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India Restores Power After Massive Blackout

Posted August 1st, 2012 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Power has been fully restored in India following a cascading blackout that left more than 600 million people without electricity. Officials said Wednesday the power was back on in northern and eastern India, where Tuesday’s historic outage affected people in 20 states. The blackout was the second in as many days, after a smaller outage […]

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India Starting to Emerge from Blackout

Posted July 31st, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The lights are flickering back on in New Delhi and other parts of India, hours after a massive power grid failure plunged much of the country into darkness. Indian media reports power was restored in most of the Indian capital late Tuesday, allowing train service to resume and for traffic lights to come back to […]

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Blackout Cuts Power to 600 Million in India

Posted July 31st, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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A massive grid failure has left more than half of India’s population — over 600 million people — without power. This is the second large-scale outage to hit the country in as many days. Tuesday’s blackout hit more than 12 states in the country’s north and east, including major cities like New Delhi and Kolkata. […]

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Blackout Cuts Power to 600 Million in India

Posted July 31st, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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A massive grid failure has left more than 600 million people in India without power, the second large-scale outage to hit the country in as many days. Tuesday’s blackout hit the northern and eastern parts of the country, including major cities like New Delhi and Kolkata. It brought rail service to a halt and knocked […]

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Blackout Leaves More than 300 Million Without Power in India

Posted July 30th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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A grid failure knocked out power to more than 300 million people in northern India on Monday, the worst blackout in the country in a decade. The power outage severely disrupted transport networks including the rail service, while traffic signals went out in major cities, causing huge traffic jams in the capital, New Delhi. Indian […]

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Huge Power Blackout Hits Northern India

Posted July 30th, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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Indian officials say a massive power outage blacked out a vast region of northern India early Monday, affecting more than 300-million people in nine states, including the capital, New Delhi. The power cut severely disrupted transport networks including trains and metro services, while traffic light systems went out, causing huge traffic jams in some major […]

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US Senate Vote on Controversial Online Piracy Bill Postponed

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Senate is postponing next week’s vote on a bill targeting online piracy, after Internet companies staged an online blackout to protest the legislation and a similar bill in the House of Representatives. Wednesday’s protest caused some lawmakers to withdraw support for the bills — the Stop Online Piracy Act before the House, and […]

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U.S. Investigating Online Attacks on FBI, Justice Dept.

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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The FBI says it is investigating why the websites for the FBI, the Department of Justice, and several entertainment industry sites all went down Thursday after the government shut down one of the world’s largest file-sharing sites. The hackers’ group calling itself “Anonymous” claimed credit for the attacks, which kept the sites offline for several […]

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File-Sharing Site Shut Down for Copyright Infringement

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Federal authorities in the United States have shut down one of the world’s largest file-sharing sites, and its founder and six others have been charged with violating piracy laws. Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom was arrested in New Zealand Thursday along with three other top executives at the request of U.S. authorities. Three others facing charges […]

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Online Blackout Shrinks Support for Anti-Piracy Bills

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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An online blackout in protest of U.S. anti-piracy proposals has whittled away support for the bills, which are designed to crack down on sales of pirated U.S. products overseas. Online encyclopedia Wikipedia blacked out its English language website for 24 hours Wednesday, along with the popular blog, Boing Boing. Social news website Reddit also went […]

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