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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.
Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh in The Accidental Prime Minister | YouTube screengrab

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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Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.
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Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

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On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
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.