AFGHANISTAN: 41 killed in Kabul suicide blasts

WEB DESK At least 41 people were killed and more than 80 injured in a suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul. According to reports, a Shia cultural organisation was the target but the Afghan Voice news agency was also hit. So-called Islamic State said it was behind the attack. Officials said the victims … Continue reading AFGHANISTAN: 41 killed in Kabul suicide blasts

Eye surgery under torchlight: NHRC issues notice

AMN The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh government over 32 patients reportedly being operated for eye ailments under torchlight at a primary health centre in Unnao district. Taking suo motu cognisance of the case, the NHRC has issued the notice to the state’s chief secretary and sought details in … Continue reading Eye surgery under torchlight: NHRC issues notice

Lok Sabha approves Bill on Triple Talaq

Opposition Congress, supported the legislation, however it wanted it to be referred to a parliamentary committee so that several lacunae can be removed and the provisions strengthened in favour of Muslim women. ANDALIB AKHTER / NEW DELHI Lok Sabha today passed the controversial Bill on issues related to instant Triple Talaq by voice vote. The Bill … Continue reading Lok Sabha approves Bill on Triple Talaq

Pakistan has insulted 130 cr Indians: Ghulam Nabi Azad

ONKAR SINGH / New Delhi Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad today said the treatment meted out by the Pakistani authorities to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife and mother was “an insult to 130 crore Indians”. “The misbehaviour of Pakistan with the wife and the mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav was misbehaviour … Continue reading Pakistan has insulted 130 cr Indians: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Sushma hit out at Pakistan for humiliating Jadhav family

A Akhter / NEW DELHI External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today hit out at Pakistan for humiliating the family of Kulbhushan Jadhav during their meeting with him in Islamabad. Making a statement in both houses of parliament on the meeting between Mr Jadhav and his wife and mother which took place on Monday, Mrs Swaraj … Continue reading Sushma hit out at Pakistan for humiliating Jadhav family

TEXT OF BILL RELATED TO TRIPLE TALAQ

Union Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the practice of instant triple talaq has been curbed and regulated even in many Islamic countries and a secular country like India will have to ensure justice to Muslim women. Mr Prasad said, while many leaders speak about constitutional nationalism, the same Constitution also ensures rights to women. … Continue reading TEXT OF BILL RELATED TO TRIPLE TALAQ

Russia: 10 injured by explosion in St Petersburg supermarket

web desk At least 10 people were injured in an explosion at a supermarket in Saint Petersburg. Police said the blast was caused by a homemade device containing 200 grams of explosives at a storage area for customers’ bags. They said, the injured have been hospitalised and an investigation has been launched to look into … Continue reading Russia: 10 injured by explosion in St Petersburg supermarket

Pak sees ‘metallic’ object in shoes of Jadhav’s wife, sends for forensic test

Agencies / Islamabad Pakistan has said it retained the shoes of Indian prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife after finding some “‘metallic” substance and sent those for forensic examination to establish the nature of the suspected object. Pakistani media reports quoted Foreign Office Spokesperson Mohammad Faisal as saying that the authorities were ascertaining whether the “metallic” object … Continue reading Pak sees ‘metallic’ object in shoes of Jadhav’s wife, sends for forensic test

Doctors strike ends in Rajasthan

AMN The 12-day long strike by in-service doctors in Rajasthan came to an end tonight after eight-hour long talks with the government. The strike was called off after government assured the doctors to look into their demands and withdraw action against them. A meeting was held between a delegation of doctors led by President of … Continue reading Doctors strike ends in Rajasthan

Malhotra asks IOA to eliminate scourge of doping from sports

HARPAL SINGH BEDI / NEW DELHI All India Council of Sports, on Wednesday felicitated newly elected president of Indian Olympic Association Narender Batra and his team at a function held in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. In his felicitation speech AICS president Prof Vijay Kumar Malhotra exuded confidence that the newly elected IOA office bearers … Continue reading Malhotra asks IOA to eliminate scourge of doping from sports