2015

    Dhaka: Seven university students and chief of a banned Islamist group were on Wednesday charged by a Bangladeshi court for the murder of an "atheist" blogger here in 2013. Ahmed Rajib Haider, 35, was hacked to death near his home in Dhaka in 2013, days after he helped in launching a...
  • Bangladesh arrest main suspect in U.S. blogger's killing March 2, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's anti-terrorism unit said it had arrested on Monday the main suspect in the killing of a U.S. blogger who died in Dhaka last week in the latest attack on critics of religious extremism in the Muslim-majority nation. Forces from the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Farabi Shafiur Rahman, who...
  • Blogger hacked to death, protest held across Bangladesh March 2, 2015

    Days after prominent aethiest blogger Avijit Roy was hacked to death in Dhaka, protests were held across Bangladesh. Eye witnesses to the incident have now come forward to describe that gruesome attack. He is the second blogger to have been killed and the fourth writer attacked in the Muslim majority...
  • Bangladesh rallies for free speech after US blogger's murder March 2, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladeshis gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to an American blogger and critic of religious extremism who was hacked to death in Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers in the predominantly Muslim nation. Avijit Roy, an engineer of Bangladeshi origin, was killed by machete-wielding assailants...
  • Google re-allows porn on Blogger February 28, 2015

    Bengaluru: Google has abandoned its plan to ban adult content on its blogging site Blogger after receiving negative feedback from users. Google will instead "step up enforcement" of its existing policy prohibiting commercial porn, Jessica Pelegio, the company's social product support manager, wrote on Google Product Forums on Friday. Bloggers can continue...
  • US blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh for writing against religious fundamentalism February 27, 2015

    Dhaka: A prominent US blogger has been hacked to death and his wife seriously injured in Bangladesh by unknown attackers, days after receiving threats from Islamists for writing against religious fundamentalism. Avijit Roy, 44, had come to the country on February 16 to attend the a book fair where three of...
  • Saudi blogger flogged in public 50 times for insulting Islam: witness January 12, 2015

    Dubai: A Saudi blogger convicted of insulting Islam was brought after Friday prayers to a public square in the port city of Jiddah and flogged 50 times before hundreds of spectators, a witness to the lashing said. The witness said Raif Badawi's feet and hands were shackled during the flogging but...
  • Blogger sued by Singapore PM fired from job June 10, 2014

    Singapore: A blogger being sued by Singapore's prime minister for alleged defamation has been fired from his hospital job. The government hospital said it fired patient coordinator Roy Ngerng on Tuesday because his blogging activities criticising Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong were "incompatible with the values and standards" it expects...
  • 'Beauty and the Blogger': Cyrus Sahukar to host, Anusha Dandekar to judge the web reality show May 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Once popular video jockeys Cyrus Sahukar and Anusha Dandekar are on board to be part of "Beauty and the Blogger", a pioneering web reality show where glamour meets social media. They are happy to be part of the "innovative" and "edgy" concept. While Cyrus will host the show, Anusha will...
  • Unreal Elections: Internet's favourite parody bloggers try to answer crucial but entirely fake questions ahead of 2014 polls April 9, 2014

    Why Narendra Modi's favourite movie is The Lion King, what happens to Arnab Goswami's milkman when he tries to cheat him, how Sonia Gandhi reshuffles her Cabinet with a little help from Britney Spears, Why Arvind Kejriwal can't get rid of his shawl in the Delhi summer, what fills Manmohan...
  • 'If it would destroy a 12 year old boy to be called a girl, what are we teaching him about girls?' March 7, 2014

    I still remember, with a deep wrench in the heart, the exact moment when the boy, all of a strapping four years back then and with an opinion all his own, declared firmly that he was not going to put his arms into a particular jacket because 'It has a...
  • Bangladeshi bloggers to face court for alleged blasphemy June 2, 2013

    Dhaka: Four bloggers in Bangladesh, who allegedly posted derogatory comments about Islam and the prophet on the Internet will face a court hearing on framing of charges against them on June 27. Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Mohammad Zahirul Haque took cognisance of the charges brought against the bloggers and fixed...
  • Bangladesh: Editor of proOpposition daily arrested April 11, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh police on Thursday arrested the editor of the Bengali daily 'Amar Desh', a proopposition newspaper, on charges of sedition and inciting religious tension. Plainclothesmen picked up Mahmudur Rahman in a raid on the newspaper office at Karwan Bazar area and police said he was taken away for initial...
  • Bangladesh: Rioting over court decision kills 44 March 2, 2013

    Dhaka: Protesters clashed with police for the second day on Friday as the death toll rose to at least 44 from violence triggered by a death sentence given to an Islamic party leader for crimes linked to Bangladesh's 1971 independence war, police said. The latest fighting broke out in northern...
  • Bangladesh protests: Four Jamaat activists shot dead by police February 25, 2013

