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Why A Uniform Civil Code Will Be A Disaster For India

Political parties that are desperate to impose Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in India are ignorant of the diversity of its cultures, customs, traditions, castes, ethnicity, languages and religious ideologies. From north to south and from east to west, each state in India has a different culture and a different outlook towards life. Is Hindu Law Uniform The Hindu Marriage Act ...

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facbook twitter googlepluse Mauritius PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth welcomed at Rashtrapati Bhavan, to meet Modi later today

Modi Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth was today morning accorded the ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Jugnauth arrived in India on Friday for a three-day visit and will meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi later today. Apart from holding delegation-level talks with PM Modi, Jugnauth, who is accomanied by his deputy Ivan Collendavelloo among other senior ...

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British Airways cancels flights from Heathrow and Gatwick airports amid global computer outage

British Airways (BA) canceled all flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports Saturday as a global IT failure causes severe disruption for travelers. The airline said it was suffering a “major IT systems failure” around the world. It didn’t say what was causing the problem but said there is no evidence of a cyberattack. Hours later the airways said that ...

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Nitish Kumar meets Narendra Modi: How political flavour changed between cancelled dinner and lunch over 7 years

Luncheons and dinner need to get special mention in defining the undulating relationship between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the years. Narendra Modi played a host to Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth over lunch and invited Nitish Kumar, who skipped a lunch hosted by Congress president Sonia Gandhi yesterday. Entire Opposition was fuming, albeit ...

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Hizbul commander Sabzar Bhat’s killing: Hurriyat calls for 2-day shutdown against ‘use of force’ on protesters

After top Hizbul commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat alias Abu Zarar, successor of Burhan Wani, was killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in south Kashmir’s Tral, the Hurriyat has called for a two-day shutdown in the Valley from Sunday. Bhat’s killing led to protests across the Valley in which one civilian also reportedly died. The shutdown called ...

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Bridging the gap: All you need to know about India’s longest Dhola-Sadiya bridge

HIGHLIGHTS Bringing Assam and Arunachal Pradesh closer, the country’s longest river bridge – the Dhola-Sadiya – constructed over the mighty Brahmaputra, is all set to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. Here’s all you need to know about the bridge that’s touted to transform road connectivity in the northeastern region. 1. The new, three lane, 9.15 kilometre ...

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Iran election: Voters go to the polls to pick president

Iranians are voting an a presidential election, in which Hassan Rouhani is seeking a second term. Mr Rouhani, 68, a moderate cleric who negotiated a landmark nuclear deal with world powers in 2015, is standing against three other candidates. His main challenger is seen as Ebrahim Raisi, 56, a hardline cleric and former prosecutor who is close to Supreme Leader ...

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