Two landmark judgments by the Supreme Court dominate the newspapers today today. “Aadhaar gets SC support (Terms and Conditions apply)” is the DNA headline. The Asian Age writes “Aadhaar valid; but no phone, bank link”. “Supreme Court gives Aadhaar some privacy” quips the Indian Express, citing the CJI bench as striking a “Fair balance between privacy and right to life”. “More ease of life, but less ease of business”is the Times of India’s take, also stating “Government weighs options to amend UID law”.
The Economic Times writes, “Telcos, Banks and Financial Companies may Feel the Pinch”as bar on e-KYC via Aadhaar will push up costs and increase time taken to get new customers. The paper also reports “Government may bring Legal Backing to Private Companies to use Aadhaar”.
In another historic decision, “Exclude ‘creamy layer’ from SC/ST reservations, says Supreme Court; But gives Relief on Quota in Promotions” is the headline in the Times of India.
In yet another ruling, “Apex Court OKs live-streaming of public interest cases in pilot test”, states the Pioneer.
“Paper trails at all booths for fair 2019 polls” the Pioneer cites the Election Commission’s decision to procure VVPAT machines for all polling booths for the Lok Sabha elections in 2019, in a move to ensure greater transparency.
If you thought at least the Prime Minister would be spared call drops, think again! The Times of India reports “PM too faces call drop woes, asks Department of Telecom to find solution”.