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  • Any eligible beneficiary desirous of receiving benefit under the scheme, who does not possess the Aadhaar number or, has not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, shall have to apply for Aadhaar enrolment. The home ministry said the notification comes into effect in all states and union territories except Assam and Meghalaya, where Aadhaar has not covered all residents.

    Mukesh Singh, one of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, has filed a mercy petition which was forwarded by the Home Ministry to President Ram Nath Kovind for his further actions. A Delhi court had passed death sentence to the four convicts who will now be hanged on January 22 at 7 am in Tihar Jail

    In an editorial in the party's Marathi mouthpiece "Saamana", the ruling party demanded that Union Home Ministry issue orders to file cases against those who make derogatory comments on Hindutva ideologue V D Savarkar, and demanded Bharat Ratna for him.

    He asserted that according to the Business of the Haryana Government (Allocation) Rules, 1974, the CID department was part of the Home department. "The Rule number 5 on the page number 30 [of the Business of the Haryana Government (Allocation) Rules] has clearly written that the CID is an integral part of the Home department," he said.

    The Citizenship (Amendment) Act officially came into operation on Friday. However, the Centre is yet to frame rules for the Act.

    Hilal Ahmed Rather, the son of three-time National Conference MLA Abdul Rahim Rather, was picked up from Jammu after an investigation into allegations that he used his father's influence as finance minister in the Omar Abdullah government in 2012 to get multiple loans sanctioned in the name of business ventures.

    The Delhi government on Wednesday recommended rejecting the mercy plea filed by Mukesh Singh, one of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, and forwarded it to the LG at "lightning speed", Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said. He said the recommendation on the mercy petition will now be sent to the Union Home Ministry.

    On January 19, 1990, lakhs of Kashmiri Pandits were forced to leave their homes in the Valley following a genocidal campaign launched by the terrorists. Noted political commentator Sunanda Vashisht tweeted a throwback image of herself and said that resolve to go back home has strengthened more.

    Housing ministry launched an e-commerce platform to facilitate homebuyers in identifying genuine properties.

    "While Amit Shah says NRC will be implemented, Prime Minister contradicts his statement. Who is speaking the truth and who is lying? Who is right, the PM or the Home Minister?. It seems that there are some differences between the two and the entire country is bearing its brunt. You need to remain alert...," Baghel said.

    Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has maintained that less than five lakh people will be eligible to apply under the CAA, and those who are saying that one crore people will come to Assam will have to tender apology to public after the application process is wrapped up.

    Nadda was elected unopposed as the BJP national president after he emerged as the only leader in the fray following the nomination process in which his candidature was endorsed by top party brass.

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