BSF asked to cultivate Kashmir’s “silent minority,” ace “hybrid warfare”

A “silent minority” in the Kashmir region favours complete integration with India and back Centre’s decision to change Article 370, the top commanders of the Border Security Force have been told during a specially-arranged closed door meeting addressed by a former Indian Army general. “The BSF should identify and empower these people,” a former three-star […]

Supreme Court dismisses states’ pleas to block Padmaavat

The Supreme Court has dismissed the review petitions asking the Supreme Court to reconsider its earlier ruling lifting the ban on the film Padmaavat. “Governments and the people must understand that there is a Censor Board certificate and then a Court order,” said a three-judge bench today. “Better abide by it.” It also criticized state […]

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

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 Authentication,” tweeted @ceo_uidai, the official handle of the CEO of UID Authority of […]

Kerala High court annuls marriage of converted Hindu girl to Muslim man

The Kerala High Court has annulled the marriage of a Hindu girl who converted to Islam pointing out that she did not take permission from her¬†parents. According to Sunni Islamic law, it is compulsory for the woman to get the permission of her wali¬†or guardian — usually her parents — to get married. In this […]