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India

Estranged Woman Can Stay In House Of In-Laws, Says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court said an estranged daughter-in-law cannot be evicted by her husband or family members.New Delhi: A woman can stay in her husband's family home even if she is estranged from him, the Supreme Court said today, overruling its earlier decision to the contrary. An estranged daughter-in-law cannot be evicted by her husband or family members and she has a right to stay there under the Domestic Violence Act, said the bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah.Domestic violence in the country is rampant and every day some women encounter violence in some form or other, the court said. Under such circumstances, a woman resigns herself to the never-ending cycle of enduring violence and discrimination as a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a partner or a singl...
Health and Lifestyle

India’s Oscar winning designer Bhanu Athaiya dies at 91 – Times of India ►

One of India's most renowned costume designers and Oscar Award winner, Bhanu Athaiya passed away at her Mumbai home on Thursday after a prolonged illness. Athaiya, who was 91 hit the headlines for winning an Oscar for her elaborate work in the 1983 film 'Gandhi'. Her daughter, Radhika Gupta in a statement to PTI, said that the designer passed away peacefully in her sleep. The last rites took place at the Chandanwadi crematorium in South Mumbai on Thursday. "She passed away early this morning. Eight years ago, she was diagnosed with a tumour in her brain. For the last three years, she was bedridden because one side (of her body) was paralysed,” her daughter added. Athaiya, was born in Kolhapur and began her career as a costume designer in Hindi cinema with Guru Dutt's 1956 superhit 'C...
India

“Drastic” Drop Predicted In Maharashtra’s Rainfall Activity From Friday

At least 27 people have died in rain-related incidents in Solapur, Sangli and Pune districts (File)Pune: In a relief for Maharashtra, where several districts have received heavy showers, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday predicted "drastic reduction" in rainfall activity in the state from Friday.Western Maharashtra districts of Pune, Solapur, Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur have been witnessing heavy showers in the last two days.At least 27 people have died in rain-related incidents in Solapur, Sangli and Pune districts, officials said on Thursday.The state capital Mumbai, too, witnessed water-logging in many areas on Thursday after overnight rains.As per the IMD office here, Pune's Shivajinagar area received 112.1 mm rainfall whereas the Lohegaon and Pashan observatorie...
Business

GST compensation: Centre to borrow Rs 1.1 lakh crore for meeting GST compensation shortfall: Finance ministry – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The ministry of finance on Wednesday said that the Centre will borrow the estimated shortfall of Rs 1.1 lakh crore on behalf of states -- as part of a special window -- to meet the GST compensation shortfall of states. The amount to be borrowed will be passed on to the states as a back-to-back loan in lieu of GST compensation cess releases, the ministry said in an official statement. The decision comes after the GST Council failed to reach a consensus on the Centre's proposal of states borrowing against future GST collections to make up for the shortfall. "Under the special window, the estimated shortfall of Rs 1.1 lakh crore (assuming all states join) will be borrowed by government of India in appropriate tranches," the ministry said. Under option-I states were to be provide...
India

Sharad Yadav’s Daughter In Congress List Of 49 Candidates For Bihar Polls

Subhasini Yadav, daughter of former union minister Sharad Yadav, will contest from BihariganjNew Delhi: The Congress on Thursday announced the second list of 49 party candidates for Bihar assembly elections and for Lok Sabha by-election in Valmiki Nagar.Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha's son Luv Sinha will contest from Bankipur assembly constituency while Subhasini Yadav, daughter of former union minister Sharad Yadav, will contest from Bihariganj.Lok Janshakti Party leader Kali Pandey who joined Congress on Wednesday has also been given a ticket. Bihar Youth Congress president Gunjan Patel will contest from Nalanda while state Mahila Congress chief Amita Bhushan will contest from Begusarai.Pravesh Kumar Mishra is the party candidate from Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha seat.With today's announ...
Sports

Indian Premier League 2020, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab: Chris Gayle, KL Rahul Power KXIP To Victory Against RCB | Cricket News

A spectacular show from the returning Chris Gayle followed by some nerves of steel shown by Gayle's West Indies teammate Nicholas Pooran enabled Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by eight wickets on Thursday in Match No. 31 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Chasing an under-par RCB total of 171/6, KXIP rode on their in-form openers as skipper KL Rahul (61 not out from 49 balls) and Mayank Agarwal (45 off 25) added 78 for the first wicket in just eight overs. Thereafter, Gayle arrived to play his first game of professional cricket since January 2020, and hit five sixes en route a 45-ball 53 and shared a 93-run stand with...
India

