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Ready to ban triple talaq in one sitting: AIMPLB 23.5.2017 DNA: India
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) will issue an advisory to all qazis and imams asking them to advise couples, at the time of nikah, not to use instant triple talaq. The AIMPLB also added that the qazis and imams will inform the wife that she can exclude the husband’s right to give instant triple talaq and add this in the nikahnamma. The AIMPLB’s undertaking, supporting their contention that “triple talaq is an undesirable practice”, comes barely a week after the conclusion of the hearings in the triple talaq case. In its affidavit, it added, Muslim men who resort to the triple talaq would face social boycott. “Social boycott will help in decreasing the incidents of divorce,”the affidavit read. “The Board’s working committee had earlier already passed certain resolutions in the meeting held April 15 and April 16 in relation to divorce (talaq) in the Muslim community. Thereby, it was resolved to convey a code of conduct/guidelines to be followed in the matters of divorce, particularly ...
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Framework under NPA ordinance by RBI may be out within 15 days 22.5.2017 ET: Policy
RBI has identified about 50 cases for NPA resolution after it was empowered by the government to ask banks to initiate insolvency proceedings, they added.
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Cong signature campaign for 33% women reservation 22.5.2017 DNA: Opinion
The Congress, on the occasion of 26th death anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on Sunday, launched a signature campaign demanding 33 per cent women reservation in seats to state Assemblies and the Parliament. The Women's Reservation Bill, which was introduced in 1996 during the tenure of former Prime Minister Deve Gowda, was passed by the Rajya Sabha in 2010. It has been pending in the Lok Sabha since. The signature campaign was launched by Congress president Sonia Gandhi at Veer Bhoomi, the memorial dedicated to the slain leader, in the presence of son and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, daughter Priyanka Gandhi and son-in-law Robert Vadra. The nation-wide campaign, which will last till August 20, Gandhi's birth anniversary, will pressurise the NDA government to pass the Bill. "We want to realise Rajiv ji's dream of empowering women, and will carry out a door-to-door campaign collecting signatures," said Mahila Congress president Shobha Oza. She added that a memorandum will be ...
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EVM Challenge by Election Commission of India 20.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
EVM Challenge by Election Commission of India
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Qazis to take brides’ view on triple talaq: Muslim law board 19.5.2017 TOI: India
Making a desperate attempt to dissuade the Supreme Court from testing the validity of triple talaq, the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) agreed on Thursday to pass a resolution advising qazis to include the bride’s view on triple talaq in the nikahnama.
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Govt proposes law to take properties of fugitive eco offenders 18.5.2017 ET: Policy
The proposed law is to provide for measures to deter economic offenders from evading the process of Indian law by remaining outside the jurisdiction of Indian courts.
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Separate Department of Disability Affairs to be set up by States 18.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment while addressing the “15th National Review Meeting of State Commissioners for Persons with Disabilities on Implementation of Act-1995” stressed for the need that States should create/setup separate Department of Disability
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No more construction around 100 metres of heritage sites 18.5.2017 DNA: Popular News
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave a nod to an amendment to the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites Remain Act, 1958 to decrease the prohibited area of constructions around heritage sites from 300 metres to 100 metres. The construction works, however, will be limited to only government-approved projects. The amendments include a new definition of 'public works' in section 2 of the Act, which defines public works as "construction works related to infrastructure which is financed and constructed by the Central Government for public purposes, being essential to public safety or security of public at large and its emergent necessity is based upon specific instance of danger to public safety or security of public at large." An amendment to section 20A of the Act, to permit any government employee to carry out public works in the prohibited area, after a permission is granted by the Central government, is another. A standing committee report, tabled in the Rajya Sabha in December 2016, had recommended ...
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Cabinet clear law to evict MPs and Babus from government premises in 3 days 17.5.2017 ET: Policy
The amendments will fast-track the removal of unauthorised occupants and increase the availability of residential accommodations for the wait-listed persons.
