Aadhaar Card
India  /  Published 09.08.22

No compulsion on Aadhaar: EC

A senior Election Commission of India official told The Telegraph on Monday that no citizen would be compelled to give their Aadhaar details to poll officials even if they have an Aadhaar number. The...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

News  /  Published 02.07.22

Cuffs on three Aadhaar forgery racketeers in Salt Lake

Three men, including an 18-year-old youth, have been arrested for allegedly forging Aadhaar cards and selling them to people. Police said these cards are used for procuring SIM cards that are used fo...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

Jharkhand  /  Published 31.05.22

Aadhaar: Disability pension denied

The case of a 11-year-old intellectually impaired boy denied disability pensions for lack of Aadhaar card in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district again mirrors lack of awareness about the unique ...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 30.05.22

Centre drops advisory after Aadhaar panic

The Centre on Sunday withdrew a two-day-old advisory that had cautioned people against sharing photocopies of their Aadhaar card with any organisation to pre-empt “misuse”, after the warni...
By Reuters, PTI in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 31.03.22

Jharkhand: 6-year pension exile ends

A 70-year-old visually impaired man from a village in Jharkhand’s Godda district will again receive old-age pension after a gap of six years during which the payment was denied on the ground tha...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur


Opinion  /  Published 03.02.22

This year’s budget resisted populist pressures

Governance in the world of fiercely competitive politics involves difficult choices. Since politicians invariably — and quite understandably — have their eye on the next election, the gove...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Opinion  /  Published 06.01.22

A puzzle called Indian elections

Like alchemy, which was an obsessive concern for the medieval world, modern democracies are forever preoccupied with unearthing the secrets of winning elections. In the not-so-distant past, striking t...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Opinion  /  Published 24.12.21

Letters to the Editor: Do not barter health for visually appealing food

White lie Sir — The eyes are perhaps the first sensory organ to be aroused by food. But visual appeal can come at a steep cost. The European Union has banned the use and import of all food ite...

West Bengal  /  Published 09.12.21

Drive to deliver ration cards

The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to initiate a special drive to deliver ration cards to nearly three lakh beneficiaries who didn’t receive the same in the past few months. The drive h...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


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