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Don't politicise triple talaq issue: Jamat-e-Islami Hind to parties
The Jamat-e-Islami Hind, a socio-cultural organisation, on Monday asked political parties not to politicise the practice of triple talaq among the Muslims. Raza said people, including the Muslims, had little understanding of the nuances and intricacies of triple talaq. He appealed to political parties not to spread confusion and misunderstanding in the society over the issue of triple talaq. It is social issue rather than a political issue for pursuing vote bank politics.
Delhi's 10 Rajaji Marg Being Readied As President Pranab Mukherjee's Retirement Home
Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma, who was residing in the bungalow till now, has now vacated the bungalow nestled in the heart of Delhi for the president. An official of the Urban Development Ministry said the house is being readied for Mr Mukherjee. The minister had earlier said the Urban Development Ministry had asked if he had any objection to vacating the house. He had, in his reply, said the place was more important to the President than him.
Rahul Gandhi to address tribal rally at Dediapada
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will be addressing a public meeting at Dediapada in the tribal belt of south and central Gujarat, on May 1, the Foundation Day of the state. The Congress that has been organsing a number of public programmes in the tribal belt of the state. Accounting for 15 per cent of state's total population and spread over 14 districts in the eastern belt of the state, tribals are set to play a key role in the poll outcome.
APMC ceases procurement of toor dal citing gunny bag shortage, farmers fume
According to the farmers, the last date of procurement of toor dal by the government-run APMC markets was until April 24. Owing to a shortage of gunny bags, which are mandatory for packing the toor before the APMC procures it, the procurement was closed on Thursday, five days ahead of the deadline. Farmers said that as much as 80 per cent of the toor yield was lying unsold in Sankheda alone.
Senior RSS leader calls AIMPLB 'shop of evil'
Senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar on Monday attacked the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, calling it un-Islamic, immoral and unconstitutional. When Muslim vote bank deserted the Congress, they caught hold of fanatic, separatist Muslim leaders. Kumar, who has worked in J&K for decades has been presenting himself as a reformist leader and has helped form the Muslim Rashtriya Manch. The audience was packed with several prominent personalities, including former SC Justice M Y Eqbal, former AMU V-C Mohammad Shabbir.
Chile rocked by 7.1-magnitude quake; no major damage reported
SANTIAGO A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck off the west coast of Chile on Monday, rocking the capital Santiago and briefly causing alarm along the Pacific Coast but not producing any serious damage. There were no reports of structural damage in Valparaiso, but cellphone networks were down in some places, a spokesman with the local government in Valparaiso said. Anglo American, which has copper operations in central Chile, also said operations were normal.
Cow vigilantes attack cops in Giridih
Some residents were reportedly injured when police used force to disperse the crowd. The incident was reported at Bengabad police station in Jharkhand's Giridih district on Sunday. Police said they had registered three FIRs under on charges of rioting and hurting religious sentiments, among others, in connection with the incident. In one of the FIRs, cow owners have been charged for cruelty on animals. While BJP MLA J P Verma accused police was using force, officials said minimum force was used.
Sharad Yadav in Vadodara: 'State government turning a blind eye to needs of tribal community'
A majority of the tribal population in Gujarat is of the Bhil community. This community has been given no opportunity to grow, Yadav said, accompanied by tribal leader Chhotu Vasava, who alleged that the state had not released the tribal budget for the welfare of the Bhil community. Yadav said, In 2014, they announced that 2 crore people per year would be employed if they are brought to power.
Govt said no but SC firm, sends back names for Allahabad HC
The collegium decision, sources told The Indian Express, was conveyed to the government a few days ago. These names were part of the 30 recommended by the collegium of the Allahabad High Court last year. In an unusual move, the Narendra Modi government rejected all the names and sent them back to the SC collegium. Under the existing Memorandum of Procedure (MoP), the Central government has to accept the names recommended by the SC collegium if the same are reiterated.
PFA's Haryana chief says he trained Delhi suspects, had worked under Maneka Gandhi
I don't know what kind of work these people now do under the umbrella of People for Animals. Websites of most of the units said these chapters were set up under the advice of Smt Maneka Gandhi. When contacted by The Indian Express, Gandhi declined to respond to queries on her role in the PFA. It is under the guidance of Maneka Gandhi that we have over 150 units today.
