Daily News Summary – April 5, 2017

Arunachal Pradesh CM warns China to mind its own business

In response to threats by China to India, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu warned China that it has no right to object Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh. In a befitting reply to China, he reminded China to mind its own affairs and that Arunachal Pradesh does not share border with China. Arunachal shares border only with Tibet. These remarks come in wake of China warning India of “serious damages” to bilateral ties. Its a known fact that China set its evil eye on a large portion of land in Arunachal Pradesh and claims it to be part of China. India however denies it.


Home Minister directs officers to serve quality food to Jawans

Not long go, a BSF jawan video went viral alleging bad quality food served to Jawans in Paramilitary. In reaction to this, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh directed Director Generals to serve good quality food to Jawans and mentioned quality food is necessary to boost morale of Jawans. He also expressed dissatisfaction over many jawans falling ill in Kerala due to food poisoning.


Apex Shia body wants beef to be banned

All India Shia Personal Law Board demanded for a ban on Triple Talaq, Cow slaughter and demanded an out-of-court settlement on Ramjnmabhoomi issue. The board issued a fatwa on the above three issues. It reminded that there was often communal tension due to Ayodhya issue and supported Chief Justice of India’s order of out-of-court settlement. President Maulana Mirza Mohammad Athar said, “the Muslims would respect the verdict as such but initiating negotiations through talks and mediation is a right direction.”


‘Gross abuse of power by AAP’ : Shunglu panel

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seems to drowning into troubles deeper by the day. After opposition unaminously attacking him for using Delhi government treasury for his personal lawyer bills, his party was slammed by Shunglu panel for nepotism and other serious cases of corruption. The three-member Shunglu panel accused the fledgling party of gross misuse of power in the form of land allotment to AAP for its party office, appointment of Satyendra Jain’s daughter as “mission director” of State health mission. The report which runs into over 100 pages deals with decisions, including appointment of certain individuals as advisors to the government, taken by Kejriwal and his Cabinet where it had no authority do so and without the LG’s concurrence.


Uttar Pradesh waives farmers loan worth Rs.36,000 crores

In a major development fulfilling its poll promise, Yogi Aditynath’s government announced the waiver of farmers loans worth Rs.30,729 croe. Loans upto 1 lakh will be waived. Additionally, loans worth 6,000 crores given to marginalized farmers will also be waived. The state will also setup 5000 centres of wheat procurement and will start purchasing 40 lakh metric tonnes.of wheat.


SC explains the rationale behind the ban on liquor

Supreme Court today commented on the ban on liquor along National and State highways. It explained that it has neither formulated a policy nor has assumed a legislative function. The Court added that the basis for the ban is derived entirely from studies done by Central government over the past decade. The Center also pledged it support to the liquor ban.



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