Tuesday evening news brief, November 21

Tuesday evening brief Nov 21 2017
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
Centre considers introducing Bill to end triple talaq, in winter session of Parliament. This comes in the backdrop of the Supreme Court judgment of August 22 that set aside the practice of talaq-e-biddat among Muslims. A ministerial committee has been constituted to frame a law. There have been reports of a number of divorces by way of talaq-e-biddat even after the apex court judgment. Read more
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Bus conductor Ashok Kumar has been granted bail in the Pradhyumn murder case. Kumar was arrested hours after the September 8 murder of the 7-year-old from Ryan International School in Gurugram, Haryana. Then, in a startling new development, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) earlier this month apprehended another student of the school for the killing.
The IPS officer who cheated in UPSC exam has sought bail. The 29-year-old officer was found using high-tech gadgets to cheat in the main UPSC examination. His counsel RC Paul Kanagaraj said Karim was innocent and that the police had foisted the case on him due to some ulterior motive.
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Virat Kohli jumps to fifth spot in ICC Test rankings while Ravindra Jadeja has slipped to third. Kohli has edged Australia’s David Warner to claim fifth spot in the Test batsman table. With the Ashes starting December 23, and spanning five Test matches, Warner is likely to move past Kohli when the next ICC rankings reshuffle happens. Ravindra Jadeja lost 20 rating points as his role as a bowler was limited to just two overs across two innings at Eden Gardens, owing to the damp conditions.
‘Padmavati’ row: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has said the CBFC should be allowed to do its job. Amid rumours of a romantic dream sequence between Rajput queen Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji’s characters in the film, many Rajput groups have been protesting against the movie, alleging that it distorts history. The Rajasthan and UP governments have said that they would not allow the movie’s release in their respective states, till certain controversial portions in the film were removed.
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