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Kerala love jihad: Women commission chief again denied permiss...

The Chairperson of Kerala Women Commission was again denied permission on Monday to meet Hadiya, whose marriage to a Muslim man set off a legal war.Hadiya's father had not allowed MC Josephine to meet her last week too.The chairperson had visited to ensure Hadiya's safety during the journey to Delhi to be presented before the Supreme Court on November 27, the next date of hearing in the case.The state women commission has now sought a report from the district police chief regarding her travel ..., 2 hours ago

Build Ram temple in Ayodhya, mosque in Lucknow: Shia Waqf Board

Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board on Monday proposed relinquishing its right over the disputed land in Ayodhya, and building a 'masjid-e-aman" in Lucknow to resolve the Ram janmabhoomi-Babri masjid tangle, a move rejected by the Muslim protagonists involved in the protracted legal feud. The board, which is the 'mutawalli' (caretaker) of the Babri Mosque, has proposed giving up its right over the land in Ayodhya, and a draft for resolving the issue, prepared by the Shia Waqf Board, has been ...
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Sky is the limit for Kohli, says Shastri

IMAGE:   India captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri during a training session. Photograph: Swapan Mahapatra/PTI India's head coach Ravi Shastri, on Monday, heaped special praise on Virat Kohli after he notched up his 50th International century in Kolkata and said "sky is the limit" for the skipper who stands at the halfway stage in equalling Sachin Tendulkar's feat.   "Sky is the limit. He (Kohli) is a fabulous player and I am very happy," Shastri said on the sidelines of ...
 Rediff.com2 hours ago Pujara, third Indian to bat on all 5 days of a Test  Rediff.com13 hours ago

Govt scraps anti-tank missile deal with Israel, asks DRDO to 'Make in India'

The government has decided to retract the process to acquire a batch of Spike anti-tank guided missiles from Israel for the army, and asked premier defence research laboratory Defence Research and Development Organization to develop it with indigenous technology. The government has decided to retract the request for proposal to procure the Spike missiles from an Israeli firm, official sources said.   The sources indicated that the proposal to acquire the missile system faced hurdles when ...
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Ashes updates: Another injury scare for England?

Broad fine after being struck by stray golf ball on day off IMAGE:  Stuart Broad  shows off his bruise. Photograph: Stuart Broad/Instagram England pace bowler Stuart Broad saw the funny side of things after being struck by a stray golf ball during a day off at the Brisbane Golf Club on Monday as his team eased fears that it would affect his Ashes preparation.   Broad was working on his putting when a wayward shot by a club member hit his lower back but the 31-year-old played ...
 Rediff.com3 hours ago

Remembering Novotna: A true winner who was famed for a sporting 'choke'

IMAGE:  Jana Novotna of the Czech Republic. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna was a true winner but it was the misfortune of the brilliant Czech, who died on Monday aged 49, to always be recalled for one of sport's most famous and heart-rending meltdowns despite her collection of 100 tennis titles.   After Novotna's death following a long fight with cancer, Wimbledon, the tournament where she really made her name in both defeat and victory, paid ...
 Rediff.com3 hours ago Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies  Rediff.com10 hours ago

Trump declares North Korea as a state sponsor of terror

United States President Donald Trump today declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism."Should have happened a long time ago. Should have happened years ago," Trump declared, announcing the designation at the start of a White House cabinet meeting. The Republican president, who has traded personal barbs and insults with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said the Treasury Department will announce the additional sanctions against North Korea on Tuesday.North Korea is already under a ...
 Rediff.com3 hours ago

Ind vs SL: Dhawan, Bhuvi released, rookie all-rounder Vijay Shankar in

Rookie Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar has been drafted in the Indian squad for the second cricket Test with seamer Bhuvneshar Kumar and opener Shikhar Dhawan being released from the squad. While Bhuvneshwar will not be available for the next two Tests due to his marriage, Shikhar will be available for the third Test after tending to personal matter. "The BCCI would like to inform that Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan have been released from India's Test team. The duo made a request to ...
 Rediff.com3 hours ago Dhawan, Bhuvi released, rookie all-rounder Vijay Shankar in  Rediff.com3 hours ago

Extremism in any debate is deplorable: Kamal Haasan on 'Padmavati' row

Amidst a raging row surrounding director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati and a BJP leader announcing a ransom on the head of the film's female lead Deepika Padukone, veteran actor Kamal Haasan today backed the starlet, saying her freedom should not be denied.     "I want Ms.Deepika's head.. saved. Respect it more than her body. Even more her freedom. Do not deny her that," he said.     In a Twitter post, he also said "many communities" had earlier ...
 Rediff.com3 hours ago

Absconding Dera functionary Pawan Insan arrested

Pawan Insan, close aide of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Singh, was arrested by the Haryana Police today. "Pawan Insan was nabbed from near Lalru (in Punjab). He had been absconding for over two months," Panchkula Deputy Commissioner of Police, Manbir Singh told PTI over phone. The place from where Pawan was nabbed by the Special Investigation Team of Haryana Police is about 30 km from Chandigarh. Asked if he was travelling in some vehicle when he was arrested, Singh said, "He was ...
 Rediff.com3 hours ago
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