by | December 15, 2017 | 16:25

The draft " Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill " was considered by the Union cabinet which gave its nod, the functionary said. The split verdict, which said "talaq-e-biddat" was violative of Articles 14 and 15 of the Constitution, was hailed as "historic" by Prime Minister Narendra Modi .

by | December 15, 2017 | 16:20

Every year, the United States and UK teams of Oxford Dictionaries choose a word or expression "to reflect the passing year in language". © Oxford University Press 2017. Last year's word, "post-truth", was chosen after the 2016 Brexit vote and Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Don't worry if you've never heard or read the word before, you are not alone.

by | December 15, 2017 | 16:20

Asked by NBC News on Thursday how many black senior staffers remained at the White House in the wake of Newman's departure, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to cite a number or specify who would take over Newman's outreach to African-American communities.

by | December 15, 2017 | 16:08

European Union leaders have given the go-ahead to Brexit talks with Britain to move onto the next stage, which will involve discussions over future relations and trade. The deal nearly fell apart last week, when May's Northern Irish allies rejected an initial agreement for fear that a promise to protect a free border with European Union member Ireland could separate their region from the rest of the UK.

by | December 15, 2017 | 15:22

The 67-year-old woman, who is identified as Ashatai Kamble, succumbed to her injuries in a local hospital. Rahane's father was driving with his family to their hometown in the coastal Konkan region from Mumbai , a senior police official said today.

by | December 15, 2017 | 14:29

The three-judge bench said it found no evidence that Khan had contravened the law, although the Supreme Court directed the Election Commission to investigate whether Khan's Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party had received funding from overseas. The Supreme Court referred the issue of foreign funding of PTI to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for minute examination. The bench disqualified Jehangir Tareen from membership of the national assembly under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution for ...

by | December 15, 2017 | 14:11

The decision, announced on December 14 at an European Union summit, will extend current restrictions against Moscow until July 2018, according to RFE/RL. Before the downing of MH17, which a Dutch-led investigation said was hit by a Russian-made surface-to-air missile, many European Union states, especially France and Germany, had been reluctant to make a move which would cost them as well as Russia .

by | December 15, 2017 | 14:03

The Thomas Fire, a behemoth that has scorched some 242,500 acres over the past week, quickly became the fourth-largest fire in California state history. A half-staff flag is seen at Cal Fire's El Cajon station after a firefighter died in the Thomas Fire on December 14, 2017. A red flag warning is in effect for Ventura County until 10 a.m.

by | December 15, 2017 | 13:46

The order now directs the NASA Administrator to lead an innovative space exploration program to send American astronauts back to the Moon , and eventually Mars . In 2010, President Obama said he wanted NASA to be orbiting Mars by the 2030s , and to send humans to an asteroid by 2025, with crews charting destinations "beyond the moon".

by | December 15, 2017 | 13:42

Soon after Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma confirmed the news of their marriage on their respective social media accounts, congratulatory messages from Bollywood industry bigwigs started pouring in on Twitter. The couple looked heavenly handsome in their wedding attire exclusively made by the famous dress designer Sabyasachi. "Thank you for being such an important part of our journey".

by | December 15, 2017 | 13:37

But it has consistently denied abuses in Rakhine, saying the crackdown was a proportionate response to the Rohingya militants who attacked police posts on August 25, killing around a dozen officials. It is not sustainable for a poor country like Bangladesh to carry on feeding the huge number of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar for a very long time, he said.

by | December 15, 2017 | 13:11

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe was on an airplane en route. She said 25 people were on the train at the time of the crash, and are "totally shocked". The accident occurred at about 4 p.m. close to the village of Millas as the children were being taken home at the end of school. Vignes said he could not say whether the railway barriers meant to stop vehicles from driving onto the tracks when a train is coming were open or closed.

by | December 15, 2017 | 13:08

Multiple women who formerly and now work for Blake Farenthold are standing up for the congressman. In a statement Thursday, Kihuen said he wouldn't discuss any details of the relationships he's had with women while in elected office. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., reiterated her call for Kihuen to resign, but the lawmaker has said he will remain in office and would welcome an ethics investigation to clear his name.

