Aryan Prakash

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Signal reveals phone numbers of 1,900 users exposed in phishing attack

Signal said that the potentially affected users are being prompted to re-register their numbers and are being encouraged to enable registration lock.

The Signal messaging app logo is seen on a smartphone, in front of the same displayed same logo, in this illustration.(Reuters)
The Signal messaging app logo is seen on a smartphone, in front of the same displayed same logo, in this illustration.(Reuters)
Published on Aug 16, 2022 10:51 AM IST

How to schedule your messages on  Telegram? Follow these steps

Telegram also allows users to delete any messages that are sent or received for both sides in any one-on-one conversation. The users can also clear the entire chat history on both ends. On Telegram, deleted messages do not leave a mark in the chat.

The Telegram application seen on a smartphone.(Bloomberg)
The Telegram application seen on a smartphone.(Bloomberg)
Published on Aug 09, 2022 08:02 AM IST

What is a mutual fund? Here's all you need to know about this investment scheme

Mutual funds often generate a lot of curiosity among professionals who are seeking to invest their hard-earned money for saving purposes. But what exactly is a mutual fund?

Mutual fund is actually pooling of money by a group of people who share a common investment objective. (Representative image)
Mutual fund is actually pooling of money by a group of people who share a common investment objective. (Representative image)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 11:46 AM IST

‘A bad actor took advantage…’: Twitter on reports of users' data sold online

Twitter has said that it will be directly notifying the account users it confirms were affected by the bug. The social media platform has also recommended the users to refrain from adding a publicly known phone number or email address to their Twitter accounts.

Twitter said it received a report through its bug bounty program about vulnerability of the system in January this year(AP)
Twitter said it received a report through its bug bounty program about vulnerability of the system in January this year(AP)
Published on Aug 06, 2022 12:33 PM IST

North Korean malware group breaching Gmail accounts? Here's what Google replied

According to the US Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, Kimsuki is a North Korean group which uses spearphishing to target users in the United States, Europe and South Korea.

The United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in a report has described about Kimsuki, a North Korean Advanced Persistent Threat Group (APTG).(Getty Images/ Representational photo)
The United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in a report has described about Kimsuki, a North Korean Advanced Persistent Threat Group (APTG).(Getty Images/ Representational photo)
Published on Aug 06, 2022 10:00 AM IST

How to book an Uber ride using WhatsApp in Delhi-NCR? Follow these steps

Uber said that riders will get access to the same safety features and insurance protections as those who book trips via the Uber app. As for WhatsApp, it will inform the rider about the safety guidelines including how to reach Uber in case of emergencies.

WhatsApp and Uber said they succesfully tested the  pilot in Lucknow.
WhatsApp and Uber said they succesfully tested the  pilot in Lucknow.
Published on Aug 04, 2022 12:08 PM IST

Gurugram resident claims his Noida house ‘grabbed’; tenant says case in court

Gurugram-based Rohit Mathur, the president of Usha International, has claimed that his tenant has refused to vacate his property leased to him even after the expiry of rent deed. The latter has accused the corporate honcho of threatening him. 

Gurugram-based corporate executive has alleged that his tenant has been forcibly occupying the property.(Rohit Mathur)
Gurugram-based corporate executive has alleged that his tenant has been forcibly occupying the property.(Rohit Mathur)
Published on Aug 02, 2022 05:20 PM IST

Sheryl Sandberg officially steps down as Meta COO. 5 things to know about her

Sheryl Sandberg, 52, will continue to serve as the member of the board and will receive compensation as a ‘non-employee director pursuant to the Company’s Director Compensation Policy’.

Sheryl Sandberg with Meta co-founder Mark Zuckerberg(AFP)
Sheryl Sandberg with Meta co-founder Mark Zuckerberg(AFP)
Published on Aug 02, 2022 05:03 PM IST

WhatsApp banned 22 lakh Indian accounts in June this year: Report

In its monthly report under the IT Rules, 2021, WhatsApp lists out the accounts against which it took action on the basis of complaints from the users.

Messaging platform WhatsApp banned 22 lakh accounts in June.(Representational image)
Messaging platform WhatsApp banned 22 lakh accounts in June.(Representational image)
Updated on Aug 02, 2022 04:05 PM IST

Made In India air purifier can ‘deactivate’ Covid-19 in a minute?

The air purifier has been developed by Delhi-based startup AiRTH jointly at IIT Kanpur and IIT Bombay. On Twitter, IIT Kanpur said, "Having been tested at CSIR-IMTECH, it has proven to be able to deactivate SARS-CoV-2 virus with an efficacy of 99.9% within just 1 minute".

