The Biggest Stories Of April 21, 2018

PUBLISHED ON: April 21, 2018 | Duration: 19 min, 22 sec

   
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Amid nationwide anger over the rape and murder of an 8 year old in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua and with fresh incidents being reported everyday, the cabinet clears executive order introducing the death penalty for child rapists; Over 600 academics send open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying his response to the Kathua rape and murder and the Unnao rape case was inadequate and expressed anger over the alleged protection given to the perpetrators; Sources in Vice President Venkaiah Naidu's office say the Congress press conference over the impeachment notice against the Chief Justice of India was in clear violation of rules; At Sonia Gandhi's bastion Rae Bareli, BJP president Amit Shah asks Rahul Gandhi and the Congress to apologise over "saffron terror" comments; Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, calls for nationwide campaign to save democracy in the country; All this and more in the news wrap of the day.
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