Triple talaq order could boost Modi govt's Uniform Civil Code agenda

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The landmark triple talaq verdict has given big boost to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which has long pushed for a uniform civil code to be enforced which would end the reach of different religious laws in civil issues, sanctioned originally to protect the independence of different fait...

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia steadies after rally, dollar buoyant before Jackson Hole

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Asian stocks steadied on Wednesday, taking a breather after the previous day's surge and unable to keep up with a global rally spurred by gains for tech shares on Wall Street and miners in Europe. The dollar was buoyant against the euro and yen ahead of a meeting of central bankers later in the w...

Severe Typhoon Hato wreaks havoc in Hong Kong, hundreds of flights cancelled

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Severe Typhoon Hato wreaks havoc in Hong Kong, flights cancelled, trading delayed - Hong Kong braced for Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm on Wednesday, with hundreds of flights cancelled, trading in financial markets suspended and schools and most businesses in the Asian financial hub cl...

Malegaon blast case: SC to hear bail plea of Colonel Purohit, in jail for past 9 years, on Monday

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday will hear the bail plea of Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. On August 17, he had told the apex court that he had been caught in "political crossfire" and was languishing in jail for nine years without ev...

In a year, no more physical police verification for passports: Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi

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The physical police verification for getting a passport will soon be a thing of the past as the government plans to connect the service with a robust national database of crimes and criminals that will check the antecedents of applicants at the click of a mouse. Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrish...

IIT aspirants may expect faster results as entrance test to go online from next year

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NEW DELHI: Entrance to the premier engineering colleges-Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will completely go online from 2018. In a meeting held at Indian Institute of Technology Madras on Sunday, the Joint Admission Board (JAB), it was decided that from next year the Joint Entrance Examinat...

Donald Trump slams Pakistan for providing safe havens to terrorists

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US President Donald Trump today ruled out a hasty withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan to end Americas longest war, as he warned Pakistan of consequences for providing safe havens to terrorists and sought an enhanced role for India to bring peace in the war-torn country.Trump, in his first prime...

SC to pronounce judgement on 'triple talaq' tomorrow

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The Supreme Court would tomorrow pronounce a historic judgement on the controversial issue of whether the practice of 'triple talaq' among Muslims is fundamental to the religion. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar had reserved its verdict on May 18 after a six-day ...

Malegaon blast case: SC to hear bail plea of Colonel Purohit, in jail for past 9 years, on Monday

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday will hear the bail plea of Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. On August 17, he had told the apex court that he had been caught in "political crossfire" and was languishing in jail for nine years without ev...