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Major News and Events of 04 February 2016

What Happened on 04 February 2016

SC asks BCCI to implement Lodha panel recommendations

To ensure more transparency in the operations of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the Supreme Court has asked it to implement the Lodha panel recommendations on structural changes. The Supreme Court judges said that the BCCI should understand that this is not a second innings and it’s all over.

Arun Jaitley says GST would soon become a reality

Finance minister Arun Jaitley, who inaugurated a two-day India Investment Summit in New Delhi, expressed hope that the opposition parties will see reason and the Goods and Services Tax will become a reality. The Minister said that most parties have supported the GST, however, he expressed confidence that others would see reason and the law will soon become a reality.

Former Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan to be prosecuted for Adarsh

Former Maharashtra CM and top Congress leader Ashok Chavan will be prosecuted for allegedly playing the main role in the Adarsh scam. As per reports, Chavan resigned as the CM of the state due to the scam. Currently, Chavan is the President of the state Congress Party. Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra, has informed the CBI that proceedings can be launched against Chavan.   

More Pathankot style attacks could follow, says Hafiz Saeed

Terrorist Hafiz Saeed has warned that more Pathankot style attacks could follow. 65-year-old Saeed at a rally in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir referenced the assault on the air force base in Pathankot and said that more attacks could follow. As per media reports, seven military personnel were killed in the attack.  

Sushma Swaraj demands stringent action in Bengaluru incident

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has demanded stringent punishment for those involved in the assault on a 21-year-old Tanzanian student. Sushma Swaraj called up the chief minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah and asked the state government to take tough action against the guilty. She also demanded security for all foreign students in Karnataka. The student was allegedly striped and paraded naked by a mob in Karnataka’s capital Bengaluru.

We will stand by Pakistan if it acts on terror, says Rajnath Singh

Blaming Pakistan for most of the terror attacks, India said that it would stand by the country if it takes action against terrorists operating on its territory. Media reports quoted Home Minister Rajnath Singh as saying that if concrete action is taken by Pakistan against terrorist who are operating on its soil it will improve bilateral relations and will also bring stability in South Asia.

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