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Noida cops, Google Maps help reunite differently-abled boy with family

The reunion was made possible following a counselling session at the shelter home and efforts of the Noida Police's Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU), who traced the boy's remote village using Google Maps, they said.
To ensure that the child actually belonged to Manni Kheda village, the AHTU team contacted the local Nakhasa police station in Sambhal and through them reached out to the village headman.(PTI file photo. Representative image)
To ensure that the child actually belonged to Manni Kheda village, the AHTU team contacted the local Nakhasa police station in Sambhal and through them reached out to the village headman.(PTI file photo. Representative image)
Published on Jun 03, 2021 02:16 PM IST
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Israel-Palestine conflict: Why densely-populated Gaza blurry on Google Maps?

  • The low-resolution satellite images of Gaza, one of the most densely populated places on Earth, on Google Maps makes it difficult to even identify the buildings in some cases.
The satellite images of Pyongyang (R), North Korea's secretive capital, are of far better quality than that of Gaza City (L).(Google Earth)
The satellite images of Pyongyang (R), North Korea's secretive capital, are of far better quality than that of Gaza City (L).(Google Earth)
Published on May 17, 2021 09:26 PM IST
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By | Written by Kunal Gaurav | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

A Goa state of mind

The sunshine state is tasked with dispelling the darkness of the year
As the sun threatens to set, you spot yoga fiends contorting their bodies so expertly, it looks like an act of open aggression against the resolutely inflexible(Parth Garg)
As the sun threatens to set, you spot yoga fiends contorting their bodies so expertly, it looks like an act of open aggression against the resolutely inflexible(Parth Garg)
Published on Dec 20, 2020 07:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRehana Munir

Instagram app crashes worry Android users

The online photo-sharing and social networking service, according to website Downdetector.com, has been facing problems since 4:00 PM (IST) and several users on Twitter are currently tweeting that the services have not been restored completely.
The Instagram application is seen on a phone screen.(REUTERS)
The Instagram application is seen on a phone screen.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 18, 2020 08:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Google launches new features to help locate nearest voting locations

Google’s new features will help citizens in the US locate voting locations(AP)
Google’s new features will help citizens in the US locate voting locations(AP)
Published on Oct 16, 2020 04:24 PM IST
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Bengaluru | ByReuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

20-yr-old attempts to meet girlfriend in Pakistan, gets caught by BSF near border

Siddiqui Mohammad Zishan had befriended the girl on Facebook and both of them had been in constant touch on social media via Facebook and Whatsapp. He wanted to go to Pakistan and had tried to use Google Maps for navigation.
The young man was apprehended about 1.5 kilometres away from the Indo-Pakistan international border based on information shared by the Crime Branch of Maharashtra Police.(HT PHOTO.)
The young man was apprehended about 1.5 kilometres away from the Indo-Pakistan international border based on information shared by the Crime Branch of Maharashtra Police.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Jul 17, 2020 05:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Delhi govt launches dedicated website for Covid-19 updates

The website — DelhiFightsCorona.in — would act as a single-window with detailed lists and geo-locations of containment zones, testing facilities, ration shops, temporary relief centres and hunger relief centres of the Delhi government, the statement said.
The website would also have a daily tracker of the number of Covid-19 cases and the testing statistics of the Capital. (Photo by Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The website would also have a daily tracker of the number of Covid-19 cases and the testing statistics of the Capital. (Photo by Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 30, 2020 04:59 AM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 PM: Amid Covid-19 pandemic, doctor BJP MPs are returning to hospitals and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Updated on Apr 06, 2020 08:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

News updates from Hindustan Times at 5 PM: Covid-19 lockdown chokes farm-to-fork supply, could hit India hard and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you at 5 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The farm-to-fork supply chain has been disrupted by the coronavirus lockdown.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
The farm-to-fork supply chain has been disrupted by the coronavirus lockdown.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 28, 2020 04:56 PM IST
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Man makes grand marriage proposal, it shows up on Google Maps

The man was surprised to learn that the proposal is showing up on Google Maps.
Marriage proposal seen on Google Maps.(Google Maps)
Marriage proposal seen on Google Maps.(Google Maps)
Updated on Feb 13, 2020 01:20 PM IST
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Berlin | ByAssociated Press

News updates from Hindustan Times: Manoj Tiwari alleges Kejriwal defiled Hanuman idol, AAP leader says god belongs to all and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Manoj Tiwari, the chief of the BJP’s Delhi unit, targeted chief minister Arvind Kejriwal over his temple visit on Friday.((Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo))
Manoj Tiwari, the chief of the BJP’s Delhi unit, targeted chief minister Arvind Kejriwal over his temple visit on Friday.((Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo))
Updated on Feb 08, 2020 12:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

