March 27, 2017: Top Stories Of The Day

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:01 IST

Cut the clutter and read Jagran English's evening bulletin to know the top 10 stories of the day.

March 27, 2017: Top Stories Of The Day
News wrap of the day.

Cut the clutter and read Jagran English's evening bulletin to know the top 10 stories of the day.

1. Aadhaar Can't Be Made Mandatory For Social Schemes, Says Supreme Court

Aadhaar Can't Be Made Mandatory For Social Schemes, Says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today made it clear that Aadhaar cards cannot be made mandatory by the government and its agencies for extending benefits of social welfare schemes.

A bench comprising Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justices DY Chandrachud and SK Kaul, however, said that government and its agencies cannot be stopped from seeking Aadhaar cards for non-welfare schemes like opening of bank accounts.

2. With An Eye On July 1 Rollout, Jaitley Presents Key GST Bills In Lok Sabha

With An Eye On July 1 Rollout, Jaitley Presents Key GST Bills In Lok Sabha

Four bills aimed at rolling out the much-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) and usher in landmark tax reforms in the country were tabled in the Lok Sabha today.

The Opposition objecting to it saying the introduction of these measures was not listed in today's agenda for the House. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley introduced the Central GST, Integrated GST, Union Territory GST and the Compensation Law for passage by Parliament to implement the one-nation, one-tax regime.

3. Shiv Sena's Ravindra Gaikwad Goes Into Hiding, Party Shuts Down Osmanabad

Shiv Sena's Ravindra Gaikwad Goes Into Hiding, Party Shuts Down Osmanabad

Supporters of Shiv Sena lawmaker Ravindra Gaikwad, who allegedly assaulted an Air India staffer in Delhi last week, today called for a bandh in Osmanabad's district to protest his "humiliation" over the incident.

"We have called for the Osmanabad bandh to protest the humiliation of our leader by the airlines who have denied him flying rights," Shiv Sena district vice president Kamlakar Chavan told PTI over phone.

4. Hate Crime In Australia: Kerala Cabbie Thrashed By Teens At McDonald's

Hate Crime In Australia: Kerala Cabbie Thrashed By Teens At McDonald's

An Indian man was allegedly assaulted by a group of teenagers, including a girl, who hurled racial abuses at him at a restaurant in Australia's Tasmania state, a week after a Catholic priest of Indian heritage was stabbed in the neck at a church in Melbourne.

Li Max Joy, who is pursuing a nursing course and working as a part time taxi driver in Australia, alleged that five people including a girl hurled racial abuses like "you bloody black Indians" at him and assaulted him up at the McDonald’s restaurant at North Hobart.

5. United Airlines Bars Teenage Girls In Leggings From Flight

United Airlines Bars Teenage Girls In Leggings From Flight

Two teenage girls wearing leggings were barred from boarding a United Airlines flight on Sunday because they did not meet a dress code for special pass travelers, a company spokesman said amid a furor on social media.

The two girls, who were traveling with a companion, would not have been turned away for wearing leggings had they been paying customers, United spokesman Jonathan Guerin said as the airline responded to the backlash.

6. Nissan Launches New Version Of Terrano, Price Starts At Rs 9.99 Lakh

Nissan Launches New Version Of Terrano, Price Starts At Rs 9.99 Lakh

Japanese auto major Nissan today launched an all new version of its SUV Terrano priced between Rs 9.99 lakh and Rs 13.6 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

The company will also launch hybrid version of its top-end SUV XTrail by the end of this year as it looks to enhance portfolio in the fast growing SUV segment in India.

7. SpiceJet Launches Delhi-Surat Daily Service

United Airlines Bars Teenage Girls In Leggings From Flight

Low-cost carrier SpiceJet on Sunday launched its daily direct Delhi-Surat-Delhi service with a traditional flag-off and lamp lighting ceremony at Surat airport, the airlines said.

The new flight is in line with the emphasis being laid on "regional connectivity", SpiceJet said in a release.

8. Ranbir Kapoor Writes Heartfelt Note To Gauri For Designing His First Home

Ranbir Kapoor Writes Heartfelt Note To Gauri For Designing His First Home

Gauri Khan, wife of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, took to social media to share a picture of Ranbir Kapoor's note.

He wrote, "It has been a very inspiring and enjoyable experience working with Gauri. I didn’t know what to expect in putting my first home together but working with Gauri was amazing because, in an instance, everything was so personal and to my taste."

9. Dharamsala Test: India Bowl Out Australia For 137, Need 87 Runs To Win

 Dharamsala Test: India Bowl Out Australia For 137, Need 106 Runs To Win

India set themselves a target of 106 to win the fourth Test and claim the series 2-1 after bundling out Australia for 137 in their second innings on the third day in Dharamsala.

India require another 87 runs to win the match with 10 wickets remaining.

10. Sushant Singh Rajput Unveils First Look Of His Film 'Romeo Akbar Walter'

Sushant Singh Rajput Unveils First Look Of His Film 'Romeo Akbar Walter'

The movie, to be directed by Robby Grewal, will release in 2018. The poster features the tagline of the film - 'Our Hero? Their Spy?'

"2018 will be RAW. @RomeoAkbarWaltr @KytaProductions @VAFilmCompany @ajay0701 @bunty_walia #RAWFirstLook," Sushant posted on Twitter.