16 October 2016 Current Affairs

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina in Goa for bilateral talks, Bimstec

As host of this year’s BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Summit, India, as is the practice, can invite neighboring countries to join in for an outshine summit. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday arrived here ahead of the BRICS-Bimstec Outshine Summit and a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hasina landed in Goa at 10:30 a.m. and was greeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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“Honored to host you PM Hasina for BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit. We admire the strong ties between India and Bangladesh and applaud your role,” Modi said. The two leaders will hold a meeting later in the day to discuss a wide spectrum of mutual relations. Hasina will attend a ceremonial lunch hosted by Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar for all participants of BIMSTEK, before the chiefs of the member states hold talks over related issues. As host of this year’s BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Summit, India, as is the practice, can invite neighboring countries to join in for an advantage summit.

No Disputes on the ground of terrorism, no crack in China Wall, talks to continue: BRICKS Summit 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday told President Xi Jinping that India and China could not bear to have differences on the terror of terrorism and must look for common ground at the UN 1267 sanctions committee — but an unmoved Xi, against in concert that terrorism is a “key issue”, didn’t change the Chinese geography on Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar.In the end, the two leaders decided that China’s State Councillor Yang Jiechi — who was present at the 40-minute mutual meeting — would travel to India again and meet National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to discuss the issue further. Xi also did not budge on New Delhi’s other priority issue — India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group — during a “brief discussion” on the matter. They clinch the deal two sides would hold a second round of argument “soon”. The first round of argument took place between the top questioners in New Delhi in September.

Personal laws must be constitutionally flexible : Jaitley

In a Facebook post titled “Triple Talaq and the Government’s Affidavit”, he said governments in the past have divert from taking a absolute stand that personal laws must agree with fundamental rights but the present one has taken a clear position on the issue.“Personal laws have to be constitutionally flexible and the institution of triple talaq, therefore, will have to be judged on the example of equality and the Right to live with importance. Needless to say that the same example would be applicable to all other personal laws,” he said.Observing a that the constitutional validity of ‘triple talaq’ is categorical from the Uniform Civil Code, he said as of today, the issue before the Supreme Court is only with regard to the constitutional validity of triple talaq. In its affidavit in Supreme Court on October 7, the Law Ministry disagree that play game and triple talaq should be done away with, and said that such practices “cannot be regarded as essential or essential part of the religion”.

Updated: October 16, 2016 — 4:16 pm

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