The government on Tuesday shot down the Opposition's demand that the triple talaq bill be sent to a select committee of the Rajya Sabha, but indicated that it might be open to accepting some of the amendments to the bill suggested by the Opposition.
Most parties are against the provision for jailing offenders - they say they don't want a civil matter to be criminalised.
The Congress had moved amendments to certain provisions of the bill in the Lok Sabha, but did not press for a vote.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said that the government would like the Congress to maintain the stand it took in the Lok Sabha by not pressing for amendments. The Left parties (CPM and CPI), SP, BSP, NCP, RJD and a host of other parties have issues with the Bill in its present form. The govt is set to put up the bill for consideration in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
The Bill on instant triple talaq will likely be sent to a select committee after a discussion in the Rajya Sabha tomorrow.
Recently, the bill was passed without much opposition in the Lok Sabha as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government enjoys an absolute majority in the Lower House of Parliament.
The Lok Sabha has on thursday passed the controversial bill making instant talaq illegal with up to three years in jail for the husband.
On Tuesday, before the bill was tabled in the Rajya Sabha, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and others have noted their reservations over the bill and wanted it to be referred to a select panel of parliamentarians.
The sources said the ministers were learnt to have told the opposition members that the bill cannot be sent to a select committee on the basis of views expressed in the BAC and if they want to do so, they can defeat it on the floor of the House. "We have told Congress that since they have not pressed for any amendments in the Lok Sabha, they should do the same in the Rajya Sabha", Kumar told reporters. "There is no question of us not standing by anything that empowers women".
The 20-year-old cosmetics entrepreneur is apparently self-conscious about the weight and doesn't want to be seen because of it. Kendall's fans rallied behind her and applauded her silly and effective response to put all speculations to end.
Calling them "New India Voters", he exhorted them to cast their votes saying it will prove to be the "bedrock of New India". Modi also said: "January 26, 2018, will especially be remembered through the ages".
New Years Eve lows around Branch County are expected to get down to five below with wind chills between five and 15 below zero. Afternoon temperatures though will recuperate back in the lower 50s with finally some sunshine.
Workers in New York City who are employed at businesses with at least 11 employees will now earn a minimum wage of $13/hour. On Sunday, the general minimum wage will increase from $9.70 an hour to $10.40 an hour.
In week 9, the Colts defeated the Texans 20-14, the first game that the Texans played without young quarterback Deshaun Watson . Questions will now swirl as to whether O'Brien will remain the Texans coach for the 2018-2019 season.
Garner's oldest daughter, Erica, became a prominent activist and outspoken critic of police misconduct after her father's death. In 2015, New York City agreed to pay $5.9m (£4.4m) to his family after a civil lawsuit.
He warned that Iran will use its right to reciprocate the enemies' hostile moves in a way that they will regret their deeds. Iranians were hoping for improved living conditions following the nuclear deal and the lifting of some worldwide sanctions.
The suspect rammed a DCSO marked unit causing injury to a deputy. "He loved to serve", Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said. An emergency call came in just after 6:30 a.m. about a domestic violence incident at Copper Canyon Apartments.
People find it easy to one day use the "R" (retirement) word. "What he has done in the last few years is incredible", said Aruna. I think that is just truly commendable. "India is proud of your exemplary success at the World Rapid Chess Championship".
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Anyone out celebrating overnight will get an extra blast of arctic air that could drop temperatures to -5 and -20 degrees. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until noon today as wind chills dip to -25. "It's downright bitter cold", he said.
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Reliance Jio beats Vodafone, Airtel to top 4G speeds chart
Last weekend, Jio also announced two new prepaid plans - priced at ₹199 and ₹299 - as a part of its Happy New Year 2018 offer. Other plans for Reliance Jio are Rs 399, Rs 459, Rs 499 and Rs 509, which have different validity periods and data benefits.
Deadly Bronx, New York Fire Kills 12
She then rushed to the Jacobi Medical Center where she got the awful news , "That's when I find out they all dead". One violation was for a broken smoke detector in an apartment on the first floor that was reported in August.