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The Challenge to S 139AA of the Income Tax Act In Reference AADHAAR

Section 139 AA of the Income Tax Act has made quoting of Aadhaar mandatory in IT returns filed on or after 01.07.2017 and in PAN applications made on or after 01.07.2017. Furthermore, the existing PAN nos. would be invalidated if the same are not linked with Aadhaar by intimating the Aadhaar nos. to the IT authorities on or before a date to be announced by the Central Government. The net effect of…

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Banning of Ravindra Gaikwad from Air Travel is Arbitrary!

There are many issues in the Ravindra Gaikwad, Shiv Sena MP’s, physical fight with the Air India staffer. Most of the issues including the movie he watched yesterday night (I don’t know how Bollywood is able to promote themselves everywhere), are frivolous. However, one issue that needs consideration is abrupt banning of Ravindra Gaikwad from flying in airlines. Air India is a government aided PSE; it just can’t deny the…


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Shouldn’t Have VVPAT Been Introduced by Now?

​ VVPAT (Vote Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) is a process in which each vote polled in the EVMs is verified physically by the respective voters before leaving the polling booth. Thereafter, the paper audit trail of the votes polled is maintained by the EC. This procedure was directed to be implemented by the Supreme Court in 2014 in a PIL filed by Subramanian Swamy. The order has to be executed…


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I Can’t Be Forced to Be a Nationalist

In one of his interviews, Kiren Rijiju, the junior Home Minister of India, said all ideologies should subjugate themselves to the ideology of Nationalism. And then he made a claim that Naxals and Leftists celebrate when an Indian soldier dies. Well…Naxals might indeed be celebrating because they are into the business of killing people and won’t mind gore of their perceived enemy; however, those who are protest marching in DU…


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Supreme Court ruling that soldiers have the right to life even in war zones will have major ramifications for MoD | The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/supreme-court-ruling-that-soldiers-have-the-right-to-life-even-in-war-zones-will-have-major-8664598.html My Comment: The above is an old news item, but I am sharing it in the context of the URI attack. Mere reading of the caption would make one believe that human rights of the Indian soldiers have been violated in URI by the “terrorists”. I don’t recognize the term “terrorist”. This is a plain simple propaganda of the state forces to influence the citizinery towards themselves and against…


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In Re: Surrogacy

Surrogacy, as far as it concerns the bearing of children, ought to be a charity only. However, it has existed for long most probably as a commercial activity. Traditional surrogacy involves physical relationship between the husband and the surrogate, and the bearing of the child thereof. With development in science, there is no further need of a physical relationship. Of course, all single men and gays would have to necessarily…


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Payal Abdullah’s claim on bungalow wholly illegal, says Delhi High Court | The Indian Express

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/omar-abdullah-payal-house-delhi-high-court-2991398/ My Comment: I think Omar Abdullah’s domestic issues have ceased to be private. His wife/ex-wife (even this is not clear) claims right to residence in a government bungalow allotted to Omar Abdullah way back in 1999 when he joined the Vajpayee government. Payal Abdullah’s claim to reside in the bungalow is based on security threats to herself and her children. Omar Abdullah has taken a public stance that Payal…