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Security deployment at Delhi's border areas during farmers' three-hour 'chakka jam' on Saturday. (HT/Sanchit Khanna)

Chakka Jam: Internet suspended again at Singhu, Tikri, Ghazipur

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2021 03:43 PM IST
The move comes amid 'chakka jam', held to protest the snapping of internet connection at Delhi's border areas.
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High-speed internet connection is being restored in entire J&K from Friday, principal secretary (power and information) Rohit Kansal said.(AP)
High-speed internet connection is being restored in entire J&K from Friday, principal secretary (power and information) Rohit Kansal said.(AP)

'Better late than never,' tweets Omar Abdullah as 4G services restored in J&K

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2021 08:31 PM IST
High-speed internet services in the erstwhile state were snapped in August 2019. 'Better late than never,' tweeted National Conference leader Omar Abdullah.
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Arfeen Khan organises Asia’s biggest global virtual 360 mega event

UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 06:12 PM IST
Doing such an event, globally, with celebrities also joining in, was a challenge but once again, Arfeen Khan showed that he can take any challenge head-on.
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Technical Guruji gives tips on how you can best store your data
Technical Guruji gives tips on how you can best store your data

Technical Guruji: Running short of online storage

By Gaurav Chaudhary | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 07:01 AM IST
What’s the best way to ensure you don’t lose your data? The world’s largest tech vlogger spills the beans
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Two -thirds of school-age children worldwide have no internet at home, a UN report found Tuesday, even as pandemic-induced school closures have made online access vital to getting an education.(Shutterstock)
Two -thirds of school-age children worldwide have no internet at home, a UN report found Tuesday, even as pandemic-induced school closures have made online access vital to getting an education.(Shutterstock)

Two thirds of school-age kids without internet access: UN

By AFP | Posted by Nilesh Mathur | Geneva
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 06:23 PM IST
Two -thirds of school-age children worldwide have no internet at home, a UN report found Tuesday, even as pandemic-induced school closures have made online access vital to getting an education.
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Representational image.(Reuters file)
Representational image.(Reuters file)

Digital divide between ‘have’ and ‘have not’ deepens – and so does student despair

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 02:10 PM IST
The yawning gulf between the ‘have-nots’ and ‘haves’ with access to devices and stable internet connections needed for an online education, be it pre-school or post grad, became that much wider with LSR student Aishwarya Reddy ending her life at her Hyderabad home this month because her parents couldn’t afford a laptop or a smartphone.
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The nature of the game has changed radically over the past two decades. The internet is today an essential critical infrastructure. Any country that is heavily reliant on it is at a relative disadvantage(Shutterstock)
The nature of the game has changed radically over the past two decades. The internet is today an essential critical infrastructure. Any country that is heavily reliant on it is at a relative disadvantage(Shutterstock)

The growing threat of cyberwarfare

By Manjari Chatterjee Miller and Engin Kirda
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 06:23 AM IST
It is broad, cheap, and anonymous, making it hard to combat. States must develop strategies
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Delhi High Court.(Mint file )
Delhi High Court.(Mint file )

Delhi govt to challenge HC order on providing free gadgets and internet; will seek clarity on funding from Centre

By Fareeha Iftikhar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 09:31 AM IST
Officials in the Delhi government’s education department confirmed to HT that they have decided to file an appeal before the Supreme Court, challenging the HC’s division bench’s September 18 order on the grounds that it has not laid down clear reimbursement guidelines for the Centre.
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Till 2008, Gaston worked as a full-time dealer for his father’s car business - after graduating from college he worked at an insurance company and dealt cars out of his one-car garage as a side hustle.
Till 2008, Gaston worked as a full-time dealer for his father’s car business - after graduating from college he worked at an insurance company and dealt cars out of his one-car garage as a side hustle.

The Barn Miami: Gaston Rossato’s side hustle turned success story

UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 06:19 PM IST
Run by Gaston Rossato, The Barn Miami has one of the best YouTube car channels with almost ten thousand followers with content that engages with the audience and provides a closer look at the cars and their specs.
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Teachers have been conducting online classes during the pandemic to ensure that education doesn’t take a back seat.(PHOTO: Shutterstock (For representational purposes only))
Teachers have been conducting online classes during the pandemic to ensure that education doesn’t take a back seat.(PHOTO: Shutterstock (For representational purposes only))

Teacher’s Day 2020: Salute to warriors imparting education in pandemic

By Aprajita Sharad | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2020 03:35 PM IST
Teachers have been bracing online classes and household chores with gusto, to ensure that the pandemic doesn’t put a pause on the education of their pupils.
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Mobile telecom networks have played an important role in increasing internet access in India. 3G internet service was first launched in 2008 and 4G in 2012.
Mobile telecom networks have played an important role in increasing internet access in India. 3G internet service was first launched in 2008 and 4G in 2012.

