The big news: Centre takes no stand on Section 377, and nine other top stories
Fadu News 2018-07-12 00:02:21
A look at the headlines right now:
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- Centre says it does not contest the right to choose a partner during hearing on Section 377: The 19th-Century law criminalises ‘unnatural sex, against the order of nature’, which is punishable with life imprisonment.
- India overtakes France to become world’s sixth-biggest economy, says report: At the end of 2017, India’s Gross Domestic Product was $2.597 trillion while France’s was $2.582 trillion, according to World Bank data.
- CBI files chargesheet against Uttar Pradesh BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar: The Bangermau MLA is already in jail for allegedly raping the teenager in June 2017.
- ‘Either we will shut down Taj Mahal or you demolish or restore it,’ Supreme Court tells Centre: The top court said the preservation of the 16th-century mausoleum is a ‘hopeless cause’.
- Toll rises to 179 in flood-related incidents in Japan, power and water supply hit: At least 70 people are still missing.
- Plea filed in Delhi HC against ‘Sacred Games’, demands deletion of ‘derogatory’ scenes: The petitioner alleged that the Netflix show has scenes where derogatory language has been used against former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
- Centre opposes plea in Supreme Court seeking to make women also liable for adultery: The government argued that striking down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code will threaten the sanctity of marriage.
- US President Donald Trump accuses Germany of being Russia’s captive: German Chancellor Angela Merkel dismissed his allegations, saying Berlin made its own decisions and policies.
- Telangana Police ban spiritual leader from Hyderabad for six months for ‘provocative statements’: The head of Sri Peetham of Kakinada, Swami Paripoornananda, was earlier under house arrest but has now been shifted out of the city.
- UK’s data protection watchdog to fine Facebook £5,00,000 in Cambridge Analytica scandal: The Information Commissioner’s Office will also bring a criminal suit against the political consulting firm’s parent company SCL Elections.