Tips to keep in mind during online transactions
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Caution while using public wi-fi networks: Dubious networks increase the risk of malicious activity. Hence, it is safer to avoid networks which are not password protected. 

 

 
New Delhi: Avoid making an online transaction while using public wi-fi networks, suggest experts.
 
Brijraj Vaghani, Founder and CEO, Ridlr and Rajesh Agarwal, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Maventic, have listed some tips. 
 
* Caution while using public wi-fi networks: Dubious networks increase the risk of malicious activity. Hence, it is safer to avoid networks which are not password protected. 
 
* Use of One Time Password (OTP): One Time Password is a unique number which is generated for that particular transaction. This option is highly secure in comparison to the 3D PIN which is applicable to all transactions.
 
* Look for security protocols: Security protocols like HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure) which guarantees the website`s authenticity along with user protection and transaction security. Secured websites for online transactions can be identified with green sticker and browser url which starts with https instead of http or www. 
 
* Use of firewalls and anti-virus programs: Use of updated version of strong anti-virus and firewall security programs ensures protection from new scams and hacker tricks. These programs run virus scans regularly. Also use of an ad-blocking software program is advisable. 
 
* Avoid common passwords for multiple transactions: In order to avoid the hassle of forgetting passwords, people tend to use one password for number of transactions including sensitive transactions like net banking and credit cards. This increases the risk of getting trapped as hackers can easily access one password and can enter one`s multiple accounts. Hence, it is advisable to have unique password for different transactions.
 
* Caution with public computers: It is advisable to use persona gadget for financial and sensitive transactions over public computers or friend`s gadgets. 

 
 


 
 
Yogi Adityanath promises a 100m idol of Ram: Why UP likes playing statue, statue.
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Hindustan Times

 

Statues of religious figures are ready to take the pedestal in Uttar Pradesh’s politics.
 
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath announced in October his government’s plan to build a 100-metre-tall statue of lord Ram on the Saryu riverbank in Ayodhya.
 

 

 
The priest-politician also declared his government’s eagerness to revive the Maitreya Buddha project, which has been pending for 15 years. The project involves building a 500 metre Buddha statue, the world’s tallest.
 
Former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, who built a statue of Hanuman in Saifai, his native village in Etawah district, plans to install a statue of Krishna and principal characters in the Mahabharata.
 
The Samajwadi Party chief has hired experts to prepare the plan for his epic project.
 
Using statues as a symbol of political power is not new in India’s most politically sensitive state although the colours and themes keep changing.
 
The Ram statue was among the BJP government’s priorities, said party parliamentarian Vinay Katiyar, an accused in the case involving the 1992 demolition of Ayodhya’s Babri mosque.
 
Many Hindus believe the mosque was built on top of the birthplace of Ram and a temple dedicated to the god on that site has long been a central plank of the BJP’s politics.
 
When a majority government is in power it has to support the aspirations of the voters, Katiyar said.

 
 


 
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