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A leader? “Salaries were pending due to fund shortage. fees?added Mamik Moreoverthe schools also said they were ready to admit EWS students but added that the UT Administration should reimburse their pending bills for over two and half years After April 10all vacant seats under the EWS quota will get converted into the general category For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: May 22 2012 1:34 am Top News Fine spin bowling from Shivam Mehrotra (5/50) of Tendulkar XI and Sharif Hussain (5/40) of Rajastahan CA put their teams in commanding position in the last league match of the Varroc Cup U/14 selection cricket tournament organized by Dilip Vengsarkar Foundiation in Mumbai At Sachivalaya GymkhanaCadence Academy (Pune) who chose to bat first after winning the toss against Tendulkar XI were bundled out for 121 runs due to fine legspin bowling from Shivam Mehrotra who sent half of their side back to the tent in just 50 runs After that Bhupen Lalwani (66) and Aman Sharma (20) gave them a solid start of 92 runs and they ended the Day One on 142/3 Tendulkar XI who have taken the vital first innings lead are in commanding position and are sure of making it to the finals At the end of the dayJay Dave (batting 37) and Om Jadhav (batting 11) were at the crese Off spinner Siddhesh Varghante took 2/31 for Cadence In another match at Vengsarkar Academy groundvisitors Rajasthan CA won the toss and put Shastri XI into bat and bowled them to 170 runs At one stage Riddhesh Sawant (60 with 12 fours) and Mehtab Ansari (61 with 10 fours) put together 106 runs for the second wicket; but off spinner Sharif Hussain gave them the breakthrough when he bowled out Mehtab Ansari From thereon they never looked back and rest eight batsman of the Shastri XI were out in just 45 runs Sharif Ansari performed this miracle taking 5/40 and was well supported by left arm spinner Baljit Singh (2/31) At the end of the days playRajasthan were sitting pretty with 58/0 in 24 overs Rajasthan is sure to make it to the finals as they have an outright victory in the previous match getting 4 points Brief Score Cadence Academy (Pune) 121 in 394 overs (Atharva Kale 20; Shivam Mishra 5/50) vs Tendulkar XI 142/3 in 39 overs (Bhupen Lalwani 66Aman Sharma 20Jay Dave batting 37; Siddharth Varghante 2/31) Shastri XI 170 in 73 overs (Riddhesh Sawant 60Mehtab Ansari 61; Baljit Singh 2/31Sharif Hussain 5/40) vs Rajasthan CA 58/0 in 24 overs For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Namrata Zakaria | Published: May 23 2012 1:34 am Related News The girl in the six-inch heels is a real fashionista Im one of many who watched Dangerous Ishq only for Karisma Kapoor SureVikram Bhatt has proved to be the master storyteller for fans who love paranormal moviesmyself includedbut the reviews played spoilsport I also watched Karismas first filmPrem Qaidionly for her That was many moons agowhen Hindi films werent exactly considered terribly cool But Karisma despite her candy-pink frills and flounces spoke in such a sophisticated inflectioneveryone I knew wanted to watch her Her famous poolside scene in a maillot showed off her beautiful and lithe physique when the rest of the actresses were spilling out of their cups Of course she wanted to change the game I suspect Karisma didnt even know it In her other movies especially the ultra successful ones with Govinda she dressed as actresses in her genre did Terribly Pop coloursbig hairfrou-frousand yet she could barely conceal her superb body (It would be her sister Kareena who would later send the country on a size-zero craze as if it were the Holy Grail) In Jodi No1she played a silk sari-clad wife who loses her husband (Salman Khan) to a glamorous model (Sushmita Sen) Her character makes herself over gets glam-sham herself and from then on you barely notice Miss Universe Sen Ditto in Dil Toh Pagal Hai Karisma eats up Madhuri Dixit She dances like a wind-up dollpounding energy and grace into her movementsand emotes with utter conviction too Her lakeside conversation with God is such a Yash Chopra momentand she pulls it off seamlessly No ones looked as hot in exercise tightsbefore or since Zubeidaa is her most masterly film as yetsimply for her range of emotions She does the nautch girl-turned-princess with so much briobut by then you know her stylist has had little to do with this Of course the woman is an under-rated actress I suspect she drowned in Kajols loudnessTabus quietitude and Raveena Tandons photogenic pulchritude She also chose masala films over glamorous ones with top-lining directorseager to entertain the masses like a true heroine should This also explains her author-backed choice of Bhatts film Karisma is also an underestimated fashion aesthete I had suggested a British fashion label to take her on as brand ambassador years agobut I was told she wasnt interested in working then Why she isnt on the cover of a fashion magazine as yetis beyond me (More sosince this months two luxe mags have actresses we barely recogniselet alone care for their fashion gyan) Karismas