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 […]

Make bitcoins illegal – Government of India Committee

Bitcoin users and investors in India could be in for tough times ahead as a high-level, interdepartmental committee set up by the government of India has urged it to crack down on such virtual currencies. The contents of the committee’s report, submitted in August, have not been officially announced yet, but highly placed sources reveal […]

Indian Govt & Courts block close to 4,000 internet urls in 2016 & 2017

The central government blocked 1,791 urls — websites or pages — and the courts blocked another 2,133 urls in 2016 and 2017, the department of telecom said. This was in addition to around 4,700 child pornography websites that were blocked as part of a CBI investigation. All content blocks on the internet are put in […]

AAP Govt suspends license of Max Hospital after newborn dies

The Delhi government has suspended the license of the Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh after it was implicated in wrongly declaring a newbord dead. “They cannot take any new patients, but they can continue to treat the existing patients,” Delhi’s health minister Satyendar Jain said. The move comes even as the Haryana Government on Thursday […]

DENGUE DEATH: Haryana govt probe finds Fortis Hospital guilty

An official inquiry by the Haryana government has found the Gurgaon Fortis hospital guilty of overcharging and several other violations of law, media outlets reported. Quoting the official copy of the report, Mirror Now said that the inquiry committee found the hospital guilty of negligence, lapses, unethical and unlawful acts on the part of the team […]

Vodafone launches Aadhaar verification via vans in Rajasthan

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 SIM upgrade process. Over the past 10 months, mobile vans have helped thousands […]

Andhra Bank, Syndicate Bank customers lose lakhs to Aadhaar fraud

Five customer accounts belonging to Andhra Bank and Syndicate Bank were subjected to fraudulent withdrawals using the customer’s Aadhaar data, government data indicated. Four of the five Aadhaar fraud cases took place in Andhra Bank, while the remaining one took place in Syndicate bank. The four account holders of Andhra Bank lost a total of […]

Police arrest biggest group of illegal Bangladeshis in Kerala; 35 nabbed

Police in Kerala have arrested 35 people in Malappuram district on suspicions of being illegal Bangladeshi citizens staying in India. The arrests were made in Edavannapara in the Muslim-dominated district. Police sources said that the arrests are likely to lead to an acceleration in investigations into illegal Bangladeshis staying in Kerala. Kerala has millions of […]

SBI warns against fraudsters luring customers with fake deposit schemes

India’s biggest bank, State Bank of India, has been forced to issue warning letters to its customers after fraudsters targeted the banks’ customers with fake schemes and offers. An email message has been sent to customers warning them against depositing money on the advice of such people. “The recent spate of fictitious offers of cheap […]

Islamic missionaries arrested for ‘creating tension’ between groups

A group of 39 Islamic missionaries have been arrested for door-to-door distribution of religious pamphlets that said, among other things, that people who worship multiple Gods will burn in hell. The volunteers of ‘Mujahid Wisdom Global Islamic Mission’, who were distributing the material in villages near Kochi, were arrested on complaints by local RSS activists. […]

German trustee of Mumbai school sexually abuses kindergarten kids

A trustee of a prominent international school in Andheri in Mumbai has been booked for sexually exploiting kids studying in kindergarten in the school. According to the complaint filed in MIDC police station in Mumbai, a teacher used to take two kids — both aged three — to the trustee’s office during breaks. The incident […]

Bhim Singh supports Yasin Malik’s stand in India Today scuffle case

Jammu & Kashmir politician Bhim Singh has sided with separatist leader Yasin Malik in the controversy surrounding a scuffle between journalists of India Today group and Malik. India Today claimed that Yasin Malik assaulted its crew and destroyed their gadgets when they it went to get a reaction from Malik on a story that they […]

PNB, Corp Bank most aggressive in going after big debtors; SBI, BoB more relaxed

Punjab National Bank, the third largest public sector bank in India, and smaller cousin Corporation Bank can teach bigger siblings like State Bank of India and Bank of Baroda a thing or two about going after big loan defaulters, an analysis of Reserve Bank of India data shows. In the last four years, these two banks […]