Five must-read stories—November 30
The stories you can’t miss
"The truth is the government came up with a black money welfare scheme to help the corrupt. Pay 49.90 per cent fine and turn your black into white. Modi has become the 50:50 PM." As the Taxation Laws (2nd Amendment) Bill, 2016, was bulldozed through the Lok Sabha, Congress MPs were heard shouting slogans: " 50:50 nahi chalega, kala dhan ka batwara bandh karo, bandh karo (Stop sharing black money 50:50)." In The Telegraph.
The failure of banks to provide Rs 2,50,000 to those families preparing for weddings has prompted people to prefer temples to hotels. Digambar Acharya, a priest at Vishnu Mandir in Saheed Nagar, said temples provided all facilities for marriage ceremonies, including the catering services. "This year, the temple is booked till December 15 for marriages and ring ceremonies," he said. In The Telegraph.
Yuvraj’s father Yograj Singh, who will not be attending his wedding on Wednesday because it is being organised at a dera in Chandigarh, has arrived for the reception. In TheQuint.com.
“Pakistan is sending in trained militants not only to exploit the ground situation in Kashmir, which is still locked down after four months of protests, but is also consistently targeting the forces along the Line of Control and in the hinterland,’’ a senior intelligence officer said. Apart from ceasefire violations, the state has also seen terror attacks, including the one at Uri in September that killed 19 soldiers and another at the Nagrota camp in Jammu on Tuesday. In Hindustan Times.
The Andhra Pradesh government has told pensioners that their pensions will be credited directly into their bank accounts. The salaries of its regular employees will also be credited into their bank accounts. The government has said that employees should issue cheques for payments like house rent, and payment for milk and other necessities should be done monthly due to shortage of currency notes. In Deccan Chronicle.