Mukesh Ranjan

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UID set to get legal backing

The UPA’s ambitious Unique Identity (UID) or Aadhaar project will soon get the legal backing, as the government is all set to clear a draft legislation, which will be introduced in Parliament during Winter Session.
Sources in the government said that the Union Cabinet at its meeting on Tuesday will take up “The National Identification Authority of India Bill, 2010”, which will provide a legal backing to the Aadhaar initiative.

JD-U plans to ban Modi Oct. 27 rally

Sensing that there is no alternative for the Muslims in Bihar to go with particularly after RJD supremo Lalu Prasad’s conviction and consequent five year jail term, the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) government has been considering either to ban the BJP’s proposed “Hunkar” rally to be addressed by Narendra Modi in Patna on October 27 or if need be arresting the Saffron party’s Prime Ministerial candidate on the pretext of possible “communal disharmony”.

BJP may gain, Cong plays safe

Already in churning since the JD(U) and BJP parted ways, Bihar will soon see greater political turbulence after Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Yadav was convicted in a slew of fodder scam cases and

Pvt tieups on anvil for India Post

It is learnt that in the last two decades, since the private courier operators entered the market, a need to have a complete database of all the players in the market place was felt. “Once the India Post is designated as regulator, all the operators would need to register themselves with it by way of securing licence, which will be chargeable,” sources said.

India Post set to regulate couriers?

In a bid to regulate the growing courier business in India, estimated to be worth `4,000 crores now, the government has moved a policy paper that proposes Indian Post be tasked with issuing licenses and addressing disputes between consignees and operators, both domestic and international.

Wholesale victory for govt

With abstentions by the SP and BSP, the government on Wednesday won the vote in the Lok Sabha on FDI in multi-brand retail as even a united Opposition — the Left and the Right along with the TMC — failed to muster majority support.

Anand Sharma: Consulted CMs before FDI move

Replying to the discussion before the vote in the Lok Sabha on FDI in multi-brand retail, commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma dismissed the Opposition’s charge that the move would hurt small t

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision announced earlier this week to boycott the next Saarc summit, due to be held in Islamabad in November, was almost expected.

The sudden passing of Uzbek President Islam Karimov earlier this month caught the headlines both in India and overseas.