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AIIMS hacking a result of primitive data-security practices. Digital India citizens deserve reliable tech

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The enormous hardships caused to patients by the hacking of the AIIMS hospital-management system is the result of primitive data-security practices and infrastructure. Though computers can be restored, the harm to patient privacy and public confidence can’t. Every citizen of digital India must be served by secure and reliable technology.

Pakistan now exposed to terrorism as ceasefire with TTP ends and Afghanistan refuses to intervene

The collapse of talks with Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Taliban leaves the country exposed to escalating terrorist violence. Afghanistan’s Taliban regime rejected Pakistan’s pleas to crack down on TTP sanctuaries, and force the jihadists to make terms. With Islamabad bogged down in economic and political strife, the TTP knows time’s on its side.

Three years later, the world has moved on from Covid. But virus still creates nuisance in China

It’s been three years since Covid’s first patient was detected in China. The pandemic turned our lives upside down. The world has moved on now, it has even stopped asking how the virus originated in China. But ironically, the virus is still creating nuisance in China, fueling protests against Xi Jinping.