Daily Archives: August 11, 2018

Women’s group backs amendments to talaq Bill

Rights body says changes in consonance with its demands The Muslim women’s rights group spearheading the movement against instant divorce has welcomed the amendments to the triple talaq Bill, and urged MPs cutting across party lines to ensure its passage in Parliament. The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved three amendments …

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Pakistan hopes to host SAARC summit

Imran Khan meets Indian High Commissioner Pakistan is likely to boost its role in SAARC under the Imran Khan government which will assume charge soon. An indication on this came at the first meeting between the newly elected leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Ajay Bisaria, Indian High Commissioner, on …

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Two MPs bring private Bill against lynching

Tharoor denied permission to table the legislation in the Lok Sabha; Tulsi tables his in Rajya Sabha Ahead of the government which is still consulting stakeholders to cast a law against lynching, Shashi Tharoor, Lok Sabha member of the Congress, and K.T.S. Tulsi, a nominated Rajya Sabha member, introduced a …

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Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve enters UNESCO list

Eleven Indian reserves now listed inWorld Network of Biosphere Reserves The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve (KBR) of Sikkim, the highest biosphere reserve in the country that includes the third highest mountain peak in the world, Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), has been included in the UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WHBR). The …

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For four million, another chance to make it to NRC

Distribution of claim and correctionforms begins Some 2,500 Nagarik Seva Kendras (NSKs) in Assam began issuing claim, objection and correction forms on Friday for people excluded from the complete draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on July 30. NRC officials could not specify how many forms were …

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A-G lashes out at riots, intolerance

Highlights violence before SC Bench In an uncharacteristic public criticism of growing violence, intolerance and rioting in the country, Attorney-General K.K. Venugopal told the Supreme Court on Friday that there was an incident of major rioting every week in the country. Appearing before a three-judge Bench, led by Chief Justice …

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Flooding puts Kerala in crisis

Red alert sounded in eight districts; heavy discharge from Idukki; toll rises to 27 Many parts of Kerala were grappling with a looming crisis on Friday as a heavy rainfall warning and tidal flooding alert looked set to compound the worsening flood situation in the State. The State Disaster Management …

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