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10 arrested for playing PUBG: These are the cities in India where the game is banned
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10 arrested for playing PUBG: These are the cities in India where the game is banned

Surat and Rajkot were the first cities to ban PUBG and PUBG Mobile in India last week.

Ten, including college students, arrested for playing PUBG mobile game in Rajkot despite ban
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Ten, including college students, arrested for playing PUBG mobile game in Rajkot despite ban

Ten people were arrested in Gujarat's Rajkot in the last two days for allegedly playing the PUBG game on their mobile phones despite the police banning it

Momo Challenge: Here are ways parents can deal with such internet hoaxes
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Momo Challenge: Here are ways parents can deal with such internet hoaxes

Warnings about the “Momo challenge” swept Facebook and other social media in recent days.

Momo Challenge targeting kids to cause self-harm surfaces again in YouTube videos
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Momo Challenge targeting kids to cause self-harm surfaces again in YouTube videos

In India, the Momo Challenge has reportedly claimed the life of two children.

Momo Challenge seemingly claims life of second youth four days after Odisha Police issue advisory
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Momo Challenge seemingly claims life of second youth four days after Odisha Police issue advisory

The game involves adding a phone number, believed to belong to a certain ‘Momo’, who uses an image of a scary face as a profile picture, and sends challenges to the user culminating in a suicide dare.

Odisha Police issues advisory on Momo Challenge; asks parents, teachers to monitor children's behaviour, social media activity
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Odisha Police issues advisory on Momo Challenge; asks parents, teachers to monitor children's behaviour, social media activity

Momo Challenge, an online game, features a grotesque image of a girl with her distorted face and bulging eyes, has made headway in several countries.

Momo Challenge: ICSE association in West Bengal warns schools about 'game', suggests awareness drives for parents and students
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Momo Challenge: ICSE association in West Bengal warns schools about 'game', suggests awareness drives for parents and students

The Association has asked schools to organise sensitisation drives among children and their parents about the danger of online games like Momo Challenge and Blue Whale.

West Bengal CID investigates suicides with suspected links to 'Momo Challenge', says most people received 'fake' invitations to play game
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West Bengal CID investigates suicides with suspected links to 'Momo Challenge', says most people received 'fake' invitations to play game

The Momo Challenge has reportedly claimed two lives so far. In the game, players were “challenged” to communicate with an unknown number. Once the initial contact with a user is established, the Momo account sends a number of challenged and activities that are to be completed to meet ‘Momo’. It allegedly involves challenges that encourage children to engage in a series of violent acts that end with suicide.

West Bengal Police suspects 'Momo Challenge' link to two deaths, take precautionary steps against suicide game
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West Bengal Police suspects 'Momo Challenge' link to two deaths, take precautionary steps against suicide game

The 'Momo Challenge' features a creepy image of a girl with a distorted face and eyes bulging out called the "Mother Bird by Link Factory".