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Triple talaq: SC seeks Centre's response within four weeks

Updated: Sep 05, 2016 11:39 IST      
Triple talaq: SC seeks Centre's response within four weeks

New Delhi [India], Sept. 5 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday granted four weeks' time to the Centre to respond on a batch of petitions on triple talaq.

Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta mentioned the matter before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur and sought more time to file the response.

Zakia Somen, the co-founder of the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) and one of the petitioners seeking a ban on triple talaq, has said the process of divorcing women practiced in India should be abolished as it is "un-Quranic".

Her reaction came after the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) filed an affidavit in the apex court, stating that "personal laws cannot be re-written in the name of social reforms".

Defending the validity of triple talaq before the Supreme Court, the AIMPLB had earlier said that a man could murder or burn his wife alive to get rid of her if the practice is discontinued.

The board also said that divorce proceedings instead of triple talaq could damage a woman's chances of re-marriage if the husband indicts her of loose character in the court.

The AIMPLB also asked the Supreme Court to keep its hands off the issue, saying that principles of marriage, talaq and polygamy are interwoven with religious and cultural rights of Muslims, which cannot be touched upon by any court on the ground of violation of fundamental rights.

The AIMPLB further said that polygamy as a social practice is not for gratifying men's lust, but it is a social need. (ANI)

MHA reviews implementation of peace pact in Meghalaya

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 14:32 IST     

Shillong (Meghalaya) [India], Apr 27 (ANI): In a recent move by the Centre to review the progress of the agreed text of Settlement Peace Pact that was signed between the Centre, the State Government, the Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC) and its breakaway faction ANVC(B) - the disbanded rebel outfit in Meghalaya, an official of Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) made a recent visit to Shillong to discuss on the progress made in the implementation of the peace pact.

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EVMs used in polls to be taken into custody: U'khand HC

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 14:30 IST     

Uttarakhand [India], April 27 (ANI): The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday issued notices to the Central Election Commission (EC), the State Election Commission and Bharatiya Janata Party Vikasnagar MLA M.S. Chauhan.

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New Delhi [India], Apr 27 (ANI): Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday expressed his grief over the demise of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament and veteran actor Vinod Khanna and said that the late leader was a daunting person, who till the last moment of his life worked for the people of his constituency.

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Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [Pakistan], Apr 27 (ANI): Activists from the JK Kashmir Forum took to the street to protest against Islamabad's recent announcement to declare Gilgit-Baltistan, a disputed area in Pakistan's northernmost administrative territory that borders the disputed Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, as its fifth province.

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Kupwara: Stone pelting after terror attack on Army camp

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 13:50 IST     

Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] Apr 27 (ANI): Stone pelting returned to haunt the Valley on Thursday, as a mob was seen hurling stones and bricks at Army personnel near the site of the terror attack in Kupwara.

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New Delhi [India], April 27 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday took to Twitter to express condolence over veteran actor-politician Vinod Khanna's demise, adding that he had carved a special place in the hearts of millions of Indians.

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New Delhi [India], Apr. 27 (ANI): Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday joined the nation in mourning the death of three Indian Army soldiers, who were killed in a terrorist attack on an Army camp in Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir.

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New Delhi [India], Apr 27 (ANI): A Delhi Police special cell has asked 31 students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to join probe in the sedition case involving Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya.

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Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Apr 27 (ANI): Condemning the Kupwara attack that claimed lives of three Army personnel this morning, deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Nirmal Singh assured that India would give a befitting reply to 'desperate' Pakistan for trying to ruin the atmosphere in the Valley.

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New Delhi [India], April 27 (ANI): At least three soldiers, including a captain, lost their lives after terrorists attacked an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.

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Sooraj Pancholi files reply against Rabia's fresh application

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 13:00 IST     

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Apr 27 (ANI): Actor Sooraj Pancholi's counsel on Thursday filed a reply in the special court and opposed the fresh application made by Jiah Khan's mother Rabia Khan in which she sought fresh charges to be framed against Pancholi under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 302 (Punishment for Murder).

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New Delhi [India], April 27 (ANI): Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi will chair the meeting of North-east coordination committee on Thursday where in issues will be taken up which are common to the states of the North-east.

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 27 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh Anti Terror Squad (ATS) is set to initiate a 'Ghar Wapsi' (Home Coming) campaign for deradicalisation of the misguided youth.

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College student raped in Greater Noida, accused absconding

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 12:16 IST     

Greater Noida (UP) [India], Apr 27 (ANI): A 21-yr-old student of a private university was allegedly raped in car after being kidnapped on Tuesday afternoon at an isolated area near Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida.

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New Delhi [India], April 27 (ANI): Advocate Prashant Bhushan, who co-founded the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Thursday said the people of Delhi rejected the latter in the recently-held MCD polls as he failed to deliver any of the promises he made to them during the campaign.

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Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India] Apr 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged off the Shimla-New Delhi flight, the maiden flight under government's regional connectivity scheme Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN).

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Soumya rape case: SC bench to hear curative plea

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 12:06 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr. 27 (ANI): A six-judge bench of the Supreme Court will hold in-chamber hearing today on a curative petition in the Soumya rape case in which murder charge was dropped against convict Govindachamy.

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New Delhi [India], Apr. 27 (ANI): Admitting that lack of unity was a contributing factor to the Congress not winning the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls which was swept by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal called out the party for sidelining veteran leaders responsible for the party's previous successes.

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Shiv Sena corners BJP over Sukma attack, Kashmir unrest

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 11:36 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 27 (ANI): Venting their angst against the Centre in wake of the Sukma attack, the Shiv Sena on Thursday castigated the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Government for not being able to chalk out a strong anti-terror policy.

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SC raps Centre over implementation of Lokpal Act

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 11:36 IST     

New Delhi[India], April 27,(ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Central government to implement the Lokpal Act while saying that there is no justification for holding it in abeyance.

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