Is govt not entitled to seek ID proof from citizens, asks SC

Feb 13 2018

The SC posed whether the government was not entitled to seek proof of identity from citizen if their entitlement to certain benefits were dependent upon their identities.

UIDAI cautions against using plastic, laminated Aadhaar cards

Feb 06 2018

The UIDAI cautioned the public against going for plastic or laminated Aadhaar smart cards saying their unauthorised printing could render the QR code dysfunctional.

Aadhaar data safe, not being sold: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Feb 02 2018

There has not been a single case of data breach from UIDAI database, the govt said, claiming that a recent report about Aadhaar data being sold was "completely false".

ICICI Bank to invest in biometric payments startup Tapits

Feb 01 2018

ICICI Bank said it is acquiring a minority stake in Tapits Technologies, an early stage startup that helps merchants accept digital payments through Aadhaar biometrics.

Aadhaar seeding to eliminate multiple PF accounts: Official

Jan 19 2018

The Employees Provident Fund Organisation said it will be able to eliminate multiple account numbers of an individual once the process of seeding Aadhaar is complete.

Locking stable after horses have bolted: Chidambaram on Aadhaar

Jan 11 2018

Chidambaram said Aadhaar data was meaningless because millions of citizens have already shared their unique ID number with service providers.

Govt muzzling dissent: Cong on FIR over alleged Aadhaar breach

Jan 08 2018

The Cong accused the central govt of "muzzling dissent" and adopting an "ostrich-like approach" by "prosecuting" the journalist who exposed the alleged Aadhaar breach.

India Week Ahead (Jan 8-14): Earnings Seasons kicks off

Jan 08 2018

Key equity indices ended up 0.2%. Nifty gained 0.2% while Bank Nifty rose 0.15% for the week ending January 5. A look at key events to watch out for:

Heavy work calendar awaits the Supreme Court in 2018

Jan 02 2018

The SC in 2018 is set to decide on several important issues that will have a bearing on the country's politics, economics, inter-state relations etc.

We are not collecting Indian users' Aadhaar data: Facebook

Dec 28 2017

Facebook was asking new users in India to enter their names as mentioned in their Aadhaar Card when they sign up for an account.

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auction will involve five highways running across Andhra Pradesh and four in Gujarat
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Ministry of Commerce recommended Central Govt Anti dumping duty on Dimethylacetamide

Recommend duty for 5 Yrs on DMAC originating from China and Turkey


Co bags Rajasthan Project

Received a LOI to construct, own, operate and maintain Fatehgarh-Bhadla transmission project in Rajasthan

Received LOI from PFC Consulting Ltd, an arm of Power Finance Corporation

With this project, ATL will strengthen its existing presence in Rajasthan with 2 operational transmission projects and 4 under construction assets

On completion of this acquisition cumulative transmission network will reach 12000 ckt kms, out of which ~9000 ckt kms under operation

Transformation capacity of ATL will also increase to 19,300 MVA from 35 substations


To be out of F&O if it does not declare quarterly results by March 1

All existing F&O contracts will expire on March 28

No fresh contracts will be available if the firm fails to submit results for quarters ended September and December 2017 by March 1

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