In 3-2 verdict, SC walks fine line, strikes down instant triple talaq

In 3-2 verdict, SC walks fine line, strikes down instant triple talaq

The verdict was immediately welcomed by the government, political parties, activists and the petitioners, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailing it as “historic” and saying it has granted equality to Muslim women.

India hails Donald Trump’s tough line on Pakistan
India hails Donald Trump’s tough line on Pakistan

Sources said that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called up External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj before Trump’s speech to give the Indian government a “heads up” on the broad elements of the US strategy.

Does AIADMK have the numbers to remain in power in Tamil Nadu? Here's where they stand
Does AIADMK have the numbers to remain in power in Tamil Nadu? Here's where they stand

While the two factions of the AIADMK, under the Chief Minister and former CM O Panneerselvam, merged on Monday, a third rival unit claiming loyalty to TTV Dinakaran has revolted against the party.

Triple Talaq: RSS praises PM Modi, welcomes SC ruling
Triple Talaq: RSS praises PM Modi, welcomes SC ruling

“8-9 crore Indian women, who followed Islamic religion, were facing a huge social problem of Triple Talaq. They were tortured in the name of religion. Even God disliked it. God himself termed it a crime… SC has freed these women from torture and injustice,” Indresh Kumar said.

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August 23, 2017 4:13 am

A letter dated August 17 says the reason for the “indefinite hunger strike” is the “indefinite incarceration of three-thirteen months by the Indian Foreigner Regional Registration Offices without any court judgment."

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August 23, 2017 4:11 am

The AIMPLB has, meanwhile, stated that the SC verdict should not be misused by the government to try to interfere with personal laws through legislation.

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August 23, 2017 3:48 am

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday removed additional chief secretary (Medical Education) Anita Bhatnagar Jain and ordered for an FIR to be lodged against over half a dozen persons, including former hospital principal Rajeev Mishra

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August 23, 2017 3:48 am

Mustafa Dossa, who was also convicted by the court on June 16 along with the five, passed away on June 28. The CBI has sought death for Merchant, Feroz and Karimullah.

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August 23, 2017 3:42 am

The meeting, chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh , who is also vice-president of the NMML society, was attended by Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Jairam Ramesh and Karan Singh. However, PM Narendra Modi, the President of the NMML Society, did not attend the meeting

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August 23, 2017 3:31 am

“It’s not just about Vadra. Out of the 18 FIRs, only four are against Skylight Hospitality. It is a huge conspiracy with involvement of government officials,” Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said

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August 23, 2017 3:21 am

The MLAs said the high command is not “listening to us” and argued that nobody wants to contest the elections under the current leadership

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August 23, 2017 2:49 am

Student leader and organising secretary of ABVP Abhay Yadav said that girls must also get the benefit of evening classes. During the Samajwadi Party government last year, girls were not allowed to study in the evening classes due to security reasons

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August 23, 2017 2:38 am

"The FM production material should be developed keeping in view the counselling aspect of the students," Rathore said, and added, "Listing to FM also improves one's language. FM can be a good means of entertainment for students."

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August 23, 2017 2:30 am

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar directed the websites and the state to file a status report detailing the steps taken, to stop the game, on the next date of hearing —September 19.

August 23, 2017 2:28 am

Deuba’s visit aims to get India committed to post-earthquake reconstruction and infrastructural expansion in the country

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August 23, 2017 2:19 am

“GNLF central committee president Mann Ghising wrote to me last night, requesting us to open a dialogue to bring back normalcy and restore peace in Darjeeling Hills. It is a constructive and positive signal. In response to this request, we have decided to hold a meeting with them," Mamata said

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August 23, 2017 2:05 am

A source close to Dinakaran said he has 19 party MLAs and three independent MLAs in his camp. Eight other MLAs, including four ministers, are expected to join him soon

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August 23, 2017 1:56 am

Justice Rohinton Nariman’s judgment in the instant triple talaq case referred to the judgment of a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court in a 1996 case (State of A.P. v McDowell and Co) in which Nariman was a counsel

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August 23, 2017 1:34 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said a multi-pronged approach is essential for achieving desired objectives such as doubling of agriculture incomes.

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August 23, 2017 1:29 am

Congress President Sonia Gandhi offered her prayers and condolences to friends, family and people of Manipur at this loss and expressed hope that his "good work and endearing commitment to people will always find a place in the working of future generations."

