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Chinese Parents Look Happy With Gaming Restrictions By The Government For Children

Sep 20, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

One in ten minors in China is addicted to the internet, state estimates say. The CCP has capped daily gaming activity for 90 minutes. Experts say, children might resort to social media instead.

Chinese Parents Look Happy With Gaming Restrictions By The Government For Children

Sep 20, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

One in ten minors in China is addicted to the internet, state estimates say. The CCP has capped daily gaming activity for 90 minutes. Experts say, children might resort to social media instead.


China Sets Up Platform To Police Gaming Firm Violations

This follows China’s decision to impose the time limits of just three hours a week for minors to combat internet games addiction in children

China Bans Children From Playing Online Games For More Than Three Hours A Week

Aug 31, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Minors in China can only play games between 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays, weekends and on public holidays starting September 1.


China's Gaming Company Tencent To Review Kids' Use Of WeChat

A lawsuit filed Friday by Beijing prosecutors against a Tencent subsidiary complains the company infringes the 'legitimate rights and interests of minors'.

01 July, 2021

Children Addicted To Phone, But Can’t Ban Online Games: Madras HC

Outlook Web Bureau

The court said it is the policy matter to be looked into by the appropriate governments in the State or the Centre.


28 June, 2021

Is Fantasy Cricket Gambling? Supreme Court Adjourns Dream11 Hearing By Two Weeks

Soumitra Bose

Real Money Gaming has been banned by several states and the PMO is not amused with online games that create mental stress


26 June, 2021

PM Narendra Modi Warns Against Addiction, Will It Impact Real Money Gaming Operators?

Soumitra Bose

Game of skill or chance? Fantasy operator Dream11 faces a Supreme Court Bench on Monday


06 June, 2021

Online Gaming Industry In Doldrums, PMO Seeks To Make Operators Fall In Line

Soumitra Bose

Faced with bans in states and several court cases, the online gaming industry is facing challenging times


14 April, 2021

IPL 2021: Fantasy Cricket Transactions Soar - Why NPCI Is Wary

Soumitra Bose

With fantasy cricket operators allowing 'bets' for as little as Rs 1, the UPI payment system, developed by National Payments Corporation of India, is apparently facing challenges


28 February, 2021

Kerala Issues Notification Banning Online Rummy, But Will It Withstand Legal Scrutiny?

Jay Sayta

Southern states are going hammer and tongs against online rummy and the booming business could be severely impacted this year


04 February, 2021

Two Years Imprisonment For Online Gambling: Tamil Nadu Assembly Introduces Bill To Replace Ordinance

PTI

The Bill envisages amendments to the Tamil Nadu Gaming Act, 1930, The Chennai City Police Act, 1888 and the Tamil Nadu District Police Act, 1859 to ban online gambling


27 January, 2021

Online Gaming: Kerala High Court Issues Notice To Virat Kohli

PTI

Besides Virat Kohli, a division bench, headed by Chief Justice S Manikumar, also issued notices to actors Aju Varghese and Tamanna Bhatia


07 January, 2021

The Rise And Rise Of The Digital World

Ravi Amblee

Are these changes stemming from Covid? Without Covid we would have landed in this virtual lifestyle eventually. Covid has accelerated this pace.


04 December, 2020

Fantasy Cricket Operators Can't Mislead Consumers, Players: IB Ministry

Outlook Web Bureau

During IPL 2020, fantasy operators like Dream11, My11Circle, Paytm and MPL spent big on advertising across media platforms without telling people the hazards of real money gaming


03 December, 2020

Will Computer-Doping And Bans Checkmate Online Chess?

Rajnish Mishra

The pandemic sparked a major surge in online chess, but cheating and bans by several states pose a problem.


23 November, 2020

Good News For Fantasy Cricket In TN, Will Court Ban Sourav Ganguly, Virat Kohli Now?

Soumitra Bose

According to a new Tamil Nadu government ordinance, only rummy and poker have been banned from the state but fantasy sports has been given a nod


20 November, 2020

Cricket Superstars Sourav Ganguly, Virat Kohli Promoting 'Evil', Tamil Nadu Bans Online Gaming

Soumitra Bose

Tamil Nadu has joined Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in banning online gaming activities that involve electronic transfer of funds. Rummy, cricket operators face heat


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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York.

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Paramilitary jawans conduct a route march for Bhabanipur Assembly by-election, in Kolkata.

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Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi meet Governor of Punjab Banwarilal Purohit ahead of the oath taking ceremony for the Punjab Cabinet expansion, in Chandigarh

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