Data Societies: Can the State be trusted with information in times of ubiquitous surveillance systems?
Amid the rise in global surveillance systems, the common man needs to be involved in conversations on data through politics.
40 electoral reforms pending, EC tells law ministry; asks for false affidavits to be made electoral offence, linking of Aadhaar with voters list
A statement by the Election Commission said CEC Sunil Arora reminded the law ministry brass that there are more than 40 different proposals of electoral reforms which are 'pending since long'
Home ministry issues notification making Aadhaar mandatory for benefits under scheme for civilian victims of terror, communal violence
Aadhaar will be required for getting benefits under a central government scheme for providing financial assistance to family members of victims of violence perpetrated by terrorists or Naxals, and communal riots
Delhi HC refuses to order linking of social media accounts with PAN, Aadhaar, says data of genuine account holders at stake
The Delhi High Court Monday declined to order linking of social media accounts with Aadhaar, PAN or voter ID card for weeding out fake accounts
DHFL said, the company, in the past 12 months has repaid obligations of nearly Rs 45,000 crore, which is nearly 40 percent of its current balance sheet size.
Firstpost Editor's Picks: INX Media case, Congress in Assam, Aadhar-social media linking; today's must-read stories
Firstpost Editor's Picks: P Chidambaram in the INX Media case, Congress fights back in Assam, Aadhar-social media linking; today's must-read stories
Odisha to implement 'One Nation, One Ration Card' scheme on pilot basis in Bhubaneshwar from 1 September
Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister RP Swain said the 'One Nation, One ration Card' scheme will be extended to other parts of Odisha in a phased manner
Firstpost guide to book e-ticket on Indian Railways' IRCTC website: How to login and get hassle-free train reservation online
Over the past one-and-half decade, there has been a paradigm shift in the system of booking an Indian Railways train ticket. Instead of waiting in a long queue before a reservation counter for getting a manual ticket, passengers find it far easier to make online booking of a ticket through IRCTC website.
Budget 2019 serves all sectors of economy, builds upon India's growth story of last 5 yrs, writes ex-FM Arun Jaitley in blog
The Budget 2019 creates a political direction for an aspirational India. The economically weaker sections get the basic amenities of life and several sectors of interest to the middle-class have been incentivised.
Narendra Modi in Rajya Sabha: PM says Jharkhand lynching pained him, but no one has right to insult state
PM Modi broke his silence on the lynching of a Muslim youth in Jharkhand, saying it has pained him and the guilty must be severely punished, but stressed that all incidents of violence in the country should be treated the same
Promoters of DHFL in talks with private equity firms; expect $1 billion from sale of half of their holdings
The Wadhawan family, the promoters of DHFL , currently holds close to 40 percent stake in the company
The push to digitalise the ration system and the integration of it with the Aadhar card have created a new host of issues.
Telecom operators have already started the non-Aadhaar based KYC process in 85% Indian cities.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is planning to set up Aadhaar Seva Kendras, in a mega project that involves opening of facilitation centres for enrolment and update services in 53 cities and towns across India.
Congress says DNA profiling bill will violate autonomy, privacy of citizens; claims 'big brother syndrome' embedded in govt
The Congress on Sunday accused the government of attempting to carry out "360-degree profiling" of citizens, and claimed that the DNA profiling bill was violative of the privacy and autonomy of people.
Kiki Challenge, Musical.ly and Aadhar: India has much to offer when it comes to things no one asked for
We are constantly being told what is national, what is authentic, what is cool, what the whole country will surely enjoy. But we continue to secretly find our uncool pursuits.
Full text: Arun Jaitley's blog says the economy and the markets reward structural reforms, fiscal prudence
We have enabled every Indian to be a part of the world’s fastest growing economy. The future looks much brighter than the past.
Govt panel lists parameters that define a shell company; Centre urges whistle-blowers to report suspicious activity
A government panel has come up with a definition of a shell company based on suggestions from the ED, SEBI, the FIU and the CBDT.
Nandan Nilekani bats for privatisation of PSBs, says rationale behind bank nationalisation has ceased to exist
Nandan Nilekani said "original rationale" for bank nationalisation has ceased to exist and that privatisation is the way forward for public sector lenders
The very idea behind extending Aadhaar deadlines was to spare residents from being forced into a system whose legal validity is undetermined: SFLC.in