✔ Triple Talaq Bill introduced in Lok Sabha
A bill seeking to criminalise the practice of instant triple talaq was introduced in the Lok Sabha, witnessed a heated discussion. The Congress said it’s going to support it with conditions.
✔ In Rajya Sabha, govt. slams Pakistan’s ‘discourteous’ behaviour towards Jadhav family
The government on Thursday slammed Pakistan for its “discourteous” behaviour towards the mother and the wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav in Islamabad when they went to meet him in the Foreign Office.
✔ Anantkumar Hegde apologises for his remarks on Constitution
In a bid to end the controversy that erupted over his remarks on the Constitution and stalled parliamentary proceedings, Minister of State for Skill Development Anantkumar Hegde on Thursday tendered an apology in the Lok Sabha. He said his speech at a function in Karnataka was distorted.
✔ CBFC calls two Rajasthan professors to review ‘Padmavati’
Two Rajasthan-based professors on Thursday said they have been invited by the Central Board of Film Certification to be part of a panel to review Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s troubled film “Padmavati”.
✔ Slight intensity quake shakes Uttarakhand
A slight intensity earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale shook parts of Uttarakhand on December 28 evening. Epicentred in the hilly Chamoli district, the earthquake, the second this month, was felt in various parts of the state around 4.45 p.m., Met Office Director Vikram Singh said.
✔ Islamic State-claimed suicide attack kills at least 40 in Kabul
A suicide attack on an office of the Afghan Voice news agency and a neighbouring Shia cultural centre in the capital Kabul killed dozens on December 28, officials and witnesses said, with many of the victims students attending a conference. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.
✔ Parliament passes law to protect unauthorised colonies, slums in Delhi
Parliament on Thursday passed a bill to protect slums and unauthorised colonies in the national capital region from punitive action till a framework for orderly arrangements are in place.
✔ Triple talaq: Naqvi says Congress failure made Muslim women suffer
Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday slammed the Congress for not passing a bill during its rule to criminalise instant triple talaq, saying Muslim women have been struggling for their rights due to the party’s failure.
✔ Bumrah can be good choice for first Test against South Africa, says Nehra
Former pacer Ashish Nehra feels the Indian team management can think of handing Jasprit Bumrah his Test debut in the opening game against South Africa as his awkward action and yorkers might prove lethal on the Cape Town track.
✔ Rajeev Dhavan decides to return to court
Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who recently gave up court practice in wake of his courtroom spat with Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, has reconsidered his decision on the request of his client to appear in the Supreme Court in the Ram Janamabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.