Calcutta  /  Published 05.01.21

App-cab gang targeted bar patrons

The gang that had robbed a trader in a car he had boarded after stepping out of a bar on EM Bypass early on Christmas is suspected to have robbed more people coming out of bars along the stretch, poli...
By Our Special Correspondent in Tiljala

Calcutta  /  Published 04.01.21

Man robbed in app cab

Senior officers involved in the probe said they had drawn up the probable route the car took. “Tower dumps (data collected from a mobile phone tower closest to a particular spot) of those place...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Science Tech  /  Published 04.01.21

WhatsApp: chinks in armour

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps. The fact that it boasts of end-to-end encryption — not even the owners or FBI can breach it — may be the reason that hackers consider it...
By Surit Doss in

Business  /  Published 23.12.20

Bet on Indian Tiktok clone

The Indian parent of a TikTok copycat has raised more than $100 million from investors, including Alphabet Inc’s Google and Microsoft, months after the Chinese-owned short-video app was banned i...
By Reuters in Bangalore

Calcutta  /  Published 17.12.20

App cab driver robs passenger

A woman who had hired an app cab last Saturday saw the driver speed away with her bag containing cash, which she had withdrawn from an ATM during the trip, while she was taking out other belongings fr...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


Travel  /  Published 29.11.20

Unlock Stock And PPE

We lapped up these nuggets of history from our genial host, Saroj Solomon, as we dined on fabulous baked crab, never mind the pocket pinch. Having left home early, with hardly a morsel en route, we at...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee in

Calcutta  /  Published 26.11.20

Molest cry against bike taxi driver

⚫ Carry pepper spray for safety ⚫ Send picture of the hired cab/bike and its number to a family member or friend  ⚫ Assign mobile numbers of some family members / friends o...
By Our Special Correspondent in Garfa

Business  /  Published 25.11.20

LAC: more Chinese apps banned

The Modi government  on Tuesday blocked access to 43 more Chinese mobile apps, including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s e-commerce app AliExpress, citing security concerns, as border tensions ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.11.20

Centre bans 43 mobile apps

The Centre on Tuesday issued an order to block access to 43 mobile applications in the country citing their engagement in activities “which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India,...
By Our Bureau in New Delhi

Science Tech  /  Published 02.11.20

An app to curb cyberbullying

ReThink is an app that is available for both iOS and Android which tries to stop cyberbullying before it starts. It is an award-winning app curated by a 17-year-old teenager named Trisha Prabhu whose ...
By Surit Doss in


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