personal wardrobe is hardly short of excellent She was the first to wear a cocktail dress at an awards function I remember Karisma in a powder-blue backless beautygoing up on stage to accept her trophy Ive watched her at several glamorous events: polo races in Delhi where she wears white shirts with buck-tan jodhpursand fashion partieswhere shes often in shimmering black Karisma Kapoor alwaysalways owns the room In Dangerous Ishqher everyday urban wardrobe is given such a glamorous twist by Karismas choice of shoes Each scene has her in six-inch heels; she runs in themromances in themwears them on her way to the airport and in the midst of an RDX-blasted building Of course this is a pulpy Hindi movie so its all kosher But no one can stand as tall in them as she does [email protected] For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: April 22 2014 5:27 am Villagers carry one of the injured in Labhpur under Birbhum district Monday Express Related News Two persons were killed and eight injured when a crude bomb they were making exploded at Kusumgaria village under Labhpur police station in Birbhum district Monday the police said The explosion blew away a part of the tin roof of the house belonging to Ismail Sheikh a local Trinamool Congress leader Birbhum SP Rashid Munir Khan said The deceased have been identified as Sheikh Hasem resident of Kajipara and Sheikh Borjahan who lived in Dwarka The incident took place when the duo were making crude bombs allegedly with the help of experts brought in from the adjacent areas Sources said the bombs were to be used during the polls Birbum goes to poll on April 30 The blast was so strong that a motor cycle kept near the affected house fell into a nearby pond It was later fished out by the police Parts of the human body were also seen strewn all over the place Senior police official including additional SP Ananda Roy and officials of the bomb disposal squad reached the spot Police sources said that the bodies were found in a field about 200 metres away from the place of incident “It was not possible that the bodies got blown away to that place It clearly indicates that the bodies were being whisked away but as we arrived they were dumped in the field” said a senior police official “We are carrying out raids to find out if there were other bodies but so far we have found nothing” Roy said He also said that the bombs were being made inside a cow shed behind Sheikh Ismail’s house “There were no one at his house There has been no arrests so far” he said Political blame game had already started after the event “The house belonged to a TMC worker and those who were making the bomb also belonged to the TMC It shows that they are preparing to unleash terror during the polling” said a senior CPM leader TMC district president Anubrata Mondal however said “Ismail is a Forward Bloc supporter The TMC has nothing to do with him” For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai: Filmmaker Prakash Jha says he doesn’t have any expectations for the entertainment industry from the government’s budget since he feels the industry doesn’t exist for them Prakash Jha Firstpost "We are not expecting anything because our government doesn’t think about the entertainment industry For them perhaps we don’t even exist "For the entertainment and the film industry I don’t think this government will do anything or that any government has done anything till now" said Jha when asked about his expectations from the budget for the industry "Why should I simply make a wishlist of mine why should I waste my time and energy on it I know nothing is going to happen" Jha said at an event at a radio station to launch the second song from his film Jai Gangaajal Recently Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Prasad Yadav blamed Jha for portraying the state in a bad way "I respect his sentiment I respect everybody’s sentiment in this country everyone has the freedom to put forth their thoughts so with full respect I accept his comment" Jha said Asked if such comments upset him considering his films are based on reality and he hailed from Bihar Jha said: "(My) films are complete on their own they talk I don’t need to talk about it" Jha again clarified why Jai Gangaajalwas not a sequel to Gangaajal "Both films are on the same subject – the relation between police and the society The titles are similar because there is the ideology of crime-free society because we all want that there should be a crime-free society" "And I believe and even the English dictionary believes that a sequel means either the character moves forward or the story moves forward Or they’re based on events which are similar to each other Even that’s not true since that (Gangaajal) was based on the Bhagalpur blinding while this is a completely different society different period from 2003 to 2016 the centre has changed so terming it a sequel is not right but maybe of the same genre" the director added Jai Gangaajalsees the acting debut of Jha and stars Priyanka Chopra and Manav Kaul among others IANS Chennai: Opposition DMK on Tuesday