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Representational image| Amazon Inc. fulfillment center in Bengaluru, India | Ruhani Kaur | Bloomberg

India was about to align its e-commerce market with global rules, then it lost trust

Global economy is under a new industrial transformation, with digital technology leading the change but India wants to address its own rising aspirations.

Digitisation is one of Modi’s successes, but rules for this new world need careful framing

India now has 56 crore internet users, but govts, businesses & individuals all have to embrace change and figure out the best ways to move towards digitisation.

Using Aadhaar biometrics for forensics technically & legally not feasible: UIDAI

The Unique Identification Authority of India told the Delhi high court that it was not feasible to use Aadhaar biometrics for identification of dead individuals.
The govt was trying to bring a law to link driving licences with Aadhaar to check duplication and weed out fakes (Image for representational purposes only)

Govt puts plan to link Aadhaar with driving licence on hold

Road Transport and Highways Ministry says states can use other listed document such as voter ID or passport as identity proof.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Philip Kotler Presidential award in New Delhi | PTI

PM Modi first to be awarded Philip Kotler Presidential award

The award citation said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was selected for his outstanding leadership for the nation. 
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What the Aadhaar Amendment Bill fails to address

Although on-point in certain aspects, the Aadhaar Bill is an underwhelming effort at reforming the structure of the programme.
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad addressing a press conference

Linking of Aadhaar & driving licence to be made mandatory soon: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The govt will soon bring a law which will make it mandatory to link Aadhaar with driving licence, said the union minister.
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Evolution of Aadhaar shows it is a gamechanger, says Arun Jaitley

Instead of taking credit for Aadhaar, Congress lawyers challenged it in court and appeared as anti-technology, anti-Aadhaar faces.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Neither gag nor contempt: 2018 was the year Indian judiciary took criticism well

It made everyone watch the court more closely, not just in appreciation but to scrutinise its actions.
Graphic by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint.in

In busy & controversial 2018, SC struck down Colonial-era laws but upheld Aadhaar

Of the at least 35 judgments that dominated headlines in 2018, ThePrint takes a look at 7 key orders passed by the top court.

On Camera

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.