India is a country occupying the major part of South Asia. Its capital is New Delhi. India was one of the world's earliest civilizations. It is now a newly industrialized country with one of the fastest-growing economies.
Indian lawmakers have approved the Finance Ministry’s proposal to punish offenders involved in economic crime and fraud of over $15mn, by stripping them of domestic assets, to deter them from fleeing abroad to escape prosecution.
India’s Union Cabinet has approved the death penalty for convicted rapists of minors below the age of 12, following mounting pressure on the government. India has been swept by protests over two cases of brutal rape.
With pressure mounting on India’s government over investigations into the gang rape of an 8-year-old girl, another brutal sexual assault and murder case is highlighting violence against minors and women in the country.
Authorities in India have decided to start taxing migration as they suspect the country’s rich of fleeing to escape scrutiny and tax liability. Such migration has a direct impact on the government’s tax revenue, they say.