welcomed Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao allocating portfolios held by hospitalised Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to Finance Minister O Panneerselvam saying the move would augur well for the state’s administration File photo of Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa AFP "As the Opposition Leader I welcome this action taken by the Governor in the interest of the administrative welfare of the state" DMK Treasurer MK Stalin said He pointed out that the decision had been taken as per the advice of the Chief Minister herself and said Tamil Nadu was "surrounded’ by inter-state water rows like Cauvery and Mullaperiyar While the Cauvery issue involving Karnataka was coming up before the Supreme Court on 17 October the North East Monsoon was due to set in soon and at such a time there has to be "a responsible cabinet to discuss such administrative issues" he said in a statement "Such a cabinet needs a head Only then can decision on issues pertaining to the state’s welfare can be taken" Stalin added He recalled that DMK had earlier demanded that the government name an interim or Deputy Chief Minister to effectively handle issues like the Cauvery dispute till the time Jayalalithaa returned and resumed work By: AFP | Geneva | Published: February 2 2017 1:52 am Representational image Top News About forty potential vaccines for the Zika virus are being tested but none are likely to be available for women of childbearing age before 2020 the World Health Organization said today WHO director Margaret Chan said the virus linked to deformations in babies’ heads and brains remained “firmly entrenched” in large parts of the world Although progress toward effective prevention has been made with some drugs now in clinical trials “a vaccine judged safe enough for use in women of childbearing age may not be fully licensed before 2020” Chan said The agency declared in November that Zika was no longer a public health emergency though Chan said today that the WHO was setting up a new support programme for countries around the world Watch What Else Is In News The outbreak which emerged in Brazil in 2015 has affected some 70 countries While Zika spread by infected mosquitoes as well as by sexual contact causes only mild symptoms in most people pregnant women with the virus risk giving birth to babies with microcephaly a crippling deformation that leads to abnormally small brains and heads In June the WHO said $122 million (113 million euros) was needed to fund an 18-month plan to fight infections of women of childbearing age For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsUpdated: March 31 2014 9:18 am Related News Observe the tensions between its elite leadership and subaltern membership Arvind Kejriwal is all geared up to play David to Narendra Modi’s Goliath in Varanasi Even as Kejriwal has claimed that the Aam Aadmi Party will win a hundred seats in the Lok Sabha elections the poll projections are near-unanimous in giving it less than five Despite the Delhi verdict this is not the sort of Tom and Jerry contest in which the underdog emerges a sure winner However impressive or dismal the performance of the AAP might eventually be it is becoming evident that the broad coalition of social classes that the party had managed to forge has unravelled Its support base among segments of its middle-class constituency has dwindled and a very brief honeymoon has ended in disenchantment This may not matter to the numbers but it says something potentially significant about the possible longer-term impact of the AAP on Indian politics Early signs of this disillusionment became evident with the spectacle of the chief minister sitting on dharna by day and sleeping beside his Wagon R on the street by night The vigilantism of the midnight raid in Khirki Extension raised questions about the Delhi government’s commitment to upholding the law Founder-member Madhu Bhaduri quit the AAP accusing it of being a party with the mentality of a khap panchayat Despite periodically voicing dissatisfaction with the “self-righteous arrogance” of the leadership Captain GR Gopinath has stayed the course declaring however that the AAP-effect on the two major parties has already worn off Indeed many supporters of the AAP gave it a long rope despite being perturbed by the stone pelting the vandalising of opposition party offices and the frequent tendency to get into street fights It is another matter that the major political parties have a reserve army of foot soldiers to do such dirty work from which their top leadership keeps aloof Compared to them the AAP still retains some of its freshness and distinctiveness: it remains a solo act without any dynastic baggage fighting an election with modest resources and without being bankrolled by big industrial houses However whether in spite of or because of the erosion of some of its middle-class support the AAP may unwittingly be in the medium to long run the harbinger of a politics that speaks to the widening class divide in Indian society The party has emphatically and unabashedly