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The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought reply from Centre and states, on a plea alleging cancellation of nearly four crore ration cards, in the absence of linkages with the Aadhaar card.   A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising justices A.S. Bopanna and V....

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About 84 per cent of Indian consumers would pay more to do business with an organisation that is committed to protecting their data privacy, surpassing the UK (49 per cent), Germany (41 per cent), Spain (36 per cent) and France (17 per cent), said a new report on Tuesday.   The new...

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Alec MacGillis (ProPublica) 09 March 2021
In Hobbs, New Mexico, the high school closed and football was cancelled, while just across the state line in Texas, students seemed to be living nearly normal lives. Here’s how pandemic school closures exact their emotional toll on young people.   Everything looks the same on either...

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There has been a surge in vaccine-related scams in recent months and a new report said on Thursday that the number of web domains featuring the word "vaccine" in their title has now significantly increased, and the danger includes credential theft, credit card fraud, malware installation and...

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Only 8 per cent of those who tried to get the Covid vaccine appointment on Co-WIN site or app were able to do so, as per a Local Circles survey.   The first question in the poll asked citizens "How did you or your family's registration with Co-WIN site/app for Covid vaccination work?"...

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Maryam Jameel  and   Caroline Chen (ProPublica) 02 March 2021
People eligible for the coronavirus vaccine tell us they are running up against barriers that are designed into the very systems meant to serve those most at risk of dying of the disease. We plan to continue tracking these roadblocks.   It’s a fact that simply being eligible for a...

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Maya M 24 February 2021
When a person dies intestate (without leaving a will), the transfer of certain assets to the heirs of the deceased requires a legal heir certificate, and in a few States a probate, in order to establish their claim.    Mumbai-based lawyer Siddhartha Shah says “A number of other...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 February 2021
“Privacy is myth in India, because we do not have any law pertaining to it. The Supreme Court declaring privacy as a fundamental right is a good thing, but where is the law and the implementation to protect this so-called fundamental right?” questioned advocate Dr Prashant Mali. While...

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IANS 21 December 2020
The ambitious 8-lane Mumbai coastal road project is now 17% complete on the southern side from Marine Drive to Worli and the sector is expected to be operational by July 2023, BMC Municipal Commissioner IS Chahal said here on Monday.   "Substantial work has been done in the past...

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IANS 21 December 2020
The Central government has proposed to advance the deadline for blending 20 per cent ethanol in petrol from the earlier announced 2030.   Sources said that the deadline may now be advanced to 2025 or as early as 2023 to allow sugar mills to convert excess sugarcane or sugar for...

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IANS 08 December 2020
The Supreme Court said in a recent order on filling vacancies in commissions that "we have to express our anguish with the manner in which the government sought to act, contrary to a judgment of this court."   "In the present case, we have already expressed our prima facie view of a...

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IANS 24 November 2020
Continuing with its ban orders on Chinese apps, the Indian government on Tuesday blocked 43 new mobile apps, including shopping website AliExpress owned by e-commerce behemoth Alibaba.   Other popular apps that have been banned include WeWorkChina, CamCard and Snack. These apps have...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 30 October 2020
The information provided by the department of telecommunications (DoT) on the Sanchar Tarang website is self-certified by the tower operator. Let that sink in for a while. It is like saying that your driving licence is issued to your basis self-certification.    As per the DoT's...

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MOHAMMED SHAFEEQ (IANS) 22 October 2020
The inundated colonies in flood-hit Hyderabad are witnessing a novel rescue and relief operation as horse riders have come forward as saviours to the marooned people.   Going door to door in Nadeem Colony and other inundated areas, the equestrians from Hyderabad Horse Riding School...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 20 October 2020
Three years since the Supreme Court of India declared right to privacy as a fundamental right, companies and government continue to harass ordinary citizens by using technology to grab personal data without permission.   Airtel’s app caused a furore with its invasive data collection...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 October 2020
Contrary to claims of several government departments and local bodies, the ministry of home affairs (MHA) clarified that for registration of births and deaths, Aadhaar is not required as proof of identity.  This was confirmed by the ministry, while replying to an application filed under the...

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As new research claiming that Covid-19 can survive longer on bank notes -- up to 28 days at 20 degree Celsius along with humidity -- started doing the rounds amid the corona surge, health experts said on Monday that people should avoid being paranoid and must take proper pandemic-related...

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Unemployment is the major concern for business executives globally, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) survey on Thursday.   The interactive map on 'Regional Risks for Doing Business 2020' shows the fiscal crisis which was the top concern in 2019 has now slipped to the third...

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Google on Thursday launched a new feature in the Covid-19 layer on Maps that displays the demarcation of containment zones in Mumbai.   Google said it is working closely with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for sourcing this information and will update this data...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 September 2020
The PAN (Permanent Account Number) card is an extremely important document since it is required as a proof of identity (POI) for almost everything from opening a new bank account to filing your income tax returns. Any incorrect information / inaccuracies on the PAN card could cause problems...

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