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Rubber Board faces bleak future 17.5.2017 TOI: India
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Cabinet approves amendment of the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Act, 1971 to enable summary eviction proceedings in Residential Accommodation 17.5.2017 DNA: Top News
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for amendment in Section 2 and Section 3 of the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971 (PPE Act, 1971), by inserting definition of 'residential accommodation occupation' in a new clause in section 2 of the Act and inserting provisions relating to eviction from 'residential accommodation occupation' in a new sub-section 3B below sub-section 3A of Section 3 of the Act.  The Amendment will enable the Estate officer to apply summary proceedings for evicting unauthorised occupants from residential accommodations allotted for a fixed tenure or for a period he/she holds office on the basis of an order of allotment on licence basis, as non-vacation of such residences leads to unavailability of houses to new incumbents.  Thus, now, the Estate Officer can make such inquiry as he deems expedient in the circumstances of the case and thus do not have to follow the elaborate procedures prescribed as per ...
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Yogi passes GST test as both Houses okays Bill 17.5.2017 DNA: India
Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday passed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, 2017 in UP Assembly unanimously with voice vote to pave the way for its implementation from July 1, 2017. Uttar Pradesh has become the ninth state in the country to have passed the bill. Holding debate on the Bill, the Opposition gave its consent with a few amendments. The Chief Minister allayed the fears of members, clarifying that the Central Committee on GST will sit soon to take a decision on all suggestions and recommendations. Speaking on the benefits of the GST, Adityanath said it was a landmark decision towards creating a congenial and cohesive atmosphere for the business community for an integrated economic growth of the country. The Bill was also passed in the Upper House of the State Legislature. Unlike UP Assembly, the Adityanath government does not have majority in the UP Council. After ensuring safe passage to the Bill in UP Assembly, CM Adityanath rushed to UP Council to ensure that ...
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Hindu beliefs not questioned, Muslim faith is: Muslim law board 17.5.2017 TOI: India
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IMF alert on NPAs may have made RBI seek more power 16.5.2017 ET: Policy
IMF's Adrian had made a presentation earlier this year, during which he noted that the Indian corporate sector was highly leveraged and under stress.
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President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee delivers first Bhairon Singh Shekhawat memorial lecture on the topic ‘History of Parliamentary Democracy in India’ 15.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
1. I am honoured to be invited to deliver the inaugural Memorial Lecture instituted in memory of our former Vice-President Shri Bhairon Singh Sekhawat, an outstanding statesman, humble son of the soil and a man of the masses.
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Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance takes Key Initiatives in the last three years 15.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Government of India has been overseeing the Public Financial Management System in the Central Government and matters connected with States’ finances.
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Achievements & Initiatives taken by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution in last three years 15.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution held a Press Conference today to brief about the initiatives and reforms done by the Ministry in last three years. Shri Paswan said that the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution achieved significant mile stones since May 2014.
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Apex court to hear WhatsApp privacy case today 15.5.2017 DNA: Top News
The Supreme Court on Monday will finally hear matters on whether WhatsApp sharing user information with its parent company Facebook, violated the citizens' right to privacy. In this regard, Senior Advocate Harish Salve, representing the petitioner, submitted a list of six issues that could be debated upon. The five-judge constitution bench has managed to schedule these hearing after much prodding and cajoling. The government wanted to postpone the hearing for a few months, whereas senior lawyers arguing the matter plead for time off. However, the matter takes on added significance in light of an order passed by an Italian court, where WhatsApp was fined over $3.3 million for 'forcing' users to share their personal data with Facebook. 28 European countries have expressed their concern over WhatsApp's new privacy policy that came into effect on September 25, 2016. The popular social media app has been asked by all of the European Union data protection authorities to stop sharing users' data with Facebook ...
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Fireworks likely in new UP Assembly's first session starting tomorrow 14.5.2017 TOI: India
The first session of the newly-elected Uttar Pradesh assembly commencing tomorrow is likely to be a stormy affair with the opposition parties deciding to take on the Yogi Adityanath government on the law and order front.
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'India's IPR policy a good first step, needs to address gaps' 13.5.2017 ET: Policy
Both, the companies in the United States and the Trump administration have been expressing concerns over some aspects of the Indian IPR policy.
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