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'How many Muslims, Dalits?': Asaduddin Owaisi slams UIDAI over notices to 127 people; agency abused its powers, alleges Hyderabad MP
India

'How many Muslims, Dalits?': Asaduddin Owaisi slams UIDAI over notices to 127 people; agency abused its powers, alleges Hyderabad MP

The UIDAI on Tuesday said its Hyderabad office sent notices to 127 people for allegedly obtaining Aadhaar numbers on 'false pretences' but asserted these had nothing to do with citizenship

UIDAI issues notices to 127 people in Hyderabad for allegedly obtaining Aadhaar numbers on 'false pretences', says nothing to do with citizenship
India

UIDAI issues notices to 127 people in Hyderabad for allegedly obtaining Aadhaar numbers on 'false pretences', says nothing to do with citizenship

The UIDAI on Tuesday said its Hyderabad office has sent notices to 127 people for allegedly obtaining Aadhaar numbers on 'false pretences' but asserted these have nothing to do with citizenship.

PAN to become inoperative after 31 March if not linked with Aadhaar, says Income Tax dept; 17.58 crore PANs at risk
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PAN to become inoperative after 31 March if not linked with Aadhaar, says Income Tax dept; 17.58 crore PANs at risk

Permanent Account Number (PAN) will become inoperative if it is not linked with Aadhaar by 31 March, 2020, the Income Tax department has said

Remove tags to get more women into workforce, policy changes needed: Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran
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Remove tags to get more women into workforce, policy changes needed: Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran

There are lots of 'tags' in India such as 'women cannot do this (kind of jobs); this is only for men,' and all of them have to be removed, he said.

Centre likely to bring bill in Parliament's Budget Session allowing Election Commission to link Aadhaar with voter ID
India

Centre likely to bring bill in Parliament's Budget Session allowing Election Commission to link Aadhaar with voter ID

Accepting the proposal to give it legal backing to collect Aadhaar data, the Law Ministry is learnt to have asked the poll panel to ensure that the data is protected at multiple levels.

UIDAI reveals over 125 crore Indian residents now have an Aadhaar number
India

UIDAI reveals over 125 crore Indian residents now have an Aadhaar number

Aadhaar-based authentication services claimed to have been used more than 37,000 crore times since launch.

Govt to conduct NPR along with Census 2021: All you need to know about NRC, National Population Register and how they are linked
India

Govt to conduct NPR along with Census 2021: All you need to know about NRC, National Population Register and how they are linked

How similar or different is NRC from NPR, a nationwide process, which the government announced will be conducted along with Census 2021, Firstpost takes a look

National Securities Depository press pause on e-sign services for some companies
News & Analysis

National Securities Depository press pause on e-sign services for some companies

eSign allowed customers to be onboarded remotely and digitally by NBFCs and digital stockbrokers.

Aadhaar linking case: HC says no to order of linking social media accounts with Aadhaar, PAN
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Aadhaar linking case: HC says no to order of linking social media accounts with Aadhaar, PAN

HC says it would lead to data of genuine account holders going 'unnecessarily' to foreign countries.

Constitution of India is only as good as those executing it; Executive clings to letter more than spirit of document
India

Constitution of India is only as good as those executing it; Executive clings to letter more than spirit of document

To name two instances, the Indian Constitution has been weaponized since the 1950s against Kashmiris, as AG Noorani shows us over several volumes, and against Dalits

Aadhaar still excludes homeless and transgender people from being enrolled: Study
India

Aadhaar still excludes homeless and transgender people from being enrolled: Study

An estimated 102 million people do not have Aadhaar, including 30 percent of India’s homeless population and more than a quarter of its third-gender citizens

Law ministry says it's considering Election Commission proposal on collecting Aadhaar data to clean up electoral rolls
India

Law ministry says it's considering Election Commission proposal on collecting Aadhaar data to clean up electoral rolls

The law ministry is considering an Election Commission proposal to give it statutory backing to collect Aadhaar number of new applicants to clean up voter rolls.

Government extends deadline to link PAN, Aadhaar from 30 September to 31 December
India

Government extends deadline to link PAN, Aadhaar from 30 September to 31 December

The deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar has been extended till 31 December, a The Central Board of Direct Taxes order said Saturday.

Aadhaar-social media account linking case: UIDAI asks government to make a new law
News & Analysis

Aadhaar-social media account linking case: UIDAI asks government to make a new law

The current legislation just enables the use of the unique identity for its schemes and subsidies.

Election Commission writes to law ministry, seeks legal powers to collect Aadhaar numbers for cleaning up voters' list
India

Election Commission writes to law ministry, seeks legal powers to collect Aadhaar numbers for cleaning up voters' list

In a letter to the law ministry, the Election Commission has proposed that provisions of the Representation of the People Act be amended to allow the poll panel to seek Aadhaar numbers of those applying to be voters and those who are already part of voters list.

Delhi Social Welfare Minister urges action against Aadhaar agents who 'harass' people seeking to update personal details
India

Delhi Social Welfare Minister urges action against Aadhaar agents who 'harass' people seeking to update personal details

Delhi Minister Rajendra Gautam directed district magistrates to take action against Aadhaar agents harassing people by seeking to update personal details.

Aadhaar now not mandatory to open bank accounts, get new mobile connections
India

Aadhaar now not mandatory to open bank accounts, get new mobile connections

The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was passed by Rajya Sabha by a voice vote.

US govt agencies scanning millions of Americans’ faces without their consent: Report
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US govt agencies scanning millions of Americans’ faces without their consent: Report

Since 2011, FBI has reportedly logged over 390,000 facial-recognition searches of federal and local databases.

Aadhaar ordinance 2019: Supreme Court seeks response from Centre, UIDAI on plea challenging new provisions
India

Aadhaar ordinance 2019: Supreme Court seeks response from Centre, UIDAI on plea challenging new provisions

The Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from the Centre on a plea challenging the provisions of the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2019.

Monsoon Session of Parliament: Bill proposing voluntary use of Aadhaar as ID proof tabled in Lok Sabha
India

Monsoon Session of Parliament: Bill proposing voluntary use of Aadhaar as ID proof tabled in Lok Sabha

The bill proposes to allow voluntary use of Aadhaar number for authentication and identity proof in opening of bank accounts and procuring of mobile phone connections.