Supreme Court says sex with under-aged wife (below 18 years, the age of consent in India) is rape and violates her fundamental rights

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  • Centre reduces forces in Darjeeling, Bengal govt says "conspiracy" to help ultras
  • Congress wins Gurdaspur LS seat by nearly 2L votes, wresting it from BJP
  • Bengal govt opts out of Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat scheme of Centre
  • Wind energy projects of 4500MW to be auctioned within four months
  • Festive sales brings cheer to malls and stores. 15-20% growth over last year in fashion and white goods sale
  • Chinese and other investors to bring in more than $85b over a period of five years which is likely to generate 700000 jobs
  • Pay hike between 22-28% for college and university teachers
  • Economic Advisory Council, headed by Bibek Debroy, says that the economic slowdown can be reversed by focusing on 10 core areas in order to spur growth and create jobs
  • Anupam Kher appointed as chairman of FTII
  • Mukul Roy quits TMC, all party posts and RS
  • Supreme Court to look into the matter of "living will" soon
  • After news website The Wire alleges corruption by Jay Amit Shah, the BJP President's son says he will sue the website for Rs 100 cr
  • Kejriwal says Delhi govt will provide 50% required to run Delhi metro if the Centre provides the rest
  • Kejriwal tells Centre to defer Metro ticket price hike and handover the utility to Delhi govt
  • PM Modi says tweaks in GST rules and reduction of rates on some items has resulted in "early Diwali"

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