Wednesday Morning News Brief, May 17

Wednesday morning brief May 17 2017
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The All-India Muslim Personal Law Board informed the Supreme Court women can pronounce triple talaq too. “The woman can also negotiate in the nikahnama and include provisions therein consistent with Islamic law to contractually stipulate that her husband does not resort to triple talaq, she has right to pronounce triple talaq in all forms, and ask for very high ‘mehr’ amount in case of talaq and impose such other conditions as are available to her in order to protect her dignity,” the Muslim law board said.
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India said Pakistan’s arguments on Kulbhushan Jadhav case in the International Court of Justice were ‘contradictory’ and ‘inconsistent’. During the proceedings at the international court, Pakistan cited non-establishment of Jadhav’s identity as an Indian national as the reason for denial of consular access to him. However, Harish Salve, India’s attorney at the ICJ, showed the bench a copy of the FIR that was registered against Jadhav describing him as a former commander of the Indian Navy. “Salve asked how there could be any confusion about Jadhav’s identity.
The Income Tax department conducted raids at more than 20 locations in connection with alleged benami deals by the RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and members of his family. The I-T department’s investigation wing targeted 10 shell companies and 12 individuals in connection with a probe for the rights of a company which owned a farmhouse in Delhi’s Sainik Farms. A house in the capital’s posh New Friends Colony, alleged to be a benami property owned by one of Lalu’s sons, was also searched.Times Now had reported last week that Prasad’s daughter Misha and son-in-law Shailesh used a shell company KHK Holdings to buy a 2.8-acre farmhouse in Sainik Farms.
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10-15 Maoists were gunned down in an encounter with the security forces in Chhattisgarh. The operation was carried out in Bijapur’s Basakura area by a joint team of CRPF, CoBRA, Special Task Force and District Reserve Group. The mission was coordinated by a joint command and closely monitored from Raipur, DIG Dantewada P Sunderraj is heard saying in an interview to ANI. Sunderraj called the mission a “very successful operation.”
Sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra approached the CBI with ‘evidence’ against party chief Arvind Kejriwal and two AAP MLAs. “We have submitted evidence of irregularities in donations, black money used to fund AAP and involvement of shell companies to CBI,” Mishra said after coming out of CBI office. “The truth will soon come out before the public. Now Arvind Kejriwal cannot escape,” he later tweeted.
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