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Boochani has been a prominent critic of the treatment of people under Australia’s hardline immigration policy.(@Behrouz Boochani/ Twitter)

Detained refugee wins top Australian prize for book written on his phone

Sydney | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2019 01:43 PM IST
Behrouz Boochani, an Iranian held in an Australian-run camp on a Papua New Guinea island, won the A$100,000 ($72,390) Victorian Prize for literature on Thursday with his book “No Friends but the Mountains”.
The woman also accused her in-laws of beating her as her family was not able to meet their demands of dowry at the time of their wedding.(Reuters Photo)
The woman also accused her in-laws of beating her as her family was not able to meet their demands of dowry at the time of their wedding.(Reuters Photo)

He divorced her over the phone because she ‘came home 10 minutes late’

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2019 01:50 PM IST
The woman said she promised her husband that she will return home within 30 minutes, according to news agency ANI.
An Israeli student has been killed in a late-night attack in Australia while she was speaking on the phone with her sister.(Aiia Maasarwe/Instagram)
An Israeli student has been killed in a late-night attack in Australia while she was speaking on the phone with her sister.(Aiia Maasarwe/Instagram)

Israeli student was on phone with sister. She was dead seconds later

Sydney | By Agence-France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 01:39 PM IST
Police appealed to the public for help tracking down the killer of 21-year-old Aiia Maasarwe, whose body was found early Wednesday near the campus of the Melbourne university where she was studying.
A 15-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by her classmate, who also got two of his friends to record the alleged act, police said Thursday.(HT Photo)
A 15-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by her classmate, who also got two of his friends to record the alleged act, police said Thursday.(HT Photo)

Delhi teen, 15, sexually assaults classmate, friends film the crime: Police

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 12:39 PM IST
The incident took place inside the washroom of a government school in Chanakyapuri in the last week of December, they said.
Image for representation.(AFP file photo)
Image for representation.(AFP file photo)

Phone tapping incidents down since 2014: Government

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2018 07:54 AM IST
The number of phone and internet traffic interceptions that security agencies have carried out between 2014 and 2018 has dropped by about 25% compared to the period from 2011 to 2014, according to a Union home ministry official.
Cuba announced Tuesday night that its citizens will be offered full internet access for mobile phones beginning this week.(AFP/Getty Images)
Cuba announced Tuesday night that its citizens will be offered full internet access for mobile phones beginning this week.(AFP/Getty Images)

Cuba to begin full internet access for mobile phones

Havana | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2018 08:40 AM IST
The Cuban government has been building a 3G network in cities across the island and some tourists, Cuban government officials and foreign businesspeople have had access to it for several years.
The woman had been walking with her daughter when two men on a 220cc motorbike snatched her cellphone and rode off.(HT Photo)
The woman had been walking with her daughter when two men on a 220cc motorbike snatched her cellphone and rode off.(HT Photo)

Mumbai groom who stole phone arrested in his wedding procession

Hindustan Times | By Pratik Salunke, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2018 10:28 AM IST
In a scene that could be straight out of a Bollywood films, the police found itself in the middle of a wedding party since Dhote had got married in Bandra court hours earlier
2.0 stars Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth.
2.0 stars Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth.

Sources close to 2.0 rubbish reports that the film shows mobile phones in bad light

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 09:41 PM IST
Following complaints that the Rajinikanth- Akshay Kumar film shows mobile phones in a bad light, we got in touch with a source close to the production house and an assistant director of 2.0.
A 14-year-old boy addicted to video games allegedly committed suicide here in Maharashtra after his mother took away a mobile phone from him, police said on Wednesday.(File Photo)
A 14-year-old boy addicted to video games allegedly committed suicide here in Maharashtra after his mother took away a mobile phone from him, police said on Wednesday.(File Photo)

Addicted to video games, 14-year-old boy ends life after mother takes away mobile phone

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2018 06:15 PM IST
Krish Sunil Lunawat, who lived with his mother and elder sister in a rented house in Mahal area, used to be glued to the mobile phone and spend hours playing video games on it.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday spoke on the phone with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the first time since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.(Reuters File Photo)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday spoke on the phone with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the first time since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.(Reuters File Photo)

