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News18.com Daybreak | Virtual Aadhaar ID, Afzal Guru Son's Score and Stories You May Have Missed

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Updated:January 12, 2018, 8:16 AM IST
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News18.com Daybreak | Virtual Aadhaar ID, Afzal Guru Son's Score and Stories You May Have Missed
A woman goes through the process of eye scanning for Unique Identification (UID) database system. (Representative Image /REUTERS)
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When one talks about sports in India, the least likely name you will hear is skiing. In a country dominated by cricket, most of the other sports jostle for some attention and a winter sport like skiing is considered nothing more than a leisure activity. Against all these odds, 21-year-old girl Aanchal Thakur, from Himachal Pradesh, scripted history when she became the first Indian to win an international medal in skiing. Two days before the race, Thakur had cut her hand and was vomiting profusely, hesitating to even take part in the competition. Read the exclusive interview with Thakur here.

In an exclusive interview to CNN-News18, UIDAI Chief Executive Ajay Bhushan Pandey says people who don’t feel comfortable sharing their Aadhaar number can now generate their own virtual ID.

So, what is virtual ID?

It’s like a camouflage Aadhaar number. If you're going somewhere and you have to prove your identity, you give your Aadhaar number. It’s like Aadhaar 2.0.

How many times can I use one virtual ID?

Any number of times.

Read the complete interview here.

Justice SN Dhingra who has been appointed by the Supreme Court to head the fresh SIT probe in the 186 anti-Sikh riot cases told News18.com that it needs to be seen "whether the effort was made by the earlier SIT panel to find evidence."

For pubs and bars in Hyderabad, it’s not mandatory to get a fire safety certificate.

In a setback to Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Justice's Division Bench of Calcutta High Court has upheld the court's earlier single Bench order to allow a week-long bikers' rally organised by the BJP'S Yuva Morcha in Bengal.

United States Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster described himself as a "friend of India" and said he was working closely with New Delhi to ensure India gets membership of the Nuclear Suppliers' Group (NSG).

Within a day of its launch, 20 luxury apartments worth Rs 150 crore under the Trump Towers project in Gurgaon was sold.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court granted bail to Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala's son Vikas Barala in the case of stalking and abduction of Varnika Kundu. Last year, the 29-year-old daughter of a top bureaucrat in the Haryana government alleged that she was followed by Vikas Barala and his friend while she was returning from work late in the night.

French luxury group Louis Vuitton loves Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali so much that it wants to invest $500 million — that’s almost half of its remaining Asia fund in it.

A 16-year-old from a small village in south Kashmir's Shopian district was blinded a year-and-half ago after multiple pellets perforated both her eyes. But she pulled herself together and cleared her Class X board exams. This is her story.

Two-days after Shia Waqf Board Chairman Waseem Rizvi wrote a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to shut down madrasas alleging that they encouraged students to join terrorist ranks, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbasi Naqvi lashed out. “I have studied in a madrasa, am I a terrorist? I am really hurt and sad by the way people are defaming madrasas,” he said.

The Guru house in Baramulla is ecstatic. Ghalib Guru, the son of Afzal Guru, the executed convict of 2001 Parliament attack, is making rapid strides in his career. Jammu and Kashmir State Board announced the results of 12th class and Ghalib passed, scoring 88 per cent. Friends and relatives said today's success is a stepping stone for the target he has set for himself, and that is to become a cardiologist.

[caption id="attachment_1629623" align="alignnone" width="875"]Ghalib Guru with his mother Ghalib Guru with his mother[/caption]

The Supreme Court has indicated that the two main convicts in the rape case involving former students of Sonepat's OP Jindal Global University will have to be taken back into custody. The case has received wide attention after the Punjab and Haryana High Court, in its bail order, had questioned the girl's reliability while repeatedly making references to her "promiscuity" and "sexual encounters".

Regarded as one of the best batsmen in the history of cricket, Mr. Dependable Rahul Dravid has been a class act on and off the field. On his birthday, here are 9 times Dravid proved he is a national treasure.

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The sudden flare up of caste tensions in Maharashtra has raised questions of whether the state is becoming a 'fertile ground' for caste conflict as a resulting effect of a staggering number of farmer suicides. The growing agrarian distress has slowly and steadily been putting a stress on the prevailing equilibrium. This has led to the demand of reservation by the Marathas, the dominant and politically aggressive land holding community in the state. It is a fact that the widening difference in development amid growing aspirations and unemployment has led to significant tension between urban and rural areas of the state.

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