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Atul Vaidya, a former VHP leader, has moved the high court, seeking regular bail on the ground that there wasn’t much evidence against him, and that only one out of three witnesses had identified him.
Allowing the request, the bench said “if the balance amount is not paid by that date, we will be compelled to send the contemnor (Roy) to the custody and we are sure he shall not give rise to such an occasion.”
All the exixting account holders have been asked to submit Aadhaar to banks by December 31, 2017, failing which accounts will become invalid.
Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan says government will address all concerns, ready for review
The ban on sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter has hit the export and trade of meat and leather. “We have already said that whosoever has any concern related to this issue, we will seriously and honestly address those,” said Harsh Vardhan.
The petitioner has argued that the restrictions placed by the new notification are in contrary to the very law under which it has been issued. Section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act does not categorise slaughter of animals for food as cruelty on condition that it does not accompany pain and suffering.
The court termed as fallacious argument advanced by the counsel for petitioners that the provision of the I-T Act was discriminatory in nature as it created two classes – one class of those who volunteered to enroll themselves under Aadhaar scheme and other class of those who did not want it to be so.
The polar positions taken in the Supreme Court hearing on the triple talaq matter obfuscate a question fundamental to the issue: Women’s agency.
It made the observations while upholding the validity of section 139AA of the Income Tax Act making Aadhaar mandatory for allotment of PAN cards and filing of tax returns. The court, however, put a partial stay on its implementation till its Constitution Bench addressed the larger issue of right to privacy related to Aadhaar.
Tax dept says SC has given ‘only a partial relief’ to those who do not have Aadhaar.
The CBDT said the top court has provided partial relief to those who do not have Aadhaar and therefore their PAN cards will not be cancelled.
Around 10.5 lakh students took the exam in Hindi and English, while around 1.25-1.5 lakh students took it in eight languages.
SC on Aadhaar card for IT return: The apex court upheld the validity of sub-section 1 but ordered a partial stay on the operation of sub-section 2.
The bench said a major hurdle in transfer of the benefits to the genuine needy is the lack of means to correctly identify such persons.