In an insensitive remark, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is seen as a very seasoned politician, on Thursday erred when he termed the brutal gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedic student in 2012 as a very small incident that caused loss of millions of dollars to India in tourism.
Chief Vigilance officer (CVO) of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Sanjeev Chaturvedi, who has uncovered widespread corruption at India's premier hospital has been abruptly transferred from his post by the order of the Union Health Ministry.
Chinese troops are said to have entered 25 to 30 km deep into Ladakh's Burtse area, located at an altitude of 17,000 feet, and are still present there. However the Indian Army has denied any such transgression from the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Indian government has called off the foreign secretaries meeting with Pakistan, which was scheduled on 25 August in Islamabad. This decision was taken after Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit met Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah.