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The Twitter App loads on an iPhone in this illustration photograph taken in Los Angeles, California.(REUTERS)

Asked by govt to block 1,178 accounts, Twitter says tweets must continue to flow

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 09:27 PM IST
The fresh directions from the Centre have been issued under the Section 69 (A) of the IT Act that allows the government to take action against posts and accounts that may pose a threat to public order.
Merchandise exports last month slumped by almost 8.7% to $23.5 billion against $25.77 billion in November 2019.(Bloomberg File Photo)
Merchandise exports last month slumped by almost 8.7% to $23.5 billion against $25.77 billion in November 2019.(Bloomberg File Photo)

Traders vie for export boost and tax breaks

Mint, Mumbai | By Tanya Thomas
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 12:51 AM IST
Recent trade data backs the call for a government boost. With renewed curbs imposed by some trading partners causing exports to falter, India’s trade deficit rose to a 10-month high of $9.9 billion in November.
The accused had demanded Rs 10,000 from the victim for not putting the video of the gang rape on social media. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The accused had demanded Rs 10,000 from the victim for not putting the video of the gang rape on social media. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

4 sentenced to life in Alwar rape case; 5 years for man who shared video

Hindustan Times, Alwar | By Devendra Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 02:16 PM IST
The Rajasthan government had received flak from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BSP chief Mayawati during the 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign for delay in filing the FIR in the case.
Anil Deshmukh has sought the ban on the film under the Information Technology Act to ensure the law and order situation is not affected in the state, said an official statement issued on Wednesday.(ANI)
Anil Deshmukh has sought the ban on the film under the Information Technology Act to ensure the law and order situation is not affected in the state, said an official statement issued on Wednesday.(ANI)

Stop broadcast of film on Prophet Muhammad: Anil Deshmukh to Centre

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 10:34 PM IST
The home minister has demanded that instructions be issued to prevent broadcast of the film on digital platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp among others.
The officer allegedly threatened the woman to dismiss her when she objected to him sending obscene videos and messages to her on WhatsApp.(Reuters File Photo)
The officer allegedly threatened the woman to dismiss her when she objected to him sending obscene videos and messages to her on WhatsApp.(Reuters File Photo)

Odisha official arrested over sexual harassment allegations

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 07:38 AM IST
On Monday, the contractual woman employee had lodged a police complaint against the official alleging that the he was forcing her to have a physical relationship with him.
An executive at the operator of the apps said on condition of anonymity that they had been given three weeks to respond to the questionnaire.(REUTERS)
An executive at the operator of the apps said on condition of anonymity that they had been given three weeks to respond to the questionnaire.(REUTERS)

Banned apps told to disclose location of centres, data collection method

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 01:35 AM IST
A questionnaire seeking the details was sent by the ministry to the parent companies of the apps on Wednesday so that more information can be collated as a follow-up to the ban, which came amid border tensions between India and China.
The government has banned 59 mainly Chinese mobile applications such as Tik-Tok and WeChat.(AP)
The government has banned 59 mainly Chinese mobile applications such as Tik-Tok and WeChat.(AP)

Centre used IT Act powers to block apps

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 02:48 AM IST
This step was taken, according to government statement, because the Centre had information that the app companies are engaged in activities prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.
The police said the woman, however, contradicted her earlier statement when it was recorded before a duty magistrate. (Representative image)(AP)
The police said the woman, however, contradicted her earlier statement when it was recorded before a duty magistrate. (Representative image)(AP)

Woman alleges rape, changes statement to blackmail; man arrested

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 02:32 PM IST
The police said the woman had told them that the man also threatened to release an objectionable video of hers on social media, following which she reported the incident on Wednesday.
Three persons were arrested who had beaten and paraded a 20-year-old youngster naked in Jaipur(REUTERS)
Three persons were arrested who had beaten and paraded a 20-year-old youngster naked in Jaipur(REUTERS)

Three arrested for stripping youth, parading him naked for recording TikTok video

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 06:09 PM IST
On Saturday after the victim lodged a FIR, one of the accused with whom the victim had posted the video reached police station and lodged a counter FIR saying that the victim was sexually harassing the victim.
A teenaged boy was paraded naked in Jaipur by a man and three others, simply because he had recorded a TikTok video with his sister. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
A teenaged boy was paraded naked in Jaipur by a man and three others, simply because he had recorded a TikTok video with his sister. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)

Teenager paraded naked in Jaipur for TikTok video with girl

Jaipur | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2020 03:20 PM IST
The video clearly shows how the teenager was forced by the accused to roam on the streets naked while his face is covered.
The accused had left for Dubai after committing the crime and was arrested when he returned after two years.(HT File Photo)
The accused had left for Dubai after committing the crime and was arrested when he returned after two years.(HT File Photo)

