Uproot mafias to plug revenue leak: AAP to govt
Chandigarh Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Aman Kumar Arora on Monday urged finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal to plug the revenue leakage and plan beyond two years when the goods and services tax (GST) compensation given by the Centre to states will cease.
Alleging massive leakage in state revenues due to corruption and patronage provided to mining, liquor, transport and power mafias, the AAP MLA, in a letter to the finance minister, wrote that if the state’s fiscal health was in the red with a delay in compensation worth merely Rs 4,100 crore, how it would survive after two years.
He said that being the custodian of the state exchequer, the finance minister should prevail upon the government to become sensitive towards the fiscal health of the state and uproot these mafias which alone can annually mop up additional revenue of around Rs 25,000 crore for the state exchequer.
The Karnataka High Court has held that married daughters are entitled for compensation by insurance companies on the loss of their parents in accidents. The HC single judge bench of Justice H P Sandesh heard an appeal filed by an insurance company challenging the award of compensation to married daughters of one Renuka (aged 57) who was killed in an accident on April 12, 2012 near Yamanur, Hubballi, in north Karnataka.
The Delhi Commission for Women on Thursday asked the city police to submit a complete report by August 14 on the action taken on a rape complaint by three girls studying in a Delhi government school. The commission also asked police to confirm that the three minor girls were produced before the child welfare committee as required by law, and a copy of the order issued by the committee.
In the first Cabinet meeting after taking oath on Wednesday, chief minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy, Tejashwi Yadav, decided to convene the Bihar assembly session on August 24 to seek trust vote. The session was delayed as speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha refused to quit and promoted ruling alliance to move a no-confidence motion. Former speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhary said it will be taken first on the day the House convenes.
Two young men were stabbed during a Muharram procession at the Mallasamudra village in Karnataka's Gadag on Tuesday, according to reports. The injured have been identified as Tousif Hosamani and Mushtaq Hosamani. One of the two young men is battling for his life. Both are being treated at the Gadag Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital. Police have registered a case against six men in the incident.
The Campus Front of India has objected to a 'Bharat Mata pooja' scheduled to be held today at a university in Mangaluru - one of the areas at the heart of the hijab ban in Karnataka - and wanted to know why the university had allowed a pooja with a poster holding up a saffron flag instead of the tricolour, news agency PTI reported.