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Fleeing Saudi woman arrives in Canada

OTTAWA: The young Saudi woman who has been granted asylum after fleeing from her reported abusive family arrived in Canada's Toronto on Saturday morning, media reported.

Opposition in RS wants select committee to oversee triple talaq bill

NEW DELHI:  Ahead of the Central government's move to move the triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha, the Opposition parties on Monday held a meeting and decided to demand that the bill be referred to the select committee for further deliberations.

Rajya Sabha test for Triple Talaq Bill today, Opposition preps to take on BJP

NEW DELHI: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has issued a whip asking its Rajya Sabha members to be present in Parliament’s upper house as it seeks to have the bill criminalising the practice of instant divorce among a section of Muslims passed on Monday.

Saudi king reshuffles cabinet, replaces foreign minister

RIYADH: Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud reshuffled his cabinet on Thursday, appointing a new foreign minister less than three months after an international crisis was unleashed by the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the country's consulate in Turkey's Istanbul.

Triple talaq bill not about 'he vs she': Lekhi

NEW DELHI:  Defending the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 in the Lok Sabha, BJP member Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday questioned if 'Triple Talaq was part of the Quran and asserted that the issue was not about "he versus she," rather it was about human rights violation.

Lok Sabha takes up triple talaq bill

NEW DELHI: The Lok Sabha on Thursday took up the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, for discussion and passage amid protests by the Opposition which demanded that the proposed legislation be sent to the select committee for detailed deliberations.

Lok Sabha to discuss triple talaq bill today, BJP issues whip

NEW DELHI: The Lok Sabha will discuss the revised bill on Thursday to make the Muslim practice of instant triple talaq illegal and a punitive offence amid a reservation by opposition parties against the proposed law.

Parliament to resume Thursday, LS likely to discuss triple talaq

NEW DELHI: The Triple Talaq Bill, which is high on the government's agenda, is likely to be taken up for discussion in the Lok Sabha as the winter session of Parliament resumes on Thursday after the Christmas recess. The first two weeks of the session were a near washout as the Opposition had disrupted the proceedings on various issues, including the Rafale deal.

Cricketer Sanju Samson ties the knot with classmate

THIRUVANTHAPURAM: Kerala cricketer Sanju Samson, who has played for the Rajasthan Royals and also donned the national blue, tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend Charulatha on Saturday.

Love marriage rage: Man kills sister's husband near busy road

BEED ( MAHARSHTRA): Furious over their love marriage, a man killed his sister's husband near a busy road in this Maharashtra town, shocking bystanders, police said on Thursday.

Mumbai man, freed from Pakistani jail, reaches India

ATTARI / WAGAH: Hamid Nehal Ansari, the man from Mumbai who was released from a Pakistani jail after six years for alleged espionage charges, crossed over to the Indian side at the Attari-Wagah border in Punjab on Tuesday.

We must give our girls the chance to dream big

NEW DELHI: The physical and emotional well-being of India’s adolescents (10-19 years) needs urgent attention. India has 243 million adolescents, which is 21% of the entire population. There are only 920 girls for every 1,000 boys and these 8% of ‘missing’ girls are emblematic of the bias against the girl child that prevails in many parts of India. Nationally, more than 50% of women are anaemic, and 23% have low body mass index, issues that have their roots in adolescence. All data cited is from recent government sources, unless specified. Lack of knowledge about menstrual hygiene also contributes to adolescent health problems.

Indian techie released from Pak jail after 6 years, had crossed border to meet lover

ATTARI(AMRITSAR):  Mumbai man, Hamid Ansari 33, an engineer who spent around six years in a Pakistan jail, has been released as crossed over to India through the land transit route of Attari border here today. He was detained by intelligence agencies for entering the country illegally reportedly to meet a girl he had befriended online.

Actress Priya Varrier most searched personality on Google in 2018

NEW DELHI:  Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier, who shot to fame following her 'wink song' 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi...' from the film 'Oru Addar Love' has become the most searched personality of the year, Google India said on Wednesday.

Punjab enhanced parole period of prisoners from 12 to 16 weeks in a year

CHANDIGARH: To mark the year-long celebrations of 550th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, the Punjab Cabinet has given the nod to amend Section 3 Sub Section 2 of the Punjab Good Conduct Prisoners (Temporary Release) Act, 1962 to increase the regular parole given to the prisoners with good conduct from the existing 3 weeks to 4 weeks, and total parole from 12 weeks to 16 weeks during a calendar year.

Intelligence was passed on to Centre just before Kargil conflict, says AS Dulat

CHANDIGARH: Intelligence reports pointing to intrusion of Kargil heights were submitted to the central government just ahead of the Kargil conflict, former RAW chief AS Dulat disclosed at the Military Literature Festival today.

Simmba trailer: Ranveer Singh brings fire and fury as Ajay Devgn makes smashing cameo.

MUMBAI: Stars Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan, along with director Rohit Shetty and producer Karan Johar, launched the first trailer for the upcoming action film Simmba, at an event in Mumbai on Monday.

Ranveer Singh says he knew Deepika Padukone would be mother of his children six months into relationship

MUMBAI: Actor Ranveer Singh, who hosted a second wedding reception with wife Deepika Padukone in Mumbai on Wednesday, has said in a new interview that he was always ready for marriage. He was just waiting for Deepika to be ready as well. “I’ve been thinking about marriage seriously for almost three years now. I was just waiting, I told her the minute you say so, we’ll do it,” he said.

Rajasthan child bride's marriage annulled after 12 years

JODHPUR:  A girl from Rajasthan's Pithawas village, who was married at the age of 6, was finally able to dissolve her 12-year-long marriage with the help of a NGO Saarthi Trust.

FB friendship turns into obsession, man commits suicide after killing woman friend in south Delhi

NEW DELHI: It was three years ago, when 23-year-old Ayoshna Kundu, a graduate in multimedia from Kolkata’s St Xavier’s college, received a message on Facebook from Avinash Mandal.

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