Free Press Journal
  • India should take steps to ensure privacy in biometric identification programmes: IMF

    Washington : The IMF on Thursday said India should take necessary measures to ensure privacy and security controls while implementing large identification programmes like the Aadhar, as the global financial body identified India as a leader in the biometric identification system.

  • Indore: EPFO pensioners’ must link life certificate with Aadhar

    Indore: Pensioners’ of Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will have to get their life certificate registeration with Aadhaar biometric yet again. The exercise was to be taken up in November last but failed to take off owing to mismatch in Aadhaar and EPFO data.

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    Watch: Netflix takes a jibe at Aadhar through Black Mirror clip

    Over the past few days ‘Aadhaar’ has become our fourth basic necessity after food, clothing and shelter. No matter who and where you are, the priority in your life is to link your Aadhar card to every second thing in your life. Right from your mobile service provider to bank accounts to buying vegetables. Okay not buying vegetables. At least not yet. But almost everywhere else. And after it became mandatory to

  • Supreme Court Constitution bench to hear pleas against Aadhaar tomorrow

    New Delhi, The Supreme Court today said that a five-judge constitution bench would hear tomorrow pleas seeking an interim stay on the Centre’s decision directing mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various government schemes and welfare measures.

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    Jharkhand: Aadhar card not mandatory to get ration, says Food Minister Saryu Roy

    Jamshedpur: The Jharkhand government today said Aadhaar card was not mandatory to collect food grains from the public distribution system after a 11-year-old girl allegedly died of starvation. Local activists had alleged that the girl died of starvation on September 28 after her family was denied ration for the want of an Aadhar-linked ration card.

  • Aadhar should be made mandatory, says Madhya Pradesh food minister

    Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Two days after a minor girl in Jharkhand allegedly died of starvation as her family did not have Aadhar-linked ration card, Madhya Pradesh food minister Om Prakash Dhurve on Thursday said the Aadhar should be made mandatory.

  • Supreme Court’s judgement on privacy protects Aadhar: Arun Jaitley

    Washington: The recent Supreme Court order on the right to privacy lays down the correct exemptions which protects Aadhar, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said. Jaitley, who is in the US to attend the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, was responding to a question at the prestigious Columbia University on how the government is planning to handle Aadhar after the recent Supreme Court decision on the right to

  • Bhopal: Mobile service providers cry foul over different Aadhar linking rule

    Bhopal: The Central government allegedly treats banks and mobile service provider companies differently as far as Aadhar –link up is concerned. The mobile service providers are up against the discrimination as Aadhar linking is time consuming and customers’ physical presence is mandatory.

  • Bhopal: Govt to shift focus from state to central schemes

    Bhopal: The state government’s focus is all set to shift from its own schemes to the centrally-sponsored ones. So far, centrally-sponsored schemes were being given a short shrift in the state. CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan will soon start a review of the state of implementation of various centrally-sponsored schemes being run by different departments in the state. Besides, an action plan would be drawn up for publicising these schemes.

  • Bhopal: Customers experience poor mgmt at BSNL customer service centre

    Bhopal: ‘Santritipti’ (Sanskrit for satiation or fulfilment) is the name of the BSNL’s customer service centre at New Market. But the BSNL cell phone subscribers, visiting the centre for getting their mobile numbers linked with Aadhar for the compulsory e-KYC, are hardly walking out with any feeling of fulfilment.

  • Indore: Linking Aadhar to land records to help trace benami properties

    Indore: While Aadhar seeding with farm properties in the state was aimed at automatic mutation of land and execution of its registry, experts have stated that the information will also be helping in tracking benami properties for the central government and launch a massive strike against such properties in recent future.

  • Supreme Court raps Centre for making Aadhaar mandatory

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday expressed its displeasure over the Centre’s move to make Aadhaar mandatory. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the apex court they have found that a number of Pan cards are being used to divert funds to shell companies, adding making the Aadhaar card mandatory is the only option to prevent it.

  • Govt to make all ration shops Aadhaar-enabled by June

    New Delhi : The Government is planning to make all ration shops under the public distribution system in the country Aadhaar-enabled by June 30 this year, IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said. “We will make all 5.58 lakh ration shops Aadhar-enabled by June 30. We are in discussion with Food and Consumer Affairs Ministry for this. Our IT department will work with food and supply department to enable this. We will

  • Allocation for SC, ST, minorities gets boost

    New Delhi : Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday that the government will give special importance to implementation of schemes for the welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and minorities.

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    Demonitisation: Costly broadband, Wi-Fi forcing people to go without Internet

    BHOPAL: The cashless economy is dependent on internet and interestingly the demand of internet, specially Wi-Fi and broadband connections has reduced in the city as per the telecom service providers. For transactions to be made online, internet connectivity is the pivotal ingredient because unlike mobile banking, which is done with SMS, all other transactions are dependent on internet like unified payment interface (UPI), point of sale (POS), e-banking and e-wallets and Aadhar

  • Demonetisation: New vehicles to have digital tag for paying toll

    New Delhi : In the wake of its decision to demonetise high-value currency notes, the government has asked automobile manufacturers to provide a digital identity tag in all new vehicles to enable electronic payment at all highway toll plazas, reports IANS. “As far as toll plazas are concerned, the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways is advising vehicle manufacturers that in all new vehicles, the manufacturers must provide Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) facility,” Economic