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Aadhaar Card
India  /  Published 01.07.19

Darjeeling Aadhaar ordeal

Norbu Sherpa, 21, travelled from Rimbick, about 90km from Darjeeling, on Sunday and stayed overnight at a hotel to be among the first in queue at the Darjeeling post office to register a name for Aad...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 05.02.20

Bank staff arrested over NPR

Two employees of a private bank were arrested on Wednesday in Calcutta after Aadhaar card update applicants complained that they were assigned “NPR” numbers.NPR stands for National Population Regi...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

India  /  Published 17.01.20

Terror, violence victims need Aadhaar to claim benefits: MHA

Aadhaar will be required for getting benefits under a central government scheme for providing financial assistance to family members of victims of violence perpetrated by terrorists or naxals, and com...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 14.01.20

NRC fear fuels card rush

Around 6.2 crore people in Bengal have seeded their Aadhaar cards with ration cards since the state government launched a drive to link the two in the last week of November, mirroring the fear among p...
By Pranesh Sarakar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.12.19

NRC rush tells on bank

A nationalised bank was ransacked at Harishchandrapur on Monday by people who gathered for corrections in their Aadhaar cards after they were allegedly told that not more than 50 applications could be...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 23.11.19

Bengal seal on Aadhaar link

Mamata Banerjee has apparently taken a 180-degree turn on Aadhaar with the Bengal government approving a proposal to link people’s 12-digit unique identification numbers to rations cards. Sources sa...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 22.10.19

Linking social media profiles with Aadhaar: SC transfers all cases from HCs to itself

The Supreme Court on Tuesday transferred to itself all cases related to the linkage of social media profiles with Aadhaar pending in different high courts and also asked the Centre to submit its repor...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 31.01.20

Citizens’ Anxiety Aggravator

The spectre of the National Register of Citizens and the Citizenship (Amendment) Act is haunting people across Bengal cutting across religions, communities, income status and age groups. Last week’s...
By Alamgir Hossain, Vivek Chhetri, Main Uddin Chisti, Soumya De Sarkar, Avijit Sinha, Anirban Chowdhury in

West Bengal  /  Published 29.01.20

A ‘sign’ of NRC fear

For the past few days, Isha Khan Choudhury, the Congress MLA of Sujapur in Malda, has been spending every waking hour signing application forms for corrections in Aadhaar and ration cards. Amid the fe...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

Opinion  /  Published 25.09.19

The BJP's card game

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