Britain and EU reached Brexit divorce deal


The European Commission said on Friday that enough progress has been made in Brexit negotiations with Britain which will end an impasse over the status of the Irish border that had scuppered an earlier attempt to clinch the deal. British Prime Minister Theresa May is expecting a formal...

Mani Shankar Aiyar suspended from the party for calling Modi 'neech'


After he sparked off a political broil by calling PM Narendra Modi a "neech aadmi", senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has been suspended from the party's primary membership. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to publicly censure this offensive remark. On the...

I was never Sunni Waqf Board's lawyer: Kapil Sibal


As a retort to PM Modi's comments, Kapil Sibal has said that he was never a Sunni Waqf Board lawyer and was representing an individual in the Ayodhya case. Recently, PM slammed Kapil Sibal for seeking deferment of the Ayodhya case in the Supreme Court till the 2019 Lok Sabha elections....

U.P. endorses Centre’s triple talaq draft bill


Uttar Pradesh has become the first State to endorse the Central government’s draft bill that makes instant triple talaq a cognizable and non-bailable offence. On August 22, the Supreme Court struck down triple talaq, calling the practice unconstitutional. Under the draft bill, triple...

Shashi Kapoor cremated with state honours


Famous for his charming smile, the quintessential romantic hero of Bollywood, Shashi Kapoor, who was the third and youngest son of theatre and film doyen Prithviraj Kapoor, passed away on Monday evening. The veteran actor was cremated with state honours at the Santa Cruz Hindu crematorium....

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