News updates from Hindustan Times at 5 PM: Sajjad Lone and Mehbooba Mufti’s close aide released from detention in J-K and all the latest news at this hour

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
People’s Conference chairman Sajjad Gani Lone was released from preventive detention on Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020.(HT File)
People’s Conference chairman Sajjad Gani Lone was released from preventive detention on Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020.(HT File)
Updated on Feb 05, 2020 04:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

This Uttarakhand police app will alert you before blind turns on roads

He also said the application would have the details of the number of blind turns in all the 13 districts of the state.
The application, “Meri Yatra”, is likely to be launched on January 31 and would alert drivers about the 673 accident-prone blind turns identified by the police across the state.(uttarakhandtourism.gov.in)
The application, “Meri Yatra”, is likely to be launched on January 31 and would alert drivers about the 673 accident-prone blind turns identified by the police across the state.(uttarakhandtourism.gov.in)
Published on Jan 18, 2020 04:38 PM IST
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Social robots may be conflict mediators, here’s why

The study was designed to look at virtual agents as potential mediators to improve team collaboration during conflict mediation.
Social robots may be conflict mediators, here’s why.(Unsplash)
Social robots may be conflict mediators, here’s why.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 09:31 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Commuters to get real time traffic updates from Google

According to traffic officials, the tie-up was done so that commuters would know possible route diversions through Google maps and take alternative routes.
Based on information shared by the Gurugram traffic police, Google will update its maps immediately,” said Subhash Boken, public relation officer of the Gurugram police.(HT image)
Based on information shared by the Gurugram traffic police, Google will update its maps immediately,” said Subhash Boken, public relation officer of the Gurugram police.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 11:34 AM IST
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Lovers of Tuscany’s Rosignano Solvay beach have nearby factory to thank

The beach, about four kilometres (two-and-a-half miles) long, is named after the Solvay factory, which produces soda ash for making glass as well as sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda.
Lovers of Tuscany’s Rosignano Solvay beach have nearby factory to thank.(@sergio.photography/Instagram)
Lovers of Tuscany’s Rosignano Solvay beach have nearby factory to thank.(@sergio.photography/Instagram)
Updated on Aug 28, 2019 10:09 AM IST
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Rosignano Solvay-Castiglioncello, Italy | ByAgence France-Presse

Hyundai Venue among first affordable connected cars, but rein in expectations

The Venue is great when its technology works, but it will be a while before vehicular technology like this delivers a seamless experience in India
The system combines telematics and connectivity features. You will notice the large map on the display right away, and though it does a decent job, we wouldn’t suggest relying solely on this for navigation.(HT FILE)
The system combines telematics and connectivity features. You will notice the large map on the display right away, and though it does a decent job, we wouldn’t suggest relying solely on this for navigation.(HT FILE)
Published on Aug 23, 2019 06:40 AM IST
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Livemint, New Delhi | ByPrasid Banerjee

DDA starts work on digitising layout plans

The move, DDA officials said, will help people in accessing land-related information without approaching any government official. For instance, while getting the building plans sanctioned from civic agencies, people have to attach a copy of the area or residential colony’s layout plan.
A view of the market inside Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Flats at Narela in New Delhi. The land-owning agency aims to digitise over 2,000 layout plans available with it.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A view of the market inside Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Flats at Narela in New Delhi. The land-owning agency aims to digitise over 2,000 layout plans available with it.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 11:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRisha Chitlangia

Google Maps help father and daughter reunite after 4 months

According to the police , the missing girl had taken an e-rickshaw near the Kirti Nagar furniture market in Holi on March 21.
Google Maps helped police reunite a father with his 12-year-old daughter who had gone missing over four months ago in Delhi.(AP Photo (Representative Image))
Google Maps helped police reunite a father with his 12-year-old daughter who had gone missing over four months ago in Delhi.(AP Photo (Representative Image))
Updated on Aug 18, 2019 02:56 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Here’s why you should try digital detox while travelling

Many people are increasingly getting tired of constant connections through technologies and there is a growing trend for digital-free tourism.
The findings came as the demand for so-called ‘digital detox’ holidays which is on the rise.(Unsplash)
The findings came as the demand for so-called ‘digital detox’ holidays which is on the rise.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 18, 2019 01:46 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington D.c.

