Day: September 27, 2018

Supreme Court decriminalises adultery in landmark judgment

open view web desk NEW DELHI- The Supreme Court on Thursday decriminalised adultery in a landmark judgment aimed at upholding the right to equality and freedom, scrapping a law first brought in under British colonial rule in 1860. In a unanimous judgment, the five-member bench of the top […]

Rahul says Modi govt reportedly targeted official who allegedly raised objections on Rafale deal

open view web desk New Delhi, Sep 27: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday hit out at the Modi government for reportedly targeting a Defence Ministry official who allegedly raised “objections” over the price of the Rafale jets. He took to Twitter to take a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra […]

Asian victors may find anti-China campaign vows hard to keep

open view web desk NEW DELHI — Three Muslim-majority Asian countries have elected leaders who campaigned on a promise to temper China’s growing influence, but analysts say reducing the foothold of the world’s second-largest economy won’t be easy because of the billions of dollars in development projects that […]

India’s shadow banking scare could derail its robust growth story

open view web desk MUMBAI – Manzoor Ahmad lost his job as an electrician and is struggling to make ends meet after a crucial road tunnel project shut down in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state in the north. Construction of the Z-Morh tunnel came […]

India’s top court says adultery no longer criminal offense

  open view web desk NEW DELHI — India’s Chief Justice of the Supreme Court has presided over a string of verdicts in recent weeks that grant more rights to women, gay couples and religious minorities as he prepares to retire from the bench next month. Legal experts […]

Ayodhya dispute: SC declines to refer to five-judge bench whether mosque is integral to Islam

open view web desk New Delhi, Sep 27: The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to refer to a five-judge Constitution bench the issue of reconsideration of the observations in its 1994 judgement that a mosque was not integral to Islam which had arisen during the hearing of Ayodhya land […]

France’s Macron dodges question over India fighter jet deal

open view web desk PARIS- French President Emmanuel Macron has sidestepped a question over a multi-billion dollar deal to sell 36 fighter jets to India that has sparked controversy in the country. In a news conference at the United Nations in New York, Macron said Tuesday he was […]

HSBC hikes Hong Kong lending rate for first time in 12 years

open view web desk Banking giant HSBC on Thursday hiked its lending rate in Hong Kong for the first time in 12 years, a move that ends an age of cheap cash and could hit the city’s famous red-hot property market. The key rate was lifted by 12.5 […]

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