Rights group dismisses pact on Rohingya repatriation

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 24 : Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday dismissed an agreement signed by Myanmar and Bangladesh to repatriate Rohingya refugees, calling it “laughable”. “(Some) 620,000 Rohingya refugees have only just escaped one of the most brutal cases of mass persecution in recent times… The idea that Myanmar will now welcome them […]

Protests against ‘Padmavati’ in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 24 : A group of people on Friday staged a protest outside the Azadpur Metro station here against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama “Padmavati”. The group, Rashtriya Chetna Manch, burnt Bhansali’s effigy. Additional DCP Vijayanta Arya told IANS: “A call was received that at least 50-60 people have gathered outside the Azadpur […]

Principal, other school staff summoned over sexual assault of minor girl

New Delhi, Nov 23 : The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) on Thursday summoned the manager, principal, two teachers and ayah of the school where a four-year-old student allegedly sexually assaulted his classmate for its inquiry “Considering the seriousness of the matter, the commission issued notices to school principal, two teachers, manager […]

NIA files third status report in SC in Kerala ‘love jihad’ case

New Delhi, Nov 23 : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday submitted a third status report on the Kerala ‘love jihad’ episode to the Supreme Court, where the case is scheduled for hearing on Monday. The agency completed the detailed status report after a thorough examination of 11 cases of alleged ‘love jihad’ and […]

Group of ministers meets on anti-triple talaq law`

New Delhi, Nov 23 : The group of ministers entrusted with thrashing out modalities of the anti-triple talaq legislation met on Thursday for the first time to discuss the proposed legislation, government sources said. The Narendra Modi government is planning to bring a legislation to make Talaq-e-biddat or instant divorce by Muslim husbands a cognizable […]

India wants Kulbhushan’s mother to accompany his wife to Pakistan

New Delhi, Nov 23 : After Pakistan offered to allow a meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian national who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on allegations of espionage, and his wife, India has said that Jadhav’s mother should also be allowed to accompany his wife, a senior official said on Thursday. […]