Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that one of the priorities of the government is to set up special courts to deal with violence against women (VAW) and children. "Once the special courts were set up the government would then start looking into setting up other new courts in the state," he said. Around 32,000 cases of crimes against women were registered in Kerala between the years 2018 and 2020. State government is also focussing on tackling the dowry system and related harassment faced by women.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday tweeted, “Landed in Rome to take part in the G20 Summit, an important forum to deliberate on key global issues. I also look forward to other programmes through this visit to Rome.” He arrived in Italy to participate in the 16th G20 Summit from October 30-31 at the invitation of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.
Former CM Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday in Chandigarh confirmed that he will be forming a new political party in the run-up to the assembly elections early next year. “Yes, I am forming a party. My lawyers are working on it. I can tell you the name once the Election Commission approves it. We have made a request for the symbol also,” he said.
Maharashtra Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said that if Shah Rukh Khan joins BJP, drugs recovered from the cruise ship will turn into sugar. He was mocking the BJP over the case in which Aryan Khan is arrested. The senior NCP leader also asked why the Narcotics Control Bureau is not probing the massive consignment of drugs seized in Mundra Port in Gujarat.
China has objected to the Arunachal Pradesh visit of VP M Venkaiah Naidu. This comes two days after India and China blamed each other for failing to make headway in talks over the military standoff on the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh. Beijing on Wed told New Delhi to “stop taking actions that would complicate and expand the boundary issue”.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that he will take "big, bold decisions" to transform post-Covid Britain. He was governing the Conservative Party's conference and prompted to refocus on his 2019 election pledges to tackle crime and social care. He had said that the exit from European Union will give the UK the freedom to better shape its economy.