UP farmers offer land for Jewar airport

Lucknow, Sep 19 : Representatives of farmers from Jewar in Noida met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday and handed him letters agreeing to offer their land for the proposed Jewar international airport, an official said. They told the Chief Minister that all of them had agreed to the development of the region, […]

Start filing of NRC claims from September 25: SC

New Delhi, Sep 19 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the commencement of submission of claims and objections on inclusion of names in Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft from September 25. A bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman said that the claims backed by 10 identity documents allowed […]

Modi government approves ordinance on triple talaq

[Mumbai: Members of Muslim community protest against the ordinance to ban the practice of instant triple talaq approved by Union Cabinet, in Mumbai, Wednesday, Sept 19, 2018. Under the proposed ordinance, giving instant triple talaq will be illegal and void and will attract a jail term of three years for the husband. ( /PTI] New […]

UK Foreign Secretary in Myanmar to discuss Rohingya crisis

Naypyidaw, Sep 19 : British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrived in Myanmar on Wednesday on his first official visit to the country for discussions expected to include the Rohingya refugee crisis and the jailing of two Reuters reporters. Hunt arrived in the southeast Asian country after completing a working visit to Japan. “Arrived in Burma […]

Honorarium hike for Anganwadi, ASHA workers

New Delhi, Sep 19 : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved a hike in honorarium for Anganwadi and ASHA workers. The Anganwadi worker would now get a monthly honorarium of Rs 4,500 per month instead of Rs 3,000 earlier. The Anganwadi helper would get Rs 2,250 per month in place of […]

Triple talaq bill diversionary ploy: Congress

New Delhi, Sep 19 : With the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approving an ordinance criminalising triple talaq, the Congress has accused the Modi government of using the issue for “vote garnering” and a diversionary ploy amid rising incidents of rape. Finding flaws in the ordinance, the Congress asked why the Modi government did not bring […]