The Parliament on Monday passed the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018, that raised the minimum punishment for perpetrators of rape from seven to 10 years and provides for life imprisonment or death penalty to rape/gang rape of girls below 12 years of age. The crucial Bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha last month, was unanimously passed in the Rajya Sabha by voice vote.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president M Karunanidhi’s health declined once again on Monday evening, a medical bulletin released by Chennai's Kauvery Hospital said. The bulletin further added that the doctors are facing a challenge in maintaining his vital organ functions. Karunanidhi's fans and well-wishers are waiting outside Kauvery Hospital to get the latest update about their leader's health.
United States President Donald Trump blamed bad environmental laws for California wildfires.
Some big developments that are expected to happen today are:
The government employees in Maharashtra have called for a three-day strike starting August 7 to press for their demands. Reports inform that nearly 17 lakh state government employees will join the protest that begins from Tuesday and would last till Thursday, August 9. The government employees have called for a strike to press for their demands for implementation of Seventh Pay Commission among others.
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