In more trouble for the Congress, the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday said that it has summoned party Treasurer Ahmed Patel's son Faisal Patel in its probe into the multi-crore-rupee bank fraud and money-laundering by Gujarat-based Sterling Biotech.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday slammed the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh over its failure to assure safety of women, saying those who complain against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are not "guaranteed their own safety".
The Central Bureau of Investigation has summoned Trinamool Congress MP Aparupa Poddar and Trinamool-turned-BJP leader Sovan Chatterjee in connection with the Narada sting footage case, a CBI official said on Wednesday.
Indian equity markets closed lower on Wednesday ahead of the release of the gross domestic product (GDP) data for the first quarter of financial year 2019-20 on August 31, which is expected to indicate slower growth rate for the fourth consecutive quarter.
A government constituted Direct Tax Code task force, headed by CBDT member Akilesh Ranjan, is arguing for a new tax regime for individuals. It has proposed dramatic changes to the Income Tax Act, which dates back 58 years.
After Pakistan in its letter to the UN specifically quoted Rahul Gandhi as saying that "people are dying" in Kashmir, a visibly embarrassed Congress changed tack and instead of attacking the government, fiercely attacked Pakistan as the instigator of violence in the Valley, stressing that Kashmir is India's internal issue.