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LS passes Bill making instant triple talaq a crime, Oppn doesn’t protest too much

Four months after the Supreme Court set aside the centuries old practice of talaq-e-biddat or instant triple talaq, Lok Sabha Thursday passed The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, outlawing talaq-e-biddat.

Hydel project: NGT wants neutral panel, Centre picks 'known' experts

On October 16, the National Green Tribunal asked the Union Environment Ministry to set up a 'neutral' panel to objectively considr conflicting recommendations that have stalled the 2000 MW Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project on the Arunachal Pradesh- Assam border and come up with an 'independent opinion' in three months.

30% of roads off digital maps, Centre plans its own navigation platform

The Centre is planning to start its own commercial mapping and navigation platform to plug potential gaps existing in services being offered by provate players such as Google Maps and MaymyIndia, a senior government official has said.

Pressure Russia and China over Myanmar abuses

The UN's independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar has called for international pressure on China and Russia to try to get them to oppose human rights abuses in Myanmar.

US foolishly gave aid to Pak for 15 years, they gave us only lies and deceit: Trump

In what is arguably the most severe public indictment ever of Pakistan by a US President, Donald Trump Monday said that his country has 'foolishly' given Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years and has got nothing in return but 'lies and deceit'.

Use vernacular languages to promote science, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged Indian scientists to use vernacular languages to promote science and technologies and develop a love for the stream among youths.

Former envoy to Chian named foreign secy

Vijay Keshav Gokale was on Monday named the next foreign secretary succeeding S Jaishankar, who completes his extended tenure later this month.

India, Pak exchange nuclear installations list

India and Pakistan on Monday exchanged, through diplomatic channels simultaneously t New Delhi and Islamabad, the list of nuclear installations and facilities under a three-decade old bilateral pact.

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