Submitting its affidavit, the Centre maintained that the pertinent provision in the Hindu Marriage Act and the Special Marriage Act on restitution of conjugal rights makes it clear that once two people have solemnised a marriage, they must either fulfil their commitments of the marriage or seek a divorce.
A decomposed carcass of a tiger was found in Mallayyanakatte lake on outskirts of Choudahalli village in Gundlupet taluk of Chamarajanagara district, in Karnataka on Tuesday, said an officer aware of the matter. The death occurred under Bandipura tiger reserve jurisdiction, said the officer . According to preliminary reports from the forest department, the eight-year-old tiger's carcass was found in the lake. The remains were found by a farmer, said the officer.
Two motorists were killed and four others were injured after a vehicle belonging to a relative of BJP MLA Hartalu Halappa rammed into several vehicles in central Bengaluru on Monday, police said, adding the driver was taken into custody for interrogation. Halappa is the legislator from Sagar constituency in Shivamogga. He is also the chairman of Mysore Sales International Limited. The vehicle belonging to the MLA's relative ran over Majeed Khan (36), a resident of HBR Layout and an automobile spare parts dealer, police said.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has finalised the coordinates of three possible landing sites for its third lunar mission ? Chandrayaan-3 ? expected to be launched later this year. All the probable landing sites are on the moon's south polar region on the side facing earth, senior scientists from the space agency said on Tuesday. Chandrayaan-3, expected to be launched at the end of 2023, will have a lander and a rover.
Union home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday chaired a parliamentary committee meeting on 'Left Wing Extremism (LWE)' and stressed that ?there is no place for violence and LWE ideas in self-reliant 'New India' under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi?. Shah also spoke of how security and development in LWE-affected areas are the main focus of the central government and that several flagship schemes are being launched to bolster development.
Silchar: The Assam government has converted two of its detention centres for foreigners into temporary prisons for those arrested for their involvement in child marriages in the state, officials said on Tuesday. State police has already lodged 4,074 cases and arrested 2,510 individuals till Tuesday afternoon, according to Prashanta Kumar Bhuyan, inspector general of police, law and order. Far, 450 arrested persons have been shifted there.
Nipun Goel and Nikunj Goel, the twins from Uttar Pradesh's Hapur district, on Tuesday scored 100 and 99.998 percentile, respectively, in the Joint Entrance Examination (Main), the results which they said brought them a step closer to achieving their dream of studying computer science at an Indian Institute of Technology. It was a good learning experience as they studied under a roof, and scored similar marks in school exams, the brothers said.
Advocate LC Victoria Gowri taking over as a judge followed unexpected twists over the previous 24 hours that witnessed an urgent hearing granted to the petitions against her appointment; a swearing-in scheduled on the cusp of the proceedings; the constitution and re-constitution of SC benches; and finally, the suspense around an expedited hearing.
New Delhi Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday used the discussion on the President's speech to attack the Centre over the sharp rise in the fortunes of the Adani Group, linking State foreign visits to global gains made by the tycoon, even as treasury benches hit back, asking for proof and blaming the Congress for past scams. This included members from the Trinamool Congress, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Bahujan Samaj Party and Communist Party of India.
India will host the G20 foreign ministers' meeting at a large hall within the Rashtrapati Bhavan complex as the initial choice of venue ? the convention centre at Pragati Maidan ? will not be ready in time for the meet next month, people familiar with the matter said. The construction of the ?2,700-crore Pragati Maidan redevelopment project started in July 2018 and was to be completed by the end of 2020.
?The Chhattisgarh high court has sought a reply from the secretariat of the Governor of Chhattisgarh during the hearing of a writ petition that challenged the alleged delay in the grant of assent to two bills related to reservations that were sent by the state government to governor Anusuya Uike's office. Chhattisgarh's advocate general Satish Chandra Verma and senior lawyer Kapil Sibal argued in court that the governor couldn't block the bills which were unanimously passed by the state assembly.
Here are today's top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times. UK counterpart James, Jaishankar Cleverly discuss bilateral ties External affairs minister S Jaishankar and his UK counterpart James Cleverly reviewed bilateral relations and India's G20 presidency during a phone conversation on Tuesday. Cleverly called Jaishankar ahead of his expected visit to India to attend a meeting of G20 foreign ministers during March 1-2.
West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday asserted that Mamata Banerjee's is the only party that can oust the double engine government of the BJP, and provide the people of the country with an alternative to the saffron camp. Two years ago, our party leaders and activists were attacked, their vehicles vandalized. Some of them were illegally put behind the bars.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday alleged that India's foreign policy under the BJP-led ruling dispensation has aligned with the interests of billionaire industrialist Gautam Adani. Gandhi cited the example of Australia, saying Prime Minister Modi's visited that country and with "magic" USD 1 billion was given to Adani by the State Bank of India.
NEW?DELHI:?External affairs minister S Jaishankar and his UK counterpart James Cleverly reviewed bilateral relations and India's G20 presidency during a phone conversation on Tuesday. Cleverly called Jaishankar ahead of his expected visit to India to attend a meeting of G20 foreign ministers during March 1-2. This was the first contact between Jaishankar and Cleverly since a two-part BBC documentary on the 2002 sectarian violence in Gujarat triggered a controversy in India.
Accusing Rahul Gandhi of making baseless, shameless and reckless allegations against BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Congress itself was involved in "big scams" which "tarnished" the image of the country. Prasad also referred to the National Herald case and the AgustaWestland scam case to attack the Gandhi family. "Corruption and giving protection to the corrupt have been the history of Rahul Gandhi and his family," Prasad said.