SPG (Amendment) Bill: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said at the discussion on SPG (Amendment) Bill security of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her children Rahul and Priyanka has not been withdrawn but changed to ‘Z-plus’ with ambulance.”Impression is being created that the SPG Act is amended to withdrew security from the Gandhi family. This is not the fact. Security of the Gandhi family has not been withdrawn but changed to ‘Z-plus’ with advance security liaison and ambulance that will be given across the country,” he said. The Bill was passed in LS.
Ayodhya: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board said on Wednesday that it will file a review petition against the Supreme Court’s verdict on Ayodhya title suit before December 9.
Kashmiri Pandit: India’s top diplomat Sandeep Chakravorty, the consul general in New York created a flutter when a video emerged on Wednesday that showed him suggesting that the country emulate Israel’s example to ensure the return of Kashmiri Pandit refugees to Jammu & Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday asserted in Lok Sabha that terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir have come down to almost nil.”Terror incidents have been taking place in Jammu and Kashmir for the last 30-35 years. But I must compliment the forces. Terror incidents have now come down to almost nil (Lag bhag na ke barabar),” he said.
Jewell thieves: Robbers made off with priceless jewels from a state museum in Dresden on Monday in what German media described as the biggest art heist since World War Two. The thieves broke into the Green Vault at Dresden’s Royal Palace — home to around 4,000 precious objects of ivory, gold, silver and jewels — at dawn after a power cut deactivated the alarm. The stolen items included brilliant-cut diamonds that belonged to a collection of jewellery of 18th-century Saxony ruler Augustus the Strong.
ISRO: Indian Space Research Organisation on Wednesday successfully injected into orbit its earth imaging and mapping satellite CARTOSAT-3 along with 13 commercial nano-satellites from the United States.
Jharkhand election: Union minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday released the party’s manifesto for Jharkhand elections, promising job for at least one member of every below-poverty-line family in the state, if re-elected to power.
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Finance Commission: The union cabinet on Wednesday extended to the term of the Fifteenth Finance Commission by a year, asking it to submit an interim report for fiscal year 2020-21 and a full report for fiscal years 2021-22 to 2025-26—a decision apparently taken to factor in Jammu and Kashmir’s new status.
Telecom: The telecom sector’s gross revenue fell about Rs 41,000 crore in three years on account of a dip in mobile services rates, said Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday. “Due to fierce competition in the telecom sector over the recent years, telecom service providers (TSPs) have revised their tariff downwards. As a result, gross revenue (GR) and adjusted gross revenue (AGR) of all TSPs have declined for last three financial years,” minister said.