Minimum punishment for gang rape of a girl below 12 years will now be life imprisonment (until a person dies a natural death) or a death sentence.
Ordinance will be applicable legally from the time the President signs it, to be presented in Parliament in monsoon session in July.
Maliwal is demanding the death penalty for rapists of minors, but the Centre or the BJP have taken no cognisance of her protest at Delhi’s Rajghat.
Dalit rights activists say that the programme serves no purpose if the trained priests can't perform rituals in the temples associated with one of the richest temple trusts in the world.
India has 868 higher education institutions, and the plan is to grant autonomy to 15%. A list of 62, including JNU & BHU, was released last month.
Veteran lawyer Sibal had defended SC judge V. Ramaswami in 1993 when he faced an impeachment motion over charges of financial impropriety.
ThePrint analyses the various scenarios in the aftermath of the historic move to initiate an impeachment motion against the Chief Justice of India.
Congress leaders claim that the timing of the motion has nothing to do with Thursday's ruling in the CBI judge Loya death probe case.
Four ministries are working to decide the minimum support prices for farmers involved in the cultivation of over 1,200 herbs.
Judge Loya died on 1 December 2014 in Nagpur. At the time, he was the special judge in the trial for the alleged fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh.