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Cabinet clears ordinance to make triple talaq penal offence: Law Minister

New Delhi, Sept 19: The Union cabinet has cleared an ordinance to make the practice of instant triple talaq a penal offence, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Wednesday, citing compelling necessity for the move as the practice annulled by the Supreme Court continues unabated.

Addressing a press conference, he accused the Congress party of not cooperating...

Malegaon blast victim files intervention in case, questions dropping of MCOCA

Mumbai, Sept 19: A victim of the 2008 Malegaon blast filed an intervention in the case before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Tuesday.

The intervention will be heard before special judge Vinod Padalkar while Advocate Shrikant Shivade makes arguments on the government’s sanction to prosecute accused Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Purohit.

Nisar Ahmed Sayyed...

Newlywed man dies as cement brick hurled by elder brother lands on his head

Bengaluru, Sept 19: A quarrel between two siblings has culminated in the accidental murder of younger brother at Anjananagar, off Magadi Road, on the outskirts Bengaluru.

Muniraju C, 35, an electrical contractor and resident of Anjananagar, and Jagadish C, 28, resident of Honnaganahatti village, fought over family and finance issues.

Around Monday midnight, Jagadish damaged...

Cong MLA Naseem Khan welcomed to ‘Bhajan’ by showering cash; BJP upset

Mumbai, Sept 18: Senior Congress legislator Naseem Khan on Tuesday courted controversy as a video clip showing him being showered with currency notes at a religious event went viral. During a visit to a 'bhajan' event organised by the Bhanushali community, Mr Khan was welcomed by several people by showering currency notes on him. The Congress leader is seen smiling...

Petrol, diesel rates scale new highs

New Delhi, Sept 18: After a one-day hiatus, petrol and diesel prices Tuesday were hiked again to new highs.

While rates were not changed on Monday, a 10 paise per litre hike in petrol price and a 9 paise a litre increase in diesel was effected Tuesday, according to a price notification of state-owned oil marketing companies.


I want five wickets against India: Usman Khan

Dubai, Sept 18: Pakistan’s left-arm pacer Usman Khan Shinwari, who bagged three wickets in one over against Hong Kong to destroy their middle order on Sunday, is now aiming to produce another bigger spell against India on Wednesday.

Shinwari has his reasons as to why he wants to produce a deadly spell against India. “Any player who performs well...

Fire from washing machine engulfs apartment; 9 injured

Ajman, Sept 18: Nine residents were treated for smoke inhalation after a fire erupted in an apartment in a residential building in Al Nuaimiah area in Ajman on Monday morning, according to police.

The blaze broke out from a faulty washing machine in an apartment, and was controlled in a record time.

The apartment was gutted in the...

Auto driver beaten up for questioning BJP state chief about fuel prices

Chennai, Sept 18: An elderly auto driver was allegedly assaulted by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in Chennai on Sunday night as he questioned party state president Tamilisai Soundararajan over the increasing fuel rates.

As Soundararajan was addressing media in Saidapet on Sunday night, the auto driver named Kathir, standing behind her, asked her why fuel prices were rising....

Country will witness a revolution in 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata, Sept 18: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjeeon Monday said the country will witness a "revolution" in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and people will defeat the BJP.

The BJP had won the 2014 Lok Sabha polls by securing 31 per cent votes but it cannot be repeated, she claimed.

She reiterated that "BJP Hatao, Desh Bachao"...

RSS chief praises Congress for its role in freedom struggle, nation building

New Delhi, Sept 18: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat lauded the role of the Congress during India’s freedom struggle and also acknowledged the contribution of previous governments in nation-building.

“Whatever you may say but some work has definitely been done in this period. Something has definitely been done honestly. The Congress played a big role in the...