Supreme Court of India

Announcement of freebies by political parties will lead to economic disaster: Centre to SC

The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that freebies promised by political parties before polls is an "economic disaster". The apex court suggested an expert body comprising representatives of Niti Ayog, Finance Commission, RBI, political parties and other stakeholders, should examine the pros and cons of freebies, while acknowledging that it is a serious issue. Aug 3, 2022

Non-Muslim YouTuber's claim of entering Mecca triggers row

The claim by a Telugu YouTuber that he visited Islam's holiest site Mecca in Saudi Arabia has sparked a row with a section of netizens calling for action against him for violating the Saudi rules which do not permit a non-Muslim to enter the grand mosque. Aug 3, 2022