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UIDAI wants 28 cuts in film ‘Aadhaar’ approved by Censor Board in 2019, its director says

'Aadhaar' was gearing up for a release earlier this year when it was abruptly 'pulled out' a week before its opening, director Suman Ghosh says.
A file photo of Ram Sewak Sharma, chairman of Empowered Group on Technology and Data Management to combat Covid-19. | Photo: Commons

Modi govt now plans a ‘touchless’ vaccination process, with Aadhaar-based facial recognition

In an interview, National Health Authority chief R.S. Sharma says UIDAI's facial recognition algorithms will soon be rolled out at vaccination centres.

Govt extends deadline for linking PAN and Aadhaar card till 30 June

The I-T department said it has received representations from taxpayers that the last date for intimating the Aadhaar number may further be extended in the wake of Covid pandemic.
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EC proposal to link electoral roll with Aadhaar under consideration, says Law Minister

In the Lok Sabha Wednesday, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the poll panel has taken multiple measures for the security and safety of the electoral roll data platform.

SC says cancellation of 3 crore ration cards ‘serious’, seeks reply from Centre, states

A bench of CJI Bobde and justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian said this matter should not be treated as adversarial and will be put up for final hearing.
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BJP MP Tejasvi Surya’s joy ride on LCA Tejas causes heartburns in party

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File image of an Aadhaar card | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Review pleas pending, 7-judge bench not formed — Aadhaar Act validity case languishes in SC

Aadhaar Act was ruled constitutional in 2018, after the 2nd-longest hearing in SC history. However, in 2019, a 5-judge bench expressed doubts about the verdict approving its passage as a Money Bill.
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Modi govt plans ‘One Nation, One Address’ to make mapping easier, improve a range of services

A report submitted by a working Group of Ministers identifies problems with how India names its address now, and what the benefits of a new system can bring.
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Why we made Aadhaar a number, and not a card

In ‘The Making of Aadhaar’, former UIDAI CEO Ram Sewak Sharma writes about why the counter-intuitive decision to make Aadhaar a digital ID and not a smartcard worked.

‘Making of Aadhaar’ — new book presents candid, first-hand account of how the ID was created

Ram Sewak Sharma, first director general of UIDAI, has authored 'The Making of Aadhaar: World’s Largest Identity Platform', to be released on 12 September on ThePrint's SoftCover.

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Biles’ Olympics withdrawal is an act of courage. Only Gen-Z will understand why

It's not easy to live in the shoes of a 24-year-old, who has been put under a microscope, judged and labelled from the get-go. But critics won't understand.
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Centre’s fiscal deficit stood at 18.2% of budget estimate for FY22 at end of June

In absolute terms, the fiscal deficit was at Rs 2,74,245 crore. For the current financial year, the government expects the fiscal deficit at 6.8% of GDP or Rs 15,06,812 crore.

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12th India-China Corps Commander talks tomorrow, focus on ‘low-hanging fruits’ Gogra, Hot Springs

The India-China talks are expected to bring progress to the disengagement process in Gogra and Hot Springs, which was agreed upon by both sides last year.
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Like them or not, Taliban are a reality. India can deal with them if BJP resets its politics

Befriending the Taliban is possible, and pragmatic. It’s just that it calls for a big reset in the BJP’s domestic politics — a formula that goes beyond polarisation.