Lok Sabha passes Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill; proposed legislation removes leprosy as ground for divorce

New Delhi: A bill seeking to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce was passed by Lok Sabha on Monday. “Leprosy is being removed as a ground for divorce as it is now a curable disease as against the earlier notion of it being incurable,” Minister of State for Law PP Chaudhary while replying to … Read moreLok Sabha passes Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill; proposed legislation removes leprosy as ground for divorce

The Magic of Margazhi: Five musicians on their experiences this year

Related News The Trichur brothers during a performance. (Photo provided by Trichur Brothers) As the month-long Margazhi season winds down in Chennai, I feel a certain withdrawal. The top quality live Carnatic music that I had been listening to every day and the musicians behind it have suddenly disappeared and till the next season, I … Read moreThe Magic of Margazhi: Five musicians on their experiences this year

Jammu and Kashmir recorded 2,936 ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2018, leading to 61 casualties, injuries to 250 people

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 2,936 instances of ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2018 — the highest in the past 15 years with an average of eight cases daily — in which 61 people were killed and over 250 injured, officials said Monday. Shelling and firing by Pakistani troops was “very heavy” in 2018, virtually … Read moreJammu and Kashmir recorded 2,936 ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2018, leading to 61 casualties, injuries to 250 people

CBI vs CBI: SC to pronounce verdict on Alok Verma’s plea tomorrow

On October 23, Verma and Asthana were asked by the government to proceed on leave. (File) The Supreme Court Tuesday will pronounce the verdict on the plea filed by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Alok Verma on centre’s decision to divest him of his responsibilities and send him on leave. The decision to divest … Read moreCBI vs CBI: SC to pronounce verdict on Alok Verma’s plea tomorrow

IAS Officer, Wife Thrash Young Man Inside West Bengal Police Station, Video Goes Viral

Screenshot of video showing IAS officer beating up a youngster. Kolkata:  An IAS officer in West Bengal and his wife have been caught on camera thrashing a young man at a police station, allegedly because he had posted “objectionable content” on the internet about her. The officer has been sent on leave after the video … Read moreIAS Officer, Wife Thrash Young Man Inside West Bengal Police Station, Video Goes Viral

Gaumata to cow menace: Adityanath’s doltish love for Hindutva angers farmers, cattle traders as bovine population explodes

Call it the perils of striving for ideological purity. Communists learnt it the hard way in many parts of the world. It is now the turn of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Adityanath to pay the price of going into an overdrive to implement the Hindutva ideal of a complete ban … Read moreGaumata to cow menace: Adityanath’s doltish love for Hindutva angers farmers, cattle traders as bovine population explodes

Two-day Bharat bandh by trade unions from Tuesday: All you need to know

10 central trade unions have called for the nation-wide strike on January 8, 9. (Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi) A two-day-long nationwide strike has been called by central trade union against the alleged repressive policies of the Narendra Modi-led union government. The strikes will start from midnight of January 7 and are likely to have a … Read moreTwo-day Bharat bandh by trade unions from Tuesday: All you need to know

Electronic Voting Machines Tamper-Proof, Says Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora

Functioning of EVMs being looked after by a highly-qualified technical committee. (File) Chandigarh:  Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora today said electronic voting machines are tamper-proof and an expert committee is looking after their functioning. There is absolutely nothing to doubt about the integrity of the system, the CEC said, while addressing a gathering at … Read moreElectronic Voting Machines Tamper-Proof, Says Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora

Primary Healthcare Centres in rural UP under-stocked, patients forced to buy expensive medicines from private pharmacies

“We have to buy medicines from private pharmacies, PHCs don’t give us most of them,” says Chunni Lal, a Jabrapur resident who had travelled to the Naveen Primary Health Centre in Fatehganj, Banda. He visited the PHC to get a treatment for the marks that had started to spread from his back and arms to his face, but … Read morePrimary Healthcare Centres in rural UP under-stocked, patients forced to buy expensive medicines from private pharmacies

Indira Gandhi didn’t need quota to prove herself: Nitin Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari made the remarks at the inauguration of an exhibition by women self-help groups (SHGs) in Nagpur on Sunday. Union minister Nitin Gadkari has praised former Prime minister Indira Gandhi, saying she did not need reservation to prove her mettle and did better than male leaders in the Congress. The senior BJP … Read moreIndira Gandhi didn’t need quota to prove herself: Nitin Gadkari