Erdogan, Saudi prince discuss ‘joint steps’ to shed light on Jamal Khashoggi murder: Presidency

By Agence France Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 10:10 PM IST
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday spoke on the phone with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the first time since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Bihar has now banned carrying of mobile phones art high-level meetings(HT)
Bihar has now banned carrying of mobile phones art high-level meetings(HT)

Bihar bans mobile phones at high-level meetings to ‘avoid distractions’

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 11:55 PM IST
The move follows similar decisions by the Union cabinet and the Karnataka government
The robbers also took away Vinay Sharma’s self-designed helmet.(HT Photo)
The robbers also took away Vinay Sharma’s self-designed helmet.(HT Photo)

Robbers take phone and cash of 26-yr-old, shoot him in the leg

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 06:01 AM IST
The robbers allegedly took away a self-designed helmet the man was wearing, prompting investigators to suspect that the head gear may have attracted the attention of the motorcycle-borne thieves.
Accused Ramesh alias Bablu was arrested on Friday.
Accused Ramesh alias Bablu was arrested on Friday.

One held for stealing phones worth Rs 87 lakh

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2018 05:05 AM IST
The accused, identified as Ramesh alias Bablu, is the alleged kingpin of a gang that would steal electronic goods from India and sell them in Nepal through a network of aides in the border regions.
The police have recovered 71 expensive mobile phones from the duo.(Bloomberg)
The police have recovered 71 expensive mobile phones from the duo.(Bloomberg)

Pharmacy student sold 2,500 stolen phones, held

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2018 02:48 AM IST
Police said Shamim is a resident of Palwal, Haryana, who was pursuing a diploma course in pharmacy from a college in Haryana.
A laptop, a mobile phone and two SIM cards were reported stolen from the politician’s office.(Bloomberg/ Pic for representational purposes only)
A laptop, a mobile phone and two SIM cards were reported stolen from the politician’s office.(Bloomberg/ Pic for representational purposes only)

Laptop, phones stolen from BJP leader’s South City-2 office in Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2018 07:15 AM IST
A team rushed to the spot with fingerprint experts and a dog squad soon after they were informed.
Amritsar central jail.(HT Photo)
Amritsar central jail.(HT Photo)

Amritsar central jail: Two mobile phones seized from inmate

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 08:22 PM IST
Earlier, on July 18, the crime investigation agency (CIA) wing of Amritsar police claimed to have busted a heroin smuggling racket, which was allegedly being operated from Amritsar jail premises, with arrests of two brothers.
Using smartphones in class may be affecting grades.(Shutterstock)
Using smartphones in class may be affecting grades.(Shutterstock)

To get good grades in exams, ditch your smartphone

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 06:10 PM IST
Having access to smartphones or tablets for non-academic purposes during lectures can lower grades during the term-end examinations, says this new study.
A Galaxy Note phone with a bendable screen will be released this year
A Galaxy Note phone with a bendable screen will be released this year

Your future phone: now!

Hindustan Times | By Rajiv Makhni
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 09:18 PM IST
A tsunami of new tech this year will change your smartphone to one that is downright intellectual
Smartphone usage can cause ADHD, a psychiatric condition involving persistent difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.(Shutterstock)
Smartphone usage can cause ADHD, a psychiatric condition involving persistent difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.(Shutterstock)

Teen smartphone usage is linked to rise in ADHD symptoms

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 11:21 AM IST
Is your teen always on the phone? Beware, excess screen time is linked to a “modest” but significant rise in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), says a new study.
Actor Pankaj Tripathi will be seen playing a negative role.(Hindustan Times)
Actor Pankaj Tripathi will be seen playing a negative role.(Hindustan Times)

Find out why Pankaj Tripathi is not allowed to take his mobile phone on the sets of Super 30

Hindustan Times | By Yashika Mathur, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 05:58 PM IST
Actor Pankaj Tripathi’s look is being strictly guarded on the sets of the film being made on mathematician Anand Kumar’s life.
Use of mobile phone either supplements or complements travel behaviour, which has an impact on the reduction of travel demand.(Pic for representation/REUTERS)
Use of mobile phone either supplements or complements travel behaviour, which has an impact on the reduction of travel demand.(Pic for representation/REUTERS)

Your mobile phone decides how you travel: IIT-B Survey

Hindustan Times | By Snehal Fernandes, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2018 12:01 AM IST
Out of 1,123 Mumbaiites surveyed by the two-member team at IIT-B, 48.7% owned a smartphone and 32.1% had internet pack of more than 1GB
In a fortnight, traffic police have caught 5,075 people using mobile phones while driving.
In a fortnight, traffic police have caught 5,075 people using mobile phones while driving.

