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Over the last few months, Aadhaar has become one of the most important documents to have and though it was initially argued that the mandatory provisions were for welfare schemes, it has been extended to more essential services.
The BJP government is keen to rename the town as Deen Dayal Upadhyay Nagar and the railway junction as Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Railway Station after the RSS ideologue. The opposing Congress faction, meanwhile, wants that the town should take its name from former prime minister and Congress leader Lal Bahadur Shastri.
As UK goes to votes, May faces an uphill task of convincing the voters that she is capable enough of tackling terrorism. So, May’s statements a couple of days before the elections are probably suggestive of something similar.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Tuesday filed a complaint against 34 pilots for making obscene remarks against a senior official on social media. They were employed in different airlines, though, like Jet Airways, IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar skipped Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s luncheon invite to attend another high-profile lunch on the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. Nitish attended the lunch for another reason he holds close to himself.
The complete induction of the 145 guns is expected to be completed by June 2021.
US President Donald Trump’s move to sack FBI director James Comey has drawn comparisons to the former president Richard Nixon’s Watergate saga.
Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani said: “The mountain of debt that we acquired appears insurmountable and is at the root of all the problems that manifest as symptoms to all and sundry.”
The balancing act of handling the Chinese threat along with economic development goals is a leitmotif in the Indo-Chinese geopolitical landscape.
We checked out 14 ATMs of 13 different banks to get a comprehensive look at the situation.
Let’s take a look at what has happened to each of the spearheads in the party since its resounding and unanticipated performance in the 2013 Delhi Assembly elections.
Talks between O Panneerselvam faction and the ruling AIADMK camp are on the verge of collapse. The former chief minister recently said that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami and TTV Dinakaran are comrades in arms.
According to the new rules, if an RTI applicant dies before the government sends the reply, the application will be closed and the information sought will not be provided.
A recap of the events that lead to a change in the power centres in Turkey.
The dragon is moving with pace in the race to upgrade and upscale its naval force. Here’s a look at the new Chinese carrier and how it stacks up against the most formidable carriers of some of the strongest navies in the world.
Congress faced a humiliating defeat after which its Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ajay Maken stepped down from his position taking moral responsibility.
MCD results 2017: It was for the first time that the AAP was fighting the MCD polls and it seems to have got its strategy all wrong.
Of course, we all need to help realise the Prime Minister’s vision for a vibrant India by 2031-32, but the improvement in lifestyle cannot be at the cost of the environment we live in.
PM Modi proposed shifting of the financial year period from the present April-March to January-December. Another major proposal was of holding elections to the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies simultaneously.
It seemed the end of his political career when he was expelled from the AIADMK in February, but former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, it seems, is close to completing nothing short of a coup on his nemesis VK Sasikala.
A generation has passed since the demolition. Advani and Joshi are at the twilight of their political careers. It’s high time the case saw a closure.
The Sasikala faction has been reeling after some of its leaders came under the Income-Tax scanner and were also facing allegations of bribery in the run up to the RK Nagar bypoll.
Sonu Nigam's choice of words could have been better while highlighting what is a rampant problem
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has won the crucial referendum for a new constitution that will vastly increase his executive authority. The crucial referendum has laid a new course for the future of Turkish politics.
In this case, passengers are left with two options: voluntarily vacating seats, which gives you some relief like booking on a later flight, or vacating against your wish in which case airline is liable to pay the passenger compensation.
It is strange that with a poor record of running a democratic government with repeated failures to abide by their constitution, Pakistan seems entitled to comment on Indian democratic practices.
The outcome in the ongoing bypolls across several states is likely to present a clear picture of what party the electorate will be leaning towards in the upcoming elections.
The MP, who is banned from flying in Air India aircraft along with airlines members of the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA), on Thursday apologised to the Lok Sabha for causing hurt to anyone but refused to apologise to the Air India staffer he assaulted.
Rajasthan has seen at least two serious attacks by gau rakshaks this year but Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has remained silent on the issue.
New announcements by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) suggest that entry level computer programmers will find it very difficult to secure jobs in the US on H-1B (specialty occupation) visa.
The order will have a huge social and economical bearing for the people running these establishments. Equally hit will be the people employed at these vends, commercial establishments, hotels, motels, clubs etc.
Perhaps the focus should be on ensuring complete safety to Aadhaar data, at the collection points as well as storage repositories, instead of showing urgency to impose it on citizens.
Five people were arrested in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh for an assault on Nigerian students on Monday. The Nigerian students had earlier been attacked on allegations of cannibalism and allegedly for forcing a minor boy into taking drugs.
On March 27, the Supreme Court ordered that the government cannot be stopped from using Aadhaar identification for its non-welfare schemes like opening of bank accounts, filing of tax returns, verification of new and existing mobile phone numbers and user credentials etc.
The scale of the problem was revealed recently in a report by Association of Democratic reforms which showed top national parties and scores of regional parties were reporting income from unknown sources.
It is also good to see that the FIA came in support of a non-member airline--Air India. Members of the FIA include IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet and GoAir.