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Bill to ban, punish triple talaq passed by Lok Sabha

Bill to ban, punish triple talaq passed by Lok Sabha

New Delhi, July 25:  The contentious Bill to ban the practice of triple talaq among Muslims and punish the guilty husband with three years jail was on Thursday passed by the Lok Sabha despite the opposition’s demand for its scrutiny by a Standing Committee. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights…

No question of accepting mediation on Kashmir: Rajnath

No question of accepting mediation on Kashmir: Rajnath

New Delhi, July 24:  There is “no question of accepting anybody’s mediation on the Kashmir issue”, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh declared on Wednesday. Speaking after uproar over US President Donald Trump’s claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to mediate on the Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan,…

India rejects Trump offer on Kashmir, says Modi never made such request

India rejects Trump offer on Kashmir, says Modi never made such request

New Delhi, July 23:  India on Monday rebuffed US President Donald Trump’s offer to mediate on the Kashmir issue, saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had never made such a request to him, and stressed that all outstanding issues with Pakistan are “discussed only bilaterally”. “We have seen the US…

Congress slams Modi over Trump’s Kashmir mediation claims

Congress slams Modi over Trump’s Kashmir mediation claims

New Delhi, July 23:  Criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress on Tuesday demanded an explanation from him after US President Donald Trump claimed that he was asked to mediate on the Kashmir issue. Congress Spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said: “To ask a foreign power to mediate in Jammu and…

SC asks J&K HC to decide on plea over ban on pump action guns

SC asks J&K HC to decide on plea over ban on pump action guns

New Delhi, July 22:  The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Jammu and Kashmir High Court to decide within six weeks on a plea seeking a ban on the use of pellet guns, a form of pump action firearms to control protestors. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi…

Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit dead

Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit dead

New Delhi, July 20:  Senior Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit passed away on Saturday at the Escorts Hospital here, a party leader said. She was 81. “Dikshit died at Escorts Hospital here,” Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee spokesperson Jitender Kumar Kochar told IANS. The three-time Delhi Chief…

Kashmir issue has no solution: Natwar Singh

Kashmir issue has no solution: Natwar Singh

New Delhi, July 19:  Former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh has said the Kashmir issue has no solution as the relation between India and Pakistan is “accident-prone”. Speaking at the launch of the book “Indo-Pak Relations: Beyond Pulwama and Balakot” by U.V. Singh here on Thursday, the former Union Minister…

Kathua rape-murder case to be heard on priority: Punjab High Court

Kathua rape-murder case to be heard on priority: Punjab High Court

Chandigarh, July 18:  Recognising the gravity of the crime, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday heard on priority petitions of the victim’s family and the six convicts in the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir. The pleas — one moved…

India asks Pakistan to release Kulbhushan Jadhav forthwith

India asks Pakistan to release Kulbhushan Jadhav forthwith

New Delhi, July 18:  A day after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) stayed Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence, India has asked Pakistan to release the former Navy officer without any delay. In a statement in the Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said Jadhav was innocent of the charges…

‘Hanuman Chalisa’ recited on UP road to oppose ‘namaaz’ on streets

‘Hanuman Chalisa’ recited on UP road to oppose ‘namaaz’ on streets

Hathras (Uttar Pradesh), July 17:  Activists of religious group Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV) have registered their opposition to offering ‘namaaz’ on the streets by reciting “Hanuman Chalisa” on the road in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras. According to reports, a group of HYV activists sat outside a Hanuman temple in Sikandrarau area…