Identity

  • LS polls: Ghulam Nabi Azad not allowed to vote, asked to prove identity April 10, 2014

    Union Health Minister and former state chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad was on Thursday told to prove his identity at a polling booth in the Jammu Lok Sabha constituency. Azad had gone to cast his vote at the DPS polling station at Jogi Gate area, but was refused permission by the...
  • Women should have an identity beyond their looks: Katrina Kaif February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Be it her flawless skin or well worked-out body, Katrina Kaif has always been known for her beauty. But the actress feels "there is more to beauty than just the physical appearance". "I feel it is important not to get overly obsessed and overly carried away with just the...
  • Carry identity proofs to enter Taj Mahal mosque on Fridays December 27, 2013

    People entering Taj Mahal complex for prayers on Fridays will now have to carry identity documents, according to a directive issued by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) following a complaint that non-Indians were also entering the mosque despite it being closed for visitors. The directive, issued by ASI's Agra unit superintending...
  • 1 in every 14 Americans a victim of identity theft December 13, 2013

    Washington: The US government says 1 out of every 14 Americans age 16 or older was a target or a victim of identity theft, a crime imposing a heavy emotional toll on many of its victims. According to a national household survey of 70,000 people issued by the Bureau of Justice...
  • EC to hand out photo voters' slips to check bogus polling November 27, 2013

    To ensure that only genuine voters get to exercise their franchise on polling day, the Election Commission will for the first time be handing out photo voters' slips to electors ahead of the December 4 vote, the move expected to be more effective in checking bogus voting. EC officials said that...
  • Muslim women in Australia to remove burqa for proving identity November 1, 2013

    Muslim women would now be asked to remove burqa or niqab to prove their identity to the police, according to a new law introduced in an Australian state. The law which was passed on Thursday in the state parliament was amended after consultation with the Muslim and Sikh Communities, AAP news...
  • Nandan Nilekani joins Twitter, strengthens rumours of his candidature in LS polls October 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Co-founder of India's iconic IT Company Infosys and the chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Nandan Nilekani has finally returned to Twitter. Nilekani had closed his Twitter and Facebook accounts after he took charge as the Chairman of UIDAI in July 2009. His Twitter handle...
  • Jeremy Renner gets a green signal for the fifth 'Jason Bourne' film August 6, 2013

    New York: Actor Jeremy Renner will reprise his role as Aaron Cross in the fifth film in the 'Bourne' franchise. Universal Studios has shown a green signal to another movie in the spy thriller franchise, as they have hired screenwriter Anthony Peckham to pen a script for the movie, reports deadline.com. The...
  • Tamil Nadu: Woman, daughter wounded in acid attack July 18, 2013

    Chennai: A dispute over a property turned violent in Tamil Nadu Wednesday as a 24-year-old man attacked a woman neighbour and her daughter with acid injuring both of them, said police. The accused has been arrested. The acid attack comes a day after the central government laid down stringent norms for...
  • 3 Pak prison officials suspended over attack on Sarabjit May 4, 2013

    Lahore: A week after Indian national Sarabjit Singh was fatally attacked within a Pakistani jail, authorities on Friday suspended three senior prison officials over the incident. The Home Secretary of Punjab province suspended the three officials from service for alleged negligence that led to the brutal attack on Sarabjit within...
  • Goa police reveal minor criminal's identity on website April 28, 2013

    Panaji: Goa police have been left red-faced after identity of a juvenile criminal, hailing from Kerala, was revealed on its website. A newsletter on Goa police website mentioned the name of a boy, who along with one Surendra Prakash was arrested here a month ago. The newsletter was uploaded around a...
  • 'Tomboy' deals with gender identity without drama and confusion March 30, 2013

    Stories about gender identity are often fraught with anger and confusion. But very little of that is reflected in 'Tomboy' - an intimate French drama about a little girl who would rather be a little boy. ...
  • Aadhaar is a number not an ID card, says Montek February 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Seeking to set at rest controversy over Aadhaar, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Saturday said UID is a number and not an identity card. "The Aadhaar is actually a number, linked to that number is a biometric record which is centrally stored. The (Aadhaar) number...
  • Fans continue to stand by Shah Rukh Khan on Twitter January 29, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after an article written by Shah Rukh Khan caught everyone within and across the border by surprise. The fans have given their share of assurance to SRK. The hashtag #WeStandBySRK was one of the top trends on Twitter, with fans showering their support for 'King Khan'. Thousands...
  • Raipur: MLA allegedly reveals rape survivor identity January 15, 2013

    Raipur: Hitting out at the Bharatiya Janata Party government, the Opposition Congress on Tuesday alleged that a ruling party MLA had disclosed the identity of a rape survivor of Raipur, Chhattisgarh and demanded registration of FIR against him. "BJP MLA Nand Kumar Sahu has disclosed the identity of the minor...
  • Will Unique Identification start to deliver? January 14, 2013

    The PMO has announced that the government will start UID-based 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,...
  • Direct cash transfer tough to execute: Oil Secy December 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Weeks ahead of roll out of the direct cash subsidy transfer scheme, the Petroleum Ministry on Tuesday said the plan will not be easy to implement because of the low base of people with the unique identity Aadhaar cards. The government has identified 51 districts for the roll...
  • Railways makes ID proof mandatory for reserved tickets November 30, 2012

    New Delhi: From December 1, people travelling on Indian railways are going to face a new problem as they will have to establish their bonafides for travelling in any reserved train compartment. The Railways have made identity proof mandatory for even those travelling in sleeper class and second class reserved...
  • 'Identity important for globalisation of Indian art' November 26, 2012

    New Delhi: For leading multimedia contemporary artist Paresh Maity, a globalised painter with an eye for diversity of Indian life, "identity is very important for any form of art to flourish". "I can be removed from my own heritage, but I cannot lose touch with it. Proper globalisation of Indian...
  • ID proof must for all rail passengers from Dec 1 onwards November 2, 2012

    New Delhi: In an attempt to facilitate travel of bonafide passengers and reduce misuse of ticketing system, the railways on Thursday decided to extend the condition of carrying original proof of identity during travel on reserved tickets for all classes in a train. The change will come into effect from...
  • You may get call from Facebook if profile identity is suspect September 9, 2012

    Mumbai: Social networking giant Facebook is making a "huge effort" to weed out fake profiles to prevent misuse of such identities, a senior company official has said. "Absolutely, there is a huge effort," Facebook India business manager Pavan Varma told PTI when asked about the company's...
  • No final rites for mishap victims even after 4 years August 2, 2012

    Rajahmundry: Some families which lost their family members in Gowthami Express fire mishap could not perform their final rites as they are yet to receive the remains of the deceased even after four years. The disaster took place four years ago, on July 31, at K Sumadram in Warangal district....
  • The misery of Bangalore's most unwanted July 31, 2012

    Bangalore: The final destination of life is the time when people known and unknown show immense respect to the dead. Forgetting every wrong done, the relatives and those harmfully effected by the dead forgive. But there are many dead who do not have this privilege. They are dead bodies without...
  • G20: PM expresses confidence on boosting growth June 19, 2012

    Los Cabos: As the initial euphoria about Greece elections died down, the economic crisis took centre-stage. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressed some critical issues relating to the slowdown in India's economy in his address during the Plenary Session of the seventh Summit of the Group of 20 developed and developing...
  • 30 pc firms to block social media access by 2014 March 6, 2012

    Bangalore: About 30 per cent of the large organisations will continue to block employees' access to social media sites by 2014, compared to 50 per cent in 2010, according to technology research firm Gartner. The number of organisations blocking access to all social media is dropping by around 10 per cent...
  • 'Pakistan - Identity and Destiny' a peep into Pakistan December 6, 2011

    Here's a three-time former Pakistani minister trying to help Indian readers better understand his country. The intent is laudable, but the book meanders through too many reasons to justify why Pakistan is Pakistan. Launched by Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani earlier this year, it says in a specially written preface...
  • US considers Internet identity for citizens January 11, 2011

    London: In its bid to boost web security in the US, the Barack Obama administration is working out a plan to issue American computer users with an Internet identity, a media report said here Monday. Obama has put the US Commerce Department in charge of the cybersecurity initiative, the Daily Mail...
  • Britain scraps controversial ID card scheme December 23, 2010

    London: Britain has scrapped a controversial identity card scheme whose introduction by the previous Labour government as part of anti-terrorism plans had outraged civil rights activists. The scrapping of the scheme has been approved after the the David Cameron government's first Home Office bill, the Identity Documents Bill, received royal assent. The...
  • 'Turban is about Sikh identity not religion' December 6, 2010

    Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on Monday urged the French government to reconsider the banning turbans in public. ...
  • Will give befitting reply to BJP notice: Cong October 3, 2010

    New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday warned of a befitting reply if and when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sends a legal notice over the alleged theft of the saffron party's online identity, saying that it was "sensationalism and distortion". Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who also heads the party's legal...