Sunday Morning News Brief, October 22

Sunday morning brief Oct 22 2017
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A new petition in the SC is challenging the RBI order making Aadhaar linkage with bank accounts mandatory. The petition by Kalyani Menon Sen, who describes herself as a feminist scholar and activist, also challenged the validity of a circular issued by the department of telecommunication making it mandatory for citizens to link their mobile phones with Aadhaar. She said both decisions violated an individual’s right to privacy and are unconstitutional.
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India thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan 4-0 yesterday to storm into the final of the Asia Cup hockey tournament. The sixth ranked India, who just needed a draw to seal a place in Sunday’s summit clash, produced a superlative performance after the change of ends to pump in four goals – three field strikes and one through penalty corner. India will now face Malaysia in the final.
The relatives of 39 Indian men, who have been missing in Iraq since June 2014, have been asked to undergo DNA tests. Even though the central government has not yet revealed why the tests are being conducted, the relatives are hopeful that it might have some information about the missing men. Top government sources maintain that the samples were being collected as a “matter of routine procedure”.
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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi may take over the party’s reins from mother Sonia Gandhi on October 30. The election of Rahul Gandhi as party chief is likely to be announced on October 26, soon after organisational elections the same day, sources in the party highcommand said. Almost all the states, as well as party wings such as the Youth Congress, have already passed resolutions seeking Rahul’s elevation.
Mersal filmmaker said that he is ready to make cuts if there are ‘misleading scenes’ in the movie. Since the movie’s release, Tamil Nadu BJP leaders have been demanding deletion of a few scenes that are critical of high GST rates. The movie’s producer Murali Ramaswamy said that the BJP leaders have accepted his explanation, but “if there are misleading scenes in the film, we are ready to remove them”.
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