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SC upholds PAN-Aadhaar linking but stays operation partially

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NEW DELHI, June 10 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the newly-inserted provision in the Income Tax Act mandating linking of the Aadhaar number with the Permanent Account Number (PAN), but partially blocked its operation.
A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan in their judgment held that those who already possess the Aadhaar number will have to link it with PAN, but it cannot be insisted upon in case of people not possessing it.

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Former BJP members feast on beef at Tura

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TURA, June 10: Venting their anger over the move of the Central Government’s move which they opine will lead to a cattle slaughter ban in the country, former members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) organized a beef and bitchi feast here on Saturday.
The bitchi – beef fest organised by former BJP leader Bernard Marak was attended by Bachu Marak, Wilver Graham Danggo, ex-president of BJP North Garo Hills and ex-president of Tura youth BJP unit respectively along with host of other ex-BJP functionaries and workers, who has quit the party recently.

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Kidnapped 2-year-old rescued from Khliehriat

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GUWAHATI, June 10: A two-year-old child, who was kidnapped from her house in Assam’s Silchar nearly a week ago was rescued by police from Meghalaya’s Khliehriat area in East Jaintia Hills district on Saturday.
According to sources, the girl was abandoned by the abductors at a barber shop at Khliehriat and local people had informed police who rescued the girl.

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Ganja worth over Rs 1 crore seized

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SHILLONG, June 10: A huge consignment of illicit cannabis known locally as ‘ganja’ worth over Rs 1 crore was seized from a truck at the Shillong By-pass road on Friday.
Acting on a tip off, sleuths of the Customs Headquarters Preventive, NER, Shillong initiated a surveillance on the Shillong By-pass and spotted the 10 wheeler Tata truck parked on the roadside near Diengpasoh village.

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Now Sarees being smuggled to Bangladesh

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SHILLONG, June 10: In the midst of repeated reports of cattle smugglers being apprehended by the Border Security Force (BSF) while attempting o smuggle cattle to Bangladesh, another item which would not have figured in anyone’s list of items that could be smuggled has come to the fore through a seizure by the BSF on Friday.
As per BSF officials, their personnel had seized sarees worth around Rs. 31 lakhs besides other items which were meant to be smuggled across the international border to Bangladesh through  Meghalaya.

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Dr Lapang recognised for his contributions to politics

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SHILLONG, June 10: According recognition to his contributions in the field of political administration, policy formulation and social reforms, the University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) has conferred the Chief Adviser to the Government of Meghalaya, Dr. DD Lapang with an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters (Hon. D.Litt) on Saturday.
Dr. Lapang was accorded this recognition during the 2nd Convocation of the University held at its Techno City Campus, Ri Bhoi district.

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NSCN (K) supremo, SS Khaplang dead

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DIMAPUR, June 09: NSCN-K Supremo, SS Khaplang passed away on Friday evening in Myanmar, according to Naga Hoho President Chuba Ozukum. Reports from other sources said the NSCN-K leader passed away at a place called Takka in the Kachin State of Myanmar.

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