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
The flood situation worsened in eastern UP districts adjoining Nepal today following continuous rains and discharge of water in rivers with the strict administration here seeking the help of Army in relief and rescue operations.The movement of traffic on the Gorakhpur-Sonauli road towards Nepal has come to a standstill with the waters of Rohin river inundating Maniram township and the national highway.Read More
Rear Admiral Travis Sinniah was today appointed as the chief of Sri Lanka’s naval forces, making him the first from the minority Tamil community to head the Navy since the brutal civil war erupted in the country 45 years ago.Rear Admiral Sinniah, who played a decisive role in the destruction of the LTTE warships in deep sea during the height of the civil war, was appointed as the Navy chief.Read More
A large near-Earth asteroid will pass safely by our planet on September 1, at a distance of seven million kilometres, or about 18 Earth-Moon distances, according to NASA.Asteroid Florence is among the largest near-Earth asteroids that are several miles in size. Measurements from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and Near-Earth Object Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer mission indicate it is about 4.4 kilometres in size.Read More
Vishal Sikka has resigned as MD and CEO of Infosys and the board has accepted his resignation with immediate effect, Infosys said in a statement.Mr Sikka will remain with Infosys as executive vice-chairman, the company said.Infosys has appointed chief operating officer UB Pravin Rao as interim managing director and CEO.Read More
The second wave of floods in Assam has inundated 80 per cent of the 481 sq km area of the Kaziranga National Park and claimed the lives of over 140 animals, including seven rhinos.Since August 10, seven rhinos, 122 swamp deer, two elephants, three wild boars, two hog deer, three sambhar deer, one buffalo and one porcupine died, Kaziranga National Park DFO Rohini Ballav Saikia said on Wednesday.Read More