Blue Whale

New Challenge Wants Kids to Pretend to Run Away From Home

The game is reportedly getting popular in Britain and has parents extremely concerned.<p>A new Facebook trend in Britain is encouraging teens to go …

Parenting

The 48-hour challenge: Children are going missing on purpose in a sick Facebook game terrifying parents

"This is a competition and it's sick. The anxiety it left our family in is unspeakable."<p>Parents are being warned about a viral game on Facebook where …

Viral

Blue Whale Challenge: Supreme Court seeks government's reply on plea to firewall dangerous virtual games

The Supreme Court on Friday sought the government's response on a plea seeking to firewall virtual games like Blue Whale which has allegedly led to …

Judiciary

SC seeks government’s reply on plea to firewall Blue Whale game

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra asked the government to constitute an experts committee to create such firewalls.

Blue Whale Challenge: Rajasthan teacher saves student from killing himself; boy claims 3 other classmates also playing game

<b>Sikar/Jaipur</b>: A class nine student of Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu district who had reached advanced stages of the 'Blue Whale Challenge' was prevented from …

Oceans

My Obsession With the Necks, the Greatest Trio on Earth

Ideally this article would start with a single-word sentence. A single <i>short</i> word. A short word like “quiet” or, in musical terminology, “<i>piano</i>.” That word, “piano,” would be repeated. It would be repeated several times. As it was repeated, we would become conscious that it had changed, that in the …

Long-form Journalism

Cops prevent suspected Blue Whale addict from ending life

The High Grounds police and the public rescued an MBA student who tried to commit suicide by jumping from the Windsor Manor bridge on Sunday …

Policing

Mysterious Blue Whale Behavior Likely Filmed for First Time

Drone footage may have captured a mysterious courtship behavior by the world's largest animal.<p>Blue whales are the largest animals on Earth, but we know surprisingly little about their complex social interactions—and they've rarely been recorded on camera.<p>But new footage filmed off the coast of Sri …

Oceans

Pakistan college expels two girls for playing deadly 'Blue Whale Challenge' game

Two college girls in Pakistan's Punjab province have been expelled after they inflicted cuts on their arms with knives as part of the controversial …

Blue Whale challenge: Pakistan college expels two students after they inflict cuts on their arms

<b>Lahore</b>: Two college girls in Pakistan's Punjab province have been expelled after they inflicted cuts on their arms with knives as part of the …

Oceans

Blue Whale victim? 'I should just die, I don't deserve this life', scribbles teenager found hanging from ceiling fan

The case is again suspected to be linked with the dangerous online Blue Whale game. Karan Thakur, a student of DAV School, Chandigarh, had apparently …

Microsoft, Facebook Run Fastest-Ever Cable Underneath the Atlantic - ExtremeTech

By on September 26, 2017 at 9:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Microsoft, Facebook, and …

Rhode Island

Senior Indian politician defends slapping Hindu girl over relationship with Muslim boy

A senior Indian politician has been caught on camera slapping a young woman for seeing a Muslim man.<p>Sangeeta Varshney, the leader of BJP Mahila …

India

Blue Whale 'suicide game' has experts trying to prove it's murder

Johannesburg - An online suicide game has hit South Africa and authorities are working on a plan to catch the would-be murderers behind this global …

South Africa

Blue Whale claims another life in UP, 13-year old kills self

The killer Blue Whale game claimed yet another victim in Uttar Pradesh when a 13-year old child committed suicide in state's Shamli district, about …

Blue Whale Challenge: 'They are forcing me to commit suicide', boy seeks help on exam answer sheet

Timely action by a school teacher has saved the life of a class 10 boy in Madhya Pradesh's Rajgarh district. The boy had been playing the infamous …

Student terrified of Blue Whale Challenge's final task writes about his misery on answer sheet

The student wrote that he had reached the 49th stage of the deadly game and was being coerced to undertake the last task.<p>A schoolboy apparently …

Mumbai: High Court sets aside PIL on Blue Whale Challenge game

<b>Illustration/Ravi Jadhav</b><p>The Bombay High Court yesterday refused to hear a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a ban on the online suicide game, …

Judiciary

Blue Whale challenge: MP boy stops just short of suicide, reveals distress in answer sheet instead

<b>Raigarh:</b> Amid reports of children ending their life driven by infamous Blue Whale game, a young boy in Madhya Pradesh's Raigarh district, who became …

India

Hanmer kidnap victim fled as masked gunman fired

SAM SHERWOOD, BLAIR ENSOR AND MICHAEL WRIGHT<p>Police search for clues on Tuesday after Andrew Cameron and his family were held at gunpoint in a case of …

Crime

Bombay HC refuses to hear PIL on Blue Whale Challenge as matter is pending before SC

<b>Mumbai:</b> The Bombay High Court on Thursday refused to hear a public interest litigation seeking a ban on the online game 'Blue Whale Challenge' saying …

India

Woman 'arranges son’s murder' after he sexually abused her and other female relatives

A woman has been arrested for organising the murder of her son after he sexually assaulting her and other female family members in the Mumbai suburb …

Crime

Why is 'Blue Whale' hysteria gripping India?

<b>The rumoured internet challenge known as Blue Whale, which has recently been allegedly linked to several suicides by teenagers and young men in India, has set off near panic in the country.</b><p>Police have not confirmed any link with the deaths or even that "Blue Whale" exists, even though it has been …

India

Blue Whale Challenge: Amid concerns, school in Chhattisgarh asks students about online suicide game in exam

Amid concerns and demand to ban Blue Whale Challenge game, a Delhi Public School branch in Chhattisgarh asked students a question about the online …

Education

Blue Whale suicide game hits Joburg

A warning has been issued by a trauma counsellor after the Blue Whale game recently surfaced in Gauteng, <i>Pretoria East Rekord</i> reports.<p>The warning …

News (South Africa)

Pakistani teenager develops an Anti-BlueWhale app

An 18-year-old Pakistani boy has developed an app completely opposite to suicidal Blue Whale Challenge Game.<p>Waseem Gul created this app to help …

West Bengal teenager hospitalised after injuring herself, confessed to playing Blue Whale Challenge

<b>Kolkata:</b> A teenage girl from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district was hospitalised on Sunday after she was found to have injured herself while …

West Bengal

West Bengal teen hospitalised after sustaining injuries while playing the Blue Whale Challenge

A teenage girl from West Bengal's North, 24 Parganas district was hospitalised on Sunday after she was found to have injured herself while playing …

West Bengal

Blue Whale challenge: Chhattisgarh police launch probe as number of cases rise

<b>Raipur</b>: The Chhattisgarh Police has launched a probe into a number of cases suspected to be linked to the Blue Whale challenge in various districts …

Oceans

Blue whale (and calf!) filmed off Pakistan for the first time

In a supersized surprise for local cetacean experts, a massive blue whale with her calf in tow was caught on camera off Pakistan's coast recently. …

Oceans