IDENTIFICATION

  • Cab rape: Accused driver sent to three-day police custody, Uber taxi service banned in Delhi December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Shiv Kumar Yadav, the taxi driver who worked with international cab service Uber, was on Monday produced before a Delhi court in connection with the rape of a 25-year-old woman in the national capital. Metropolitan Magistrate Ambika Singh sent 32-year-old Shiv Kumar Yadav in police custody till December 11...
  • Voiceprints: A look at how your voice is being used to ID you October 14, 2014

    London: Businesses and governments around the world are increasingly turning to voice biometrics, which sometimes are described as voiceprints, to replace passwords and fight fraud. A look at this fast-growing technology: Talk your way past security Canada's TD Bank Group, the National Australia Bank and the Bank of New Zealand are among...
  • MH17 crash: Forensic experts gather material to identify victims July 19, 2014

    The Hague (Netherlands): Forensic teams fanned out across the Netherlands on Saturday to collect material including DNA samples that will help positively identify the remains of victims killed in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine. Police said in a tweet that 40 pairs of detectives from the National...
  • Withdraw orders making Aadhaar mandatory for any service: SC to Centre March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Government of India to withdraw all orders, which make the Aadhaar card mandatory for availing any service. The court has also directed the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) not to share any information pertaining to an Aadhaar card holder with any...
  • AIIMS starts unique health ID number system for its patients March 2, 2014

    New Delhi: AIIMS has started issuing Unique Health Identification numbers to its patients with a view to electronically track medical care facilities provided to them and also to have a systematised database in place. Till now, all patients at AIIMS were identified by the Out Patient Department (OPD) cards issued...
  • Now, UIDAI to enroll in UP, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand February 4, 2014

    The government on Tuesday asked the UIDAI, which issues unique identification numbers to residents, to start enrolments in four more states Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand. "It was decided that in four States, which are, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand, UIDAI will carry out the enrolment exercise in...
  • Bhatkal's TIP to be done in Chinnaswamy blast case: Police January 28, 2014

    Karnataka Police on Tuesday informed a special NIA court in New Delhi that test identification parade (TIP) of Indian Mujahideen cofounder Yasin Bhatkal, arrested in connection with the 2010 blasts at Bangalore's Chinnaswamy Stadium, would be conducted on January 31. In a communication sent to district judge I S Mehta, police...
  • SC notice to RBI, EC, Centre on PIL to delink subsidised LPG from UID November 19, 2013

    New Delhi: In a blow to the government's pet Aadhar card scheme, the Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Election Commission and the central government asking that services like the subsidised gas cylinder be delinked from the Aadhar card. A public interest...
  • Delhi: Final hearing on the implementation of Aadhaar card today October 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will conduct the final hearing on the implementation of the Aadhaar card on Tuesday. The Union government and oil companies have filed petitions and applications seeking a modification of the interim order that restrained the government from making Aadhaar mandatory. Though the court has...
  • UIADI moves Supreme Court on aadhaar card October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has joined government and PSU oil firms against the Supreme Court order making Aadhaar card not mandatory for availing social benefits saying, its directive has 'very serious implications' in implementation of welfare schemes. The UIDAI also contended that its order dated September 23,...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Survivor identifies 4 accused September 6, 2013

    Mumbai: The 23-year-old Mumbai gangrape survivor has identified the four accused during an identification parade on Friday. Earlier in the day the Bombay High Court had observed that the site of the gangrape Shakti mills compound must be fenced off and made more visible. The observation came in the wake...
  • Navy divers open second hatch, search for missing sailors continue August 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Navy divers have found five bodies from the mangled remains of the submarine, INS Sindhurakshak. As rescue operations continue, Russia has defended the submarine saying they don't see any technical failure as the likely cause behind the incident. Russia has also offered help in the probe. Of the five bodies...
  • Govt approves Rs 3,436 cr for Phase IV of Aadhaar scheme May 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday approved Rs 3,436.16 crore for Phase IV of the UID (Aadhaar card) scheme, which will commence immediately. The decision to approve Phase IV of the UID project at the cost of Rs 3,436.16 crore was taken in New Delhi at a meeting of the Cabinet...
  • Delhi rape: Accused remanded to custody for identification parade April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The 22yearold man who allegedly raped a fiveyearold girl here was on Sunday sent to judicial custody till May four to facilitate test identification parade after he was produced in a city court by the Delhi Police a day before expiry of his transit remand. Earlier in the...
  • Aadhaar cards will now bear date of birth of holder April 9, 2013

