Aadhaar can’t be mandatory for government schemes; SC

Aadhaar card cannot be made mandatory by the government to give out benefits from its welfare schemes, the Supreme Court has observed.

The court, however, added that the government cannot be stopped from making it mandatory for opening bank accounts.

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AI to warn Kapil Sharma for misbehaving on flight

After telling Shiv Sena Member of Parliament Ravindra Gaikwad that he is no longer welcome on Indian flights, Air India is set to warn popular TV comedian, Kapil Sharma. The warning will be issued to Kapil Sharma after it was reported that he had behaved ‘very’ badly on an India-Australia flight.

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Trump’s rhetorics lead to sharp drop in Indian students applying in US universities

It looks like United States President Donald Trump rhetoric has had a major impact on students from across the world. While announcing the preliminary findings of a survey of 250 colleges, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers said that nearly 40 per cent of US colleges are seeing a decline in applications from international students.

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Earthquake of magnitude 4.5 hits Sikkim

An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 has hit the Sikkim region. The earthquake occurred at 3.12 am on Monday at the East Sikkim region. The earthquake was reported 11 kilometres away from Gangtok.

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Don’t use “Mann ki Baat’ in movie: Censor boards directs

The Centra Board for Film Certification has directed a movie maker to mute the phrase “mann ki baat” in his film. The examining committee of the board asked Ahmedabad-based filmmaker Dakxinkumar Bajrange (Chhara) not to use the phrase in his movie Sameer as it is the name of the Prime Minister’s radio show.

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SEBI bars Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance from futures trading for 1 year

The Securities and Exchange Board of India has banned Reliance Industries and 12 others from equity derivatives trading for one year and directed the Mukesh Ambani-led firm to disgorge nearly Rs 1,000 crore for alleged fraudulent trading in a 10-year-old case.

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Setback for Trump as Republicans pull bill to replace Obamacare

It was another failure for US President Donald Trump. The Republicans were unable to pass a bill to replace Obamacare as they lacked sufficient support.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said that he and Trump agreed to pull the vote after it was evident that they would not get the minimum support of 215 Republican votes that were needed.

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Supreme Court to BCCI: Release Rs 2.5 crore to HPCA for 4th India-Australia Test

New Delhi, March 24: The Supreme Court on Friday (March 24) directed the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Committee of Administrators (COA) to release Rs 2.5 crore to the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA). 4th Test preview; Kohli in doubt

The directive comes in the wake of the 4th and final Test between India and Australia to be played in Dharamshala from tomorrow (March 25).

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Barred from flying, but Shiv Sena’s Gaikwad still unapologetic

Shiv Sena Member of Parliament Ravindra Gaikwad who assaulted an Air India official has been barred from flying by the Federation of Indian Airlines. The decision was taken in the wake of an outrage followed by complaints after the MP confessed on camera that he had hit an airline official with his sandal 25 times.

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Pakistan the happiest country: Here is Abdul Basit’s explanation

For Abdul Basit, the Pakistan high commissioner, his country is the happiest in the region. During an event to mark Pakistan Day, Basit quoted a recent report on Happiness Day which places Pakistan ahead of India and China in terms of happiest countries in the world. India ranked 122 in that list.

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