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Hardik Patel will be Shiv Sena’s CM candidate for Gujarat

Turning up the heat against BJP, the prominent leader of the Patidar agitation Hardik Patel met Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today and announced that he will work with Shiv Sena. He said that Gujarati and Marathi communities have always been together and this is the right time to bring a change in the system that would benefit the people. ... Read More »

Officials appointed by BCCI ex-president Anurag Thakur sacked; Delhi office closed

In its mission to completely dismantle the old BCCI structure, the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) has sacked all board officials who were appointed by BCCI ex-president Anurag Thakur and ex-secretary Ajay Shirke. The decision has been taken after reports that confidential discussions of the Indian Cricket team in the dressing room were being leaked to former BCCI ... Read More »

Irom Sharmila to contest against Manipur CM in Assembly elections

Convener of People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) Erendro Leichonbam has issued a statement saying that Irom Sharmila will be contesting the Manipur assembly elections from Thoubal seat. The decision has been taken in the wake of the list of 60 candidates for Manipur assembly elections released by the Congress party. In the list, it was mentioned that the current ... Read More »

66,663 areas in India don’t have potable water supply

Addressing the Rajya Sabha today, Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Narendra Singh Tomar said that water in 66,663 areas in India is undrinkable due to the presence of arsenic and fluorides. Tomar also highlighted the government’s ongoing efforts to provide potable water to people, saying that a wide variety of projects have been launched in this regard. He said ... Read More »

Ammunition and hand grenades found inside Red Fort

As the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) was conducting a routine clean-up operation inside the Red Fort in Delhi, it stumbled upon a huge cache of ammunition and hand grenades. The police officials were immediately informed, who in turn alerted the bomb squad and the National Security Guard (NSG). The ammunition and grenades were found in an area inside Red ... Read More »

7% Catholic priests in Australia involved in child sexual abuse

In a report that exposes the dark side of churches in Australia, nearly 7% of Catholic priests have been found to be involved in abuse of children. The data relates to the period between 1950 and 2010 and the report has been prepared by a special inquiry committee that has been tasked to examine institutional sex abuse in Australia. The ... Read More »

IndiGo’s security training center license suspended

In a development that can significantly raise operating costs for IndiGo Airlines, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has suspended the budget carrier’s license for its aviation security training facility. The license was suspended after BCAS found serious lapses in the security training procedures being used at IndiGo’s aviation security training facility. The suspension of the license means that ... Read More »

United Nations anti-terror panel to have an Indian representative

In a significant development that can help the country to fight terrorism, the United Nations has asked for the name of a nominee who can be part of an international team to assist a United Nations committee, which works exclusively on banning terror outfits and their leaders. After this request was received from the United Nations, the Home and Finance ... Read More »

Government can ban triple talaq after assembly polls

While addressing a press conference in Ghaziabad, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that the government is considering “a major step” to ban the practice of triple talaq after the assembly polls are over. Prasad reasoned that the issue has nothing to do with religion, but such a ban is needed since the practice of triple talaq affects ... Read More »

100% penalty on cash transactions above Rs 3 lakh

Aiming to curb the generation of black money, the government is considering 100% penalty on cash transactions above Rs 3 lakh. The possibility of such a penalty was discussed by Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia. If approved, this new rule will become effective from April 1, 2017. Such a penalty would apply to the receiver of the money. For example, is ... Read More »

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