Android app Har Shiv Shankar – Sawan Mein Kanvad provides essential and real-time information to kanwariyas enroute Haridwar.
Govt officers are taking selfies to mark their attendance at weekly grievance meetings in UP’s Hardoi district
To ensure attendance at the weekly Gram Samadhan Diwas, government officers in Hardoi have been asked to take a photograph and share it on WhatsApp.
A Bitcoin robbery in small-town UP? It really happened
A Bunty and Babli-style crime played out in a nondescript Uttar Pradesh town recently. Only there was no Babli to …
UP police makes friends with social media influencers to check rumours, connect with people
Uttar Pradesh Police is all set to launch its latest initiative — Digital Mitra or Digital Volunteer — with a view to quell rumours and reach out to people.
Farmer’s son from Mathura is a real-life Rancho, and a maker at heart
Mathura, Uttar Pradesh: Aamir Khan’s character Rancho in 2009 Bollywood hit 3 Idiots wasn’t inspired by this young man, but …
An IAS officer has found a solution to India’s pendency problem — court summons via SMS
Uttar Pradesh police are implementing Saakshi, a software that sends court summons via SMS, which will bring relief to the short-staffed department.
Meet the sarpanch who upgraded this UP hamlet to a smart village, all for ₹15 lakh
Sarpanch Dilip Kumar Tripathi has turned Hasuri into a smart village with public Wi-Fi, CCTV cameras, a website with GIS maps, the works.
Four students from UP have made a smart glove to give voice to the speech impaired
The smart glove, developed by four Moradabad students — Keshav Mehrotra, Abhishek Tandon, Harmeet Kaur and Khushboo Kashyap — converts sign language gestures into corresponding speech.
How being a camgirl is changing this young single mother’s life
The safety net Sheelu’s job as a sex camgirl provides her is helping her rebuilding her life — she is a mother, a graduate, and is working towards an MA degree.
This mechanic’s smart streetlight sensor is saving a UP municipality both power and money
Firasat Ali’s innovation — a smart streetlight sensor — saved the Shahjahanpur municipal corporation in Uttar Pradesh Rs 2 lakh in 2016.
Public payphone redux: You may soon be able to drop a coin and charge your mobile
Aditya Aamir is irritated and angry. His smartphone is dead for the third time in seven hours; its battery is …
Rural journalist in UP uses WhatsApp to broadcast local news — and makes money doing it
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These singers from small-town India are on song, and they’ve got YouTube to thank for it
YouTube provides just the platform they need to build their audience and enhance their market value. And the video uploading service is completely free!
Police constable on UP election duty suspended for venting anger in Whatsapp video
Afzal Khan posted a video blasting the police for reducing the lunch allowance for policemen on election duty in Uttar Pradesh from Rs 1,500 to Rs 150.
Online trading platforms are spawning micro-entrepreneurs in small-town India
Trading on online classifieds platforms requires little investment, but the returns are good enough to make a qualitative difference to entrepreneurs’ lives.