Making far reaching recommendations, the Justice Verma Committee favoured comprehensive amendments to criminal laws seeking minimum 20 years imprisonment for gang rape and life term for rape and murder but refrained from prescribing death penalty.
Trial proceedings in the 16th December Delhi gangrape case will be held in-camera before a fast track court, which has decided to hear arguments on framing of charges against five accused on 24th January.
Money will be transfered to beneficiaries of Direct Cash Transfer scheme only when they provide Aadhar card and bank account number by the cut-off date in 30-35 districts which are expected to be ready for the roll out on 1st January.
In order to maintain a high standard of efficiency in governance, the Centre is reviewing the performance of all-India service officers and has asked the state governments to carry out similar exercises so that non-performing officials could be retired from services.
The arbitrary and discretionary allocation of 142 coal blocks is the latest albatross round the neck of the United Progressive Alliance government, says leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley.