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Tassaduq Mufti after taking oath in the BJP-PDP coalition government

Brother Tassaduq’s induction may help Mehbooba tighten her grip over PDP

A cinematographer by profession, 45-year-old Tassaduq served as the coordinator of the CM’s grievance cell until he took oath as minister Thursday
Muslim women

Will triple talaq bill stand the test of constitutionality in courts?

The bill is full of redundant provisions, and will likely prove to be ineffectual in its approach. It actually does little to help Muslim women.
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge in the Lok Sabha

Not just opposition, NDA ally JD(U) also raised objections to triple talaq bill

The parties urged the government to make changes in the bill and send it to a standing committee for a further review of the draft. New Delhi: Despite backing the triple talaq bill in Parliament, opposition parties as well NDA partner JD(U) Thursday raised objections to certain provisions, such as making the practice a criminal offence, and the issue of subsistence allowance. They urged the government to make changes in the bill and send it to a standing committee for a further review of the draft. Congress “All of us are supporting this bill, but there are certain lacunae which should and can be rectified in the standing committee,” said Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress’s leader of the House in the Lok Sabha. “We can sit together and sort this out in a time-bound manner.” Amendments moved by Congress MPs — Suhmita Dev and Adhir Ranjan Choudhary — on the bill were rejected through a voice...

As India debates triple talaq, here are 9 Islamic countries that have regulated divorce

Many Islamic countries have outlawed the concept of 'instant' triple talaq. ThePrint takes a look at few of these countries.
File photo Narendra Modi in Gujarat

BJP to keep Gujarat—but only just

BJP has suffered significant losses in Saurashtra region, but has kept its hold over central, north and south Gujarat; Congress leading in over 69 seats
BJP’s victory march continues in UP, wins 14 out of 16 mayor posts in civic polls

BJP’s victory march continues in UP, wins 14 out of 16 mayor posts in civic polls

The victory comes at a time when the BJP is aiming to win all the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state in the 2019 general election.
A muslim woman showing the polling mark on her finger during the 2012 polls.

From parties to media, everyone’s uninterested in the Muslim vote bank in Gujarat

There appears to be a consensus to not address Muslims as a potential political category, and view them purely as voters, and not as Muslims. ​

AIADMK merger may help BJP ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls

The national party is believed to have played a role in bringing the two rival factions together in order to prevent defections.

Gorakhpur: CM’s mutt aides may have missed signs of looming crisis

The UP government’s handling of the situation would give the Opposition the pound of meat to attack both Adityanath and Modi, and raise serious questions about their claim of good governance Rajgopal Singh

On Camera

You know who’s really going local? Not RWA uncles, but Indian millennials

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Atmanirbhar Bharat plan three months ago, but India’s millennials have been vocal for local for some time now.
Mukesh Ambani at ThePrint Off the Cuff

Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India, China generals meet today as ‘PLA keeps up Pangong incursions, blocks army at Depsang’

The fresh round of dialogue comes as India and China have hit a stalemate in military talks with regard to disengagement at multiple flashpoints in Ladakh.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.