National Issues

Kashmir cable operators asked to stop airing 30 Pakistani, Saudi channels


July 18, 2018 The Jammu and Kashmir government has asked cable television operators in Srinagar, the state’s summer capital, to stop airing 30 channels broadcasting programmes based on news and religion. It said the move was necessary for the “maintenance of peace and tranquillity” in the region. Most of the channels are based in Pakistan […]

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Cleric issues ‘fatwa’ against Bareilly activist


July 17, 2018 A cleric issued a ‘fatwa’ against Bareilly-based activist Nida Khan on Monday for speaking against the Quran and opposing the practices of triple talaq and halala. “The fatwa signed by Shahar Kaazi Maulana Aszad Raza Khan Kadri and Afzal Razvi of the Markazi Darul Ifta, was issued in answer to a question […]

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Dairy farmers disrupt milk supply in Maharashtra, set truck on fire


July 17, 2018 Major dairies in Maharastra stopped procurement of milk from farmers across the state on Monday in view of the strike called by Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatna’. The Sanghatana has called for a supply stoppage to demand Rs 5 per litre as subsidy for dairy farmers. The agitators stopped milk tankers in various places […]

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Elderly parents can take back property gifted to son on ill-treatment, says Bombay HC: All about the Act


July 17, 2018 Recently, the Bombay High Court ruled that elderly parents can take back a share in their property given to a son as a gift if he fails to look after them or harasses them owing to the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007. Maintenance and Welfare of Parents […]

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Supreme Court seeks Centre’s reply on Shia Waqf Board’s plea against ‘unIslamic’ flags


July 16, 2018 The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to respond to the Shia Waqf Board chairman’s plea seeking a ban on hoisting green flags with a crescent and a star at buildings and religious places across the country. A Bench of Justices A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan asked the counsel for Shia […]

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Speaking flawless English should not be a priority for India’s world champion Hima Das


July 16, 2018 On Thursday, athlete Hima Das raced to history winning a 400-metres gold at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Finland. No other woman from India has done what the 18-year-old daughter of a farmer from a small village in Nagaon, Assam, has: grab a gold medal in a global track and field […]

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Swallowing pain like Lord Shiva who drank poison, says Kumaraswamy; BJP calls him ‘best actor’


July 15, 2018 Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy Saturday expressed unhappiness at the JD(S)-Congress coalition government in the state, saying it does not have the mandate of the people. Addressing JD(S) party workers, a visibly emotional Kumaraswamy equated the pain of being the leader of the coalition to swallowing poison. At an event, organised by […]

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Delhi: Woman lawyer raped by senior advocate in Saket court complex


July 15, 2018 A senior advocate has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman lawyer in his chamber in South Delhi’s Saket court, police said on Sunday. According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Romil Baaniya, the victim, in her statement to the police, said the accused, who was in an inebriated condition, sexually assaulted her […]

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The People’s Court: Should Mother Teresa be stripped off Bharat Ratna?


July 14, 2018 The allegations of child trafficking at Mother Teresas Missionaries of Charity (MoC) have cast a dark cloud over the goodwill of the institution. The revelation has led to a war of words between political parties over the sanctity of the Nobel laureates charitable institution. It is alleged that children were sold in […]

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