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Govt considering electoral roll-Aadhaar card link to curb duplication, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

-The Indian Express The minister said that the proposal would require amendments to existing laws and is “under the consideration of the government.” The government is considering a proposal to link electoral roll with Aadhaar with a view to “curb the menace of multiple enrolment of the same person at different places”, Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad informed Lok Sabha in a written reply on Wednesday. “Electoral roll database system...

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Parliament proceedings: Government welcomes dissent on social media, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

-The Hindu ‘Issue is not of use of social media, it is of abuse and misuse of social media’. Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday that climate activist Disha Ravi’s arrest was based on law and order and it is under judicial process. He added that the House should consider “should some people abuse social media internationally to defame India to promote secessionism.” Replying to a question...

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Bihar’s failing PACS system shows what could happen after the farm laws -Akhilesh Pandey In 2006, the Bihar government deregulated the agricultural sector, and largely removed government oversight over food grain procurement. Previously a majority of food grain procurement happened through the Agricultural Produce Market Committee, a marketing board run by the state government that would organise mandis—wholesale markets—where farmers could directly sell their produce to the Food Corporation of India or the State Farming Corporation at the established minimum support price. The MSP...

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No plan to amend Constitution to include Net access as fundamental right, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

-The Hindu Minister for Communications justifies imposition of Internet blockade in Jammu and Kashmir New Delhi: Minister for Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday justified the imposition of Internet blockade in Jammu and Kashmir by stating that national security trumped over the right to use the Internet and the blockade would be reviewed periodically based on the law and order situation in the region. Mr. Prasad, who was answering a question in the...

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Penalty, jail term to private entities storing Aadhaar data -Bindu Shajan Perappadan

-The Hindu Lok Sabha clears Aadhaar amendment Bill amid stiff opposition. The Lok Sabha cleared the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 by a voice vote on Thursday. The Bill replaces an Ordinance promulgated on March 2 and provides for a stiff ?1 crore penalty and a jail term to private entities for storing Aadhaar data. It also makes the use of Aadhaar voluntary for opening a bank account, securing a mobile phone...

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