Hyderabad: Engineering student held for sending obscene pictures to a woman

A 21-year-old engineering student was arrested on Saturday for allegedly harassing a woman by sending her abusive text messages and obscene pictures on her mobile. Cyber Crime Police of Cyberabad arrested Syed Ismail Zabih following a complaint from the woman of Miyapur wherein she stated that she received abusive text messages and obscene pictures between December 7 and December…

CID clueless on e-cash thefts

As real money gets stolen on virtual domains, Jharkhand police remain clueless on how to firewall Internet-related financial frauds, as a Garhwa-based political science professor has discovered in the course of seven nerve-wracking months. Jyoti Devi, a Garhwa college professor, lost Rs 1.46 lakh of her hard-earned money from the State Bank of India in…

Pune emerging capital of cybercrime: Expert

IT evangelist Deepak Shikarpur warned that Pune was slowly becoming the capital of cybercrimes. Shikarpur who, along with advocate Vaishali Bhagwat, has come out with a new book, “Cybercrimes – Technology’s Menace of the 21st Century”, said: “With the advent of social media, cheaper smart devices are available with the common man and the average…

Using technology to fight poverty

More than a billion people around the world have emerged out of extreme poverty over the past two decades thanks to the surge in growth rates in countries such as China after they embraced free-market policies. Last week, billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates made a stunning claim in the latest edition of their annual…

India’s National Conference On e-Governance Concludes

The two-day 18th National Conference on e-Governance with the theme “Digital Governance-New Frontier” has concluded in Gandhinagar. Addressing the valedictory session on Saturday, Governor of Gujarat, Om Prakash Kohli said e-Governance is important because it is the most easy, effective and economical governance. He said it is one of the most useful fields of Information…

Let’s prevent another Perumal death

“We have not only failed Perumal, but failed ourselves as writers. Perumal’s decision not to write is a terrible solution… What are we doing to make Perumal Murugan write again?” This question posed by writer Kiran Nagarkar at a session on ‘Censorship in Writing: Why Perumal Murugan should not have to die’ haunted the audience…