SC refuses to entertain fresh plea against Triple Talaq

AMN The Supreme Court has refused to entertain a fresh plea challenging the constitutional validity of ‘triple talaq’, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy practices among Muslims. Disposing of the plea, a bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and D Y Chandrachud said, the issue is already pending consideration in the court. The bench said, it … Continue reading SC refuses to entertain fresh plea against Triple Talaq

Jharkhand Assembly passes Religious Freedom Bill

AMN Jharkhand Assembly has passed Religious Freedom Bill 2017. It aims to stop the forced conversions in the state. The bill will now be sent to the governor, following whose approval it would go to the President for assent. While ruling NDA MLAs hailed it as a legislation that should have been implemented right when … Continue reading Jharkhand Assembly passes Religious Freedom Bill

Gorakhpur Tragedy: Committee asked to file report in 7 days

AMN / In Uttar Pradesh a high power committee constituted under chairmanship of the Chief Secretary of the state to probe into tragic deaths of children at BRD Medial college Hospital Gorakhpur has been asked to file its report within 7 days. The committee will probe all aspects of tragedy including supply of essential life … Continue reading Gorakhpur Tragedy: Committee asked to file report in 7 days

20 feared dead in Himachal landslides

AMN / Shimla More than 20 people were feared dead after massive landslides washed away and buried the two buses in Himachal Pradesh today. Twelve bodies have been recovered so far from the debris, sources said. About one dozen injured have been rushed to the Mandi hospital. Official report said that seven earth removers and … Continue reading 20 feared dead in Himachal landslides

Olympics: LA approves host city contract for 2028 Games

Los Angeles city council rubber-stamped the host city contract today, paving the way for bringing the 2028 Summer Olympics to southern California and ceding the 2024 Games to Paris. The members voted 12-0 in favour of signing off on the memorandum of understanding and host city contract documents which would see the city host the … Continue reading Olympics: LA approves host city contract for 2028 Games

Kandy test: India 329 for 6 on day one against Sri Lanka

India were 329 for 6 at stumps in the third and final Cricket Test against Sri Lanka at Kandy. Ridhiman Saha on 13 and Hardik Pandya on 1 were at crease on day one. Earlier, the Visitors won the toss and decided to bat first. Opener Shikhar Dhawan smashed his sixth Test hundred. K L … Continue reading Kandy test: India 329 for 6 on day one against Sri Lanka

Haryana BJP chief’s son, friend sent to judicial custody in stalking case

A local court in Chandigarh today sent Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala’s son Vikas and his friend Ashish Kumar to judicial custody. Both are facing charges in the alleged stalking and attempt to abduction case of a 29-year-old lady. The accused were arrested last week following the complaint of an IAS officer’s daughter, but released … Continue reading Haryana BJP chief’s son, friend sent to judicial custody in stalking case

No plans for duty-free sugar imports: Paswan

Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ramvilas Paswan has clarified, there is no plan to allow further import of sugar at zero duty. He told newsmen in New Delhi, the country has sufficient stock of sugar to meet the current demand. Paswan said, sugar mills have been asked to commence crushing operations early to … Continue reading No plans for duty-free sugar imports: Paswan

New Haj policy-2018 to be unveiled soon: Naqvi

AMN Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Saturday said that the new Haj policy-2018 will be unveiled this month. During a review meeting on Haj 2017 in Mumbai, Mr Naqvi said, from the next year, Haj will be organised as per new policy. According to an official release, the Minister said, the new Haj policy … Continue reading New Haj policy-2018 to be unveiled soon: Naqvi