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Face recognition to enhance Aadhaar security Face recognition to enhance Aadhaar security



New Delhi,  The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Monday said it was soon going to roll out face authentication as an additional security feature for Aadhaar verification.

The new feature, likely to be introduced by July, would make it convenient for those who have difficulty in authentication through fingerprints or iris.

Kargil freezes at minus 20, Kashmir shivers in cold wave Kargil freezes at minus 20, Kashmir shivers in cold wave



Srinagar,  Night temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley remained several degrees below the freezing point on Monday with Kargil town freezing at minus 20 degree Celsius.

"At minus 20 degree Celsius as the minimum temperature, Kargil was the coldest town in Jammu and Kashmir followed by Leh at minus 10.9 degree Celsius.

Nation must back SC judges for speaking truth: Shiv Sena Nation must back SC judges for speaking truth: Shiv Sena



Mumbai,  The nation must back the four Supreme Court judges who have spoken up boldly in favour of justice and national interest, the Shiv Sena said on Monday.

On January 12, four apex court judges alleged that "truth and democracy are being throttled in the Supreme Court" and took on the Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra.

Chief Justice meets all judges in SC Chief Justice meets all judges in SC



New Delhi,  All the judges of the Supreme Court met here informally on Monday, leading Attorney General K.K. Venugopal to claim that the crisis in the country's top court "has been settled".

"There was an informal meeting in the morning (before the commencement of the court). Now everything has been settled," Venugopal told the media.

'Re-open case against Amit Shah after comments of SC judges' 'Re-open case against Amit Shah after comments of SC judges'


Panaji, The criminal case against BJP president Amit Shah should be re-opened in view of Friday's press conference by four senior Supreme Court judges, Goa Congress state president Shantaram Naik demanded on Saturday.

Congress questions Modi for sending his Principal Secretary to CJI Congress questions Modi for sending his Principal Secretary to CJI



New Delhi, Congress on Saturday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi why he sent his Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra to Chief Justice Dipak Misra's residence here a day after four senior judges told the media that all was not well with the Supreme Court.

Nripendra Misra was seen on Saturday sitting in his car outside Justice Misra's residence in New Delhi.

Take note of what judges said, raise your voice: Yashwant Sinha Take note of what judges said, raise your voice: Yashwant Sinha

 

New Delhi, A day after four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court went public with their differences with Chief Justice Dipak Misra, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said it is "our bounden duty to take note of what the judges have said and raise our voice for corrective action".

Sinha, who finds himself at variance with his party's stand and policies, chose to speak on the matter and said it is fear that is stopping people from speaking out.

Purja purja kate marhe kabho na chhade khet - Saint Kabir ji Purja purja kate marhe kabho na chhade khet - Saint Kabir ji

Kabir ji was a 15th-century Indian mystic poet and saint, whose writings influenced Hinduism's Bhakti movement and his verses are found in Sikhism's scripture Guru Granth Sahib. His early life was in a Muslim family, but he was strongly influenced by his teacher, the Hindu bhakti leader Ramananda.

No action taken as BJP involved in 1984 riots: AAP No action taken as BJP involved in 1984 riots: AAP



New Delhi, The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday said the BJP was not taking action against those accused in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, because their own members were involved in (instigating) the communal violence.

"Be it in 1984 (anti-Sikh riots) or in 2002 (anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat), the Bharatiya Janata Party has taken no action against the guilty.

Rahul unlikely to campaign for Congress in Rajasthan bypolls Rahul unlikely to campaign for Congress in Rajasthan bypolls



Jaipur,  Congress President Rahul Gandhi is unlikely to campaign for the party in the Rajasthan bypolls as the list of the Congress star candidates does not bear his name while the state's ruling BJP has retained Prime Minister Narendra Modi as its star campaigner.

The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress on Thursday unveiled the names of their star campaigners for the by-elections for two Lok Sabha seats and one Assembly seats on January 29.

India is unprepared for gathering teen sexual revolution India is unprepared for gathering teen sexual revolution



New Delhi, One in four Indian women is married before 18, and 7.8 per cent of women aged 15 to 19 are pregnant or mothers, according to the latest available 2015-16 National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-4 data.

While the percentage of women married before 18 decreased from 47.4 per cent in 2005-06 (NFHS-3) -- and 16 per cent of women aged 15 to 19 who were mothers a decade ago -- the use of contraceptives in married women aged 15-49 years dropped from 56.3 to 53.5 per cent. While 2.7 per cent of boys and eight per cent of girls reported their sexual debut before the age of 15 in 2005-06, the latest comparative data have not been released.

Four SC judges complain top court not in order Four SC judges complain top court not in order


 

New Delhi,  In an unprecedented and "extraordinary" event in the history of Indian judiciary, four senior sitting judges of the Supreme Court on Friday met the media to allege that the administration of the country's top court was not in order.

"It is an extraordinary event in the history of judiciary and more particularly in this nation, even for this institution (Supreme Court). It is with no pleasure that we have been compelled to do this.

Triple talaq bill politically motivated-  Muslim women intelligentsia Triple talaq bill politically motivated- Muslim women intelligentsia


New Delhi, The triple talaq bill, unilaterally drafted and brought by the Narendra Modi government, is politically motivated, feels the Muslim intelligentsia cutting across sectarian lines and schools of thought -- but they are happy that the controversy has created awareness in the public mind about the evils of the practice.

HC rejects plea seeking ban on coins with religious symbols HC rejects plea seeking ban on coins with religious symbols




New Delhi,  The Delhi High Court on Thursday rejected a plea seeking a ban on issue of coins with religious symbols embossed on them, saying it does not hamper the "secular fabric" of the country.

Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar, while dismissing a petition questioning the issue of Rs 5 denomination coins with the embossed image of Mata Vaishno Devi, said the government had the power to issue such coins under the Coinage Act.

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