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Economic slowdown: Here are five more reforms Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman can look at to kick-start growth engines
Business

Economic slowdown: Here are five more reforms Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman can look at to kick-start growth engines

There are at least five big reforms that need doing, can quickly get-off the ground, and which will have lasting positive effects on growth

After 'Jinnah' comment, BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma says Hindus will be minority in Assam if Citizenship Bill is not passed
India

After 'Jinnah' comment, BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma says Hindus will be minority in Assam if Citizenship Bill is not passed

The senior BJP leader stood by his "Jinnah's legacy" remark and said those who are protesting against him do not know the history of Assam and its formation during the partition of India.

Blanket ban on commercial surrogacy eliminates aspect of privacy; unfair to couples who marry late, homosexuals
India

Blanket ban on commercial surrogacy eliminates aspect of privacy; unfair to couples who marry late, homosexuals

There is no doubt that this $1-billion industry needs to be regulated, but banning commercial surrogacy entirely might not be the way.

Review petition filed in SC seeking re-examination of its Aadhaar verdict
News & Analysis

Review petition filed in SC seeking re-examination of its Aadhaar verdict

The petition challenges the verdict that Aadhaar Act does not violate the right to privacy.

Lok Sabha passes 'historic' bill which bans commercial surrogacy; single parents, same-sex couples not entitled
India

Lok Sabha passes 'historic' bill which bans commercial surrogacy; single parents, same-sex couples not entitled

The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 that prohibits commercial surrogacy and allows close relatives to act as surrogates to needy infertile couples for "altruistic" reasons.

BJP faces the heat in Assam as 70 tribal groups set to protest citizenship for Hindu Bangladeshi immigrants today
Politics

BJP faces the heat in Assam as 70 tribal groups set to protest citizenship for Hindu Bangladeshi immigrants today

The BJP's foray into the North East has faced a challenge after the Centre's move to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which has faced opposition in Assam.

Suspected ULFA (I) militants shoot dead five persons in Assam's Tinsukia; Sarbananda Sonowal condemns incident
India

Suspected ULFA (I) militants shoot dead five persons in Assam's Tinsukia; Sarbananda Sonowal condemns incident

The incident occurred at Kherbari village in Assam, when cadres of the outfit allegedly picked them up and took them to the Brahmaputra river bank.

Employee of Odisha electrical department unable to withdraw EPF due to error on Aadhaar card, threatens to commit suicide
India

Employee of Odisha electrical department unable to withdraw EPF due to error on Aadhaar card, threatens to commit suicide

Due to an error on Santosh Jena's Aadhaar card he has threatened to commit suicide after he was unable to withdraw his Employee Provident Fund (EPF).

Congress attacks BJP on Assam NRC, says UPA deported over 80,000 Bangladeshis in 2005-2013
Politics

Congress attacks BJP on Assam NRC, says UPA deported over 80,000 Bangladeshis in 2005-2013

Daring Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah to clarify their stance on Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016, Surjewala said: "On one side, they are shedding crocodile tears on NRC and claiming deportation of foreigners, and on the other, Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 seeks to give citizenship to foreigners undoing the entire process of NRC."

UIDAI tells Supreme Court minors can't opt out of Aadhaar after attaining majority
India

UIDAI tells Supreme Court minors can't opt out of Aadhaar after attaining majority

Minors, whose Aadhaar card has already been generated, cannot opt out of the Aadhaar scheme after attaining majority, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) today told the Supreme Court.

Cabinet gives nod to moving official amendments in 2016 Surrogacy Bill in bid to ban commercialisation of practice
India

Cabinet gives nod to moving official amendments in 2016 Surrogacy Bill in bid to ban commercialisation of practice

The Cabinet, on Wednesday, gave its approval for moving official amendments in a bill which aims at banning commercial surrogacy, allowing altruistic surrogacy to needy infertile couples and its effective regulation in the country.

Supreme Court questions West Bengal govt over its anti-Aadhaar stance, asks its opinion on 'one-nation, one-identity'
India

Supreme Court questions West Bengal govt over its anti-Aadhaar stance, asks its opinion on 'one-nation, one-identity'

The Supreme Court today questioned the West Bengal government for its stand against the Centre's Aadhaar scheme, saying what was wrong in having 'one-nation, one-identity' for all Indians through the measure.

Supreme Court slams Centre for filing incomplete affidavit on solid waste management, says it's not a 'garbage collector'
India

Supreme Court slams Centre for filing incomplete affidavit on solid waste management, says it's not a 'garbage collector'

The Supreme Court today came down heavily on the Centre for filing an 845-page affidavit containing incomplete information about solid waste management across the country and said the apex court is not a "garbage collector".

Despite Centre's Aadhaar push, its benefits for poor are unclear and impact on PDS is not fully known, claims RBI report
India

Despite Centre's Aadhaar push, its benefits for poor are unclear and impact on PDS is not fully known, claims RBI report

The benefits of Aadhaar, India’s biometrics-based unique national identity system–the world’s largest–are unclear and the impact of direct benefit transfers it will be used to deliver to the poor is not studied enough, a new study published by an arm of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has concluded.

Over 1, 463 entities account for bad loans of Rs 100 crore or more in 21 PSBs, says finance ministry data
Business

Over 1, 463 entities account for bad loans of Rs 100 crore or more in 21 PSBs, says finance ministry data

As many as 1,463 entities account for bad loans of Rs 100 crore or more in 21 public sector banks (PSBs), finance ministry data showed.

BJP-led NDA govt trying to legalise immigrants by amending Citizenship act, says Mukul Sangma
India

BJP-led NDA govt trying to legalise immigrants by amending Citizenship act, says Mukul Sangma

Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma on Friday accused the BJP-led NDA central government at the Centre of trying to legalise immigrants by proposing to amend the Citizenship Act

Maharashtra govt fixes Rs 500 fine for open defecation; spot fines also on littering and spitting
India

Maharashtra govt fixes Rs 500 fine for open defecation; spot fines also on littering and spitting

Open defecation in Maharashtra will now invite a spot fine of Rs 500, according to rules framed by the state government.

President approves bankruptcy ordinance; Wily promoters now barred from bidding for stressed assets
Business

President approves bankruptcy ordinance; Wily promoters now barred from bidding for stressed assets

The ordinance aims at putting in place safeguards to prevent unscrupulous persons from misusing or vitiating the provisions of the Code

Punjab and Haryana HC extends stay on state govt's reservation notice for Jats and others till 31 Dec
India

Punjab and Haryana HC extends stay on state govt's reservation notice for Jats and others till 31 Dec

The Punjab and Haryana High Court extended till 31 December the freeze on the Haryana government's notification on 10 percent reservation for Jats and five other communities.

2016 confirmed as hottest year on earth since records began: US govt report
World

2016 confirmed as hottest year on earth since records began: US govt report

A US government report has confirmed that 2016 topped 2015 as the hottest year globally in 137 years of record keeping.