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International day against violence and bullying: Give the young a platform to share their feelings, say experts

Cyberbullying has emerged as a major cause of stress among youngsters during the pandemic, and experts say that it’s important for parents and teachers to hear them out.
Spending more time online due to Covid-19 social distancing, youngsters have reportedly fallen prey to cyberbullying more during the pandemic.(Photo: iStock)
Spending more time online due to Covid-19 social distancing, youngsters have reportedly fallen prey to cyberbullying more during the pandemic.(Photo: iStock)
Updated on Nov 04, 2020 01:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMallika Bhagat, New Delhi

Want a birthday wish from your favourite celeb? These platforms can help

You can now pay to get a personalised video from a celebrity. Take a look at those signing up on both sides.
Shipra Dubey, 30, a resident of Delhi, watches a birthday video greeting from singer Shaan, gifted to her by her husband in September.(Abhinay Dubey)
Shipra Dubey, 30, a resident of Delhi, watches a birthday video greeting from singer Shaan, gifted to her by her husband in September.(Abhinay Dubey)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 04:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByVanessa Viegas

Kayasetu brings you an array of healthy, organic, and vegan superfoods at a single platform

Kayasetu combines comfort and health by bringing a wide array of healthy and organic superfoods in one single platform.
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 05:32 PM IST
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OTT platforms sign self regulation code in India: Here’s what the platforms and experts have to say about it

As many as 15 major OTT platforms in India have signed a self regulation code. Is this to keep censorship at bay? What all does this code entail? We talk to a few OTT platforms and experts to know their take.
Experts feel this self regulation code is to circumvent censorship on the OTT platforms.
Experts feel this self regulation code is to circumvent censorship on the OTT platforms.
Updated on Sep 07, 2020 01:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRishabh Suri, New Delhi

As an actor, once I’m in front of a camera, the medium doesn’t matter at all to me: Sanjay Kapoor

Actor Sanjay Kapoor says during the lockdown, the reach of OTT platforms and web shows have quadrupled; adds OTT content is making everyone pull up their socks
Actor Sanjay Kapoor, who made his acting debut with Prem in 1995, completes 25 years in Bollywood, this year
Actor Sanjay Kapoor, who made his acting debut with Prem in 1995, completes 25 years in Bollywood, this year
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 02:00 PM IST
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HT Mumbai | ByPrashant Singh

Made in Chandigarh: It’s a perfect city that gave me a platform to widen my horizons, says Dr Vaishali Suri

An MCM DAV College for Women alumna, this neuropathologist says studying in Chandigarh enabled her to foresee her future
Dr Vaishali Suri(HT File)
Dr Vaishali Suri(HT File)
Published on Sep 25, 2019 10:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByRibha Sood, Chandigarh

Creating a new legal regime for ‘platforms’ | Analysis

The idea of safe harbours was meant to protect digital intermediaries. It is time to now find a new balance
Technology companies have used these multiple meanings to lobby for reduced liability for activities on the “platform”.(Anatoliy Babiy)
Technology companies have used these multiple meanings to lobby for reduced liability for activities on the “platform”.(Anatoliy Babiy)
Published on Sep 05, 2019 08:36 PM IST
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ByAnanth Padmanabhan

RPF constable in Hyderabad saves man who slipped between train and platform

The constable, who was present at the platform, immediately lifted the man by pulling him out of the platform gap. The passenger has received minor injuries.
A Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable saved the life of a middle-aged passenger who lost the balance and had fallen between the gap of the platform and moving train while getting down.(ANI/Twitter screengrab)
A Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable saved the life of a middle-aged passenger who lost the balance and had fallen between the gap of the platform and moving train while getting down.(ANI/Twitter screengrab)
Published on Aug 30, 2019 10:42 AM IST
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Cop rescues boy who fell into gap between train and platform in Mumbai

Anand Varte, 30, a GRP officer, who was deployed at the station, rushed to Munsi’s aid and held him till the train passed by so that the teenager did not fall under the train.
However, the train began to move before he could board it, and he slipped and fell into the gap between the train and the platform.(HT image)
However, the train began to move before he could board it, and he slipped and fell into the gap between the train and the platform.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 05:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Palghar | ByRam Parmar

Saree stuck in Delhi metro train door, woman gets dragged on platform

The victim, Gita, was travelling with her daughter when the incident took place at the Moti Nagar metro station on the Blue Line.
Saree stuck in Delhi metro train door, woman gets dragged on platform (Pankaj Savita/HT File Photo)
Saree stuck in Delhi metro train door, woman gets dragged on platform (Pankaj Savita/HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 01:25 PM IST
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Indian artists get a global platform

International filmmakers are now casting Indian actors to target a wider audience globally. Foreign films starring Indian character artists are getting screened at international film festivals.
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap feels that there’s a non-stop international collaboration going on(Photo: Fotocorp)
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap feels that there’s a non-stop international collaboration going on(Photo: Fotocorp)
Updated on Apr 01, 2019 02:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnurag Singh Bohra

Man beaten to death in Sonbhadra over raised platform, 10 held

A 50-year-old man was beaten to death over a row regarding a raised platform in Parsoi village, under the Obra police station area of Sonbhadra district, on March 20, police said.
The dead man's body. Focus on hand(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The dead man's body. Focus on hand(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Mar 26, 2019 01:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi | ByHT Correspondent

