Andhra Pradesh

India: Muslim org to challenge Triple Talaq Act in SC

Hyderabad, Aug 1 (PTI) Hitting out at the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre over passage of triple talaq bill in the Parliament, a city-based Muslim organisation said on Thursday that it would move the Supreme Court against the law.

The Seerat un Nabi (PBUH) Academy alleged that the central government has sought to dilute the 'Muslim Sharia' (Islamic law).

".. lot of things need to be done for Muslim welfare. But, the BJP government chose only to dilute Muslim sharia.

India: AP CM to go on pilgrimage to Jerusalem in August

Amaravati, Jul 29 (PTI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy will undertake two trips abroad in August, one on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the other on a personal visit to Dallas in the US.

These will be his maiden foreign tours after becoming Chief Minister on May 30.

While government orders related to his Jerusalem trip from August 1 to 4 have been issued, those related to the US visit are awaited.

India: Minor girl raped by neighbour in Telangana

Hyderabad, Jul 24 (PTI) A 13-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and raped by her neighbour here, police said on Wednesday.

According to a complaint filed by the mother of the victim, the girl had gone to buy some grocery around 8 pm when the man, who lives in the same locality, forcibly took her to his house on a motorcycle and committed the crime, they said.

India's moon mission Chandrayaan-2 launched successfully

Sriharikota(AP), Jul 22 (PTI) India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 aimed at landing a rover on unchartered Lunar South Pole was launched Monday with the country's most powerful geosynchronous launch vehicle successfully injecting the spacecraft in the Earth orbit after lift-off from the spacesport here Monday.

India: Man arrested for raping teen

Hyderabad, July 16 (PTI): A 25-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl under the pretext of marrying her at Ameenpur near here, police said Tuesday.

The accused, who stays near the victim's house, befriended her and later promised to marry her, the police said.

On July 11, he took her on a two-wheeler to a nearby godown and had a physical relationship with her, they said.

The teenager informed the matter to her mother after which she lodged a complaint with the police.

India aborts moon mission launch, citing technical glitch

SRIHARIKOTA, India (AP) — India aborted the launch on Monday of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon less than an hour before liftoff.

The Chandrayaan-2 mission was called off when a “technical snag” was observed in the 640-ton, 14-story rocket launcher, Indian Space Research Organization spokesman B.R. Guruprasad said.

The countdown abruptly stopped at T-56 minutes, 24 seconds, and Guruprasad said that the agency would announce a revised launch date soon.

India: 13-yr-old raped by cousin in AP's Machilipatnam

Machilipatnam (AP), Jul 10 (PTI) A 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped and impregnated by her cousin in Machilipatnam town of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh, police said Wednesday.

The incident came to light Wednesday evening after Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) CDPO S Jaya Lakshmi received information about it and accompanied the minor to the local Inaguduru police station to file a complaint.

Accused Mohan Kumar (21) has been detained for questioning, Machilipatnam Deputy Superintendent of Police Mehboob Basha told PTI.

India: Panel recommends 'in-principle' approval for Uranium

Hyderabad, July 9 (PTI) A panel under the Ministry of Forest and Environment has recommended for "in-principle" permission for exploration of Uranium in Amrabad Tiger Reserve in Telangana.

The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) under the Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate Change made the recommendation at its meeting on May 22.

India: Come clear on Triple Talaq Bill, Congress tells TRS

Hyderabad, Jun 25 (PTI) The Telangana Congress Tuesday demanded that the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) make its stand clear on the 'Triple Talaq' Bill.

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) minorities wing chairman Shaik Abdullah Sohail alleged that the Bill was nothing but an attempt by the BJP government to interfere in the Muslim Personal Law.

Therefore, the Congress has been opposing the Bill in Parliament, he said in a party release.

India: Elderly man held for "molesting" girl

Hyderabad,June 23 (PTI) A minor girl was allegedly molested by a 60-year-old man here, following which the accused was arrested Sunday, police said.

The accused, who happens to be the neighbour, lured the girl when she was playing infront of her house Saturday evening and took her to the terrace of a building nearby and "misbehaved" with her, they said.

Another neighbour who noticed it, alerted the girl's parents, who along with some locals caught hold of the accused, they added.

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