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We are in no hurry: CJI to Ayodhya case lawyers

Mr. Dhavan, in his characteristic style, described the ongoing submissions of senior advocate C.S. Vaidyanathan, for some of the Hindu parties, as sheer “hop, skip and jump”.Mr. Vaidynathan, at the point when Mr. Dhavan rose to voice his displeasure, was reading certain paragraphs of P. Carnegie’s historic sketches, describing the …

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Dilution of Article 370 was arbitrary, says Nyla Ali Khan

Emotional integration of Kashmir into India is unlikely without addressing the aspirations of the Kashmiri people, said Nyla Ali Khan, granddaughter of Sheikh Abdullah, emphasising that revocation of the special status of the State has pushed Kashmiri politicians of every hue into the background.“The revocation of Article 370, bifurcation of …

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Goa to amend Portuguese-era law to allow marriage registration

Goa decides to amend century-old marriage law The BJP-led Goa government would amend the Portuguese-era Uniform Civil Code (UCC), introduced in the year 1870, so that non-Goans can register their marriages. The UCC was introduced by the erstwhile Portuguese rulers. It was retained even after the territory was merged with …

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Pleas against partition in Ayodhya being heard

It had been managing the Ramjanmabhumi and receiving offerings from worshippers. It submitted that the “Asthan of Janam Bhumi was of ancient antiquity.” The Akhara, represented by senior advocate Sushil Kumar Jain, submitted that Muslims had stopped offering regular prayers at the Babri mosque in 1934, when there was a …

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Government offers to send 4 Bills for scrutiny

Days after the Opposition accused the government of passing Bills without scrutiny, the government has proposed to send four pieces of legislation to a standing committee or a select committee. The Opposition parties had demanded that the RTI Amendment Bill, the Triple Talaq Bill and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment …

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Petition filed in SC against Centre’s notification on J&K

Advocate says the move was unconstitutional and illegal A writ petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Tuesday challenging the August 5 notification of the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order of 2019, which amends Article 370 of the Indian Constitution and scraps its 65-year-old predecessor — The …

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J&K fuels statehood hopes in northeast

Several calls for ethnicity-based States The Centre’s move to scrap Article 370 and Article 35A and bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories has fuelled statehood hopes in the northeast. Several civil society and extremist groups have been fighting for the creation of ethnicity-based States or UTs in four …

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Bifurcation of Kashmir arbitrary: Opposition

‘You have lost the confidence and trust of 1.5 crore people. History will not forgive you,’ says Anantnag MP Opposition MPs in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday questioned the Centre’s right to alter the status quo in Jammu and Kashmir without consulting stakeholders. They were discussing the Bill that bifurcates …

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Consumer Protection Bill gets RS green light

It will replace the Consumer Protection Act of 1986 The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 that provides for the establishment of authorities for the timely and effective administration and settlement of consumer disputes. The Bill, which has already been passed by the Lok Sabha, seeks …

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