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Rajya Sabha returns Aadhaar bill with amendments
New Delhi : The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday returned the Aadhaar bill to the lower house with four amendments, including ensuring that it remains voluntary.
 
The amendments are in clauses 3, 7, 33 and 57 of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016. 
 
The Rajya Sabha had a limited role in passage of a money bill, as the Aadhaar bill has been designated, and can only suggest amendments, which can be accepted or rejected by Lok Sabha.
 
In case amendments are recommended, the bill will remain pending unless the process is completed in Lok Sabha.
 
The bill now has to go the Lok Sabha again, where the amendments would be either accepted or defeated.
 
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Feni to be notified as Goa's heritage drink: CM
Panaji : Feni, a traditional alcoholic drink distilled from the fermented juice of cashew apples, will be notified as the state heritage drink of Goa, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Wednesday.
 
In his budget speech in the legislative assembly, Parsekar said the BJP-led coalition government was in the process of formulating a policy for feni.
 
"Feni is unique to Goa and is the first alcoholic drink to obtain a GI (Geographical Indication). I propose to notify feni as a state heritage drink," he said.
 
Feni is distilled from fermented juice extracted from the cashew apple and is a popular alcoholic beverage in Goa. A similar process is also used to distill coconut feni from palm toddy.
 
"We are also in the process of formulating a feni policy, providing marketing support, price control, while also exempting VAT (Value Added Tax) for certain categories of cashew and coconut palm feni," Parsekar said.
 
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JNU dean was not vigilant enough to prevent February 9 event: Probe panel
New Delhi : A high-level committee of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, inquiring into the February 9 event, has said that the dean of students was "not vigilant enough" in preventing it and that varsity students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were among those who did not submit the booking form to the appropriate authorities.
 
The five-member committee, which submitted its report last week, has also found faults with the university security for not making efforts to stop "outsiders" from raising provocative slogans at the event.
 
Anti-India slogans were allegedly raised at the event and sedition case was subsequently filed against JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, Khalid, Bhattacharya and three others. All three were arrested and while Kanhaiya Kumar was granted bail, the other two are still in custody. 
 
"It is to be noted, given that the event had taken place in 2015 as well, DOS (dean of students) office was not vigilant enough to anticipate and prevent this event," the report said.
 
It also said security did not make any efforts to stop the outsiders from leaving the campus. 
 
"... the security was not alert and vigilant to stop the posters for this event till after the chief security officer (CSO) met the authorities,” it said.
 
The report also said that as the process of taking permission was not complete, there was confusion at the dean's office on whether the permission had been granted or not, and while the dean was not present on campus during the event, he was in touch over the phone with the CSO.
 
"The booking form was never submitted to the approving authorities by the students concerned (Khalid, Bhattacharya, Komal Mohite, Ashwati Nair). Since the process of seeking approval was never completed, the booking form did not reach the CSO. Therefore, the CSO did not know about the event," the report added.
 
The high-level inquiry committee included Professor Rakesh Bhatnagar, Professor H.B. Bohidar, Professor Suman K. Dhar, Professor G.J.V. Prasad, and Professor Ummu Salma Bava.
 
The report said that Mohite "misrepresented" her hostel address in the undertaking form and the other students did not write their full names.
 
The report also mentions that the undertaking form attached to the booking form did not have the full names and stamps of the four signing authorities- "the faculty, the chairperson, the dean of the school and dean of students/additional dean of students (DOS/ADOS)."
 
Kanhaiya Kumar along with JNUSU general secretary Rama Naga and varsity students Anant Prakash Narayan, Bhattacharya, Ashutosh, Khalid, Ashwarya Adhikari and Shwetha Raj were suspended on February 12.
 
However, the administration last week revoked the suspension of all after the committee submitted its report.
 
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shadi katyal

9 months ago

It is evident that all this cse is well planned by RSS/BJP as first salvo against JNU.\
why was Police there to start with?? Why did it not arrested the infiltrators with chosen slogans? How did Home Minster got involved and called the students as member of LeT.How did goon attorneys got into the court and assulted every one and boasted about beaing him up and police looked on.
Why were such upholder of Laws were not arrested ?
No one is talking of the rights of free speech being voilated and usse of SEDITION CHARGES against students is to let people know what will happen
Now we have another RSS slogan making dishramony and show intolerance
Where is progressof the nation

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