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'Saying NO to sex on first night is grounds to have marriage annulled'
Report dated 25/03/2012 @ 7:35 PM
The Delhi High Court has ruled that willful denial of sex including on the first night after the wedding by either spouse, amounts to cruelty and can be grounds for the dissolution of the marriage.
The Justice gave the verdict upholding the lower court's decree of divorce to a man whose wife refused to have sexual intercourse with him on the wedding night and making him long for it for five months, left their home.
The court also said the husband had sex with his wife around just 15 times within the five months, and even then she did not actively participate.
The High Court Justice in his statement said "marriage without sex is an anathema".
New bill gives wife right to share husband's property
Report dated 24/03/2012 @ 4:25 PM
The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Manmohan Singh, has approved a bill granting a wife a share in her husband's property (the Marriage Laws Amendment Bill 2010) that also aims at giving rights to adopted children on par with biological offspring in case the parents divorce.
The Bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha two years ago, then referred to the parliamentary standing committee on law and justice and personnel.
A Cabinet Note stipulates that while a wife can oppose a husband's request for a divorce under the new "irretrievable breakdown of marriage" clause, the husband will have no such rights to oppose if the wife moves the court on the same grounds.
India out of Asia Cricket Cup, Bangladesh and Pakistan in finals
Report dated 21/03/2012 @ 10:10 PM
India are out of the Asia Cup after Bangladesh upset Sri Lanka by five wickets in the last league match in Bangladesh.
India needed a Sri Lankan victory to qualify for the finals.
Bangladesh will now meet Pakistan in the finals.
Brand Tata amongst world’s top 50
Report dated 21/03/2012 @ 10:10 PM
According to global consultancy firm 'Brand Finance' six Indian brands - Tata, Airtel, State Bank of India, Reliance, Indian Oil Corporation and Infosys are among the world's 500 best brands. Tata is the only one to make it to the top 50.
Tata's brand value increased to $16.3 billion this year.
The list was topped by Apple that replaced Google and emerged as the most valuable brand with a valuation of $70.60 billion.
Airtel has a brand value of $5.22 billion and Infosys has a brand value of $3.62 billion.
State Bank of India, Reliance and IOC slipped in their rankings from 2011. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, Wipro Technologies and ICICI Bank dropped out of the ranking.
Other than Apple and Google the top ten brands include Microsoft, IBM, Walmart, Samsung, GE, Coca Cola, Vodafone and Amazon.
India is world's largest arms purchaser
Report dated 20/03/2012 @ 9:43 PM
In a study on international arms transfers, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) announced that India is the world's largest recipient of arms, with South Korea in second place and Pakistan and China tied in third place. The study examined the volume of worldwide arms transfers in 2007-11.
Asia and Oceania accounted for 44 percent of global arms imports followed by Europe at 19 percent and the Middle East at 17 percent. The Americas were at 11 percent and Africa was the lowest with 9 percent.
India accounts for 10 percent of global arms imports.
A senior researcher with SIPRI said major Asian importing states are looking to develop their own arms industries and decrease their reliance on external sources of supply.