The instruction has been issued after the government amended, in June, the Prevention of Money Laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules with regard to collection of Aadhaar number from clients.
Various requirements related to the amended rules have been "made mandatory, with effect from January 1, 2018", according to a BSE circular issued for the mutual fund segment. In case a client is an individual who is eligible to be enrolled for Aadhaar, he or she will have to submit the Aadhaar number to the reporting entity -- asset management company (AMC), the exchange said. Further, if Aadhaar number has not been assigned to a client, the client will have to furnish proof of application for enrolment of Aadhaar and in case the PAN is not submitted, one certified copy of an officially valid document will have to be furnished. -- PTI
"Someone told me that you can't eat what Modi-ji eats, because it's not a food for the poor," Thakor said addressing a gathering in Gujarat's Vadgaon, and continued the anecdote, saying he was told that the Prime Minister eats mushrooms that come from Taiwan.
"One mushroom costs Rs 80,000, and he eats five mushrooms a day. That is why I wonder how he turned so fair. He was as dark as me," Thakor added.
Thakor also alleged that the same person told him that Prime Minister Modi has been eating those mushrooms since he became the chief minister of Gujarat, in 2001.
"The Prime Minister who eats mushrooms worth Rs 1.20 crore in a month, you can imagine how many crores of money his workers must be eating up," Thakor added.
Amidst the Gujarat elections, both the BJP and the Congress Party are leaving no stone unturned to claim victory.The controversial statements range from Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's "Neech" remark at the Prime Minister to the allegations of treason against Aiyar and other senior Congress leaders by Prime Minister Modi. -- ANI
Earlier today, Prime Minister Modi travelled from Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad to Dharoi Dam via single-engine seaplane.
Taking to Twitter, Omar questioned that why security guidelines were relaxed for the Prime Minister.
"How is it that the security guidelines were relaxed for this flight? No Z+ protectee is allowed to fly in a single engine aircraft, much less the PM of our country," Abdullah said.
Abullah further raised brows over the decision to have a foreign pilot flying the seaplane when such tasks are usually carried out by Indian Air Force pilots.
"Single engine plane. Foreign pilots. Is there any security guideline that will not be thrown out today?," he questioned.
The BJP, however, hailed the seaplane landing by the Prime Minister and Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari called it a "big revolution" in the field of transport. -- ANI
"After three and a half years, I got the honour to travel across the length and breadth of Gujarat to seek the blessings of the people. During my travels across Gujarat, the level of affection I have received from the people is unparalleled in my 40 years of public life. This affection gives me strength and motivates me to devote all my time for India's development. I urge my sisters and brothers of Gujarat to vote in record numbers on the 14th.
"I call upon the people of Gujarat to not only give the BJP an overwhelming majority but also ensure that BJP wins in every polling booth across the state. The lies that our worthy opponents have spread, about Gujarat, Gujarat's growth and about me personally is something I had never imagined. It is natural for every Gujarati to feel hurt. People of Gujarat will give a fitting reply to the negativity and lies of the opposition.
With the Government of India and Government of Gujarat working together, the strength rises manifold. This 1+1 is not 2 but 11 and together we will take Gujarat to new heights. No Gujarati will let go off a golden opportunity of development of our youth and coming generations.
Victory of BJP is a guarantee for a bright future. I am devoting my life for the betterment of crores of people of Gujarat and India. Have been fortunate to always get your blessings. I am sure you will continue to bless us in these elections too by voting for BJP."
The BJP is ruling Gujarat from last 22 years and the Congress is eyeing a comeback.The first phase of assembly elections in Gujarat were conducted on December 9 in 89 constituencies and the polling for the second phase will be held on December 14 for 93 assembly constituencies. Counting of votes and the results would be announced together on December 18.
"Neither land, nor employment, no health and no education, Gujarat's dalits received only insecurity. "Modiji is silent on Una's tragic incident, but who will take the responsibility for it. A number of laws were made in the name of dalits, but who will execute them earnestly," he said on Twitter.
The Congress leader's posts were part of his "a question a day" series on social media launched in the run up to the Gujarat Assembly elections. Rahul Gandhi has been using the tagline "22 salon ka hisaab, Gujarat mange jawaab (Gujarat demands answers for 22 years of BJP rule)".
Gandhi had earlier targeted the prime minister on various issues as part of the series, including those related to education, health and financial management, and highlighted the plight of farmers, youth and women.
Speaking to ANI, senior journalist Prem Kumar Jha said it was a dinner hosted by suspended congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar for Ex-Pakistan External Affair Minister Khurshid Kasuri. And that there was nothing 'secret' about the event.
