Sunday Evening News Brief, November 12

Sunday Evening News Brief, November 12

Sunday evening brief Nov 12 2017
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
PM Modi arrived in Manila today to attend ASEAN-India, East Asia summits. The prime minister is on a three-day visit to attend the ASEAN-India and East Asia summits where he is likely to reassert India’s push for crafting a global approach to deal with growing challenge of terrorism and radicalisation besides pitching for steps to boost regional trade. On the sidelines of the main events, Prime Minister Modi is likely to have a series of bilateral meetings with a number of leaders. Read more
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A 23-year-old RSS worker was hacked to death in Kerala’s Guruvayur today. The victim, Anandan,(23), was riding a motorcycle when he was attacked allegedly by CPM workers in a car. Though he was rushed to hospital, his life could not be saved. Anandan, hailing from Brahmakulam, was an accused in a case relating to the murder of a CPM worker in 2013. BJP has alleged that as many as 120 BJP workers, 84 in Kannur alone, have been killed in Kerala since 2001.
RBI will not pursue proposal for introduction of Islamic banking in the country. Replying to an RTI query, the central bank said the decision was taken after considering “the wider and equal opportunities” available to all citizens to access banking and financial services. Islamic or Sharia banking is a finance system based on the principles of not charging interest, which is prohibited under Islam.
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Hundreds of gay rights activists and supporters marched through Delhi. As people chanted and marched to the beat of drums during New Delhi’s 10th annual Queer Pride march, many said they were frustrated with the law but also hoped it would soon change. In 2009, the Delhi high court declared homosexuality unconstitutional. But that was overturned four years later when Supreme Court decided it should be a decision for Parliament, not the judiciary. Last year, the top court said it would reconsider its decision.
Unlike BJP, Congress never disrespects the PM’s office, Rahul Gandhi said. The Congress vice president was addressing a gathering of his party’s social media volunteers in Gujarat’s Banaskantha. “When Modi Ji was in opposition he used to speak with disrespect about PM. That is the difference between us and them, no matter what Modi says about us, we’ll not go beyond certain point as he is the Prime Minister,” Rahul said.
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