Sabarimala entry row goes to Constitution Bench
The Supreme Court on Friday referred to a five-judge Constitution Bench the question whether the fundamental right of women to pray at the place of their choice can be discriminated against solely based “on a biological factor exclusive to the female gender.”
SC asks Centre to strike a balance on Rohingya issue
The Supreme Court on Friday came close to ordering the government not to deport the Rohingya issue.
Crimea and punishment
An alien fruit took root in India two decades ago, sparking an export-driven boom that brought overnight prosperity to thousands of farmers. But today gherkin cultivation is in crisis, and the naggers of blame are all pointing in the direction of Crimea, reports
U.S. will not certify Iran nuclear deal, says Trump
The nuclear deal with Tehran is the worst in the history of the U.S. and he would no longer be certifying for its continuation, President Donald Trump announced on Friday, unveiling a new American strategy on Iran that could heighten tensions in West Asia.
Refining, petrochemicals margins lift RIL prot by 7%
Indian oil-to- telecoms conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd. posted a 7.3% rise in its second-quarter standalone net profit, buoyed by higher margins from its core refining and petrochemicals businesses.
Airports need up to $45 bn investment by 2030: CAPA
Head towards saturation in passenger-handling capacity, the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) said India needs up to $45 billion investment in 55 airports to boost capacity by 2030.
Artificial intelligence nutritionists on tap
Start-up backed by Dubai based NB Ventures, has unveiled a new health and fitness app, by which a user can talk to a nutritionist created by artificial intelligence.
Buoyant exports help shrink trade deficit to 7-month low
Goods trade deficit in September narrowed to a seven-month low of $8.98 billion with exports, that surged by 25.7% to $28.6 billion, outpacing imports that rose 18.1% to $37.6 billion, according to government data released by the Commerce Ministry on Friday.
‘Farm sector may see over 3% growths’
Growth is likely to be more than 3% in the ongoing fiscal, lower than about 5% last year, according to a NITI Aayog member.
The Legal Message
The Supreme Court recently passed a decision criminalising the act of sex between a man and his minor wife. This ruling, however refrains from addressing the issue of marital rape which hounds over thousands of women across the country. This unjust treatment to marital rape is a concern for many and arises from three main factors. firstly, marriage costituting a contract which includes the consent of a women for sex, secondly women being the property of a man after marriage and rape is a direct violation of the property rather than it being a crime and thirdly, after marriage the identity of the woman becomes a part of the husband himself. India witnessed change of laws and rules after the ganrape of a 23 year old in a cold December nigh in the year 2012. However, marital rape was still not touched by any and remained on the same page. With atrocites against women on the rise in India, it is time marital rape is treated as an equally offence and laws related to it are looked upon.