Aadhaar card helped Indian govt save $9 bn


The Indian government's Aadhaar card scheme, which has enrolled more than 1 billion people, has helped the exchequer save about $9 billion by eliminating fraud in beneficiary lists, its architect Nandan Nilekani has said. It has really been a bipartisan thing, Nilekani said while participating...

Anupam Kher becomes FTII's new chairman


Film actor Anupam Kher was appointed the new chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), replacing Gajendra Chauhan. In 2015, FTII students made an unprecedented protest against Chauhan's "arbitrary" and "political" appointment, mainly because he was a BJP member....

Honeypreet confesses to inciting the Panchkula riots


The alleged mastermind of the Panchkula mayhem, Honeypreet Insaan confessed to the SIT that she had prepared the guide maps of Panchkula, where the violence erupted after Gurmeet Ram Rahim's conviction. She also gave leads on three other absconding accomplices during the investigation. ...

Sushma Swaraj comes to aid of sick Pak national


Continuing her spirit of humanitarianism, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has come to the aid of a sick Pakistani national by giving him a medical visa for his liver transplant surgery in India. Swaraj has accorded her nod in the past to many Pakistani nationals seeking...

SC bans firecracker sale in Delhi-NCR


The capital will celebrate a cacophony free Diwali this year as SC has banned the sale of firecrackers in the Delhi-NCR region till October 31. This might be good for the environment as the air pollution had become manifold severe after Diwali in 2016. However, the workers of the firecracker...

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