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TMC, SP, BJD seek discussion in RS on Aadhar being linked to benefits

Updated: Jul 28, 2016 09:47 IST      
TMC, SP, BJD seek discussion in RS on Aadhar being linked to benefits

New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): The Trinamool Congress ( TMC), Samajwadi Party ( SP) and Biju Janata Dal ( BJD) have given a notice in the Rajya Sabha seeking discussion on the issue of people without Aadhar cards being deprived of several benefits.

According to sources, the notices were given under Rule 267 to suspend all business and to hold the discussion on the issue.

Recently, the government had linked several benefit schemes to Aadhar, including the pension.

Earlier, the government had set an ambitious target of bringing all subsidies and welfare schemes under the Direct Benefit Transfers (DBT) by March 31, 2017.

The DBT programme was launched on January 1, 2013 with regard to 24 selected schemes of eight ministries.

As per reports, the scope of DBT has been expanded to include cash transfer to individual beneficiaries through (Pratyaksh Hanstantrit Labha or Pahal), transfer of LPG subsidy to individual consumers, wages under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) and National Social Assistance Programme. (ANI)

Woman nose slit off as she refuses to work as bonded labour

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 10:04 IST     

Sagar (Madhya Pradesh) [India], August 18 (ANI): In a shocking incident, the nose of a woman was allegedly slit off at the Renvjha village in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar district by two people named Narendra Rajput and Sahab Singh as she, along with her husband, refused to work as bonded labourer.

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Bastar SP Husein to be honoured with IACP Award

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 09:52 IST     

Bastar (Chhattisgarh) [India], August 18 (ANI): Bastar Superintendent of Police (SP) Shaikh Arif Husein is all set to add another feather to his cap as he would soon be receiving the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Award in the 'Homeland Security' category for his campaign 'Amcho Bastar, Amcho Police'.

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Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu) [India], August 18 (ANI): Human rights activist Irom Sharmila has tied the nuptial knot with long-time partner Desmond Coutinha in a simple ceremony in Tamil Nadu's Kodaikanal on Thursday.

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Mumbai: Woman kills son to save daughter-in-law

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 09:38 IST     

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 18 (ANI): A 45-year-old woman in Mumbai killed her son by strangling him to save her daughter-in-law from her son.

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Amit Shah is all praises for capping of knee-transplant price

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 09:38 IST     

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New Delhi [India], Aug 18 (ANI): Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar on Friday said that the implementation of the demonetisation and Good and Service Tax (GST) are the ruling-government's biggest achievements and said that traders are satisfied with the steps taken by the government.

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BJP says Congress has no positive agenda for the nation

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 05:50 IST     

New Delhi [India], Aug 18 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday backed Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's statement that Rahul Gandhi's observations against RSS are a 'political cry' and said that the Congress party has no positive agenda for the nation.

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Two Babbar Khalsa men sent to two-day transit remand

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 05:21 IST     

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Aug 18 (ANI): Punjab Police has managed to procure two-day transit remand of two Babbar Khalsa men from a Lucknow court.

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Rahul not able to digest PM Modi's popularity: BJP

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 05:16 IST     

New Delhi [India], Aug 18 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is making statements against the saffron outfit and its ideologue Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) because he is not able to digest the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Farooq Abdullah should not make irresponsible comments: BJP

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 05:16 IST     

New Delhi [India], Aug 18 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said that National Conference (NC) supremo Farooq Abdullah should refrain from making irresponsible comments.

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BJP backs probe into Jayalalithaa's death

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 04:27 IST     

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Aug 18 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday backed probe into the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

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New Delhi [India], Aug 18 (ANI): Close aide of separatist Shabir Shah and an alleged hawala dealer Mohammad Aslam Wani will be produced before a Delhi Court today in connection with the Jammu and Kashmir's terror funding case.

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PIL on Gorakhpur tragedy to be heard today

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 02:04 IST     

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 18 (ANI): Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court will today hear the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in regard with the Gorakhpur tragedy in which at least 30 kids died in 48 hours at Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College's Nehru Hospital on August 10 and 11.

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New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Thursday sought External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's help in bringing back a 16-year-old Hyderabad girl to India, who was tricked into marrying a 75-year-old man from Oman for Rs. 5 lakh.

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East Godavari (Andhra Pradesh) [India], August 17 (ANI): A man, named Surya Kiran, was injured here, after his mobile phone burst into flames in his pocket.

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Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Aug 17 (ANI): Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose on Thursday said that the history of Indian independence movement has been distorted and demanded rectification of the same for proper documentation of the former's role in it.

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New Delhi [India], Aug 17 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said that he had a meeting with all the concerned department of the Government of India to find a solution to problems of flood and erosion situation in the state.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], August 17 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday recommended Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe into Bhagalpur Srijan scam.

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Army to get six Apache helicopters at cost of Rs 4,168 crore

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 22:58 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Thursday approved the procurement of six US-made Apache-64E helicopters at a cost of Rs. 4,168 crore for the Indian Army.

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Civilian injured in Pak's sniper shot across LOC

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 22:35 IST     

Nowshera (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], August 17 (ANI): A civilian got injured, when he was hit by a sniper shot, fired from across the Line of Control (LOC) by the Pakistani Army near Ashoka border post in Nowshera Sector.

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