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SC rules out Sharia Courts and fatwas, terms it illegal

New Delhi, July 07 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday issued a landmark judgement where it declared that the Sharia Courts and religious decrees or fatwas are illegal if they tread on the rights of an individual. The court further objected to the Sharia Courts ordering punishments against innocent people and said that no religion permits the same. The court was hearing a petition challenging the functioning of parallel courts in India. Jul 7, 2014
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Politicos react over Rangarajan panel report claiming 3 out of 10 Indians poor

New Delhi, July 07 (ANI): Political leaders on Monday draw mixed reaction over C Rangarajan panel report claiming 3 out of 10 Indians poor. BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the government will work in this regard unlike the previous government and control poverty. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar and Congress leader Rajeev Shukla also condemned the number of poor people in the country. Meanwhile, TMC leader Saugata Roy said that said that the report is not sacred and such reports keep coming in. SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that Rangarajan should be given Rs 100 daily and asked to survive. BSP Chief Mayawati and CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury said that such reports are like making fun of poor. Jul 7, 2014
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Political leaders on Budget Session

New Delhi, July 07 (ANI): The Budget Session of the 16th Lok Sabha began on Monday with high expectations. The 42-day-long Budget Session of Parliament will have 28 sittings. During this period, Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government_s first Railway and General Budgets on July 8 and July 10 respectively. A heated debate is expected in Parliament as the Opposition parties are likely to take up the issue of price rise, fuel price hike and the revision of rail fares. Jul 7, 2014
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Market expert on Nifty hitting all-time high ahead of Budget; Sensex crossing 26000

New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): The BSE Sensex breached 26,000 to hit a record high on Monday ahead of an event-heavy week that will see the Narendra Modi government presenting its first budget. The NSE Nifty also maintained its record-breaking trend and gathered another 36.35 points, or 0.46 per cent, to hit a new all-time high of 7,787.95 points, surpassing its previous intra-day high of 7,758.00, touched in Friday_s trade. Jul 7, 2014
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Political rally gathers hundreds in support for Pakistan army

Pakistan's fourth-largest political party, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, holds a meeting in Karachi to show support for the national army and the offensive it is leading against the Taliban in the northwestern part of the country. Duration: 01:13 Jul 7, 2014
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Government_s decision not to release Rajiv Gandhi assassins draws mixed response from politicos

Chennai, July 7 (ANI): Politicos gave mixed responses to the central government opposing the decision of the ruling party of Tamil Nadu to release seven convicts sentenced to life imprisonment in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Gandhi was killed in 1991 while campaigning in Tamil Nadu by an ethnic Tamil suicide bomber from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a separatist rebel group from neighbouring Sri Lanka. Twenty-six people were convicted in 1998 for their roles in planning and carrying out the murder. DMK leader, T. K. S. Elangovan, said the arrested are not the actual offenders. However, Congress leader, S. Vijayadharani welcomed the decision and said the state government had no right to release the convicts. Jul 7, 2014
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Ramadan spirit at Iftar party prompts Bollywood superstars Shahrukh and Salman to hug it out

Mumbai, July 7 (ANI): The true spirit of Ramadan prompted the two warring Bollywood superstars, Shahrukh and Salman, to hug out their differences in showbiz capital, Mumbai. Both stars hugged each other at the Iftar party hosted by Congress leader, Baba Siddique who had invited both the national heart throbs. The duo, who had shared cold vibes since 2008, scrapped their differences by embracing each other at the bash. While talking to the media persons on the occasion, Salman credited Siddique for making them meet. Siddique also expressed happiness over their meeting. Jul 7, 2014
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Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on budget session

New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan on Monday spoke about the budget session which is going to the start form today. She said that session will try to find solutions for the financial situation of the country. Jul 7, 2014
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TN politicians condemn central government_s affidavit against Tamil fishermen

Chennai, July 7 (ANI): Political leaders from Tamil Nadu opposed the recently-filed affidavit by the central government in Madras High Court depriving the Tamil fishermen the right to fish around the Katchatheevu Island, a disputed territory between India and Sri Lanka. Reportedly, the affidavit said the international border issue between India and Sri Lanka was a settled issue, while the ruling government of Tamil Nadu, led by Jayalalithaa demanded retrieval of Katchatheevu Island, reflecting the concerns of Tamil Nadu in the region. Congress leader S Vijayadharani, said this was a shocking step by the central government which curbed the rights of Tamil fishermen. Even Tamil Nadu_s opposition party, DMK said the decision by the Modi-led government was a wrong step. Jul 7, 2014
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Tax exemption, women_s incentives, infrastructural reforms expected in upcoming budget

Kolkata/ New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): While the common Indian pinned hopes on the Modi government for tax exemption and women_s incentives, experts looked forward to the upcoming budget as a check on inflation and a boost to investment and infrastructure. The Union Budget will be presented by the Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, on July 10. A resident of Kolkata, Manoj Dalal, hoped the budget would bring relief to women. Another resident of the city, Sanjay Shroff, hoped that the Modi government would bail the people out of the tax burden. Jul 7, 2014