The UIDAI in a statement had subsequently denied that any data breach was possible.
On January 4, the newspaper had published a report saying racketeers were selling access to Aadhaar data for Rs 500, which would enable buyers to open fake bank accounts or get mobile connections issued in someone else's name.
"Deeply concerned" over reports that the Deputy Director of the UIDAI registered an FIR against The Tribune and its reporter, the guild said, "The guild condemns UIDAI's action...it is clearly meant to browbeat a journalist whose investigation in the matter was of great public interest".
We at The Tribune believe that our stories were in the nature of a legitimate journalistic exercise.
In a complaint to Delhi police's crime branch the following day, the Unique Identification Authority of India accused the newspaper, reporter and three alleged racketeers named in the report of impersonation, cheating, forgery and violation of the Aadhaar Act and the IT Act.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which runs the world's largest biometric identity card scheme called "Aadhaar", started investigating a report last week by The Tribune newspaper which said access to the identity database of more than 1 billion citizens was being sold for just 500 rupees, or $8, on social media.
In its statement, the newspaper said: "My colleagues and I are grateful for expressions of support and solidarity from media organisations and journalists".
Citing views of the Supreme Court in another matter, UIDAI said that the judgement had underlined basic principle that "a crime does not stand obliterated or extinguished merely because its commission is claimed to be in public interest".
"Claims of bypassing or duping the Aadhaar enrolment system are totally unfounded", UIDAI said in a press release.
The Chandigarh-based publication has not yet reacted to the UIDAI registering an FIR for publishing the report, The Indian Express reported.
"The Aadhaar data, including biometric information, is fully safe and secure", the authority had said in a statement, calling the report in The Tribune "a case of misreporting". For instance, in December 2016, it declined to give information related to breach of personal data in response to a Right to Information query.
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That represents a 9.3 percent increase compared with 2016 figures, according to industry research firm Autodata Corp. It costs $4,000 more than a similarly equipped 2.7-liter V-6 Lariat, or $2,400 over a similar 3.5-liter V-6 version.
Users can adjust the thermostat, switch off smart bulbs and even leave a note for family members from the screen on the fridge. The SmartThings app seamlessly connects the Family Hub with hundreds of Samsung and third party compatible connected devices.
Leonard (shoulder) will not play in Monday's game against the Kings, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich revealed the extent of the injury before yesterday's against the Portland Trail Blazers .
She was quick to add, however, that she was "heartened" by the fact that it signaled "the BDS movement's growing strength". Israel a year ago enacted a law that would ban any activist who "knowingly issues a public call for boycotting Israel".
Given that Airtel's revised plans are slightly costlier than what Jio offers now, it makes no sense for users to switch networks. All these data packs come with their similar offer of unlimited calls, SMS bundle, and access to Jio's bundle of applications.
Moreover, after downloading Score Cards, only eligible candidates will be asked for Interview, GD, Written Test etc. More than 100 other non-IIM institutions also use CAT score for admission to their management programmes.
" GoPro is committed to turning our business around in 2018", Woodman said in a statement on the company's website . Morgan Stanley said in a research note yesterday that the price cut would make earnings growth hard in fiscal 2018.