Category: Current Affairs

Montek Singh Faces Students’ Ire over Inflation

Students of Presidency College in Kolkata hurled eggs at Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia to protest against price rise. However, they missed the target.
Students belonging to the Students Federation of India, the student wing of CPI-M, according to eye witnesses, pelted eggs and tomatoes at Mr. Ahluwalia as he was leaving the college campus after participating in a national seminar on economics organised by the University Grants Commission.

Incest, the Ugly Face of Haryana

When Seema from Karora village of Haryana, while participating in a national debate on a news channel on the khaps and their diktats in her home state, raised the issue of incest, there was pin drop silence.
Demanding that the khaps should introspect and address the issue of incest prevalent in the State engulfing literally every household, she demanded to know where lay the issue of honour.

MPs Get Pay Hike

Even as the Lok Sabha on Friday passed the bill approving a huge hike in the salaries of MPs, there were voices demanding setting up of an independent body to decide on their future pay with L K Advani leading this demand.
Replying to the debate in which 10 members participated, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal to admit the need to set up a mechanism for revision of MPs salary and pension.

Did Rahul Share Dais With Maoist

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday demanded a clarification from the government on media reports that the Gandhi scion Rahul Gandhi shared a dais with a suspected Maoist at Lanjigarh...

CBI to Charge Mayawati for Illegal Wealth

The CBI informed the Supreme Court that there was a fit case for prosecuting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati. In an affidavit filed before the court the CBI said it has clinching evidence against Mayawati and dismissed the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal’s decision that the disproportionate assets of Mayawati were gifts received by her.

Five Judges Suspended for Cheating

In what is a major embarrassment for the judiciary touted to be the third arm of Indian democracy, five judges were caught cheating in an examination hall prompting the Andhra Pradesh High Court to place them under suspension on Wednesday.
The five judges were appearing for their LL.M. examinations conducted by Kakatiya University at the Arts College in Warangal.

Faked Divorce for a Flat

Revealing to what extent people can go to get a flat in Mumbai, a woman produced a fake divorce document in order to get a 3BHK Mhada flat in Versova. The matter came to light when another person who failed to get a flat exposed the lie.
A resident of Bandra produced a “Divorce Deed” to prove that she was estranged from her husband and therefore eligible for the flat. However, it was pointed out that the applicant continued to live with her husband and that the ‘Divorce Deed’ was a fraud.

Direct Taxes to Benefit Tax Payers

The cabinet has approved the Direct Taxes Code Bill which is likely to be tabled in the Parliament during the current session and is expected to bring relief to tax...

Aptitude Test to Replace Prelims

Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Mr. Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday informed the Rajya Sabha that the government had agreed to introduce Civil Services Aptitude Test to...