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Pak court directs authorities to block access to Facebook


The Lahore High Court has directed Pakistani authorities to block access to all websites, including Facebook, that are involved in ‘spreading religious hatred’ and to submit a compliance report by Oct

Now, India’s Ministry of Finance on Facebook

Trying to tap into the latest technology to reach out to people, the Finance Ministry on Friday launched its page on social networking site Facebook, which has around 700 million users worldwide.


Oz travel agent’s Facebook page named 2011’s world’s best


An Australian travel agent’s Facebook page has been named world’s best after receiving more than 75,000 ‘likes’ in nine months.

Intrepid Travel’s page was also highly praised for having ‘mystery offe

Government wants to monitor Facebook, Twitter accounts

It is not just your BlackBerry and mobile phones, the government also wants to snoop in on your Twitter and Facebook accounts.

In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Communicati

Centre stops e-socialising for officials

The Union home ministry has banned its officials and staff from opening “social networking sites such as Google, Facebook... and the websites of free online games” on official government computers aft

Facebook scam says Lady Gaga's dead!


A scam doing the rounds on social networking website Facebook claims that singer Lady Gaga has been found dead in a hotel room.

To warn people about the scam, computer security firm Sophos has releas

Facebook buys digital publishing company


Social networking giant Facebook has bought a digital publishing company Push Pop Press that develops technology to help make interactive books optimised for iPad and other Apple devices.

"We're thri

Boy held for creating fake profile of MP Chief Minister on FB


A teenaged boy was arrested from neighbouring Indore district by city police for allegedly creating a fake profile of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on popular social networking s

Zynga plans $1bn IPO; Facebook crucial for gaming co's biz

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Better known for its 'CityVille' and 'Farmville' games on Facebook, American startup Zynga is all set to lure investors with a whopping USD 1 billion initial public offering.

However, Zynga's busines

Chandigarh citizens haul up errant cops on Facebook


Chandigarh Police created its Facebook account earlier this week to enhance public participation in maintaining law and order. And its laudable efforts to harness social media is also helping to rein

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.