Supreme Court declares Triple Talaq unconstitutional; urges parliament to bring in new law

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Calling it ‘illegal’ and unconstitutional’, the Supreme Court on Tuesday barred triple talaq – the practice that allows Muslim men to instantaneously divorce their wives by uttering talaq (divorce) thrice — for six months and urged Parliament to bring a new law. The landmark verdict was delivered by a 5-judge bench in a 3:2 More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Supreme Court to tomorrow pronounce judgement on ‘triple talaq’

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 More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Sunday, August 20th, 2017
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Train derailment: Negligence appears to be the cause

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By newsuttarakhand On Saturday, August 19th, 2017
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Utkal Express derailment: 3 trains cancelled, 6 diverted

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By newsuttarakhand On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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5 star Hotel security manager molests hotel employee caught on CCTV camera

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By newsuttarakhand On Sunday, August 13th, 2017
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Mamta Banerjee Central Government spar over Independence Day celebrations

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By newsuttarakhand On Sunday, August 13th, 2017
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Infant deaths: Gorakhpur medical college principal resigns

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By newsuttarakhand On Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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Drought threat looms over half of Maharashtra

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By newsuttarakhand On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
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Babri Masjid site is our property: Shia Waqf Board to SC

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By newsuttarakhand On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
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Police couple from Pune dismissed for faking Everest climb

Suspended Pune police constable couple Dinesh Rathod and Tarkeshwari Rathod, who lied about climbing the Mount Everest and circulated morphed photos of their ‘mountaineering feat’ in May last year, have More...