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The Virtual ID will be a temporary and revocable 16 digit random number mapped to a person's Aadhaar number and the Aadhaar-issuing body will start accepting it from March 1, 2018. In addition to this, UIDAI has introduced the concept of "limited KYC" under which it will only provide need-based or limited details of a user to authorised agencies.
  • United States firm prepares to launch 'no find, no fee' search for MH370

    United States firm prepares to launch 'no find, no fee' search for MH370

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    Australia, China and Malaysia ended a fruitless $A200 million search of an area of 120,000 sq km in the Indian Ocean in January 2017. Plunkett said Wednesday that discounting the already searched areas and employing Ocean Infinity's AUV technology gave him confidence the company would discover the wreckage of the plane where others have failed.
  • East China Sea Tanker Continues to Burn

    East China Sea Tanker Continues to Burn

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    The ship was carrying nearly a million barrels of condensate, an ultra light crude oil. If all the cargo from the Panamanian-flagged 274-metre (899-foot) tanker spills, it would be the biggest oil slick from a ship in decades and could kill marine life across a vast area, analysts have said.
  • Young leads No. 9 Oklahoma over No. 8 Texas Tech

    Young leads No. 9 Oklahoma over No. 8 Texas Tech

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    The Sooners managed just 29 points in the first half, but erupted for 46 second-half points in outscoring the Red Raiders 46-34 over the final 20 minutes. He was the only Red Raider to reach double figures. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Texas Tech 44 (Hamilton IV 9, Odiase 9), Oklahoma 37 (Lattin 8). "We didn't give them many easy looks", Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said.
  • Convert madarsas to public schools: UP Shia Waqf Board chief

    Convert madarsas to public schools: UP Shia Waqf Board chief

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    He alleged that the madrassas were being funded from Pakistan and Bangladesh, and even by some terror outfits. After as many as 51 girls were rescued on 30 December in a raid on a madrassa in Uttar Pradesh, Shia Waqf Board said that all madrassas being run on Waqf properties will be closed down, Pioneer reported.
  • Willie Nelson Cuts Show Short After Suffering Breathing Issues

    Willie Nelson Cuts Show Short After Suffering Breathing Issues

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    A representative for Nelson reported told the Union Tribune that Nelson had returned to his home in Texas to recover from "a bad cold or the flu ". "It should post to your account within 7-10 business days". He was hospitalized briefly after that incident. This is the third time Nelson has cut concerts short.
  • Netanyahu Backs Trump on Palestinian Refugee Agency

    Netanyahu Backs Trump on Palestinian Refugee Agency

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    The US has reduced funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East by nearly 33 percent, according to multiple published reports. While Washington has yet to act on Trump's threat to cut funding, the United States president clearly indicated that aid will be stripped unless Palestinians return to the negotiation table with Israel.
  • Deaths, Devastation in Southern California Mudslides

    Deaths, Devastation in Southern California Mudslides

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    Heavy rain was falling in areas charred by recent wildfires, triggering warnings of flash flooding and mudslides because vegetation that otherwise would hold hills together and make the terrain flood-resistant has burned away. "Recent burn areas will be especially vulnerable where risky mud and debris flows are possible", said the National Weather Service in a statement.
  • 'Shambolic': Commuter anger as Sydney rail delays continue

    'Shambolic': Commuter anger as Sydney rail delays continue

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    Major delays saw commuters trapped on crowded stations and in unairconiditioned carriages during peak hour, with Sydney Trains blaming "staff availability and earlier incidents" for the chaos. The extensive interruptions to the network were officially blamed on extreme weather events and staff shortages, though others have pointed to the new timetable.
  • Did a CNN quarrel signal a Trump-led media fight?

    Did a CNN quarrel signal a Trump-led media fight?

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    Aide Stephen Miller tells CNN's " State of the Union " that the book is - in Miller's words - "nothing but a pile of trash through and though". "I'm not acting offended", Miller replied. Miller also recalled traveling across the country with Trump , telling Tapper, "I saw a man who was a political genius". "I sat on the couch, and that's the point of view I wrote this book from; the point of this book is to have readers sit on the couch and watch what's happening in the West Wing", said ...