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Walk in Mumbai to legalise Marijuana

MUMBAI: What began with five people in Mumbai talking about the medical uses of cannabis, or marijuana, three years ago, is now a 100-member group that is part of a worldwide movement working for its legalisation.

On December 17, members of the group walked 5km from Gateway of India to Chowpatty beach to get support for their cause. Another walk is scheduled on January 7. Two weeks ago, the Delhi-based founder of The Great Legalisation movement (GLM), Viki Vaurora, wrote to the Prime Minister asking him to legalise hemp — leaves that are the source of cannabis — for medicinal, industrial and recreational purposes.

Dhaval Panchal, an event manager from Mumbai, who is a member of the group, said he found out about the use of cannabis oil as a cancer medicine when his father had the disease. When his father was given a dose of the oil, he experienced less pain and could sleep better. “By the time I found out about it, it was too late because my father had already undergone 12 chemotherapy sessions…” said Panchal.

Akshay Shetty, another member, said the hardest task for them is to change the mindset. “There are doctors, too, who understand that cannabis can be used for medicinal purposes, but won’t let us speak about it in hospitals …” said Shetty.

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Bill in Parliament to criminalise instant triple talaq , Opposition unhappy

As the NDA government gets ready to introduce a bill in Parliament to criminalise instant triple talaq , leaders from Opposition parties said on Sunday that they were unhappy with several key provisions, and the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) said it would urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withhold and withdraw the proposed law.

On Sunday, the Congress and the CPI(M) questioned the requirement of an instant triple talaq law, while the BJD, the fifthlargest party in the House, opposed the penal provision of a jail term for Continue reading

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Rajasthan HC restricts OBC quota bill’s implementation

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan high court on Thursday restricted the state government from implementing the OBC Reservation Bill 2017, which hikes the quota given to Other Backward Classes from 21% to Continue reading

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Full list of revised cabinet Ministers

Here are the revised portfolios of the ministers:


1.Rajnath Singh: Minister of Home Affairs.

2.Sushma Swaraj: Minister of External Affairs.

3.Arun Jaitley: Minister of Finance; Minister of Corporate Affairs.


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Live-in couples and widows should be allowed to avail surrogacy service

NEW DELHI :  Live-in couples and widows should be allowed to avail surrogacy service in addition to legally married Indian couples, a parliamentary panel said on Thursday and pitched for providing “adequate and reasonable” monetary compensation to surrogate mothers. Continue reading

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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi elected Pak interim Prime Minister

On Tuesday, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a loyalist of Nawaz Sharif, elected Prime Minister by Pakistan’s National Assembly. Abbasi will continue as the interim PM till Shehbaz Sharif is elected as a National Assembly member.

The special session of the National Assembly was called by President Mamnoon Hussain after the court disqualified Sharif in a Continue reading

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At Midnight, PM Modi and President Mukherjee welcomed “Goods and Simple Tax”

NEWDELHI: Pressing a button at the stroke of midnight on Friday, President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched India’s biggest tax reform from the historic central hall of Parliament, cheered on by some of the country’s top names in politics, business and law.

It was a luxury welcome for the long-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST), ending a 14-year struggle to enlist political support for a move that will replace some 20 federal and state levies and unify a country of 1.3 billion people into one of the world’s biggest common markets. Continue reading

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Parliament’s monsoon session to begin on July 17

The monsoon session of Parliament will commence from July 17, the day the President’s election is scheduled. The recommendation was made at the meeting of cabinet committee on parliamentary affairs, which met on Friday, sources said.

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source: Hindustan Times

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