Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: Telcos harassing customers over linking mobile number to Aadhaar

    Mumbai: Consumers have been repeatedly receiving calls reminding cellphone users of doing biometrics and connecting their cell number to Aadhaar. This is followed by repeated text messages. They are not stalkers but your telecom operator, calling you to link your mobile numbers to Aadhaar for e-KYC for subscriber verification before February 2018.

  • Now, Aadhaar must for post office deposits, PPF, Kisan Vikas Patra

    New Delhi: The government has made biometric identification Aadhaar mandatory for all post office deposits, PPF, the National Savings Certificate scheme and Kisan Vikas Patra. Existing depositors have been given time till December 31, 2017 to provide the 12-digit unique identification number.

  • India’s Aadhaar rivals growth of Windows, Android, Facebook: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

    Orlando: India’s Aadhaar identity system rivals the growth of other platform innovations likeWindows, Android or Facebook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said. Nadella, in his book ‘Hit Refresh’, which was released during the ongoing Microsoft Ignite 2017 conference, has praised India’s leap forward in the digital and technological arena. “Aadhaar now has scaled to over one billion people, rivaling the growth of other platform innovations such as Windows, Android or Facebook,” the

  • Osmanabad: Bhavna Santosh Jadhav gets Aadhaar card 6 minutes after being born

    Osmanabad: Bhavna Santosh Jadhav is just a few minutes old, but she already has in place her vital identity proof – the Aadhaar number. The girl’s parents enrolled for her Aadhaar number which they received just six minutes after her birth on Sunday, in one of the rare cases of getting the vital identity proof within minutes of being born.

  • Indore: Collector office arbitrarily links Aadhaar to RTI

    Indore: Acting beyond its powers and stoking a potential controversy, Indore district collector office arbitrarily linked Aadhaar to Right to Information Act even when there is no provision for the same in the rulebook. The incident came to fore when district administration replied to an RTI application.

  • Bhopal: Aadhaar now mandatory at AYUSH hospitals

    Bhopal: Come October 1 and the patients coming to AYUSH hospitals for treatment will have to carry their Aadhaar cards. The government has made it mandatory for all patients coming to the Ayush hospital to get their unique identification number linked to avail any kind of medical services. The order will come into effect from October 1.

  • After PAN, govt planning to link driving license with Aadhaar: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Gurugram: In another move to make India digital, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday asserted that the Government is planning to link the driving licence with the Aadhar card. Addressing the gathering at the Digital Haryana Summit 2017, Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the Aadhar is a digital, not a physical identity and a digital identity confirms the physical identity.

  • Aadhaar to be must for NRI weddings?

    New Delhi: Aadhaar should be made mandatory for the registration of NRI marriages in India to tackle desertion and other marital issues, an inter-ministerial committee has recommended to the Ministry of External Affairs, reports PTI. The proposal by the special committee on Indian passport holders who get married in India is aimed at protecting the rights of women who are deserted by their NRI husbands or become victims of domestic violence and dowry harassment

  • Aadhaar for social welfare schemes extended till December 31

    New Delhi: The Union government will extend the September 30 deadline by three months for people to declare their Aadhaar numbers in order to continue receiving welfare benefits, its lawyers told the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

  • Supreme Court extends deadline for mandatory Aadhaar till December 31

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today said it would hear a batch of petitions on Aadhaar-related matters in November after the Centre informed that it will extend till December 31 the deadline to furnish Aaadhar to avail benefits of social welfare schemes.

  • Deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN is Aug 31 August

    New Delhi : All tax payers in the country will have to link their PAN with Aadhaar by the stipulated deadline, which is Aug 31. This is because the Supreme Court verdict on privacy has no bearing on the requirement, UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said on Friday.

  • Maharashtra: Soon, Aadhaar could be mandatory for sonography as well

    The Maharashtra state government is all out to curb cross-border determination and female foeticide. Now, the state government is planning to make Aadhaar mandatory for people outside from Maharashtra for undergoing sonography. The state government will make this mandatory in its border districts, vice-a-versa it will be mandatory for people from Maharashtra who visit these states.

  • Supreme Court upholds right to privacy, terms it fundamental right

    New Delhi: In a landmark decision that will affect the lives of all Indians, the Supreme Court today unanimously declared that right to privacy was a Fundamental right under the Constitution. A nine-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar ruled that “right to privacy is an intrinsic part of Right to Life and Personal Liberty under Article 21 and entire Part III of the Constitution”.

  • Aadhaar case: Supreme Court judgment on right to privacy today

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Thursday whether right to privacy is a fundamental right – that would have a bearing on the challenge to the validity of the Aadhaar scheme on the grounds of its being violative of the right to privacy.