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  1. Govt pushes UID Bill through to quash SC case

    Author: Nikhil Kanekal The union government’s swift approval of the National Identification Authority of India Bill through the cabinet of ministers on 8 October, even as its law officers stood before the Supreme Court in a related case, is a strategic… Read More

  2. Exercising freedom of expression by NOTA voting

    Author: Nikhil Kanekal A recent judgment by the Supreme Court of India has elevated the right to vote was to a constitutional right by connecting it with the right to freedom of speech and expression and the right to liberty under Articles 19(1)(a) and 21, respectively. Read More

  3. Government says it cannot provide subsidies without Aadhar

    The government submitted to the court that Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) relies on Aadhar to provide subsidies to the public. "There is a problem now. MoPNG distributes subsidised cooking gas to the tune of Rs. 40,000 crores," said Vahanvati to the bench, adding, "Aadhar is the only foolproof mechanism through which we can do this." Read More

  4. Delhi High Court wants govt to host all official communication internally

    Author: Nikhil Kanekal In a significant order on the security and jurisdiction of official communication, the Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Government of India to ensure that all official communication be hosted on government controlled servers located within the country. The government was asked to comply with this order… Read More

  5. SC asks Govt to make sure Aadhar not mandatory to avail services

    Author: Nikhil Kanekal In a writ petition challenging the Indian government’s tacit insistence on citizens using Aadhar cards for public services,  the Supreme Court passed an interim order on Monday asking the government to make sure that no citizen is denied services for not possessing an… Read More

  6. Supreme Court adjourns IT Act cases for final hearing

    Author: Nikhil Kanekal The Supreme Court of India has decided to bunch together all petitions related to the regulation of free speech online and adjourned them to the first week of January 2014 for a final hearing “on merits”. A bench comprising justices H. L. Gokhale and Jasti Chelameshwar heard… Read More

  7. Facebook releases data of govt requests; India ranks 2nd

    Author: Nikhil Kanekal Facebook Inc released data on government data requests that it received over the first six months of 2013, in which India stood at second place with 3245 requests, affecting 4144 accounts. The highest number was received in the United States… Read More