Government looking to give services to deserving and plug leakages after passage of Aadhaar Bill

Aadhaar forms the backbone of the current government’s JAM (Jan Dhan frills-free bank accounts, Aadhaar, Mobile phones for transactions) trinity to deliver public services and entitlements such as student scholarships and cooking gas, food and fertiliser subsidies which currently amount to a little less than 2% of India’s GDP. For decades, India has poured many…

Shashi Tharoor delivers exceptional speech on nationalism and tolerance at Freedom Square in JNU

New Delhi, Mar 21: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor visited Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday night and addressed students there. Delivering an exceptional speech in JNU, Shashi Tharoor spoke on ‘nationalism’, an issue which has gripped entire nation into a debate. Tharoor’s nearly 40-minute long speech was loaded with historical anecdotes and personal experiences and he…