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Earlier, the health minister held a meeting with the health ministers, principal secretaries and additional chief secretaries of states and UTs to review the preparedness of the vaccination mock drill in their respective areas.(PTI Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Union health minister to visit Tamil Nadu tomorrow to review vaccine dry run in state and all the latest news

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Rajya Sabha MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa(HT file photo)
Rajya Sabha MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa(HT file photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: MP Sukhdev Dhindsa returns Padma Bhushan, says award is worthless as farmers are ignored and all the latest news

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PUBG is coming back with a special focus on Indian players with a new game called PUBG Mobile India.(PTI)
PUBG is coming back with a special focus on Indian players with a new game called PUBG Mobile India.(PTI)

PUBG Mobile is coming back to India: Here’s all you need to know about new PUBG

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 06:13 PM IST
New PUBG will have characters catering to local needs. There will be a limit to the game time so that young players don’t spend much time playing PUBG.
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To put it simply, Zhenhua’s database is akin to putting together a dossier on a person with publicly available data(SHUTTERSTOCK)
To put it simply, Zhenhua’s database is akin to putting together a dossier on a person with publicly available data(SHUTTERSTOCK)

Zhenhua Data case: How to think about Chinese surveillance

By Binayak Dasgupta | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 09:09 PM IST
Zhenhua Data, the reports claimed, put together a database with the personal information of over two million people of public interest — politicians, celebrities, business leaders, prominent military officials and academics
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PUBG was banned in the third round of blocks ordered by the government in the wake of the increased military tensions between India and China at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
PUBG was banned in the third round of blocks ordered by the government in the wake of the increased military tensions between India and China at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

PUBG pulls India rights from China-based Tencent Games after ban

By Deeksha Bhardwaj | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 12:16 AM IST
Tencent confirmed that PUBG Corp would take on the responsibilities of publishing the mobile game in India, news agency Reuters reported. “Our existing cooperation with PUBG Corporation in global markets other than India is not affected,” Tencent said in a statement, according to Reuters.
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The government said these apps promoted activities “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”. (PUBG mobile)
The government said these apps promoted activities “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”. (PUBG mobile)

PUBG pulls India rights from China-based Tencent Games after ban

By Deeksha Bhardwaj | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 06:08 PM IST
PUBG was banned in the third round of blocks done by the government in the wake of the increased tensions between India and China along the disputed Line of Actual Control (LAC).
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The company’s announcement came a week after India banned the game along with 117 other Chinese-origin apps(AFP)
The company’s announcement came a week after India banned the game along with 117 other Chinese-origin apps(AFP)

PUBG Corp says Tencent not to publish mobile game in India

By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2020 02:26 PM IST
The company’s announcement came a week after India banned the game along with 117 other Chinese-origin apps as it steps up pressure on Beijing over a months-long border standoff between the two nuclear-armed rivals.
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A Congress functionary said the party will talk to other like-minded opposition parties to present a united front in Parliament on all critical issues confronting the country.(PTI file photo)
A Congress functionary said the party will talk to other like-minded opposition parties to present a united front in Parliament on all critical issues confronting the country.(PTI file photo)

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No legal action is likely to be pursued against the boy since his grandfather has decided to let go of the matter on getting to know who was withdrawing his money.
No legal action is likely to be pursued against the boy since his grandfather has decided to let go of the matter on getting to know who was withdrawing his money.

To pay for PUBG, boy transfers2.3L from grandad’s pension account

By Shiv Sunny | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 04:31 AM IST
Over a period of two months, the boy transferred Rs2.34 lakh from his 65-year-old grandfather’s account until the man was alerted of the transfers, Anto Alphonse, deputy commissioner of police (Dwarka), said.
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Diljit Dosanjh’s reply has now sparked a laughter fest on Twitter.(Twitter/@diljitdosanjh)
Diljit Dosanjh’s reply has now sparked a laughter fest on Twitter.(Twitter/@diljitdosanjh)

Diljit Dosanjh shares meme on PUBG ban, fan asks if he played it. His reply is epic

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2020 10:47 AM IST
Diljit Dosanjh took to Twitter to share a hilarious meme on PUBG ban.
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The game had become extremely popular within the past one year
The game had become extremely popular within the past one year

