WhatsApp starts encrypting messages to thwart hackers
WhatsApp starts encrypting messages to thwart hackers

WhatsApp, the world's most widely used instant messaging service, has started encrypting messages to protect them from hackers, said Open Whisper Systems, a software development group associated with the company.

Muzaffarnagar: Khap Panchayat bans jeans, mobiles for girls

In what can be termed as a Talibani diktat, a khap panchayat in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district has banned girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones.

Now you can hide blue ticks on WhatsApp with 'Read Receipts'!
Now you can hide blue ticks on WhatsApp with 'Read Receipts'!

Last week, Whatsapp's new update , the ‘double blue ticks’ feature had kicked off a storm. With this new feature, it certainly wasn't easy to ignore or avoid a message and nor could you pull off that that customary lie as to why didn't you reply. All your excuses of not seeing the message were practically deemed null and void.

In race for J&K Assembly, parties look for a head start in virtual world

As the campaigning for Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir reaches fever pitch, political parties and their candidates are increasingly slugging it out in the virtual world in their bid to pull voters to their side.

WhatsApp ups divorce rates in Italy
WhatsApp ups divorce rates in Italy

 Intimate messaging with strangers on WhatsApp has led to an increase in divorce rates in Italy, according to a leading Italian lawyer.

Nine policemen booked on basis of complaints filed on WhatsApp

Over 40,000 complaints in the form of messages were received by the anti-corruption WhatsApp helpline of Delhi Police's vigilance department since its launch in August, and has led to cases booked against nine policemen on the basis of "genuine" complaints.

Whatsapp updates application with 'message read' feature
Whatsapp updates application with 'message read' feature

Next time someone denies receiving your message on Whatsapp, you have all the proof they did!

Besides complaints, Delhi Police's WhatsApp helpline flooded with pornography clips
Besides complaints, Delhi Police's WhatsApp helpline flooded with pornography clips

The Delhi Police's WhatsApp anti-corruption helpline has been buzzing continuously, but not just with genuine complaints.

Indians capable of building WhatsApp for the world: Official

Indians have it in their DNA to build the next WhatsApp for the world, a top company official said here Tuesday.

WhatsApp helps Bihar police catch a thief

At a time when WhatsApp is actively being used in India for communication, the free messaging application has helped the Bihar police catch a thief.

WhatsApp boasts of crossing 70 million active-users in India
WhatsApp boasts of crossing 70 million active-users in India

 Mobile messenger service WhatsApp's user base in India has grown to 70 million active-users, which is over a 10th of its global users, its business head Neeraj Arora said today.

Officials to use WhatsApp in Chhattisgarh's Surajpur district

 Surajpur district administration of the state has asked its officials and employees to use mobile messaging application WhatsApp for rapid exchange of information and directives within the government machinery.

Officials to use WhatsApp in Chhattisgarh's Surajpur district

Surajpur district administration of the state has asked its officials and employees to use mobile messaging application WhatsApp for rapid exchange of information and directives within the government machinery.

Delhi Traffic Police to connect with citizens on WhatsApp

The has taken another step forward in connecting with the citizens on social media.

Anushka Sharma with transistor in next 'P.K' poster!
Anushka Sharma with transistor in next 'P.K' poster!

Bollywood leggy lass Anushka Sharma, who will be next seen in Aamir Khan starrer 'P.K', has generated a new buzz around the film. The actress took to micro-blogging site Twitter, only to announce that she will be next seen in the 'P.K' motion poster, and that too with a transistor.

Delhi Traffic Police asks people to come forward on illegal parking, use Facebook, Whatsapp to lodge complain

Delhi Traffic Police, in its effort to curb parking mafia in the national capital, has asked people to come forward and complain about illegal parking in the city through their Facebook page and traffic helpline numbers 1095.

Maharashtra polls: Parties take social media route to woo voters
Maharashtra polls: Parties take social media route to woo voters

Taking a cue from the success of BJP's online campaign in Lok Sabha election, the other parties have opened up their war chest to spend on social media to expand the reach of their mass contact campaign for the Maharashtra Assembly polls.

Jahnvi turns mascot for campaign to trace missing children

Jahnvi, the three-year-old girl who was reunited with her family two days ago after she went missing in the national capital, has turned mascot for a campaign to help trace missing children in the country.

AAP wants Delhiites to report complaints of dirt, filth

In a bid to take steam out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's much talked about 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', AAP on Saturday launched a WhatsApp helpline urging people to send in photos of dirt and filth in their locality which would then be taken up with BJP-ruled Municipal Corporations by the party.

Iran prosecutor gives government 30 days to block social media

Iran`s hardline judiciary has given the government one month to block WhatsApp and other popular instant messaging services, as pressure mounts on reformist President Hassan Rouhani to scale back his social and political liberalisation.