Mumbai businessman returns from Dubai after 2 years, arrested in 2017 voyeurism case

Hindustan Times, Goregoan | By Jayprakash S Naidu
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 12:37 PM IST
The complainant, a 25-year-old woman, had met the accused in 2013 through her brother.
Gautam Budh Nagar SSP Vaibhav Krishna addresses a press conference, in Noida, on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.(Sunil Ghosh / HT PHoto)
Gautam Budh Nagar SSP Vaibhav Krishna addresses a press conference, in Noida, on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.(Sunil Ghosh / HT PHoto)

FIR filed over ‘doctored’ obscene videos of Gautam Budh Nagar SSP

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Shafaque Alam
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 08:58 AM IST
The SSP on Wednesday held a press conference in which he said the videos were doctored and that it was part of a “larger conspiracy” to tarnish his image after the police busted certain “serious” criminal cases recently.
A woman was allegedly duped by a man she met on a matrimonial website, the police said on Tuesday.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
A woman was allegedly duped by a man she met on a matrimonial website, the police said on Tuesday.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)

Gurugram woman duped by man she met on matrimonial website

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 01:51 AM IST
The police said in July 2019, a resident of Sector 54 met a person on a matrimonial website, who claimed to be from England. The man started courting her and promised to visit her in August.
The Jind police on Friday arrested the station house officer of Sadar police station for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman from Jind and blackmailing her with a video of the act(Reuters)
The Jind police on Friday arrested the station house officer of Sadar police station for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman from Jind and blackmailing her with a video of the act(Reuters)

Gurugram: Sadar station SHO arrested for rape

Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 12:28 AM IST
Monika, assistant sub-inspector of women’s police station, additional station house officer, Jind, said that they registered a case on Friday and a team arrested him from Gurugram.
The police on Tuesday night busted a fake call centre that had been operating out of an office in Sector 37.(HT photo)
The police on Tuesday night busted a fake call centre that had been operating out of an office in Sector 37.(HT photo)

Fake call centre busted in Gurugram,four arrested for duping US citizens millions of dollars

Hindustan Times,Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 08:13 AM IST
The police busted a fake call centre that had been operating out of an office in Sector 37 for the past five month.
After the victim provided him the PIN, the fraudster withdrew Rs. 70,000 using the same within 10 minutes.(HT FILE)
After the victim provided him the PIN, the fraudster withdrew Rs. 70,000 using the same within 10 minutes.(HT FILE)

26-year-old in Mumbai tweets to Zomato for refund, loses Rs 70K to ‘executive’

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Jayprakash S Naidu
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 08:41 AM IST
Within 45 minutes, the victim got a call from a man, who claimed to be a Zomato executive. The caller allegedly told the victim that his money would be refunded and asked him the PIN for his BHIM app.
Under the amended Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act), posting misleading information via social media is a punishable offence.(Representative image)
Under the amended Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act), posting misleading information via social media is a punishable offence.(Representative image)

UP: Teachers, edu officers warned against misleading social media posts

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2019 11:15 AM IST
The UP basic education department has issued an order warning basic shiksha adikharis (BSAs), block education officers (BEOs) and teachers of strict action if they were found guilty of posting anything objectionable/misleading or contrary to government policy on facebook, WhatsApp etc.
The police arrested two men, including an engineer from Nepal, for allegedly conning people on the pretext of selling them insurance policies, in a scam estimated to be at least ₹50 lakh.
The police arrested two men, including an engineer from Nepal, for allegedly conning people on the pretext of selling them insurance policies, in a scam estimated to be at least ₹50 lakh.

2 held in Gurugram for selling fake insurance policies

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2019 12:13 AM IST
The police, on Saturday, said the duo had set up several fake call centres in Delhi and Rajasthan and hired telecallers, who claimed to work for a reputed online insurance aggregator.
Deployment of RAF and PAC continued in Tappal town on Monday. The contingents were called in wake of a call for a mahapanchayat that was later foiled.(HTFile)
Deployment of RAF and PAC continued in Tappal town on Monday. The contingents were called in wake of a call for a mahapanchayat that was later foiled.(HTFile)

Forces deployed in Tappal, Net services suspended

Hindustan Times, Agra | By Hemendra Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2019 02:33 AM IST
The Aligarh police had registered a case at Civil Lines police station against one Rambabu for his objectionable comments on his twitter handle and booked him under Section 66A of the IT Act and Section 153A of the Indian Penal Code.
The accused have been booked under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Anti-Ragging Act, IT Act and Section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code.(HT Photo)
The accused have been booked under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Anti-Ragging Act, IT Act and Section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code.(HT Photo)