The AiRTH's air purifier has been developed jointly at IIT Kanpur and IIT Bombay.
The AiRTH's air purifier has been developed jointly at IIT Kanpur and IIT Bombay.
Updated on Jul 29, 2022 04:45 PM IST

Is your WhatsApp account safe? Check out messaging app's security measures

There have been widespread concerns among users whether chats and personal information they share are safe.

WhatsApp says it has introduced new features to make the app safe for users.
WhatsApp says it has introduced new features to make the app safe for users.
Updated on Jul 28, 2022 05:52 PM IST

ITR: Are you a salaried employee? You should use this form for income tax return

Income Tax return: The income tax department on Monday said more than three crore ITR have been filed through the e-filing portal till date for the financial year 2021-22. 

The last date to file Income Tax return is July 31.(Representative Image)
The last date to file Income Tax return is July 31.(Representative Image)
Published on Jul 26, 2022 05:01 PM IST

NASA's universe images flashed on screens at iconic Times Square | Video

NASA hailed the pictures as a milestone to mark a new era of astronomical exploration, Reuters reported. The $9 billion infrared telescope was launched on December 25 last year. It reached its destination in solar orbit nearly 1 million miles from Earth a month later.

The first images from the James Webb Space Telescope released by NASA are visible on Morgan Stanley's sign at Times Square in New York.(Twitter/Morgan Stanley)
The first images from the James Webb Space Telescope released by NASA are visible on Morgan Stanley's sign at Times Square in New York.(Twitter/Morgan Stanley)
Published on Jul 13, 2022 02:39 PM IST

Nagaland minister's tweet on World Population Day leaves ‘singles’ overjoyed

Nagaland tribal affairs minister Temjen Imna Along's speech on stereotypes that the people of North East India face had gone viral a few days ago.

Nagaland minister Temjen Imna Along.(Twitter/Temjen Imna Along)
Nagaland minister Temjen Imna Along.(Twitter/Temjen Imna Along)
Published on Jul 11, 2022 05:09 PM IST

Watch: Imran Khan storms out of presser, his fans & critics fight on Twitter

Imran Khan has come under fire over the violence unleashed on the streets in several cities by his supporters and PTI workers during the Azadi March on Wednesday. He and several senior PTI leaders have been booked in separate cases of arson and vandalism. 

Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan,(AFP)
Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan,(AFP)
Published on May 27, 2022 10:22 PM IST

‘Hard to believe…’: Kindergartens in Kyiv reduced to debris due to war

Ukrainian authorities said the Russian forces escalated attacks ahead of the May 9 celebrations marking Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in the Second World War. 

The ruins of a kindergarten school in Kyiv destroyed during the Russia-Ukraine war. (Mikhail Palinchak/Instagram)
The ruins of a kindergarten school in Kyiv destroyed during the Russia-Ukraine war. (Mikhail Palinchak/Instagram)
Published on May 07, 2022 05:47 PM IST

'Arrest those…': Brinda Karat on Delhi's Jahangirpuri violence, demolition drive

Speaking exclusively to Hindustan Times' Kumkum Chadha, CPM Politburo member Brinda Karat alleged an illegal procession with members armed with swords and pistols was allowed to gather at a mosque in Delhi's Jahangirpuri on April 16.

Brinda Karat in front of a bulldozer during the demolition of shops in New Delhi's Jahangirpuri in New Delhi.(AP)
Brinda Karat in front of a bulldozer during the demolition of shops in New Delhi's Jahangirpuri in New Delhi.(AP)
Published on May 01, 2022 02:23 PM IST

PTI financer accuses Imran Khan Niazi of corruption, threatens to expose him

Farah Khan, the friend of Imran Khan's wife Bushra Bibi has been accused of corruption by opposition leaders. According to Pak media report, she left Pakistan for Dubai earlier on Sunday.

A file photo of Imran Khan seated with his wife Bushra Bibi.(Twitter/PTI Official)
A file photo of Imran Khan seated with his wife Bushra Bibi.(Twitter/PTI Official)
Published on Apr 04, 2022 07:58 PM IST

Who is controlling Pakistan tonight?

There is no clarity on who is ruling Pakistan. GHQ Rawalpindi has denied any role in the political events in the country. The opposition has declared Shehbaz Sharif as the PM. The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing till tomorrow. 

Who is controlling Pakistan tonight? Imran Khan, Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa or Shehbaz Sharif?
Who is controlling Pakistan tonight? Imran Khan, Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa or Shehbaz Sharif?
Published on Apr 03, 2022 08:27 PM IST

Independent foreign policy doesn't mean being anti-India, says Pak PM Imran Khan

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan during his address to the nation claimed that he had tried to maintain an independent foreign policy that would benefit his citizens.

