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14 January, 2019 11:48 AM Singapore may tighten adoption law after gay father adopted son

Singapore: Singapore is looking to strengthen its adoption laws after a gay man won an appeal to legally adopt his biological son in a landmark court ruling last year, its social affairs minister said on Monday. The man, after learning he was unlikely to be able to adopt a child in Singapore as a gay man, paid $200,000 for a woman to carry his child 233

10 January, 2019 9:21 AM Winter Session of Parliament: Productivity of Rajya Sabha at 18%, Lok Sabha at 46%

Productivity of the session was the third-lowest in the 16th Lok Sabha The Winter Session of Parliament ended on January 9 shortly after the Rajya Sabha passed The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Upper House had been extended by a day to help pass the constitutional amendment bill. The Lok Sabha ended on January 8, after clearing the same bill. According 234

9 January, 2019 4:15 PM Tata Steel BSL to raise Rs 24,000 cr from Tata Steel

Tata Steel BSL said its board has approved a proposal to raise up to Rs 24,000 crore through an issue of preference shares to Tata Steel on private placement basis. Tata Steel last year acquired Tata Steel BSL, formerly known as Bhushan Steel, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Bamnipal Steel. "The board at its meeting held today, considered and approved 125

7 January, 2019 2:47 PM Despite opposition uproar, Lok Sabha passes Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2018

New Delhi: Amid uproar created by the opposition on various issues, the Lok Sabha on Monday passed 'The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018'. The bill was introduced by Union Minister PP Choudhary. The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 will amend the Divorce Act, 1869; Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act, 1939; Special Marriage Act, 1954; Hindu Marriage 177

7 January, 2019 7:20 AM Mining dependents march to Goa Transport minister's residence

Sudin Dhavalikar had earlier also assured to take up their woes with Modi, he said, adding that the march to his private residence on Monday was to follow up the issue. Hundreds of people dependent on the mining industry in Goa on January 7 marched to Transport Minister Sudin Dhavalikar's residence near here over their demand for resumption of iron ore extraction 93

4 January, 2019 8:28 AM US Issues China Travel Advisory Amid Increased Tensions

Tensions with China increased after Canadian police arrested Huawei Technologies Co Ltd chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou at the request of the US The US State Department on Thursday renewed its warning for US citizens traveling in China to exercise increased caution due to "arbitrary enforcement of local laws" amid heightened diplomatic tensions 220

1 January, 2019 4:13 AM Thai Man Guns Down 6 Family Members, Including Kids At New Year Party

A Thai man who felt slighted by his in-laws shot dead six family members including his two young children at a New Year's Eve party before turning the gun on himself, police said Tuesday. The mass shooting took place 10 minutes after midnight as Sucheep Sornsung joined his wife's family to ring in the New Year in the southern province of Chumphon 131

28 December, 2018 12:01 AM Woman Allegedly Burnt For Dowry In Greater Noida

A 30-year-old woman received severe burn injuries after she was allegedly set on fire by her in-laws over dowry in Greater Noida, police said on Thursday. The incident took place on Wednesday at Kalupura village under Rabupura police station limits, a police official said. "A complaint was made by the woman's brother, who has alleged that her in-laws 96

27 December, 2018 1:43 PM If parliament can enact laws to ban dowry, sati, it can also approve bill to ban triple talaq: Smriti Irani

Union minister Smriti Irani said if Parliament can enact laws to ban dowry and the practice of sati, it can also approve the bill to ban instant triple talaq. Intervening in the debate in Lok Sabha on the bill to penalise the practice of instant triple talaq, she slammed the Congress saying it missed opportunities to bring a similar law when in power 86

18 December, 2018 1:14 PM All Women Party Launched In Delhi; Representing Underprivileged On Agenda

Inspired by the decades old National Women's Party in the United States, a 36-year-old doctor and social activist launched a women's only party on Tuesday to fight for issues like reservation for women in Parliament and harassment of women at workplace. The newly formed National Women's Party (NWP) is being headed by Swetha Shetty, who said the party's 93