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Quran misinterpreted: Shayara Bano, the woman who petitioned against triple talaq

India, Aug. 22 -- The Supreme Court struck down on Tuesday the controversial Islamic divorce practice of instant triple talaq (Talaq-e-Biddat), saying it was arbitrary and against the tenets of Islam.

It was Shayara Bano (36) who challenged the controversial practice before India's top court and triggered a watershed case that will affect the lives of millions of women.

Shayara, who holds a degree in MA Sociology, was divorced by her husband Ri... Read More


Glaring lapses by rail officials caused Utkal Express tragedy: Inspection team

India, Aug. 22 -- A joint inspection team probing the derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express, which left 23 dead and 156 injured on Saturday evening, has observed several glaring lapses that could have led to the tragedy.

The accident occurred a few hundred metres away from the Khatauli railway station.

A sketch drawn out by experts with the team showed that while the engine and five coaches managed to cross the damaged portion of the track, t... Read More


To Increase Oral Health Awareness, More than 23000 People Come Together to Set a New Asia Record

Chennai, Aug. 22 -- 23615 people brushed their teeth at the same time at the same venue (SRU grounds), using Colgate Toothpaste and Colgate Toothbrush

23615 people brushed their teeth together to set a new record in the Asia Book of Records

Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, market leader in Oral Care, in partnership with Indian Dental Association (IDA) Madras, Rotary 3232 and the Faculty of Dental Sciences- Sri Ramachandra University (SRU), ca... Read More


Gurgaon: Rescued Indian rock python in good health, set free in Aravallis

Gurgaon, Aug. 22 -- A three-year-old eight-foot-long Indian rock python that was rescued by a wildlife team on Saturday night was released in the Aravalli forest on Monday evening after observing it for two nights.

Tension had gripped the Sohna village after the python was sighted. The python was released after it was found in healthy condition and had even passed tests on Sunday and Monday, which is a healthy sign, said Krishna Kumar, a wildlif... Read More


Indian court rules against instant divorce

Sri Lanka, Aug. 22 -- India's top court has ruled the practice of instant divorce in Islam unconstitutional, marking a major victory for women's rights activists.

In a 3-2 majority verdict India's Supreme Court also stayed the practice.

The landmark court decision came after it considered petitions challenging the so-called "triple talaq" custom.

The cases have been filed by five Muslim women who had been divorced this way and two rights group... Read More


Tricity's drowning glory: Ola, Uber's surge pricing burns a hole in Chandigarh residents' pockets

CHANDIGARH, Aug. 22 -- Did you find yourself stranded in a flood-like situation in the tricity on Monday? Did you order a cab through your Uber or Ola accounts? Did it cost you more than the usual amount? Or did the driver cancel when you told him your pick-up spot? In case the answer to all of these was a 'Yes', know that you weren't alone.

As it rained and streets got waterlogged resulting in traffic jams, surge pricing by cab aggregators, Ube... Read More


Future Lifestyle Fashions informs about schedule of analyst meet

India, Aug. 22 -- Future Lifestyle Fashions has informed about the schedule of Analysts or Institutional Investor meetings.The above information is a part of company's filings submitted to BSE.

Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission from Accord Fintech.... Read More


Analysts/Institutional Investor Meet/Con. Call Updates

India, Aug. 22 -- Future Lifestyle Fashions Limited has informed the Exchange regarding Analysts/Institutional Investor Meet/Con. Call Updates

Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission from Accord Fintech.... Read More


India says no to instant triple talaq: Here's what 5 other countries have done

India, Aug. 22 -- Several experts have attacked the practice of triple talaq on various constitutional grounds, including the right to equality and termed it "abhorrent". (LIVE updates)

It has been banned in more than 20 Muslim countries, including Pakistan and Bangladesh.

A paper titled 'Reforms in triple talaq in the personal laws of Muslim states and the Pakistani legal system: Continuity versus change' details how a few countries moved away... Read More


Five Supreme Court judges who passed the verdict on triple talaq

New Delhi, Aug. 22 -- The Supreme Court by a majority verdict today ruled that the practice of divorce through triple talaq among Muslims is "void", "illegal" and "unconstitutional".

The apex court by 3-2 verdict held that the triple talaq is against the basic tenets of Quran.

While chief justice JS Khehar and justice S Abdul Nazeer were in favour of putting on hold for six months the practice of triple talaq, asking the government to come out ... Read More