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  • Rajasthan: Teacher saved class 9 student from Blue Whale Challenge dare

    Sikar/Jaipur: A class 9 student of Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district who had reached advanced stages of the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ was prevented from taking the fatal plunge, thanks to a prompt intervention by his teacher. The boy claimed three of his classmates were also playing the controversial game, Jhunjhunu district collector, Dinesh Kumar Yadav said today.

  • Blue Whale Challenge: Teen hanged himself in Panchkula

    Chandigarh: In another case suspected to be linked to the notorious online game Blue Whale Challenge, a 17-year-old boy allegedly hanged himself in Panchkula, police said today. The body of the teenager, who studied at a Chandigarh school, was found hanging from the ceiling at his home on Saturday, Panchkula DCP Manbir Singh said over the phone.

  • Blue Whale strikes Pakistani teenagers

    Islamabad, The Blue Whale Challenge has reportedly struck Pakistani teenagers as several have admitted to suffer from severe depression after playing the macabre online game, the health authorities said.

  • Thane police issue Blue Whale advisory to parents, schools

    Mumbai: With more and more reports of youngsters attempting suicide in various parts of India while playing the Blue Whale challenge, the Thane police has issued an advisory to parents and teachers on how to deal with the menace.

  • Student rescued from suspected Blue Whale game

    Balasore: A student of industrial Training Institute (ITI) was admitted to hospital for his alleged involvement with the deadly online Blue WhaleChallenge game, police said today. On getting information from the principal of the government-run institution about abnormal behaviour of the student, police yesterday got the 17-year-old student admitted to hospital, a police official said. There was no sign of any self-inflicted injury in his body, though he appeared to have been

  • Blue Whale: Smart phones banned in Lucknow schools

    Lucknow : Use of smart phones by children in schools has been banned in the state capital by the Education Department here in a bid to keep them away from the ‘Blue Whale Challenge, an online dare game linked to teen deaths across the world.

  • Bhopal: Smart Phones: Parents caught in a bind

    Bhopal: The Blue Whale scare has again brought centre stage the issue of children and young adults getting hooked to Smart Phones. A recent study said that children are now so addicted to their mobile phones that without it they feel as if they have lost a limb. Some say that they feel ‘cutoff’ from the rest of the world if they don’t have their phones with them.

  • Another suicide suspected due to Blue Whale game in Uttar Pradesh

    Lucknow: A 14-year-old boy allegedly hanged himself in his room here and police were probing if the incident is linked to the Blue Whale Challenge, an online dare game that has been linked to hundreds of teen deaths across the world. The body of Aditya Vardhan was found hanging in his room in Indira Nagar yesterday, police said. His friends said he was playing the dreaded game on his mobile for the

  • Facebook takes on online suicide challenges

    New Delhi: At a time when reports of suicides linked to the Blue Whale challenge internet game are sending shock waves through the country, Facebook on Friday said it is working with suicide prevention partners to collect phrases, hashtags and group names associated with online challenges encouraging self-harm or suicide.

  • Bhopal: Police to take CERT help following Damoh student suicide

    Bhopal: The police will take help of Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-in) to know the details about the death of the student in Damoh district on Sunday. IG intelligence Makrand Deouskar said it was reported that many students were playing the Blue Whale game. In MP two incidents had been reported in which one student was saved before committing suicide, but in another case Damoh’s Swastik allegedly committed suicide on Sunday.

  • 17-year-old Russian girl, alleged mastermind behind Blue Whale Game, held

    Moscow: A 17-year-old Russian girl, accused of being the mastermind behind the infamous Blue Whale Game, has been arrested. The Russian Police officers have detained the teenager, who is accused of being the mastermind behind the game, which

  • Blue Whale strikes again: Suicide in Madurai, hospitalised in Guwahati

    Chennai/Guwahati: A 19-year-old college student, Vignesh, from Madurai is suspected to be the first victim in Tamil Nadu of the macabre online game Blue Whale, police said on Thursday. And a Class X student in Guwahati was admitted to the medical college in Assam’s capital after he showed abnormal behaviour.

  • Blue Whale Challenge: How a considerate cop saved 17-year-old from deadly game

    ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ is the latest viral online suicide game in India, which has already claimed many lives of teenagers. But, on Tuesday, one such suicide was averted by Indore deputy inspector general Harinarayanchari Mishra. Mishra saved the life of 17-year-old boy who was scared and depressed while playing the deadly online game.

  • ‘Blue Whale’ claims first victim in Tamil Nadu

    Chennai: A 19-year-old college student Vignesh in Madurai is suspected to be the first victim in Tamil Nadu of the macabre online game Blue Whale, police said.  According to the police, the second year B.Com was found hanging at his home by his father on Wednesday evening.

  • Blue Whale Challenge: Madurai teen commits suicide

    Chennai: A 19-year-old college student Vignesh in Madurai is suspected to be the first victim in Tamil Nadu of the macabre online game Blue Whale, police said.