Illicit Liquor Claims 14 Lives in Madhya Pradesh, 10 People Arrested

Ujjain hooch tragedy: The doctors say most people died within 15 minutes.Bhopal: Fourteen people, most of them labourers, died in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, after consuming what was suspected to be illicit liquor. The police have arrested 10 people while the authorities suspended four policemen including a police station in-charge, a sub-inspector and two constables."Eleven people, mostly beggars and poor labourers, died after drinking some poisonous liquid since Wednesday in areas under three police stations -- Kharakuwa, Jeevajiganj and Mahakal," senior police official of Ujjain Rupesh Dwivedi was quoted as saying by news agency Press Trust of India."We are investigating what liquid they consumed and who sold it. We are carrying out raids," he said."Eleven people were brought to a local ...
India

Second Accused Arrested In Odisha’s Minor Girl Gang-Rape Case: Police

The girl, in her statement, said the two men repeatedly raped her. (Representational)Cuttack: The second accused in the gang- rape case of a minor girl in Odisha's Cuttack district was arrested on Thursday, a senior police officer said.Two men had allegedly held a 17-year-old girl captive at a poultry farm for 22 days and raped her in turns. She was rescued after some locals tipped off the police.One of the accused was held shortly after, following a police raid, and the other was arrested during the day."The two accused are residents of Gatiroutpatna village in Chauliaganj police station area. Their criminal antecedents are being verified," City DCP Prateek Singh said.He also said that the involvement of a third or a fourth person cannot be ruled out in the case.One of the arrestees ha...
India

“Unlike Them, Politics Not A Business For Me”: Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar Thursday attacked Lalu Prasad Yadav-led RJD.Jamui/Paliganj: Hitting the ground running with physical rallies at four places, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Thursday attacked Lalu Prasad Yadav-led RJD, saying unlike them, politics was not a "business" for him but a means to serve the people.He also asserted that soon after taking over reins of the state in 2005, the NDA government ended "jungle raj" and established rule of law in the state.He kept his focus on the RJD which is spearheading Grand Alliance and continued to attack the party chief Lalu Prasad.Nitish Kumar is keeping his campaign narrative around "15 years vs 15 years", appealing voters to compare performance of the NDA and the RJD regimes that spent an equal amount of 15 years.Highlighting his successive thre...
Business

राकेश झुनझुनवाला ने टाटा मोटर्स के 4 करोड़ शेयर खरीदे, यह कंपनी की 1.29% हिस्सेदारी के बराबर है

नई दिल्ली33 मिनट पहलेकॉपी लिंकझुनझुनवाला टाटा मोटर्स के सबसे बड़े माइनॉरिटी शेयरहोल्डर्स में से एक हो गए हैंशेयरहोल्डिंग डिटेल्स के मुताबिक झुनझुनवाला ने टाटा मोटर्स के शेयर सितंबर तिमाही में खरीदे हैंभारत के बिग बुल कहे जाने वाले राकेश झुनझुनवाला ने टाटा मोटर्स के 4 करोड़ शेयर खरीदे हैं। ये शेयर टाटा मोटर्स की 1.29 फीसदी हिस्सेदारी के बराबर है। टाटा मोटर्स ने अपने डिस्क्लोजर में राकेश झुनझुनवाला द्वारा कंपनी के शेयर खरीदे जाने की जानकारी दी।इस हिस्सेदारी के साथ झुनझुनवाला टाटा मोटर्स के सबसे बड़े माइनॉरिटी शेयरहोल्डर्स में से एक हो गए हैं। शेयर बाजार में झुनझुनवाला की गतिविधियों पर निवेशकों की निगाह गड़ी होती है। क्योंकि वह आमतौर पर ऐसे शेयर खरीदा करते हैं, जो कई गुना रिटर्न देते हैं।18,804.6 करोड़ रुपए है झुनझुनवाला का नेटवर्थकॉरपोरेट शेयरहोल्डिंग डिटेल्स की फाइलिंग के मुताबिक झुनझुनवाला क...