The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition to delay the annual union budget, which Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is scheduled to deliver on February 1.
Arun Jaitley is under pressure to offer tax giveaways and step up capital and welfare spending to ease the pain from demonetisation, but the economic disruption caused by Modi's jolt has made forecasting next year's revenue outlook a stab in the dark. Adding to his dilemma is a delay in launching a new GST.
Ishu, a transgender undertrial, developed an infection while she was lodged in Bengaluru Central Prison. She was sent to an outside hospital for treatment only after lawyers intervened. Ishu's case highlights one underexplored area of how India treats transgender people: what happens when they run afoul of the law and are sent to jail?
Potatoes and bread cooked at high temperatures for a long time could increase the risk of cancer in people who eat them regularly, British government scientists said.