Archive for September 6th, 2018
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Consensual gay sex not a crime, Sec 377 violates right to equality: SC

New Delhi, Sep 6 (PTI) Gay sex among consenting adults is not a criminal offence, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday, holding that part of a 158-year-old colonial law that criminalised it, violated the constitutional right to equality and dignity.

The top court decriminalised part of the Section…

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Facebook, Twitter to face new US probe over censorship concern

San Francisco, Sep 6 :  After Wednesday’s congressional hearings, Facebook and Twitter will now face questions from the Justice Department (DOJ) over allegations of political bias, an issue flagged by US President Donald Trump.
In a meeting in September, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, along with state attorneys general, would…

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‘Messi needs no award to prove his credibility’

Madrid [Spain], Sep 6 (ANI): Describing Liones Messi as the best player in the world, Barcelona”>Barcelona spokesperson Josep Vives has said that star striker doesn’t need any award to prove his credibility.
The comment came after the 31-year old was left out of the nominations for…

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Dilip Kumar diagnosed with pneumonia

Mumbai, Sep 6 (PTI) Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to Lilavati hospital here due to chest infection, has been diagnosed with mild pneumonia, his wife Saira Banu said Thursday. 

The 95-year-old actor was admitted to Lilavati hospital in suburban Bandra on Wednesday.

“He is doing better…

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Equity indices end 6-day losing streak; Sensex gains over 200 points

Mumbai, Sep 6 :   The key Indian equity market snapped its six-day losing streak after a largely volatile trading session on Thursday.
According to market observers, a late recovery in the Indian rupee which breached the 72 per dollar mark for the first time aided the market to pare its…

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When Mrunal reminded Noorani of Freida Pinto

Mumbai, Sep 6 : Director Tabrez Noorani says actress Mrunal Thakur reminded him of actress Freida Pinto.

“Freida has grown so much as a person and artiste, but she is still the same person at heart. Mrunal especially reminds me of Freida from when she made her film debut in ‘Slumdog…

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SC upheld values of equality, says Tharoor on Section 377 verdict

New Delhi Sep 6 (ANI): Welcoming the Supreme Court judgment on Section 377, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that the order has upheld the values of equality.

He further stated that the matter was not an issue of sex but of constitutional freedom.

Speaking to ANI, Tharoor said, “First of…

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2+2 talks: India, US ink critical def pact; discuss cross-border terror, H1B

New Delhi, Sep 6 (PTI) A long-negotiated defence pact under which critical and encrypted defence technologies will be provided to the Indian military by the US was inked here Thursday after the two countries held their first 2+2 dialogue during which they also discussed key issues, including cross…

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KCR govt dissolves assembly, T’gana Guv asks him to continue as caretaker CM

Hyderabad, Sep 6 (PTI) Ending weeks of speculation, the Telangana government recommended the dissolution of the state assembly Thursday, official sources said.

A resolution recommending the dissolution of the House was adopted at a meeting of the state Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao this afternoon.

Shortly afterwards…

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