Jharkhand Cabinet approves Religious Freedom Bill 2017
With an aim to stop religious conversion by force or allurement, a Religious Freedom Bill 2017 was approved by Jharkhand Cabinet. The Religious Freedom Bill 2017 will be non-bailable criminal offence.
Section three of the Bill prohibits forceful conversion. In the event of violation of section three, there will be up to three years imprisonment or 50,000 rupees penalty or both.
The release added if the crime involved a minor, woman or person from SC or ST community than the prison term would be up to four years and a penalty of one lakh rupees.
Rs 100 crore corpus announced to find permanent solution to flooding problem in North-East
The Rs 100 crore corpus was announced to study and find a permanent solution to the flood problem in the northeastern states of India. The corpus was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1 August 2017.
Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma yesterday said, the Prime Minister announced this corpus to find a long-term solution to the flood problem in the region by setting up a high- powered committee and a research project to study Brahmaputra river and its role in creating a devastating flood.
US Senate confirms Christopher Wray to lead FBI
The US Senate has confirmed Christopher Wray to lead the FBI, replacing James Comey, who was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump amid the investigation into Russia meddling in last year's presidential election.
The vote was 92-5 for Wray, a former high-ranking official in President George W Bush's Justice Department who oversaw investigations into corporate fraud. Wray, 50, inherits an FBI at a particularly challenging time given Trump's ousting of Comey, who was admired within the bureau.
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