Row over lewd remarks: Kerala women's panel asks police to book minister
The Kerala Women's Commission on Monday directed the state police to register a case against CPM leader and Power Minister M M Mani on charges of making offensive comments about women tea estate workers in Munnar. Commission member J Prameela Devi, who met women workers in Munnar, said the minister had insulted women by his lewd remarks. The issue is worth registering a case as per Section 354 of the IPC.
US State Department Website Takes Down Article On Donald Trump's Florida Resort
The original article was posted on April 4 on the Share America website, overseen by the State Department's Bureau of International Information Programs. Although it was posted weeks ago, the article surfaced on Monday when it was shared widely on social media. Post's dream of a winter White House came true with Trump's election in 2016. The club has a $200,000 membership fee, and Trump has hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the resort.
Scots don't want another independence vote
EDINBURGH Most Scottish voters do not want another referendum on independence from the United Kingdom and support for secession itself appears to have weakened, according to a Kantar survey. Scots voted by a wide margin to stick with the European Union in last June's referendum, clashing with the UK as a whole which voted to leave.
Narmada water to continue to flow into Botad dams: officials
Bhimdad and Krushnasagar dams and ponds in Botad district will continue to receive Narmada water, with the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SSNNL) - the body executing the Narmada project - promising availability of water for one more week, said irrigation officers of Bhavnagar circle. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the phase-I pipeline of the SAUNI project by formally releasing Narmada water in Krushnasagar dam on April 17.
No regret over Pehlu's death: Alwar BJP MLA
BJP MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja on Monday said he had no regrets over the death of Pehlu Khan, a dairy farmer who was beaten to death allegedly by cow vigilantes in Alwar. Speaking to reporters outside the Rajasthan Assembly, Alwar MLA Ahuja said, Kanoon humko haath mein nahi lena chahiye. Aur afsosh karoonga bhi nahi kyunki jo gau taskar hain, gau hatyare hain, aise paapiyon ka yehi harsh hota raha hai, hota rahega.
PM Modi likely to visit Israel in July first week
To mark 25 years of India's full-fledged diplomatic ties with Israel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Israel on July 5 and 6, top sources have told The Indian Express. They added that PM made the decision last week after four sets of dates were considered. Now, he will be travelling to Israel, on his way to the G-20 leaders' summit in Hamburg in Germany, which is being held on July 7-8.
Netanyahu will skip talks if German minister meets left-wing group
JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday threatened to cancel a meeting with Germany's foreign minister if he sits down with a left-wing rights group, an Israeli official said. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel was due to meet with civil society groups on Tuesday, said a spokeswoman in Berlin who declined to identify the groups. The German spokeswoman had no comment on Netanyahu's threat to cancel his meeting with Gabriel.
Elton John Caught 'Potentially Deadly' Infection On Tour
British pop icon Elton John contracted a potentially deadly infection while on tour which saw him spend two nights in intensive care and has forced shows to be cancelled. On landing in Britain he was immediately admitted to hospital where he underwent treatment for a harmful and unusual bacterial infection, the company said on Monday. Infections of this nature are rare and potentially deadly, Murray Chalmers said.
RSS hand, teacher, BJP rebel, now MLA accused in attack
He joined the BJP in the late 1980s and was eventually appointed its district president. In 2002, BJP did not give him the ticket and allotted the seat to Ajit Singh's RLD, then its alliance partner. In 2007, Singh was back in the BJP and contested the election again, finishing third. By 2012, Dayalbagh constituency had ceased to exist; Singh failed to get a ticket to any other seat either.
Surat Municipal Corporation: 6 Congress councillors, education board members arrested
Six municipal councillors and members of the Surat Municipal Education Board belonging to Congress were arrested for 'bursting crackers and creating disturbance at the office of the education board' but were later released on bail. The decision to remove Makhecha from the post was taken during the standing committee meeting of the Surat Municipal Corporation on Saturday.

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