SC declines to examine filed triple talaq ordinance

The Supreme Court on Friday declined to examine the legality of an ordinance, promulgated on September 19, making the declaration of instant triple talaq by a Muslim husband of his wife a crime. A Bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said two months have already passed since the...
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SC dismisses CBI appeal on Bofors case

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a CBI appeal to revive charges against the Hinduja brothers in the ₹. 64-crore Bofors guns pay-off case. A Bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the court was not “convinced” by CBI’s explanation for moving an appeal in the...
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Tamil Nadu government fixes 2 hours to burst crackers

In line with the Supreme Court order allowing a two-hour window for bursting crackers on Deepavali day, the Tamil Nadu government on Friday fixed two slots — between 6 am and 7 am and between 7 pm and 8 pm. “It is everyone’s duty to ensure a pollution-free environment,”...
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96 year-old Kerala woman scores 98% in literacy exam

It was celebration time at the house of Karthyayani Amma near Cheppad in Alappuzha district. Karthyayani, 96, the oldest student to attend the Aksharalaksham literacy examination conducted by the Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority in August this year, has scored 98 marks out of 100. The examinees were tested...
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Kochi coast’s groundwater quality depleting

The intrusion of seawater into groundwater aquifers, particularly along the coastal areas of Ernakulam district, could be slowly deteriorating groundwater quality, suggests recent research by a team from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. Though water is still potable and can be used for irrigation in a...
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Kochi Metro’s cantilever span to be ready soon

The 90-metre-long balanced cantilever span of the Kochi metro’s viaduct that hovers over rail tracks at the Ernakulam Junction railway station is set to become an iconic landmark in Kerala. The curved structure is one of its kind along any metro corridor in the country and will be ready...
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US revokes duty-free privileges on import items

The US on Thursday revoked duty-free concessions on import of at least 50 Indian products, mostly from handloom and agriculture sectors, reflecting the Trump administration’s tough stand on trade-related issues with New Delhi. The federal register issued a notification, listing out 90 products which were so far subject to...
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Won’t privatise profit-making PSUs: Gadkari

The Union government does not intend to privatise public institutions that perform well. But when there is a need for capital, it has to be raised from the market for capital investments, which in the long term will facilitate employment generation, Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari has said. Mr....
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