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SC asks Centre for panel report on women and family law
New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to place before it the report on "Women and Law " by a high level committee that had undertaken the assessment of family laws with focus on laws relating to liability, divorce, children custody, inheritance and succession.
 
Asking the government to submit the report which has not been made public yet, the apex court bench comprising Chief Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit gave the government and other parties, including All India Muslim Personal Law Board, six weeks to respond to the suo motu motion and a plea challenging the validity of the triple 'talaq' under the Muslim personal law.
 
Shayara Bano has urged the court to declare that triple 'talaq' as illegal and as in violation of the Articles 14, 15, 21 and 25 of the Constitution. 
 
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President confers Padma awards
New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday conferred Padma awards on 56 eminent personalities, including Dhirubhai Ambani (posthumously), actor Anupam Kher and former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai, at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan here.
 
Mukherjee bestowed Padma Vibhushan on Ambani, economist Avinash Kamalakar Dixit, former Jammu and Kashmir governor Jagmohan, danseuse Yamini Krishnamurthi and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. 
 
Padma Bhushan awardees included architect Hafeez Sorabe Contractor, educationist and journalist Barjinder Singh Hamdard, actor Anupam Kher, industrialist Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry, badminton star Saina Nehwal, scientist Alla Ventaka Rama Rao and gastroenterologist Duvvur Nageshwar Reddy. 
 
The 43 Padma Shri awardees included ISRO scientist Mylswamy Annadurai, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, actor Ajay Devgn, archer Deepika Kumari and celebrated chef Mohammed Imtiaz Qureshi.
 
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