ID data pledge
New Delhi, Dec.21 (PTI): Information provided by individuals for issuance of UIDAI numbers will be kept confidential, the government has informed Parliament.
For maintaining confidentiality, the Unique Identification Authority of India will not allow download of the data from its repository and will answer queries only in Yes and No.
New Delhi (PTI): Delhi High Court has upheld Sukhrams conviction and his three-year term in a 1996 telecom scam case. The former telecom minister, who had allegedly taken bribes in return for giving a Hyderabad company an equipment-supply deal, has been asked to surrender before a trial court on January 5. He was convicted in 2002 but was out bail.
New Delhi: The home ministry has given a go ahead to the National Investigating Agency to file chargesheets against David Coleman Headley, Tahawwur Rana and Lashkar chief Hafiz Saeed in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. Headley and Rana are jailed in the US.
Pune (PTI): IAF chief N.A.K Browne on Wednesday took an hour-long sortie in a Sukhoi-30 fighter plane, the exercise aimed at restoring the confidence of pilots. Brownes flight came a week after a Sukhoi aircraft crashed leading to grounding of a fleet of nearly 120 Sukhois.
Mumbai (PTI): P.K. Iyengar, the former atomic energy commission chairman who played a key role in the countrys first nuclear explosion in 1974, died at a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday following a brief illness. He was 80. A Padma Bhushan recipient, Iyengar is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.
VIP tour dues
New Delhi (PTI): Union cabinet ministers have accumulated dues of Rs 435 crore on the cash-strapped Air India, the Lok Sabha has been informed. The amount is 93 per cent of the bills incurred during their visits abroad since 2009.