Kulbhushan Jadhav, Presidential Election, RBI: Unmissable Morning Round-Up
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Will Bring New Law If Triple Talaq Struck Down: Centre Tells Supreme Court
A new law to regulate marriage and divorce among the Muslim community would be brought, if all forms of divorce including triple talaq are struck down, the government told the Supreme Court.
The Centre, which also sought that the issues of polygamy and 'nikah halala' should not be excluded from the ongoing deliberations, got an assurance from the apex court that these aspects were open and would be dealt with later.
The government termed all the three forms of divorce among the Muslim community –- talaq-e-biddat, talaq hasan and talaq ahsan, as ‘unilateral’ and ‘extra-judicial’.
ICJ Denying Permission To Play Jadhav's 'Confessional' Video Setback To Pak: Salve
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) denying permission to Pakistan to play a ‘confessional’ video of Kulbhushan Jadhav during the public hearing was a setback for Islamabad, India's lead attorney Harish Salve said.
During the hearing, Pakistan had sought permission to play the purported video of Jadhav admitting he was a ‘spy’ to support its allegations that retired Navy officer was sent by India to carry out espionage activities and was arrested from the restive Balochistan province.
But the ICJ denied permission to the Pakistani side.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Backs President Pranab For Second Term
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has pitched for building a consensus on the next president, suggesting that the BJP should initiate talks with political parties and favouring a second term for Pranab Mukherjee.
The main opposition Congress, however, remained non-committal on backing Mukherjee, saying "It is for the ruling party to decide".
Kumar, also the JD(U) president, said re-election of Mukherjee by consensus will set a good precedent, but added it was for the ruling party at the Centre to decide on the candidate after taking on board "all parties".
China Dismisses India's Concerns Over OBOR
China has dismissed India's concerns over the Belt and Road initiative, saying the mega venture has broad international support and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project which is a part of it will not affect Beijing's stand on Kashmir.
Reacting to India's reservations over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project of China's prestigious One Belt and Road (OBOR), the Chinese Foreign Ministry said over 100 countries and organisations were already involved in the venture.
ATMs Remained Shut On Precautionary Ground
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked banks to follow the instructions of government organisation CERT-In on ransomware, which has impacted various IT networks in over 150 countries.
As part of precautionary measures, banks did not operate some ATMs running on old software in view of threat from ransomware 'WannaCry'.
There are a total of 2.2 lakh ATMs in India, of which few may be running on old Windows XP. Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has come out with a list of dos and dont's and webcast on how to protect networks from the global ransomware attack.