The Delhi High Court will hear the public interest litigation (PIL) seeking equalising of the legal age of marriage for men and women saying the limit of 18 years for a woman, while it is 21 for a man, amounts to discrimination. The plea seeking 'uniform minimum age of marriage' was filed by BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay.
While the technology Isro is aiming to eventually have is one that will allow it to transfer humans from one vehicle or spacecraft to another, the immediate goal is to enable refuelling of spacecraft to give them a longer life and also transfer other crucial systems to an existing spacecraft, by transporting another to space.
Three terrorists were killed in an encounter in the Tral sub-district of Pulwama, according to the Kashmir Zone Police on Wednesday. «Awantipora: Police killed 3 terrorists in an encounter at Tral. Further details shall follow,» the tweet by the Kashmir Zone police read.
The solutions may include a reduction in customs duty on some essential inputs, apart from speeding up port clearances. On Tuesday, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman met industry players and instructed her team of officers to discuss the issues with ministries concerned for a brainstorming on Wednesday.
Going against the NCP and Congress on the row over the National Population Register exercise, which both his allies have opposed, Uddhav also reiterated his party’s support for NPR. Thackeray, on a tour to the Konkan, said the Elgar and Koregaon Bhima cases were different. “The Koregaon Bhima case will not be transferred to the Centre.
The cheapest return fare on flight from Mumbai departing to Bangkok this week was Rs 12,300 and from Delhi Rs 13,400. In comparison, a Mumbai-Bagdogra was Rs 13,500 and Delhi-Bagdogra Rs 11,000. Ditto with other south-east Asian destinations. Singapore Airlines has already curtailed its flight operations scheduled in March for destinations, including Mumbai and Cochin.
Bypolls to 12,500-odd vacant panchayat seats in J&K were on Tuesday postponed till further orders after the office of the election authority received an advisory from the home department not to hold polling between March 5 and 20 «due to security concerns». A new schedule for the eight-phase bypolls will be notified after two to three weeks, chief electoral officer Shailendra Kumar said.
Home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said the rehabilitation of Kashmiri pandits was top priority of the government and sought to assure them that they would be resettled in the Valley amid adequate security. Members of the seven-member delegation also claimed that Shah said temples in the Valley would be renovated and restored.
Speaking at Indian Women’s Press Corps on Tuesday, Iltija criticised the central government’s decision to scrap Article 370 and the house arrest of leading politicians from the former state, including her mother and former CM Omar Abdullah of the National Conference. She said Abdullah and her mother acted as a buffer in Kashmir which the government has removed by abrogating Article 370.
The population of Great Indian Bustard, a tall bird with a wingspan of over two metres, declined from an estimated 1,260 in 1969 to around 150 in 2018. Lesser Florican, the smallest bird in the bustard family also known as ‘Likh’ or ‘Kharmore’, followed the same pattern with its numbers declining from 3,530 in 1999 to less than 700 in 2018, PIL petitioner and wildlife expert M K Ranjitsinh said.
Industrial houses will soon be wary of putting up projects in places which require clearing of trees with the Supreme Court remaining firm on Tuesday on calculating the ‘real value’ of a tree that would include cost estimation of volume of oxygen it would have emitted into the atmosphere in its lifetime.
Pakistan will continue to remain on the «grey list» of the global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force. Pakistan received support from Turkey and Malaysia. Islamabad was being evaluated by the International Co-operation Review Group, a part of FATF, for the steps taken by the former on the implementation of its plan of action to curb terror funding.
Union home minister, Amit Shah said the rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits was the utmost priority of the government and assured them phased resettlement amid adequate security in the Valley, from where they were forced to flee by Islamist terrorists in late 1989 and early 1990. The minister gave the assurance to a seven-member Kashmiri Pandit delegation.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said he won't block the National Population Register (NPR) in the state. Thackeray assured that he will «personally check the columns» in the NPR, adding there shouldn't be any problem with the exercise in Maharashtra. NPR will happen in Maharashtra as there is nothing controversial about it, he said.
With an aim to develop Ayodhya as a tourist attraction, the Uttar Pradesh government in its budget for 2020-21 has made a special provision of Rs 500 crore for an airport in the city. Apart from it, the state government will spend Rs 85 crore on the development of a high-class infrastructure in the pilgrim city