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Harish Khare quits as Tribune editor-in-chief after a tumultuous few months

Khare was at the centre of the storm when the newspaper reported on the easy access to Aadhaar data, as well as the public apology to Bikram Singh Majithia.
Biometric data collection for Aadhaar

UIDAI stands ground for filing FIR against reporter, says she committed crime

Regulator says FIR is against the crime that reporter Rachna Khaira committed to get the story. Reporter says she stands by her story. Chandigarh/New Delhi: Following a news report by The Tribune claiming that Aadhaar data of millions of citizens can be bought for a small fee, the Unique Identification Authority of India filed a FIR against the newspaper and its Jalandhar-based reporter Rachna Khaira. And despite drawing widespread condemnation for its action, the regulator is standing its ground, stating that the FIR is against the crime the reporter committed under cover. The report, published on 4 January, found that it was possible to access Aadhaar card details through a login and password, which could be bought for Rs 500. For another Rs 250, cards could also be printed. To prove that a breach was indeed possible, the reporter bought the login and password and also successfully printed an Aadhaar card. The...
A screengrab of apology and the Tribune building in Chandigarh

Craven apology to Majithia has buried The Tribune seven fathoms deep

Though The Tribune trust has swiftly removed the president who ordered the apology, it has forfeited a reputation built over more than a century.
A screenshot of the apology printed in The Tribune for Bikram Singh Majithia and J&K governor NN Vohra

Anger over Majithia apology sees J&K gov Vohra take over as Tribune trust chief

Editor-in-Chief Harish Khare ‘offered to quit’ after Tribune trust forced apology; president Sodhi replaced with N.N. Vohra at 3 November meeting.

On Camera

Men smoking hookah | Representational Image | Commons

Chewing gum ban good but Haryana’s hookah culture can be real Covid-19 culprit

Hookah is popular in the state of Haryana and people, especially the elderly are defying Covid-19 lockdown and coming together to smoke hookah.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.