‘Aadhaar’ chosen as Oxford Dictionaries’ Hindi word of 2017

JAIPUR: Oxford Dictionaries has chosen ‘Aadhaar’ as the Hindi word of 2017. The word gained popularity due to Aadhaar card, which was in news last year and is likely to remain in highlight this year as well. The announcement was made at a session “Oxford Dictionaries’ Hindi Word of the Year” during the ongoing Jaipur […]

Deep Rooted Inertia

Deep Rooted Inertia

More than 1,500 Common Services Centres (CSCs), created to deliver various digital services to people across Jammu and Kashmir, are reported to be defunct, even as people, especially in rural areas, are facing immense hardships to avail of services like Aadhaar and PAN cards in their respective areas. It may be noted that the CSC […]

NC condemns FIR against Tribune reporter

SRINAGAR: National Conference on Monday strongly condemned the intimidation of Rachna Khaira of the Tribune Newspaper by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). An FIR under Sections 419 (punishment for cheating by impersonation), 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document) of the IPC has been filed against the reporter, […]

UIDAI denies Aadhaar data breach

UIDAI denies Aadhaar data breach

NEW DELHI: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Thursday denied a media report claiming a breach of Aadhaar data. The statement was issued after a report published in The Tribune claimed that a certain group was allowing people to get “unrestricted access to details for any of the Aadhaar numbers in India” in […]

14 crore PAN-Aadhaar linkages done till now

14 crore PAN-Aadhaar linkages done till now

NEW DELHI: Over 14 crore Permanent Account Numbers (PANs) have been linked with Aadhaar till now, official sources said today. With this, about 41 per cent of PANs are now linked with Aadhaar numbers. There are about 33 crore PAN cards, while Aadhaar has been issued to about 115 crore people. “Over 41 crore PANs […]

Aadhaar linkage with bank accounts mandatory, says RBI

Aadhaar linkage with bank accounts mandatory, says RBI

MUMBAI: Reserve Bank of India on Saturday said biometric identity number Aadhaar linkage with bank accounts is mandatory. The RBI clarification followed media reports quoting a reply to a Right to Information (RTI) application that suggested the apex bank has not issued any order for mandatory Aadhaar linkage with bank accounts. “The Reserve Bank clarifies […]

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