"Kasuri was here and Mr. Aiyar hosted a dinner..he invited people from the Congress party and friends like me. And there in all 14 to 15 people. It was a very impressive group. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh came and he came in the condition that he will not speak. He just wanted to listen to us and above all to Kasuri. Former vice-president Ansari and many former senior diplomats were also there," he said.
Continuing his stance, Jha said that Singh and Ansari both have Z+ security protection and so have to submit the full list to SPG. So there is nothing secret.
"Every invitation came on email, they didn't come on WhatsAap, viper or any encrypted email services," he averred. Singh yesterday quashed Prime Minister Modi's accusation about the former's secret meeting with Pakistani officials, and expressed 'anguish' at 'the canards being spread' by the latter.
The Prime Minister flew from the Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad to Dharoi Dam via a seaplane, which is the first-ever flight by such a craft in the country, today.
Prime Minister Modi in a rally on Monday had said, "Tomorrow for the first time in the history of the country a sea-plane will land on the Sabarmati River. I will go to Ambaji in the sea-plane after landing in Dharoi dam and come back."
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had said that this is for the first time in the history of the country that a sea-plane will land on a water body.
Yesterday, the Ahmedabad Police had turned down the request of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress from conducting roadshows by Prime Minister Modi and grand old party vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
The permission was denied by the Ahmedabad administration citing security, law and order reasons and to avoid public inconvenience.
Remaining parts of Gujarat, including Ahmedabad, are slated to go for polls on December 14.
The first phase of polling took place on December 9 and recorded a voter turnout of 68 percent.
Counting of votes will take place on December 18.
The Congress is eyeing to dethrone the BJP government in the state.The last Congress government in Gujarat was led by Chhabildas Mehta from February 17, 1994 to March 13, 1995. -- ANI
The march was led by MP Shobha Karandlaje.
Meanwhile, the VHP and other Hindu groups also protested in Karnataka's Sirsi, which led to a clash with police.
The BJP has geared up for a massive protest against the killing of other RSS and Hindu activists in the state.
The body of the missing activist Paresh Mesta, a resident of Thulisinagar in the town, was found in a lake behind Shani temple on Friday. -- ANI
The present weather conditions in Jammu and Kashmir are likely to continue till Thursday due to a western disturbance over the state, the meteorological (MeT) office said.
The 300-km long highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, was closed following heavy rains and snowfall at several places, including the Jawahar Tunnel, and incidents of shooting stones near Panthal.
In Jammu, the Mughal road, connecting Poonch and Rajouri with south Kashmir's Shopian district, was also closed after heavy snowfall in Pir Ki Gali. -- PTI
Image: A soldier tries to remove snows from his truck. The MeT has forecast more snow and rain in the valley over the next few days. Photo: Umar Ganie
The victim's mother-in-law has been acquitted.
Of the 11 accused, six received capital punishment, one person was awarded a life sentence, one person got a five year sentence and three were acquitted.
Shankar and his wife Kausalya were brutally attacked by three persons in full public view near a bus stand in Udumalpet on March 13, 2016 allegedly at the behest of her father, a upper caste Hindu who was opposed to their inter-caste marriage. Read the report here.
"In the last 22 years Modi-Ji and Rupani-ji (Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani) have initiated only one-sided development in Ahmedabad, the one only for 5-10 people. Not everyone has been given their rights. Whenever I went to a temple I just prayed for a 'Sunehra Bhavishya' for the people of Gujarat, a better development here. Is it wrong to go to a temple?
"Jahan mauka milta hai vahan mandir jaata hoon, Kedarnath bhi gaya tha, Vo kya Gujarat mein hai? Whenever I get an opportunity I go to a temple. I had visited Kedarnath too. Is that in Gujarat?" asks Rahul Gandhi on people linking his temple visits to the elections.
Unfazed by the criticism of the BJP over his temple visits in Gujarat, Gandhi on Tuesday visited the Jagannath Temple in Ahmedabad and offered prayers.
According to the temple's priest Dilip Das, Rahul performed pooja (obeisance) as per the traditional rituals of the temple and sought Lord Jagannath's blessings.
Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also accompanied Rahul.
While campaigning for the Congress party in the Gujarat assembly elections, Rahul has been visiting various temples. The BJP has been targeting Rahul over his temple visits and terms it as political move to woo Hindu votes.
The high-decibel campaigning for the second and final phase of the Gujarat assembly elections will be concluded this evening.
During the last day of the campaigning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi travelled from Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad to Dharoi Dam via a seaplane. Prime Minister Modi tweeted that his government is making efforts for harnessing waterways.