adopted a patois of the street It has chosen to express itself through a democratic idiom that self-consciously distances itself from the language of parliamentary and TV studio discourse (with all the necessary caveats about these) There was an earlier moment in the 1980s when the political mobilisation of the backward castes made our legislatures much more representative of social diversity The disdain of these parties for the norms and niceties of parliamentary institutions was valorised as the plebeianisation and vernacularisation of an elitist democracy Yogendra Yadav had called this “the second democratic upsurge” The language of the AAP is suggestive of a new phase of vernacularisation albeit one that detaches the aam aadmi from his (since the party’s gender politics are deeply ambivalent) caste identity Knowingly or otherwise the AAP has to use academic shorthand introduced an elite-subaltern tension into ways of thinking about governance On one hand there is the model of governance applauded by the elites which provides the frills of the so-called world-class city: the flyovers the metro spanking new airports malls ATMs and all the good things described in the Bharat Nirman advertisements On the other hand there is the claim to governance that People Like Us often ignore but which the AAP has effectively articulated This is the governance that the subalterns crave a reliable supply of water and electricity unmediated by slumlords functioning government schools and primary health centres These are arguably very different aspirations of governance What the subalterns need and want is what the elites already have — whether through public provisioning of water and electricity ostensibly subsidised for the poor but appropriated by the non-poor or through private provision of education and healthcare or the hybrid of the PPP model The AAP has already found itself singed by this tension between an elite leadership and subaltern membership As journalists lawyers social activists intellectuals IT professionals and bankers received tickets to contest the party’s more humble workers and even one of its leading legal activists expressed their frustration sometimes through violence The distribution of the Delhi vote analysed by Srinivas Ramani of the Economic and Political Weekly using GIS mapping echoes this His study shows that constituencies with the highest concentration of jhuggi clusters voted overwhelmingly for the AAP In these areas he argues the appeal of the AAP was not so much that of lowering the cost of public services but the promise of reliable provision — water once a day instead of twice a week — that would reduce their dependence on the local pradhan mostly a caste patriarch who is typically cultivated by the major parties and decides everything from ration cards and water supply to voting It was the AAP’s promise of cutting out the slumlord (which it succeeded in doing during its brief term in office) that won it the support of the working poor This support will surely endure The turn in political idiom makes sense given that a large number of those who come onto the streets for this party belong to relatively under-privileged groups Many of them also appear to be young Remember that the average age of the shortlived AAP cabinet in Delhi was 35 years as compared to the 63-year average of the outgoing government The AAP has opened the doors to a politics in which the clichéd rural-urban divide will have to give way to the unpacking and disaggregation of the category of the urban voter to account for a more complex and stratified electorate It is not certain if the AAP’s keenly awaited manifesto will reflect this divide The party’s most thoughtful leader Yogendra Yadav admitted in an interview that it is the lack of an economic policy that is keeping the party from releasing its manifesto which is in other respects complete The previews are already suggestive of anomalies Kejriwal’s flip-flop on capitalism is one such The simultaneous endorsement of khap panchayats and the decriminalisation of homosexuality is another Both indicate a tension between aspects of the party’s agenda that appeal to its aam supporters and those that speak to the self-styled liberal and progressive middle class For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Karachi | Published: July 8 2017 4:29 pm The two exhibition matches will be held in Karachi and Lahore (Source: AP) Top News A deluge of former international football stars including Brazilians Ronaldinho Roberto Carlos along with Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs are being paid hefty amounts between USD 300000 to USD 600000 to play a couple of exhibition matches in Pakistan Along with them some of the other big stars who will be joining are Nicolas Anelka Robert Pires David James George Boateng and Luis Boa Morte The players arrived in Karachi early Saturday morning on a private jet manned by the Pakistan military The two exhibition matches will be held in Karachi and Lahore under the auspices of the Leisure Leagues and World Group who claim they want