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More than 60,000 cyber crime cases registered between 2016-18: Home Ministry

Between 2016 and 2018, a total of 61,361 cyber crime incidents were registered in India, Minister of State for the Home Ministry, G Kishan Reddy informed Lok Sabha on February 11. In 2016, 12,317 cyber crimes were reported, as opposed to 21,796 in 2017 — a 77% year-over-year increase. In 2018, such incidents increased to […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Cybersecurity, Parliament, Ministry of Home Affairs, Home Ministry, Lok Sabha, Parliament Questions, Kishan Reddy, National Cyber Coordination Centre, National Cyber Security Strategy 2020


Hughes India faces bankruptcy over unpaid AGR dues: Report

Hughes India, a subsidiary of US-based satellite broadband company Hughes Network Systems, said that it might have to shut down India operations, since it can not pay the Rs 600 crore it owes the government as part of adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues, Reuters reported. We have reached out to Hughes India for comment. The […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, US, Telecom, Reuters, Bharti Airtel, Telecom Operators, Hughes Communications, Vodafone Idea, AGR, Hughes Network Systems, Hughes India


“We are Kinder Than Them.” Trump and Modi Don’t Reflect the Spirit of Gujarat.

President Donald Trump is due to make the first ever visit by an American head of state to Ahmedabad, the biggest city in the western state of Gujarat. It is the state that Narendra Modi, now Prime Minister, ruled for 12 years. It’s also where where generations of my family have lived. A big reason that Trump chose Ahmedabad is that the largest number of Indians in the U.S. – and the most fervent supporters of Modi – are Gujaratis. Trump is hoping that, by showing up in Ahmedabad to declare...
Tags: News, Microsoft, China, India, Satya Nadella, Uncategorized, Narendra Modi, World, Unesco, Ideas, Pakistan, Brazil, Muslim, Bangladesh, Delhi, Donald Trump


AirAsia X Free Seats to Japan and Korea From RM 110

AirAsia X Free Seats to Japan and Korea From RM 110 It is happening now! AirAsia X first ever long haul free seats sale. AirAsia X is offering guests zero-fare seats for the first time ever on many popular long-haul destinations, including Australia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and India. AirAsia X free seats to Japan and Korea starts from RM 110 and above. Up for grabs are 1 million promotional seats on AirAsia X flights from Kuala Lumpur to many exciting destinations including Melbou...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Japan, Australia, India, Kuala Lumpur, Korea, Seoul, Headline, Airasia, Ahmedabad, Kl, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Nights Osaka Japan Sakura, World Tour Malaysia Thailand Singapore Philippines


The Relaxed Contentment of Panaji

It was already 1am when I was confronted by an event I had never experienced before. I was completely alone in India. I was in Panaji Goa standing under a dim streetlight. A few moments earlier I had motioned for the taxi driver to drive away. I wanted to
Tags: Travel, India, Panaji, Panaji Goa


How to Find a Job Teaching in Spain

Posted: 2/22/2020 | February 22nd, 2020 Teaching overseas is one of a great way to earn money while you travel, stay in one place longer, and get to deeply experience another culture. I spent years teaching in Thailand and Taiwan and they were some of the most impactful experiences of my traveling. Living in a foreign culture, trying to get by day to day, and learning to create a life for yourself is a surefire way to become a more confident you and give you a deeper understanding of yourself. ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, London, Interviews, Australia, Boston, India, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Spain, Barcelona, Taiwan, Chicago, Austin, Thailand


India’s cybersecurity budget FY 2013-14 to FY 2019-20: Analysis of budgetary allocations for cybersecurity and related activities

by Gunjan Chawla, CCG at NLU Delhi. This is an edited excerpt of Part V and Annexure ‘C’ of CCG’s Comments to the National Security Council Secretariat on the National Cyber Security Strategy 2020 (NCSS 2020). The full text of the Comments can be accessed here. Note on Research Methodology CCG compiled the data on allocations […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Cybersecurity, Views, CCG, NLU Delhi, National Security Council Secretariat, National Cyber Security Policy, Gunjan Chawla CCG, Research Methodology CCG




Pushkar Travel Guide: 11 Things to Do in Pushkar

Pushkar felt different. From the moment I arrived, it felt unlike anywhere else I had visited in Rajasthan. This is one of the oldest cities in India, and one of the holiest on the planet.  And yet, it felt so laid-back — laid-back for India, anyway. Pushkar is a beautiful small city, situated around a sacred lake, and has long been a major pilgrimage destination for Hindus. In the 1960s, however, Pushkar developed into a popular spot on the infamous Hippie Trail, and attracts just as many spiri...
Tags: Travel, Asia, India, Google Maps, Delhi, New Delhi, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Pushkar, Brahma, Buddha, Mahatma Gandhi, Ajmer, Udaipur, Brahma Temple, Kartik


