Cabinet approves ordinance on Triple Talaq: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said : The Union Cabinet Tuesday gave its nod to issue the Triple Talaq ordinance, which makes the practice of instant triple talaq by Muslim men a penal offence. A bill which seeks to make the practice of talaq-e-biddat void is pending in Rajya Sabha. The bill will lapse on June 3 with the dissolution of the present Lok Sabha. The Cabinet has given its nod

Ordinance wrong, should be torn up, thrown away: Rahul Gandhi

In a dramatic appearance at the Press Club of India here, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Friday said the government was “wrong” in preparing an ordinance that seeks to save convicted lawmakers from disqualification and that, in his opinion, it should be “torn up and thrown away”. “What the government has done is wrong,” Gandhi told journalists in an impromptu press meet that took everyone by surprise. Gandhi chose to