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Soon, a child can withdraw from Aadhaar at adulthood -S Ronendra Singh

-The Hindu Business Line Law Ministry readies Cabinet note New Delhi: Attaining adulthood gives a lot of rights to a teenager such as voting, driving, marriage in the case of a girl. Now, there will be additional one — the power to withdraw his/her Aadhaar account and delete all identity details, including biometrics. A Cabinet note has been prepared in which a provision is proposed to be made in the Aadhaar Act that...

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Nod to prisoner amnesty scheme

-The Telegraph New Delhi: The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved guidelines for granting special remission to certain categories of prisoners, including women, transgenders and the differently abled, as part of commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. According to the decision, women and transgender convicts who are at least 55 years old and have completed half their sentences will be granted the remission and set...

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The Great Transparency 'Jumla'

-Newsclick.in Electoral bonds are neither 'transparent' nor 'anonymous'. In the latest revelation, file notings of the Election Commission of India (ECI) have showed that it had decided against uploading a letter – which talked about its reservations regarding the Finance Act, 2017 and introduction of the electoral bonds – on their website. The notings have been disclosed through a response to an application under the Right to Information Act (RTI) filed by...

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We Need Annual Diversity Statistics for the Judiciary -Diksha Sanyal

-TheWire.in There have been no efforts to regularly compile and publish data on the social, economic and professional backgrounds of judges in either the higher or lower judiciary. The appointment of Indu Malhotra to the Supreme Court has rekindled the debate surrounding the ‘representativeness’ of the judiciary. She is only the seventh woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court in the seven decades of its existence, and the first woman...

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Govt favours long-term solution on fuel prices -Prashant K Nanda and Utpal Bhaskar

-Livemint.com The issue of frequent hikes in fuel prices is a matter of debate and concern, Law and Justice minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said after a Union cabinet meeting New Delhi: The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government on Wednesday signalled its intent to stay the course on fuel pricing reforms and said that it was working toward a “long-term solution”. This comes against the backdrop of an international crude oil price rally, with...

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