Cabinet OKs bill to make instant triple talaq illegal
Times of India NEW DELHI: In a significant development, the Union Cabinet on Friday approved the proposal to introduce the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017, to make 'Talaq-e-Biddat' or instant triple talaq illegal and a punishable offence ... ---
Are you ready for Congress Presidency, Rahul Gandhi?
Economic Times By Mohan Sahay As Rahul Gandhi takes over as Congress president today, a victory or loss in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh on Monday should not be seen as the proof the pudding of his leadership qualities. What will be the real test is how he shapes his ...
Rajasthan HC sets guidelines for religious conversion
Daily News & Analysis A double bench at the Rajasthan High Court, Jodhpur has issued guidelines that religious conversion would be possible only after a mandatory intimation and clearance by the district collector, SDM, SDO. The guidelines were set while hearing a habeas ... -
Tillerson urges long halt to North Korea weapons tests before any talks
Reuters UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged North Korea to carry out a “sustained cessation” of weapons testing to allow the two countries to hold talks about Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. U.S. Secretary ... ---
The Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year is a word nobody actually uses
Washington Post LONDON — The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2017 has been revealed, and the winner is ... “youthquake.” Confused? You may not be the only one. The word is defined as meaning “a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the ... ---
Bigg Boss 11, Day 75, HIGHLIGHTS: Bigg Boss declares a 'No-Captain' week
Times of India Bigg Boss 11 is sure to be making viewers stay hooked onto the show. With the consrant ups and downs, it is proving to be an entertainment factor for the viewers. Here's all that happens today. 11: 26 PM: Akash and Puneesh keep talking of how it is ... ---
Jittery govt says no Sunny party for New Year's Eve
Deccan Herald The decision came soon after the city police told the High Court it would maintain law and order on December 31. DH file photo. Fearing adverse publicity, the government on Friday barred Bollywood actor Sunny Leone from performing at a New Year's Eve ... ---
Newton out of Oscar race
Deccan Chronicle Yet again, India has missed out on the shortlist for the Best Foreign Film category at the Oscars. Amit V. Masurkar's Newton, which starred Rajkummar Rao, is officially out of the race for the Academy Awards category. However, the team of the official ... ---
The Last Jedi Is the Most Populist Star Wars Movie Yet
Vulture Spare a thought for the Caretakers. First introduced in the middle section of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, they're a race of, as writer-director Rian Johnson put it, “fish-bird-type aliens” who live on the site of the first temple of the Jedi. It was long ... ---
Govt will bear merchant charge on debit card purchases up to Rs 2000
Times of India NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: In a move that will encourage small shops to accept electronic payments, the government has decided to bear the charges merchants pay to banks on purchases of up to Rs 2,000 using a debit card, Bhim or Aadhaar. The subsidy will be ... ---
Market Wrap: Sensex closes 216 points up, Nifty at 10333 as Gujarat exit polls show BJP win
Livemint BSE Sensex closed higher by 216.27 points to 33,462.97, while the Nifty 50 rose 81.15 points to close at 10,333.25. Here are the latest updates from the markets. Livemint. Highlights. 3.35 pm ISTClosing bell; 3.19 pm ISTTop gainers/losers; 3.16 pm ...
Govt will bear merchant charge on debit card purchases up to Rs 2000
Times of India NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: In a move that will encourage small shops to accept electronic payments, the government has decided to bear the charges merchants pay to banks on purchases of up to Rs 2,000 using a debit card, Bhim or Aadhaar. The subsidy will be ... ---
Ravindra Jadeja Hits Six Sixes, Joins Exclusive Club
NDTVSports.com India cricketer Ravindra Jadeja made a statement at the Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium by hitting six sixes in an over in an inter-district T20 tournament between Jamnagar and Amreli. Written by Sajal K Patra. Read Time: 2-min. Ravindra Jadeja ... ---
Government raises import tax on electronic items including mobile phones, move to hurt Apple
The New Indian Express NEW DELHI: India has increased the import tax on dozens of electronic products such as mobile phones and television sets, a government statement said, to help curb supplies from overseas and build up the domestic industry. The rise in tax from 10 ... ---