India Abolishes Instant Marriage Divorce ‘Triple Talaq’

Posted by - August 1, 2019

India’s parliament has finally passed a bill criminalizing the controversial Muslim practice of instant divorce known as “triple talaq” and making it punishable with up to three years in prison. The age-old practice, allows a Muslim man to divorce his wife by simply saying the Arabic word for divorce, “talaq”, three times. India’s Upper House of

Four Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir gun battle

Posted by - February 18, 2019

Over 40 Indian paramilitary police were on Thursday killed in a suicide attack in Pulwama district. A civilian was also killed in the shootout as Indian troops launched a search operation in the area. Meanwhile Pakistan has recalled its ambassador from Delhi for consultations amid escalating tensions. India recalled its top diplomat from Pakistan in

Urjit Patel, India’s RBI governor quits

Posted by - December 10, 2018

The governor of India’s central bank, Urjit Patel, has resigned from his post citing “personal reasons”. His resignation comes amid reports of a rift between the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, This marks the first time a serving governor has left his job midway through his five-year term. Correspondents

India court jails three Nigerians 18 years for smuggling heroin

Posted by - December 6, 2018

An Indian court has sentenced three Nigerians to 18 years in jail for smuggling drugs and running a heroin factory. The convicts, Sunni Chuba Okola, Imco Dike and Nababuko Patik, who lived in the Omikron sector, were reportedly arrested on 9 June 2013 by Indian authorities for allegedly running a heroin factory in a house

30 passengers fall sick on India flight due to pressure problem

Posted by - September 20, 2018

At least 30 people fell sick on board in an Indian passenger plane on Thursday after the pilots allegedly forgot to switch on an air pressurisation system, local media reported. The Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Jaipur turned back after passengers experienced symptoms, including bleeding from their ears and noses. The pilots had forgotten

Malpractice: students barred from entering exam hall with shoes in India

Posted by - February 22, 2018

Bihar, a state in eastern India has banned students appearing for this year’s Class “X” board examinations from wearing shoes and socks, to curb cheating. “The board has decided that candidates wearing only slippers will be allowed to enter the examination halls, those coming to the centres wearing shoes and socks will have to remove

Two Pakistanis Killed by Indian Soldiers in Kashmir

Posted by - October 4, 2017

At least two Pakistani civilians were killed as Indian troops fired bullets and mortar shells across a de facto border which runs through the disputed region of Kashmir, military officials said on Wednesday. “The clashes in the Himalayan valley, which have been divided between the two regional rivals since 1949, started from early morning and