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  • What Judges Said In Verdict On Right To Privacy: 5 Quotes
    The Supreme Court has ruled that individual privacy is a fundamental right under the Constitution. A bench of nine judges delivered the unanimous verdict today.
  • Privacy A Fundamental Right: 10 Points On Huge Supreme Court Verdict
    In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court today said that privacy is a constitutional right. Nine judges were unanimous in their finding, though they cited different reasons for their conclusion. The verdict on the right to privacy today is a major setback for the government, which had argued that the constitution does not guarantee individual privacy as an inalienable fundamental right. The judges concluded today, "The right to privacy is protected as an intrinsic part of the right to life and personal liberty under Article 21 and as a part of the freedoms guaranteed by Part III of the Constitution".
  • Ahead Of Dera Chief Verdict, Large Gatherings Banned All Over Punjab: 10 Points
    Thousands of supporters of spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh have started gathering at a town in Haryana where a court is expected to decide tomorrow whether he is guilty of raping two women followers nearly 15 years ago. More followers have gathered at Sirsa, at the sprawling headquarters of the "Guru of Bling" - as the chief of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect has come to be known. Punjab and Haryana, bracing for possible rioting, have imposed prohibitory orders.
  • Privacy A Fundamental Right? Supreme Court Verdict Today: 10 Facts
    The Supreme Court will today deliver a landmark verdict on whether individual privacy is a fundamental right protected by the constitution. The ruling will be delivered at 10.30 am by a rare nine-member bench and is based on an array of petitions that challenges the mandatory use of Aadhaar cards which assign a unique 12-digit ID to every citizen.
  • Chandrababu Naidu Vs Jagan Reddy In Nandyal: 10 Points
    It was a single by-election, but Andhra Pradesh's main parties turned the contest for the Nandyal assembly seat into a huge prestige battle with Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and opposition leader Jaganmohan Reddy of the YSR Congress leading bitter and often personal campaigns that saw an exchange of sharp words and allegations.
  • Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu Meets PM Modi, Suggests He's Offered To Quit: 10 Developments
    After two train accidents in five days, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and tweeted today that he had taken "full moral responsibility", suggesting that he had offered to quit. The Prime Minister, he shared, had asked him to "wait". Commenting on the move, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said: "Accountability is a good system." PM Modi will take a decision on "whatever request Suresh Prabhu has made", he added.
  • As Gurmeet Ram Rahim Faces Court Decision, 2 States On Alert: 10 Points
    Thousands of policemen and paramilitary troops are in Punjab and Haryana ahead of a court verdict on Friday in a rape case against self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who leads the influential Dera Sacha Sauda sect. The Chief Ministers of both states have appealed for peace, with a large number of Dera followers travelling to Panchkula town, where the case is being heard. The Dera describes itself as a 'social welfare and spiritual organization'. Its flamboyant and controversial chief claims to have 50 million followers and runs a spiritual empire apart from dabbling in films.
  • 'Not Part Of Islam': 5 Quotes From Verdict Banning Triple <i>Talaq</i>
    The Supreme Court has banned the controversial Islamic practice that allows men to divorce their wives instantly by saying "talaq" three times, saying it is unconstitutional. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government had backed the petitioners in this landmark case. Victims of the practice known as "triple talaq" had approached the Supreme Court to ask for a ban. The majority opinion held that triple talaq is not in keeping with the tenets of Islam.
  • Triple <i>Talaq</i> Illegal, Says Supreme Court In Landmark Judgment: 10 Points
    The Supreme Court today banned the controversial Islamic practice that allows men to leave their wives immediately by stating "talaq" (divorce) three times, calling the practice "unconstitutional". The verdict vindicates the stand of the government, which had said triple talaq violates fundamental rights of women. Several Muslim women who have been divorced because of it, including on Skype and on WhatsApp, had appealed to the top court to end the practice.
  • After Merger, AIADMK's Fresh Challenge From Sasikala Supporters: 10 Facts
    After months of hard negotiations and several false starts, as two rival factions of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK announced a merger, dissent rose from 18 party lawmakers who are opposed to the decision to expel VK Sasikala. The lawmakers say they will meet the Governor tomorrow to decide on their next course of action - a comment that is seen as a potential threat to the government of Chief Minister E Palaniswami, which has 134 members in the 234-member assembly. The expulsion of Ms Sasikala was a pre-condition of the faction led by O Panneerselvam for joining the larger group led by Mr Palaniswami.
  • Triple Talaq Case - Supreme Court's Landmark Verdict Today: 10-Point Guide
    Whether the controversial Islamic practice that allows men to leave their wives immediately by stating "talaq" (divorce) three times should be banned will be decided by five judges of the Supreme Court today at 10:30 am. Triple talaq has so far been legal for Muslims according to the Constitution, but several Muslim women who have been divorced because of it, including on Skype and on WhatsApp, have appealed to the top court to end the practice. The triple talaq verdict is awaited from the Supreme Court
  • PM Modi Tweets Approval Of AIADMK Merger, Talk Builds Of New Ties: 5 Points
    Tamil Nadu's ruling party today abandoned its differences - or at least said it has - in an attempt to present a throwback to an older era, when it was a solid force grounded in its abject devotion to chief J Jayalalithaa, who died in December. Acknowledging "there are differences but we will work together," Chief Minister E Palaniswami shook hands with rival O Panneerselvam, who will now serve as his Deputy and No 2 in the government.
  • 10 Facts About Lt Col Purohit, Main Accused In 2008 Malegaon Blast Case
    On September 29, 2008, two bombs fitted on a motorcycle exploded, killing seven people and injuring over 100 in Maharashtra's Malegaon, around 270 km from Mumbai. Initial investigations brought a hardline pro-Hindu group, Abhinav Bharat, under the scanner and led to several arrests. Among them were Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and Army officer Lt Col Prasad Srikant Purohit who were arrested that year, and charged with plotting the blasts. The Bombay High Court had granted bail to Sadhvi Pragya in April this year, but rejected Lt Col Purohit's plea, saying the charges against him were of "grave nature". Three days later, he moved the Supreme Court which today granted him bail.
  • Merger Done, OPS Is Deputy Chief Minister, Wins Sasikala Point: 10 Facts
    After months of hard negotiations and several false starts, Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK party today finally announced a merger with Chief Minister E Palaniswami or EPS, and his rival O Panneerselvam or OPS shaking on it and also visiting together the beachside memorial of J Jayalalithaa, where OPS started his rebellion. The AIADMK has agreed to expel VK Sasikala, the jailed party chief. "The burden in my heart is gone. No one can separate us, we are children of Amma (Jayalalithaa), and we are brothers," Mr Panneerselvam said.
  • 253 Dead, 1 Crore Affected As Bihar's Flood Crisis Worsens: 10 Points
    The number of dead in the devastating floods in Bihar has gone up to 253 as the situation worsened with more areas getting affected. Around 1.26 crore people are facing the deluge in 18 districts of the state. Earlier on Sunday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sending the army and teams of the National Disaster Response Force to flood-hit parts of the state for relief operations - barely hours after the chief minister sought help from the centre.

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