IDTV has walked back their coverage at the page (linked below).
The headline now reads: "Nandan Nilekani's battle for biometrics ends with compromise" and states essentially that UID and NPR will continue in parallel with as little duplication as possible.
The original headline for the article was "UID allowed to collect biometrics for all Indians," which is still in the article's URL: http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/nilekani-allowed-to-collect-biometrics-for-all-indians-170411. [Original post follows].
NDTV.com is reporting that the Unique Identity (UID) Project will be allowed to extend its services to all Indians.
Nandan Nilekani has just scored 15,000 crores and the right to collect the biometrics for all Indians. An informal meet chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today green-lit Mr Nilkani's request to continue collecting biometrics. The proposal had been opposed by the Home Ministry headed by P Chidambram.The meeting is reported to be informal, so I guess it's possible UID will receive shocking news before a formal announcement, but once the Home Ministry started making noises about how they were totally cool with UID, things certainly appeared to be moving this way.
This bit of news was predicted by the Times of India here and discussed here yesterday in UID: Home Ministry Climb-down.
UPDATE: The Deccan Herald is reporting that the formal meeting will take place "next week."
The fate of Nandan Nilekani led Unique Identification (UID) project will be decided by the Cabinet Committee on Unique Identification (CCUID) next week.UPDATE II: MSN India sees it differently.
The panel headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to sort out differences between the Union Home Ministry and the Planning Commission over collection of data.
The meeting, to be attended by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Home Minister P Chidambaram, Planning Commission Chairman Montek Ahluwalia and UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani, will also discuss some of the contentious issues of the project including duplication of National Population Registry (NPR) and UID, expenses, and enrollment of citizens for Aadhaar numbers.