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Talaq, Talaq, Talaq

In a landmark 3-2 verdict, the Supreme Court Tuesday 'set aside' the centuries-old practice of instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat in which Muslim men divorce their wives by uttering talaq three times in quick succession.
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Govt, BJP hail verdict, will 'wait and watch' on legislation option

Describing as 'historic' the Supreme Court judgement against the practice of instant triple talaq, the Government and the ruling BJP Tuesday said the verdict marked the beginning of a new era of equality for Muslim women in the country.
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MHA asks BRO to build stand-alone road for access to vantage points

As the standoff on the eastern border between India and China continues, the Union Home Ministry has asked the Border Rooads Organization (BRO) to construct the stand-alone rooad from Marsimik to hot Spring in Ladakh to ensure access to 'vantage points' for security forces.
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37 swine flu deaths in central govt hospitals

Even as the Delhi government claims that five swine flu deaths have been reported in the capital, central government hospitals have confirmed at least 37 deaths, including 22 residents of the city
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Parakram' call goes out to 41 women officers from Northeast

Soon, women commandos from the Northeastern states will be deplyed inside 'Parakram' vans, launched for anti-terror and other operations warranting armed response.
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Indian hails Trump's tough line on Pakistan

Within hours of US President Donald Trump spelling out hisadministration's strategy for Afganistan and South Asia, 16 years after the US launched its war on terror, New Delhi 'welcomes' his 'determinattion' to confront the issues of safe havens and other forms of cross-border support enjoyed by terrorists- an apparent reference to Pakistan.
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Sensitise police on Blue Whale, MHA tells states

The Union Home Ministry has written to states and Union Territories, urging them to initiate legal action and sensitise police force regarding the Blue Whale challenge.
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Relieved, Muslim MPs days court leaves no role for govt

As the Supreme Court struck down the practice of instant triple talaq, there was a sense of relief among most Muslim Members of Parliament, as the majority verdict of the apex court has not lovved the ball to the government's court and asked it to enact a legislation.
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Wary AIMPLB ponders what next, meet to decide on review petition

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board has called an executive meeting on September 10 to discuss the Supreme Court verdict on triple talaq and whether the board should move a review petition.
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Small step, no giant leap

SC invalidated the triple talaq, but majority did not uphold constitutional values over religious belief and practice
Page no. 14

The Doklam Miscalculation

Chinese aggression against India could prove self-defeating
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Doklam foretold

India's future global status will be determined by its competition with China
Page no. 14

Trump's Pak Challenge

His acid test will be to turn words into an agenda for action. That will be difficult, going ahead
Page no. 14

Game is On

Blue Whale is a mirror to a tumultuous time. It reveals our ambivalence and anxieties about technology and social media
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Plurality protects

Diversity of opinions in triple talaq verdict safeguards rights of Muslim women while shielding personal law from motivated attacks
Page no. 15

All's well that ends well

The Supreme Court has rightly struck down triple talaq. But it could have done so by simply reiterating its own sensible ruling in the Shamim Ara case
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Trump slams Pakistan over terror safe havens

Talking tough, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday hit out at Pakistan for providing safe havens to 'sgents of chaos' that kill Americans in Afghanistan and warned Islamabad that it has 'much to lose' by harbouring terrorists.
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Help in building modern India, turn growth into mass movement

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said development needs to be turned into a mass movement across the country and asked chief executive officers to become soldiers for buiding a modern India
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FinMin modifies system to include post-GST changes

The Finance Ministry has modified the cash management system of the Central Government to incrporate the change in date of tax receipts arising out og the new indirect tax regime of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
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MCA proposes to halve Cci member strength to three

Asserting its dominant position, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has proposed that the Competition Commission of India (CCI) members' strength be pruned to half and has declined tha fair trade watchdog's request for delegating it the power to appoint its investigative wing


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The Whole Verdict

The verdict of Supreme Court to invalidate the practice of triple talaq is a welcoming move for all Muslim women who have been uffering because of it. The practice of triple talaq is unjust on the part of women as it doesn't provide the equality rights to the womenfolk. Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman and UDay Umesh Lalit held up the view that triple talaq tobe much violative of the fundamental right to equality as contained in Article 14 of the Indian Constitution. Thereafter, Justice Kurian Joseph also agreed that the triple talaq should be struck down as it was un-Islamic and against the basic tenets of the Holy Quran. Chief Justice of India J S Khekar urged the courts to evaluate matters of personal law with absolute restraint. There is also a political context to the triple talaq case. The verdict on it comes decades after a government which had a decisive majority in the Parliament overturned a progressive court intervention on Muslim personal law in the Shah Bano case. Since then, the demand for a change in the laws and practices have been out loud within the Muslim community. This compelled the All India Personal Law Board to pay attention to make a change. The verdict by the Supreme Court today brings a major reform and an opportunity for a change in the country in the Muslim community.

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