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Aadhaar Card

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.
Voters show their voting ID as they cast their vote for Karnataka Assembly elections

EC wants Aadhaar linked to electoral roll at the earliest, tells Modi govt to amend laws

Election Commission says move will be in national interest, since Aadhaar’s unique IDs would clean up duplicates from electoral roll. But it won’t be mandatory.
Maharashtra byelection

Linking Aadhaar with voter ID — Election Commission to decide within weeks

EC is in favour of the idea, but studying how recent amendments to Aadhaar Act may affect this linkage, says official.

Linking Aadhaar & voter ID will end voting fraud, ex-SC judge tells Election Commission

The Election Commission is said to be pushing for a mandatory link between Aadhaar and voter ID to check attempts to manipulate polls.
Ravishankar Prasad

When a minister expresses doubts about linking Aadhaar to voter ID, it smacks of cynicism

Linking Aadhaar to voter ID can effectively check duplication and ghost voting and clean up the election process.

On Camera

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Qureshi’s Saudi criticism on Kashmir hints shift in Pakistan’s strategy for the Islamic world

20 years ago, during a meeting at the PPP office in Islamabad, Qureshi had told this writer that he was from Multan where Kashmir had no resonance.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Miniter Nirmala Sitharaman and other officials at the online launch of “Transparent Taxation – Honoring the Honest". | Photo: Twitter

PM launches new faceless I-T assessment & appeal, charter to make tax process ‘painless’

Modi says the reforms are meant to reduce govt interference in taxpayers' lives and encourage more people to pay their taxes. The charter & faceless assessment are effective from today.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses CII Annual Session 2020 via a video conference in New Delhi Tuesday. | Photo: ANI

Submarines, AK 203 rifles — two Make in India projects Modi govt set to push on priority

Tenders for the submarines are expected to be issued ‘soon’ while the Indo-Russian AK 203 rifles could be finalised by October.
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.