PUBG Banned: The second wave hits gamers

By Nishad Neelambaran and Navneet Vyasan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 07:47 PM IST
While some wonder why this was not done before, others have become visibly upset with the decision. Yet, many remain indifferent to the move
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PUBG was among 118 mobile phone apps that India banned on September 2.(Lite.PUBG Photo)
PUBG was among 118 mobile phone apps that India banned on September 2.(Lite.PUBG Photo)

Tagore no threat to China, why should PUBG be a risk to India, asks Beijing

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 05:43 PM IST
India banned 118 mostly mobile apps including Tencent Holdings Ltd’s popular video game PUBG, citing data security concerns on Wednesday.
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Indian government banned 118 apps on Wednesday, including PUBG (representational image).(Lite.PUBG Photo)
Indian government banned 118 apps on Wednesday, including PUBG (representational image).(Lite.PUBG Photo)

Nagpur Police shares advisory post with a PUBG twist

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2020 03:31 PM IST
Since being shared on September 2, the post has gathered close to 2,000 likes.
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The mobile and lite versions of the wildly popular multiplayer battle game PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds) was among 118 Chinese apps banned by the IT ministry on Wednesday, part of a crackdown that began in June amid rising tensions with China in Ladakh.(File photo for representation)
The mobile and lite versions of the wildly popular multiplayer battle game PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds) was among 118 Chinese apps banned by the IT ministry on Wednesday, part of a crackdown that began in June amid rising tensions with China in Ladakh.(File photo for representation)

Why PUBG is wildly popular in India

By Natasha Rego
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 10:19 AM IST
This ban probably has the most people upset since the action against TikTok in the first round of app bans.
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The banned versions of PUBG included PUBG Mobile Lite, a smaller version of the app, as well as PUBG Mobile Nordic Map: Livik, a recent game played on a Nordic terrain.(AFP file photo)
The banned versions of PUBG included PUBG Mobile Lite, a smaller version of the app, as well as PUBG Mobile Nordic Map: Livik, a recent game played on a Nordic terrain.(AFP file photo)

Banned: PUBG, 117 China-linked apps

By Deeksha Bhardwaj | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 01:42 AM IST
In late June, India banned dozens of mobile apps, including Bytedance’s TikTok, Alibaba’s UC Browser and Tencent’s WeChat over what it said were national security concerns. It banned some more in late July.
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The ban on PUBG has prompted a flood of reactions on Twitter.
The ban on PUBG has prompted a flood of reactions on Twitter.

‘Why PUBG?’ asks Twitter after ban. What you need to know

By Amrita Kohli | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2020 11:13 PM IST
The list of banned apps includes PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik and PUBG MOBILE LITE.
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IT and telecom minister Ravi Shankar Parsad.(HT photo)
IT and telecom minister Ravi Shankar Parsad.(HT photo)

Focus on ‘Made in India’ now, says IT minister after govt bans 118 apps

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 11:08 PM IST
After banning 59 mobiles applications earlier this year, the ministry of information and technology banned 118 mobile applications on Wednesday, including the hugely popular mobile gaming app PUBG.
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PUBG was banned by the Indian government along with 117 other Chinese apps(Lite.PUBG Photo)
PUBG was banned by the Indian government along with 117 other Chinese apps(Lite.PUBG Photo)

PUBG Mobile App Ban: Controversies surrounding the game

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 10:42 PM IST
PUBG was called ‘addictive’, ‘harmful’, and ‘distracting’. It was banned by the Indian government along with 117 other apps on Wedensday.
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A tongue-in-cheek tweet by Zomato India has caught people’s attention.(Twitter)
A tongue-in-cheek tweet by Zomato India has caught people’s attention.(Twitter)

Zomato teases netizens with this tweet post PUBG ban. Replies are hilarious

By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2020 10:27 PM IST
Netizens poured out their thoughts about the tweet with hilarious GIFs and funny memes.
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PUBG, which stands for Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, is an online multi-player game developed and published by PUBG Corporation, which is a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole.(PUBG screenshot)
PUBG, which stands for Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, is an online multi-player game developed and published by PUBG Corporation, which is a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole.(PUBG screenshot)

