Morning brief for March 3, 2017

Bengaluru scraps Rs 1,800 cr steel flyover project.
Karnataka State government on Thursday dropped plans to construct India‘s longest steel flyover following citizen protests and controversies around the CM accepting bribe. Recently a diary surfaced which alleged that Rs 65 crore bribe was paid for this project.

Moreover, the National Green Tribunal had previously put a stay on the project as it would violate environmental norms. The steel flyover was expected to cost Rs 1,800 crore and would involve felling of 800 trees.

SC ban on liquor vends on highways not applicable to bars: AG
The Supreme Court had ordered a ban on liquor vends within 500 metres of state and national highways, effective April 1. The ban, however, does not apply to bars and pubs selling alcohol, according to Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi. This brings relief to several bars and pubs along highways.

Aadhaar card to became mandatory for booking train tickets online
Indian Railways are looking to introduce a ticketing system which will require Aaddhar card to process ticket booking online. The aim is to eliminate fraudulent bookings and prevent touts from booking tickets in bulk.

 

Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek Dahiya to participate in Nach Baliye
Television’s most popular bahu, Divyanka Tripathi and real-life husband Vivek Dahiya confirm being a part of the dance reality show Nach Baliye-Season 8. The duo got hitched last year amid much fanfare and will now be seen dancing together on the hit show. Now that the stars have confirmed their participation, fans of the lovely couple are sure to be excited.

Various news sources