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Invalidating PAN without Aadhaar is draconian, counsels submit arguments to SC 29.4.2017 DNA: Top News
Senior advocate Arvind Datar submitted that unless the court intervened, if the government invalidated the Permanent Account Number (PAN) card if it was not linked to the Aadhaar card, then an individual would be crippled. Senior advocates Datar and Shyam Diwan were arguing in connection to petitions filed in the Supreme Court challenging the Aadhaar Act.  While Datar restricted his arguments on the merits of the law, Diwan took the opportunity to highlight how dangerous it would be to allow private entities -- who have been contracted by the government to make Aadhaar cards, access to your most important and personal details of your life.  “Invalidating PAN without Aadhaar is draconian and an individual will suffer a virtual civil death,” Datar submitted before a bench comprising of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan.  Datar spoke on four important points during his more than two-hour-long submission. He suggested that it was arbitrary to make Aadhaar voluntary under the Aadhaar Act, but mandatory ...
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U.S. spy agency abandons controversial surveillance technique 29.4.2017 DNA: Evolutions
The U. S. National Security Agency said on Friday it had stopped a form of surveillance that allowed it to collect without a warrant the digital communications of Americans who mentioned a foreign intelligence target in their messages, marking an unexpected triumph for privacy advocates long critical of the practice.
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U.S. NSA stops some warrantless surveillance of American messages 29.4.2017 DNA: Evolutions
The U. S. National Security Agency has halted a form of surveillance that allowed it to collect without a warrant the digital communications of Americans that mentioned a foreign intelligence target, the spy agency confirmed on Friday.
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100 days of Trump: Thought this would be easier, miss my old life, says US President 29.4.2017 India Today| Must Read
Donald Trump will be completing 100 days in office today, but in an interview given just two days earlier, the President admitted that being President has not been as easy as he thought it would be.
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Lottery process for 1.29 lakh RTE seats begins 28.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The online lottery process for 1.29 lakh seats under the Right to Education (RTE) Act was conducted in the city on Friday. The state government has added a substantial number of seats under the RTE quota this time compared to 1.07 lakh last year. Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Tanveer Sait told reporters on Friday that in all, 2,10,661 applications were received this academic year. Of these, 2.2 lakh applications have been considered for the lottery process. While the first list will include schools in the child's neighbourhood, the second list will consist of schools that are not in the vicinity. For the first time, the government has made LKG and Class 1 the entry level following approval from the high court. Details on the schools which the students have been allotted would be sent through text messages by Saturday to parents while the final date for admission to these schools would be May 10. Sait said that this year, 46 CBSE and ICSE Schools have approached the high court stating that ...
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Aadhar card: SC to resume hearing on May 2nd 28.4.2017 New Kerala: India News
Aadhar card: SC to resume hearing on May 2nd
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Thai baby's murder on Facebook puts online controls under scrutiny 28.4.2017 Zee News : South Asia
Thailand, along with other authoritarian governments in Asia, is more geared up to monitor politically sensitive content online.  
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US made tremendous progress during Trump's first 100 days: White House 28.4.2017 Latest News
Top official Raj Shah asserted that the US has seen big achievements in economy
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The handmaid’s tale and other alternative facts 28.4.2017 HBL: Home
Dystopian novels — books where up is down and down is up, where answers are set in stone but questions are conspicuously absent — are dominating the bestseller lists at a time when the lines between nightmare fiction and reality are blurring
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Making a mockery of the Supreme Court order on Aadhaar 28.4.2017 Rediff: Columns
'The attempt to make Aadhaar mandatory has now emerged as an act of bullying by government agencies, turning citizens into subjects by making fundamental rights conditional on biometric identification,' says Gopal Krishna.
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Users free to quit WhatsApp if they don't like privacy policy: Facebook 28.4.2017 ET: Software
Facebook, which owns the popular messaging platform, told the Supreme Court that those who find the new privacy policy irksome or violative of their fundamental rights, can quit.
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SC to hear plea against linking Aadhaar with PAN cards 28.4.2017 New Kerala: India News
SC to hear plea against linking Aadhaar with PAN cards
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LIVE! Punjab Speaker's obit for MP Vinod Khanna names Rajesh Khanna instead 28.4.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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WhatsApp privacy case: Harish Salve raises objections to snooping 28.4.2017 DNA: India
Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta, representing the Union on Thursday informed a constitution bench that it was wedded to an "individual's freedom of choice" though it was willing to debate the finer points of law pertaining to the right to privacy since the same is already under consideration by another Bench of the Court in the Aadhaar matter. A five-judge constitution bench was hearing matters on whether WhatsApp sharing user information with its parent company Facebook, violated the citizens' right to privacy. In this regard, Senior Advocate Harish Salve, representing the petitioner, submitted a list of six issues that could be debated upon. While submitting his issues, Salve laid out the changes in WhatsApp's user policy since September 2016. Salve said, "Whatsapp User Policy now allows it to retain any videos, picture etc. which are widely circulated. This means they are snooping, picking up data, and sharing it with its parent company — Facebook." Salve clarified that, though the ...
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Make sure Aadhaar-less Afghan girl gets admission in school: Court to state 28.4.2017 DNA: India
After a 12-year-old Afghan refugee girl, Hadya, was expelled from a government school for not possessing an Aadhaar card, the Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government to take requisite measures to ensure that she gets to study. A Bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra said the girl cannot afford to lose a year. "Find it out. Please sort it out and tell us what you have (Delhi government) done. Then we will pass our order," the Bench said. The matter was raised by Advocate Ashok Agarwal. He also informed that many students are being denied admission for not having an Aadhaar card. "The government must ensure that no child is removed from school or denied admission on the basis of non-availaibility of Aadhaar Card. Also, it is a violation of Right to Education Act, wherein every child should get education, irrespective of caste, creed, or nationality," Advocate Agarwal said. Following this, the court issued the direction to the Delhi government ...
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Aadhaar linking like concentration camp numbering: Advocate 28.4.2017 DNA: Popular News
Senior Advocate Shyam Divan, arguing for one of the petitioners who challenged Aadhaar-PAN linking under the Income Tax Act, on Thursday stressed upon the dangers to a citizens' right to privacy if they were forced to submit to the draconian act of enrolling for Aadhaar cards. A Supreme Court bench comprising justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan are hearing three pleas challenging the government's decision to make Aadhaar mandatory for filing income tax returns (ITRs) as well as for obtaining and retaining PAN (permanent account number). On Day II of the Supreme Court hearing on the issue, Divan said, "We gave birth to a ...
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90% mobile towers in Chennai miss safety check 28.4.2017 TOI: Chennai
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'WhatsApp users can quit if not OK with policy' 28.4.2017 TOI: Home
“Those who find the new privacy policy irksome or violative of their fundamental rights, can quit. We’ve given full freedom to users to withdraw from Facebook and WhatsApp,” counsel for Facebook said during a hearing in the Supreme Court.
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Mandatory Aadhaar will make us slaves: PIL in Supreme Court 28.4.2017 TOI: India
"My fingerprints and iris are part of my body and I have absolute right over my body. The state cannot coerce me to give sample of my fingerprints and iris for getting Aadhaar,” the petitioner said.
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SC to draft issues in WhatsApp-Facebook privacy case 28.4.2017 News
Two Delhi students have alleged that the messaging services violate right to confidentiality
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