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The number of tests conducted per million people in rural districts was 14,880, compared with 26,115 tests per million in urban districts(REUTERS PHOTO)

What data tells us about testing in urban and rural India

Hindustan Times | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 10:25 PM IST
Even though the headline testing figures are lower in rural India, it may largely be better placed in terms of testing strategy than urban areas
Although nearly every second district in the country is classified as a green zone, these districts are home to only a third of India’s population, according to the 2011 Census.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Although nearly every second district in the country is classified as a green zone, these districts are home to only a third of India’s population, according to the 2011 Census.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Areas not affected by Covid-19 mostly in rural areas: Data

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 07:48 PM IST
The government on April 15 classified 170 districts as Covid-19 hotspots -- those which have reported large outbreaks or multiple clusters of cases -- and 207 other districts as non-hotspot areas, those where only limited clusters of cases were reported.
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Chandigarh schools to face action if students’ data is leaked

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2020 01:24 AM IST
Adviser Parida wrote to the education dept after it was found that coaching centres have access to data of students
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GOOD GOVERNANCE INDEX: Capt hits back, says data used in report relates to SAD-BJP regime

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2019 10:46 PM IST
Referring to the GGI report released by the Government of India on December 25, Amarinder said the data used to prepare the index dated back to financial years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17, when the state was under the regime of the Akalis and the BJP
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Mumbai got 35% of its donor hearts from other cities: Data

Hindustan Times | By Rupsa Chakraborty, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 05:18 PM IST
Prejudices, lack of awareness to blame, say docs; call for organ pledge policy
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Fabrication of data in research journals: PGI doctor censured, another exonerated

By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2019 12:22 AM IST
Students with teacher(HT File)
Students with teacher(HT File)

73% seats reserved for poor students in Delhi’s private schools filled, shows data

UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 07:15 AM IST
According to the Right to Education Act, 2009, private schools, excluding minority institutions, should reserve 25% seats for students belonging to EWS/DG groups in all entry level classes (nursery, kindergarten, and class 1) and provide free and compulsory elementary education to them.
Legacy papers refer to electoral rolls up to March 25, 1971, and the first NRC published in 1951 — all of which have been digitised and published by the NRC secretariat.(HT Photo)
Legacy papers refer to electoral rolls up to March 25, 1971, and the first NRC published in 1951 — all of which have been digitised and published by the NRC secretariat.(HT Photo)

Assam releases NRC data on inclusion, exclusion, claims rampant misuse of ‘legacy’ data

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 12:43 AM IST
The Supreme Court, which is monitoring the NRC update exercise aimed at weeding out illegal immigrants, has extended the deadline by a month from the earlier date of July 31 to complete the process.
The accused bought the contact details of US citizens and then duped them of approximately ₹1.5 crore(REUTERS)
The accused bought the contact details of US citizens and then duped them of approximately ₹1.5 crore(REUTERS)

Fake call centre busted in Goregaon: Gang stole US citizens’ data, duped them of 1.5 crore

Hindustan Times | By Jayprakash Naidu, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 12:02 AM IST
Police suspect the data of US citizens may have been leaked by some private bank
Describing it as a “national security issue”, Tharoor said he would urge the government to introduce a comprehensive legal framework to protect fundamental right to privacy and and save democracy of the country.(HT Photo)
Describing it as a “national security issue”, Tharoor said he would urge the government to introduce a comprehensive legal framework to protect fundamental right to privacy and and save democracy of the country.(HT Photo)

TikTok illegally collecting data received by China: Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 09:12 PM IST
In the age of smart phones, apps, social media and the internet, India is generating mind-boggling data, and it can be exploited by vested interests to engage in profiling, to make profits and for political control, he said.
Prior to detection, the attacker was able to exfiltrate 23 files amounting to approximately 500 megabytes of data, the report from NASA’s Office of inspector General said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Prior to detection, the attacker was able to exfiltrate 23 files amounting to approximately 500 megabytes of data, the report from NASA’s Office of inspector General said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A year later, NASA finds hacker used $35 computer to steal restricted data

