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Google removes Taliban app from Play Store

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NEW YORK — Search engine giant Google has confirmed that it has removed an app made by the Taliban from its Play Store that the group had published last week.

A spokesperson for Google confirmed the app has been removed however declined to remark further on the app in question, Mashable reported.

“While we do not comment on specific apps, we can confirm that our policies are designed to provide a great experience for users and developers. That is why we remove apps from Google Play that violate those policies,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying.

Google’s developer policy for the Play Store prohibits apps that promote hate speech, violence and illegal activities.

Initially, SITE — an organisation that tracks the online activity of terrorist organisations, reported the existence of the app on Play Store.

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Flood sweeps away bridge at Barhabise

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CHUTARA — Flood and landslide triggered by the incessant rainfall have swept away a concrete bridge over a local Sandi stream at Barhabise bazaar last night.

It has resulted in disruption of vehicular movement, creating hassles to the people especially from Barhabise municipality and Bhotekoshi rural municipality, said Police Inspector at Area Police Office, Barhabise, Yadav Thapa.

Twenty-two houses of Barhabise bazaar area have been waterlogged after the settlement was flooded.

The Chinese government had constructed the 40-feet long bridge in 2024 BS. Mud and sands have piled up to five feet on the road sides.

Three excavators have been used to remove the landslide debris, added Thapa. Engineer at the Road Division Office, Charikot, said preparation was underway to install a bailey bridge there.

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