A non-Muslim woman who converted to Islam for marriage can seek divorce from her Muslim husband only on the basis of reconversion to her original faith, said Gujarat high court. AHMEDABAD: A non-Muslim woman who converted to Islam for marriage can seek divorce from her Muslim husband only on the basis of reconversion to her original faith, said Gujarat high court.
The Gujarat High Court disposed of the Public interest litigation filed against IPS officers Satish Verma, Atul Karwal, among others officers, in connection with the 1993 Porbandar RDX landing case after the court was informed by the state government that state machinery has been put into motion against the erring officers. The division bench of acting chief justice V M Sahai and R P Dholaria recently disposed of the matter which had been filed by senior lawyer Yatin Oza.
LONDON: The world's most coveted literary prize - the Man Booker eluded Kolkata born writer Neel Mukherjee - the second time it has happened to an Indian writer in as many years. Mukherjee's novel The Lives of Others which critics had called deeply moving, rich and engrossing lost out to Australian author Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
Describing the mood and the spirit of the Indian press as having always been very warm and friendly towards Russia, its envoy to India, Alexander M. Kadakin, said every effort was being made by his country to increase the presence of Russian media in India. Participating in an interaction between Indian and Russian journalists at an event here on Friday night, Ambassador Kadakin said, We have been doing our best to increase the presence of Russian press in India.
Ranchi, Oct. 17: Former Rajya Sabha member and Jharkhand Olympic Association president R.K. Anand, named in the Vigilance Bureau FIR over the multi-crore 34th National Games scam, broke his silence today, three days after two top bureaucrats were arrested on embezzlement charges, stressing it was he who had first spotted financial malpractices and deflected the blame to then Indian Olympic Association boss Suresh Kalmadi.
A new national code of practice for dairy farming will help to improve the welfare of over 50 million dairy animals in commercial facilities across the country. The move will also help increase productivity and profitability for India's dairy farmers.
GUJARAT: The Indian Coast Guard on Wednesday apprehended a Pakistani fishing boat and arrested 14 fishermen, an official said on Thursday. Meena Behn, a frontline ship of ICG North West Region based at Okha in the coastal Jamnagar district, apprehended a Pakistani fishing boat 'Gulsamal' for illegally entering Indian waters at 34 nautical miles west off Mitha Port.
A psychiatrist has joined the medical staff at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center and will be serving both inpatient and outpatient care. Dr. Dhruv Modi, a native of India, will provide care at the hospital's inpatient Mental Health Center and outpatient Mental Health Clinic.
The Prime Minister will miss his date with Varanasi on Tuesday owing to bad weather though the temple town was all spruced up following a rigorous 72-hour makeover in the run-up to the expected visit. District officials in Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency left nothing to chance as they mended roads, fixed power supply and swept up garbage before the PM's two-day trip that was postponed indefinitely on Sunday.
BJP and Congress candidates claimed victories even as the voter turnout for the bypoll to Rajkot West constituency remained low to around 50 per cent on Wednesday. Approximately half of the 2,91,866 voters in the constituency, which covers posh areas of the city, exercised their franchise on Wednesday.
Just four days ahead of the Assembly polls in Maharashtra, not a single election banner except this handbill is visible in Manibeli, about 138 km from Vadodara. The tribal village of Manibeli in Akkalkuwa taluka of Nandurbar district in Maharashtra that lost over half of its homes to the rising waters of the Narmada during the construction of the Sardar Sarovar dam in the last two decades, wears a deserted look on a scorching Saturday afternoon.
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The nine women who broke the tall grills of the boundary wall of the Nari Sanrakshan Gruh in Odhav area of the city and escaped to freedom, on the night of October 8, might well have had reason enough to tell a tale. Alpa, a native of Dholka, an unwed mother who was celebrating her daughter's first birthday on Saturday, says.
