Crackdown

  • Microsoft teases new Crackdown, Halo at E3 June 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: It's all about the games for Microsoft at E3. Microsoft focused exclusively on hyping titles coming to its Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles during its presentation ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the video-game industry's annual trade show. The new Xbox One games included a fresh instalment of...
  • China in security clampdown on Tiananmen crackdown anniversary June 4, 2014

    China deployed its vast security apparatus on Wednesday to snuff out commemoration of the suppression of pro-democracy protests around Tiananmen Square 25 years ago, flooding the streets with police as censors scrubbed the Internet clean of any mention of the crackdown. Several governments including the United States urged China to account...
  • 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown: 'Tankman' and other iconic photos from June 4, 1989 June 4, 2014

    China on Wednesday imposed smothering security in central Beijing on the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, a bloody watershed in history that remains a taboo topic in the communist nation. The United States demanded the release of scores of people detained in the run-up to the anniversary, as...
  • China threatens closure of mobile news apps amid Internet crackdown September 30, 2013

    Beijing: China on Monday launched a crackdown on several mobile news applications that provide news information services without approval from government regulators, threatening to shut down those who refuse to "rectify". The ruling follows a government campaign to curb "online rumours", as the government tries to rein in social media. The State...
  • Turkish agency says journalist detained in Egypt August 20, 2013

    Ankara: Egyptian security forces on Tuesday detained a Sudanese journalist working for a Turkish news agency and seized his cameras and other equipment, an agency official said. The Ihlas News Agency said its Cairo bureau chief, Tahir Osman Hamde, was detained at a hotel room overlooking Cairo's Tahrir Square, which he...
  • Muslim Brotherhood calls rallies across Egypt after a day of bloodshed August 17, 2013

    The Muslim Brotherhood defiantly called for a week of protests across Egypt starting on Saturday, a day after more than 100 people died in clashes between Islamists and the security forces that pushed the country ever closer to anarchy. Undeterred by the bloodshed in which about 700 have been killed since...
  • 80 killed across Egypt in fresh clashes between security forces and Morsi supporters August 17, 2013

    Cairo: At least 80 people were killed in Egypt on Friday in fresh clashes between security forces and ousted President Mohamed Morsi's supporters, who took to the streets after Friday prayers to protest the killing of over 600 in a crackdown by the military-backed government. Defying Interior Ministry's warning that...
  • Egypt's Friday of rage turns violent, 50 protesters killed August 16, 2013

    Cairo: Muslim Brotherhood protests plunged into violence across Egypt on Friday, with about 50 killed in Cairo alone on a "Day of Rage" called by Islamist followers of ousted President Mohammed Morsi to denounce a police crackdown. Automatic gunfire echoed across Cairo and black smoke billowed from the capital's huge Ramses...
  • India asks all sides in Egypt to abjure violence August 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Expressing concern, India on Friday asked all sides in Egypt to abjure violence, exercise maximum restraint and engage in an earnest dialogue to restore peace in the backdrop of brutal crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi that has killed over 650 people. “We have been following the...
  • Egypt allows police use of deadly force August 15, 2013

    Cairo: Egyptian authorities on Thursday authorised police to use deadly force to protect themselves and key state institutions from attacks, after supporters of the deposed Islamist president torched two local government buildings near the capital. The Interior Ministry, which is in charge of national security, said in a statement that the...
  • China: Police bust million-dollar rat meat ring May 3, 2013

    Beijing: Chinese police have broken a crime ring that passed off more than $1 million in rat and small mammal meat as mutton, authorities said, in a food safety crackdown that coincides with a bird flu outbreak and other environmental pressures. Authorities have arrested 904 suspects since the end of...
  • Protests over student's death cut across party lines: Priyanka Gupta April 4, 2013

    Student activist Sudipto Gupta died in a police crackdown on a students' protest in Kolkata. The incident has seen thousands of people pour into the streets of Kolkata. The West Bengal government has been, till now, non-committal about a proper probe into the incident. To what extent will this incident...
  • SFI activist's death: Partial shutdown in Kolkata April 4, 2013

    Kolkata: Kolkata is mourning the death of Students Federation of India activist Sudipto Gupta due to alleged police brutality. There was a partial shutdown in the city on Thursday after the bandh called by the SFI. Since Thursday morning, there were roadblocks in various places across the city. A Congress...
  • Mamata vs left: Is West Bengal caught in a cycle of endless political violence? April 3, 2013

    There have been massive protests over the death of 23-year-old Students Federation of India activist Sudipto Gupta in Kolkata. Not just in Kolkata, protests are also being staged in Chennai by SFI activists. The Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal has also come under attack from the protesters as well...
  • Era of police killing students back: Congress April 3, 2013

