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Chandramati Oraon is unmarried and doesn't intend to ever tie the knot, but that hasn't deterred her from playing mother to 22 orphans who don't know their biological parents

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October 6, 2016: Chandramati Oraon is unmarried and doesn’t intend to ever tie the knot, but that hasn’t deterred her from playing mother to 22 orphans who don’t know their biological parents.

The seeds for her mission were sown when Chandramati, 32, was in Class 8 and took her baby steps in social work. She graduated in 2002 and in 2006 began what is now called the Anchal Shishu Ashram in a five-roomed structure in the Bada Talaab neighbourhood of this Jharkhand capital on a monthly rent of Rs 1,500.

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A trust was formed in 2011 to formalise the arrangement. The rent payments stopped three years ago as the owner decided he could do without the money.

“I have dedicated my life for this work. I will not get married and continue to work for the children,” Chandramati told IANS.

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“She has been made House Mother of the Ashram considering her past social work. She treats the children like her own. She has dedicated her life to the children,” Sushil Kumar, the Superintendent of the ashram, who also heads the trust, told IANS.

The ashram, which has a staff of three, including a cook, relies entirely on NGOs and the deep pockets of Ranchi’s well-heeled, who contribute both in cash and kind to ensure that the inmates are well fed and have proper school uniforms and school books.

“The children are sent to government and private schools. We don’t have to pay school fees but we have to make arrangements for books, school uniforms, food and other things. We get support from people and NGOs,” Chandramati said, adding: “We want to increase the strength of the children, but a resources crunch prevents us from doing so.”

The current inmates are equally divided between boys and girls, with the preference generally being for the latter. The boys are aged between three and seven years, after which they are admitted to various hostels. The girls stay till they are 12-13 when alternative accommodation is found for them. In some cases, Chandramati has also arranged for their marriages when they come of age.

Chandramati is extremely happy with the talent in the children and said that the girls are brilliant in their fields and would make their mark in life. She admits that sometimes she has to face difficulties to make ends meet but she soldiers on with a smile on her face.

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Chandramati belongs to Bishunpur of Gumla district. She is fifth of six children — three boys and three girls. She comes from humble economic background and her brother, the late Chandresh Oraon, was a two-time Bharatiya Janata Party legislator. All her siblings are married and lead a good life. (IANS)

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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?