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Consent to marriage is inherent in Hindu Marriage Act

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The order comes in response to a PIL which seeks to make free consent mandatory for the validation of a marriage. Consent of a bride to marriage is an inherent part of the Hindu marital law, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday. Issuing notices to the state of Karnataka, her husband and others, the court agreed not to reveal her identity as well as that of others referred to in her petition. Read More »

Syria to Pay 'Big Price' for Alleged Chemical Attack

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Those reports could not be independently verified because of a government blockade around the town. In terms of responsibility, Trump said: "If it's the Russians, if it's Syria , if it's Iran, if it's all of them together, we'll figure it out". Read More »

South Korean conservative heavyweight warns against "facade of peace" between two Koreas

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In Pyongyang's first mention of official dialogue with the U.S. and the summit with Seoul, the North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) added that Kim set "strategic and tactical issues" to be upheld by the Workers' Party. Japan has said North Korea abducted at least 17 Japanese citizens to train agents in the Japanese language and culture to spy on South Korea. The conservative leader also said the "fake inter-Korean peace show" marks the eighth time that the North has lied and ... Read More »

All eyes on Syria as USA weighs military strike: Here's the latest

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Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has also offered his support for US-led military action, saying: "If our alliance with our partners requires it, we will be present". A draft resolution requires 9 votes to be adopted in the 15-member council and no veto from the 5 permanent members - Britain, China, France , Russia and the United States. Read More »

UEFA charges Pep Guardiola, Liverpool after Champions League clash

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Just a week ago, City were favourites to reach the Champions League semi-finals, widely regarded as the best in the competition, and had the once in a lifetime opportunity of wrapping up the title against United beckoning as well. He was then forced to watch the second period from a seat in the stands next to his trusted adviser and confidante, Manel Estiarte, after being sent off by Lahoz for his outburst. Read More »

Encounter underway in J&K's Kulgam

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While police and army officials maintain that the search operation was in progress, sources said the security forces withdrew following the clashes. Forces blasted the houses in which militants were trapped. In the encounter, three security personnel were injured. The leaders also asked people to hold protests, tomorrow, against the killings in Kulgam . Read More »

Three UNSC resolutions on Syria fail; investigators on way

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Russian Federation had proposed setting up an investigative panel under rules that would have required Security Council approval of its findings - a measure the West charged would compromise its independence. Since the two Russian resolutions did not get a majority, none of the Western permanent members - the US, France or Britain had to veto them. Syria's United Nations envoy Bashar Ja'afari, speaking at the close of the meeting, emphasized that his Government had officially invited the ... Read More »

Trump Tells Russia to, "Get Ready"

Trump has largely avoided criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin by name, though he singled him out in a tweet over the weekend for supporting Assad. A Kremlin spokesman has said claims of a chemical weapons attack were fabricated. The drama at the United Nations came as night fell on Damascus and the long-suffering Syrian population braced for the diplomatic dance to transform into new round of global military action. Read More »

What's at stake for Trump in Syria

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When a reporter asked him if Vladimir Putin shared responsibility for the attack, Trump responded, "He may, and if he does it's going to be very tough, very tough". Any U.S. strike is likely to involve the navy, given the risk to aircraft from Russian and Syrian air defense systems. The destroyers were underway in the Mediterranean Sea when the missiles were launched from hundreds of miles away. Read More »

Trump warns Russia that missiles 'will be coming' to Syria - 'Get ready'

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Russia's ambassador to Lebanon , Alexander Zasypkin , on Tuesday said any missiles the USA launches at Syria could be shot down, perhaps by the Russian Federation military. Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova posted that "missiles must fly towards terrorists, not a legitimate government that has been fighting global terrorism in its territory for several years". Read More »

Carnival Corporation (CUK) General Counsel Reduced $790248.15 in Shares

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About 616,650 shares traded. Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:PFMT) has risen 51.79% since April 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 39.33% the S&P500. The stock of Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL ) earned "Outperform" rating by Wolfe Research on Friday, May 26. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Buy" on Thursday, November 16. Read More »

Trump seeks to build alliance to strike Syria

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The president's social media messages come after U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley accused Russian Federation of protecting Assad during a tiff with Moscow at a council meeting. Mrs May spoke to President Trump over the phone on Tuesday afternoon to discuss their joint response to the attack. Shortly after warning that missiles were coming, Trump tweeted that the USA "relationship with Russian Federation is worse now than it has ever been , and that includes the Cold War". Read More »

Chemical weapons experts to inspect attack site in Syria

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The operation was conducted with cruise missiles launched from outside Syria's borders.The administration wanted to avoid a strike that could trigger a wider war in Syria , where Russian, Iranian and Turkish forces operate. Shortly after warning that missiles were coming, Trump tweeted that the USA "relationship with Russian Federation is worse now than it has ever been , and that includes the Cold War". Read More »

