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India’s Entire Aadhaar Data Breached: One Billion Identities Out For Sale

India’s Entire Aadhaar Data Breached: One Billion Identities Out For Sale

In perhaps the biggest identity data breach in history, India’s entire Aadhaar data has been breached by fraudsters and over one billion Aadhaar details that includes name, address, postal code (PIN), photo, phone number and email are on sail for just Rs 500. Unique Identification Authority of India’s (UIDAI) Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR) is […]

Hindutva Group Targets Ajmer Dargah, initiate a campaign seeking Hindu support for demolishing the centuries-old shrine

Hindutva Group Targets Ajmer Dargah, initiate a campaign seeking Hindu support for demolishing the centuries-old shrine

Ajmer: Hate speech has become quite routine for ‘fringe’ groups in Rajasthan. In the latest incident of hate speech, Shiv Sena Hindustan, a religious-turned-political outfit active in the state, targeted the famous Ajmer shrine and Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti with derogatory remarks, leading to tension in the city. The khadims (custodians) of Dargah Ajmer Sharif filed a complaint against […]

Message from Gujarat elections: The Muslim is more alone than ever before: By Abdul Khaliq

Message from Gujarat elections: The Muslim is more alone than ever before: By Abdul Khaliq

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his victory speech justifiably pronounced that voters in the Gujarat election emphatically rejected the poison of caste. But he studiously skirted mention of the cancer of communal identity politics and religiosity that was masterfully deployed by the BJP and clumsily imitated by the Congress. While the BJP dragged the Muslim community into […]

The rise and fall of the WTO

The rise and fall of the WTO

C. Rammanohar Reddy Less than 25 years after the World Trade Organisation (WTO) was created, its future as a body overseeing multilateral trade rules is in doubt. The failure of the recent ministerial meeting at Buenos Aires is only symptomatic of a decline in its importance. Too ambitious? When the WTO was born in 1995, […]

Strengthening the National Green Tribunal is in our interest

Strengthening the National Green Tribunal is in our interest

The strength of a democracy lies in the robustness of its institutions and people’s trust in them. The NGT orders may not have been palatable to governments, past and present, but if we have to face the environmental crisis head-on, the NGT’s continuation and independence should be non-negotiable. In a social media interaction last week, […]

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