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Citizenship amended

Parliament on Wednesday passed a bill granting citizenship to religious minorities from three Muslim-majority countries in India’s neighbourhood, as the government rushed troops to the North-east to contain protesters who went on a rampage against the controversial legislation that opposition parties called divisive and unconstitutional.

Bangladesh worried CAB-NRC will end golden chapter in Delhi-Dhaka ties

Bangladesh’s political leadership and diplomats have followed the debate in India on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and Citizenship (Amendment) Bill [CAB] with growing wariness over the past few months. It is unlikely that they missed public comments by Indian leaders in Parliament this week about the deportation of all illegal migrants and the “persecution” of minorities in neighbouring countries.

Nephew among four arrested for murder of 46-year-old in Loni

The Ghaziabad police, on Wednesday, arrested four suspects who were allegedly part of a criminal conspiracy to murder a 46-year-old woman in Loni on the afternoon of December 5. Police said the woman was shot in the head by two unidentified bikers and she died on December 8 while undergoing medical treatment at a hospital in Delhi. The plot in question is about 40 square yards at Gulab Vatika locality in Loni.

‘The antidote to insularity is respect and tolerance’

Raghuram Rajan, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India, was recently in Mumbai, along with Kapil Vishwanathan, vice-chairman of the private Krea University — which admitted its first undergraduate batch in August. He and Rajan, who is advisor on the governing council at Krea, sat down with Cherylann Mollan to discuss the changing role of the educational institute, preparing students for an unknowable future, and what sets their varsity apart.