Pakistan orders TV channels to go off air during crackdown on Islamist protest

Pakistan orders TV channels to go off air during crackdown on Islamist protest

Pakistani authorities ordered private television channels to go off air on Saturday during a police and paramilitary crackdown on Islamist protesters in the capital.

Nov 25, 2017, 14:40 PM IST
Film industry plans 15-minute 'blackout' in support of 'Padmavati'

Film industry plans 15-minute 'blackout' in support of 'Padmavati'

Amid protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming film "Padmavati", the Indian Films and TV Directors' Association (IFTDA), along with 20 other bodies of the film and television industry, is planning a 15-minute blackout in support of the film and "to protect the right to freedom of expression of creative individuals".

Nov 25, 2017, 11:29 AM IST

Turkey imposes news blackout on 'gruesome' blast images

Turkey's government says it has imposed a temporary news blackout following two blasts that killed 86 people who were gathering for a peace rally in the capital Ankara. The attack was Turkey's deadliest in recent years.

Oct 10, 2015, 21:31 PM IST

Victoria Memorial, Museum blackout in Kolkata for Earth Hour

As millions of people across the globe pledged to switch off non-essential lights for an hour to observe the Earth Hour, the city's iconic Victoria Memorial and the Indian Museum too joined the cause to save power.

Mar 28, 2015, 23:01 PM IST

Petrol pumps to observe 15-minute blackout on Saturday

Petrol pumps across the country will observe a "blackout" for 15 minutes on Saturday to push for their five-point charter of demands including compensation to dealers for financial losses due to frequent unplanned price fluctuations by oil marketing companies.

Mar 21, 2015, 00:25 AM IST

Twitter back online after limited blackout

Twitter was back online Monday following a partial outage which the company said was due to a bug.

Dec 29, 2014, 16:37 PM IST

Internal tech issues responsible for power outage: Bangladesh

Dhaka: Bangladesh today said the worst nationwide power outage in recent years was not caused by a glitch in a transmission line from India but was the result of internal technical problems.

Nov 03, 2014, 17:20 PM IST

Bangladesh recovers from blackout after 24 hours

Lights came back on in most of Bangladesh on Sunday after a near 24-hour blackout that brought much of the country to a standstill.

Nov 02, 2014, 13:03 PM IST

Sisi vows to resolve power cuts, asks people to be patient

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Saturday vowed to resolve the country's electricity crisis and outlined a multi-billion dollar plan to fix power outages after a massive blackout struck the capital recently.

Sep 06, 2014, 18:44 PM IST

Blackout-hit states urge Goyal to resolve tariff hike issues

Power ministers of five states have urged union Power Minister Piyush Goyal to help restore power supply to their states facing major blackouts caused by the closure of some generation units of Adani Power and Tata Power plants at Mundra over a tariff revision dispute.

Sep 03, 2014, 14:42 PM IST

Messenger app: Facebook blackout on August 22?

Amid reports that Facebook`s Messenger app would be able to spy on users, an event has been organised inviting them to deactivate their accounts for 24 hours starting Friday, August 22 at 18:00 GMT in protest against the social networking site.

Aug 19, 2014, 17:21 PM IST

Temporary blackout hits Venezuela, including parts of capital

A power outage hit a wide area of eastern Caracas and several cities in the interior of Venezuela for at least two hours Friday.

Jun 28, 2014, 05:45 AM IST

No blackout like situation in North India: Power Minister Piyush Goyal

Assuring that there would be no "blackout" like situation in the country`s northern region, Power Minister Piyush Goyal has said the government is making adequate arrangements for supplying coal.

Jun 12, 2014, 18:56 PM IST

US House urges China to stop Tiananmen censorship

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday urged China to stop censoring news about the Tiananmen Square crackdown as authorities enforced a tight blackout ahead of the 25th anniversary.

May 29, 2014, 05:05 AM IST

Blackout in Syria`s Aleppo enters second week: NGO

Syria`s Aleppo has been hit by a power cut for seven consecutive days, a monitoring group said Friday, the day after some 50 civilians were killed in air raids there.

Apr 25, 2014, 20:40 PM IST

Gibraltar fire stops global online betting

An explosion and fire at a Gibraltar power station blacked out much of the British outpost and halted international online betting operations with giants including William Hill and Ladbrokes.

Apr 21, 2014, 04:22 AM IST

BJP condemns blackout of Lok Sabha TV coverage

The BJP on Wednesday condemned the blackout of Lok Sabha TV coverage when the crucial Telangana bill was taken up in Lok Sabha and passed a resolution against it.

Feb 19, 2014, 11:50 AM IST

Airport road reopens but Internet still cut: Syria

President Bashar Assad`s regime and opposition activists blamed each other for the communications blackout, which is the first to hit the whole country since Syria`s 20-month-old uprising began.

Nov 30, 2012, 21:32 PM IST

DDMA pressed into service during outage

Delhi government on Tuesday pressed its disaster management mechanism into service.

Jul 31, 2012, 21:54 PM IST

US blackout toll 25 as crash claims utility worker

The death toll blamed on storms and the ensuing blackout across the eastern US is now at 25.

Jul 05, 2012, 00:20 AM IST