India bans PUBG, 117 other mobile apps: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 09:52 PM IST
Today’s move follows an earlier ban announced on 59 and 47 mobile apps in June and July respectively.
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India has banned another 118 mobile apps including Tencent Holdings’s popular videogame PUBG to step up pressure on Chinese tech companies(AFP)
India has banned another 118 mobile apps including Tencent Holdings’s popular videogame PUBG to step up pressure on Chinese tech companies(AFP)

PUBG loses battle for India, among 118 Chinese mobile apps banned by Centre

By Deeksha Bhardwaj | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 09:31 PM IST
India accounts for over a quarter of PUBG Mobile’s lifetime installs though revenues from the country are still minuscule
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Jahanzaib Sami (36) and his wife Hina Bashir Beigh (39), both from Srinagar, were the first ones to be arrested in the case in March this year by Delhi Police’s Special Cell from Okhla after which the probe was handed over to the NIA.(NIA)
Jahanzaib Sami (36) and his wife Hina Bashir Beigh (39), both from Srinagar, were the first ones to be arrested in the case in March this year by Delhi Police’s Special Cell from Okhla after which the probe was handed over to the NIA.(NIA)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Kashmiri couple, techie from Hyderabad among 5 charged by NIA for ISKP links and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 08:58 PM IST
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A Twitter user shared this reaction.(Twitter/@_sharif_ladka_)
A Twitter user shared this reaction.(Twitter/@_sharif_ladka_)

PUBG among 118 mobile apps banned by India. People flood Twitter with reactions

By Amrita Kohli | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 09:05 PM IST
People are rushing to Twitter to share how they feel about the ban on PUBG.
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PUBG was banned by the Indian government along with 117 other Chinese apps.(Lite.PUBG Photo)
PUBG was banned by the Indian government along with 117 other Chinese apps.(Lite.PUBG Photo)

PUBG, Ludo World among 118 more Chinese apps banned by IT ministry. Check full list here

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 07:50 AM IST
The Centre’s move comes in the backdrop of the tension between India and China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
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In June, the Centre had banned 59 Chinese, mobile applications such as TikTok, UC Browser and WeChat, citing security concerns.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
In June, the Centre had banned 59 Chinese, mobile applications such as TikTok, UC Browser and WeChat, citing security concerns.(HT FILE PHOTO.)

India bans 118 more mobile apps including PUBG

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar / Shivani Kumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 10:16 PM IST
A total of 118 apps have been banned by the ministry of information and technology, according to a statement. The move comes in the backdrop of fresh tension between India and China in eastern Ladakh.
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Representative image.(iStockphoto)
Representative image.(iStockphoto)

Teenager commits suicide in Rajasthan’s Kota after playing Pubg game

By Asian News International | Posted by: Shivani Kumar | Kota, Rajasthan
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 10:19 AM IST
The boys’s family members have informed that he had downloaded Pubg game two days back on his mobile phone.
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MS Dhoni with CSK teammate Deepak Chahar.(IPL)
MS Dhoni with CSK teammate Deepak Chahar.(IPL)

‘MS Dhoni no longer plays PubG, he lost touch’: CSK teammate reveals

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2020 11:24 AM IST
Indian cricketers, too, are known to play PubG in their off days, and in a recent interview, Chennai Super Kings fast bowler Deepak Chahar revealed that CSK skipper MS Dhoni has stopped playing PubG, and is losing touch in the game.
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks in Lok Sabha during the ongoing Budget Session, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks in Lok Sabha during the ongoing Budget Session, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 PM: 10 things Amit Shah said on Delhi communal riots in Lok Sabha and all the latest news at this hour

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2020 08:58 PM IST
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi(ANI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi(ANI)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 5 PM: ‘Like the Titanic Captain’, Rahul Gandhi disses govt on coronavirus crisis and all the latest news at this hour

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 05:46 PM IST
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A 27-year-old suffered a heart attack while playing a mobile video game called Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PubG) at his house in Ravet.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
A 27-year-old suffered a heart attack while playing a mobile video game called Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PubG) at his house in Ravet.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

27-year-old dies of heart attack while playing PUBG in Pune

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 03:59 PM IST
The deceased has identified as Harshal Devidas Memane, 27, a resident of Shinde vasti area of Ravet in Pimpri Chinchwad
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