For travel buffs, an old game with a new twist: Recharge by Rachel Lopez

GeoGuessr came out in 2013, but now is the right time to play it. It covers far more of the world, including India.
Can you guess where you are? Can you plot your exact location on a Google Map? GeoGuessr brings childhood atlas games into the 21st century.(Tourisme Italy)
Can you guess where you are? Can you plot your exact location on a Google Map? GeoGuessr brings childhood atlas games into the 21st century.(Tourisme Italy)
Published on Jun 22, 2019 05:21 PM IST
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People are zooming in on a crop field in Maharashtra. Here’s why

Spread across 240,000 square feet on a six-acre farm, it is the face of Chhatrapati Shivaji that has taken the Internet by storm.
Mangesh Nipanikar created the artwork for Shivaji Jayanti.(Twitter/@Rohit8804)
Mangesh Nipanikar created the artwork for Shivaji Jayanti.(Twitter/@Rohit8804)
Updated on Jun 20, 2019 05:22 PM IST
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60% Navi Mumbai lakes polluted; used to bathe, wash clothes: Study

The study was conducted to prepare baseline data of Navi Mumbai’s lakes for future policy decisions
Tankers draw water from Patni Ground lake in Airoli.(HT Photo)
Tankers draw water from Patni Ground lake in Airoli.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2019 12:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

In city to meet friends, 32-year-old executive robbed at gunpoint

In another incident, three men allegedly robbed two salesmen of a wine shop at gunpoint on Sunday around 10. 45 pm. The police said the salesmen had taken a break and were drinking water when the accused men approached them on a motorcycle and aimed a gun at them.
A 32-year-old development manager working in a multinational company in Lucknow was allegedly robbed at gunpoint by four men on Sunday night near a private hospital in Civil Lines.(REUTERS)
A 32-year-old development manager working in a multinational company in Lucknow was allegedly robbed at gunpoint by four men on Sunday night near a private hospital in Civil Lines.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 17, 2019 06:33 AM IST
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Humour: (Road)Tripping on a Bollywood dream

Be it Hampi or Bombay to Goa via Surat, one still needs the Dil Chahta Hai soundtrack to set the mood
So much of what we expect road trips to be comes straight out of the movies we’ve watched(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
So much of what we expect road trips to be comes straight out of the movies we’ve watched(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Updated on Apr 06, 2019 11:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRehana Munir

To sustain walkability, city needs indigenous approach to mapping

In a city as vast and spread out as the National Capital Region, even the locals feel lost and befuddled occasionally.
Accessing the city by foot pleasantly and conveniently is facilitated as much by knowledge of the streets and locations and by safe and traversable walkways. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Accessing the city by foot pleasantly and conveniently is facilitated as much by knowledge of the streets and locations and by safe and traversable walkways. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 20, 2019 05:56 AM IST
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New Delhi | BySudipto Ghosh and Shimonti Sinha

Gurugram traffic cops locating, timing and recording jams to decongest city

The Gurugram police from December 31, 2018, started recording traffic jams in the city, including the duration, reason and time taken to clear it, to identify choke points and find long-term solutions to traffic snarls.
The Gurugram-Delhi border on the expressway is one of the most congested locations in Gurugram.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The Gurugram-Delhi border on the expressway is one of the most congested locations in Gurugram.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 12, 2019 03:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByNikhil M Babu

Noida traffic cops ask Google to mark ‘accident-prone’ spots on its app-based maps

Noida traffic police officials said they are willing to share data about ‘black spots’ with Google so that such accident-prone areas, with other landmarks, could be marked on Google Maps, which would lead to safety on roads.
At least 11 ‘black’ or accident-prone spots were identified in Noida and Greater Noida in 2016. New black spots in Noida are now going to be identified soon and the process will begin this month.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)
At least 11 ‘black’ or accident-prone spots were identified in Noida and Greater Noida in 2016. New black spots in Noida are now going to be identified soon and the process will begin this month.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)
Published on Feb 11, 2019 03:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | BySnehil Sinha

Police turn to data analysis to rid Gurugram of perennial traffic jams

Citizens can report traffic snarls to the traffic control room at 9213020404. Besides citizen alerts and Google Maps, the zonal officers (ZOs) are also sending regular updates to the control room.
A Gurugram police officer said they monitor the duration of a jam on a particular stretch through the Google Maps, collect details of why the jam happened and then record it in a tabular format.(HT File)
A Gurugram police officer said they monitor the duration of a jam on a particular stretch through the Google Maps, collect details of why the jam happened and then record it in a tabular format.(HT File)
Updated on Jan 07, 2019 04:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByNikhil M Babu, Gurugram

Six million toilets constructed under Swachh Bharat, 30k can be seen on Google Maps

The Swachh Bharat Mission aims to cover all rural and urban areas. The urban component of the mission is being implemented by the ministry of urban development and the rural component by the ministry of drinking water and sanitation.
Universal access to clean water and sanitation is one of a raft of development targets that world leaders are due to endorse later this month.(HT File Photo)
Universal access to clean water and sanitation is one of a raft of development targets that world leaders are due to endorse later this month.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 03, 2018 07:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta
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