2 held for making Aadhaar cards illegally

Accused prepared 150 Aadhaar cards and changed details of 400 other cards Two persons have been arrested by the Faridabad Police Crime Branch for allegedly making Aadhaar cards illegally and also changing the names, address and other details on many, the police said on Wednesday. The two had allegedly prepared 150 Aadhaar cards and changed details of 400 other cards, the police said. A team, led by Sector 56 Crime Branch Inspector Anand Kumar, arrested…

"2 held for making Aadhaar cards illegally"

SC Shocked Over 2 Lakh Children “Missing”

SC was shocked when it was told that as per a 2016-17 survey carried out at the directions of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, the number of children living in child care institutions (CCIs) was around 4.73 lakh, while the data filed in tcourt by the government this March says it was about 2.61 lakh A Bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur of the Supreme Court has expressed shock and surprise at…

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CIC says expenses incurred on Amit Shah’s security can’t be disclosed, cites exemption clause on ‘safety’

Expenses incurred on the security cover of BJP president Amit Shah cannot be disclosed, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has held citing RTI Act exemption clauses of “personal information” and “safety”. The commission has denied the appeal of a petitioner who had also sought to know the rules governing extension of security cover to a private individual and the authorities, which foot the bill of such cover to a private individual. The application was filed…

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Why Indian government exports petrol at half the price we pay

A news report actively shared on social media based on RTI reply on exports claims that India is exporting refined petrol to 15 nations at Rs 34 per litre while refined diesel is exported to 29 countries at Rs 37 per litre as per the information provided. It is being alleged that Government has levied high taxes on petroleum products making it a prized commodity for domestic consumers while the same is exported at a…

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How news of Rs 700-crore UAE aid for Kerala flood relief spread

Has the United Arab Emirates (UAE) offered Rs 700 crore in aid for Kerala flood relief? Well, the Kerala government has — indirectly as well as directly — said so. The Kerala chief minister said that Rs 700 crore was offered by the UAE and the state’s finance minister Thomas Issac criticised the central government for not accepting aid from foreign countries. Now, however, the UAE government has said that it never offered a specific…

"How news of Rs 700-crore UAE aid for Kerala flood relief spread"

Hit-and-run: Girl arrested, let off on bail

A 50-year-old homeless woman was mowed down by a speeding SUV, allegedly driven by a young woman, and was dragged for close to 300 metres in posh Connaught Place area in Lutyens’ Delhi, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place around 8.45 pm on Sunday when the old woman was crossing the road near PVR Rivoli, they said. “After the accident, the driver stopped for few seconds but later sped away in a bid…

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Delhi Jal Board makes sewage clean up a must

The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Friday made it mandatory for almost all the institutions to have their own Decentralised Sewage Treatment Plants (DSTPs) in a bid to encourage the usage of waste water for horticultural purposes. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is also Chairperson of DJB, announced at its 141st board meeting that parks, schools, colleges, societies, markets, factories, hospitals, malls and government offices in Delhi will all now have to follow the rule.…

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Hacker claims he can crack eAadhaar password in under 3 seconds

Aadhaar has become quite the buzzword these days, and particularly since Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chief RS Sharma caused a furor by revealing his Aadhaar number on Twitter. Ever since Sharma pulled the stunt to prove that Aadhaar was safe and secure, people on social media are trying to prove him wrong. In latest such effort, a hacker called Somdev Sangwan has claimed that he can crack the password of eAadhaar in less…

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Now you will have to get your face verified to link Aadhaar

As the debate over the reach of Aadhaar and the security of the world’s largest biometric database continue, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has made facial recognition mandatory for all services that require Aadhaar authentication including banking and mobile operators and government welfare schemes. The authentication will happen by taking on-the-spot pictures in addition to the photo submitted for KYC formalities. The feature is meant to complement the existing authentication procedures for iris…

"Now you will have to get your face verified to link Aadhaar"

Newborn dies after ambulance gets stuck in jam

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij has ordered a probe in the death case of a newborn. The baby succumbed at PGI, Rohtak after the ambulance carrying him was stalled by a traffic jam caused by Haryana Pradesh Congress President Ashok Tanwar’s rally in Sonipat on Tuesday. Ashok Tanwar had taken out a ‘Haryana Bachao Parivartan Lao’ bicycle rally near Kundli village on NH 1 against the Bharatiya Janata Party over Rafale deal. The rally caused…

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