    Nagpur: Aadhaar cards will henceforth bear date of birth of the holder, facilitating people to avail benefits of several government and nongovernmental schemes which require age validation. Till now, only year of birth was mentioned in the card, but now, it has been agreed inprinciple to insert the date of...
  • Get Aadhaar to obtain PAN card now April 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Unique Identification (UID) Aadhaar number will soon be a "valid" proof of identity and address to obtain a PAN card. A proposal for inclusion of Aadhaar in the existing list of valid proof of identification and proof of address for allotment of PAN was sent to the...
  • BSP leader murder: Prosecutions asks for TIP April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The prosecution in the murder case of real estate tycoon and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Deepak Bhardwaj on Tuesday asked for a Test Identification Parade for three of the accused. CNNIBN has learnt the trio have refused to volunteer for the lineup test. Two alleged shooters were arrested on...
  • Inside the Direct Cash Transfer debate January 17, 2013

    Over the past three years, India has vigorously debated the merits of having a Unique Identity (UID) number for each citizen and, allied with it, the move towards direct cash transfers (DCT) of subsidies (like food, fuel and fertilizer) and social security endowments, like pensions and scholarships. On January 1,...
  • Will Unique Identification start to deliver? January 14, 2013

    The PMO has announced that the government will start UIDbased cash transfers in 51 districts from January 1, 2013, and it will be expanded to 18 states from April 1, 2013. However, given the practical problems involved, as well as the time required to put in place the requisite infrastructure,...
  • Terrorists using tattoos for identification: Pak minister December 18, 2012

    Islamabad: Terrorist groups in Pakistan have been using tattoos like skull and horn to identify themselves, a provincial minister has said. One of the terrorists killed recently also had a tattoo on his back, Information Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Mian Iftikhar has said. Due to the timely action of security forces,...
  • SC issues notice to govt on plea against Aadhaar November 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Government of India following a PIL that challenges the Aadhaar scheme. The petition has been filed by a retired judge of the Karnataka High Court. The petition says the bill is pending in Parliament and alleges that Aadhaar cards are...
  • Jharkhand: UID cards improve quality of life in Ramgarh November 30, 2012

    Ramgarh: Unique Identification cards introduced in the Ramgarh District of Jharkhand are helping the government bypass middlemen and directly reach out to people. The government's pilot project called Aadhar, being implemented in four districts, combines various welfare schemes making them more accessible through UIDs. The introduction of the UID card has...
  • OB van politics won't solve corruption: Nandan Nilekani October 23, 2012

    The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) chairman Nandan Nilekani, in an indirect attack at India Against Corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal, has said laws like the Lokpal Bill cannot help in solving the problem of corruption in India. Speaking to CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, Nilekani said, "I think it...
  • TN Express blaze: 3 more bodies identified August 3, 2012

    Nellore: After an agonising wait for four days, the families of three persons, who perished in the fire on the Tamil Nadu Express, received the mortal remains of their loved ones at last on Thursday when the DNA tests confirmed the identification of the deceased. Since the tragic mishap occurred...
  • Nat'l Population project hit by UIDAI: Chidambaram June 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The P ChidambaramNandan Nilekani standoff has worsened as the Home Minister on Thursday wrote to Prime Minister claiming that the UIDAI has brought the National Population Register (NPR) to a standstill. "National Population Register project has come to standstill because of UIDAI," wrote Chidambaram. The Home Minister also said...
  • Gurgaon hitandrun case: court orders ID parade May 16, 2012

    Gurgaon: A Gurgaon court has allowed the police to conduct an identification parade of the main suspect Suraj Sherawat in the BMW hitandrun case. The 21yearold, who surrendered on Tuesday, is currently out on bail. The BMW owned by Suraj's father had mowed down a pregnant woman and her driver...
  • UIDs to help in getting LPG, phone connections February 16, 2012

    Mumbai: The Unique Identification Authority (UIDAI) has begun twopilot projects that would allow public sector oil marketers to make LPG transfers as well as getting mobile connectivity easier and transparent for consumers, its chairman Nandan Nilekani said on Thursday. "We are running a pilot programme in Mysore using the Aadhar platform...
  • UIDAI: Duplication will be avoided, says Nilekani January 28, 2012

    Nandan Nilekani said there the data collected by UIDAI is secure as this system only gives one number per person. ...
  • Nilekani, PC strike deal; UID back on track January 27, 2012

    New Delhi: A compromise was reached on Thursday on the Unique Identification Number (UID) project by Home Ministry and the Planning Commission, Home Minister P Chidambaram said. The Home Minister said that there will be no duplication of work between the UIDAI and the National Population Register (NPR). The NPR...
  • Cabinet may take final call on future of UIDAI January 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee is likely to meet on Friday to take the final decision on the proposal to give statutory powers to Nandan Nilekaniled UIDAI to issue national identity cards to the entire population instead of the mandated 200 million. The collection of biometric data for the UIDs...