Daily News Summary – May 9, 2017


Triple Talaq unconstitutional: Allahabad HC

Reacting strongly to triple talaq, the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday said the rights of any individual cannot be violated in the name of ‘personal law’. “A Muslim husband cannot give divorce in such a manner, which would put a question mark on equal rights. No fatwa can be contrary to someone’s rights” the court observed. the Allahabad High Court termed the Islamic practice of divorcing a woman by uttering the word “Talaq” thrice as “unconstitutional”.


SC sends Justice Karnan to 6 month imprisonment

The Supreme Court today sentenced Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan to six months in jail for contempt of court and said its order needs to be executed forthwith. The apex court also banned the media from publishing content of orders passed by Justice Karnan last night by which he “sentenced” Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and seven other judges of the Supreme Court to five years rigorous imprisonment.


NBA opens its first academy in India

The National Basketball Association (NBA) today opened its first academy in India. An elite basketball training center at Jaypee Greens Integrated Sports Complex here was officially thrown open for the upcoming male and female talent of the country. Twenty-one elite male prospects, who were selected following a three-month nationwide talent search, will receive scholarships and training at NBA Academy India. The opening today follows the launch of academies in Hangzhou, Jinan and Urumqi (all China), Thies (Senegal); and the planned launch of NBA Global Academy in Canberra (Australia).


Muslim organization offers cash reward of 5 cr to those who behead Pakistani Soldiers

Standing in solidarity with the Army, a Muslim organisation has announced a cash reward of Rs 5 crore for those who behead Pakistani soldiers and bring back their heads to India. Mohammad Shakeel Saifi, Chairman of the Delhi-based Muslim Yuva Atankwad Virodhi Samiti, who went to Ajmer from Delhi said, “I announce to give Rs. 5 crore to the one who beheads Pakistani soldiers and hands it over to India.”


Kapil Mishra files 3 complaints with CBI against Arvind Kejriwal, Satyendra Jain and AAP leaders

In a latest development in AAP, Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra on Tuesday filed three complaints with the CBI against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, minister Satyendar Jain and AAP leaders who allegedly misused party funds on foreign trips. The Karawal Nagar MLA, who was on Monday suspended from primary membership of the AAP, also threatened to launch a hunger strike tomorrow if details of foreign visits by five AAP leaders are not made public by the party.


India to grow at 7.7% in 2018-19: IMF

India’s growth is expected to rebound to 7.2% in 2017-18 fiscal and 7.7% in 2018-19 after disruptions caused by demonetization. The temporary disruptions caused by cash shortages accompanying the currency exchange initiative are expected to gradually dissipate in 2017 as cash shortages ease, the International Monetary found (IMF) said in its regional economic outlook.


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