Friday morning news brief, December 8

Friday morning brief Dec 8 2017
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Here’s everything you need to know to start your day…
Cristiano Ronaldo has won his 5th Ballon d’Or award 2017. Ronaldo won the award for the fifth time and the second year in a row. He beat Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Brazilian footballer Neymar who came second and third respectively. “This is something I look forward to every year,” said Ronaldo, after receiving the award in Paris. Read
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Wife’s religion does not merge with husband’s after marriage, the Supreme Court has said. The apex court disagreed with the <a href=”https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/wifes-religion-does-not-merge-with-husbands-after-marriage-sc/articleshow/61972276.cms”>Bombay high court&rsquo;s</a> ruling and requested the Valsad Zoroastrian Trust to review its decision of restricting a Parsi woman from performing the last rites of her parents only because she married outside the community. &ldquo;No question of merger of woman&rsquo;s religion with that of her husband&rsquo;s. Only she on her own volition can give up her religion,&rdquo; said the court.
The CJI has formed a panel to probe alleged role of a judge who defied SC order on medical seats. The three-judge panel will inquire into the alleged role of an Allahabad high court judge who despite the Supreme Court ban, granted permission to private medical colleges to admit students. Earlier, a CBI probe was launched into the medical seats scam and an ex-judge of the Orissa high court was also arrested.
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The Railway Protection Force has arrested over 11 lakh people in 2016 for stealing railway property. According to the RPF, they caught people stealing pandrol clips, fishplates, bolts, overhead wires, rails, bathroom fittings in train coaches, and even tubelights, fan, hand towels and blankets from AC coaches. 2.23 lakh people were arrested in Maharashtra, followed by Uttar Pradesh with 1.22 lakh nabs.
The Bombay high court has expressed concern over rewards announced to “kill” actress Deepika Padukone. The court made this remark on Padmavati row and expressed concern over the “open threats” which are being made to stall the release of the film. The court also slammed the CBI and the CID for their failure to trace the absconding killers of rationalists Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare.
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