Centre should have brought law against lynching : Mamata Banerjee
Saturday, August 31, 2019, 7:57 AM
The West-Bengal assembly Friday passed a bill to check incidents of mob assaults and lynching and criminalised such actions. The West-Bengal (Prevention of Lynching) Bill, 2019 was tabled in the House and supported by the opposition-Congress and CPI(M). The BJP, which has emerged as the main-opposition-party, neither supported nor opposed the bill as it felt that the legislation may be used for settling political-scores.
Sikkim Urges Centre To Withdraw Notification Opening Up Peaks To Trekkers
Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 7:09 PM
The Sikkim government has urged the Centre to withdraw its notification which opened up 24 peaks of the state to mountaineers, a top official said. The Centre has recently allowed mountaineering and trekking in 137 peaks across the country, including 24 peaks in Sikkim, in a bid to boost tourism. Several peaks in Sikkim are revered by local residents as sacred.
What Centre Told Supreme Court About Insulating "Innocent Bribe Givers"
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6:54 PM
The Centre on Wednesday defended its amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act mandating its prior nod before proceeding against a public servant, asserting that it was intended to "insulate the innocent bribe-givers from harassment". The Centre has told the top court that the challenge to the constitutional validity of two provisions of a law could not be done in isolation.