Identity

  • LS polls: Ghulam Nabi Azad not allowed to vote, asked to prove identity 10-04-2014 12:12 PM

    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...
  • Women should have an identity beyond their looks: Katrina Kaif 12-02-2014 01:26 PM

    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...
  • Carry identity proofs to enter Taj Mahal mosque on Fridays 27-12-2013 06:29 PM

    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...
  • 1 in every 14 Americans a victim of identity theft 13-12-2013 03:35 PM

    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...
  • EC to hand out photo voters' slips to check bogus polling 27-11-2013 11:07 AM

    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...
  • Muslim women in Australia to remove burqa for proving identity 01-11-2013 03:10 PM

    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...
  • Nandan Nilekani joins Twitter, strengthens rumours of his candidature in LS polls 02-10-2013 02:01 PM

    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 06-08-2013 12:25 PM

    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...
  • Tamil Nadu: Woman, daughter wounded in acid attack 18-07-2013 03:16 AM

    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...
  • 3 Pak prison officials suspended over attack on Sarabjit 04-05-2013 01:40 AM

    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 28-04-2013 02:51 PM

    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...
  • 'Tomboy' deals with gender identity without drama and confusion 30-03-2013 02:24 PM

    'Tomboy' is an intimate French drama about a little girl who would rather be a little boy. ...
  • Direct cash transfer tough to execute: Oil Secy 11-12-2012 05:24 PM

    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 30-11-2012 11:16 AM

    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' 26-11-2012 09:11 AM

    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 02-11-2012 12:42 AM

    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...
  • 'Pakistan - Identity and Destiny' a peep into Pakistan 06-12-2011 03:45 PM

    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...
  • US considers Internet identity for citizens 11-01-2011 01:32 PM

    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...
  • Britain scraps controversial ID card scheme 23-12-2010 02:13 PM

    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...
  • 'Turban is about Sikh identity not religion' 06-12-2010 03:26 PM

    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 03-10-2010 08:40 PM

    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...
  • UID cards should be made for Indians only: BJP 29-09-2010 07:04 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday welcomed the Government move of giving the first ten Unique Identity Cards (UID) to tribals but warned that this identification should be granted with caution to prevent illegal immigrants from getting and using it for claiming citizenship. "BJP welcomes the Government step of giving UID...