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10 killed as bus falls into river
Dehra Dun, June 27
At least ten persons were killed and 14 others injured when a bus in which they were travelling fell into the Pindar river near Simli in Chamoli district of Uttaranchal
today. The Jaitakoti-bound bus was coming from Karnaprayag when the accident occurred after the driver lost control over the vehicle, sources
said. Ten bodies had been fished out from the river. Some bodies had drifted away to a distance and could not be traced so far, the sources said.
Amendment to divorce law
New Delhi, June 27
The government is likely to introduce in the Monsoon Session of Parliament a Bill to amend marriage laws, making it mandatory for the courts to decide within 60 days applications for interim maintenance filed by women facing divorce proceedings. The Bill would also seek to lift the ceiling of Rs 500 for interim maintenance provided under Section 125 of CrPC. With this amendment, the courts would be free to determine the interim maintenance for a woman taking into consideration the actual income of the husband.