Former Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal was today restrained by a judge of a local court from addressing lawyers inside the court premises, saying it cannot be used for political purposes.
The government today introduced legislation billed as the biggest tax reform since Independence, with analysts hailing it as a "game changer" that would cut the cost of doing business and boost economic growth.
A lawmaker of Rajasthan's ruling BJP tells a senior doctor that he will kick him, slap him, cut off his hair and "skin him alive", in a phone conversation that has gone viral on social media. Prahlad Gunjal, the BJP legislator from Kota, has been suspended on the orders of BJP chief Amit Shah, amid protests by doctors across the state.
A BJP lawmaker from Rajasthan tells a senior doctor that he will kick him, slap him, cut off his hair and "skin him alive", in a phone conversation that has gone viral on social media. The legislator, Prahlad Gunjal, must be punished, say doctors in Kota district, threatening protests.
In a significant judgement, the Allahabad High Court has ruled that the religious conversion of girls "without their faith and belief in Islam" and "solely for the purpose of marriage" to Muslim boys could not be held valid.
The Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax, that will pave the way for a mega tax reform, was tabled in the Lok Sabha today. In the Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government would formally take up the bill and seek to pass in the next session of Parliament. The current session ends on Tuesday next.
Ahead of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visit, South Korea today said it was time to think "big" and take "bold" initiatives to boost bilateral ties and listed manufacturing, infrastructure and tourism as key sectors for Korean investment in India.
Written by Tanima Biswas |
Friday December 19, 2014, New Delhi/Bengaluru
A series of messages on security and possible terror attacks in cities like Delhi and Bengaluru are being circulated on social media causing panic among people, and government sources say all attempts to find out the source of these have yielded no result so far.
Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a key planner of the 2008 Mumbai attack, was today detained by Pakistani authorities for three more months, a day after he was granted bail by a court. Lakhvi, 54, was detained for three months under the Maintenance of Public Order or MPO.
After this week's Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar in Pakistan, the government has sent detailed instructions to schools across the country on how to prep against and react to a terror attack where students could be taken hostage.