UK Court Clears Extradition Of Bookie Sanjeev Chawla

Sanjeev Kumar Chawla is an accused in the match-fixing scandal of 2000 (Representational) Sanjeev Kumar Chawla, a bookie accused in the match fixing scandal of 2000 involving Hanse Cronje, the former South African captain, should be extradited, a UK court has ruled. The case will now be sent to the UK Home Secretary. Source link

Watch Sutapa Sanyal’s inspiring journey towards women empowerment in Uttar Pradesh

Gender bias, domestic violence, lack of opportunities and the list, unfortunately, goes on. These are a few problems millions of women in India and around the world face on a daily basis. There is an old saying in Hindi, “If a woman is educated then an entire household will be educated”. Now imagine, if every … Read moreWatch Sutapa Sanyal’s inspiring journey towards women empowerment in Uttar Pradesh

BJP throws hat in the ring for MP Assembly Speaker’s post

State Public Relations Minister P C Sharma expressed hope that the BJP will withdraw its candidate. (Express photo by Praveen Jain) The opposition BJP in Madhya Pradesh on Monday entered the race for the post of state Legislative Assembly Speaker even as the ruling Congress’ candidate filed his nomination for it. While Chief Minister Kamal … Read moreBJP throws hat in the ring for MP Assembly Speaker’s post

10% Quota In Jobs For Economically Weak In Upper Castes Cleared: Sources

10% reservation in government jobs for economically weaker sections from upper castes cleared New Delhi:  The centre will move a constitutional amendment to enable 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and education for economically weaker upper castes, in a mega decision that comes just months before the national election. A constitutional amendment bill is … Read more10% Quota In Jobs For Economically Weak In Upper Castes Cleared: Sources

Meghalaya coal mine tragedy exposes state’s apathy for miners as greedy politicians sidestep human rights

The entire North East of India is squirming. Not just Meghalaya. The spotlights were turned on by sheer accident. Had it not been for one lone survivor, the tragedy of Meghalaya rathole mine disaster which has trapped (and possibly killed) 15 miners would probably never have got exposed. The problem began with Sayeb Ali of … Read moreMeghalaya coal mine tragedy exposes state’s apathy for miners as greedy politicians sidestep human rights

Mayawati, Congress, AAP back Akhilesh in illegal mining probe, accuse BJP of ‘vendetta’

According to the FIR made public on Saturday, the Samajwadi Party chief may face a CBI probe in connection with the illegal sand mining that took place in Uttar Pradesh between 2012 to 2016. (File photo) Amid reports that Akhilesh Yadav may be quizzed by the CBI in the illegal sand mining case, the Opposition … Read moreMayawati, Congress, AAP back Akhilesh in illegal mining probe, accuse BJP of ‘vendetta’

Doubts Raised On HAL Contracts Misleading: Defence Minister In Parliament

HAL debate: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks in the winter session of parliament New Delhi:  After sparring on twitter with Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today reiterated in parliament that her statement on orders worth Rs 1 lakh crore for state-run defence manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) was not false. “I have received confirmation … Read moreDoubts Raised On HAL Contracts Misleading: Defence Minister In Parliament

Kerala Woman Kept Her Camera Rolling Even After Being Attacked By Sabarimala Protesters

A woman cameraperson holding her camera during the Sabarimala protest even after she was being attacked by the protesters is doing rounds on the social media. On Thursday, Shajila Abdulrahman, a cameraperson at Kairali Television, became an unlikely social media icon after Kerala’s Mathrubhumi newspaper published a photo of her continuing to shoot a Sangh … Read moreKerala Woman Kept Her Camera Rolling Even After Being Attacked By Sabarimala Protesters

Uttar Pradesh Police registers FIR against 28 people over charges of locking stray cows inside primary school

Shahjahanpur: Uttar Pradesh Police have registered FIR against 28 people in connection with the case in which villagers allegedly locked the stray cows inside the premises of primary school located in their village. Among the 28 accused, 6 are named in FIR while rest are unidentified. Representational image. Reuters The incident came to light when … Read moreUttar Pradesh Police registers FIR against 28 people over charges of locking stray cows inside primary school

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