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India expels two Pakistan diplomats for espionage; fake Aadhaar cards recovered from duo, say officials
India

India expels two Pakistan diplomats for espionage; fake Aadhaar cards recovered from duo, say officials

India on Sunday ordered two officials of the Pakistan High Commission in Delhi to leave the country in 24 hours after they were apprehended on charges of spying, according to several media reports.

After mangoes, now litchis in your mail; India Post to home-deliver fruits in some cities in Bihar
Business

After mangoes, now litchis in your mail; India Post to home-deliver fruits in some cities in Bihar

India Post has now partnered with the Bihar government to deliver ‘Shahi Lichi’ and ‘Zardalu Mango’ at the doorstep of people in Patna, Muzaffarpur and Bhagalpur

Coronavirus Outbreak: In Kashmir, health surveys seeking phone numbers, Aadhaar details lead to privacy concerns
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: In Kashmir, health surveys seeking phone numbers, Aadhaar details lead to privacy concerns

Efforts to collect phone numbers and Aadhaar numbers have met with resistance in Kashmir, and there have been several cases of health teams being attacked by people.

Kotak Mahindra Bank launches video-based KYC for opening of accounts remotely; facility available only for new customers
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Kotak Mahindra Bank launches video-based KYC for opening of accounts remotely; facility available only for new customers

Only Indian citizens residing in India during the account opening process are eligible for video KYC, it said adding that the facility is available only for new to Kotak customers.

Nirmala Sitharaman announces 25% cut in TDS/TCS for non-salary payments; ITR filing deadline extended
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Nirmala Sitharaman announces 25% cut in TDS/TCS for non-salary payments; ITR filing deadline extended

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the reduction in TDS (tax deducted at source)/TCS (tax collected at source) rate would release about Rs 50,000 crore in the hands of people.

Food minister Ram Vilas Paswan says 20 states getting ready for launch of ration card portability from 1 June
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Food minister Ram Vilas Paswan says 20 states getting ready for launch of ration card portability from 1 June

Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday said as many as 20 states and union territories are getting ready for implementation of the ambitious ration card portability service 'One Nation-One Ration Card' from 1 June

COVID-19 crisis shows class bias in banking, rethink of biometrics to access benefits order of the day
India

COVID-19 crisis shows class bias in banking, rethink of biometrics to access benefits order of the day

The most tragic fallout of the COVID-19 lockdown is that it has exposed threadbare the class, caste and religious prejudices pernicious in Indian society.

NGOs, volunteers emerge as only hope for Delhi's undocumented people as absence of Aadhaar keeps free ration, hunger relief centres out of reach
India

NGOs, volunteers emerge as only hope for Delhi's undocumented people as absence of Aadhaar keeps free ration, hunger relief centres out of reach

There are at least 30 NGOs and over 40 individual volunteers in Delhi who are supplying food during COVID-19 lockdown to people without any valid documentation and living on the footpaths, jhuggi jhopdis and verandahs of commercial complexes

India Post Payments Bank crosses 2-cr customer mark; rural banking infrastructure increases by almost 2.5 times, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
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India Post Payments Bank crosses 2-cr customer mark; rural banking infrastructure increases by almost 2.5 times, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

According to a statement, IPPB had reached the landmark of one crore customers in August last year - its first year of operations.

Ravi Shankar Prasad says terrorists, corrupt have no right to privacy, warns of 'sinister trend' of populist campaigns against judgments
India

Ravi Shankar Prasad says terrorists, corrupt have no right to privacy, warns of 'sinister trend' of populist campaigns against judgments

Terrorists and corrupt people have "no right to privacy" and these people should not be allowed to abuse the internet, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Saturday

Assam NRC Coordinator asks deputy commissioners to submit details of 'ineligible persons' included in register
India

Assam NRC Coordinator asks deputy commissioners to submit details of 'ineligible persons' included in register

Over 19 lakh people were left out of the final NRC list published on 31 August, 2019.

'How many Muslims, Dalits?': Asaduddin Owaisi slams UIDAI over notices to 127 people; agency abused its powers, alleges Hyderabad MP
India

'How many Muslims, Dalits?': Asaduddin Owaisi slams UIDAI over notices to 127 people; agency abused its powers, alleges Hyderabad MP

The UIDAI on Tuesday said its Hyderabad office sent notices to 127 people for allegedly obtaining Aadhaar numbers on 'false pretences' but asserted these had nothing to do with citizenship

UIDAI issues notices to 127 people in Hyderabad for allegedly obtaining Aadhaar numbers on 'false pretences', says nothing to do with citizenship
India

UIDAI issues notices to 127 people in Hyderabad for allegedly obtaining Aadhaar numbers on 'false pretences', says nothing to do with citizenship

The UIDAI on Tuesday said its Hyderabad office has sent notices to 127 people for allegedly obtaining Aadhaar numbers on 'false pretences' but asserted these have nothing to do with citizenship.

Montek Singh Ahluwalia's Backstage traces the trajectory of India's public policies, economic growth
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Montek Singh Ahluwalia's Backstage traces the trajectory of India's public policies, economic growth

Performance in the first two years of the NDA was greatly helped by the collapse in world oil prices in October 2014, which created a very favourable external environment compared to the situation facing the UPA when oil prices were very high.

PAN to become inoperative after 31 March if not linked with Aadhaar, says Income Tax dept; 17.58 crore PANs at risk
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PAN to become inoperative after 31 March if not linked with Aadhaar, says Income Tax dept; 17.58 crore PANs at risk

Permanent Account Number (PAN) will become inoperative if it is not linked with Aadhaar by 31 March, 2020, the Income Tax department has said

Delhi Report Card: Doorstep delivery of services may prove winner for AAP as UT readies to vote
Politics

Delhi Report Card: Doorstep delivery of services may prove winner for AAP as UT readies to vote

If perceptions indeed win elections, then AAP has certainly made a strong case among voters with its intentions and delivery of good governance at least in part

Instant allotment of e-PAN based on Aadhaar to begin this month, says Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey
Business

Instant allotment of e-PAN based on Aadhaar to begin this month, says Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey

The government this month will roll out a facility to issue online PAN cards instantly on furnishing of Aadhaar details, Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey has said

Kolkata Municipal Corporation puts Aadhaar update on hold after protests in Watgunge area; locals feared exercise conducted to collect NPR data
India

Kolkata Municipal Corporation puts Aadhaar update on hold after protests in Watgunge area; locals feared exercise conducted to collect NPR data

Locals had hit the road in the Watgunge area of the city on Wednesday evening, after two officials of a private bank, engaged to collect details for Aadhaar

Ram Nath Kovind asks people to buy local products for 'better tomorrow'; reiterates efforts taken by govt to make India $5 trillion economy
Business

Ram Nath Kovind asks people to buy local products for 'better tomorrow'; reiterates efforts taken by govt to make India $5 trillion economy

President Ram Nath Kovind exhorted people to use locally manufactured products for a 'better tomorrow' as he reiterated the government's commitment to make India a USD 5 trillion economy.

Nitish Kumar says ‘unnecessary’ columns relating to Aadhaar number, parents’ place of birth in NPR forms causing apprehensions, should be dropped
Politics

Nitish Kumar says ‘unnecessary’ columns relating to Aadhaar number, parents’ place of birth in NPR forms causing apprehensions, should be dropped

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar urged the Centre to drop the new columns in NPR forms as they are not necessary and are leading to apprehensions in the minds of the people and the exercise be conducted as per the previous pattern