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Can women be given option of saying no to triple talaq: SC to AIMPLB

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today asked the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) whether a woman can be given an option of saying 'no' to triple talaq at the time of execution of 'nikahnama' (Islamic marriage contract).

A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar also said if all 'Qazis' can be asked to include this condition at the time of marriage.

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Will deal with only triple talaq due to paucity of time: Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today said it was keeping open for adjudication in the future the issues of polygamy and 'nikah halala' among Muslims as the Centre insisted deliberations on these aspects as well.

"It may not be possible to deal with all the three issues in the limited time we have. We will keep them pending for future," a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said.

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SC orders Justice Karnan's medical check, judge hits back with mental test

New Delhi/Kolkata: The over-three-month standoff between the Supreme Court and Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan entered a fresh round on Monday, with the apex court ordering his medical examination as it expressed doubt if he was in a fit mental condition to defend himself.

But an unfazed Justice Karnan refused to undergo a medical check-up and instead directed Delhi Police to produce the seven judges before a psychiatric board.

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Amit Shah launches BJP's 'Vistar Yatra' from Naxalbari

Siliguri: BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday lunched at a tribal's house, and knocked on the doors of the locals here as part of an intensive booth-level mass contact programme in Naxalabari block -- the cradle of the 50-year-old Maoist movement in India -- in northern West Bengal's Darjeeling district.

Shah held a meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in booth number 93 of the Naxalbari assembly constituency at the house of the party's only panchayat member in the area -- Sadhana Mandal, to mark the start of his 15-day 'Vistar Yatra' to expand the party's base.

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Supreme  Court  sets aside High Court  Order  for  poor English

New Delhi: A recent judgment pronounced by the Himachal Pradesh High Court has been set aside by the Supreme Court because  of poor  English. The bench  comprising Justice M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta was shocked by the incomprehensible language used by the HC judge. Setting aside the order, the bench remanded it back to the high court judge for re-drafting.

Even a cursory look at one of the paragraphs given below is enough to gauge the level of convoluted language. "(The)...tenant in the demised premises stands aggrieved by the pronouncement made by the learned Executing Court upon his objections constituted there before...wherewithin the apposite unfoldments qua his resistance to the execution of the decree stood discountenanced by the learned Executing Court."

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SC takes up plea over national anthem, song in schools

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from the central government on a PIL seeking to ascertain the feasibility of singing the national anthem and the national song in schools and public offices.

The notice has also been issued to the Law Commission of India.

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