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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.
Surveillance

Both BJP and Congress are complicit in expanding state surveillance without legal basis

An MHA order authorises 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt information.
Tamil Nad Chief Minister Palamiswami

Tamil Nadu govt launches doorstep Aadhaar enrolment for kids below 5 years

Chief Minister K Palaniswami started the scheme by giving away seven Aadhaar kits containing the machines to officials of the Social Welfare Department.

On Camera

File photo of Narendra Modi at the Dhola Sadia Bridge, across River Brahmaputra, in Assam | PIB

Under Modi government, the PMGSY road scheme is connecting every last Indian

Beneficiaries of the programme from Manipur, Meghalaya and Odisha talk about how their lives were transformed thanks to the newly built roads.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.