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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As Kerala govt sleeps, NIA unearths another IS plot to kill Hindu leaders

Kerala has been witnessing several incidents in which Hindu leaders have been targeted. Several members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Bharatiya Janata Party have been killed in political violence.

In this backdrop, the National Investigation Agency has learnt that a module inspired by the Islamic State had planned on wreck havoc and kill Hindu leaders in Kerala.

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Exodus continues for Congress: Another senior leader joins BJP in Karnataka

There seems to be no respite for the Congress. A week after S M Krishna, the seniormost leader of the Congress joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, another has followed his footsteps.

This time, it is former Member of Parliament M Shivanna has decided to join the saffron party. He has indicated his decision to quit the Congress.

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Pak illegally occupying Gilgit-Baltistan says UK parliament

In a major setback for Pakistan, the British parliament condemned Islamabad’s announcement declaring Gilgit-Baltistan as its fifth frontier. A resolution was passed stating that the region is a legal and constitutional part of Jammu and Kashmir which has been illegally occupied by Pakistan since 1947.

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Crackdown on slaughterhouses: Meat sellers in UP on indefinite strike from today

Meat sellers in Uttar Pradesh will go on an indefinite strike from Monday against the crackdown on illegal and mechanised slaughterhouses.

“We have decided to intensify our strike from Monday. All shops will remain closed. Fish sellers too have joined us and are extending support to us,” Lucknow Bakra Gosht Vypar Mandal office bearer Mubeen Qureshi said.

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How Ajit Doval ensured US recognised India as a key partner in fighting terror

The United States is extremely optimistic about its relations with India especially on issues such as counter-terrorism. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval engaged with officials at the highest levels to discuss a host of issues with the focus being counter-terrorism.

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How a 16-year-old-girl inspired Modi’s Mann ki Baat

Moved by an appeal by a 16-year-old from Dehradun, Prime Minister Narendra Modi included the girl’s audio clip in the 30th edition of Mann ki Baat.

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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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When Modi quoted the epic ‘Jatayu’ from Ramayana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi quoted Jatayu, the epic character from Ramayana, while addressing a gathering in New Delhi on Sunday. He referred to the vulture who laid down its life while fighting terror.

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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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