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French Finance Minister pulls out of Saudi business forum

PARIS: French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Thursday said he has cancelled his plan to attend an upcoming business conference in Riyadh, following the disappearance of a dissident Saudi journalist.

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai event highlights: Shah Rukh Khan thought film’s script was utterly nonsense

MUMBAI: On the very special occasion of the 20th anniversary celebration Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (KKHH), the lead actor of the film, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan said on Tuesday that initially, director Karan Johar narrated a ‘crap story’ but he signed the film because of the conviction of the director.

Modi pays tribute to Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia on birth anniversary

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tributes to Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia on her 99th birth anniversary, saying she was blessed with a futuristic vision and was a source of inspiration for several people.

'High schooling can prevent 50 million child marriages by 2030'

NEW DELHI: Making girls study up to high school can help prevent at least 50 million child marriages across the world by 2030, the Save the Children organisation has said.

What a woman! She battled personal odds to become crusader against child marriages

JAIPUR: Her struggle for survival began even before she was born. Her own family members wanted to kill her in her mother's womb after her father abandoned them. Rajasthan-based Kriti Bharti had been fighting ever since -- which eventually led her to battle for those who are are let down by their families and forced to get married as children.

Seals 4 marriage palaces for GMADA

MOHALI: Four teams of Greater Mohali Area Development Authority(GMADA), on Tuesday, sealed four marriage palaces being run in violation of sanctioned building plans. The sealed marriage palaces are located in different areas falling under the jurisdiction of Gamda. These include S S Farms on Landrankharar  road, Satkar Marriage Palace, Mardapur village, tehsil Rajpur, Bachhal Marriage Palace, Handesara village, tehsil Derabassi and Hari Om Palace, Doshpur village, tehsil Derabassi

Jilted lover held for shooting woman in Delhi

NEW DELHI: A 27-year-old man has been arrested here for allegedly opening fire at a girl who rejected his marriage proposal, police said.

Education, financial freedom important for women: Shabana Azmi

NEW DELHI: Veteran actress-activiZst Shabana Azmi, who runs NGO Mijwan Welfare Society, says women must be educated and have financial freedom.

You can't stop Pakistani women from thinking, dreaming:Author Taha Kehar

NEW DELHI:  Meet Tanya, the protagonist of a new quick-read from Pakistan, who has "got a pretty good life, working for a Karachi newspaper and smoking-drinking-flirting her way through minor romantic escapades".

Muslim groups urge government to withdraw triple talaq ordinance

HYDERABAD:  Various Muslim socio-religious and political organisations came together on a common platform here on Friday night to demand the central government to withdraw the ordinance on triple talaq as it is unconstitutional.

Activists hail SC verdict on adultery

NEW DELHI: Activists and lawyers welcomed the Supreme Court's landmark verdict on decriminalising adultery, saying patriarchal control over a women's body was unacceptable.

"Partners in a marriage should have respect for each other's sexual autonomy"

NEW DELHI: In another landmark judgement, the Supreme Court on Thursday decriminalised adultery after striking down a British era law, Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, terming it as unconstitutional, archaic and manifestly arbitrary, with one judge saying women can't be treated as "chattel".

Triple talaq ordinance murder of democracy: AIMPLB

HYDERABAD: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), the apex body of Indian Muslims, on Thursday termed as 'murder of democracy' and an 'insult to Parliament' the ordinance brought by the Centre last week making triple talaq a criminal offence.

Punjab Food Safety Teams to shut Non-BIS Approved Drinking Water Manufacturers-Pannu

CHANDIGARH: The ongoing inspections by Food Safety Teams has brought to fore that certain unscrupulous elements are engaged in sale of uncertified packaged drinking water, said KS Pannu, Commissioner Food and Drug Administration Punjab. It is shocking to see that in a cultural set up wherein people organise “shabeels” to serve the thirsty, therein corrupt elements are ‘serving’/selling unsafe drinking water under the garb of packaged drinking water.

Pregnancy empowers you, doesn't make you handicapped: Sania Mirza

NEW DELHI: She was at the peak of her career when she decided to step into motherhood, but tennis star Sania Mirza, who is due to deliver next month, always believed in moving forward in her life.

Punjab CM urges center for expeditious resoltuon of Kartarpur corridie issue with Pak

FATEHGARH SAHIB: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has urged the Centre for the expeditious resolution of the issue of the opening up of the Kartarpur corridor for the preparedness of 550th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

TV actress alleges rape on pretext of marriage

JAIPUR:  A Mumbai-based TV actress has alleged rape by a 25-year-old man at a hotel in Rajasthan's Neemrana, on the pretext of marriage, police said.

Man attacks daughter, son-in-law over inter-caste marriage

HYDERABAD: A man attacked his daughter and son-in-law with a machete and baldy injured them here on Wednesday, in another case of assault for family honour.

Triple talaq ordinance will do more injustice to women: Owaisi

HYDERABAD: MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday said the ordinance passed by the Union Cabinet making triple talaq a criminal offence will do more injustice to Muslim women.

19 Year old girl kidnapped in patiala

PATIALA:Khedi Gandhiyan police have booked a man for kidnapping a nineteen years -old.

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