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Feb 21, 2020, 03.34 PM IST



PAN card, land and bank documents no proof of citizenship: Guwahati HC

The high court had earlier also held in another case in 2016 that PAN card and bank documents are not proofs of citizenship. Certificates issued by a 'Gaon Bura' or village headman also cannot be the proof of citizenship as such a certificate can only be used by a married woman to prove that after her marriage she had shifted to her matrimonial village, the court ruled.

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  • The bill proposes a fine of up to Rs 10 lakh for anyone indulging in sale of embryo or trafficking at the first instance, and jail term of up to 12 years after that. It seeks to establish a national registry and registration authority which will be applicable to all medical professionals and clinics operating or providing services in the field of ART.

    Enlisting reasons as to why they were not willing to end the protest, which entered the 67th day, more than ten women told SC-appointed lawyers Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran that there were damages to public property even during anti-Emergency protest and the freedom struggle, but “something good came out of the protests.”

    Industry bodies that represent companies such as Infosys, TCS, Google, Facebook, Paytm and Amazon among others, want ‘clean’ bill so there is no need for another law when technology changes. The issues pertain to inclusion of non-personal data in the Bill and voluntary verification of users by social media companies, amid others.

    "The Supreme Court has upheld your right to protest. But then other citizens also have their rights and it should also be maintained," Ramachandran told the crowd assembled at the spot in large numbers. "We want to together find a solution to the problem. We will listen to everyone," she said in Hindi.

    Vodafone Idea, a joint venture between Britain's Vodafone Group Plc and India's Idea Cellular, is the most vulnerable of the mobile carriers ordered on Friday to immediately pay billions in unpaid government dues and interest following a Supreme Court ruling. It has said it cannot immediately pay the $3.9 billion it owes.

    Bharti Airtel's adjusted gross revenue (AGR) bill is set to increase, with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) likely to add a bulk of Videocon Telecommunications' Rs 2,041 crore dues to it, say government officials.

    The Delhi Police has filed a charge sheet in a court and named Sharjeel Imam as an instigator for violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at New Friends Colony on December 15 last year. The police has cited CCTV footage, call detail records and statements of over 100 witnesses as evidence in the charge sheet.

    Japan's cabinet approved a bill to support companies to develop secure 5G mobile networks and drone technologies. This will give companies which develop such technologies access to low-interest rate loans from government-affiliated financial institutions if their plans fulfill standards on cyber security.

    Firm says compliance may require changes in business practices. The Bill was recently cleared for introduction in the ongoing Budget session of Parliament. A company may have to pay a penalty of up to Rs 15 crore or 4% of its global turnover if found violating norms under the Bill.

    PM Modi said despite international pressure, the government remained firm on crucial decisions like the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and Article 370 and will continue to do so, thereby clearing the air on the government’s possible rethink of these decisions.

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    The US approved green cards applications to 56,608 of the 64,906 Indians who had applied for permanent residency during its reporting year through September 2019.

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