Morning briefing: Nehru’s niece returns Sahitya Akademi Award

GN Bureau | October 7, 2015


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Writer Nayantara Sahgal, who is also the niece of former PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, has returned the Sahitya Akademi Award on Tuesday protesting the Dadri lynching. She said that “people were being killed for not agreeing with the ruling ideology.”


Three-member panel recommends 400% hike in salary of Delhi of MLAs


A three-member panel has favoured a 400% hike in the basic salary of Delhi’s MLAs. The basic salary, if increased, would amount to Rs 50,000 than Rs 12,000Capital’s MLAs in addition to other allowances.


Sale of loose cigarettes banned in UP

Sale of loose cigarettes across Uttar Pradesh has been banned and would now invite a fine and a prison sentence. Anyone found selling loose cigarettes would face a fine of Rs 1,000 and serve a one-year jail term. Anybody caught manufacturing loose cigarettes will face a fine of Rs 10,000 and serve a five-year jail term.


Lalu Prasad, Amit Shah booked for violating code of conduct

FIRs have been lodged against BJP president Amit Shah and RJD chief Lalu Prasad for allegedly violating the election code ahead of the Bihar polls.
 

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