The Central government proposes to make birth certificates a mandatory document for almost every sphere of life — admission in educational institutions, inclusion in the voter list, appointment in Central and State government jobs, issue of driving licence and passport — according to a draft Bill to amend the Registration of Birth and Death (RBD) Act, 1969.
Sublime strikes by Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernandez earned Argentina a 2-0 win over feisty Mexico in a pulsating atmosphere at the Lusail Stadium on Saturday and got the South American favourites’ World Cup campaign up and running.
The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council-Kargil (LAHDC-K), an elected body of the Union Territory (U.T.) of Ladakh, has passed a joint resolution and demanded statehood and special status under the sixth schedule of the Constitution for the region.
Two jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on election duty in Gujarat’s Porbandar district were killed, and two others were injured, after their colleague opened fire over an unknown issue.
The State Investigation Agency (SIA), a wing of the J&K Police, on Saturday, questioned former Hurriyat chairman and Muslim Conference chief Prof. Abdul Gani Bhat, 83, in a cross-border funding case. An official said Mr. Bhat was questioned for around seven hours at the Joint Interrogation Centre (JIC), Jammu, in a militancy-funding case.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai had staked claim to Solapur and the holy town of Akkalkot in Maharashtra as his State goes for Assembly polls next year, and those places might be handed over to them, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said on Saturday.
More than 40 diplomats and officials from the UN and other multilateral organisations were briefed on “logistical preparations” for the G20 process during a curtain-raiser organised by the government at a resort in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Saturday. The event comes a week before India formally assumes the presidency of the G20 grouping of the world’s largest economies, and will lead up to a summit in 2023, which will see leaders of the U.S., U.K., France, Russia, China, and other members, travel to Delhi.
Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN-Maoist Centre chairman Pushpakamal Dahal Prachanda held a meeting in Kathmandu on November 26 and they agreed to continue their ruling five-party alliance as part of a new majority government in the country.
Uttarakhand has hired McKinsey, a global management consultancy, to help the Himalayan State in achieving the target of doubling its Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) in the next five years.
The State has the target of doubling GSDP from ₹2.73 lakh crore to ₹5.5 lakh crore by achieving a CAGR of 15% in the next five years.
France swept into the last 16 after a Kylian Mbappe double sealed a 2-1 victory over Denmark on Saturday as Robert Lewandowski scored the first World Cup goal of his career in Poland’s win over giant-killing Saudi Arabia.
A local court sent murder accused Aftab Poonawalla to 13-day judicial custody after his police remand expired on November 26. He has been sent to Tihar Jail, officers said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the contribution of women in the Constituent Assembly which drafted the Constitution is hardly discussed and efforts should be made to educate future generations about their work.