    The Jamaat activists have been demanding punishment for bloggers who they accuse of maligning Islam. ...
  • Bangladesh: 4 killed in clashes over 'atheist bloggers' February 22, 2013

    Dhaka: At least four people were killed and over 200 injured in Bangladesh on Friday as hundreds of Islamists clashed with police in Dhaka and other major cities demanding execution of "atheist bloggers" they accused of blasphemy. Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters to disperse Islamists backed by...
  • Shahbagh protestors are trying to push religion out of Bangladeshi politics: Suhasini Haidar February 18, 2013

    Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis have been thronging Shahbagh, a Dhaka landmark, demanding death sentence for 1971 War criminal Abdul Quader Mollah of the JamaateIslami. Following the murder of blogger Rajib who spearheaded the agitation, the gathering has grown manifold and the sentiments have been further galvanised. CNNIBN's senior editor...
  • Bangladesh: Don't mix religion with our political scenario, say protesters February 17, 2013

    Over one lakh protesters took to the streets in Dhaka after the murder of a blogger, demanding death penalty for those found guilty of war crimes in 1971. "They have no right to do politics in our country because they are using religion in our political scenario which is total...
  • Blogger's death rocks Bangladesh, spurs on protesters February 17, 2013

    Dhaka: Over one lakh protesters took to the streets in Dhaka after the murder of a blogger, demanding death penalty for those found guilty of war crimes in 1971. Protesters are also demanding the immediate arrest of the killers. Dhaka has been rocked by protests over the past few days calling...
  • Bangladesh: AntiIslamist blogger stabbed to death February 16, 2013

    Dhaka: A Bangladeshi blogger, who had been critical of Islamist groups, has been killed, prompting the protesters in Dhaka to continue their round the clock sitin vigil demanding death penalties for 1971 war criminals. Rajib Haidar, 30, an architect and Shahbagh protest activist, was stabbed to death near his house...
  • Facebook forced to drop flawed New Year feature December 31, 2012

    London: Nearly a week after Facebook launched its New Year's messaging feature, the social networking site was on Monday forced to drop the app following a flaw that allowed anyone to see and even delete personal messages intended for others. The popular website had last week launched its Midnight Message...
  • Delhi bloggers meet offline to discuss issues, gadgets June 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The air was abuzz with tech talk as more than 250 bloggers came together Sunday for the IndiBlogger meet in the capital. They shared Twitter handles instead of visiting cards, clicked pictures with their smartphones and tablets, and blogged about the evening using their Blackberries. Social media websites like...
  • AOL wins, bloggers lose over HuffPo payment suit March 31, 2012

    New York: The Huffington Post doesn't have to pay bloggers for providing content for its website in part because they knew from the start they wouldn't be paid and could have taken their work elsewhere, a federal judge ruled Friday. US District Judge John Koeltl dismissed a lawsuit that bloggers filed...
  • Blogger: UAE holds activist for criticising rulers March 26, 2012

    Dubai: United Arab Emirates authorities on Sunday briefly detained a political activist who criticised one of the Gulf country's rulers on his Twitter account, a prominent Emirati blogger said. Ahmed Mansour told The Associated Press on the phone that security agents detained the activist, Mohammed AbdelRazzaq alSiddiq, before dawn Sunday....
  • Google to start countryspecific blog censorship February 1, 2012

    New Delhi: In the face of ongoing pressure from different governments on Google to censor content on the many services that the search engine giant operates, Google is taking a middle path. Google's popular blogging platform Blogger has started to redirect blogs to localised domains, also known as countrycode top level...
  • Egypt releases prominent blogger December 26, 2011

    Cairo: Egyptian authorities released a prominent blogger detained on charges of inciting violence against the armed forces, a court source said on Sunday, adding that prosecutors were still investigating his case. Military prosecutors detained Alaa Abd El Fattah in October after deadly clashes broke out between the Army and demonstrators in...
  • Syrian authorities arrest woman blogger December 5, 2011

    Amman: Syrian authorities arrested a blogger on Sunday who was travelling to Jordan to attend a conference on freedom of the press in the region, her friends said. Razan Ghazzawi, 30, is the latest among scores of bloggers and journalists arrested since the break out of street protests against President...
  • Egyptians protest, anger mounts over blogger arrest November 1, 2011

    Cairo: Thousands of Egyptians protested on Monday in Tahrir Square, the epicentre of an uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak this year, after a prominent activist was detained by military prosecutors. The military detained Alaa Abd El Fattah on Sunday, a highprofile blogger whose arrest by Mubarak's security forces in 2006...
  • Google faces outage, returns 502 error October 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Many Google users have reported receiving a 502 error while trying to access any Google service. Google products which seem to have been affected include Google.com, YouTube, Gmail, Google Talk and Blogger. Tweets from users reporting the error seem to indicate that it is users from India who are...