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The call centres were raided by 50 officers from the cyber division of the Kolkata Police on October 17 and seven people were arrested.(PTI PHOTO.)

Kolkata call centres defrauding UK citizens shut in joint operation

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 10:45 PM IST
Fraudsters called people, claiming to be from Microsoft, saying that their computer security had been compromised. They would either then sell a worthless piece of software for around £200, or dupe the victim into allowing access to their computer and any online bank accounts, which they would then drain.
Failure to implement age-verification technology will lead to payment services withdrawn or being blocked for UK users, officials announced(AFP File)
Failure to implement age-verification technology will lead to payment services withdrawn or being blocked for UK users, officials announced(AFP File)

World first: Verify age or face block, UK tells porn sites

London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 07:49 AM IST
Age-verification arrangements should only be concerned with verifying age, not identity. BBFC has created a voluntary certification scheme, the Age-verification Certificate (AVC) to assess the data security standards of AV providers.
An Indian man who was convicted of 23 counts of sexual abuse of a male child within his family has been stripped of his British citizenship and faces deportation to India.(AP)
An Indian man who was convicted of 23 counts of sexual abuse of a male child within his family has been stripped of his British citizenship and faces deportation to India.(AP)

Indian-origin man stripped of UK citizenship over rape conviction

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 09:28 AM IST
The man, who can only be identified as RSD for legal reasons, came to the UK from India in 1997 and was granted British citizenship in 2004. In 2011, he was found guilty of grooming and raping a 7-year-old child.

UK: India among top ‘forced marriage’ nations

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2018 10:47 PM IST
According to Britain, a forced marriage is when one or both spouses do not consent to marriage.
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