Notes on North Goa Beaches

Goa is the smallest state in India, with a coastline of approximately 160 kilometres facing the Arabian Sea. Despite its diminutive size its a bit of a pain to get around due to the roads and its geography. The state is comprised of two districts: North Goa, and South Goa. When people are planning a trip to Goa they are confronted with a decision of whether to stay in the north or south. I had this decision to make on my first trip to Goa. On that trip I was still undecided where to stay even ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Bali, Southeast Asia, India, North, Goa, Mumbai, Bangalore, Travel Blog, Kerala, Bombay, Karnataka, Northern Thailand, Pai


Radisson Hotel Group Starts 2020 On A High With 17 New Hotels In India

Radisson Hotel Group has celebrated the start of the new decade by announcing the signing of 17 new hotels in India. As the Group enters the third year of "Destination 2022", its global expansion and transformation strategy, these signings will boost the company's portfolio in South Asia to more than 150 hotels and 17,000 rooms, both in operation and under development.
Tags: Travel, India, Group, South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group


Mandatory sharing of sports broadcast with Prasar Bharti: Madras HC leaves it to government

The Madras High Court, in a judgment, has left it to the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs to decide whether live sports broadcast should be shared with national broadcaster Prasar Bharti for online streaming. At present, a law which enforces sharing of live sports broadcast feeds of […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Sports, Cricket, Broadcasting, Madras High Court, Prasar Bharti, Ministry of Information Broadcasting, Madras HC, Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs


EC will create a platform for Aadhaar-Voter ID linkage: Senior Election Commission official

On February 18, senior officials of the Election Commission of India (EC) discussed the possibility of linking electoral photo identity card (EPIC) with Aadhaar with the Legislative Department of Ministry of Law and Justice. The Election Commission had written to the Law Ministry on August 13, 2019, recommending the same. Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, EC, Election Commission, Aadhaar, Election Commission of India, voter ID, Digital Identity, Aadhaar linkage, Sunil Arora, Election Commission of India EC, Legislative Department of Ministry of Law


The Architecture of Cybersecurity Institutions in India by CCG at NLU, Delhi

by Gunjan Chawla, CCG at NLU Delhi. This is an edited excerpt of Part IV and Annexure ‘B’ of CCG’s Comments to the National Security Council Secretariat on the National Cyber Security Strategy 2020 (NCSS 2020). The full text of the Comments can be accessed here. This consolidated organogram is a depiction of cyber security institutions […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Cybersecurity, CCG, NLU Delhi, National Security Council Secretariat, National Cyber Security Policy, Gunjan Chawla CCG


Reliance's Mukesh Ambani and #Saudi Aramco Accelerate Stake Talks - Bloomberg

Reliance's Mukesh Ambani and Saudi Aramco Accelerate Stake Talks - Bloomberg:Reliance Industries Ltd.’s talks to sell a minority stake in its oil-to-chemical division to Saudi Aramco have been gathering pace in recent weeks, according to people familiar with the matter.Aramco officials and bankers on the deal have been working at Reliance’s offices in Mumbai for due diligence this month, according to the people, who asked not to be identified as the information isn’t public. Both parties are try...
Tags: Travel, India, Mumbai, Reliance, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, Bloomberg News, Reliance Industries Ltd, Mukesh Ambani, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Walmart Inc, Saudi Aramco Accelerate Stake Talks Bloomberg, Flipkart Online Services Pvt For Aramco, Saudi Basic Chemicals


Driving in China: Defying Death as a Foreigner

For anybody who has visited China, it probably seems ridiculous to think that anything good could come from the chaotic Chinese traffic. But I can honestly say that thanks to my time driving in China, I’ve become a better driver. Here’s a brief explanation of how. Recently, I received the one official Chinese document that has proved to be more difficult than any visa I have ever applied for: …my Chinese driver’s license. The process of getting a Chinese driver’s license was con...
Tags: Travel, Asia, China, India, US, America, Los Angeles, Blog, Thailand, United States, Xinjiang, Picasso, Drivers License, Don, China taught me


Cross Hotels & Resorts Appoint Buzz Travel Marketing As Exclusive GSA for India

Cross Hotels & Resorts has once again proven that Drive, Passion and Creativity go hand in hand with strong business partnerships with the announcement that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Buzz Travel Marketing India. The exclusive General Sales Agent (GSA) agreement facilitates Cross Hotels & Resorts move into the fastest growing travel market in APAC at a challenging period in the global travel industry.
Tags: Travel, India, GSA, APAC, Cross Hotels amp, Resorts Appoint Buzz Travel Marketing, Cross Hotels Resorts, Buzz Travel Marketing India


Inside Life on the Crew Decks on Coronavirus-Stricken Diamond Princess Cruise Ship

Three times a day, Gie and her team push a convoy of dining carts through the corridors of the quarantined luxury cruise ship Diamond Princess. Wearing face masks and gloves, they stop at occupied rooms, greeting passengers and delivering meals before moving on to the next deck. The task runs like clockwork — crew members offload appetizers, the main course, drinks and utensils, largely in that order. (Sometimes, there’s dessert.) But lately, something often interrupts their flow: The thank...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Facebook, Hong Kong, News, Australia, China, India, Uncategorized, Ukraine, Philippines, Cambodia, Portland Oregon, Carnival, U S U K, Overnight


