Aadhaar Face Recognition to help Govt identify people using only a camera

Aadhaar Face Recognition to help Govt identify people using only a camera

2018-01-15T15:21:06+00:00 On

Going by indications from the Unique ID Authority of India, Aadhaar numbers could soon be linked to people’s images, allowing the government and corporations to identify people from their photographs and videos. “UIDAI introduces yet another landmark technology for authentication – Face…

Judges blow the whistle on alleged improprieties in Supreme Court

Judges blow the whistle on alleged improprieties in Supreme Court

2018-01-12T13:30:35+00:00 On

Four of the most Supreme Court judges today held a press conference for what they said was to “discharge their debt towards the nation” and to put it on the record that they had not “sold their souls”. They alleged that there…

Masood Azhar warns Pakistan against ‘kneeling before Trump’

Masood Azhar warns Pakistan against ‘kneeling before Trump’

2018-01-11T11:49:52+00:00 On

Maulana Masood Azhar, the founder of terror-cum-charity group Jaish-e-Mohammed, has warned the Pakistan government against giving in to the demands of the Americans, who want it to destroy all terror groups. Azhar said Pakistani media and intellectuals are trying to scare the…

Potential Trouble for Congress as SC directs reinvestigation of 1984 riot cases

Potential Trouble for Congress as SC directs reinvestigation of 1984 riot cases

2018-01-11T14:59:12+00:00 On

Congress Party leaders could find themselves attracting unwelcome attention and scrutiny after the Supreme Court today decided to order a reinvestigation of 186 cases out of the 241 cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Out of the 241 cases, 42 are…

No new plans to modify National Green Tribunal – Govt

No new plans to modify National Green Tribunal – Govt

2018-01-10T12:42:57+00:00 On

The BJP-led government at the center has said that it has no further plans to amend the powers or constitution of the National Green Tribunal, the quasi-judicial body set up by the previous UPA government for protecting the environment. “There is no…

Congress wants taxpayers to fund Muslim divorces – RS Prasad

Congress wants taxpayers to fund Muslim divorces – RS Prasad

2018-01-09T07:05:56+00:00 On

Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said he has had official talks with the Congress Party on the ‘triple talaq’ bill, but the opposition party has raised two demands that amount to incentivizing Muslim men to abandon their women. The first…

TRIPLE TALAQ: 4-hour discussion today in Rajya Sabha at 5 pm

TRIPLE TALAQ: 4-hour discussion today in Rajya Sabha at 5 pm

2018-01-04T13:51:05+00:00 On

Opposition parties will get their chance besiege the government on the controversial Triple Talaq bill for four hours today as part of a discussion in Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament where the opposition parties enjoy a majority. The government…

Nine years on, Delhi Airport runway still waiting for Shiv statue to move

Nine years on, Delhi Airport runway still waiting for Shiv statue to move

2018-01-08T18:36:16+00:00 On

Authorities at Delhi International Airport have been waiting for nearly nine years for a religious trust to lower the height of a statue to make full use of one of Asia’s longest runways. It was in 1989 that the Airport Authority had…

TN, Karnataka lead in Child Marriage cases in India; South accounts for 65%

TN, Karnataka lead in Child Marriage cases in India; South accounts for 65%

2018-01-08T10:56:13+00:00 On

Data from the ministry of women and child development has revealed that the five southern states — Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra — account for close to 65% of all cases registered under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act in…

BJP MP seeks solar lights for forest encroachers

BJP MP seeks solar lights for forest encroachers

2018-01-08T10:56:41+00:00 On

Bishnu Pada Ray, the member of Lok Sabha representing Andaman & Nicobar Islands has asked for permission to install solar lighting systems in the homes of forest encroachers who are under order by the Supreme Court to evacuate the forest land. Ray…

Trial Court vs Supreme Court – Who is right in 2G scam judgment?

Trial Court vs Supreme Court – Who is right in 2G scam judgment?

2017-12-21T12:19:27+00:00 On

The decision by a trial court in Delhi’s Patiala House complex to dismiss charges of corruption and conspiracy against former telecom minister and others in the 2G scam case has created a curious legal imbroglio as the order seems to fly counter…

TRAI Net Neutrality recommendations are a win for Open Internet advocates

TRAI Net Neutrality recommendations are a win for Open Internet advocates

2017-11-29T10:03:20+00:00 On

India’s telecom regulator TRAI has issued its recommendations on Net Neutrality in India. The recommendations are largely along expected lines, and prevent telecom companies from slowing down the Internet to ease the traffic of their video apps, messengers and other ‘over-the-top’ services….

Vodafone launches Aadhaar verification via vans in Rajasthan

Vodafone launches Aadhaar verification via vans in Rajasthan

2017-11-22T13:05:21+00:00 On

With the central government breathing down the necks of telecom operators to link all connections with Aadhaar numbers, Vodafone has launched Aadhaar verification vans in Rajasthan to ease the process. The vans were initially launched with the purpose of easing the 4G…

RERA sales freeze drags down DLF Q2 profit by 94%, sales restarted

RERA sales freeze drags down DLF Q2 profit by 94%, sales restarted

2017-11-13T07:14:14+00:00 On

Real estate major DLF reported a sharp decline in its revenue and profit for the July-September quarter after it stopped taking new bookings due to the implementation of RERA in May. The company’s net profit fell by 94% to Rs 12.57 cr…

No decision on Sabarimala Temple Entry for women, referred to constitution bench

No decision on Sabarimala Temple Entry for women, referred to constitution bench

2017-10-13T11:17:51+00:00 On

Gender activists and others waiting for today’s Supreme Court judgment on the entry of women into Kerala’s Sabarimala temple were slightly disappointed today after the court refused to rule one way or the other, instead referring the matter to a constitutional bench….