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In the study, participants had several advantages over ordinary people in everyday life.(Unsplash)

Researchers design masks more realistic than human faces

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 01:18 PM IST
According to the research, 20% error rate observed in the study likely underestimates the extent to which people would struggle to tell an artificial face from the real thing outside of the lab.
Odisha government officials said, before 2015, when Odisha declared snakebite deaths to be state-specific disasters with a provision of compensation of Rs 4 lakh for the next of the kin, there were little records of snakebite deaths.(AP PHOTO.)
Odisha government officials said, before 2015, when Odisha declared snakebite deaths to be state-specific disasters with a provision of compensation of Rs 4 lakh for the next of the kin, there were little records of snakebite deaths.(AP PHOTO.)

Snake-bites kill more people than cyclones in Odisha, experts tell you why

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 11:04 PM IST
Odisha government statistics between 2016 and 2019 show that of the total 6,228 deaths that took place due to various calamities, snakebite deaths alone accounted for 2,217 lives surpassing casualties due to cyclones, floods, lightning, fire accidents and boat tragedies.
DGP Singh single-handedly commands the largest police force in the world.(HT FILE)
DGP Singh single-handedly commands the largest police force in the world.(HT FILE)

‘We put fear of law into hearts of criminals’: UP DGP OP Singh

Lucknow | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 05:47 AM IST
UP Police took stock of the situation and decided to mount a very aggressive posture towards criminals and gangs.
WhatsApp has over 230 million monthly active users in India.(REUTERS)
WhatsApp has over 230 million monthly active users in India.(REUTERS)

To curb fake news in poll season, WhatsApp starts ‘tipline’

UPDATED ON APR 03, 2019 12:16 AM IST
WhatsApp has been at the center of controversy in India since last year after false messages spread on its platform sparked a number of mob lynchings.
Businessman choosing blockchain technology illustrated with icons(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Businessman choosing blockchain technology illustrated with icons(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

On Blockchain, India must tread cautiously

By TV Padma
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 12:34 PM IST
Blockchains are also vulnerable to network attacks as they were not originally designed for network protocols, and there are challenges of insertion of malware files and objectionable content as Blockchain services continue to grow.
Police told L-G Anil Baijal that they would electronically update their ‘Rojnamcha’, which is a record of cases, complaints or noting of every activity in the police station area.(Picture for representation)
Police told L-G Anil Baijal that they would electronically update their ‘Rojnamcha’, which is a record of cases, complaints or noting of every activity in the police station area.(Picture for representation)

Delhi Police set to separate probe, law and order duties

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2018 03:07 AM IST
The Delhi Police are starting a pilot project to improve pendency of cases and the quality of investigation by separating the duties of investigation and law and order.
The decision to buy the eight motorcycles (pic above), each costing ₹6.5 lakh, was taken after they were purchased by the Chandigarh fire department to fight flames in congested areas. (HT Photo)
The decision to buy the eight motorcycles (pic above), each costing ₹6.5 lakh, was taken after they were purchased by the Chandigarh fire department to fight flames in congested areas. (HT Photo)

Water-mist motorcycles to beef up Gurugram’s fire-fighting capacity

Hindustan Times | By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 05:29 AM IST
The move is expected to significantly reduce the response time of the department, especially in areas such as Sadar Bazaar, Jacobpura, DLF Phase 1 market, DLF Galleria market, Islampur and Jharsa village.
Launched by the Haryana Police, the app has a red panic button which, when tapped, connects you to the call centre in Panchkula where the staff inform the nearest police control van of your WhatsApp location.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Launched by the Haryana Police, the app has a red panic button which, when tapped, connects you to the call centre in Panchkula where the staff inform the nearest police control van of your WhatsApp location.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Women welcome Durga Shakti app, question efficiency

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sonali Verma, Gurugram
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 05:59 AM IST
Launched by the Haryana Police, the app has a red panic button which, when tapped, connects you to the call centre in Panchkula where the staff inform the nearest police control van of your WhatsApp location.
Dadar GRP officials said although the strength of the GRP is less, they carry out this exercise every three hours.(HT Photo)
Dadar GRP officials said although the strength of the GRP is less, they carry out this exercise every three hours.(HT Photo)

Dadar GRP covers all bases to curb crime, solves 88 cases in 40 days

Hindustan Times | By Megha Sood, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2018 01:11 AM IST
The GRP launched a new initiative ‘Mission Visibility Policing’ which is being implemented at major stations across Central Railway (CR).
The proposal for the skylift was given by the fire brigade two years ago. But, the administration has not yet bought the equipment.(Praful Gangurde)
The proposal for the skylift was given by the fire brigade two years ago. But, the administration has not yet bought the equipment.(Praful Gangurde)

Thane civic body ill-equipped to fight fire in high-rises

Hindustan Times | By Megha Pol, Thane
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2018 12:26 AM IST
The fire department in the city does not have the 90-metre Bronto Skylift, which is essential to douse fires in high-rises
Responders at the Pune police control room. The Dial-100 initiative has helped reduce instances of human error.(HT File Photo)
Responders at the Pune police control room. The Dial-100 initiative has helped reduce instances of human error.(HT File Photo)

Pune cops dial in a smart digital response

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 02:42 PM IST
Dial-100 initiative has helped reduce police response time down to five to eight minutes
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