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 09:03 AM IST
NASA came to question the integrity of its Deep Space Network data “and temporarily disconnected several space flight-related systems from the JPL network.”
With disposal of only 6.1 % cases, Sikkim is at the last spot. The MHA portal, however, does not mention the number of cases each police force registered.(HT Photo)
With disposal of only 6.1 % cases, Sikkim is at the last spot. The MHA portal, however, does not mention the number of cases each police force registered.(HT Photo)

Delhi police solved 58.3% rape cases in 2 months, shows data

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 05:31 AM IST
According to the amendment to the Criminal Law Act, 2018, pertaining to such cases, it is mandatory for investigating agencies to file charge sheet in court and complete investigation within two months.
The regulator said Tinder had shared with them information about the company.(AFP File Photo/Representative Image)
The regulator said Tinder had shared with them information about the company.(AFP File Photo/Representative Image)

Russia now requires Tinder to provide user data to intelligence agencies

Moscow, Russia | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 04:54 PM IST
The Russian Communications Oversight Agency published a new list of online services operating in Russia that are required to provide user data on demand to Russian authorities, including the FSB security agency.
Data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) a few days ago revealed that industry witnessed lowest passenger growth rate since June 2014 in March this year.(PTI FILE)
Data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) a few days ago revealed that industry witnessed lowest passenger growth rate since June 2014 in March this year.(PTI FILE)

Delhi’s IGI airport records lowest passenger growth, says data

UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 03:06 AM IST
According to data released by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), Delhi airport handled 69.23 million passengers in 2018-19, 5.4% more than the previous year.
The state government lists 47 plague deaths between 2014 and 2017; and , as reported by Hindustan Times in August 2017(HT Photo)
The state government lists 47 plague deaths between 2014 and 2017; and , as reported by Hindustan Times in August 2017(HT Photo)

Plague killed 3 in 2017, says data; clerical error claim health officials

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 07:41 AM IST
The only other plague outbreak after 2000 was reported in 2002 in Himachal Pradesh, with 16 cases and four deaths.
This could be one of the questions enumerators of the 2021 Census may throw at you, officials aware of the matter said on condition of anonymity.(Gettyimages)
This could be one of the questions enumerators of the 2021 Census may throw at you, officials aware of the matter said on condition of anonymity.(Gettyimages)

Data on intellectual exploration set to delay census process

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 09:45 AM IST
The TAC comprises former Registrars General of India (RGIs), experts and demographers.
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CIC directs census body to file affidavit saying it has no information about OBC caste data

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 03:48 PM IST
Several groups have been demanding caste-based census to press for their demands of proportionate representation in government services.
Nirav Modi’s servers were shut down, leading to a wipe out of any possible incriminating information(HT Photo)
Nirav Modi’s servers were shut down, leading to a wipe out of any possible incriminating information(HT Photo)

Nirav Modi’s servers shut down, data deleted after income tax search in 2017

Hindustan Times | By Charul Shah, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2019 11:59 PM IST
The shutting down of the servers prevented agencies from acquiring the digital evidence
NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar speaks to the media in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI/Twitter)
NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar speaks to the media in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI/Twitter)

Report claiming 45-year high in unemployment not verified: Niti Aayog

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 07:29 PM IST
Niti Aayog vice chairman Rajiv Kumar has clarified that a report stating that the country’s unemployment levels hit a 45-year-high is “not verified” and that the “data is still being processed”.
Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps against ‘data colonisation’, specially by global corporations, stating that Indian data must be owned by Indians.(PTI)
Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps against ‘data colonisation’, specially by global corporations, stating that Indian data must be owned by Indians.(PTI)

‘Indian data must be owned by Indians,’ Mukesh Ambani urges PM Modi at Vibrant Gujarat Summit

Gandhinagar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 03:41 PM IST
Invoking Mahatma Gandhi’s movement against political colonisation, Ambani said India now needs a new movement against data colonisation.
(Representative image)
(Representative image)

German politicians’ data published online, Merkel unaffected

Press Trust of India | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 05:49 PM IST
Although it reportedly includes personal information such as cellphone numbers, addresses, internal party communications and in some cases bills and credit card details — some of the data years old — there seem to be no politically sensitive documents.
She number of Indian visitors travelling to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations over the coming five years will create an extra 10.8 million room nights, as Indians are among the world’s highest spenders per visit made abroad, according to new data.(Representational Image)
She number of Indian visitors travelling to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations over the coming five years will create an extra 10.8 million room nights, as Indians are among the world’s highest spenders per visit made abroad, according to new data.(Representational Image)