Mumbai police told to expedite probe in doctor’s suicide

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 09:28 PM IST
“The NCST has demanded that the probe by the Crime Branch into the case be completed as soon as possible... Even the post-mortem report has not been released yet,” Sai told PTI on Sunday.
Typically, in an MIM attack, cyber fraudsters intercept emails or virtual exchanges between two parties and cheat one of them by impersonating the other’s email ID.(Shutterstock)
Typically, in an MIM attack, cyber fraudsters intercept emails or virtual exchanges between two parties and cheat one of them by impersonating the other’s email ID.(Shutterstock)

Andheri firm loses Rs 15L to cyber attack

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Jayprakash S Naidu
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 04:46 AM IST
According to the Oshiwara police, the complainant company landed a big project from a private company to make video advertisements. They then contacted a Romanian company to outsource some of the work.
After that, we checked with the managing director on phone about the transaction, but he denied sending any mail regarding the fund transfer.”(HT Photo)
After that, we checked with the managing director on phone about the transaction, but he denied sending any mail regarding the fund transfer.”(HT Photo)

City firm official duped of Rs 4.8 lakh, case registered

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2019 05:03 AM IST
Police said the fraud took place in November last year and the FIR was registered on Tuesday after investigation.
The city’s cybercrime department has booked four persons for allegedly creating a fake digital signature certificate(DSC) of a resident of Sushant Lok 1.
The city’s cybercrime department has booked four persons for allegedly creating a fake digital signature certificate(DSC) of a resident of Sushant Lok 1.

Man accuses wife, 3 others of tax fraud

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2019 12:07 AM IST
The accused allegedly opted for the DSC option, by creating a new signature certificate, which requires a unique mobile number, an email ID and a photo, after which the person registering a new DSC is verified via video conference.
In the absence of transparency, we have to rely on a mix of user reports and media reports that carry leaked government documents to get a glimpse into what websites the government is blocking(Getty Images)
In the absence of transparency, we have to rely on a mix of user reports and media reports that carry leaked government documents to get a glimpse into what websites the government is blocking(Getty Images)

To preserve freedoms online, amend the IT Act

By Gurshabad Grover
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 09:43 AM IST
Look into the mechanisms that allow the government and ISPs to carry out online censorship without accountability
Student duped on pretext of updating debit card details(Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Student duped on pretext of updating debit card details(Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Student duped on pretext of updating debit card details

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2019 12:49 AM IST
A case was registered against the accused person under IPC and IT Act.
Police arrested Mubassir Alam and sent him to jail on charges of posting obscene photoshopped photo of PM Narendra Modi on Facebook in Jamshedpur, India, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. (Photo by Manoj Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Police arrested Mubassir Alam and sent him to jail on charges of posting obscene photoshopped photo of PM Narendra Modi on Facebook in Jamshedpur, India, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. (Photo by Manoj Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Man goes to jail for posting PM’s obscene photoshopped image on Facebook

Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By Debashish Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2019 11:57 AM IST
A complaint was lodged against Mubasshir Alam with the cyber PS on February 25, the day PM Modi had washed the feet of some safai karmacharis (cleaning staff) at Prayagraj, following which the accused had allegedly posted the obscene photoshopped picture of the PM on Facebook.
The victim received a telephone call stating that his ATM card would expire soon and he needs to renew it.(Picture for representation)
The victim received a telephone call stating that his ATM card would expire soon and he needs to renew it.(Picture for representation)

Man dupes former Army colonel of Rs 8,999 over phone

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2019 01:33 AM IST
An unidentified man posed as a bank manager with a public-sector bank and allegedly duped a 65-year-old retired army colonel of Rs 8,999 by tricking him into sharing his bank details over the phone, the police said on Friday.
(AP)
(AP)

Mumbai man creates five fake accounts, posts ex-lover’s photos; booked

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Jayprakash S Naidu
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2019 11:32 AM IST
The accused would often show up at her new workplace, which ultimately led to a heated argument, the complainant said. After she ended the relationship, the accused threatened to leak photos they had taken when they were together.
The Board has located more uploads on YouTube falsely claiming to have access to the original question papers(File)
The Board has located more uploads on YouTube falsely claiming to have access to the original question papers(File)

CBSE paper leak: Board files complaint after video claiming paper leak goes viral

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2019 04:27 PM IST
After it filed a complaint on Wednesday, the board filed another complaint on Thursday requesting the Delhi Police to take “stern action against the perpetrators”.
Police Inspector Amarnath Waghmode incharge of Nigdi police station is investigating the case.(HT/PHOTO)
Police Inspector Amarnath Waghmode incharge of Nigdi police station is investigating the case.(HT/PHOTO)

Anonymous blackmailer demands nude video from Pune-based IT professional

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2019 04:24 PM IST
The culprit threatened to send her photo to her friends and relatives if she did not send a nude video on his WhatsApp number
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