MUMBAI: While the judgment in the 13-year-old hit-and-run case was being given against actor Salman Khan and the entire electronic media was busy in the same thing, there was a series of events that occurred in different parts of the country that were worthy enough to be covered but got missed by the news channels.
Here is the list of all them:
GST Bill Passed in Lok Sabha
The long pending Goods and Service Tax Bill was approved by Lok Sabha in the Parliament. The Bill to implement GST which was originally raised by the UPA was passed by 352 votes against 37 after the government discarded the demands of the Opposition of submitting it to Standing Committee.
Proposed to be implemented from April 1, 2016, the GST will include excise, service tax, state VAT, entry tax, octroi and other state levies. (Read: Lok Sabha passes GST Constitutional Amendment Bill)
Dawood Ibrahim – Congress slams NDA
After Minister State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary made a controversial statement regarding the whereabouts of one of India's most wanted underworld don and terrorist Dawood Ibrahim, the Congress slammed the Narendra Modi government and accused it for tarnishing the image of the country.
The Opposition also demanded for a statement from the Home Minister on the issue to which the government approved.
The leader of opposition, Ghulam Nabi Azad while raising the issue during Zero Hour stated that the enquiry in 1993 Bombay blasts has established that Dawood was the key culprit.
14 people including former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao and former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda along with Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal were summoned as charged by a Special court in the Jharkhand’s Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block allocation scam case.
All the accused including five firms have been asked by special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar to appear before the court on May 22.
Markets – Sensex crashes to lowest level in 2015
A big battle was witnesses at the stock market today with Sensex hitting 723 points, the second biggest single day fall ever since the Narendra Modi government took the charge as the mood turned negative over factors such as lack of clarity on retrospective taxation and muted corporate results
The 50-share NSE Nifty went down by 227.80 points or 2.74 per cent to close below 8,100-mark at 8,097. (Read: Sensex crashes to lowest level of 2015)
Real Estate Bill
A unified Opposition enforced the Centre to send the controversial Real Estate Bill that asks for regulating realty business, to a 21-member select committee of Rajya Sabha and the panel has now been asked to present its report by the first week of the Monsoon Session.
Sonia Gandhi slams the Modi government
Congress President Sonia Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in Parliament over the ‘failure of institutional mechanism’ in India and other issues. (Read: Congress President Sonia Gandhi slams PM Modi in Parliament, calls NDA a one-man government)
Apart from tagging the NDA as a ‘one-man government’, the Congress leader also raised the issue of the CIC vacant posts in the Parliament. (Read: Sonia Gandhi raises vacant CIC posts issue in Lok Sabha)