T.C. Bhuyan with faculty of ASPEE College of Horticulture and Forestry visit a bamboo grove in Gujarat. Telegraph picture Jorhat, Oct. 10: Gujarat is looking towards Assam to boost its bamboo production with an eye on its multi-million rupee kite-making industry.
Reliance Industries Ltd. , operator of the world's biggest oil-refinery complex, posted a better-than-expected 4.6 percent increase in second-quarter profit on higher refining margins. Standalone net income rose to 57.4 billion rupees in the three months ended Sept.
A day after a prominent Bharatiya Janata Party worker was arrested from the central election office of the saffron party for allegedly threatening a city-based industrialist and seizing control of his property, BJP on Monday distributed audio-CDs containing an election speech purportedly made by Jayanti Kalariya and endorsing candidature of Kandhal Jadeja during the Lok Sahba elections early this year. BJP leaders said Kalariya, who is fighting the bypoll as Congress candidate, had no right to raise the issue of goondaism as he himself had supported Kandhal, an MLA who is facing multiple criminal cases.
What happens when you put great music along with breathtaking destinations across a very diverse country? A phenomenon is born! Sound Trek combines this very formula to create a one-of-a-kind cross-country journey, which merges two different music genres into a cohesive sound that works for viewers of all ages. The brand new music based travel show by Fox Traveller brings alive some unique jugalbandi's like fusion of rock with Sufi, electronic with Indian tribal folk and soul with choral.
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Celebrities Karisma Kapoor and Anil Kumble have lent their star power to 'Road to Safety', a nationwide campaign to make Indian roads safer. Supported by Karnataka Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy, the initiative was launched by Diageo and NDTV here Thursday.
A local court today turned down a plea for issuance of notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi here for allegedly hiding information about his marital status in an election affidavit in 2012 assembly election. Additional Sessions Judge of Ahmedabad district court G N Rana rejected the plea by an Aam Aadmi Party member seeking issuance of notices to Modi and Maninagar seat's returning officer in 2012 P K Jadeja under Section 401 of the Criminal Procedure Code to give them an opportunity to be heard.
Over five-and-half crore accounts have been opened under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana scheme for financial inclusion, the finance ministry said here Friday. As on Oct 7, 2014, 5.52 crore accounts have been opened and deposits of Rs.4268 crore have been mobilized under PMJDY, said a statement here after a review meeting Thursday of the PMJDY mission director with executive directors of public sector banks and of some private banks.
BASF India Limited inaugurated its large-scale chemical production complex at Dahej in Gujarat, India. With a project cost of INR 1,000 crore , the site represents BASF's single largest investment in India.
Congress today questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's absence in Delhi and his engagement in state election campaigns at a time when unabated ceasefire violations continued from across the border. The party also hit back at Defence Minister Arun Jaitley for his statement that opposition's criticism was ill-informed, saying that they had not been taken into confidence over the matter and that it was the PM and his government that were acting irresponsibly on the issue.
India and Pakistan traded heavy mortar and gun fire along the international border with Pakistani troops targeting 60 outposts amd 90 villagers on Wednesday night in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts, leaving eight persons, including three BSF jawans, injured. Nearly 30,000 people have been displaced following one of the worst violations of the 2003 ceasefire by Pakistan which has left eight people dead and 80 others, including nine security men, injured since October 1. In the strongest warning yet over unabated ceasefire violations from across the border, India on Thursday asserted that Pakistan will not be able to bear the cost of this adventurism if it persists with such unprovoked aggression.
The three rakhis round his wrist have faded, but Aizaj Shaikh has had no time to remove them. Navratri is over, and the garba singer has been busy, as have his friends: Shahnawaz Saifi, denim manufacturer-cum-photographer, much in demand among his Sindhi clients for garba photoshoots; Mohsin Shaikh, DJ and singer, for whom this was an especially exciting Navratri since he and his Hindu partner organised garbas under their own banner for the first time; and Sufi garba singer Irfan Diwan, who kept his annual tryst with his hosts in Saurashtra.