Pune police traffic department to cancel licences of people caught speaking on phones while driving

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 03:15 PM IST
The increase in the number of violations and accidents have pushed the police department to take this decision.
Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) are seen during a military promotional event in Baoding, Hebei province, China March 30.(REUTERS FILE)
Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) are seen during a military promotional event in Baoding, Hebei province, China March 30.(REUTERS FILE)

China relaxes rules for soldiers on use of mobile phones, internet

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 09:42 PM IST
Mobile phones and social networking applications can be used after registering the hardware and applications’ accounts with respective commanding units.
The constable, Jayshree Jadhav (centre).(HT Photo)
The constable, Jayshree Jadhav (centre).(HT Photo)

Woman constable chases mobile thief in Mumbai, recovers five phones from her

Hindustan Times | By Megha Sood, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2018 10:27 AM IST
The accused in now in the custody of the Vashi GRP for further investigations.
People outside Salman Khan’s residence on Saturday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
People outside Salman Khan’s residence on Saturday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

13 phones of Salman Khan fans stolen outside his home in Mumbai, 1 arrested

Hindustan Times | By Jayprakash Naidu
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2018 01:05 AM IST
The Bandra police traced and arrested the 19-year-old accused, Vishal Yadav, a resident of Golibar in Santacruz.
Here’s how you can manage photos on your phone.(Shutterstock)
Here’s how you can manage photos on your phone.(Shutterstock)

Too many vacation photos on your phone? These apps and hacks will help you manage

Bloomberg | By Nikki Ekstein
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 09:01 AM IST
A study from the data scientists at InfoTrends shows that globally, people take more than 1.2 trillion images per year, a number that has been rising by 100 billion annually since the debut of the iPhone5. Vacation photos, no doubt, make up a big chunk of that sum.
By making a conscious effort to take care of their digital lives -people can enjoy the many benefits that the digital world offers without upsetting their other half.(Shutterstock)
By making a conscious effort to take care of their digital lives -people can enjoy the many benefits that the digital world offers without upsetting their other half.(Shutterstock)

Do you argue a lot with your partner? Blame it on your smartphone, not them

Asian News International | By Asian News International, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 02:23 PM IST
Many people today depend on devices to stay connected with their friends and family, and the same is true for those in relationships.
A flipkart delivery man was attacked by a woman and her brother after an argument over the delivery of a phone.(File photo)
A flipkart delivery man was attacked by a woman and her brother after an argument over the delivery of a phone.(File photo)

Flipkart delivery man stabbed multiple times for late delivery of phone, lies to police after being threatened

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 06:59 PM IST
The attackers, woman and her brother , dumped the delivery man on an isolated road after he pleaded for his life and assured them that he would not name them, or mention the assault to the police.
Phubbing is the practice of ignoring someone you’re with in a social setting to concentrate on your mobile phone.(Shutterstock)
Phubbing is the practice of ignoring someone you’re with in a social setting to concentrate on your mobile phone.(Shutterstock)

It’s time to put that phone away. Here’s how phubbing is ruining your relationship

Indo Asian News Service, London | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 02:19 PM IST
The findings showed that increased phubbing significantly and negatively affected the way the victims felt about their interaction with the other person.
RFID uses electronic fields to identify and track tags. It can be employed for a whole range of situations from realising toll from vehicles to registering attendance in schools and offices.(HT Photo)
RFID uses electronic fields to identify and track tags. It can be employed for a whole range of situations from realising toll from vehicles to registering attendance in schools and offices.(HT Photo)

Bengal schools rein in truant kids with radio tags linked to parents’ phones

Hindustan Times | By Halim Mondal, Nadia
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 11:06 PM IST
The company that installed the technology has also embellished the offering with cellphone apps that provide details of homework for the students and notifications from the school.
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