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Tiranga Yatra helped to maintain national unity: PM Modi

Updated: Aug 23, 2016 22:15 IST      
Tiranga Yatra helped to maintain national unity: PM Modi
New Delhi, Aug 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the Tiranga Yatra has helped to maintain national unity by thwarting the forces which were working against unity and harmony in the country.

The week long Yatra was organized all over the country as part of celebrations of 70 years of Independence.

Addressing the concluding session of state BJP core groups workshop, Prime Minster Modi said the NDA government is committed to the welfare of the poor.

Giving take away from the Prime Minister's address, senior party leader Ananth Kumar informed that the Prime Minister said the government will soon come out with more welfare schemes for the people.

Earlier, BJP president Amit Shah urged the party leaders to work for public welfare and expansion of the party base.

The day-long meeting is believed to have discussed the strategy for upcoming assembly elections in states including Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.

It also deliberated on plans to strengthen party's communication strategy, publicizing the Central government's schemes and construction of modern party offices in the states among other organizational issues. (ANI)

New Delhi [India] August 22 (ANI): The Congress party, on Tuesday, welcomed the verdict on triple talaq as an affirmation of the rights of the Muslim women, which were perverted over the years.

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TN political drama: 19 MLAs withdraw support to AIADMK Govt.

Updated: Aug 22, 2017 14:44 IST     

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], August 22 (ANI): A day after the two warring factions of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) - one led by former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam (OPS) and other by Chief Minister Edappady K. Palaniswami (EPS) - came together to rework the 'power-sharing deal', about 19 MLAs withdrew support from the ruling party.

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Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], August 22 (ANI): Following the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the practice of Triple Talaq as unconstitutional, Muslim cleric Moulana Ahmed Barkati called the judgement an "unparalleled and unique" decision "in light of the Indian Muslims' misuse of triple talaq".

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New Delhi [India], August 22 (ANI): Former deputy inspector general of police (DIG) (Prisons) D. Roopa has named another person in connection with the jail perk row involving jailed All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V.K. Sasikala.

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New Delhi [India], August 22 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Tuesday, welcomed the 'historic' verdict on triple talaq and said, its not about anyone's victory or loss, rather it is about a Muslim woman's sense of equality in the country.

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Petitioner Shayara Bano calls triple talaq verdict 'historic'

Updated: Aug 22, 2017 13:57 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 22 (ANI): Triple talaq petitioner Shayara Bano on Tuesday said that the historical decision by the Supreme Court to strike down triple talaq was a welcome move, and that it is a happy moment for all Muslim women in India.

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Social activists welcome SC's verdict on triple talaq

Updated: Aug 22, 2017 13:54 IST     

Mumbai (Maharashtra), August 22 (ANI): After the 3:2 majority Supreme Court verdict invalidated the Islamic practice of triple talaq, women activists welcomed the judgement, saying this would definitely give good morale boost and legal support to the victims of this age-old tradition.

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New Delhi [India], August 22 (ANI): With the Muslim practice of Triple Talaq getting struck down as 'unconstitutional' with a 3:2 majority, senior advocate Subramanian Swamy, while welcoming the decision, said it was a 'great day for women who defied male chauvinism.'

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Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], August 22 (ANI): The victims of triple talaq have taken a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court's decision on Tuesday to strike down the practice of the Triple Talaq as 'unconstitutional'.

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), August 22 (ANI): After the majority verdict invalidated the Islamic practice of Triple Talaq, All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) counsel Zafaryab Jilani on Tuesday said that their legal committee will study the judgement and advise the executive of the Muslim law board accordingly.

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New Delhi [India] August 2 (ANI): Union Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday said that triple talaq verdict is a step forward towards gender justice and equality.

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Thiruvanathapuram/New Delhi [India], August 22 (ANI): Soon after the Supreme Court struck down the age-old practice of 'Triple Talaq' among the Muslim community, the Congress on Tuesday, while welcoming the same, dismissed any violation of the Muslim Personal Law.

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New Delhi [India], August 22 (ANI): Supreme Court advocate Saif Mahmood on Tuesday said that till the government formulates a law regarding triple talaq, there would be an injunction on husbands pronouncing triple talaq on their wives.

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], August 22 (ANI): With the Supreme Court asking the Union Government to formulate a new legislation in connection with the triple talaq practice, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Tuesday said that the Board supports the judgement, adding security should be provided to the Muslim women until a law is made.

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Man killed in brawl, investigation underway

Updated: Aug 22, 2017 11:35 IST     

New Delhi [India] August 22 (ANI): A man was killed in a brawl late Monday night in Delhi's Ambedkar Nagar.

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New Delhi [India], August 22 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Triple Talaq practice as 'unconstitutional' by a 3:2 majority.

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Triple talaq petitioner confident about verdict

Updated: Aug 22, 2017 10:41 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 22 (ANI): Triple talaq victim and petitioner Shayara Bano on Tuesday said that she is confident that the judgment will be in her favour, adding a law would certainly be made regarding the matter.

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New Delhi [India], August 22 (ANI): The Connaught Plaza Restaurants Pvt. Ltd. (CPRL) has said that McDonald's India's decision of terminating its franchise agreements with them is a desperate action, adding it is a direct affront on the Indian legal system and an open challenge to judgement by the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).

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MP: 6-year-old forced to manually scavenge

Updated: Aug 22, 2017 10:32 IST     

Chhatarpur (Madhya Pradesh), Aug. 22 (ANI): Despite various laws banning manual scavenging, a heart-breaking incident has come to light in Madhya Pradesh's Chhatarpur.

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New Delhi [India], August 22 (ANI): Two armed men on Monday evening were chased by the Traffic Police in connection with a carjacking case, after which one of the accused was arrested, while the other managed to escape.

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