Thursday, Aug 24 2017 | Time 08:37 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Civilians under greater threat as Raqqa fight intensifies: Amnesty
  • China c.bank to skip open market operations on Thursday - statement
  • EU worker exodus threatens UK food industry, some leaving already - survey
  • Australia shares set to edge higher, NZ down
  • Firefighters battle blaze at store in east London
  • Trump, McConnell 'united on many shared priorities' -White House
  • Rotterdam incident not connected to attacks in Catalonia last week - source
  • Dyche concerned about player safety after Blackburn fan invades pitch
  • Russian ambassador to Sudan found dead in swimming pool
  • Rotterdam mayor says bus with gas bottles found outside cancelled concert
  • Detained driver of vehicle in Rotterdam incident is Spanish-El Pais
  • Southampton and Newcastle go out in League Cup, Burnley win derby
  • Republicans working with Trump on 'shared goals' -McConnell
  • Air strikes near Houthi checkpoint kill at least 35 in Yemen
  • Firefighters battle blaze at store in east London
India Share

Centre had no option but to make Aadhar card mandatory: Attorney General

Centre had no option but to make Aadhar card mandatory: Attorney General

New Delhi, Apr 21 (UNI) The Supreme Court today asked the Centre how it made Aadhaar card mandatory in violation of its order to make it optional. The bench, headed by Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri, was hearing a plea seeking a direction on the issue of Aadhar. Attorney General (AG), Mukul Rohatgi, top law officer representing the Union of India, submitted that the Centre had found that a number of Pan cards were being used to divert funds to shell companies and to prevent it the only option was to make Aadhar card mandatory. The apex court said it would likely dispose off the matter on Wednesday. In its last order, the apex court had said that Aadhaar should not be made mandatory for any kind of government schemes. The apex court asked the Centre as to whether the move would address the problem of generation of fake PAN and ration cards. "Is this the remedy? Asking people forcibly to get Aadhar card?" Justice Sikri questioned. The court’s observation came on a petition challenging the constitutionality of Section 139 inserted in the Income Tax Act by the Finance Act, 2017. The petition had been filed by former Kerala Minister Binoy Viswam, represented by counsel Arvind Datar and Sriram Prakkat. The provision inserted in the Act makes Aadhar card mandatory to obtain a PAN and continue the validity of the existing PAN to file returns under the Income Tax Act. Rohtagi had argued that fake PAN and ration card had been obtained by people in large numbers, which was creating problems for the system. Such cards could be made easily by producing fake identity cards. The AG pointed out that that it was because of a "legislative mandate" that Aaadhar had been made mandatory under Section 139 AA. He contended that the court itself had agreed to making Aaadhar card mandatory for some purposes to protect identity and national security. "You yourself had recently ordered that Aaadhar should be made mandatory to procure SIM cards,’’ the AG said. Mr Datar countered that going by the AG's logic, one could get a PAN card on the basis of showing 'my Aadhar as proof. By making Aadhar mandatory under Section 139 AA, a PAN became invalid, which would have serious consequences.' UNI XC-NAZ SW RP1529

Top News
Second accident in 4 days: Prabhu offers to resign, asked to wait by PM, Railway Board chief axed

Second accident in 4 days: Prabhu offers to resign, asked to wait by PM, Railway Board chief axed

Auriyya/New Delhi, Aug 23 (UNI) An estimated 74 people were injured when the Capital-bound Kaifiyat express derailed after hitting a loader between Pata and Achalada stations on the Kanpur-Delhi grand trunk route in the pre-dawn hours today, four days after the Kalinga Utkal Express ran off the tracks, killing 24 people and more than a 100 injured.

see more..
   
23 Aug 2017 | 7:32 PM
Indian, Pakistan troops hold flag meeting over ceasefire violations

Indian, Pakistan troops hold flag meeting over ceasefire violations

New Delhi, Aug 23 (UNI) Indian and Pakistan Army today held a Battalion Commander Level Flag Meeting at Chakan – Da – Bagh in Poonch Sector, in the backof numerous cease fire violations and casualties to civilian population in the past several months.

see more..
   
23 Aug 2017 | 9:20 PM
No phasing out of Rs 2000 notes: Jaitley

No phasing out of Rs 2000 notes: Jaitley

New Delhi, Aug 23 (UNI) Dismissing the reports of phasing out of Rs 2000 notes, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that the government wasn’t considering to put a ban on the higher value notes.

see more..
   
23 Aug 2017 | 9:43 PM
NITI Aayog calls for applications for ‘Mentor India’

NITI Aayog calls for applications for ‘Mentor India’

New Delhi, Aug 23 (UNI) Aimed at promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship, NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) today invited application for ‘Mentor India’, a strategic nation building initiative to engage leaders who can guide and mentor schools students.

see more..
   
23 Aug 2017 | 8:29 PM
Blue Whale: Six children risked life in two weeks span

Blue Whale: Six children risked life in two weeks span

Shimla, Aug 23(UNI) Himachal Pradesh police today issued an advisory caution to the parent to keep vigil on their ward as six children of age group of 12 to 19 yrs have been lost their lives after commuting suicide in span of two weeks in country.

see more..
   
23 Aug 2017 | 10:11 PM
Delhi High Court sets aside LG order revoking bungalow allotment to Aam Aadmi Party

Delhi High Court sets aside LG order revoking bungalow allotment to Aam Aadmi Party

New Delhi, Aug 23 (UNI) The single-bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru of Delhi High Court today set aside the order of the Lieutenant Governor (LG), who cancelled the allotment of a bungalow to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in central Delhi.

see more..
   
23 Aug 2017 | 9:55 PM
RBI to issue new currency notes of Rs 200

RBI to issue new currency notes of Rs 200

New Delhi, Aug 23 (UNI) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon issue new currency notes of Rs 200 as the Fianance ministry has issued a notification in this regard.

see more..
   
23 Aug 2017 | 9:44 PM
image