Bring multiple authorities on one platform to make Delhi walkable

In the urban mobility hierarchy, walking is relegated to the end. The sidewalks are too high, uneven, broken, encroached upon and are often grabbed by the adjacent plot owners for parking and personal greens.
The walkways, wherever provided, are often too narrow and without facilities such as public toilets, signage, road markings, zebra lanes, bus shelter, trees, benches, etc.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
The walkways, wherever provided, are often too narrow and without facilities such as public toilets, signage, road markings, zebra lanes, bus shelter, trees, benches, etc.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 12, 2019 10:11 AM IST
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ByAK Jain

Parliamentary panel concerned over ability of Facebook to check misuse of its platform

A source said that the sense of committee members was that “despite all the apologies for past mistakes that Facebook has made, it still seems unwilling to be properly scrutinised and transparent.
Facebook has given a commitment to the panel that identity, location and who paid for advertisements during elections will be available on a special web page for users, sources said.(REUTERS)
Facebook has given a commitment to the panel that identity, location and who paid for advertisements during elections will be available on a special web page for users, sources said.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 06, 2019 03:23 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Two-day national conference at Pune provides platform for dialogue between arts and science

The theme of the conference was ‘Nataraja, a Confluence of Arts and Science: Emerging Perspectives with New Insights’. It was organised by the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Vigyan Prasar, New Delhi and Vidnyan Bharati. 
(From left) Mayank Barjatya, Balan Nambiar, Ashish Mohan Khokar, Milind Sathe and Udayan Indurkar at IUCAA, Chandrashekar Auditorium on Sunday.(RAHUL RAUT/ HT PHOTO)
(From left) Mayank Barjatya, Balan Nambiar, Ashish Mohan Khokar, Milind Sathe and Udayan Indurkar at IUCAA, Chandrashekar Auditorium on Sunday.(RAHUL RAUT/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 14, 2019 02:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent

Indian-Canadian sets up platform to fund cannabis businesses

While cannabis for medical use was legal in Canada earlier, it became the first G-7 nation to legalise it for recreational use in October. Later that month, Barinder Rasode co-founded Grow Tech Labs, a Vancouver-based accelerator, of which she is the CEO.
A new accelerator and capital fund headed by Indian-Canadian Barinder Rasode is looking to speed up innovation in the cannabis industry in Canada and create opportunities in the recently-legalised sector.(Christie Graham Photography)
A new accelerator and capital fund headed by Indian-Canadian Barinder Rasode is looking to speed up innovation in the cannabis industry in Canada and create opportunities in the recently-legalised sector.(Christie Graham Photography)
Updated on Dec 22, 2018 12:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Toronto | ByAnirudh Bhattacharyya

WhatsApp, Facebook favourite platform of sexual predators of kids: Experts

Cyber crime experts say that sexual exploitation of children has increased exponentially with the advent of internet, and tracking down perpetrators has become difficult because it has no borders.
A man poses with a smartphone in front of displayed Whatsapp logo.(REUTERS)
A man poses with a smartphone in front of displayed Whatsapp logo.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 17, 2018 10:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | BySnigdhendu Bhattacharya

Why can’t Railways use foreign technology to fix gap between footboard, platform, asks Bombay high court

The bench said every other day, commuters fall into the gap, with lives being lost
(Hindustan Times FILE)
(Hindustan Times FILE)
Updated on Aug 08, 2018 01:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

Mumbaiites may be able to use new platform at Parel today after 8-hour CR block

During the block on this Sunday, slow trains on Down line will not stop at stations between Byculla and Matunga.
After the block, local train services towards Kalyan will be operated from the west side of the new platform at Parel.(HT File)
After the block, local train services towards Kalyan will be operated from the west side of the new platform at Parel.(HT File)
Published on Jun 17, 2018 12:08 AM IST
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ByKailash Korde

No better platform for stardom than Indian cricket

The power of cricket is reflected in mega- crore commercial deals, frenzy of Indian Premier League (IPL) games and the presence of fans waiting outside the hotel of the Indian cricket team, hoping to catch a fleeting glimpse of star players.
Visitors pose for photographs next to a wax figure of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli during its unveiling at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New Delhi.(AP)
Visitors pose for photographs next to a wax figure of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli during its unveiling at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New Delhi.(AP)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 09:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAmrit Mathur

Intercontinental Cup is good platform for us ahead of AFC Asian Cup: India winger Halicharan Narzary

India winger Halicharan Narzary says playing gainst some of the teams of different playing styles of the elite level will help the team ahead of AFC Asian Cup.
Halicharan Narzary believes playing against good teams will help India.(Twitter)
Halicharan Narzary believes playing against good teams will help India.(Twitter)
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 06:47 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India

Hafiz Saeed’s JuD to contest Pakistan elections on dormant party’s platform

Hafiz Saeed said last year that the decision to field his party – which had been placed in an anti-terror watch list in February this year – in the political arena was aimed at helping to “highlight the Kashmir cause internationally.”
Hafiz Saeed, center, head of the Pakistani religious party Jamaat-ud-Dawa , arrives to addresses a rally in Lahore.(AP File Photo)
Hafiz Saeed, center, head of the Pakistani religious party Jamaat-ud-Dawa , arrives to addresses a rally in Lahore.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2018 11:04 PM IST
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