MS Dhoni’s Aadhaar leak raises questions on data safety and privacy

Perhaps the focus should be on ensuring complete safety to Aadhaar data, at the collection points as well as storage repositories, instead of showing urgency to impose it on citizens. Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Aadhaar details were made public by a Twitter handle of the Central Services Centre. The leak has raised the issue of privacy of individuals and security of data collected by the government for Aadhaar. The government has been on…

"MS Dhoni’s Aadhaar leak raises questions on data safety and privacy"

Over 524 fast track courts are functional, says Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

As many as 524 fast-track courts are functional in the country and the Centre is trying to sensitise state governments to set up more such courts, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. The Minister of Law and Justice also emphasised that the 14th Finance Commission has endorsed the proposal to strengthen the judicial system, including by setting up 1,800 fast track courts. There are 524 functional fast track courts in the country while some…

"Over 524 fast track courts are functional, says Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad"

Aadhaar Card Can’t Be Mandatory For Government’s Welfare Schemes: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: Aadhaar cannot be mandatory for central welfare schemes, the Supreme Court said today, but added that it cannot stop the government from linking the 12-digit identification number to the opening of bank accounts or filing of tax returns. The government recently made it mandatory for citizens to produce their Aadhaar number for benefits under nearly three dozen central schemes including free mid-day meals for schoolchildren. Aadhaar was also made compulsory for scholarships and…

"Aadhaar Card Can’t Be Mandatory For Government’s Welfare Schemes: Supreme Court"

Midday meal scheme: Aadhaar exposes 4.4 lakh ‘ghost students’ across Jharkhand, Manipur and Andhra Pradesh

The 12-digit Aadhaar number has helped states strike off 4.4 lakh “ghost students” from schools across Jharkhand, Manipur and Andhra Pradesh, for whom the government had been earmarking funds under the mid-day meal scheme. The government provides free lunch to students from class one to eight on working days under the mid-day meal scheme. This month, the Union human resource development (HRD) ministry made the unique identification number mandatory for students to obtain mid-day meals.…

"Midday meal scheme: Aadhaar exposes 4.4 lakh ‘ghost students’ across Jharkhand, Manipur and Andhra Pradesh"

Three Female Constables Suspended For Selfie Beside An Acid Attack Victim While She Lay In Bed

An incident in UP shows how even the constables of our country have caught the selfie fever! Three women constables were caught taking a selfie in an ICU while on duty. They were seen taking pictures in the same room where a gang-rape and acid attack victim was in a very serious condition! Imagine a patient is fighting for her life and someone is frolicking around taking selfies, and that too constables! The incident took…

"Three Female Constables Suspended For Selfie Beside An Acid Attack Victim While She Lay In Bed"

13 Year Rajasthan Girl Raped By Her Eight Teachers For Eighteen Months

The minor’s parents, in a FIR filed on Friday, alleged that the girl was forced to take abortion pills after she got pregnant. “We have registered the FIR against eight people based on the father’s allegations. All eight are teachers of a private school and we have booked them under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and other sections of the IPC,” a police officer said. According to the…

"13 Year Rajasthan Girl Raped By Her Eight Teachers For Eighteen Months"

BJP govt suspends UP IPS officer after he tweets against state police

An Indian Police Service (IPS) officer was suspended on Saturday for alleging that senior police officers were targeting subordinates of the Yadav caste after the Yogi Adityanath government came to power in Uttar Pradesh. Himanshu Kumar, an IPS officer of 2010 batch, had made the allegations on Twitter. India Today further reported that the UP Police had ordered a probe based on the allegations. The report further said that Kumar had later on deleted a…

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An Indian bank appears to be scamming its customers

Update: We spoke to an HDFC Bank spokesperson regarding the issue. The story has been updated with the bank’s response. Have you heard of micro-transactions? They spell profit for game companies and headaches for gamers. The banking world, or at least, one bank in particular, has taken the lesson to heart and taken things a step further. Karthik Srinivasan, a Digital Marketer from Bangalore was going through his email when he discovered that HDFC Bank…

"An Indian bank appears to be scamming its customers"

BJP does not discriminate on caste, religion: Rajnath Singh

“The BJP does not discriminate on the basis of caste, creed or religion,” said Home Minister Rajnath Singh The BJP does not discriminate on the basis of caste, creed or religion, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today, strongly refuting allegations that certain communities were facing discrimination in Uttar Pradesh. The statement came after Congress member Ranjeet Ranjan expressed concern in Lok Sabha over incidents involving ‘anti-Romeo’ squads and alleged discrimination against people of certain communities…

"BJP does not discriminate on caste, religion: Rajnath Singh"

NABARD pegs Priority Sector Credit Potential at Rs. 1.72 lakh crore for 2017-18 in Rajasthan State

State Focus Paper 2017-18 launched by the Chief Secretary, Government of Rajasthan and and launched Water Conservation Campaign on World Water Day National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has projected an exploitable credit potential of Rs. 1.72 lakh crore towards the priority sector lending by the Banks in the State of Rajasthan for the year 2017-18, which is 14% higher than the credit projection made for the year 2016-17. The credit potential was…

"NABARD pegs Priority Sector Credit Potential at Rs. 1.72 lakh crore for 2017-18 in Rajasthan State"