Sinha, a vocal critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleged that democracy was under threat under the present government.
The Ordinance will now be sent to President Ram Nath Kovind for approval and will have to be ratified by both Houses of Parliament within six weeks, once they reconvene, said officials.
PM Modi gave the sandals to Ratli Bai under the ‘Charan Paduka Yojana’, a Chhattisgarh BJP government scheme. Started back in November 2005, it entitled one male member per family of a tendu patta collector to free footwear every year.
Swati Maliwal, who has been sitting on a hunger strike for past nine days at Rajghat in New Delhi, will break her fast at 2:00 pm tomorrow.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said “Janbhagidari” (people’s participation) is a cornerstone of the success of a country such as India.
On Friday, the government had informed the Supreme Court that it is actively considering amending the penal law to introduce death penalty to the accused.
Accusing Pakistan of fomenting terrorism on Indian soil, the minister said the security forces were leaving no stone unturned to give a fitting reply to its neighbour.
Modi met Merkel during a brief stopover in Berlin after wrapping up his visit to the UK where he attended the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and held a series of bilateral meetings with world leaders.
The Institute, which is ready set up Advanced Mother and Child Centre and Advanced Neurosciences Centre on the campus, has already awarded tenders for these two projects which are is expected to finish within 30 months once the construction is started.
“Is it right for the Prime Minister to speak on rape cases in a foreign country? Why should a picture be painted of India as witnessing rise in corruption and rape cases and as an unsafe country?” the party asked.
“The PM has spoken about rape cases (in India) in London. This is part of his sensitive mind. He is emotional and there are sparks in his mind against injustice, and we are seeing the sparks turn into flames on foreign land,”said Shiv Sena.
The Central government submitted a letter to the Supreme Court saying it has started the process to amend POCSO Act to ensure maximum punishment of death penalty in child rape cases between the age group of 0-12.
PM Modi in UK: The anti-Modi protesters at one point had also surrounded the Mahatma Gandhi statue at the square with their banners and flags. A senior Indian official associated with PM Modi’s visit said the Indian flag was replaced soon after it was torn down.
Christine Lagarde to PM Narendra Modi: “I would hope that the Indian authorities, starting with Prime Minister Modi pay more attention because it is needed for the women of India.”
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke on being an outsider in Delhi, the civil-military relationship and modernising the Forces.