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Major News and Events of 06 April 2016

What Happened on 06 April 2016


Swift Dzire carrying 3 Pak terrorists likely to attack Delhi, Goa & Mumbai

Punjab Police has warned cops across the state about a grey coloured Swift Dzire car which is carrying three Pakistani terrorists and a local in addition to explosives including a suicide belt. As per inputs received from the Delhi Police, the car with license plate JK-01 AB-2654 is expected to pass through the Banihal Tunnel in J&K later tonight. The terrorists could try attacking Delhi, Mumbai and Goa.

Decision on women exemption in Odd-Even Phase 2 today

With the second round of odd-even car rationing scheme to be implemented from 15 April to 30 April 2016, the Delhi government would be deciding about the exemption of women today. The final decision on the exemption would come after a coordination committee constituted by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal submits its report to the cabinet. Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Swati Maliwal has urged Gopal Rai, transport minister to exempt women drivers considering their safety.

BJP claims West Bengal Railway Ministry had favoured IVRCL

BJP has claimed that Railway Ministry headed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had awarded a contract in 2011 to IVRCL- the construction company which is facing a probe in connection with the Flyover collapse incident. In retaliation to Ms. Banerjee blaming the previous Left Front government in the state for awarding the flyover contract to the private company, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra questioned her about awarding the railway contract to IVRCL in the year 2011.

Bombay High Court instructs BCCI to shift IPL matches from Mumbai

With the IPL 2016 about to start on 9th April 2016, the Bombay High Court has instructed the BCCI(Board of Control for Cricket in India) to shift matches from the drought-hit Maharashtra. Yesterday, a PIL(Public Interest Litigation) was filed in the Bombay High Court seeking a direction to the IPL chairman to pay tax on the usage of water, claiming that about 60,000 litres of water would be required to maintain the pitches on a daily basis.

PF withdrawal norms to be effective from May 2016

The EPFO (Employee Provident Fund Organisation) had sent a notification wherein it has stated that only partial withdrawal (restricted to the share of employee’s own contribution to the EPF account plus the interest earned on the same) from an EPFO account was permitted prior to retirement and the balance (employee’s contribution plus interest earned on the same) would remain locked up till the EPF account holder attained the age of 58 years. Though the EPFO has originally set the date of applicability for the norm as 1 April 2016, the same has been extended to 1 May 2016.