Free Press Journal
  • 18,000 banks branches, post offices have Aadhaar facility now: UIDAI

    New Delhi: Less than a year after banks and post offices were asked to set up Aadhaar facility on their premises, as many as 18,000 centres have come up for enrolment and updation of the biometric ID at such locations, UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey has said.

  • Speaking Truth to Power: My Alternative by P. Chidambaram- Review

    Speaking truth to power: My alternative view is a collection of former Union Minister for Home and Finance P Chidambaram’s incisive essays published last year as a weekly column in The Indian Express. The articles covered a range of subjects like demonetisation, economy, politics, foreign policy, Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat and nation at large.

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    UIDAI delays face recognition roll-out for Aadhaar verification until August 1

    New Delhi: The Aadhaar-issuing body UIDAI has delayed the introduction of face recognition facility for authentication by one month to August 1 in order to get enough time to prepare for a smooth rollout. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey told PTI that some more time will be needed to prepare for the rollout of the new facility which was earlier planned to

  • Aadhaar doesn’t pose any privacy issue: Bill Gates

    Washington: India’s Aadhaar technology does not pose any privacy issue and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has funded the World Bank to take this approach to other countries as it is worth emulating, Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said.

  • PF portal hacked, Rs 2.7 crore exposed to data theft

    New Delhi: The repository of pension funds – the Employees Provident Fund Organisation – has reportedly ordered vulnerability checks in the backdrop of allegations that the personal and professional details of 2.7 crore members registered with it may have been exposed to data theft.

  • Shocking! Aadhaar data of 1.34 lakh leaked on Andhra Pradesh government website

    After repeated claims of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), that the Aadhaar data cannot be breached, a new data leak has come forth in which almost 1.34 lakh Aadhaar card holders’ sensitive data was leaked from the Andhra Pradesh State Housing Corporation website.

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    Sanjay Nirupam sends reminder to Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on 21 lakh hungry Mumbaikars

    Mumbai: MRCC President Sanjay Nirupam followed up on his exposé on how ration card holders were being forced to link their cards with their Aadhaar cards despite the Supreme Court order clearly saying that this is not required. Not just that, Nirupam also showed, in several cases, those who had not linked their Aadhar cards were not given rations.

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    Maharashtra government plans to partially roll back Direct Benefit Transfer schemes

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government is contemplating rolling back Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) schemes in a few departments like the tribal welfare department and switching over to the old system of procuring things from contractors. If officers are to be believed, this is being done in wake of difficulties that the beneficiaries are facing due to DBT.

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    Mumbai: Lakhs not getting ration due to Aadhaar issues, alleges Sanjay Nirupam

    Mumbai: Over 21 lakh eligible persons in the city are not getting food grains and other products sold at Fair Price Shops as their ration cards are not linked to Aadhaar or there are some glitches in the linking, Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam claimed.

  • Not sure if Aadhaar is best model to accord benefits, says top court

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Thursday said it was not sure whether bringing people “face to face” with authorities through Aadhaar was the best model as the State should reach them to accord the benefits of the welfare schemes.

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    Lawyer counters UIDAI, tells Supreme Court can’t open account without Aadhaar

    New Delhi: A senior lawyer today told the Supreme Court that he was not allowed to open a fixed deposit account without the Aadhaar number, while challenging the UIDAI for maintaining that authentication of the 12 digit unique national identifier was not required for every transaction.

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    Aadhaar data leak can impact election outcome, says Supreme Court

    New Delhi: A leak of Aadhaar data can impact the outcome of an election, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday, voicing its concerns amid the raging controversy over the illegal use of Facebook data in the US elections. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, hearing a clutch of petitions challenging Aadhaar and the enabling 2016 law, referred to the Cambridge Analytica controversy and said these are not “imaginary apprehensions”

  • Aadhaar no reason to deny pension, says EPFO

    New Delhi : EPFO has asked banks not to deny monthly pension to people for want of biometric national ID, Aadhaar, and said that alternate means for identification should be used if needed.