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Bijoy Gogoi, the vet who tranquillised the tusker, said this was the third time the animal had been sedated since August 2018 when it strayed on to the National Highway.(HT Photo)

Tusker radio-tagged to monitor movement

By Sadiq Naqvi | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 07:40 AM IST
This is the first time such a thing has been done in Assam, Guwahati divisional forest officer Jitendra Kumar said.
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Health workers deployed in dengue and malaria surveillance activities can mark the spots where they find mosquito-breeding or the spots that are potential breeding sites.(Shutterstock)
Health workers deployed in dengue and malaria surveillance activities can mark the spots where they find mosquito-breeding or the spots that are potential breeding sites.(Shutterstock)

GGM civic body launches new app to tackle malaria, dengue

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2019 02:19 AM IST
Officials said the app would be available for residents in a few months. Once available, residents of the city can upload photos and information about breeding sites.
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5 states will be going to polls next month.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
5 states will be going to polls next month.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

EC to use tech to nail poll code violations, ensure smooth voting

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 07:20 PM IST
The EC has developed C-VIGIL android mobile phone application to enable people to report code violations.
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Until last week, there were around 1,300 complaints received on the DDA-311 app but authorities failed to address any of them owing to lack of expertise and adequate training, a municipal official said.(Picture for representation)
Until last week, there were around 1,300 complaints received on the DDA-311 app but authorities failed to address any of them owing to lack of expertise and adequate training, a municipal official said.(Picture for representation)

Delhi Development Authority trains civic officials to deal with encroachment complaints

By Vibha Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2018 04:25 AM IST
The DDA-311 app was launched as a part of an action plan prepared by the special task force (STF) to deal with illegal construction and encroachments in Delhi. The plan was submitted to the Supreme Court on May 15.
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The app uses location-specific data for the PM2.5 pollutant to calculate the quality of air in relation to cigarette smoke. PM2.5 is floating particulate matter that include both organic and inorganic pollutants.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
The app uses location-specific data for the PM2.5 pollutant to calculate the quality of air in relation to cigarette smoke. PM2.5 is floating particulate matter that include both organic and inorganic pollutants.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Planning to take a smoke break? Just breathe in Pune’s air which equals 9.1 cigarettes a day

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune/mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 04:29 PM IST
A new smart phone application, ‘Shoot! I Smoke’, launched in Paris last month, attempts to put in perspective just how dangerous the levels of air pollution across the world is. On Sunday, May 27, 2018, the reading on the app for Pune had the air quality on Bund Garden road as being as polluted as smoking 9.1 cigarettes.
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The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation claims these mobile phone applications are illegal and advises people to use the official app — IRCTC Rail Connect.(Getty Images)
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation claims these mobile phone applications are illegal and advises people to use the official app — IRCTC Rail Connect.(Getty Images)

Failed to book tatkal ticket? These apps may be to blame

By Oliver Fredrick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2018 02:47 PM IST
The reason behind the phenomenon of “vanishing berths” could be revealed with a visit to the Google Play Store — where a search of ‘tatkal train tickets’ will fetch up numerous unofficial / illegal mobile applications that promise tatkal tickets in as few as 20 seconds.  
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