Main opposition Congress and most other parties, except AIADMK, today expressed support, with certain conditions, to the introduction of GST in the country as the Rajya Sabha took up the much-delayed bill to amend the Constitution for allowing the measure. Here are Big five stories of the hour.
1: GST bill taken up in Rajya Sabha: Most parties, except AIADMK, support
Main opposition Congress and most other parties, except AIADMK, today expressed support, with certain conditions, to the introduction of GST in the country as the Rajya Sabha took up the much-delayed bill to amend the Constitution for allowing the measure.
2: Rajnath arrives in Pak to participate in SAARC Conference amid protests
Home Minister Rajnath Singh today arrived in Islamabad to attend the SAARC Interior Ministers' conference, to be held tomorrow. After his arrival, Singh today met with Additional Secretary of Pakistan's Interior Minister Amir Ahmed.
3: Bulandshahr gangrape: BJP leader IP Singh slams Azam Khan with even worse remark
Even after Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan took U-turn over his remark on Bulandshahr gangrape incidents, leaders from other parties are still pointing their guns on him. A top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader went bizarre in a bid to slam Azam Khan.
4: Rajinikanth's twitter account hacked: Aishwarya
Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth’s Twitter account was hacked but his daughter Aishwarya says it has been since retrieved. “@superstarrajini appa’s (father) account was hacked... Handle retrieved. Thank you all :) #AllIsWell,” tweeted Aishwarya.
5: Nepal elects Maoist chief Parchanda as new PM; Modi congratulates him
Communist leader Prachanda was today elected Prime Minister of Nepal for a second time. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called him to congratulate for his appointment and assured all possible help. Prachanda's elevation is expected to bring much-needed political stability in the country bogged down by deep divisions over the new Constitution.