More than half of the income of 23 regional parties whose annual audit and contribution reports were analysed came from unknown sources in 2018-2019, according to a report released by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
The report initially considered 52 recognised regional parties but only 26 of them had filed their annual audit and contribution reports with the Election Commission of India (ECI).
The Biju Janata Dal declared the highest income from unknown sources (?213.54 crore), followed by the YSR-Congress (?100.50 crore) and the Shiv Sena (?60.73 crore).
Phishing attacks in the name of Aarogya Setu mobile application are witnessing a “high rise” as online scamsters are taking advantage of the increased inquisitiveness of internet users during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
It said attackers are also impersonating tools linked to the World Health Organisation and popular video-conferencing platforms such as Zoom to steal sensitive data.
Phishing denotes to the cyber term of luring and cheating an internet user through a fake SMS or email and thereby breaching their privacy to steal sensitive information.
A rare palm endemic to the South Andaman Island is finding a second home at Thiruvananthapuramat the Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI).
The species, Pinangaandamanensis, resembles the areca palm to which it is closely related. But its entire population of some 600 specimens naturally occurs only in a tiny, evergreen forest pocket in South Andaman’s Mount Harriet National Park.
JNTBGRI scientists termed the Pinangaandamanensis a critically endangered species and one of the least known among the endemic palms of the Andaman Islands.