Google’s free public WiFi Station to shut down this year

Google will shut down its Google Station — through which it installed free WiFi at over 400 Indian railway stations — this year, Caesar Sengupta, VP – Payments and Next Billion users, announced earlier today. The company cited low mobile data costs in India, amongst the lowest in the world, and its own inability to scale […] ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, India, Wifi, Public Wifi, Google Station


9 Most Beautiful Provinces in Sri Lanka

Lying just to the south of India in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka boasts an impressive array of different landscapes. The mountains and hills in its highlands contrast delightfully with the beautiful beaches that line its coast, with sparkling waterfalls, glimmering lagoons, and gushing rivers also on offer. Long beset by a decades-long civil war,
Tags: Travel, Asia, India, Sri-lanka, Indian Ocean Sri Lanka


UK’s Ofcom, a TRAI-like body, to regulate social media platforms

The UK government wants to make Ofcom, the communications regulator that is akin to India’s TRAI, the regulator of online harms on the internet. UK Digital Secretary Nicky Morgan and Home Secretary Priti Patel announced this on February 12. Given its “experience of overseeing the broadcasting and telecoms sectors”, the British government said that “it […] ...
Tags: Travel, UK, News, India, Social Media, Ofcom, Nicky Morgan, Intermediary Liability, Trai, Priti Patel, UK Digital


Some recent notes on Dayanand Saraswati’s belligerent and bigoted Hinduism

For my record and reference – based on recent study. Of course, there are many other references to Dayanand on this blog over the years. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10158141167548767&set=a.52009713766&type=3 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10158150939648767&set=a.52009713766&type=3 Dayanand Saraswati's "enlightened" caste system with two types of schools. – from Satyarth Prakash Posted by Sanjeev Sabhlok on Saturday, 15 February 2020 Further details of how the "qualitativ...
Tags: Travel, India, Religion, Sanjeev Sabhlok, Dayanand Saraswati, Dayanand, Satyarth Prakash Posted


Last Day

I want to talk about traffic in India. The majority of vehicles are motorbikes mostly scooters then tuktuks and the occasional car. There are few rules on the roads no stop signs no traffic lights no road rage. Every vehicle weaves in and out and aro
Tags: Travel, India


One more day

Its difficult to believe that we have been here already over two weeks and will be flying home at 2 a.m. on Wednesday. We have two more days to enjoy the delights of India the people the food the colours the smells of spices permeating the air.
Tags: Travel, India


Sadguru’s wisdom – extracted by Rocky Karthik. Rocky rocks!

This is from rationalist Narendra Nayak’s FB post. – apparently the material was compiled by one Rocky Karthik (I’d love to meet Rocky!) This is interesting – noting here for future reference: ===EXTRACT===   Here is a list of his knowledge, not up to date because after that we have his gyan on vaccines, CAA etc. […]
Tags: Travel, India, People, Bad Ideas, Caa, Karthik, Sadguru, Rocky Karthik Rocky, Narendra Nayak




STR: Asia Pacific hotel construction up 14.1% in January

STR's hotel pipeline data for the Asia Pacific region showed 2,021 projects accounting for 441,819 rooms in construction as of the end of January 2020. This represented a 14.1% year-over-year increase in the number of rooms in the final phase of the development pipeline. A majority of the region's rooms in construction are in three segments. Of those three, upper midscale projects represented the largest percentage increase (+24.2%) in activity year over year. 1. Upscale: 110,855 rooms 2....
Tags: Travel, Japan, Indonesia, China, India, Asia Pacific, Malaysia, Vietnam


Top NMC shareholder Muhairi quits board amid turmoil | Financial Times

Top NMC shareholder Muhairi quits board amid turmoil | Financial Times:Khalifa al-Muhairi, one of NMC’s controlling shareholders, has resigned from the board of the healthcare group after a turbulent few months in which the company’s finances and ownership structure have been questioned.The largest private healthcare provider in the United Arab Emirates said Mr Muhairi, the executive vice-chairman, stepped down on Friday. Along with India-born founder BR Shetty, he had been asked to step back fr...
Tags: Travel, UK, India, Fbi, United Arab Emirates, Financial Times, Saeed, Louis Freeh, NMC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Muhairi, BR Shetty, Khalifa al Muhairi, Mr Muhairi, Messrs Shetty, Qebaisi Abu Dhabi


US Senators write to Pompeo about NRC, CAA and internet restrictions in Kashmir

Ahead of US President Donald Trump’s first visit to India, four US Senators – Republicans and Democrats- have asked the US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo for an assessment of the situation in Jammu & Kashmir, including the Indian government’s restrictions on internet and cellular services, following the abrogation of Article 370 in August last […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, US, Donald Trump, Kashmir, State, Pompeo, Jammu Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, Michael Pompeo, Internet shutdowns, Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA, National Registrar of Citizens (NRC, NRC CAA



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