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Mumbai: Local trains resume services, but strictly for essential staff

15 Jun 2020

Mumbai: Local trains resume services, but strictly for essential staff

Shut since March 23, two days before a nationwide lockdown was enforced to contain the transmission of coronavirus, some Mumbai local trains resumed services today, but only to ferry those involved in essential works.

As malls, restaurants reopen, here's what you need to know

07 Jun 2020

As malls, restaurants reopen, here's what you need to know

Monday onwards, India will roll back several lockdown restrictions as part of its plan to "unlock" the nation.

Franklin Templeton MF liquidation: All you need to know

02 Jun 2020

Franklin Templeton MF liquidation: All you need to know

After winding up six debt funds and locking Rs. 30,800 crore of investor money, Franklin Templeton India is gearing up to finalize the liquidation process of the schemes through an e-vote.

Swiggy, Zomato launch alcohol delivery in Jharkhand: Details here

21 May 2020

Swiggy, Zomato launch alcohol delivery in Jharkhand: Details here

Zomato and Swiggy have finally started home delivery of alcohol.

Truecaller gets major revamp with full-screen caller ID, and more

20 May 2020

Truecaller gets major revamp with full-screen caller ID, and more

Swedish caller identification platform Truecaller has announced a major revamp of its app for Android and iOS users.

Jio is also bringing a video-conferencing app: Details here

01 May 2020

Jio is also bringing a video-conferencing app: Details here

As more than a third of the world's population remains under some kind of lockdown, video-conferencing has become the go-to option to connect and interact, be it with colleagues or friends.

No! 'Namaste' is not Indian government's answer to Zoom

22 Apr 2020

No! 'Namaste' is not Indian government's answer to Zoom

A few hours ago, multiple reports suggested that the Indian government has launched a video-conferencing service called 'Namaste' to help people replace Zoom, a virtual meeting app it recently declared 'unsafe'.

Zoom creates 'security council' to fight data privacy concerns

09 Apr 2020

Zoom creates 'security council' to fight data privacy concerns

In light of growing privacy-related concerns, popular video-conferencing service Zoom has announced a new 'information security council and advisory board'.

#21DayLockdown: Arvind Kejriwal promises Delhi won't face shortage of essentials

25 Mar 2020

#21DayLockdown: Arvind Kejriwal promises Delhi won't face shortage of essentials

There will be no shortage of essential commodities during the 21-day lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal assured residents at a press meet a short while ago.

Hackers are infecting PCs, stealing passwords with coronavirus maps

12 Mar 2020

Hackers are infecting PCs, stealing passwords with coronavirus maps

With the worldwide outbreak of coronavirus, organizations have resorted to creating maps indicating the continually evolving situation in every country.

Facing bad network, call drops? File a complaint with TRAI

08 Mar 2020

Facing bad network, call drops? File a complaint with TRAI

With increasing mobile subscribers in India, the cellular network is not as consistent as before. Moreover, the incidents of call drops are also on the rise. But is there something that you can do about these issues?

Bengal man issued voter ID with dog's photo; issue corrected

05 Mar 2020

Bengal man issued voter ID with dog's photo; issue corrected

The Election Commission on Wednesday corrected its error after it issued a voter ID card with the photograph of a dog.

Free calling no excuse for poor service, says TRAI chief

02 Mar 2020

Free calling no excuse for poor service, says TRAI chief

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairperson RS Sharma on Sunday said that telecom companies cannot sidestep accountability on poor service quality by citing free voice calls.

New bug exposes Wi-Fi traffic of billion devices (including phones)

27 Feb 2020

New bug exposes Wi-Fi traffic of billion devices (including phones)

In a major shocker, researchers from antivirus company ESET have raised alarms over a critical security vulnerability plaguing billions of devices around the world.

China launched an app to detect potential coronavirus cases

13 Feb 2020

China launched an app to detect potential coronavirus cases

As the death toll from the outbreak of coronavirus continues to increase, China, the epicenter of the epidemic, is doing everything possible to isolate diseased patients and prevent the infection from spreading.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on Shaheen Bagh and Gunja Kapoor episode

10 Feb 2020

#NewsBytesExclusive: Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on Shaheen Bagh and Gunja Kapoor episode

The Shaheen Bagh protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act should not have been "allowed" to go on for so long, feels Defense analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra.

Auto Expo 2020: Volkswagen showcases its 'intelligent' electric SUV

07 Feb 2020

Auto Expo 2020: Volkswagen showcases its 'intelligent' electric SUV

At the ongoing Auto Expo, German automaker Volkswagen showcased plenty of vehicles, including an 'intelligent' electric SUV concept - I.D. CROZZ.

SC to hear pleas against Shaheen Bagh protest after polls

07 Feb 2020

SC to hear pleas against Shaheen Bagh protest after polls

Two pleas demanding that Shaheen Bagh protest site is vacated were put on hold by the Supreme Court on Friday and will be taken up on Monday, two days after Delhi casts its vote to choose the next Chief Minister.

