India has seen an action packed week (Nov 14 – Nov 20, 2015) with numerous sensational and shocking news through the entire 7-day period. This includes and Indian Army officer dying in Siachen, Swachh Bharat cess turning almost everything more expensive for the common man, acid thrown at Russian girl, Ashok Singhal dead at 89, Rahul Gandhi dares PM Modi to arrest him, Lalu Prasad Yadav son turns Bihar Deputy chief minister, Peter Mukerjea arrested in Sheena Bora murder case and more: Check out the top 10 news events of the week:
Jammu: An Indian Army captain lost his life while 15 other soldiers were rescued after an avalanche struck a patrol party in Siachen Glacier in Ladakh sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
Swachh Bharat cess: Eating out, telephony and travel will become expensive with the Government imposing 0.5 per cent Swachh Bharat cess on taxable services which is expected to yield about Rs 3,800 crore to the exchequer in the remaining months of the fiscal.
Acid thrown on Russian girl: The 23-year-old Russian girl who was attacked with acid in Varanasi and was undergoing treatment here has been flown to Moscow with Indian government assuring her that all medical expenses will be borne by it.
Intolerance debate: Against the backdrop of ‘intolerance’ debate, President Pranab Mukherjee today says disagreement should be expressed through debate and discussion without letting emotions “overrun reason”.
VHP leader Ashok Singhal dies at 89: Ashok Singhal who rose to prominence playing a leading role in the Ram Janambhoomi movement in the late eighties and after, died today at a private hospital.
Corruption fight: Asserting that his government is unsparing in punishing the corrupt, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today says 45 senior officers have either been removed or faced pension cuts for “unsatisfactory performance and delivery in public service”.
Paris attacks: Pitching for concerted global efforts to choke terror funding through “targeted economic sanctions”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the Paris attacks were a grim reminder that terrorists show remarkable flexibility and adaptability in arranging finances.
Rahul Gandhi says ‘arrest me’: In a hard-hitting speech, Rahul Gandhi dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to arrest him, accusing him of using “cronies” to “throw mud” at him like the RSS and BJP had done against his parents and grandmother Indira Gandhi in the past.
Lalu Prasad Yadav son turns Bihar Deputy chief minister: Nitish Kumar took oath as Bihar Chief Minister for a third straight term at the head of a 29-member Cabinet, including Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tejaswi as Deputy CM, in the presence of predominantly non-BJP leaders that could indicate possible future alignments.
Peter Mukerjea arrested for murder: A day after his arrest, former media baron Peter Mukerjea, husband of prime accused Indrani Mukerjea in the Sheena Bora murder case, was today charged with murder and criminal conspiracy by CBI which said he had played an active role in the killing of his step-daughter.