Connectivity gets better but parts of India still logged out

By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 03:58 AM IST
The number of internet users in India has grown significantly in recent years, according to data compiled by the World Bank.
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An internet centre in Veerampattinam, Pondicherry.
An internet centre in Veerampattinam, Pondicherry.

Innovation, free expression key for digital framework

By Apar Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 05:48 AM IST
A structural premise to examine is the existence of the “digital divide”. This hackneyed phrase cocoons the lived reality of discriminatory internet access.
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Some companies are redefining customer service altogether, Airtel being one of them.(Pexels)
Some companies are redefining customer service altogether, Airtel being one of them.(Pexels)

When a customer service rep won a PUBG gamer’s heart

By Brand Post
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 10:46 PM IST
No false promises, and prompt responses—the recipe of good customer service sounds pretty simple, says Delhi resident Anish Sharma.
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It is also important to remember that education is not only about tech; it is also about learning, interaction, and developing soft skills and social capital, which only brick-and-mortar schools can provide.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
It is also important to remember that education is not only about tech; it is also about learning, interaction, and developing soft skills and social capital, which only brick-and-mortar schools can provide.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Online education is not a silver bullet

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 06:17 AM IST
A blend of offline-online learning should be the path for the future
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Often young lawyers feel nervous arguing in court even though they have prepared well for their case.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Often young lawyers feel nervous arguing in court even though they have prepared well for their case.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Guest column: Locked down at home, we miss you, My Lord!

By Alka Kashyap | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 10:40 PM IST
This lawyer is missing the stimulating atmosphere of the courts, always filled with a battery of lawyers, respondents, petitioners, and above all, My Lord, at the helm of affairs
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Bihar Education Project Council to teach students of Class 8-12 via All India Radio

By Megha | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2020 06:58 AM IST
BEPC director Sanjay Singh said, “The council has collaborated with UNICEF for developing content. Class-wise and subject-wise study materials are being prepared. With the help of All India Radio (AIR), the content will be broadcast.”
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The Gaming Project also allows you to play games built for PCs and consoles to be easily run on mobile as well.
The Gaming Project also allows you to play games built for PCs and consoles to be easily run on mobile as well.

Get set to play your favourite games on cloud platform with The Gaming Project

UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 11:02 AM IST
The Gaming Project is a cloud gaming service, where the user can play any game they want from a wide range of games, without having to worry about whether their device hardware can support the game or not.
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Founder Nishaan Singh started trading at the young age of 15, something that is rarely heard of.(Digpu)
Founder Nishaan Singh started trading at the young age of 15, something that is rarely heard of.(Digpu)

Sanbun Investments: Helping you unravel the stock markets

PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2020 02:57 PM IST
With a specialization in training, mentoring, consulting and business development, Sanbun Investments has grown exponentially, expanding all over the world.
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Some restrictions have been lifted — landline and mobile connectivity is back, messaging services have been partially restored, a set of leaders have been released under conditions. But as this newspaper has argued in the past, this is not sufficient(PTI)
Some restrictions have been lifted — landline and mobile connectivity is back, messaging services have been partially restored, a set of leaders have been released under conditions. But as this newspaper has argued in the past, this is not sufficient(PTI)

Release leaders and restore rights in Kashmir

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2020 08:16 PM IST
It will reflect democratic values, aid the fight against terror, and allay criticism
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Detail from Terrain, by Nilima Sheikh.(HT)
Detail from Terrain, by Nilima Sheikh.(HT)

Each night, put Kashmir in your dreams

By Deepanjana Pal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 11:46 PM IST
On August 25, Kashmir (and Jammu) will have been under lockdown for 20 days. Those who have come from the area say only a handful of phone and internet connections have been restored
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The administration also snapped mobile internet services across the region at around 12.30am.(HT Photo/Nitin Kanotra)
The administration also snapped mobile internet services across the region at around 12.30am.(HT Photo/Nitin Kanotra)

