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Facebook lifts ban, allows RT to post content

Moscow: After an “unexplained” 20-hour ban on Russian television network RT posting content on its Facebook page till Donald Trump takes oath as US President, the social networking giant on Friday lifted the restriction, allowing RT to go live. Facing criticism for allegedly spreading fake news that favoured Trump and racial bias in hate speech

Absence of big shuttlers allows new generation to rise at China Open

Fuzhou (China): Badminton superstars Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei will not attend the Thaihot 2016 BWF China Open that kicks off on Tuesday here, but their absence could allow a new generation to rise to the occasion and pick up the torch. As part of the Metlife BWF World Superseries Premier, the China Open

MNS allows release of Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil…’

Mumbai: In a major relief to filmmaker Karan Johar, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS)announced on Saturday it has called off its protest against his upcoming film, “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” and allowed its release. The decision followed Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ direct intervention in the matter — a day after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh

BlueStacks now allows you to stream gaming apps on Facebook Live

New Delhi: Mobile gaming platform BlueStacks announced on Friday an integration with Facebook Live’s application programming interface that allows users to stream their apps and games directly to the social networking site. With this integration, BlueStacks’ over 150 million users can now livestream any app from inside BlueStacks to their own profile, their friend’s timelines,


Brazilian court allows political protests during Olympics

Brasilia: A Brazilian federal court has maintained that political protests can be held outside Rio 2016 Olympic venues, denying a complaint by the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee.Federal judge Marcelo Granado had been asked by the committee to overturn the right for political protests to happen in and around venues and Olympic zones, Xinhua news agency

Texas allows guns on campus

Houston: A new law has come into effect in US’ Texas state that allows students to carry guns onto the campuses of public universities across the state. The new Campus Carry Law, passed in 2015, went into effect on Monday, CBS News reported. The state’s controversial law allows students who are at least 21 years

Delhi court allows firm’s director to turn approver in coal case

New Delhi: A special court here on Monday allowed the plea of New Delhi Exim Pvt. Ltd. Director Suresh Singhal to become an approver in a coal block allocation case allegedly involving former Congress MP Naveen Jindal and others. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Bharat Parashar permitted Singhal to become approver and asked

Govt allows 100% FDI in trading of food products 

New Delhi: The government today allowed 100 per cent FDI in trading of food products, including through e-commerce, to boost food processing sector in the country. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The government had in Budget this year announced that 100 per cent FDI would be allowed

SGPC allows media coverage in Golden Temple tomorrow

Amritsar: Taking a u-turn, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) today decided to allow media coverage in the Golden Temple premises tomorrow, the 32nd anniversary of Operation Blue Star. “We are allowing the media with the humble request that they should maintain the sanctity of the Golden Temple, since certain media people some time create interruption