Adityanath, Aadhaar, London and HT style awards: Here’s the week that was
Catch up on the week that went by with HT’s top 10 stories.india Updated: Mar 25, 2017 13:16 IST
The week that started with Yogi Adityanath (who became the Uttar Pradesh CM) and cricket (the drawn third Test in Ranchi) has pretty much ended with that, with focus shifting to anti-Romeo squads and the deciding Dharamsala Test.
In between, though, the Chief Justice of India offered to mediate and ‘amicably’ resolve the decades-old Babri masjid-Ramjanmabhoomi dispute, London saw a terrorist attack and a Maharashtra MP’s antics outraged the nation and brought the spotlight back on VIP culture. For you, the Aadhaar number just got more important as the government made it mandatory for PAN and filing I-T returns.
Catch up on the week that was with HT’s top 10 stories:
1. Your PAN card could be invalid without Aadhaar by December. Here’s what to do
Permanent account numbers (PAN) not linked to Aadhaar cards will likely become invalid after December 31, a government source said on Thursday, as the Centre pushes to widen the use of the 12-digit biometric identity project.
2. Finance Bill: Govt merges ‘autonomous’ tribunals, assumes power to appoint chiefs
The government has merged several powerful administrative tribunals and assumed powers to appoint and remove their chiefs, triggering fears the unprecedented move will undermine the authority and independence of these quasi-judicial institutions.
3. Uttar Pradesh’s anti-Romeo drive leaves boys scared, girls unconvinced
Policemen across 11 districts of Uttar Pradesh have hit the streets with vigour, following up on the newly sworn-in chief minister’s poll pledge to rid public places of eve-teasers. The order to set up anti-Romeo squads have not been formally communicated yet, but over-zealous policemen, including the ones in Meerut, have already swung into action, rounding up whoever found in the vicinity of a girl’s college.
4. Adityanath orders closure of illegal slaughterhouses, ban on cow smuggling
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday ordered a ban on cow smuggling and asked police for a plan to close down illegal slaughterhouses in Uttar Pradesh, where a “cow thief” was lynched, three shops burnt and several meat units sealed.
5. Five dead, 40 injured in London attack; PM Modi says India stands with UK in fight against terror
Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car ploughed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain’s parliament.
6.Woman who survived gangrape, acid attack forced to drink acid on train
The Uttar Pradesh government announced on Friday security measures and Rs 1 lakh for a woman who was allegedly forced to drink acid by two men on board a train, marking the fourth such attack on her by the same group of suspects.
7.Supreme Court for amicable settlement to Ayodhya dispute, CJI Khehar offers to mediate
The Supreme Court on Tuesday suggested a negotiated settlement to the Ram janmabhomi-Babri masjid dispute, with the Chief Justice of India even offering to act as a mediator between the two sides laying claim over the historic site in Ayodhya.
8. After airlines deny ticket, Shiv Sena MP Gaikwad forced to travel by train
From business class air travel to a long, overnight train journey! Shiv Sena parliamentarian Ravindra Gaikwad was forced to take a New Delhi-Mumbai train on Friday after all major airlines in the country put him on their no-fly list for assaulting a senior Air India official.
9. Mumbai doctors call off strike after CM Devendra Fadnavis’ security assurance
A section of resident doctors from Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) called off the protest late on Thursday night after chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’ assurance that public hospitals will be provided with more security.
10. HT Most Stylish awards: Of Bollywood’s best blacks, blues, bandhgalas and more
They came, they saw, and they posed very stylishly. While there was no dearth of eye candy at the sixth edition of the Hindustan Times Most Stylish Awards, held at the Taj Land’s End hotel in Bandra (W), it was amazing how different each star looked. From Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s traditional sherwani to Deepika Padukone’s cold-shoulder pantsuit, you could see nearly all Bollywood had to offer when it came to looking absolutely stunning.