to promote the sport in Pakistan According to a report in the “News International” the leisure league is paying Ronaldinho around USD 600000 for the short visit while the other players are getting paid between USD 300000 and USD 400000 Interestingly the Pakistani players who will play alongside the international stars of the exhibition games have complained that they have not been promised any payments from the organizers for the matches The organizers are selling tickets for the exhibition matches priced between 2000 and 30000 Pakistani rupees Due to the devastating effects of terrorist attacks in Pakistan for the last one-decade international teams and players have refrained from coming to Pakistan due to security concerns For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top Newsnominal?Shanghai and Gangs of Wasseypur. for causing a loss of approximately Rs 3. 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“#JabHarryMetSejal Fri 15. we find that action of the respondents in cancelling the selection is arbitrary and accordingly, The forms have Dikshit? there would be a hike of 5 per cent till 2047.By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: November 8 she seems to have come out with two other looks which can be easily passed off as boring.All suited up for an episode of Vogue BFFs Dhupia was spotted in a maroon pantsuit from Zara The bright number with flared pants and a blazer to match would have looked better paired with a graphic tee in grey We think stylist Anaita Shroff Adajania’s fusion of quirky and formal did not really hit the mark The only interesting detail about her attire were the pointy black heels which looked classy See pics Dhupia was spotted the second time in pantsuits on the sets of Aunty Boli Lagao Boli Though we like the Herringbone jacket the monotone navy colour was a little boring She chose to go with black pointy heels a high ponytail minimal make-up and nude lips which didn’t add any pop of colour What do you think about her pantsuit style Let us know in the comments below For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsNew Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesdaymet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhiand sought Centre’s urgent attention towards resolution of several pending issues relating to power coal forest and finance concerning the state While thanking the Centre for allocating Baitarani West Coal Block to Odisha Mining Corporation CM urged the PM to consider resolving other pending issues at the earliest as these have far-reaching implications for coal production power generation industrial growth employment generation and rural livelihoods and above all on equitable sharing of resources an official statement said Patnaik requested Modi to allocate an alternative coal block to Odisha Thermal Power Corporation (OTPC) instead of Tentuloi Coal Block as this allocated block is neither feasible for mining nor viable for operations as the cost of extracting coal from this deep cast mine would be prohibitively high A file photo of Naveen Patnaik PTI The chief minister suggested that the Tentuloi Coal Block could be replaced by either of the three blocks – Baitarani East Coal Block Karadabahal or Brahmanibill Coal Block He also underlined that the bidding process for implementation of Ultra Mega Power Project Bedabahal Sungargarh has been delayed and needs to be expedited to meet the future power requirements of the State Highlighting that over 37 per cent of geographical area in Odisha is recorded as forest area which makes it difficult to identify non-forest land of large chunks for raising compensatory afforestation he asked the Prime Minister to extend this special dispensation to the State Government/ State Government Undertaking projects Raising pending clearance issues Chief Minister said environmental clearances in respect of many mining projects have remained pending in the Union Ministry on account of the delay caused in the submission of final report by the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) This has been hampering the production of minerals of iron and manganese ore in many mining leases and supply of raw-material to mineral based industries in the State with adverse impact on industrial growth the CM told Modi the statement said Patnaik told Modi that the Budget proposal for an increase in the Clean Environment Cess from existing Rs 200 per MT to Rs 400 per MT would result in collection of about Rs 6400 crore from Odisha without any commensurate benefit to the host State He added that the National Clean Energy Fund generated through this Clean Environment Cess is earmarked for renewable energy in the country meaning thereby that the States having an edge to generate renewable energy due to geographicaladvantages will gain at the cost of coal bearing states like Odisha which have to bear the brunt of negative peripheralsincluding loss of human habitat forest cover industrial disasters and damage to environment He said there was an urgent need to correct the situation by renaming this Cess as Environment