by | December 15, 2017 | 13:08

Trump also said the administration surpassed its goal of adding "zero new regulatory costs onto the American economy" by "a lot" in its first 11 months. The results, he said, were evident in the "record" level of the stock market. "I think that Senator Rubio will be there, for sure", Mr. Trump said.

by | December 15, 2017 | 12:48

Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi , alleging that he was facing a "crisis of credibility" and had stopped talking about corruption. "There is a central difference between the BJP, the people we fight, and us". RSS is not open for women... that is their ideology.... "The same way we will give a clear message to the government that it will have to bring women reservation.

by | December 15, 2017 | 12:45

The prime minister walked a certain distance to greet people standing on both sides of the road outside the polling booth. The second phase of elections is conducted in 93 constituencies spread across 14 districts in north and central Gujarat .

by | December 15, 2017 | 12:47

The White House believes their effort to remove two regulations for every new regulation is boosting the economy, which led Trump to boast about the 1,100 regulations that have been removed since the beginning of his presidency. The White House did not respond to a request for comment on the issue. The President's regulatory reform agenda is contributing to renewed economic optimism that has resulted in 1.7 million jobs since January and reduced unemployment to a 17-year low.

by | December 15, 2017 | 12:33

The portrait, taken on Tuesday, Dec. 5, shows the pair in a doorway of the White House's decorated Cross Hall, flanked by flags and Christmas trees. Donald opted for a smart tux, while Melania wore a stunning black cocktail dress and heels.

by | December 15, 2017 | 12:32

The Supreme Court on Thursday indicated that it may extend the deadline for linking Aadhaar to mobile phones from February 6 to March 31, 2018. The bench said that for opening new bank accounts, an applicant will not be required to provide Aadhaar number to the bank.

by | December 15, 2017 | 11:47

The U.N. chief says in a report to the Security Council that the United Nations is investigating Iran's possible transfer of ballistic missiles to Houthi Shiite rebels in Yemen that may have been used in launches aimed at Saudi Arabia on July 22 and November 4.

by | December 15, 2017 | 10:22

When he sees he's been accepted, Ayrton jumps out of his chair and into the arms of his friends, who jump all over the room, grabbing and pulling on Ayrton's Harvard hoodie. A 16-year-old from Opelousas had the best reaction to making it into Harvard and it quickly went viral. According to local news station KATC , students from TM Landry College Prep were chanting "three-peat" as soon as Ayrton received the good news because they're referring to the number of consecutive times their ...

by | December 15, 2017 | 09:50

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova noted that tensions escalated late last month when North Korea tested a ballistic missile and the United States responded with increased military activity in the region. A Russian delegation has arrived in North Korea, state media said Wednesday, hours after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson indicated the United States is open to talks with Kim Jong Un's government without preconditions .

by | December 15, 2017 | 09:44

The professor estimated the ages of the children to be 6-to-10 years old, 5-to-8 years old and 2-to-4 years old at the time of death. In 2010, three MI boys from Morenci, Mich . An anthropologist determined the remains were more likely modern than archaeological. In 2011, Skelton pleaded no contest after being charged in their disappearance .

by | December 15, 2017 | 09:26

While she had at one point unfettered access into the Oval Office - walking in and out whenever she pleased - Kelly was the one who eventually put a stop to that. Here's everything you need to know about the White House official who is on her way out. Her life now seems destined to include writing a tell-all book about her time at the White House.

by | December 15, 2017 | 09:24

It's amusing though that I don't see how people can sit there and say that this person is a 'madman.' He probably is, but I didn't see that. I don't get that", he added, before noting further: "I'm not protecting him. "I don't really judge people, you know, by their color". Though there appears to be nothing out of the ordinary with Kim's photo on Mount Paektu , taken last week, the mountain is symbolic of violence in North Korea.