Indian tourists among world’s highest spenders abroad: Data

Dubai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2018 09:10 PM IST
Indian tourists are among the world’s highest spenders per visit made abroad, with visitor spend expected to increase from USD 23 billion in 2018 to USD 45 billion by 2022.
As things stand, data collected from individuals is owned and manipulated by the companies that collect it (such as Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon – the much vaunted GAFA oligopoly – and others such as ride sharing, food delivery, grocery apps, etc ).(AP)
As things stand, data collected from individuals is owned and manipulated by the companies that collect it (such as Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon – the much vaunted GAFA oligopoly – and others such as ride sharing, food delivery, grocery apps, etc ).(AP)

Why data is the new oil

UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2018 06:03 PM IST
But a lot more needs to be done in terms of protection and localisation if India is to use the resource of data effectively in the future
Vijay Shekhar Sharma Founder and CEO,Paytm, photographed in his office at Noida.(Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
Vijay Shekhar Sharma Founder and CEO,Paytm, photographed in his office at Noida.(Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

Paytm employee allegedly steals data from CEO’s laptop, demands 20 crore

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Tanmayee Tyagi
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2018 09:38 AM IST
The woman employee had access to Sharma’s personal laptop and had allegedly stolen the data and was blackmailing him to cough up 20 crore.
DLF 1 station house officer Sanjeev Kumar said the theft bid was planned and could be the handiwork of professionals as no fingerprints were found at the scene of crime.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
DLF 1 station house officer Sanjeev Kumar said the theft bid was planned and could be the handiwork of professionals as no fingerprints were found at the scene of crime.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Cash, hard drive, data stolen from DLF1 office, cops suspect insider

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 02:31 PM IST
DLF 1 station house officer Sanjeev Kumar said the theft bid was planned and could be the handiwork of professionals as no fingerprints were found at the scene of crime.
Authorities seized 8,000 kg of shark fins in the first week of September.(ANI/TWITTER)
Authorities seized 8,000 kg of shark fins in the first week of September.(ANI/TWITTER)

Maha to collate data on smugglers, wild animals to curb illicit trade

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2018 11:47 PM IST
Agencies handling cases related to wildlife crimes have been directed to submit details to Wildlife Crime Control Bureau
The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, northern France.(Reuters)
The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, northern France.(Reuters)

Amazon probes allegations of staff leaking confidential data to companies for bribes

AFP, San Francisco | By Agence France Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 10:23 AM IST
According to a Wall Street Journal report, employees of the e-retailer sell internal data and other confidential information -- usually through intermediaries -- to merchants who sell their goods on the US giant’s website.
The police said the businessmen had been identified and efforts were on to find and question them.(Representative Photo)
The police said the businessmen had been identified and efforts were on to find and question them.(Representative Photo)

3 persons booked in Gurugram for stealing sensitive data from realty firm

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 03:41 AM IST
According to the police, the complaint stated that, the accused tampered with electronic records of the company to access confidential information, before sharing it with a competitor.
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi, India.(HT File Photo)
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi, India.(HT File Photo)

Data scant on criminal leaders: Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 11:19 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday said the Centre was “underprepared” in furnishing details of MPs and MLAs who have criminal cases against them and expressed displeasure over not providing sufficient data
While 1,343, such complaints were received in 2016 and 1,954 in 2017, in 2018, till August 6, 1,470 such complaints were received, which is up 2017’s weekly average by 30%.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
While 1,343, such complaints were received in 2016 and 1,954 in 2017, in 2018, till August 6, 1,470 such complaints were received, which is up 2017’s weekly average by 30%.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Debit, credit card cons rise 30% in Gurugram as frauds target data

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Nikhil M Babu, Gurugram
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 12:55 PM IST
Cops urge residents to be vigilant as credit-debit card, banking frauds account for 59.2% of the total 2,482 complaints received this year; say such frauds to rise with use of internet.
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