WION evening news brief, November 21, 2017
A petition to put an end to the practice of triple talaq had been placed before the Supreme Court by five Muslim women. Photograph: (Zee News Network)
The Centre has decided to bring in legislation during the winter session of Parliament to end the practice of triple talaq. Sources said that a ministerial committee has been constituted to frame a law.
A journalist has been shot dead in Tripura, by a jawan of the 2nd Tripura State Rifles (TSR) in RK Nagar, about 20 kms from the state capital Agartala.
At least 50 people were killed today when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, police said, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists.
The Kerala High Court on Tuesday ordered the screening of Malayalam film S Durga at the ongoing IFFI in Goa, days after the Information and Broadcasting Ministry dropped the movie from the festival.
Dalveer Bhandari who was re-elected to the International Court of Justice after Britain pulled out of the race thanked the Indian government on Tuesday.
"The win wouldn't have been possible without the support of PM Narendra Modi and Sushma Swaraj," Dalveer Bhandari said, adding,"the win happened due to coincidence."