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IndiGo plans services to China, Vietnam, Myanmar, other countries as airline looks to expand international network
Business

IndiGo plans services to China, Vietnam, Myanmar, other countries as airline looks to expand international network

IndiGo is the country's largest domestic carrier with a market share of 42.5 percent in January.

India aims to open Chabahar Port in Iran by 2019 as part of new transportation corridor to Afghanistan
India

India aims to open Chabahar Port in Iran by 2019 as part of new transportation corridor to Afghanistan

India-backed Chabahar Port in Iran is expected to be operational by 2019 to act as a transportation corridor to Afghanistan and to offer easy accessibility to CIS countries

Nitin Gadkari says India trying to make strategic Chabahar Port in Iran operational by 2019
India

Nitin Gadkari says India trying to make strategic Chabahar Port in Iran operational by 2019

India is trying to make the strategic Chabahar Port in Iran operational by 2019, Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

UIDAI chairman rests concern on Aadhar security
News & Analysis

UIDAI chairman rests concern on Aadhar security

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) chairman J. Satyanarayana on Thursday set at rest the concerns about security and privacy of Aadhar data.

iSpirit co-founder Sharad Sharma apologises after being outed as anonymous troll of Aadhaar critics
News & Analysis

iSpirit co-founder Sharad Sharma apologises after being outed as anonymous troll of Aadhaar critics

There are questions on why iSpirit felt the need to indulge in such tactics, if Aadhaar is fundamentally robust.

UIDAI's questioning of CIS over Aadhaar leaks brings the sanctity of investigative activities into question
News & Analysis

UIDAI's questioning of CIS over Aadhaar leaks brings the sanctity of investigative activities into question

The Centre for Internet Society is being questioned by UIDAI about its report on the disclosure of 135 million Aadhaar numbers earlier this month

UIDAI has asked CIS to explain 13 crore Aadhaar numbers 'leak' claim
News & Analysis

UIDAI has asked CIS to explain 13 crore Aadhaar numbers 'leak' claim

Aadhaar issuing body, UIDAI, has asked Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) to explain its claim of 13 crore aadhaar numbers leak.

130 mn Aadhaar numbers were not leaked, they were treated as publicly shareable data: CIS
News & Analysis

130 mn Aadhaar numbers were not leaked, they were treated as publicly shareable data: CIS

Since the discovery of the leaks, some of the content in the databases have been partially masked.

Aadhaar numbers of 135 mn Indians may have leaked, claims CIS report; UIDAI denies any breach
India

Aadhaar numbers of 135 mn Indians may have leaked, claims CIS report; UIDAI denies any breach

Aadhaar numbers and personal information of as many as 135 million Indians could have been leaked from four government portals due to lack of IT security practices, the Centre for Internet and Society has claimed.

Tech for the blind: How app developers can help end the 'disturbing touchscreen trend'
News & Analysis

Tech for the blind: How app developers can help end the 'disturbing touchscreen trend'

We met Nirmita Narasimhan, a Policy Director at The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in Bengaluru, who has been instrumental in putting in place policies such as the copyright to benefit visually impaired.

Sebi launches SMS campaign against fraudulent schemes
Business

Sebi launches SMS campaign against fraudulent schemes

The regulator is running a public awareness campaign through SMS that says "Be aware of schemes promising big profits in less time, this can be fraud."

Sebi makes fund-raising easier; comes down hard on fraudsters
Business

Sebi makes fund-raising easier; comes down hard on fraudsters

To ensure greater efficacy in exercise of its new powers, Sebi's board cleared new norms for its search and seizure operations, settlement proceedings, refund to investors and crackdown on illicit money-pooling schemes.

Wikipedia entries in Hindi, Malayalam, Telegu on the rise
Tech

Wikipedia entries in Hindi, Malayalam, Telegu on the rise

According to a study done by the Bangalore-based Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), the number of Wikipedia entries in vernacular Indian languages has had notable growth in the last eight months.

Wikipedia entries in Hindi, Malayalam, Telegu on the rise
News & Analysis

Wikipedia entries in Hindi, Malayalam, Telegu on the rise

According to a study done by the Bangalore-based Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), the number of Wikipedia entries in vernacular Indian languages has had notable growth in the last eight months.

No response from Google, Twitter and Facebook over hate content
News & Analysis

No response from Google, Twitter and Facebook over hate content

Facebook, Google and Twitter are yet to identify those behind the blocked inflammatory posts, in light of ...

Govt may introduce graded responses to first-time cyber offenders
News & Analysis

Govt may introduce graded responses to first-time cyber offenders

If ongoing discussions pertaining to the government’s attempt towards building a system to regulate cyberspace ...

Govt to set up system to strengthen cyber space, social  media
News & Analysis

Govt to set up system to strengthen cyber space, social media

In light of the recent turn of events in the country, especially those triggering the widespread 'exodus' of northeast...

India to widen scope of cyber-security coordinator
News & Analysis

India to widen scope of cyber-security coordinator

India is to widen the scope of its cyber-security coordinator in the wake of incendiary internet data that swept the country earlier this month and forced ...

NE exodus: List containing 309 blocked URLs leaks online
News & Analysis

NE exodus: List containing 309 blocked URLs leaks online

Latest reports coming in have confirmed that a list of the 309 URLs, whose ban the government had sought in light of the Assam violence...

India's vanishing fingerprints put UID in question
Politics

India's vanishing fingerprints put UID in question

Firstpost found that operators at Delhi's UID enrolment centres routinely come across cases where fingerprints had been damaged/destroyed/underdeveloped, but the UID authorities brush them aside as a "small percentage".