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Huffington Post India closes its portal abruptly

Huffington Post India closes its portal abruptly

New Delhi: In a major development in the online media sector, Huffington Post India has closed its website.

Readers were surprised to read a message of regret which conveyed its abrupt closure.

"As of November 24 HuffPost India will no longer be publishing content. For more great global content, please visit We thank you for your support and readership," read the message.

The website had carried out notable reports and was particularly lauded for its courageous investigative reports.

Ardent readers of the site took into Twitter to mark their shock to the development. Few of the social media accounts attributed the closure to Modi government's cap on FDI in media industry.

Some of the tweets are here:

On November 17, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had issued a detailed notification asking media companies to strictly comply with the 26% cap on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) sanctioned last year.

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