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Aadhar card will eliminate corruption: Naidu

Updated: Jul 29, 2016 08:36 IST      
Aadhar card will eliminate corruption: Naidu

New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): Rejecting the the opposition's objection to making the Aadhaar card mandatory for availing government benefits, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the unique identification card will help to combat corruption.

"This move is aimed at eliminating middlemen, eliminating corruption, eliminating leakage. I am not able to understand how can any political party oppose this. You have seen even in the petroleum ministry about LPG : the reports suggest that more than three crore bogus people who have been receiving it now have been eliminated..money will be spent on development and welfare .I don't understand, but for politics, there is no meaning in opposing it at all," said Naidu.

"Nobody should have objection with regard to the process of linking the Aadhar seeding that is happening. Around hundred crore people have already enrolled in the Aadhar seeding scheme. I hope others will also join at the earliest. As far as the government is concerned, we want to see that the money reaches people, money reaches the poor; that is the aim of the Prime Minister of India that is why we are moving fast on this issue," he added.

Opposition members yesterday disrupted Rajya Sabha proceedings protesting against making the Aadhaar card mandatory for availing government benefits like subsidised LPG, PDS supplies and pensions.

The opposition said, poor people are not able to get the benefits from the Centre due to non-availability of the Aadhar cards.

Naidu said that the Aadhar card is not compulsory for getting central benefits under the Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme and added that it will not be made compulsory till everybody in the country is covered. (ANI)

EAM Sushma Swaraj welcomes 'India's daughter' Uzma

Updated: May 25, 2017 12:08 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 25, (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday welcomed Indian national Uzma, who had accused her Pakistani husband of marrying her at gunpoint, even as she expressed regret over her plight.

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Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 25 (ANI): In yet another case of crime against women in Uttar Pradesh, two minor girls were allegedly gangraped by a group of young men in the Mansurpur area in Muzaffarnagar.

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New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): Urging people to not get carried away by "contrived events" like the Saharanpur violence, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said there are some kind of "foreign forces" which are targeting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath-led Government to "defame" him.

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Missing Sukhoi-30: Search operation resumes

Updated: May 25, 2017 11:38 IST     

Guwahati (Assam) [India], May 25 (ANI): Rescue operations for Indian Air Force's Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft and its two pilots who went missing soon after take-off from Tezpur airbase in Assam resumed on Thursday.

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Wagah Border [India], May 25 (ANI): Indian national Uzma, who had accused her Pakistani husband of marrying her at gunpoint, has finally returned to India, a day after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted her the permission to.

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Post Delhi HC ruling, Centre assures justice to students

Updated: May 25, 2017 10:43 IST     

Ahmedabad (Gujarat), May 25 (ANI): Following the Delhi High Court instructions that the evaluation for the class 10 and 12 board exams this year should be done as per the grace marks policy that was relevant when the students submitted the examination forms, the Centre on Thursday assured fair and undiluted dispensation of justice to all students who appeared for 2017 exams.

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Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 25 (ANI): As many as six criminals looted a family at the Jewar-Bulandshahr highway in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida region on Wednesday night.

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Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) [India], May 25 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah will address booth committee member's convention at Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh today.

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Mumbai: Man beaten to death over suspicion of mobile theft

Updated: May 25, 2017 09:54 IST     

Mumbai [India], May 25 (ANI): Yet another case of brutality was reported from Mumbai's Saki Naka area, where a 24-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death over suspicion of mobile theft.

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New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday asked the Accountant General Central Revenue to explain in detail if former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit-led government violated general finance rules in awarding 358 stainless steel water tankers or not.

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New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): In a major breakthrough, the Delhi Police Crime Branch has busted a racket in connection with the April 30 Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Multi Tasking Staff (MTS) 2017 recruitment examinations paper leak case.

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Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], May 25 (ANI): What happened today, on this very day, four years back, sent chill down the spine of the entire country.

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BJP urges Mayawati not to `add oil in Saharanpur fire`

Updated: May 25, 2017 07:26 IST     

New Delhi/Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], May 25 (ANI): Aiming at revival of peace in the violence-stricken Saharanpur, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday urged Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati not to add oil in the prevailing tense situation.

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Saharanpur smoldering in fire of casteism lit by BJP: Cong

Updated: May 25, 2017 04:04 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): Following the worrisome Saharanpur clashes, the Congress Party on Thursday said the city was smoldering in the fire of casteism lit by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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Centre slams Omar Abdullah, says he is exposing his true self

Updated: May 25, 2017 02:37 IST     

Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): Slamming former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah for calling the Indian Army's inquiry into 'human shield' case a farce, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that the ones protesting over the issue are actually exposing their true selves.

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Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], May 25 (ANI): Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has sought an apology from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah for his remarks on the funds given to the state by the Central Government.

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Imphal (Manipur) [India], May 25 (ANI): The last rites of the remaining eight persons, who lost their lives during the agitations against the 'Anti-Tribal Bills' in Churachandpur, were performed yesterday.

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New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): The Patiala House Court will on Thursday hear the bail pleas of five new accused in connection with the alleged irregularities pertaining to the Urban North Coal Block in Madhya Pradesh.

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New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): The Delhi High Court will on Thursday continue hearing a suo motu cognizance by the court

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People to soon get world class facilities at Jammu Airport

Updated: May 25, 2017 00:07 IST     

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 25 (ANI): With an aim to cater to the growing influx of people, the authorities of the Jammu Airport are upgrading with modern equipments and expanding the capacity of the airport.

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