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दिल्ली: बस्तियों में बदतर ज़िन्दगी

फ़हमिना हुसैन,

दिल्ली: इस शहर में जहां एक तरफ़ मेट्रो की रफ़्तार से भी तेज़ ज़िन्दगी भागती है, जहां बड़े-बड़े आलीशान मकान और कोठियां हैं. वहीं दूसरी तरफ़ वज़ीरपुर, आज़ादपुर, खजूरी, झिलमिल जैसी अनेक बस्तियां भी हैं, जहां लोग अपनी बद से बदतर ज़िंदगी जीने को मजबूर हैं.

Congress, NC walk out of J&K assembly

Srinagar : The opposition National Conference (NC) and Congress on Saturday walked out of Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly to protest against the lack of adequate relief for the victims of the 2014 floods.

Raising slogans against alleged failure of the Mehbooba Mufti-led state government to help the victims of unprecedented floods of September 2014, members of NC and the Congress party started raising slogans against the state government immediately after speaker Kavinder Gupta called the house to order.

Triple Talaq un-Islamic, inhuman and unconstitutional: Armed Forces Tribunal bench

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Lucknow (UP): In a significant decision, the Lucknow Bench of Armed Forces Tribunal has ruled that the declaration of oral triple Talaq is un-Islamic, inhuman and unconstitutional.
The bench said that the Constitution is the mother of all law and has overriding effect over personal law as well as other provisions, practices or usage which offend the constitutional right of persons, collectively or individually.

Rana Ayyub’s book Gujarat Files released to a packed audience

By special correspondent

New Delhi: Investigative journalist Rana Ayyub’s book “Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a cover up” was officially released in Delhi on Friday to a packed audience. The launch was a panel dicussion moderated by Hartosh Singh bal who will be in conversation with Rana Ayyub, Rajdeep Sardesai, Manoj Mitta and Indra Jaisingh at Indian Habitat Centre.

Bihar Finance Minister meets NRIs in Dubai, asks them to invest in health and education in the state

By, Staff Reporter

Dubai: Abdul Bari Siddiqui, Finance Minister, attended a dinner on Monday, May 23along with a group of a group of eminent Non Resident Indians (NRIs) living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and he took the moment to speak at length about the prevailing socio-political conditions in India with special reference to Bihar.

HC stays disciplinary action against Umar, Anirban

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Friday stayed all disciplinary action, including rustication orders, against JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya.

Justice Manmohan gave same relief that was given to JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others on May 13.

The students challenged the varsity's disciplinary action against them for their alleged role in a controversial event on Kashmir organised on the university campus on February 9.

Three accused of Jama Masjid firing case move bail

New Delhi : Three men, who are facing trial in the 2010 Jama Masjid firing case, on Friday moved the bail application before a court here.

The three accused -- Syed Ismail Afaaque alias Afaaque, Abdus Saboor alias Abdul and Riyaz Ahmed Sayeedi -- moved their bail applications before a special court which fixed May 30 for further hearing.

Muslim Women’s rights and media coverage of Triple Talaq

Despite the large number of positive court judgements in favour of Muslim women in India, the media prefers to endorse the view that once the husband pronounces talaq, the wife is stripped of all her rights. Similarly, articles by experts, while focusing on the need to declare instantaneous triple talaq invalid, pay little attention to the rights laboriously secured from the trial courts, the high courts and even the Supreme Court by many Muslim women.

By Flavia Agnes,

Farooq Abdullah draws flak for phone use during anthem

Kolkata : A video of Jammu and Kashmir's former chief minister Farooq Abdullah talking on the phone while the national anthem was being played on Friday at the oath-taking ceremony of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee grabbed eye balls on social media.

In the nearly-one minute video doing the rounds on microblogging site Twitter, Abdullah is seen with the phone clutched to his ear and speaking while the national anthem is on, in sharp contrast to a solemn Banerjee and her elected ministers standing at attention.

‘Guantanamo Bay like prison facility to come up in Kashmir’

By, Staff Reporter

Srinagar: In a move that is bound to raise eyebrows in Kashmir, the central government in liaison with Jammu and Kashmir is in process of building a separate high-security prison like the notorious one at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to house convicted terrorists from Pakistan and those facing trial in terror cases.

The new detention facility comes in the backdrop of union government fearing indoctrination and radicalization of other prisoners by the fellow inmates, who are charged with serious terror-related cases.