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Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will move Finance Bill 2017, in Lok Sabha for consideration of Rajya Sabha amendments.The Rajya Sabha yesterday returned the Bill with five amendments moved by the opposition.The Footwear Design and Development Institute Bill, 2017, and Repealing and Amending Bill, 2017 is scheduled to come up for consideration and passage in the Lower House today.In Rajya Sabha, ...
Jhansi: At least 22 people suffered injuries after eight coaches of a Delhi bound Jabalpur-Mahakaushal express derailed near Kulapahar in Uttar Pradesh's Mahoba on Thursday."22 people suffered injuries in Mahakaushal express derailment accident, out of which 19 are discharged," Anil Saxena, DG (PR) of Indian Railways told ANI.Eight coaches of a Delhi bound Jabalpur-Mahakaushal express had derailed ...
[USA], Mar. 30 (ANI): At least 12 people were killed and three others injured in a head-on crash Wednesday between a church bus and pick-up truck in southwest Texas.According to a report in Fox News, Sgt. Conrad Hein of the Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed the death toll adding that the collision happened around 12:30 p.m. local time on U.S. 83 outside Garner State Park, located about 75 ...
New Delhi: India moved a step closer to becoming a unified market in line with the federalist vision of the architects of its Constitution with the passage in Parliament on Wednesday of the GST Bill, which extends pan-India except to Jammu and Kashmir for now. Jammu and Kashmir will need to pass all four bills in its state assembly, on account of its special powers on taxation under the Constitution. The ...
[India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Many illegal slaughter houses were closed down in Ranchi on Thursday as the 72 hours ultimatum ended today."Who will employ me at this age? We will leave this work if the government provides us jobs," Sarwar Ali, an illegal slaughterhouse owner told ANI.The Jharkhand Government earlier on Monday issued an order for closure of all illegal slaughterhouses in the state within ...
[India] Mar. 30 (ANI): The Meerut Municipal Corporation has prohibited its member from attending a meeting as they refused to sing 'Vande Mataram'.The resolution was proposed by Mayor Harikant Ahluwalia after some councillors belonging to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Opposition parties clashed over the national song.All of the seven corporators who refused to attend the meeting were ...
[Bangladesh], Mar. 30 (ANI): As Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to pay a four-day state visit to India from April 7, her political advisor, Hossain Toufique Imam on Thursday while commenting on the possible defence agreement said the priority of both the countries is first to get rid of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) bases, adding that it will be a landmark visit. Imam said ...
A federal judge in Hawaii has extended the order of the revised travel ban executive order.U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson blocked the revised executive order two weeks ago -- but it was only a temporary halt through a restraining order.The plaintiffs asked for it to be converted into a longer term preliminary injunction, and he agreed last night.The court concludes that on the record before ...
In a rare show of bipartisan unity, the Mental Health Care Bill, originally introduced in the Rajya Sabha in 2013, was passed in Lok Sabha after a health discussion by leaders of all parties. The Bill, which effectively replaces the Mental Health Care Act 1987 is being lauded by many for important provisions which look at mental health care as a right and decriminalises of suicide attempts. In the ...

Achche Din and the Aadhaar con

2017-03-28 11:21:11

Back when the idea for the Aadhaar card was first mooted, as the Unique Identification project by the United Progressive Alliance government in 2009, the Bharatiya Janata Party called it a violation of privacy. Nandan Nilekani made the case that this was an entirely voluntary project, where citizens in good faith would surrender their demographic and biometric data to the government, because, why ...
March 30 (Reuters) - Gold prices held steady on Thursday, supported by uncertainties on the impact of Britain's departure from the European Union, U.S. policy under President Donald Trump and French elections, but at the same time capped by a stronger dollar. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was down 0.1 percent at $1,251.22 per ounce, as of 0059 GMT. U.S. gold futures ...
MEXICO CITY  - Mexico's states are turning to Asia and beyond as some U.S. companies put investment plans on hold south of the border following President Donald Trump's calls to bring jobs back home. A delegation of three Mexican state leaders, headed by the National Confederation of Governors (Conago), travelled to China this week to meet with business leaders and discuss investment opportunities. ...
[USA], Mar. 30 (ANI): A team of scientists is taking a new tack that could finally yield promising obesity treatments.Contributing editor Jyoti Madhusoodanan reported that early attempts to therapeutically target leptin and ghrelin, which suppress and stimulate appetite, respectively, were mostly ineffective. But the hormones' discoveries paved the way to a deeper understanding of the chemistry of ...
[USA], Mar. 30 (ANI): Determining the cause of an ischemic stroke is critical to prevent a second one and now, a new software-based system has offered hope.Investigators at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the MGH Stroke Service have developed a software package that provides evidence-based, automated support for diagnosing the ...
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has banned training institutions from offering courses on Reiki therapy, the media reported on Tuesday. The ban covers 1,000 private training centres which will be monitored to ensure compliance, Xinhua news agency reported. The ban followed an order issued this month to stop all forms of Reiki therapy in Saudi Arabia. Reiki is an alternative therapy that is said to reduce stress ...
New York: Dodo, an extinct bird whose name has entered popular culture as a symbol of stupidity, was actually fairly smart, new research suggests. The overall size of the dodo's brain in relation to its body size was on par with its closest living relatives: Pigeons - birds whose ability to be trained implies a moderate level of intelligence. "It is not impressively large or impressively small -- ...
Rajasthan Medical Education Society (RMES) is hiring for the post of Senior Demonstrator , Professors, & other faculties for the upcoming Medical Colleges at Bhilwara, Bharatpur, Churu, Pali, Dungarpur. Important Dates Last Date of Submission of Application forms: 6 April 2017 Vacancies: Professor: 30 Associate Professor: 85 Asst. Professor: 110 Sr. Demonstrator: 70 Sr. Resident: 90 Jr. Resident: ...
NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation) Ltd has announced recruitment for vacancies in its subsidiaries - (BRBCL) Bhartiya Rail Bijlee Company Limited, Nabinagar, (KBUNL) Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam Limited, Muzaffarpur & (NPGCL) Nabinagar Power Generating Company Private Limited, Shivanpur. This is a common recruitment though a common advertisement for three companies viz. BRBCL, KBUNL and ...


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