The Morning Wrap: Maria Sharapova Fails Drug Test; Pune Women Study At School For Adults

08/03/2016 9:54 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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If Muslim men can have four wives then why not women, asked a judge in Kerala, while declaring that personal laws followed by Muslims were heavily biased towards men, and that religious leaders reinforced male dominance. "Personal law is loaded with discrimination. Besides denying equality, it also denies women’s right to property and other issues,” Justice B Kamal Pasha said.

After the JNU row and the suicide of a Dalit scholar at University of Hyderabad, a student of Allahabad University has said that she is being harassed for challenging key decisions made by the educational institution, including the invitation to BJP lawmaker Yogi Adityanath for inaugurating the Students' Union hall, last year.

The Delhi Police on Monday arrested Adarsh Sharma of Purvanchal Sena for offering a reward of ₹11 lakh for shooting JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar. Sharma had put up around 1,000 posters across New Delhi claiming the same.

A woman jumped from the second floor of a building in Howrah, West Bengal, after three men, including her boyfriend, allegedly tried to rape her. A pile of sand on the ground broke her fall and saved her life. She was rushed to a hospital with serious injuries to her face and head.

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In an FIR against HRD Minister Smriti Irani, who was in a car accident recently, the family of the doctor who died on spot has claimed that his daughter and nephew, who were also a part of the accident, had to wait seven hours before getting proper medical help.

Nalini Sriharan, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has filed a petition with the Madras High Court seeking a three-day parole to participate in the her father's death rituals. Sriharan is one of the four convicts who were originally given death sentence in the assassination case.

The Bengaluru Bench of the Debt Recovery Tribunal has temporarily restrained UK-based Diageo Plc from paying $75 million to businessman Vijay Mallya as per the reported agreement signed with him. Reportedly Diageo was to pay the amount in a five-year period to Mallya for stepping down from the post of Chairperson of United Spirits Ltd and agreeing not to compete in business with it for a certain period.

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, the highest-paid woman in sports, said on Monday that she failed a drug test at the Australian Open due to a substance she has been taking for 10 years for health issues.

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150 women in Pune are earning and being educated in a school meant for adults. Swati Walimbe, The Principal of the school said that most of the women, who are between the ages of 35-40, still hide from their family that they are studying.

On Sunday morning, a Nigerian man killed his friend in a Mumbai suburb when their argument over the greatness of their favourite football stars — Barcelona's Lionel Messi Vs Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo — turned fatal.

A mockumentary titled Not Fit by Malayalam and Hindi film actor Sudev Nair is creating waves on social media for it's deadpan look at the often-tragicomic lives of struggling actors in Mumbai.

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In an opinion piece in The Hindu by RK Raghavan, the author argues whether the alleged fake encounter of Ishrat Jahan near Ahmedabad on 15 June, 2004 is still being politicised. "The point is the charge that Ishrat was an LeT operative was based on categorical Intelligence Bureau (IB) reports... The IB is neither omniscient nor infallible. It can commit a mistake, and has done so on several occasions. But then what we would like to know is whether there was a dialogue at all between the then Director, IB, and the then Home Minister P Chidambaram on this," he writes.

Omkar Goswami, in an opinion piece in The Indian Express says that Jaitley’s third budget is well-directed, but that India must hope that the government can meet the tight fiscal deficit conditions in difficult times.

An opinion piece by Prem Chowdhry in The Tribune tries to find out how exactly women are trying to 'empower' themselves. Quoting a 2011 study Chowdhry says that women in rural India think that property is their vision of empowering themselves. "Possessing means of production not only entails possessing a source of income but also source of authority/power/status and mobility — leading to access to other facilities like education and health," he writes.

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