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Modi govt plans to make Aadhaar or PAN a must for property registration

Govt is likely to bring in the Registration (Amendment) bill in the next Parliament session to make Aadhaar or PAN mandatory, a move it hopes will check benami property transactions.
Expenditure secretary T. V. Somanathan | ThePrint

Link Aadhaar to ration cards, hike property tax — how states can increase borrowing limit

Expenditure Secretary T.V. Somanathan said the Centre's conditions to increase the borrowing limit for states are long-pending reforms aimed at ensuring debt sustainability.
PM Modi's rally in Kurukshetra

Aadhaar, MGNREGA, DBT, rural housing — how Modi has hijacked Congress legacy

Congress had kept the ingredients of a welfare structure ready. The Prime Minister mixed them together and added the Modi ‘tadka’ to sell them as his.
The Aarogya Setu is a healthcare app launched by the Narendra Modi govt.

I downloaded Aarogya Setu app — the twist in season finale of Black Mirror lockdown

Israel, Singapore, Italy and others have left the choice of using the contract tracing app for Covid upon users. But Modi govt is creating an Aadhaar-like moment.
Finance secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey. | Illustration: Soham Sen/ ThePrint

New Finance Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey is a multi-tasker — Indian economy will test him

For nearly a year between 2018 and 2019, Ajay Bhushan Pandey handled 3 crucial positions — revenue secretary, CEO of UIDAI & chairman of GST Network.
Arun Mishra (left) speaks at Centre for Policy Research Dialogues 2020 | Photo: Samyak Pandey | ThePrint

Tech intervention in welfare schemes necessary, but requires social integration: Experts

On the sidelines of CPR Dialogues 2020, experts agreed over the need to make usage of technology in welfare schemes more collaborative.
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Modi govt tells EC it will amend laws to link Aadhaar with voter IDs to enable remote voting

Govt assures poll watchdog it will soon take the proposal to Cabinet for approval as this would require amendments to Representation of People’s Act.
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No proposal to link social media profiles with Aadhaar, govt tells Lok Sabha

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said steps were being taken to curb spread of fake news and pornography through social media platforms.

Aadhaar required for families of victims of terror, communal violence availing govt aid

The Home Ministry said the scheme will come into effect in all states and Union territories except Assam and Meghalaya, where UIDAI has not covered all residents.
A man checks his name in NRC list in Guwahati on 31 August. | ANI Photo

Why India should shelve NPR, the National Population Register

The objective of the NPR can be fulfilled by Aadhaar. The duplication is a waste of resources.

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Imran Khan and Xi Jinping

Oil to Kashmir — Why China, not Saudi Arabia, is Pakistan’s only Big Brother now

China has again been Pakistan’s friend — bailing it out of Saudi loans and raising the Kashmir at UNSC. But Islamabad is fast losing other friends in Islamic world.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

1 hotel, 2 backup offices, 200 isolated staff — how RBI ensured Covid didn’t disrupt banking

For nearly five months now, RBI has kept many of its staff and vendors, among others, isolated in a hotel and run payments system from its data centre in Navi Mumbai.

Defence

File image of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Govt will take more steps towards indigenisation of defence infrastructure, says Rajnath Singh

Kick-starting the 'Atmanirbhar Week' in the defence sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the govt is looking to expand defence manufacturing capability in India.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.