A day after copious rains, the civic authorities have moved to clear roads which have become slushy and strewn with garbage, and are also gearing up to tackle rush of patients in municipal hospitals.Cars and other vehicles left behind by their owners due to flooding of streets, running out of fuel and breakdowns are causing traffic snarls and the BMC is tackling this issue on a priority basis.Read More
China and India have great potential for cooperation, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday, seeking to cast their difficult ties in a positive light ahead of next week’s visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.On Monday, both countries ended a more than two-month-old stand-off near the border in Sikkim, just in time for Sunday’s kick-off of a summit of the BRICS grouping of nations.Read More
British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Japan on an official visit on Wednesday with an eye to soothing Brexit fears and pushing ahead on early free-trade talks with the world’s number three economy.May is scheduled to sit down with Toyota’s chairman during her three-day tour which starts in Osaka before moving to Tokyo where she will meet with Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.Read More
The heavy rain lashing Mumbai has led to cancellation of an Australian minister to the city, authorities said today. Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo was scheduled to visit the Bombay Stock Exchange and the BSE Institute tomorrow to promote Australia-India investment and education ties but it has been cancelled due to the “inclement weather conditions” in Mumbai.Read More
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.”This is a historic day in India,” she told ANI.”A lot of people agree and disagree. In the Muslim society, they do not want to bring any law.Read More
The All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board and the All India Shia Personal Law Board today welcomed the Supreme Court judgement on triple talaq, terming it as a victory of Islam and Muslim women in the country.The decision, they said, has given new hope to Muslim women.Read More
All 43 MLAs of Gujarat Congress will meet Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in Delhi today.These legislators recently presented a united stand during the Rajya Sabha elections in the state.Earlier as many as 44 MLAs of the party were transported to Bengaluru before the Rajya Sabha elections as the Congress feared they could defect towards the BJP even as it accused the saffron party of horse-trading.Read More
Judicial Magistrate Nitesh Gupta, son of Meghalaya High Court sitting judge, on Monday was terminated from his services by the Delhi High Court.
Gupta was going to be elevated as the Metropolitan Magistrate at the Tis Hazari Court, but it was found that there is a transaction of Rs. 5 crore in his account and he was unable to explain the source.
The threat of acid being thrown on her face is “sufficient to send shivers” down a woman’s spine, a Delhi court observed while refusing to quash the jail term of a stalker who attempted to browbeat a young woman into marrying him.”A lenient view and misplaced sympathy” was uncalled for with such incidents on the rise.Read More
The Rajasthan government will raise the other backward class (OBC) quota from the present 21 per cent to 26 per cent for granting 5 per cent reservation to Gujjars and other castes.A bill to this effect will be introduced in the upcoming Monsoon session for which a consensus was arrived at last night at a meeting of the cabinet subcommittee with the Gujjar delegation.Read More