Need to go beyond triple talaq, abolish Sharia law: Taslima

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 14:42

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen on Tuesday reacted to the Supreme Court verdict abolishing triple talak, saying while it was "definitely not women's freedom" there was need to go beyond by doing away with "1400 yrs old Quranic laws".


If we enter India, it will be chaos: China

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 14:40

Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) China on Tuesday said there will be "utter chaos" if its troops entered India on the pretext that Indian border infrastructure posed a threat to Beijing.


Madhya Pradesh CM hails apex court verdict on triple talaq

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 14:28

Bhopal, Aug 22 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court's ruling on triple talaq and urged the central government to bring a legislation in the matter soon.


Tainted Goan neta holds key to Parrikar's bypoll victory (Curtain-raiser)

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 14:22

Panaji, Aug 22 (IANS) Atanasio Monserrate, a politically promiscuous former cabinet minister who was booked in a minor's rape case last year, may hold the key to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's winning margin and electoral comeback in state politics as a legislator in the August 23 assembly bypoll.


Taliban issues warning over Trump's new Afghanistan policy

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 14:18

Kabul, Aug 22 (IANS) The Taliban on Tuesday warned that the US would lose many more lives in Afghanistan after President Donald Trump approved increasing the number of American troops deployed to the war-torn South Asian country.


Modi calls SC ruling on triple talaq 'historic'

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 14:00

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hailed as "historic" the Supreme Court ruling on triple talaq and said it grants equality to Muslim women.


Kapil Sibal hails SC verdict on triple talaq

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 13:56

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Congress leader and senior lawyer Kapil Sibal on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court verdict on triple talaq, saying that it protects personal laws while deprecating the practice of instant divorce.


Centre should discuss triple talaq in Parliament: Muslim League

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 13:44

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) The Indian Union Muslim League in Kerala on Tuesday demanded that the central government should not show any undue haste in coming out with an ordinance on triple talaq, after the Supreme Court struck it down as "unconstitutional" and "not part of Islam".


India's social advancement dependent on rise in productivity (Column: Active Voice)

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:30

The Indian rupee has been on a rising spree this year. Beginning from historical lows back in December-January, when the rupee had almost touched 69 to a dollar, it has risen to a two-year high of 63.5 in the last few weeks. Simultaneously, there has also been a growing clamour of voices that are vehemently calling for a moderation of the overvalued rupee.