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What are the top 25 passwords you should never use online? Report says…

“123456” consistently held the unenviable title of the world's worst password, ranking as the most commonly used password in four out of five instances.

The report highlights the top 25 most commonly used passwords that should be avoided for online security. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 06:37 PM IST

Four BJP councillors suspended for ‘creating ruckus’ in MCD House

BJP councillors staged a protest inside the MCD House, citing “a lack of information about the purpose of the House session.”

BJP councillors protest inside Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) house on Thursday.
Published on Dec 28, 2023 06:37 PM IST

PM Modi to inaugurate ‘Amrit Bharat Express’ on Dec 30. All you need to know

Union railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Wednesday shared a video showcasing the distinctive features of the upcoming Amrit Bharat Train.

‘Amrit Bharat Express’, labelled as the “sleeper edition of the high-speed Vande Bharat trains”, is set for inauguration from Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya on December 30.(source: AIR)
Updated on Dec 30, 2023 10:34 AM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Ahead of Ram Temple inauguration, Ayodhya railway station renamed

The Indian Railway Conference Association released a statement announcng the alteration of the railway station's name from “Ayodhya Junction” to “Ayodhya Dham.”

Published on Dec 27, 2023 09:12 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

How does CAT III technology help flights amid dense fog?

On Wednesday morning, various parts of North India, including Delhi were veiled in dense fog, leading to reduced visibility, traffic disruptions, and accidents.

An aircraft prepares to take off amid dense fog on a cold winter morning at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on December 27, 2023. (Photo by Arun SANKAR / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Dec 27, 2023 06:54 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Evening brief: Pro-Kannada protests in Bengaluru, and all latest news

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items you should check out.

Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) members vandalize an advertising board of a business establishment during a protest to minimalise the usage of English and promote the native language in banners and signboards, in Bengaluru on Wednesday. (Savitha)
Published on Dec 27, 2023 06:33 PM IST

Pro-Kannada protests force closure of two Bengaluru malls: Report

Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) activists also smashed flower pots outside Mall of Asia, vandalised English signboards, and sprayed them with black ink.

KRV State President T N Narayan Gowda alleged that Mall of Asia (Bengaluru) has not put a Kannada nameplate. (File)(X/@DrBhaskarRaj)
Published on Dec 27, 2023 05:35 PM IST
By | Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari

‘Amrit Bharat Train’ with ‘push-pull technology’ set for flag-off soon | Details

The push-pull arrangement in locomotives enables trains to be operated from either end. This setup involves attaching a locomotive at both ends of the train.

Union minister Ashhwini Vaishnaw on Sunday shared details on Amrit Bharat Trains. (File Photo)
Published on Dec 25, 2023 09:58 PM IST
By | Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari

PM Modi hosts Christmas event, calls Jesus Christ's life ‘guiding light’

PM Modi said Jesus Christ worked for an inclusive society and that these values are serving as a ‘guiding light’ in his government's development journey.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the Chrismas programme at his residence on Monday.(X/Narendra Modi)
Published on Dec 25, 2023 04:56 PM IST
By | Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari

Watch: Heavy traffic gridlock hits Manali amid Christmas, New Year rush

Numerous social media videos surfaced, detailing the duration users had been stalled in the traffic, showcasing vehicles piled up one after the other.

In a video shared by news agency ANI, vehicles en route to Manali before Christmas Eve were depicted trapped in an extensive traffic snarl on Sunday(ANI)
Published on Dec 24, 2023 09:28 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

‘Will not take back until…’: Wrestler Bajrang Punia on his Padma Shri

Bajrang Punia placed his Padma Shri award on the pavement outside PM's residence amidst Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) election controversy.

A combination of pictures shows the Padma Shri award that is placed on the pavement near Kartavya Path by wrestler Bajrang Punia as he speaks to the media on returning his award after former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) (ANI)
Updated on Dec 25, 2023 01:41 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Caught on camera: Two arrested for risky car stunt in Greater Noida market

The 11-second footage shared by an X user on Friday captured a Maruti Suzuki Swift and a motorcycle performing dangerous maneouvers in Alpha 2 main market area.

The white car seen in the video appears to lack a visible number plate. (X/@WasimPathan99)
Published on Dec 24, 2023 05:48 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Why did Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi fire its three employees?

There are indications that Xiaomi is edging closer to entering the electric vehicle (EV) market.

Xiaomi unveiled its debut car, the Xiaomi SU7, in filings submitted to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
Published on Dec 22, 2023 05:57 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Ola Electric set to reach milestone: ‘Four-Lakh e-scooters in two years’

Last year, the company achieved a remarkable feat by manufacturing one lakh electric scooters in just 10 months after its launch in 2021.

In 2023, Ola Electric has witnessed an extraordinary year, recording sales surpassing 250,000 units, setting a record as the highest sales for any electric two-wheeler manufacturer in a year. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/@bhash)
Published on Dec 22, 2023 04:02 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Reliance Retail's Ajio is set to achieve this big milestone

In August last year, Isha Ambani was appointed as the head of the division by Mukesh Ambani for Reliance Retail.

Relaince Retail launched Ajio in 2017. (Representational Image)
Published on Dec 22, 2023 02:23 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Afternoon brief: Vijender Singh on Sakshi Malik retirement, and all latest news

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items you should check out.

