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IRCTC site hacked, personal data of over 1 crore customers feared stolen

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NEW DELHI — Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the e-ticketing portal of Indian Railways, is feared to be hacked with reports suggesting that personal data of over 1 crore customers have been stolen from the server.

According to several Indian media reports, the matter came to light after IG, Maharashtra Cyber Cell, informed the Chief Commercial Manager Western Railway about the site being hacked.

“Three days ago, IB cyber cell, Mumbai informed us that some data in the name of IRCTC is in circulation,” IRCTC PRO Sandip Dutta said.

The IRCTC website is used by thousands of customers daily to book railway tickets.

Personal data including phone number, email ids, Aadhaar Card, driving license number, etc. are required to complete the booking process.

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Bakar-Eid being celebrated

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POKHARA — The Muslim people people are celebrating their grand festival, Bakar Eid, with much fanfare today.

The festival which is to be continued for three days from today is also known as ‘Eid-Ul-Juha’. The Muslim community considers this as a festival of devotion.

Ali Miya Literary Foundation, Pokhara Chairperson and religious preacher Hanif Miya informed that the festival marked the beginning with the recitation of Islam scripture Nawaz at Idgaha of Pokhara in the early morning today.

The Muslim people who are almost 10,000 in number in Pokhara alone are marking the festival with much excitement, he added.

The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings each others on the occasion.

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