Restrictions imposed across Jammu region; high alert on India-Pak border

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 09:53 PM IST
The restive state has been on the edge since Friday when authorities suspended the Amarnath Yatra over security concerns and asked pilgrims and tourists to leave “immediately” forcing residents stock up on essentials and fuel.
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The library will remain open twenty-four hours a day and is equipped with five computers, free internet connection and books to help students prepare for competitive exams.(HT Photo)
The library will remain open twenty-four hours a day and is equipped with five computers, free internet connection and books to help students prepare for competitive exams.(HT Photo)

IIT-Delhi alumni set up library in Pahari village

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 07:54 AM IST
Members of the association said the aim is to expand rural children’s horizons of thinking and improve their knowledge base.
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In a circular issued in January, the directorate had asked schools to strictly ensure attendance of students is recorded through the attendance module available on DoE app from February 1.(HT Photo)
In a circular issued in January, the directorate had asked schools to strictly ensure attendance of students is recorded through the attendance module available on DoE app from February 1.(HT Photo)

Delhi govt school teachers yet to make optimum use of tablets

By Kainat Sarfaraz | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2019 05:30 AM IST
According to a recent circular, of the 13,17,510 students enrolled in Delhi government schools, attendance record of 7,51,249 students, who form 57% of the total student population, were not even marked on May 6.
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Democracy is not an automatically benign system if its participants cannot sufficiently distinguish history from myth, fact from fiction, news from rumour, propaganda or advertising.(Hindustan Times)
Democracy is not an automatically benign system if its participants cannot sufficiently distinguish history from myth, fact from fiction, news from rumour, propaganda or advertising.(Hindustan Times)

Access to information is not the same as information literacy

By Mimi Mondal
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 09:28 AM IST
The greatest challenge for information literacy in India is not the lack of verification methods — the Internet makes those especially easy to access — but the fact that it requires us to work against certain lifelong instincts.
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The airline didn’t provide the name of the company that shipped the organ, or confirm any further details.(AFP)
The airline didn’t provide the name of the company that shipped the organ, or confirm any further details.(AFP)

US airliner turned back after human heart left on board

By Agence France-Presse | Chicago
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 09:17 AM IST
The error is thought to have squandered four hours -- three hours in the air -- and experts say a human heart can typically be stored for between four and six hours for a transplant.
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Police officials suspect the operation could be linked to a money laundering racket as well. Police seized Rs 39,130, a diary listing transactions and customer names along with 10 computer systems among other items..(AFP Representative Photo)
Police officials suspect the operation could be linked to a money laundering racket as well. Police seized Rs 39,130, a diary listing transactions and customer names along with 10 computer systems among other items..(AFP Representative Photo)

Police bust illegal online ‘casino’ in east Delhi, 14 held

By Karn Pratap Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2018 09:41 AM IST
The Delhi Police on Sunday busted an online gambling racket running out of a residential building in east Delhi’s New Ashok Nagar
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Residents of the area, suspecting that outsiders may have been involved in the crime, are demanding their ouster from the area.(AP/Picture for representation)
Residents of the area, suspecting that outsiders may have been involved in the crime, are demanding their ouster from the area.(AP/Picture for representation)

Two days after 11-year-old girl’s rape and murder in Uttarkashi, police yet to identify culprits

By HT Correspondent | Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2018 01:28 AM IST
Amid protests by residents, internet connection was snapped in Uttarkashi and neighbouring districts of Pauri Garhwal, Tehri Garhwal, Chamoli and Rudraprayag from Saturday evening to Sunday night. Uttarkashi remained without internet connection on Monday also, but it was restored in other districts.
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We tested the free Wi-Fi service around Connaught Place.(Gokul V.Shine/HT Photo)
We tested the free Wi-Fi service around Connaught Place.(Gokul V.Shine/HT Photo)

Testing Delhi: Does the Wi-Fi around CP work? We find out

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2018 02:22 PM IST
Full signals but no real connectivity, this is what Connaught Place’s free Wi-Fi service had to promise
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Pakistan Cricket Board are reportedly in talks with Darren Berry to replace Steve Nixon (R).(Twitter)
Pakistan Cricket Board are reportedly in talks with Darren Berry to replace Steve Nixon (R).(Twitter)

Steve Rixon to step down as Pakistan fielding coach due to differences with PCB

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Karachi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2018 10:22 PM IST
The differences between Rixon and PCB, in fact, have grown to such an extent that before the second Test against England at Leeds, Rixon even refused to come with the team to the ground for a practice session.
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