The Micromax Canvas Infinity is powered by a fairly-efficient 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processer coupled with Adreno 308 GPU and 3GB of RAM. Micromax seems to be selling complete smartphone experiences with the Canvas Infinity, and as far as smartphone experiences are concerned, the Canvas Infinity seems to be right on track. The Canvas Infinity may not be perfect, but, it should start a trend and push companies to strive for more. Watch this space for our full review of the Micromax Canvas Infinity in the days to come. Also Read: Micromax Canvas Infinity with 18:9 edge-to-edge screen, 16MP front cam launched at Rs 9,999
August 22, 2017 09:00 UTC
The Supreme Court today held triple talaq being practised by the Muslim community as "unconstitutional", "arbitrary" and "not part of Islam". Justices Kurien Joseph, Rohinton Fali Nariman and Udey Umesh Lalit held that triple talaq is not integral to Islam, is banned in law and lacks approval of the Shariat. "What Supreme Court today said on triple talaq cannot be termed as verdict. The Supreme Court doesn't hold the right to say on the issue until there's a law," said Muslim cleric Maulana Mohammad Rashidi. Petitioner Shaira Banu, who moved the Supreme Court seeking a ban on instantaneous triple talaq, said, "I welcome the Supreme Court judgment.
August 22, 2017 09:00 UTC
We are killing terrorists,” he said in a prime-time televised address at a military base outside Washington. The Taliban swiftly condemned Trump's decision to keep American troops in Afghanistan without a withdrawal timetable, vowing to continue “jihad” until all US soldiers are gone. Trump insisted through the speech that the Afghan government, Pakistan, India, and NATO allies step up their own commitment to resolving the 16-year conflict. The Taliban government was overthrown by US-backed Afghan forces in late 2001 but US forces have been bogged down there ever since. The speech came after a months-long review of US policy in which Trump frequently tangled with his top advisers.
August 22, 2017 08:48 UTC
New Delhi, Aug. 22 (Agencies): The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside the Muslim practice of quick divorce through triple talaq, ruling that it was void, illegal and unconstitutional, and against the basic tenets of the Quran. Muslim women say they have been left destitute by husbands divorcing them through ”triple talaq”, including by Skype and WhatsApp. The majority verdict said any practice including triple talaq which is against the tenets of Quran is unacceptable. Triple talaq is banned in several Muslim countries, including in neighbouring Pakistan and conservative Saudi Arabia. The petitioners had claimed that the practice of 'triple talaq' was unconstitutional.
August 22, 2017 08:48 UTC
Photo: BloombergNew Delhi: Homegrown handset major Micromax is making an aggressive comeback in the Indian market, aiming to get its “volume leadership” back as it fends off Chinese rivals like Vivo, Oppo and Xiaomi. The dust is now settling down and this is the right time to bring out what Micromax is known for—innovation,” Micromax co- founder Rahul Sharma told PTI. “We will continue to build on this and get back to the volume leadership that we held till the end of last year. At the end of December 2016 quarter, Micromax had 8.8% share of the smartphone market and ranked third after Samsung and Lenovo. The device features 18:9 display smartphone that is currently available in high-end devices like Samsung S8 and LG G6.
August 22, 2017 08:48 UTC
It grants equality to Muslim women and is a powerful measure for women empowerment," PM Modi said. In his Independence Day speech, PM Modi had praised Muslim women battling the practice of triple talaq and said the entire country supports them. This is the victory of basic Constitutional rights of Muslim women and their right to live with equality," Shah said. TRIPLE TALAQ ILLEGAL: SUPREME COURTThe Supreme Court by a majority verdict today set aside the practice of divorce through triple talaq among Muslims, saying the practice was void, illegal and unconstitutional. ALSO READ:Supreme Court has banned instant triple talaq, not triple talaqIn landmark verdict, instant triple talaq declared illegal by Supreme CourtExposed: How maulvis take money for one-night stand with divorced women trying to save marriagePM Narendra Modi commends Muslim women fighting triple talaqTriple talaq: How it affects lives of India's 90 million Muslim womenWATCH: Supreme Court strikes down instant triple talaq, says practice is unconstitutional
August 22, 2017 08:37 UTC
Highlights 1 China defends Pakistan after Trump's criticism. 2 Pakistan was on the front line in the struggle against terrorism: China3 China and Pakistan consider each other all-weather friends. China defended its ally Pakistan on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump said the United States could no longer be silent about Pakistan's "safe havens" for militants and warned it had much to lose by continuing to "harbour terrorists". Trump insisted that others - the Afghan government, Pakistan, India and NATO allies - step up their own commitment to resolving the 16-year conflict, but he saved his sharpest words for Pakistan. Critics say Pakistan sees militants such as the Taliban as useful tools to limit the influence of old rival India.
August 22, 2017 08:26 UTC
"We welcome the Supreme Court verdict on triple talaq and urge the central government to enact a law soon. Traditions like Triple Talaq are like mental and social harrassment of our sisters and daughters and are an impediment in the progress of modern Indian society," Chouhan said on twitter. "Chief Justice has given an astute order; Stayed Triple Talaq for six months and asked Parliament to get off its backsides and legislate," Swamy said on Twitter. "The Supreme Court has upheld the stand taken by the government of India that triple talaq is unconstitutional and discriminatory," he said. The Supreme Court, in a landmark verdict, today set aside the practice of divorce through triple talaq among Muslims saying it was "void", "illegal" and "unconstitutional".
