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PUBG ban: Rajkot set to ban the battle royale PUBG Mobile game citing ‘negative’ reports; all you need to know

The Rajkot district administration in Gujarat on Thursday is contemplating about putting a ban on PUBG. The major reason for implementing the ban is because of an increase in violent behaviour in children. PUBG PUBG, also known as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, is a battle royale game where players have to survive till the clock runs out. The game has… Read More »

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Becomes Free-to-Play, Gets PUBG- and Fortnite-Like Battle Royale Mode, Prime Status Membership

Video game publisher Valve has announced major updates for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Firstly, the full game has now become free-to-play with all users getting access to all game modes. There is an additional paid CS:GO Prime Status subscription that comes with special access to exclusive souvenir items, item drops, and weapons cases. Secondly, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive also adds… Read More »

Twitter Said to Be Suspending Over 1 Million Accounts Per Day in Bid to Battle Fake News

Twitter has sharply escalated its battle against fake and suspicious accounts, suspending more than one million accounts a day in recent months, a major shift to lessen the flow of disinformation on the platform, according to data obtained by The Washington Post. The rate of account suspensions, which Twitter confirmed to the Post, has more than doubled since October,… Read More »

U.S.-backed Syrian force launches battle to capture Raqqa from Islamic State

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Tuesday it had launched a battle to capture Raqqa, Islamic State’s de facto Syrian capital, piling pressure on the jihadists whose self-declared caliphate is in retreat across Syria and Iraq. SDF spokesman Talal Silo told Reuters the operation started on Monday and the fighting would be “fierce because Daesh (Islamic… Read More »

Philippine army ‘makes gains’ in Marawi Islamist battle

The Philippine military says it has made gains retaking Marawi city from Islamist militants amid clashes that have left about 100 people dead. According to the military, militants now control only small pockets within the southern Philippine city. But there are still reports of fighting on the ground and thousands of civilians trapped. Nineteen civilians are known to… Read More »

Mosul battle will be finished within days – Iraqi army chief

Iraqi security forces are only days away from completing the operation to recapture Mosul from so-called Islamic State, the army’s chief of staff says. Lt Gen Othman al-Ghanimi told the BBC he hoped the jihadist group would be defeated in the city before the Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins on 26 May. Recent gains in the north… Read More »

Iraqi troops pull out from Mosul hospital after fierce battle

Iraqi troops who briefly seized a Mosul hospital believed to be used as an Islamic State base were forced to withdraw from the site, but managed to establish a base for army tanks nearby after days of fierce back-and-forth fighting, residents said. The rapid advance into the Wahda neighborhood where the hospital is located marked a change of… Read More »

Brazilian media company loses ringtone battle

A Brazilian media company has lost an appeal against a ruling banning it from using a ringtone as its trademark. Globo Comunicacao e Participacoes asked the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) to register the sound in 2014. But EUIPO refused their request, saying it had “no distinctive character” and was a “banal and commonplace” ringtone which was… Read More »

Now Sir James Dyson urges single market exit, just months after losing a nasty battle in Brussels

Sir James Dyson is at again. The godfather of gadgets, ranging from vacuum cleaners to hand driers to fancy looking fans that cost a king’s ransom, has stomped into the debate over whether Britain should stay in the European single market when it finally quits the EU. It probably won’t come as any great surprise to you to… Read More »

In 4G battle, spectrum deal may push Airtel to centre stage

The winner, they say, takes it all. This could not be more true for India’s telecom business, where the top two players in any circle or service area tend to cream the market. By acquiring airwaves in the 1,800-MHz band in six circles, Bharti Airtel is preparing to achieve just that. By buying spectrum in the 1,800-MHz band,… Read More »