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Iris scans to ensure smooth sailing at airports


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) Iris scans and fingerprint scanners will ensure smooth sailing for passengers at airports, right through the car park to boarding the plane, without their having to ... Read more...

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People impatient, economy will improve: PM


June 19th, 2012 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday assured that investor sentiment will be improved and the economy nursed to high growth path again, as citizens ... Read more...

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Both home ministry, UIDAI to gather data, cabinet decides


June 7th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday discussed a fresh row between the home ministry and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and decided both will ... Read more...

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Japanese bank to roll out palm scanning ATMs


April 15th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) Last year thousands of quake victims fled homes in Japan, leaving their cash cards behind in the hurly burly of survival. Luckily, one bank has the ... Read more...

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Compromise reached on Unique ID project row (Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) A compromise formula over identity cards for 1.2 billion Indians was worked out Friday with the government asking both the home ministry and the ... Read more...

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Compromise reached on Unique ID project row


January 27th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) A compromise formula over identity cards for 1.2 billion Indians was worked out Friday with the government asking both the home ministry and the ... Read more...

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Chidambaram gives out smart ID cards in Andamans


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
Port Blair, Jan 21 (IANS) Amid a silent but raging battle with Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia over the Unique Identification Number project, Home Minister P. Chidambaram ... Read more...

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Aadhar targets 200 million enrolments soon


January 21st, 2012 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 20 (IANS) The state-run Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI) is racing against time to enroll a whopping 200 million people in the next two months to make ... Read more...

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Cabinet to resolve Montek-Chidambaram row over UIDAI


January 20th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Planning Commission Friday said it will take the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) issue to the cabinet next week to resolve its ... Read more...

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Foreign diplomats get lesson on unique identification drive


October 20th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) India's mammoth exercise to issue a unique identification (UID) number to each of its 1.2 billion population has attracted the attention of many nations, ... Read more...

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Denial of funds not a setback, says Nilekani


September 29th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Unique Identity Authority chairman Nandan Nilekani Thursday said that the finance ministry's decision to deny more funds to the authority was not a setback.The finance ... Read more...

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Unique ID project set to meet target: Nilekani


June 17th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 17 (IANS) The target of generating 600 million unique ID cards by 2014 would be achieved, Nandan Nilekani, chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), said ... Read more...

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Post offices to distribute unique ID number


February 4th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Indians will get their unique identification number from post offices.An agreement to this effect was signed here Friday by the department of post and the Unique Identification ... Read more...

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Australia to crack down on fraudulent visa applications with biometric data


December 1st, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec.1 (ANI): Australia will join the global clampdown on fraudulent visa applications by expanding its collection of biometric data to onshore applicants.Federal Immigration Minister Chris Bowen announced the change today, saying ... Read more...

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Peerless in pact with UBI for mutual fund products


September 16th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) Peerless Funds Management Company Ltd (PFMCL) Thursday joined hands with United Bank of India (UBI) to distribute its mutual fund products through select branches of the bank. "PFMCL has ... Read more...

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IT to make job guarantee scheme more transparent


August 21st, 2010 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Hand-held biometric devices and Internet kiosks are part of the rural development ministry's new strategy to ensure greater transparency and accountability in implementing the Mahatma Gandhi National ... Read more...

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Intelligent hospital kiosk for quick health tests


August 19th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Bangalore, Aug 19 (IANS) Global chip maker Freescale Technology has developed a low-cost intelligent hospital kiosk that enables patients to quickly check their health parameters and seek a physician's advice ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves funding of Phase II of UIDAI scheme


July 22nd, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Unique Identification Authority of India related issues (CC-UIDAI) on Thursday approved the commencement of Phase II of the scheme at an estimated cost ... Read more...

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Dubai air traffic to touch 150 million by 2030


June 25th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 25 (IANS/WAM) The number of air passengers transiting through Dubai annually will increase by almost four times from 40 million today to 150 million by 2030, a top airlines official ... Read more...

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Haryana signs unique identification MoU


June 10th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 10 (IANS) The Haryana government Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to implement the Unique Identification project (UID) in the state. "We would ... Read more...

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Home secretary reviews airport security


May 19th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai Wednesday reviewed the country's airport security and discussed enhancement of existing measures, officials said. Pillai reviewed airports' security in a meeting with Civil ... Read more...

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Centre approves unique identity card project’s approach for data collection


May 18th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): The Central Government has approved the approach adopted by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for collecting demographic and biometric data in order to issue ... Read more...

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Data collection method of unique ID authority finalised (Lead)


May 18th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A cabinet panel Tuesday approved the methodology the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will adopt for collecting demographic and biometric data. The exercise will be ... Read more...

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Unique ID authority’s approach for data collection finalised


May 18th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A cabinet panel Tuesday approved the approach to be adopted by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for collecting demographic and biometric data, the authority's ... Read more...

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‘Fishermen to be eyes and ears for coastal security’


May 5th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The union government plans to utilize fishermen as its eyes and ears for breach-proof coastal security of the country, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday. Enumerating various steps ... Read more...

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7 out of 10 Aussies ready for full body scans prior to flying


April 14th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr.14 (ANI): Seven out ten Australian travellers taking part in a survey, have said that they support full body scans at airports.Seventy per cent of adults are in favour of the ... Read more...

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Most Americans willing to sacrifice some privacy to enhance safe air travel


April 13th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by BNO News
BLUE BELL, PENNSYLVANIA (BNO NEWS) -- Ninety-three percent of Americans said they are willing to sacrifice some level of privacy to increase safety when traveling by air, according to research released on ... Read more...

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90 percent Brits ‘happy’ with use of full-body scanners at UK airports


April 13th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 13(ANI): A poll has revealed that a majority of Brits are happy to use the new full-body scanners deployed at airports across the country.According to Unisys, as many as 90 ... Read more...

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You are being counted… for your benefit


April 1st, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Over the next six months when officials visit you and seek details of your family, do cooperate. That is the message for the 120 ... Read more...

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Britain announces massive hike in visa fees


January 21st, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Immigrants who want to bring over their elderly dependent relatives to Britain face a massive hike in visa fees, the British government announced. Britain's Home Ministry said the visa ... Read more...

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Mexico hires consortium to make biometric IDs


December 16th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 16 (EFE) A consortium comprising Axtel and the Mexican subsidiary of US information technology giant Unisys won a contract to create biometric identity cards for Mexico's 107 million people, ... Read more...

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‘Mobile ID’ devices herald next generation of biometric gadgets


August 27th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 27 (ANI): Reports indicate that a new generation of small, portable, versatile biometric devices, referred to as 'Mobile ID', are flourishing.These devices gather, process and transmit an individual's biometric data, ... Read more...

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How to safely use fingerprints, iris pattern as digital signatures


August 1st, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 1 (ANI): Researchers in South Africa have come up with a system that allows biometric data to be used to create a secret key for data encryption.Describing the new ... Read more...

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Nandan Nilekani takes over as chairman of UIADI


July 23rd, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): Nandan Nilekani took over as chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIADI) here today.Interacting with the media on the occasion, Nilekani said Unique Identification ... Read more...

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Nandan Nilekani to head Unique Identification Authority


June 25th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi June 25(ANI): The Union Cabinet has appointed the Infosys Chief Nandan Nilekani as the Chairman of National Authority for Unique Identity.Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni said ... Read more...

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