August 22, 2017 08:03 UTC
2 Instant triple talaq happens when the husband says 'talaq' thrice. Instant triple talaq (or talaq-e-biddat) happens when the husband spells out the word 'talaq' (divorce) three times in one instance - either in a single sitting, or through phone, email, or text messages. Instant triple talaq has been looked down upon even by the Quran and Hadith (the sayings of Prophet Muhammad), and is banned in most Muslim-majority countries. Under this form of triple talaq, the husband says the first 'talaq' and can only say the second time in the next lunar cycle. Credit: NewsflicksAlso Read:In landmark verdict, instant triple talaq declared illegal by SC, Parliament asked to make law within 6 monthsIf Islamic nations can, why can't India: What Supreme Court said banning triple talaqWATCH: Supreme Court strikes down instant triple talaq, says practice is unconstitutional
August 22, 2017 08:03 UTC
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and his new deputy, former CM O Pannerselvam, have brought together 111 MLAs. ENTER DINAKARANThe man who could lay waste to Palaniswami's and Pannerselvam's achievement is TTV Dinakaran, the nephew of the now-sidelined AIADMK leader VK Sasikala - a close confidante of 'Amma's.' But as many as 19 AIADMK MLAs support Dinakaran. Today, they told Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao in a memorandum that Palaniswami was "corrupt" and that he'd encouraged "corruption at several levels." Meanwhile, DMK President MK Stalin told the news agency ANI that he'd been informed that a total of 22 AIADMK MLAs didn't support Palaniswami.
August 22, 2017 07:54 UTC
The quantum of jump in India’s reserves ($100 billion) is the highest compared to its Asian counterparts, outside of Japan, the DBS said. Photo: BloombergSingapore: India’s foreign reserves continue to march to record highs, touching $393 billion early this month backed by strong foreign portfolio and investment flows, according to Development Bank of Singapore (DBS). Notably, since late 2013’s taper tantrums, the quantum of jump in India’s reserves ($100 billion) is the highest compared to its Asian counterparts, outside of Japan, the bank said. The authorities have been active not only on the spot but also in the forward, to minimise any immediate impact on liquidity, the DBS observed. Rising reserves build a buffer against external volatility, backed also by a narrower current account deficit, lowering India’s vulnerability to external risk events, the bank said.
August 22, 2017 07:52 UTC
The HCL Infosystems stock after making a positive opening jumped 17.3% to Rs50.50 on BSE. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/MintNew Delhi: Shares of HCL Infosystems on Tuesday surged 18% after the company said it will distribute Apple products, including the iPhone, in the Indian market. The company had said in July that it was in discussions with the US-based tech giant to distribute its products in India. In a regulatory filing on Monday, HCL Infosystems said it has signed an agreement for “distribution of iPhone and other Apple products” with Apple India. It had signed a non-disclosure agreement with Apple India on 23 December 2016 and expressed interest in taking up distribution of Apple products in the country.
August 22, 2017 07:41 UTC
Home grown manufacturer Micromax launched the Canvas Infinity phone -- a phone with an unusual 18:9 edge-to-edge screen and other top features -- in India on Tuesday at a price of Rs 9,999. The Canvas Infinity phone focuses a great deal on design and camera capabilities. The Micromax Canvas Infinity, likewise, is a 5.7-inch phone something that would make you believe -- goThe Canvas Infinity will be an Amazon India-exclusive and will go on sale from September 1. In order to make full use of the Canvas Infinity's 18:9 screen, however, you'll need content that supports the Canvas Infinity's native 18.:9 aspect ratio. The Canvas Infinity will be an Amazon India-exclusive and will go on sale from September 1.
August 22, 2017 07:40 UTC
LONDON: European shares rose in early deals on Tuesday, rebounding from a three-day losing streak as results boosted heavyweight miners BHP Billiton and Antofagasta, while Provident Financial plunged after another profit warning.The pan-European STOXX 600 rose 0.6 per cent, having fallen close to a five-month low in the previous session, while euro zone blue chips also gained 0.6 per cent. Britain 's FTSE 100 was up 0.6 per cent, and Germany 's DAX jumped 0.7 per cent.UK subprime lender Provident Financial shed more than 48 per cent after it issued its second profit warning in two months, cancelled its dividend and said that its chief executive was leaving.On a positive note, Europe's basic resources sector enjoyed a second session of gains, supported by a rally in iron ore prices.Well-received results from miners BHP Billiton and Antofagasta also boosted the sector, with both rising around 2 per cent, the top-gaining mining firms.Shares in UK housebuilder Persimmon were also among the top gainers, up 3.1 per cent after it posted a 30 per cent rise in first-half profit.The European earnings season is drawing to a close, with 87 per cent of MSCI Europe firms having given updates for the second quarter.Of these firms, more than 60 per cent have either met or beaten analysts' expectations, according to Thomson Reuters data, with earnings growth for the quarter clocking in at around 24 per cent compared with the same period last year.Aside from earnings, shares in Fiat Chrysler extended gains for a second day, up 3.1 per cent at their highest level since April 1998, after China's Great Wall Motor Co Ltd confirmed its interest in the Italian-American automaker.
August 22, 2017 07:30 UTC
Police vans entered the National Court, which deals with terrorism cases, where a judge will decide what—if any—charges to press against the attackers. Photo: ReutersMadrid: The four remaining alleged members of a terror cell that carried out deadly twin attacks in Spain arrived in a Madrid court on Tuesday where they will be grilled by a judge, after eight other suspects were killed. Among those killed in the explosion was a Moroccan imam at the heart of the cell, Abdelbaki Es Satty, Catalan police chief Josep Lluis Trapero confirmed Monday. The accidental explosion in the house in Alcanar, south of Barcelona, may have forced the suspects to modify their plans. Hundreds of Muslims rallied Monday at Las Ramblas, holding slogans like “No to terrorism” and “We are Muslims, not terrorists”.
August 22, 2017 07:30 UTC