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.
A senior IPS officer and Inspector General of Police posted to the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission, Abdur Rahman, resigned from service, minutes after the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was passed in the Rajya Sabha.
Hours after Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen put off his India visit, the Ministry of External Affiars (MEA) said it is not linked to the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed by Parliament on Wednesday.
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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.
National Testing Agency has released the provisional answer key and question papers of the UGC NET December 2019 examination. Candidates who had appeared for the examination can download the answer key and raise objections online at ugcnet.nta.nic.in on or before December 13, 2019, till 11:59 pm.
Britons and qualifying citizens of India and Commonwealth countries resident in the United Kingdom began voting at 7 am GMT (12.30 pm India time) in elections that will determine the fate and future of Brexit whose current deadline is January 31.
Eight people were killed and at least 24 critically injured when a devastating fire swept through an illegal plastics factory outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, police said Thursday.
Fireworks, whistles, loud cheers, and claps summed up the festive mood among Pakistani Hindus in the Majnu Ka Tila area here as Rajya Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, stamping the seal of home for them in India.
Even as reports of Farah Khan replacing Salman Khan on his reality show Bigg Boss 13 surface, the Dabangg star has claimed hosting the show often gets stressful, adding that he gets to learn a lot about the country and its values on the controversial show.
Exemplary communal harmony in Bangladesh, Amit Shah should spend some days here, says foreign minister Memon
Shortly after the Indian Parliament gave its nod to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Memon said it could weaken India’s historic character as a secular nation.
The government notified the extension of the inner line permit (ILP) regime to Manipur on Wednesday, seeking to blunt opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in the north-eastern state.
The discontent of the Congress forced the Shiv Sena to change its stance on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill on Tuesday, a day after voting in its favour.
Ranchi A day after the Jharkhand high court granted bail to six of the 13 men allegedly involved in the lynching of 24-year-old Tabrez Ansari in Saraikela-Kharsawan district in June, Ansari’s wife has said she will approach the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the bail.
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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, in the Rajya Sabha as a “landmark day for India and its ethos of compassion and brotherhood”.
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.
In the first test for the Maharashta Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government — a coalition of Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress — chief minister Uddhav Thackeray took a U-turn on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) on Tuesday, a day after the Sena voted in favour of it in the Lok Sabha.