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August 23, 2017 1:19 am

India's tryst with policies on drones started in 2014 when a Mumbai-based pizza restaurant used a small drone to make pizza deliveries.

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August 23, 2017 1:11 am

In last two years, land acquisition costs, measured in terms of compensation paid for every hectare of land acquired, shot up from Rs 0.9 crore in FY14 to Rs 2.05 crore in FY16 for highway development

August 23, 2017 1:01 am

The letter said after the verdict on August 25, devotees can use petrol and weapons to harm/destroy the government/public properties.

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August 23, 2017 12:56 am

The Lingayat community in Karnataka who make up nearly 17 percent of the state population have been key supporters of the BJP in the northern parts of Karnataka in recent years.

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August 23, 2017 12:52 am

Interacting with mediapersons in Delhi, the Chief Minister said his government would not allow any disruption of law and order, adding that he had directed the state police to thwart any attempt to disturb peace, said a statement by the government.

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August 23, 2017 2:10 am

Sources said that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called up External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj before Trump’s speech to give the Indian government a “heads up” on the broad elements of the US strategy.

August 23, 2017 12:45 am

A detailed intelligence briefing was given to officers on available inputs about the plans of Dera Sacha Sauda followers and other groups. Bathinda, Mansa and Muktsar districts share borders with Sirsa and have a large number of Dera followers.

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August 23, 2017 1:37 am

Rebutting the 2007 inquiry, the closure report gives point-wise ‘replies’ to the accusations levelled against the accused, including Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, his son Raninder Singh, son-in-law Raminder Singh and others.

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August 23, 2017 12:20 am

'Blue Whale Challenge' is a controversial internet game in which a series of tasks, mostly brutal, are given to players for a period of 50 days by the administrators with a final challenge requiring them to commit suicide.

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August 22, 2017 11:54 pm

Amit Shah said the apex court's judgment on triple talaq was a beginning of a new epoch of self-respect and equality for Muslim women and that the BJP saw it as "a resolute step towards a New India".

August 22, 2017 11:26 pm

Appealing to Muslims to welcome the "positive" verdict and the upcoming legislation, MSM president Shamsuddin Tamboli said the judgement will strengthen the movement demanding justice for Muslim women in the country.

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August 22, 2017 11:19 pm

When asked if she would stand for election in 2019, Sumitra Mahajan said she was working with full vigour to serve people and working more than an ordinary MP.

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August 22, 2017 11:10 pm

After Manipur became a full-fledged state in 1972, Keishing returned to state politics, and got elected to the state assembly from Phungyar, an assembly segment which he represented for seven terms till 2002.

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August 22, 2017 10:50 pm

When the counsel for the owners of the premises informed the court that there were rent dues for which they have filed a suit, the advocate for Aiswarya Dhanush presented demand drafts for Rs 7,79,200 in favour of the owners of the premises.

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August 22, 2017 10:43 pm

Among other conditions imposed by apex court while granting bail to Purohit was that he would not leave India without prior permission of court and not directly or indirectly make any inducement to any witnesses.

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August 22, 2017 10:41 pm

Last week, BJP president Amit Shah had stated during his Madhya Pradesh visit that there was no rule or tradition in his party that those above 75 do not get a post or election ticket. "Age is irrelevant if the person is mentally and physically fit," she said.

August 22, 2017 10:36 pm

“I want to tell the youth that the real azadi (freedom) is here. If you want azadi, it is here,” she said in the post and asked young Kashmiris to stay away from stone pelting and raising pro azadi slogans.

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August 22, 2017 10:28 pm

Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam refuted MMRCL's claim that land belongs to the Dairy Development Department and is not a forest land. "The land belongs to Revenue and Forest Department and Dairy Development Board is only a custodian," he said.

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August 22, 2017 10:19 pm

On perusing the report which said that resident doctors of All India Institute of Medical Sciences have decided to take self-defence classes, the bench had observed "this needs to be taken care by authorities and steps have to be taken in this regard".

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August 22, 2017 10:20 pm

The panel checked audit records of 1,382 institutes and those of departments of Social Welfare and Tribal Development, which released the scholarships for SC, ST, OBC, VJ and NT categories of students.