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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.
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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.
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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.
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BJP’s incidental connections to ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’

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Gemalto ‘big’ apology came after UIDAI circular to suspend procurement of firm’s products

The global digital security giant provides the Aadhaar’s fingerprint scanner and iris scanner tools, as per its website.
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UIDAI plans to set up Aadhaar Seva Kendras at the cost of Rs 300-400 crore

The project is in addition to UIDAI’s 30,000 centres and will cover 53 cities across India to offer enrolment and updation, among other services.
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In Aadhaar, Supreme Court did not probe if it is a tool to track citizens

Not just privacy, but even on surveillance and excessive delegation, Supreme Court didn’t engage with the tough questions.
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97% Indians have Aadhaar, Assam is lagging behind due to ‘illegal immigration’ issue

Of 36 states and UTs, 25 record a 100% coverage; Modi govt has made Aadhaar the basis of all its welfare schemes.
An individual records fingerprints as part of the biometric data collection for Aadhaar | Commons

Only the government seems to have won the Aadhaar battle in the Supreme Court

There’s a lesson for all techno -- utopians- anything that creates centralised power might be eventually taken over by bureaucrats.
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The middle ground on Aadhaar still eludes us

Aadhaar debate isn’t over yet. The government must improve its implementation if it wants to save the project’s credibility.

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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

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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.