India News in December 2015

December 1, 2015

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  • 18 patients died due to lack of oxygen at MIOT International hospital in Manapakkam
  • Kerala Assembly rocked by Solar scam. Proceedings in the Assembly adjourned following Opposition's protest demanding resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy
  • The Bihar government announced that the state government will ban only country-made liquor from 1 April 2016. The government will make Indian-made foreign liquor expensive to discourage people from buying it. However, Bihar Excise and Prohibition Minister Abdul Jalil Mastan said that the state government will ban all kinds of alcohol.
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is considering allowing mineral exploration in blocks with a tree canopy of less than 10 per cent of the area without any clearance from the Ministry
  • In the Rajya Sabha, BSP chief Mayawati and Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad sought the removal of VK Singh from the Cabinet for his controversial dog analogy made in reply to a question on the deaths of Dalit children
  • Government of Delhi announces road space rationing. Private vehicles with even-numbered license plates will be allowed to run on even days and odd-numbered ones on odd days
  • Prakash Javadekar links Chennai floods to global warming caused by developed nations in the last 150 years
  • Mizoram asks VIPs to postpone visits due to Christmas, New Year celebrations

December 5, 2015

  • Indian Railways makes changes in child fare. A reserved seat for children in the age group 5 to 12 years shall be charged full fare instead of half fare.
  • Shiv Sena says that the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will increase if he takes the responsibility of construction of Ram Mandir into his own hands
  • Actor-turned politician Hema Malini says there should not be any gender-based discrimination in temples
  • Delhi police busts terror plot of Lashkar-e-Taiba in Delhi and other parts of India
  • Prakash Javadekar criticizes Delhi government declaring vehicles should be Euro VI complaint by next year
  • A 23-year-old person allegedly thew a piece of glass at 1984 Sikh riots accused Jagdish Tytler and abused him. He was put under preventive detention and is questioned.

December 6, 2015

December 7, 2015

  • India News on December 7, 2015
  • According to a new report, Facebook and WhatsApp retain their top positions as most popular apps among Indians.
  • Congress has demanded that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi should give a statement in the Parliament on the secret talks between National Security Advisers between India and Pakistan that were held in Bangkok. Congress MP and former external affairs minister Anand Sharma said that the Parliament should have been informed about the talks and still should be informed. The Opposition parties termed the meeting a betrayal.
  • Delhi High Court dismisses petition filed by Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and others seeking quashing of summons issued to them in the National Herald case.
  • CPI veteran AB Bardhan's condition is critical after he suffers a paralytic stroke

December 8, 2015

December 9, 2015

  • Congress disrupts Parliament for the third consecutive day on the National Herald case.
  • Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu and Congress' Mallikarjun Kharge exchange charges. Venkaiah Naidu says that Congress is threatening the judiciary, while Kharge says that the BJP has politically motivated the case and is trying to intimidate the opposition
  • Rahul Gandhi says that the National Herald case is 100 per cent political vendetta coming out of the Prime Minister's office
  • BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi ridicules Rahul Gandhi's remark and says Congress leadership has 'Modi phobia' and will link anything happening on earth to the Prime Minister
  • Centre says that it does not feel that there is a need to relook into the water sharing issue of Krishna River. Telangana government likely to move Supreme Court against Centre.

December 10, 2015

December 11, 2015

  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will meet Congress leaders on 14 December on the issue of GST
  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in New Delhi on his three-day visit. Read more at India-Japan relations
  • Lok Sabha adjourned till 14 December

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December 16, 2015

  • Enforcement Directorate officials carry out searches at office of Karti P Chidambaram. Finds some incriminating documents in connection to FEMA violations of three firms
  • Supreme Court bans new 2-liter diesels in National Capital Region

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