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Overturned: Verdict by Supreme Court’s Raj-era avatar

23 Aug

NEW DELHI: By declaring triple talaq unconstitutional, the Supreme Court overturned an 85-year-old judicial decision that had upheld the validity of the controversial practice permitting a Muslim man to instantaneously divorce his wife. In 1932, triple talaq had come up for scrutiny before the Privy Council, which was the predecessor of the Supreme Court during […]

Delhi High Court sets aside LG order cancelling bungalow allotted to AAP

23 Aug

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court today set aside an order of the Lieutenant Governor (LG) cancelling the allotment of a bungalow to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the heart of the capital, saying no reason was given for the action. Justice Vibhu Bakhru remanded the matter back to LG Anil Baijal to pass […]

Bengal stays tight-lipped over Triple Talaq verdict

23 Aug

KOLKATA: Bengal political parties have maintained silence on Supreme Court‘s judgement on the legality of Triple Talaq. Trinamool Congress MP Sultan Ahmed told ET that he as a political person cannot comment on the development. Interestingly , Ahmed organised several protest programmes, conventions, seminars to obtain support in favour of Muslim Personal Law board and […]

Mamata Banerjee calls all-party meet on August 29 over Darjeeling row

23 Aug

KOLKATA: After almost 70 days of indefinite strike in the hills of Darjeeling district, the West Bengal government has called a meeting on August 29 to resolve the stalemate. This comes after the government decided to initiate a dialogue with the hill parties responding to the request of Gorkha National Liberal Front (GNLF), the party […]

Malegaon blasts: What worked in Purohit’s favour

22 Aug

NEW DELHI: Did Lt Col Shrikant Purohit take part in meetings of ‘Abhinav Bharat’ outfit as part of a counter-terror operation or was he an active part of the conspiracy to cause the 2008 Malegaon blasts? When a trial court at some stage decides upon this question, it will have only a bunch of audio […]

Tamil Nadu: Dhinakaran camp MLAs revolt against CM Palaniswami, DMK demands trust vote

22 Aug

Tamil Nadu: Dhinakaran camp MLAs revolt against CM Palaniswami, DMK demands trust vote

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK is back to number crunching and keeping its flock together as at least 19 legislators belonging to the TTV Dhinakaran camp submitted letters to the governor on Tuesday stating that they have no confidence in the chief minister, Edappadi K Palaniswami. At least a dozen MLAs — in an episode […]

If we enter India, it will be chaos, says Chinese foreign ministry

22 Aug

China on Tuesday said there will be “utter chaos” if its troops entered India on the pretext that Indian border infrastructure posed a threat to Beijing. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said India’s logic that Chinese road building in Doklam on the border posed a threat to New Delhi was “ridiculous and vicious”. It said China […]

Government rules out need for new law on triple talaq

22 Aug

NEW DELHI: The government today virtually ruled out the need for a new law on triple talaq, the practice of which has been rendered as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, indicating that existing laws, including the one dealing with domestic violence, were sufficient. “The government will consider the issue in a structured manner. A prima […]

Uttar Pradesh government welcomes SC verdict on triple talaq

22 Aug

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government today welcomed the Supreme Court’s judgement on triple talaq, saying it will strengthen the secular foundation of the country. The court by a majority verdict has set aside the practice of divorce through triple talaq among Muslims, saying the it was void, illegal and unconstitutional. “The Supreme Court’s decision is […]

Mull over consequences if passport impounded during travel: HC

22 Aug

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre to mull over the consequences Indian citizens would suffer if an order impounding their passport is issued while they are travelling overseas. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said such citizens would not be able to return to […]