Blue Whale Challenge

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Petition in SC challenges Madras HC order to ban TikTok

08 Apr 2019

Petition in SC challenges Madras HC order to ban TikTok

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court against the Madras High Court's interim order calling for a ban on downloading the famous media app, TikTok.

Madras HC asks Centre to ban TikTok over pornographic content

04 Apr 2019

Madras HC asks Centre to ban TikTok over pornographic content

The Madras High Court yesterday asked the Centre to put a ban on the famous app, TikTok, saying that it encourages pornographic content.

Tamil Nadu might ban TikTok as it 'degrades' Tamil culture

15 Feb 2019

Tamil Nadu might ban TikTok as it 'degrades' Tamil culture

The world may be perfectly lip-syncing to tunes on TikTok, but the Tamil Nadu government isn't impressed.

#MomoChallenge: ICSE asks parents to keep vigil on children

30 Aug 2018

#MomoChallenge: ICSE asks parents to keep vigil on children

With reports of WhatsApp messages inviting youngsters to play an online suicide game "Momo Challenge", the Association of Heads of ICSE Schools, West Bengal, called upon all member schools to urge parents to keep a watch on their children.

Is 'Momo Challenge' killing teenagers like 'Blue Whale'?

08 Aug 2018

Is 'Momo Challenge' killing teenagers like 'Blue Whale'?

Months after the Blue Whale Challenge took the internet by storm, a new 'game' is doing the rounds, according to reports.

BITS Pilani student chokes self to death, Blue Whale suspected

01 Jan 2018

BITS Pilani student chokes self to death, Blue Whale suspected

A 19-year-old student of BITS Pilani-Hyderabad reportedly choked himself to death. Police are investigating if it has any connection to the Blue Whale 'challenge'.

When 'Blue Whale' triggered a bomb threat and mass panic

27 Dec 2017

When 'Blue Whale' triggered a bomb threat and mass panic

An incident in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, has proven how the Blue Whale 'challenge' can harm not just its 'players', but also other unrelated innocents.

Greater Noida teen, influenced by mobile game, kills mother, sister

09 Dec 2017

Greater Noida teen, influenced by mobile game, kills mother, sister

After the Blue Whale Challenge, a mobile game that killed several teenagers across the country, motivating them to commit suicide, another smartphone gaming app is now claiming lives.

SC dismisses petition seeking a ban on 'Blue Whale challenge'

20 Nov 2017

SC dismisses petition seeking a ban on 'Blue Whale challenge'

The SC has dismissed a petition seeking a ban on the Blue Whale challenge after the Centre submitted it is impossible to block such online games.

Make 10-min awareness video on Blue Whale: SC to govt

27 Oct 2017

Make 10-min awareness video on Blue Whale: SC to govt

While hearing a petition to ban the Blue Whale challenge, the SC observed such games are a "national problem".

Blue Whale challenge: 17-year-old Haryana student hangs himself

25 Sep 2017

Blue Whale challenge: 17-year-old Haryana student hangs himself

Karan Thakur, a 17-year-old student of Chandigarh's DAV School, reportedly hanged himself in Panchkula, Haryana.

What're you doing to restrict Blue Whale?: HC asks Centre

20 Sep 2017

What're you doing to restrict Blue Whale?: HC asks Centre

Amid an increase in cases of Blue Whale deaths being reported, the Delhi HC has asked the Centre what it is doing to restrict access to the "game".

The Blue Whale challenge: Fact or fiction?

16 Sep 2017

The Blue Whale challenge: Fact or fiction?

Since months, it has been alleged that the 'Blue Whale Challenge' has been preying on youths. Many suicides in India have been attributed to this game.

Blue Whale Challenge being played in Delhi; police issue advisory

06 Sep 2017

Blue Whale Challenge being played in Delhi; police issue advisory

After a few instances indicated Delhiites are also playing the Blue Whale "suicide" game, Delhi Police issued an advisory to schools, colleges, parents, and also the public.

Blue Whale Challenge: Delhi-NCR schools ask parents to be careful

01 Sep 2017

Blue Whale Challenge: Delhi-NCR schools ask parents to be careful

The fatal 50-day Blue Whale Challenge has left many Delhi-NCR schools worried.

Delhi commuters can travel on Magenta Line's driverless metros soon!

01 Sep 2017

Delhi commuters can travel on Magenta Line's driverless metros soon!

After missing a series of deadlines, the Delhi Metro is finally going to open a section of Magenta Line driverless trains in October.

Blue Whale Challenge: Bengaluru sixth-most curious about the deadly game

30 Aug 2017

Blue Whale Challenge: Bengaluru sixth-most curious about the deadly game

India is so curious about the "Blue Whale Challenge" that seven of its cities featured on the list of top 10 global cities searching for the deadly game.

Kolkata tops world cities' list for Blue Whale search

30 Aug 2017

Kolkata tops world cities' list for Blue Whale search

In what could be astounding revelations, studies have revealed that among 30 cities of the world, Kolkata tops the list when it comes to online searches for the fatal 'Blue Whale' challenge.

Government asks Facebook, Google, others to remove Blue Whale links

15 Aug 2017

Government asks Facebook, Google, others to remove Blue Whale links

After the second alleged Blue Whale death in India, the government has asked internet giants like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, WhatsApp, Yahoo and Instagram, to remove all links to the dangerous online 'challenge'.

Mumbai: Dahi handi injuries drop by 78% after imposing restrictions

03 Aug 2017

Mumbai: Dahi handi injuries drop by 78% after imposing restrictions

Following restrictions on height of human pyramids and barring minors to participate in Dahi Handi festivals, petitioner Swati Patil told SC that human injuries during festival have significantly reduced since 2014.

Gas leak reported from CNG pump in Mumbai's Chembur area

31 Jul 2017

Gas leak reported from CNG pump in Mumbai's Chembur area

A gas leak from a CNG pump in Chembur led to immediate shutdown of power supply in the area. Adjoining roads were also blocked in order to prevent any more crisis that might occur due to leak.