A new bill in France, which will allow women under 43 to access IVF treatments, irrespective of their sexual orientation, has provoked protests in Paris from people who want such treatment to be restricted to heterosexual couples. France was also one of the few countries which saw widespread protests against the legalization of gay marriage in 2013.
Shabana, a 43-year-old woman in Udipi has filed a complaint against her husband 50-year-old Shakeel Ahmed under the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019. This is the second triple talaq case registered in Udipi in a month. Shakeel who has been mentally and physically torturing his wife, uttered talaq thrice to her last month.
A special Supreme Court bench will hear today the plea over cutting of trees in Aarey Colony in Mumbai. It was set up after a delegation of students led by a Noida-based law student wrote to the Chief Justice of India yesterday, seeking his intervention in the matter. The letter questioned the hurried work done following a Mumbai High Court order.
The supreme court ordered the demolition of apartment complexes in Maradu, Kochi for violating Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ Act) norms. This has affected the real estate industry, especially in Kerala. People who are planning to buy homes now have apprehensions. They also express reluctance to invest if the real estate has had issues in the past.
National broadcaster Prasar Bharati has suspended an official at its Doordarshan Chennai office for cutting out some parts of PM Modi’s speech during his visit to the city. The order dated October 1 was signed by Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati. It says the official was placed under suspension and disciplinary action contemplated.
The Centre urged the UK to resolve Visa related issues faced by Indian students in Britain. Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla conveyed this to Glyn Williams, Director for Immigration and Citizenship during a diplomatic talk in the UK. The UK excluded India from a list of nations entitled to Tier 4 overseas student visa relaxations.