WION Evening News Brief, January 2, 2018

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jan 02, 2018, 01:33 PM IST

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)

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).

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

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.

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.

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.