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Fix legal age of marriage for men at 18 years: Law Commission

Friday, August 31, 2018 23:38

Emphasising on the equality of marriageable age across religions the Law Commission said that if there is a universal age for the majority that grants all citizens the right to choose their governments then citizens should also be considered capable of choosing their spouses. The commission has released a suggestion ...

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India’s GDP growth accelerates to 8.2% in Q1

Friday, August 31, 2018 21:02

India's economic growth soared to an over two-year high in April-June quarter, powered by solid expansion in manufacturing, the farm sector and gathering strength in consumer spending, bolstering the government's reforms record.

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Uniform Civil Code not desirable at this stage, says Law Commission

Friday, August 31, 2018 19:33

With Uniform civil code suffering from a lack of consensus, the commission has called for amendments in existing family laws and codification in aspects of personal law that aim for gender equality “within communities” rather than seeking the more contentious parity “between communities”.

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Wink not blasphemous, says SC, clears actor

Friday, August 31, 2018 19:28

The Supreme Court quashed the FIR against actor Priya Prakash Varrier on Friday for her wink in the song “Manikya Malaraya Poovi” from the Malayalam film “Oru Adaar Love”, and said a wink could never be “blasphemous” for Islam or any religion.

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14 for 4: Hizb, J&K police release each other’s kin

Friday, August 31, 2018 19:25

The Hizb let the 14 captives go after the J&K police had released the militants' arrested kin. Sources later said police had arrested other relatives of militants as well and that they, too, had been released. The unofficial prisoner swap is a rare quid pro quo in Kashmir's violent past.

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OBC data to be collected as part of Census in 2021

Friday, August 31, 2018 19:24

The Modi government has decided to collect data on other backward classes (OBCs) as part of the 2021 Census in a decision which marks a concession to the demand of the assertive “backwards”. The decision could also potentially clear the way for sub-categorisation of castes lumped under the OBC rubric.

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Fake news: IT giants may face criminal charges

Friday, August 31, 2018 19:21

The India heads of global internet and social media giants should face criminal proceedings in case their platforms are used to spread fake news and other ‘sinister' campaigns that lead to lynching and riots, a top government committee is understood to have recommended.

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Pujara hits 132 to keep momentum with India

Friday, August 31, 2018 17:55

Cheteshwar Pujara struck a crucial century to keep the momentum with India in the fourth Test against England after a burst of four wickets in 16 balls from Moeen Ali threatened to give the hosts the edge on day two.

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Trump is no match for the Indian middle class

Friday, August 31, 2018 17:45

MUMBAI:In the latest sign of growing prosperity in India's interiors, nonmetro cities registered at least double the growth in visa applications, compared with metro cities during the first half of this calendar year, according to data compiled by VFS Global, the world's largest visa services provider.Between January and June, there ...

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At first town hall, 18,000 Vodafone employees told to use size, become strongest

Friday, August 31, 2018 17:45

NEW DELHI: One-day-old Vodafone Idea made it clear to its 18,000 employees that it may be the largest telecom player in the country, but still needs to become the strongest and that along with opportunities, there is stiff competition.“Vodafone Idea is the largest telecom player; it needs to use its ...

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