and Rehabilitation Cess and sharing at least 60 per cent of the proceeds with the coal bearing states to deal with negative peripherals This he stated would ensure sharing of cost and benefit by states in an equitable manner Modi appreciated the concerns raised by Patnaik and assured that the concerned Ministries would be directed to examine and resolve these issues at the earliest in consultation with the State the statement said Published: September 26 2017 5:27 pm FINDER sends a low-powered microwave signal — about one-thousandth of a cell phone’s output — through rubble (Image Source: IANS) Related News A suitcase-sized radar instrument capable of detecting human heartbeats under rubble is helping disaster relief workers on the ground in Mexico City respond to the 71-magnitude earthquake on September 19 that killed hundreds NASA has said FINDER which stands for Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response was developed as a collaboration between NASA and the US Department of Homeland Security “Our hearts go out to the people of Mexico” said Neil Chamberlain Task Manager for FINDER at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena California “We’re glad to know our technology is being used to make a difference there” Chamberlain added When the instrument was deployed in Nepal after a major earthquake in 2015 it helped find four men trapped under a collapsed textile factory FINDER sends a low-powered microwave signal — about one-thousandth of a cell phone’s output — through rubble It looks for changes in the reflections of those signals coming back from tiny motions caused by the victims’ breathing and heartbeats In tests FINDER has detected heartbeats through 30 feet of rubble or 20 feet of solid concrete The technology evolved from JPL’s efforts to develop low-cost small spacecraft radios using signal processing developed to measure small changes in spacecraft motion Since 2015 two private companies have acquired licenses for the technology They have since taken it to disaster zones training relief workers to use it and manufacturing new units NASA said Both companies work with the direction of local governments when they travel to disaster sites FINDER is used alongside a variety of other techniques including trained dogs acoustic sensing devices and thermal imagers All these techniques are usually deployed together For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Thursday denied breach or leak of Aadhaar data after a newspaper reported it bought unrestricted access to the details of over one billion Aadhaar numbers — for just Rs 500 "The Aadhaar data including biometric information is fully safe and secure" the authority said in a statement calling the report in The Tribune "a case of misreporting" "UIDAI assures that there has not been any Aadhaar data breach" the statement said adding that the data was secure with a "robust uncompromised security" The authority said it had given search facility for the purpose of grievance redressal to designated personnel and state government officials to help residents only by entering their 12-digit Aadhaar numbers The grievance redressal search facility the statement said "gives only limited access to name and other details and has no access to biometric details" Representational image News18 It said the authority maintains complete log and traceability of its search facility and any misuse was traceable "The reported case appears to be instance of misuse of the grievance redressal search facility As UIDAI maintains complete log and traceability of the facility the legal action including lodging of FIR against the persons involved in the instant case is being done" The Aadhaar database "remains fully safe and secure with highest encryption at UIDAI and mere display of demographic information cannot be misused without biometrics" It said 12-digit ID number was not secret and had to be shared with authorized agencies whenever an Aadhaar holder wishes to avail certain service or benefit of government welfare schemes "That does not mean that the proper use of Aadhaar number poses a security or financial threat Also mere availability of Aadhaar number will not be a security threat (and) will not lead to financial (or) other fraud as for a successful authentication fingerprint or iris of individual is also required "Claims of bypassing or duping the Aadhaar enrolment system are totally unfounded The UIDAI Data Centres are infrastructure of critical importance and is protected accordingly with high technology conforming to the best standards of security and also by legal provisions" The Tribune report which was widely shared on social media sites claimed that it took just Rs 500 and 10 minutes for the newspaper to get an access through an "agent" to every detail of any individual submitted to the UIDAI including name address postal code (PIN) photo phone number and email Tribune’s Story “Rs 500 10 minutes and you have access to billion Aadhaar details” is a case of misreporting No biometric data breach @thetribunechd @rsprasad @ceo_uidai @timesofindia @firstpost @IndiaToday @ZeeNews — Aadhaar (@UIDAI) January 4 2018 Some persons have misused demographic search facility given to designated officials to help residents who have lost Aadhaar/Enrollment slip to retrieve their details @thetribunechd @rsprasad @ceo_uidai @timesofindia @firstpost @IndiaToday @ZeeNews @htTweets @TheQuint — Aadhaar (@UIDAI) January 4 2018 There has not been any data breach of biometric database which remains fully safe & secure with highest encryption at UIDAI and mere display of demographic info cannot be misused without biometrics @thetribunechd @timesofindia @rsprasad @ceo_uidai @htTweets @ZeeNews @IndiaToday — Aadhaar (@UIDAI) January 4 2018 @UIDAI maintains complete log & traceability of the facility any misuse is traceable Legal action taken including FIR against persons involved Search facility gives limited access to name & other details has no access to biometric details @thetribunechd @rsprasad @ceo_uidai — Aadhaar (@UIDAI) January 4 2018 The newspaper said it paid another Rs 300 for which the "agent" provided "software" to facilitate the printing of the Aadhaar card after entering the Aadhaar number of any individual The Tribune also claimed to have found in its investigation that the racket may have started around six months ago when some anonymous groups were created on WhatsApp These groups targeted over three lakh village-level enterprise operators hired by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (ME&IT) under the Common Service Centres Scheme (CSCS) across India offering them access to UIDAI data CSCS operators were initially entrusted with the task of making Aadhaar cards across the country but were withdrawn later The service was restricted to post offices and designated banks to avoid any security breach in November last year By: Express News Service | Noida | Published: January 13 2017 4:17 am Top News A 22-year-old engineering student was found hanging in his hostel room on Wednesday night In a suicide note recovered from the spot the student wrote that no one was responsible for his death police said WATCH WHAT ELSE IS IN THE NEWS Police said the body of Abhinav Gupta a resident of Meerut was found by the hostel authorities around 11 pm on the institute’s premises in Noida Sector 62 Gupta was a fourth year student of B Tech (Electronics and Communication) at a private institute in Noida “Around 1115 pm yesterday (Wednesday) we received a call from the hostel warden The body was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his room He was rushed to the hospital where he was declared brought dead” a senior police officer said No complaint was filed by Gupta’s family police said “In the suicide note he has said no one is responsible for his death The body was sent for post mortem examination which confirmed that the death was caused by hanging The body has been handed over to his family who maintained he was upset about not getting a job” police added Two months ago Amity University campus in Noida had witnessed two student deaths including a suicide For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Mohamed Thaver | Mumbai | Published: November 25 2015 2:41 am Sources said the bulk of the cases had Gadekar and Sardesai as IOs due to additional responsibilities on their senior Mahadik Top News POLICE INSPECTOR Kalpana Gadekar’s desk at the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) cyber police station is covered with paperwork The pages — all in official ink — will form part of several chargesheets Among the cases are an identity crime in which a man created a fake profile on Facebook in the name of a woman to defame her a bank fraud in which Romanian nationals attached skimmers to ATMs and the big catch of people who duped people on the pretext of giving them jobs by getting their data from online portals While Gadekar who investigated the Jiah Khan abetment to suicide case before it was transferred to the CBI has had assistance from juniors to compile the chargesheets there are fears if she would remember the intricate technical details of the case that defence lawyers tend to stick on to The fears are valid Share This Article Related Article She is currently the investigating officer (IO) in 100 cases (30 cases from last year) at the cyber police station Three cubicles to her left inspector Ravi Sardesai an old hand at handling cyber crimes also bears the same cross — both are IOs of nearly 100 cases each a number shocking even by the skewed yardstick by which the nearly 55000-strong overburdened Mumbai Police operates Inspector-level officers have complained of excess work when they are IOs of over 15 cases at a time Gadekar and Sardesai are probably the busiest officers in the Mumbai Police As per Section 78 of the Information Technology (IT) Act only an officer of the rank of police inspector (PI) — earlier an assistant commissioner of police — or above can probe a case where sections of the IT Act have been invoked to prevent misuse of the Act The BKC cyber police station currently has three PI-level officers and above — Gadekar Sardesai and