National Herald, Triple Talaq, Infosys: Top Stories Of The Day

Fri, 12 May 2017 17:08 IST

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National Herald, Triple Talaq, Infosys: Top Stories Of The Day
News wrap of the day

Triple Talaq Is Worst Form Of Marriage Dissolution, Says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today said the practice of triple talaq was the "worst" and "not desirable" form of dissolution of marriages among Muslims, even though there were schools of thought which termed it as "legal".

There are "school of thoughts (which) say that triple talaq is legal, but it is the worst and not desirable form for dissolution of marriages among Muslims," a five-judge constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar, said on the second day of continued hearing on the matter.

The observation came when former Union Minister and senior advocate Salman Khurshid, who is assisting the court in his personal capacity, told the bench that it is not an issue where judicial scrutiny is required and moreover women have the right to say 'no' to triple talaq by stipulating a condition to this effect in 'nikahnama' (marriage contract).

Delhi High Court clears Decks For IT Assessment Into National Herald Case

The Delhi High Court on Friday declined to entertain a plea by Young Indian Private Limited, of which Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi are the main stakeholders, challenging Income Tax notices on the company - clearing the decks for an IT probe.

The case stems from a complaint by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy who had alleged "cheating" in the acquisition of Associated Journal Limited (AJL), the publisher of National Herald, by Young Indian Private Limited -- a firm in which Sonia and Rahul Gandhi each have a 38 per cent stake.

Swamy had alleged that Congress gave an unsecured loan to YIL to acquire AJL.

PM Modi In Sri Lanka, Stresses On Peace And Harmony

In the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to the Tamil-dominated tea plantation area in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said there is no better place than a peaceful and harmonious multi-language society that unifies cultures and bonds people.

"There is no better place than a multi-language society with peace and harmony," he said with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe by his side.

He was speaking at a public meeting after dedicating a 150-bed state-of-art hospital constructed with Indian aid, and pointed out that he is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit "this beautiful region".

Infosys Pushes Salary Hikes To July, Even Later For Executives

Infosys has deferred salary hikes for employees to July and even later in case of senior executives as the Indian tech industry struggles to cope with uncertain environment and visa-related issues in key markets like the US.

Typically, the country's second-largest software services firm rolls out increments from April but this year the hikes have been pushed back to next quarter. Infosys has over two lakh employees.

In an e-mail to employees, Infosys Chief Operating Officer UB Pravin Rao said the compensation review for employees ranked JL5 (job level 5) and below will be effective from July.

Amitabh Bachchan Appointed WHO Goodwill Ambassador For Hepatitis

Celebrated Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan, a Hepatitis B conqueror, was on Friday appointed the WHO Goodwill Ambassador for the Hepatitis awareness programme in southeast Asia region. He says nobody should suffer from the disease.

The veteran actor has been brought on board to boost awareness and intensify action to arrest the Hepatitis epidemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced in a statement.

"I am absolutely committed to the cause of Hepatitis. As a person living with Hepatitis-B, I know the pain and sufferings that Hepatitis causes. No one should ever suffer from viral Hepatitis," Amitabh said.