Masters Champion Patrick Reed Reacts to Winning First Major

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In other words, it's created to drive you insane, if you aren't already. His primary challenger is McIlroy, in the final group at the Masters for the first time in seven years, this time with a shot at the career Grand Slam. This event has him trapped in a small, dark, scary place, and he needs help to get out. Even when he starts the final round nine strokes off the lead and tied for ninth. Read More »

"I'm sorry:" Zuckerberg opens Senate hearing with an apology

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The company is best known for its association with Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign, and has claimed it played "an integral part" in Mr Trump's victory. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) whether or not the company can track users even when they have logged out of the service. However, the high-profile revelations of Russian meddling and privacy breaches at Facebook is increasing pressure on lawmakers to act. Read More »

Alleghany County middle school student charged after threat made

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The current 2017-18 high school student handbook allows any student who scores below an 85 percent to retake a test. She made them aware they would the last advisory she would ever host as a teacher in the high school, but students still are upset knowing this year's freshmen will be the last class to ever be taught by such an inspiring and loved teacher. Read More »

Trump envoy: Hamas must relinquish rule of Gaza

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Hamas' leader, Ismail Haniyeh, attended the funeral in a sign of respect. Last week, Greenblatt published a statement in which he urged the leaders of the public protests in Gaza not to get close to the border fence with Israel. The video, apparently taken from a sniper position, appears to show a soldier shooting a Palestinian near the fence. In some instances, Israel has not specified what actions the Palestinians took that led Israeli forces to kill them. Read More »

Nunes threatens to 'impeach' Wray and Rosenstein

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The latest fight between congressional Republicans and the Justice Department over Federal Bureau of Investigation documents has Republicans threatening to hold Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in contempt of Congress - and openly floating the notion of impeaching him - which could provide a new pretext for President Donald Trump to potentially fire Rosenstein himself . Read More »

Israel fails to deport Dublin Lord Mayor because of 'spelling mistake'

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Mac Donncha's name was misspelled as "Mícheal MacDonncha" - with no space between "Mac" and "Donncha" - on government press releases this week, though it's not clear if this is the same misspelling that allowed him to gain entry. Rejecting criticism that he should be focusing on the housing crisis in Dublin rather than travelling to Palestine, Mr MacDonncha said the visit was for only three days and that Ardmhéara had traditionally made occasional global visits. Read More »

Russian Federation urges USA to refrain from Syria attack

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government and its ally Russian Federation have said there was no evidence a gas attack had taken place and that the claim was bogus. The Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said Syria had been asked to make the necessary arrangements for the deployment of an investigation team. Read More »

Delhi HC to Firestar Diamond: Ask Nirav Modi to come back

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Special judge S.R. Tamboli allowed the plea moved by the CBI prosecutor A. Limosine in this regard. A judicial request, also known as a Letter Rogatory, is issued by courts on the request of an investigating agency when it wants information from another country. Read More »

Missiles 'will be coming,' President Trump tweets

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Amid a renewal of Syria's civil war, Russia's military has been jamming telecommunications of some US military drones operating in the area within the past several weeks, according to news media including USA broadcaster NBC. Eurocontrol said that air-to-ground and cruise missiles could be used within that period and there could be intermittent disruptions of radio navigation equipment. Read More »

Former South Korean President Lee Indicted on Graft Charges

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The prosecution office said it charged Lee with bribery, tax evasion, embezzlement and abuse of power as well as the violations of laws on the presidential archives management and the political fund. He has been accused of accepting 11 billion won (Rs 66.4 crore) in bribes between 2007 and 2012, including a bribe for a presidential pardon in 2009 for Samsung Group's chairman who was convicted of tax evasion, AFP reported. Read More »

More Active Weather This Weekend. Cool Start To Next Week

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Coastal water temperatures now range from 43 to 47 degrees. The storm system I've been talking about for several days approaches on Monday with cloudy skies and showers. On Tuesday , a front is expected to move in that could bring rain to the lower elevations and snow up higher. A warm Wednesday with windy weather is ahead in central Oklahoma, the National Weather Service reports. Read More »

College senior poses with gun, Trump shirt in graduation photo

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A student's graduation photo in Chattanooga featuring her presenting a concealed handgun has elicited strong reactions from online commenters. To celebrate her upcoming graduation from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Brenna Spencer posed for a graduation photo shoot promoting two things she holds dear to her heart - President Trump, and guns. Read More »

Trumps calls on Russian Federation to stop arms race

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On Tuesday, the ruble fell by as much as 4.1% against the dollar, after its 4% decline on Monday. "We're sending a very clear message to Russian oligarchs and elites who profit from what we consider to be a corrupt system, that they are no longer going to be insulated from the consequences of their government's destabilizing activities", she said. Read More »