senior PI Sudhir Mahadik This still was not a hindrance till earlier this year when the cyber police station would only accept applications in most cases and register FIRs in a few cases citing limited manpower In 2013 there were 40 FIRs through the year and last year it was around 60 which worked out to a maximum of 15-20 cases for each of the three IOs This year however said an IPS officer in order to portray the actual workload encountered by the cyber police so as to get approval for hiring more men coupled with the criticism of them not registering FIRs they decided to register FIRs in all complaints As a result the tally of FIRs went up rapidly Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) K M M Prasanna said the BKC cyber police station had registered 208 FIRs till November 15 this year nearly five times the 2013 figure and more than three times the FIRs registered in 2014 “For the current year the three officers have nearly 70 cases each besides 30 each from last year…” he said Sources said the bulk of the cases had Gadekar and Sardesai as IOs due to additional responsibilities on their senior Mahadik In order to tackle this problem the Mumbai Police sent a recommendation earlier this year asking for amendment to Section 78 of the IT Act and allow officers of police sub-inspector (PSI) rank and above to probe cases The cyber police station has three PSIs eight APIs which coupled with the three PIs will take the count of officers to 14 instead of three if the proposal is accepted While the other officers at the police station do help the three PIs with major chunks of the investigation when these 100 cases go for trial the IO concerned will have to depose in each case “If every alternate day these officers will have to go to court for deposing when will they be able to investigate these cases Also having so many cases will impact the quality of the probe” said a senior officer The only hope for these officers is that the amendment to IT Act comes through or more PI-level officers are given to the cyber police station “Since the IT Act is a central Act the amendments will have to happen at the Central government level which could be a long and winding process” said the officer Tushar Mahajan Under Secretary Home however has communicated to the Mumbai Police recently that a committee had been set up to look into the amendments into the IT Act For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Delhi | Published: January 28 2016 2:22 am Related News The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the Centre to furnish the status of investigation conducted by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases The bench led by Chief Justice T S Thakur asked Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand to get necessary instructions about the status of the probe and revert after two weeks “Let them give the status of the probe” said the bench when senior advocates R S Suri and Arvind Datar appearing for the petitioner submitted that despite formation of the SIT by the Centre in February 2015 there has not been much progress in their investigation The counsel for PIL petitioner Gurlad Singh Kahlon who is a member of Delhi Gurudwara Management Committee also alleged attempts at cover-up during the previous regime and requested the bench to monitor the probe The NDA government had last year formed the SIT to be headed by IPS officer Pramod Asthana For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express AppBy: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: October 19 2015 12:40 am Related News A 22-YEAR-OLD girl was allegedly kidnapped and gangraped by seven youths in Pakwarha police station area in Moradabad Saturday evening The incident took place Saturday evening when the girl had gone to the market with her neighbour friend who is one of the accused The police arrested all the seven accused and produced them before the court Sunday which sent them to judicial custody Medical examination of the victim who belongs to the same community as the accused has been conducted and the report is awaited Station House Officer Pakwarha police station Om Kar Singh said the victim has alleged that while returning home from the market her neighbour friend stopped the motorcycle in which they were travelling at an isolated place She said that the other six all friends of her neighbour were already present there The SHO added that the accused forcibly took her to a under-construction house and gangraped her The victim returned home and informed about the incident to her family members who visited the police station Sunday morning and lodged an FIR naming five accused including her neighbour The SHO said that the name of the other two accused came up during investigation The victim’s statement would be recorded before the magistrate on Monday police said For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related News who, Liberalisation and economic growth have made available to the hoi polloi what earlier only the exalted could have.

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