Congress leader and boxer Vijender Singh with party leader Randeep Surjewala addresses a press conference at AICC headquarters, in New Delhi, Friday, Dec. 22, 2023. (PTI)
Published on Dec 22, 2023 01:04 PM IST

Kerala records 265 fresh Covid-19 cases; 80% of India's active cases now

India reported 640 new Covid-19 infections on Friday, with active cases rising from 2,669 to 2,997, as per data released by the Union health ministry.

People wearing face masks as a precautionary measure after cases of COVID-19 sub-variant JN.1 were detected in the country.(PTI)
Published on Dec 22, 2023 12:27 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Sovereign Gold Bond 2023-24 Series III closes today | How to buy?

According to RBI announcement, the gold bonds with 999 purity are priced at ₹6,199 per gram for this series.

Previously, Series I ran from June 19-23, and Series II from September 11-15. (Representational Image)(Reuters Photo)
Published on Dec 22, 2023 10:52 AM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Heavy rain leaves TN's Thoothukudi inundated, schools to remain closed today

Heavy rain also affected other southern districts of the state, including Tirunelveli, Tenkasi and Kanyakumari, over the past few days.

Thoothukudi: An aeriel view of the flood-fit Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023. (PTI)
Published on Dec 21, 2023 11:17 PM IST

Kerala's 4th grader receives laptop from Union minister. Here's the story

The gesture stemmed from the boy's encounter with the Union minister during a journey on a Vandebharat train while he was travelling to Kannur on a trip.

Sriram, fourth standard kid from Kochi was given an Acer One 14 laptop, as evident from the video.(ANI)
Published on Dec 21, 2023 11:17 PM IST

What does newly passed Bill on appointment of top three election officials say?

The new Bill specifies that the President will appoint Chief Election Commissioner and two Election Commissioners based on Selection Committee's recommendation.

Proceedings of Lok Sabha during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI)
Published on Dec 21, 2023 08:06 PM IST

INDIA bloc gears up for protest against Parliament MP suspensions | Full details

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will arrive at Jantar Mantar at 11 am on Friday to protest the suspension of opposition MPs from Parliament.

Opposition parties protest near Gandhi statue on Wednesday. (ANI)
Published on Dec 21, 2023 08:02 PM IST

Stand-up comedian held at gun point in Noida, rejects ‘could be mobile’ claim

Stand-up comedian Sundeep Sharma posted about the incident on social media at approximately 1 am on Monday, shortly after the supposed event occurred.

Stand-up comedian Sundeep Sharma
Updated on Dec 19, 2023 04:49 AM IST
By | Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari

PM Modi uses AI-tool ‘Bhashini’ at Kashi Tamil Sangamam in Varanasi. What is it?

‘Bhashini’ was tailored to serve the Tamil-speaking audience specifically during Kashi Tamil Sangamam event in Varanasi on Sunday.

'Bhashini' operates as an AI-driven language translation system, facilitating conversations between speakers of different Indian languages.(PIB)
Published on Dec 18, 2023 12:46 AM IST

Lok Sabha breach accused Neelam's lawyer says not being allowed to meet her

Suresh Choudhary emphasised differing perspectives on “freedom of speech” acknowledging the ongoing case requires thorough investigation.

Neelam Singh's advocate Suresh Choudhary speaking about denying meeting with her on Friday.(ANI)
Published on Dec 15, 2023 11:08 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Uttarakhand tourism's film ‘Divine Trails’ wins Asian Academy Creative Award

The film also highlights revered temples like Kartik Swami, Kunjapuri, Haat Kalika, Purnagiri, Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Golu Devta, Katarmal Sun, and others.

While famous spots like Badrinath, Kedarnath, Nainital, Mussoorie, Haridwar, and Rishikesh draw attention, the state also boasts lesser-known yet stunning destinations that captivate visitors. (File)(Representative Image (Unsplash))
Published on Dec 15, 2023 09:36 PM IST

Hong Kong announces bounties to capture these activists. Who are they?

Arrest warrants were issued for Johnny Fok, Tony Choi, Simon Cheng, Frances Hui, and Joey Siu, believed in self-exile across the UK, US, and Australia.

Among those sought are hosts of a YouTube channel and other
Published on Dec 15, 2023 09:16 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

75 Boats, 300 workers engaged in clearing Chennai's Ennore Creek oil spill

The oil spill has affected hundreds of families whose livelihoods depend on the coastal habitat, biodiversity, and aquatic life.

Chennai: Rescue officials clean after an oil spill in the Bay of Bengal off the Ennore Creek area in the aftermath of Cyclone Michaung, in Chennai, Friday.(PTI)
Published on Dec 15, 2023 06:17 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Delhi Airport to install full-body scanners and CTX machines by May | Details

Full-body scanners are capable of identifying concealed prohibited items beneath clothing, offering a means to locate such objects effectively.

The Delhi airport stands as the nation's largest, with an expected surge in passenger traffic exceeding 70 million by the end of the fiscal year in March 2024. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Archive)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Dec 15, 2023 03:45 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Geminids meteor shower peak tonight: How to watch it?

The Geminids meteor shower, known for its peak in mid-December annually, stands out as one of the most impressive and dependable meteor showers.

The year’s best meteor shower, the Geminids, peaks this week, with lucky stargazers seeing as many as one or even two a minute in the darkest spots. The meteors will reach their frenzy Thursday.(AP)
Published on Dec 14, 2023 08:45 PM IST
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