#NewsInTweets: “Concept Of Marital Rape Can’t Be Applied In India,” Says Maneka Gandhi

Posted on March 11, 2016 in News

By YKA Staff:

What’s the latest around the world today? Curated for you from the interwebz, here’s a quick morning fix to keep you updated. In 140 characters at that! Presenting, #NewsInTweets:

1. The concept of marital rape can’t be applied in India due to factors like poverty, illiteracy and a myriad of social customs, said Maneka Gandhi to the Rajya Sabha in a letter.

2. Vijay Mallya tweeted that he did not “flee” the country. He added that as an international businessman, he travels abroad often. He also spoke about a media trial against him.

3. After tennis player Maria Sharapova failed a drug test, the ICC will be be conducting random tests at the World T20 series.

4. Bihar government to pass a bill to allow capital punishment for manufacturing ‘hooch’ or ‘bootleg alcohol’.

5. The IAF has advised the first 3 women pilots to join the Air Force to put off pregnancy for at least the first 4 years after recruitment.

6. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s World Culture Festival starts today. He has told citizens and media to not politicize the fest, adding that he will go to jail but will not pay a single penny as fine.

7. Kanhaiya Kumar slapped inside JNU campus by an outsider, say reports.