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How to check if PAN is linked with Aadhaar

How to check if PAN is linked with Aadhaar

Finance
With the Supreme Court upholding the government requirement that PAN must be mandatorily linked with Aadhaar, Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act comes into play. As per this section, if your PAN is not linked with Aadhaar by a date to be specified by the government then it would be deemed to become invalid. Currently, the deadline for this has not been set by the government although those who have filed ITR for FY16-17 without linking PAN with Aadhaar are required to do the same by March 31, 2019. Shalini Jain, Tax Partner, People Advisory Services, EY India says, "The deadline of March 31, 2019 to link PAN with Aadhaar is relevant for those taxpayers who have filed their income tax return (ITR) for FY2016-17 (AY2017-18). Without linking the same - their returns will not be processed unl...
Numerous boreholes in Spain linked to recent deaths

Numerous boreholes in Spain linked to recent deaths

World
Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Spanish lands hide an estimated one million boreholes drilled for, the most part, illegally in attempts to tap into subsoil water, which have caused two deaths in recent days. While Spanish authorities have not made an official count of illegal boreholes since detecting 510,000 in 2006, the number is believed to at least double that, according to a report Friday in Spain's The Local. The boreholes allow enough water to be extracted to be used by 58 million people, the report added. Spain has a population of 46.6 million. According to another report Friday by Deutsche Welle, the boreholes are known in Spain as "moonshine wells" because they are dug at night to avoid detection. Spanish rescuers recovered on Tuesday the body of a 2-year-old child who'd fallen into a borehole...
Facebook removes pages linked to Russian news agency

Facebook removes pages linked to Russian news agency

Technology
Facebook has removed 364 pages and accounts linked to employees of Russian news agency Sputnik from its platform. The social network's head of cyber security policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, said in a blog post it had uncovered two separate operations which originated in Russia, with one active in multiple countries in eastern Europe and the other specific to Ukraine.The pages and accounts were run by the first Russian network and operated in Baltic Sea states, central Asia, the Caucasus and central and eastern Europe.Based on a tip from US law enforcement, Facebook said it had separately removed 107 pages, groups and accounts and 41 Instagram accounts that originated in Russia and operated in Ukraine.In a statement, it said: "We didn't find any links between these operations, b...
Storms, fires, heat waves: Year's disasters linked to climate change

Storms, fires, heat waves: Year's disasters linked to climate change

Science
Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Many climate scientists have been reluctant to directly attribute natural disasters and extreme weather events to global warming. But 2018 forced their hand. Increasingly, climate scientists are making the connection between climate change and record-setting weather events -- storms, droughts, floods, fires, heat waves, cold spells and more. New statistical analysis methods and increasingly accurate climate models have allowed climate scientists to more confidently quantify the culpability of rising CO2 levels each time disaster strikes. In 2018, disaster struck often. Storms The hurricane season produced several larger storms and a few odd ones. Hurricane Florence defied trajectory predictions, steering farther north than any previous storm on its route to the East Coas...
Hospital readmission reduction program linked to heart failure, pneumonia deaths

Hospital readmission reduction program linked to heart failure, pneumonia deaths

Health
Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A new study suggests that low hospital readmission rates could lead to higher death rates for people with heart failure and pneumonia. The study, published Friday in JAMA, looked at 8 million Medicare hospitalizations for heart failure, heart attack and pneumonia before and after the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, or HRRP, launched. In 2012, the HRRP was spun off from the Affordable Care Act as a way to keep healthcare costs low. The program reduces Medicare payments to hospitals with "higher-than-expected 30-day readmission rates for patients with heart failure, heart attack and pneumonia." "Readmissions shortly after discharge are very common and potentially preventable. No one wants to be in the hospital if they can avoid it. In addition, these readmissions w...