The big news: SC says court cannot go into marital status of Hadiya, and nine other top stories
Other headlines: The Supreme Court refused to ban ‘Padmaavat’, and AAP MLAs filed fresh petition in Delhi High Court against their disqualification.
A look at the headlines right now:
- SC observes NIA can investigate all aspects except Hadiya’s marriage: The bench said she was 24 years old and can make her decisions independently.
- Supreme Court refuses to modify order lifting ban on ‘Padmaavat’ in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh: The bench said the states must ensure that ‘law and order prevails’ while the movie is screened in theatres..
- AAP legislators file fresh petition in Delhi High Court against their disqualification: The party had alleged that the Election Commission had not given them a fair hearing before sending its recommendation to the president.
- US government shutdown ends after Senate reaches a deal on federal funding: President Donald Trump signed the agreement, which ensures that the administration will receive funding till February 8.
- Oil Ministry pushing for cut in excise duty on petrol, diesel as prices rise: The price of petrol in Mumbai on Tuesday touched Rs 80.25 per litre for the first time since August 2014.
- Union minister Satyapal Singh calls for international debate on Darwin’s theory of evolution: He stood by his statement that the theory of evolution was ‘scientifically wrong’.
- Judge Chelameswar says people must keep examining how the top court functions: He also called for a solution to the huge backlog of cases pending with the top court..
- International Monetary Fund revises global growth forecast, keeps India’s 2018 growth rate at 7.4%: The update comes after US President Donald Trump introduced sweeping tax cuts in December.
- Tribal girl found dead in Odisha three months after she claimed that ‘men in uniform’ raped her: The Congress has demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the 14-year-old’s death.
- Repatriation of Rohingya refugees will not begin on Tuesday, says Bangladesh: The process of compiling and verifying the list of people to be sent back is incomplete and transit camps for those returning are not ready, an official said.