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PM Modi: BJP became viable alternative party, thanks to Deendayal Upadhyay

Because of the philosophy of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay BJP became viable alternative party

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New Delhi, October 10, 2016: On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it was because of the philosophy of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay the BJP’s predecessor party, the Jana Sangh, from being a mere opposition party in the country became a serious alternative for it, against the Congress.

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“In a short span of time, one party completed the journey from ‘Vipaksh’ to ‘Vikalp’ and this was due to foundations laid by Deendayal,” said the Prime Minister at the launch of a series of publications dedicated to Upadhyay.

PM said , Deendayal’s biggest contribution was, “Organisation-based political parties”.

“D Ram Manohar Lohia spoke about the efforts of Deendayal that resulted in the people getting an alternative to the Congress in 1967,” Modi added.

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Modi released a 15-volume compendium talking in detail about the key events in the life of Deendayal Upadhyay and the journey of the Jana Sangh, including events like the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war, the Tashkent Agreement, and also the Goa’s Liberation.

Deendayal Upadhyay. Wikimedia
Deendayal Upadhyay. Wikimedia

The compendium talks about related the events leading up to the murder of Upadhyay, in 1967. which was soon after he became Jana Sangh chief.

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The books have been published by Research and Development Foundation for Integral Humanism, and also by the Prabhat Publications.

-by NewsGram team with TOI inputs

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Aadhaar Helpline Mystery: French Security Expert Tweets of doing a Full Disclosure Tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App

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Google’s admission that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI helpline number into its setup wizard for Android devices triggered another controversy on Saturday as India’s telecom regulator had only recommended the use of 112 as an emergency number in April 2015.

After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phone-books by default, Google issued a statement, saying its “internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since”.

Aadhaar Helpline Number Mystery: French security expert tweets of doing a full disclosure tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App, Image: Wikimedia Commons.

However, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended only in April 2015 that the number 112 be adopted as the single emergency number for the country.

According to Google, “since the numbers get listed on a user’s contact list, these get  transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new device”.

Google was yet to comment on the new development.

Meanwhile, French security expert that goes by the name of Elliot Alderson and has been at the core of the entire Aadhaar controversy, tweeted on Saturday: “I just found something interesting. I will probably do full disclosure tomorrow”.

“I’m digging into the code of the @Google SetupWizard app and I found that”.

“As far as I can see this object is not used in the current code, so there is no implications. This is just a poor coding practice in term of security,” he further tweeted.

On Friday, both the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as well as the telecom operators washed their hand of the issue.

While the telecom industry denied any role in the strange incident, the UIDAI said that he strange incident, the UIDAI said that some vested interests were trying to create “unwarranted confusion” in the public and clarified that it had not asked any manufacturer or telecom service provider to provide any such facility.

Twitter was abuzz with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma’s open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers.

Ethical hackers exposed at least 14 personal details of the TRAI Chairman, including mobile numbers, home address, date of birth, PAN number and voter ID among others. (IANS)

Also Read: Why India Is Still Nowhere Near Securing Its Citizens’ Data?