Aadhaar not panacea for all ills: Supreme Court

AMN  / New Delhi The Supreme Court today rejcted the Centre’s contention that Aadhaar was the panacea for all ills in the system, including bank frauds. A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra held, Aadhaar was not a solution. It observed, ‘Hundreds of crores of rupees bank frauds were … Continue reading Aadhaar not panacea for all ills: Supreme Court

Amit Shah criticises BJD govt in Odisha

AMN BJP President Amit Shah has criticised the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government in Odisha for its failure to provide basic needs to the people of the state. Addressing a public meeting in Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district yesterday, Mr Shah said, there is no road connection to more than 1,200 villages, adding that 36 percent … Continue reading Amit Shah criticises BJD govt in Odisha

Karnataka polls: EC to set up 450 Pink polling booths

The Election Commission has decided to set up 450 Sakhi Pink booths during the Karnataka Assembly elections. The booths will be managed completely by female staff including presiding officer, polling officer, micro observers and security personnel. These are done for the first time in the state with an objective to empower and encourage women voters. … Continue reading Karnataka polls: EC to set up 450 Pink polling booths

SC seeks Centre response to PIL to restrict one candidate to one constituency

AMN The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to file its response to a PIL seeking to restrict a candidate from contesting from more than one constituency in a general election. The Election Commission, in its affidavit in December last year, had quoted its 2004 proposals on electoral reforms and said, the law should be … Continue reading SC seeks Centre response to PIL to restrict one candidate to one constituency

Piyush Goyal denies Congress charges of impropriety as false

WEB DESK / NEW DELHI Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday described the Congress’s allegations of “impropriety” and “conflict of interest” as “false and malicious campaign”. In a statement, the BJP leader also said that the entire issue was nothing but another episode of Congress “spit and run” style of politics to divert attention from … Continue reading Piyush Goyal denies Congress charges of impropriety as false

Terrorism remains primary international security challenge: Defence Minister Sitharaman

AMN / Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said, terrorism remains a primary international security challenge. Addressing the Seventh Moscow Conference on International Security last evening, Ms Sitharaman expressed concern over the continuing patronage of, what she called, some irresponsible states to terrorist groups. She said efforts by states to continue training, funding or ideological support … Continue reading Terrorism remains primary international security challenge: Defence Minister Sitharaman