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan addressing the nation. (PTV Grab)
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan addressing the nation. (PTV Grab)
Published on Mar 31, 2022 10:04 PM IST

Imran Khan to address nation, on his way out

Imran Khan's address to the nation comes amid ally Muttahida Qaumi Movement ratified agreement with the opposition. Two MQM ministers have quit the cabinet. 

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan.
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan.
Updated on Mar 30, 2022 05:42 PM IST

2 more members quit, Oppn claims Imran Khan using ‘witch-craft’ to save govt

PML-N leader Shehbaz Sharif in an interview to a Pakistani TV channel claimed tonnes of chickens were being burnt at the residence of Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan

A file photo of Imran Khan with his wife Bushra Maneka
A file photo of Imran Khan with his wife Bushra Maneka
Published on Mar 29, 2022 05:47 PM IST

No-confidence motion against Imran Khan tabled in Pak Assembly

The Pakistan National Assembly has been adjourned till March 31, which means that voting must take after three days but end before the seventh day. After the tabling of no-confidence motion, the constitution of Pakistan does not allow the PM to dissolve the house and call for fresh elections

Imran Khan needs support of 17 more members to defeat the no-confidence motion
Imran Khan needs support of 17 more members to defeat the no-confidence motion
Published on Mar 28, 2022 06:11 PM IST

Fresh attempt to assassinate President Zelenskyy foiled, claims Ukrainian media

Russia-Ukraine war: According to a Ukraine media report, a military group of 25 people led by the Russian special forces was captured near the Slovakia-Hungary border and its goal was to eliminate Zelenskyy

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy(AP)
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy(AP)
Published on Mar 28, 2022 04:58 PM IST

Imran Khan blames foreign hand for trying to topple his govt

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan during his rally in Islamabad said he had a letter as an evidence to prove that money was being paid to remove his government.

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan addresses a public rally as he battles to save his post in the wake of a no-confidence motion by the Opposition, in Islamabad on Sunday. (ANI/PTV Grab)
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan addresses a public rally as he battles to save his post in the wake of a no-confidence motion by the Opposition, in Islamabad on Sunday. (ANI/PTV Grab)
Published on Mar 27, 2022 09:56 PM IST

Russia-Ukraine war: Kharkiv metro turns into bomb shelter, hosts concert | Video

Kharkiv has been attacked by Russian forces since the start of the invasion and has come under repeated shelling of its residential buildings and critical infrastructure.

The Kharkiv metro has turned into a bomb shelter(Twitter/Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ukraine)
The Kharkiv metro has turned into a bomb shelter(Twitter/Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ukraine)
Published on Mar 27, 2022 05:05 PM IST

Odisha municipal poll results: What this win means for Naveen Patnaik's BJD

The Biju Janata Dal had also won the recently-concluded panchayat elections, winning 766 of 852 seats and forming zilla parishads in all the districts.

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik flashes victory sign after his party Biju Janata Dal swept the urban local body polls(HT Photo)
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik flashes victory sign after his party Biju Janata Dal swept the urban local body polls(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 26, 2022 08:35 PM IST

Delhi budget: Here's how funds were allocated for education over five years

The Delhi government in its 2022 budget has announced setting up a boarding schools for homeless children and science museum in a city school. 

A file photo of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, deputy CM Manish Sisodia and health minister Satyendar Jain interact with students at Rajkiya Kanya Vidyalaya.(ANI)
A file photo of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, deputy CM Manish Sisodia and health minister Satyendar Jain interact with students at Rajkiya Kanya Vidyalaya.(ANI)
Published on Mar 26, 2022 05:35 PM IST

Properties of those sheltering terrorists being attached, says J&K Police

The J&K police's announcement comes in wake of a surge in terrorist attacks in Srinagar in recent days. Two police personnel were injured in a grenade attack on a checkpoint in Rainawari area on Wednesday. On Tuesday, a police constable was killed in gunbattle with terrorists in Soura area

Police conducting a search operation at the Zoonimar area of Srinagar where the encounter took place on Tuesday.(HT/Waseem Andrabi)
Police conducting a search operation at the Zoonimar area of Srinagar where the encounter took place on Tuesday.(HT/Waseem Andrabi)
Published on Mar 24, 2022 10:03 PM IST

3 Pakistani soldiers killed in cross-border attack by Tehreek-i-Taliban

The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan through leaflets has been asking people in Afghanistan's Khost province to support its ‘jihad' in Pakistan. The TTP has been fighting the Pakistan regime since 2007

The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility for the cross border attack on Pakistan Army(Reuters)
The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility for the cross border attack on Pakistan Army(Reuters)
Published on Mar 24, 2022 09:00 PM IST
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