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Parliament passes Lokpal amendment bill

New Delhi, July 29 -- A bill to amend the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013, was passed by parliament on Thursday doing away with the time limit for public servants to furnish details of their assets and liabilities, which as per the original act was July 31 every year.

The Lokpal and Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, was passed by the upper house on Thursday.

It allows extension of the time given to... Read More


SC to examine if state entry tax violates 'freedom of trade'

New Delhi, July 18 -- A nine judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court bench will hear from Tuesday a batch of petitions by some top corporate houses and business associations challenging the imposition of entry tax by the various state governments, contending that it was violative of the freedom of trade and commerce provided under the Constitution.

The bench of Chief Justice T.S.Thakur, Justice A.K.Sikri, Justice S.A. Bobde, Justice Shiva ... Read More


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


"Triple talaq" hearing: SC bars the practice for 6 months

New Delhi, Aug. 22 -- The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday barred the Muslim practice of oral divorce "triple talaq" for six months until parliament brings law.

A constitution bench of five Supreme Court judges of different faiths - Sikh, Christian, Parsi, Hindu and Muslim - called triple talaq "bad in law".

As per media reports, Justices Rohinton Nariman, Uday Lalit and Joseph Kurien ruled that triple talaq is unconstitutional.

Justice Kurien sa... Read More


Supreme Court strikes down triple talaq

New Delhi, Aug. 22 -- New Delhi: Striking a blow for women and the rule of law, the Supreme court on Tuesday declared the Islamic practice of triple talaq unconstitutional. In a majority judgement 3-2, the court struck down the age old practice under which a Muslim man can divorce his wife by uttering the word ‘talaq' thrice.

"Triple talaq is manifestly arbitrary and whimsical in nature-must be struck down as void." said Justice Rohinton F... 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


CAYA Constructs Collaborates with Toilet: Ek Prem Katha to Spread the Message of Swachh Bharat Mission

Delhi, Aug. 22 -- CAYA Constructs, a social enterprise, collaborates with the blockbuster satirical comedy Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (TEPK), starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar. This quirky tale on toilets supports Prime Minister Narendra Modi Swachh Bharat Mission, a governmental campaign to improve sanitation and hygiene conditions in India.

This unique love story is based in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Keshav and Jaya are from two villages near ... Read More


Supreme Court strikes down triple talaq as 'unconstitutional' by 3:2 majority

New Delhi, Aug. 22 -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Triple Talaq practice as 'unconstitutional' by a 3:2 majority.

The five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) J.S. Khehar, deciding on the verdict, was seemingly split on the legality of the practice.

Justice Nariman, Justice Lalit and Justice Kurien opposed the view of Justice Nazir and Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar and dubbed the practice of Trip... Read More


Triple talaq case live updates: SC strikes down instant divorce, those affected welcome decision

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.

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar had reserved its verdict on May 18 after a six-day marathon hearing during the summer vacation.

During the hearing, the apex court had clarified that it may not deliberate upon the ... 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