    Kolkata: After the death of a student activist allegedly due to a police baton charge, the Congress on Wednesday said the era of students getting killed by police was back to haunt West Bengal. "With the new government taking over, we had thought that the state will witness change. What I...
  • SFI activist death: Protests break out in Chennai, Delhi April 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Protesters took to the streets in New Delhi and Chennai after a Students Federation of India activist Sudipto Gupta was killed in Kolkata allegedly by the police during a crackdown in the city on Wednesday. The police tried to stop the demonstrators as they chanted slogans and marched...
  • Student's death was police handiwork, not govt's: Sunanda K Datta-Ray April 3, 2013

    The death of a 23-year-old SFI activist, Sudipto Gupta, has sparked a row in Kolkata. Sudipto was fatally injured allegedly by the police in a crackdown on Tuesday. The police has claimed he fell off a bus but his fellow activists allege that the police hit him on the head...
  • Mamata calls SFI activist's death unfortunate April 3, 2013

    Kolkata: Under pressure from opposition after the death of a Students Federation of India activist, Sudipto Gupta, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday termed the episode as "unfortunate", but evaded a question on whether a judicial probe would be ordered as demanded by the CPI-M. "Any death is...
  • SFI activist's death in Kolkata: Left targets Mamata April 3, 2013

    Kolkata: There have been massive protests over the death of 23-year-old Students Federation of India activist Sudipto Gupta in Kolkata. Not just in Kolkata, protests are also being staged in Chennai by SFI activists, following which 20 protesters were arrested. The Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal has also come...
  • SFI activist's death in Kolkata: One person arrested April 3, 2013

    Kolkata: One person has been arrested in connection with the death of Students Federation of India activist Sudipto Gupta in Kolkata. The person arrested is Raju Das, the driver of the bus which was used to take the demonstrators to the prison by the police. Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister...
  • Kolkata: 'Dead SFI activist was hit hard on his head by policeman' April 3, 2013

    Kolkata: The death of a 23-year-old Student Federation of India activist, Sudipto Gupta, has sparked a row in Kolkata. Sudipto was fatally injured allegedly by the police during a crackdown in the city on Tuesday. Eyewitnesses say the police bundled protesters on to a bus following a mass arrest and...
  • WB: Death of SFI activist in police crackdown sparks protests April 3, 2013

    Kolkata: The death of a 23-year-old Student Federation of India activist, Sudipto Gupta, allegedly injured in a police crackdown in Kolkata, has triggered protests. The death has also yet again raised several questions over violence and law and order issues in Mamata Banerjee's West Bengal. It was a police crackdown...
  • Syrian opposition head visits rebel areas in north March 4, 2013

    Following rebel gains, the leader of the Syrian opposition made his first visit on Sunday to areas near the embattled northern city of Aleppo as fighters trying to oust President Bashar al Assad captured a police academy and a border crossing along the frontier with Iraq. Assad, meanwhile, lashed out at...
  • Microsoft renews plea for crackdown on Google January 3, 2013

    San Francisco: Microsoft began the new year harping on a favourite theme: The software maker is arguing that government regulators need to crack down on Google to preserve fair competition in the Internet and smartphone markets. The latest refrain came Wednesday in a blog post by Dave Heiner, Microsoft's deputy general...
  • Delhi gangrape survivor's father appeals for calm December 24, 2012

    New Delhi: An emotional father of the Delhi gangrape victim on Sunday night appealed to the protesters to stop vandalism and help police in bringing the culprits to justice at the earliest. He also appealed to the people to pray for his 23-year-old daughter, who is fighting for her life...
  • Stop This Shame: Youth debate move after police crackdown December 24, 2012

    The MoS for Home apologised to the protesters for the police action but added that anti-social elements were trying to indulge in violence. ...
  • Gruesome video raises concerns about Syria rebels November 3, 2012

    Beirut: A video that appears to show a unit of Syrian rebels kicking terrified, captured soldiers and then executing them with machine guns raised concerns Friday about rebel brutality at a time when the United States is making its strongest push yet to forge an opposition movement it can work...
  • US crackdown on online fraud schemes from India October 4, 2012

    Washington: Several online fraud schemes, mainly operating from India, that duped people in countries like the US, UK and Canada into paying to clean their computers of bogus virus infections, have been shut down by US authorities in a crackdown on so-called tech support scams. At the request of the Federal...
  • Up to 700,000 Syrians may flee by year-end: UNHCR September 28, 2012

    Geneva: Up to 700,000 Syrian refugees may flee abroad by the end of the year, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday, nearly quadrupling its previous forecast for the exodus from the deepening crisis. Most faced what was likely to be a bitterly cold winter living in tents with little prospect...
  • Bangalore: Special squads to check illegal water drawing September 3, 2012

    Bangalore: Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has constituted special squads to check the illegal drawing of water. “It has come to the notice of board that some residents are drawing water illegally by removing the water meters. If such cases comes to the notice of special squads,...