Saturday, 26 November, 2022
TopicVoter ID

Topic: Voter ID

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.

Common digital voter list can aid ground officers stuck with drawn maps, duplicate entries

Considerations to use voter information to make Covid-19 vaccine priority lists show the importance of voter list reforms on India’s 10th National Voters’ Day.

Modi govt tells EC it will amend laws to link Aadhaar with voter IDs to enable remote voting

Govt assures poll watchdog it will soon take the proposal to Cabinet for approval as this would require amendments to Representation of People’s Act.

EC wants Aadhaar linked to electoral roll at the earliest, tells Modi govt to amend laws

Election Commission says move will be in national interest, since Aadhaar’s unique IDs would clean up duplicates from electoral roll. But it won’t be mandatory.

Linking Aadhaar with voter ID — Election Commission to decide within weeks

EC is in favour of the idea, but studying how recent amendments to Aadhaar Act may affect this linkage, says official.

Linking Aadhaar & voter ID will end voting fraud, ex-SC judge tells Election Commission

The Election Commission is said to be pushing for a mandatory link between Aadhaar and voter ID to check attempts to manipulate polls.

When a minister expresses doubts about linking Aadhaar to voter ID, it smacks of cynicism

Linking Aadhaar to voter ID can effectively check duplication and ghost voting and clean up the election process.

On Camera

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.