The apex court referred to the reports filed before it by the CBI and observed that the investigation by the Multi Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA) could be "endless".
The MDMA is headed by a CBI official and comprises officers from IB, RAW and Revenue Intelligence and other agencies. "The MDMA is investigating the larger conspiracy. From CBI reports, it doesn't seem that there is much headway. So this enquiry could be endless," a bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R Banumathi said.
The top court also arrayed the Centre as a party in the plea filed by one of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The bench fixed the matter for hearing on January 24. -- PTI
Hundreds of pilgrims ares stuck at Katra and are waiting for the chopper service to resume.The night temperature at most places in Kashmir division, including Ladakh, slashed last night.
The avalanche hit an Army post at Baktoor near the Line of Control in Gurez sector during the intervening night, a police official said. He said at least three soldiers were reported missing after the avalanche.
"Efforts are on to trace the missing soldiers but continuous snowfall was hampering the rescue and search efforts," he added. An Army porter is missing since yesterday after he came under an avalanche in Tulail in Gurez sector. -- PTI
Image: Doda in Kashmir received fresh snowfall last night. Pic: ANI
His return journey would also be by the same sea-plane.
Prime Minister Modi in a rally on Monday had said, "Tomorrow for the first time in the history of the country a sea-plane will land on the Sabarmati River. I will go to Ambaji in the sea-plane after landing in Dharoi dam and come back."Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had said that this is for the first time in the history of the country that a sea-plane will land on a water body. -- ANI
During the 2012 Assembly polls, the BJP won 14 seats in Ahmedabad. Like other cities of Gujarat, the voters of this bustling urban centre have been standing firmly behind the BJP since the early 90s.
At least five seats have a sizable population of Patidars. These areas witnessed violence and arson during the quota agitation led by Hardik Patel two years back.
Four seats have a considerable number of Muslim voters. The Maninagar constituency, represented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi thrice from 2002 till 2014 as then MLA and Gujarat chief minister, can easily be termed as the city's most high profile seat and a bastion of the BJP. In 2012, Modi won by a margin of over 86,000 votes. -- PTI
Umar Khalid, a JNU PhD student had been charged with sedition after he and a few other students organised a protest against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru at JNU on February 9.
Prime Minister Modi at a rally on Monday had said, "Tomorrow for the first time in the history of the country a sea-plane will land on the Sabarmati River. I will go to Ambaji in the sea-plane after landing in Dharoi dam and come back."
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had said that this is for the first time in the history of the country that a sea-plane will land on a water body.
"I congratulate Rahul Gandhi on his promotion as the Congress president which happened without taking his performance into consideration," BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told ANI.
"When the Congress party was in power, he used to frequently get out due to hit-wicket, and in the Opposition, he had been throwing 'no-balls'. It is hoped that since he is a Congress president now, he will watch the pitch carefully and play accordingly," Naqvi added.
Another BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said the Congress could have had the elevation as a consensus decision or the working committee could have unanimously proposed his name as there was no challenger.
"Why so much drama? If they would have wanted to go through a process then they should have gone through a proper system, but they did not do that," Swamy added.
The 47-year-old Gandhi scion was formally declared as the Congress president on Monday night.Confirming the elevation, Congress' Central Election Authority Chairman Mullapally Ramchandran said the committee had received 89 nomination papers, all proposing the name of Rahul for the coveted post.
Rahul filed his nomination papers for the post of the party chief at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters on December 4.
Rahul has succeeded his mother Sonia Gandhi, who held the post for nearly two decades. He will take over the reins of the party on December 16.
"The highway is closed for the second day today. The highway was closed following heavy snowfall at Jawahar tunnel, Patnitop and Ramban area bedsides landslides triggered at Pathiyal early today", he said.
As per the advisory of traffic police department passengers planning to travel on the highway in coming days should contact traffic control room before leaving for their destinations. Mughal road, connecting the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region with south Kashmir's Shopian district, has also been closed for the second day today.
"There has been heavy snowfall in Pir Ki Gali and other areas en route Mughal road resulting in closure", he said. The traffic was suspended on Mughal road last evening as a precautionary measure in view of the weather forecast predicting moderate to heavy snowfall in the high altitude areas under the influence of a Western disturbance from December 11 to 14.
There was very heavy snowfall in hills of Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, Kathua, Rajouri, Reasi and Poonch districts of Jammu region. As result of which some inter-district and inter-state roads have been closed due to snowfall for traffic.
Jammu yesterday recorded the lowest day temperature as the mercury nosedived by almost nine notches amid incessant rains to settle nine degrees below normal during this part of the season. -- PTI