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OBC creamy layer cap raised to ₹8 lakh per annum

New Delhi, Aug 23: The Union Cabinet has increased the creamy layer ceiling for the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category to ₹8 lakh per annum from the existing ₹6 lakh for Central government jobs, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in New Delh on Wednesday.

Briefing reporters on the decisions taken by the Union Cabinet, he said those...

Train accidents: Railways minister ‘offers to resign’, PM asks him ‘to wait’

New Delhi, Aug 23: Railways minister Suresh Prabhu indicated on Wednesday that he's offered to resign after taking "moral responsibility" for two recent train accidents, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked "me to wait".

Prabhu said he's "extremely pained" by the two train derailments in Uttar Pradesh, one on Tuesday and the other last week.

In Tuesday's...

Triple Talaq verdict: Victory for Islam and Muslim Personal Law, says Board

New Delhi, Aug 23: Representatives of the All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and the All India Shia Personal Law Board have hailed the Supreme Court judgement on instant triple talaq as a victory for Islam and Muslim Personal Law in the country.

In a statement issued here the AIMPLB said that the verdict...

Triple Talaq verdict: Centre won't rush to enact a new law

New Delhi, Aug 22: The Centre is unlikely to rush into getting Parliament to pass a legislation following the Supreme Court's verdict declaring Islamic instant divorce law as arbitrary and unconstitutional.

Rather, the government will send an advisory to all States to ensure the compliance of the Supreme Court order on 'triple talaq', officials said.

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SC verdict on Triple Talaq forbids govt intervention in Personal Law: PFI

New Delhi, Aug 22: Popular Front of India general secretary Mohammed Ali Jinnah has stated that the Judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Triple Talaq issue forbids the government from intervening in Muslim Personal Law, though it has struck down the practice of Triple Talaq for six months. It is noteworthy that the majority verdict of three judges has...

Former MP Shahabuddin charge-sheeted in journalist murder case

Muzaffarpur, Aug 22: Former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin was today charge sheeted by the CBI in a special court here for the offences of murder and criminal conspiracy in the killing of journalist Rajdeo Ranjan in May last year.

Sunil Singh Rawat, the investigating officer of the case, and public prosecutor Deep Narayan submitted the charge sheet against Shahabuddin,...

HC notice to internet cos, govt on plea against Blue Whale challenge

New Delhi, Aug 22: The Delhi High Court today sought the response of Facebook, Google and Yahoo on a plea to direct them to take down the links of Blue Whale challenge, an internet-based suicide game that has been allegedly linked to several deaths of children worldwide.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari...

Lt Col Shrikant Purohit greeted with flowers, says ‘I am happy’ with SC bail

Mumbai, Aug 22: A day after Supreme Court granted him bail, Lt Colonel Shrikant Purohit was greeted with flowers outside Taloja jail on Tuesday morning.

Purohit was on his way to the Mumbai sessions court on Tuesday morning, to attend the regular hearing.

“I am very happy. Thank you,” he said to TV reporters outside the jail.

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Dhinakaran says AIADMK merger 'betrayal' of Gen Secy Sasikala

Chennai, Aug 22: Sidelined party Deputy General Secretary T T V Dhinkaran has dubbed the merger of two factions of the AIADMK as a "betrayal" of party general secretary V K Sasikala.

Breaking his silence on the sudden developments leading to the merger of the factions led by Chief Minister K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam yesterday, Dhinakaran, in a...

SC suspends triple talaq for 6 months, asks Parliament to make a law

New Delhi, Aug 22: In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended the triple talaq verdict for the next six months with immediate effect. The top court also asked the Parliament to bring in the new law to govern the issue. Three out of five judges hearing the case have declared triple talaq as 'arbitary' and 'unconstitutional'....

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