Coronavirus: 324 Indians evacuated from China; 6 left behind

01 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: 324 Indians evacuated from China; 6 left behind

Early Saturday morning, a special Air India flight flew 324 Indians to Delhi from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

Thousands of Instagram passwords leaked: Details here

31 Jan 2020

Thousands of Instagram passwords leaked: Details here

In a major shocker, thousands of Instagram usernames and passwords have been leaked online.

India registers diplomatic win: EU parliament defers voting on CAA

30 Jan 2020

India registers diplomatic win: EU parliament defers voting on CAA

In what qualifies as a major diplomatic win for India, the European Union Parliament chose to not vote on a resolution against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), for now.

Zoom flaw could have let anyone hijack video conference calls

30 Jan 2020

Zoom flaw could have let anyone hijack video conference calls

Zoom, the favorite video calling solution for enterprises all over the world, had suffered from a critical security flaw.

How Truecaller shows caller ID before the call actually connects

25 Jan 2020

How Truecaller shows caller ID before the call actually connects

Lately, Truecaller, a leading caller ID platform, has been doing something that many people find rather puzzling - showing caller IDs before calls actually connect.

Sensitive photos, videos of thousands of porn actresses leaked online

17 Jan 2020

Sensitive photos, videos of thousands of porn actresses leaked online

In a major shocker, sensitive data of thousands of actresses associated with a porn cam affiliate network has been leaked on the internet.

#CareerBytes: How to get mistakes in GATE-2020 admit card rectified?

08 Jan 2020

#CareerBytes: How to get mistakes in GATE-2020 admit card rectified?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates in the country.

Here's how you can become a PUBG Mobile Beta tester

05 Jan 2020

Here's how you can become a PUBG Mobile Beta tester

If you're an avid PUBG fan and wish to try all the upcoming content and new features before any of your friends, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

2020 iPad Pro to get iPhone 11 Pro-like triple-lens camera

29 Dec 2019

2020 iPad Pro to get iPhone 11 Pro-like triple-lens camera

Apple's updated iPad Pro models, expected to launch sometime in the first half of 2020, will receive some major camera upgrades.

Will consult states before NRC: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

29 Dec 2019

Will consult states before NRC: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad spoke on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and plans of implementing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the nation.

#FraudAlert: This app by Indian techie spoofs emails, steals money

28 Dec 2019

#FraudAlert: This app by Indian techie spoofs emails, steals money

In a shocking case, a 22-year-old Indian techie, Rupesh Bhandari, has been arrested for developing an app capable of spoofing emails and helping fraudsters steal money.

Arrested for sedition, activist Akhil Gogoi's home raided by NIA

26 Dec 2019

Arrested for sedition, activist Akhil Gogoi's home raided by NIA

The National Investigation Agency raided RTI activist and peasant leader Akhil Gogoi's residence in Guwahati, Assam, on Thursday.

Everything you need to know about applying for birth certificate

25 Dec 2019

Everything you need to know about applying for birth certificate

The birth certificate is an important official document that is mandatory for availing various services/benefits offered by the government.

Amid protests, Modi to launch BJP's election campaign in Delhi

22 Dec 2019

Amid protests, Modi to launch BJP's election campaign in Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a mega rally at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan on Sunday, launching the Bharatiya Janata Party's election campaign for the assembly elections next year.

Amazon's Ring camera owners compromised, over 3,500 email-passwords leaked

21 Dec 2019

Amazon's Ring camera owners compromised, over 3,500 email-passwords leaked

It is a bad week for internet giants!

#BugAlert: SonyLIV flaw risked personal emails, phone numbers of users

21 Dec 2019

#BugAlert: SonyLIV flaw risked personal emails, phone numbers of users

SonyLIV, the popular over-the-top streaming service operated by Sony Pictures Networks, had a critical security flaw.

Worst passwords of 2019: Check if yours is there

18 Dec 2019

Worst passwords of 2019: Check if yours is there

In the wake of all the recent leaks and breaches, having a strong password has become critical for every single internet user.

Know Your Bill: What is the Personal Data Protection Bill?

12 Dec 2019

Know Your Bill: What is the Personal Data Protection Bill?

Before the Centre introduced the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, in the Lok Sabha, it proposed sending it to the joint select committee of both the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday.

Droom security flaw risked banking details of millions

10 Dec 2019

Droom security flaw risked banking details of millions

A mere few days after Airtel, Droom, India's leading marketplace for selling used vehicles, has landed into security troubles.

1 out 3 women face harassment on call, says Truecaller

04 Dec 2019

1 out 3 women face harassment on call, says Truecaller

Truecaller has released its annual insights report, giving a glimpse at how spammers have been targeting India and other countries.

Kartarpur Corridor: Pakistan takes U-turn, says Sikhs will need passports

07 Nov 2019

Kartarpur Corridor: Pakistan takes U-turn, says Sikhs will need passports

Days after Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said Sikh pilgrims will not require passports for visiting Kartarpur Gurudwara, the "top brass" of the country "undid" his order.

Sikh pilgrims can visit Kartarpur without passport, announces Imran Khan

01 Nov 2019

Sikh pilgrims can visit Kartarpur without passport, announces Imran Khan

On Friday, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan gave a gift to Sikh pilgrims from India, who are planning to pay a visit to Kartarpur Gurudwara across the border.