The Supreme Court was told by the government on Thursday that besides iris scan and fingerprints, the UIDAI had added facial recognition as another layer of identification for Aadhaar number authentication.
Religious minorities, particularly Muslims, in India faced increasing "demonization", global rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday, accusing Indian authorities of using laws to stifle freedom of expression in the country.
The survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy -- which struck the state capital nearly 33 years ago -- on Thursday appealed to voters not to vote for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for allegedly going back on promises made to the victims/survivors of the tragedy.
Future of humanity depends in the development of girls, who are meant to be nourished right from their early days, Canadian Prime Minister's wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau said on Thursday.
The Supreme Court was on Wednesday told that the invasion of citizens' right to privacy -- by collecting their biometric data under Aadhaar scheme through an executive order since 2009 -- can't be saved and validated by a 2016 law.
Taking note of an alleged assault on a pregnant woman in Kerala, the National Commission for Women (NCW) on Thursday said it had directed the state DGP to take strict action against the accused and to ensure her safety and security.
The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the argument that Kerala woman Hadiya, in midst of a 'love jihad' controversy, was "vulnerable" to being recruited by terror group IS, saying that the government can stop people going overseas for illegal activity but stressed its "worry" over the high court annulling her marriage.
Inequality in India has been rising since 1991 (post-liberilisation) and extended beyond just being income and consumption gap, to non-income dimensions like education, health, nutrition, sanitation and opportunities, a report released on Thursday said.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami urged all parties to shed their differences and unite to secure the state's rights in the Cauvery river water dispute with neighbouring Karnataka.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who was on an election campaign in Meghalaya on Wednesday, visited an SOS childrens village in Guwahati and sought support for them.