Daily Archives: September 20, 2018

J&K artists weave life back into the antique shawl

Workshop to revive Valley’s vanishing breed of master darners Once sought after by Mughal emperors for their finesse, Kashmir’s master darners, known as rafugars, have become an endangered species. The Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) government is now making efforts to revive this dwindling breed of craftsmen whose rare ability to …

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Assam foreigners’ tribunal detects use of fake documents

In Morigaon town, most citizenship certificates were forged or tampered with A Foreigners’ Tribunal in central Assam’s Morigaon district observed last month that the process of identifying foreigners and doubtful voters had become “an industry” for “minting money.” The “unfair practices” involved, it noted, turned Indians into foreigners and foreigners …

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‘Will return home and work for peace’

Says situation in Afghanistan is far worse than it was earlier In a dramatic move that has set diplomatic circles in Delhi as well as political circles in Kabul abuzz, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to India Shaida Mohammad Abdaliresigned during President Ghani’s visit to India on Wednesday. He explained his decision in …

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‘Why no such action against Hindu men?’

Opposition parties, women activists question govt. move With the government taking the ordinance route to make ‘instant triple talaq’ a penal offence, Opposition parties and women activists on Wednesday wondered why no similar provisions are made for Hindu men deserting their wives. Some said the ordinance ignored problems it could …

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NRC to process claims from September 25

Exercise will continue for 60 days: SC The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the opening of the process for receiving claims and objections from 40 lakh persons left out of the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam from September 25. A Special Bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and …

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Triple talaq is criminal offence

The new law has safeguards, including bail to the accused before the start of trial The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared an ordinance that makes talaq-e-biddat , or instant triple talaq, a criminal offence that will attract a maximum jail term of three years. President Ram Nath Kovind later in …

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