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Topic: Aadhaar

Fingerprints found at crime scene can’t be matched with Aadhaar data to find criminal, UIDAI says

In affidavit before Delhi HC in case of 2018 robbery and murder, UIDAI says it’s against the Aadhaar Act to use biometric information collected under the law for identifying criminals.

Sex workers can now get Aadhaar cards without address proof, UIDAI informs SC

UIDAI has decided not to seek residential proof and instead accept a certificate that can be issued to the sex worker by a gazetted officer of NACO, or of the state health department.

Aadhaar linkage can sink India’s electoral democracy – with voter profiling, selective exclusion

The real objective of Modi govt's move to link voter ID with Aadhaar doesn't seem to be eliminating bogus voting. Here's why it's also unconstitutional.

Haridwar ‘Dharam Sansad’ with calls to ‘kill Muslims’ can’t be dismissed as fringe anymore

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

PM Modi pushes to link more welfare schemes with Aadhaar, use data for better planning

In a meeting last week, PM Modi also asked departmental secretaries to look into creating a task force for better data governance, citing example of GIS mapping.

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.

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.

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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Representational image of the seat of the Indian government on Raisina Hill, New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

IAS couple with dog is already UPSC case study. But don’t miss modus operandi behind transfers

‘Punishment’ postings are not new. If you want to punish an IAS officer through transfer, which has been the practice in several states and now Centre, there is no need to search for ‘hard areas.’
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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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