WION Evening News Brief, January 2, 2018

The finance minister in his budget last year had announced the introduction of 'electoral bonds' aimed at improving transparency in funding of political parties. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 02, 2018, 01.04 PM (IST)

Medical Council Bill sent to Standing Committee, Doctors call off protest

The Medical Council Bill which had led to protests by doctors was sent to the Standing Committee today. The move led the doctors to call off the 12-hour nationwide stir that was called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA).

Watch: Protesters in Chembur disrupt traffic over Bhima Koregaon clash

A day after a youth died in Pune during the 200th anniversary of Bhima Koregaon battle, protesters in Chembur and Mulund in Mumbai area disrupted traffic and virtually halted the eastern
expressway.

High Court stays jail term for ex-Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda in coal scam case

Delhi High Court today stayed the 3-year jail term to former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda in the coal scam case. The court also stayed the 25 lakh fine imposed on the former chief minister of Jharkhand, till the next date of hearing.

Finance minister Jaitley announces guidelines for electoral bonds

In a move aimed at electoral reforms, finance minister Arun Jaitley today announced guidelines for electoral bonds for funding of political parties.The finance minister said the electoral bonds would be available in multiples of Rs 1,000, Rs 10,000, Rs 1 lakh, Rs 10 lakh and Rs 1 crore.

Delhi rickshaw puller's son to train at same Jamaica academy as Usain Bolt

16-year-old Nisar Ahmed will soon be heading to the Racers Track Club in Kingston, Jamaica, home of athletics superstar Usain Bolt. Nisar will train there for a month. At the recent Delhi State Athletics meet, the Government Boys Secondary School, Ashok Vihar student broke two national under-16 records.