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CAB gets President’s assent, becomes an Act

New Delhi, Dec 13 President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday gave his nod to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, turning it into an Act. The Act comes into effect with its publication in the official gazette on Thursday, according to a Government notification...

Pleas filed in SC against amended Citizenship Act

NEW DELHI, Dec 13 Several petitions, including those by Congress MP Jairam Ramesh and Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra, were filed in the Supreme Court on Friday challenging the Constitutional validity of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019...

AP passes Bill to award death penalty to rapists within 21 days

Hyderabad, Dec 13 Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Friday passed the Andhra Pradesh Disha Bill 2019 (Andhra Pradesh Criminal Law Amendment Act 2019) to award death sentences to convicts in rape cases within 21 days...

WB, Punjab, Kerala say no to CAB

Thiruvananthapuram/Kolkata/Delhi, Dec 12 Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday announced that his State will not implement The Citizen (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed by the Parliament. While addressing a press conference in the State Secretariat, the Chief Minister alleged that by passing the CAB, the BJP was executing the agenda to divide the Nation on communal lines...

CAB clears RS hurdle, Cong calls it a dark day

New Delhi, Dec 11 The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 with 125 members voting for it and 105 voting against it...

CAB: Internet suspended in Tripura, clashes in Assam as protests hit North East Shutdown call from NESO paralyses States in North East India

New Delhi, Dec 10 The protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill intensified in various States of the North East region with several reports of stone-pelting, arson and agitation coming from Assam, Tripura and Manipur on Tuesday. The Tripura administration shut down internet service for 48 hours in wake of protests against the Bill. In Assam, normal life came to a halt in Brahmaputra Valley due to a Statewide bandh with protests in different areas of Guwahati. ..

Divided on CAB

New Delhi, Dec 10 : Lok Sabha MPs from North East Indian States remained divided on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, with Assam MPs Gaurav Gogoi and Pradyot Bordoloi of the Congress and Badruddin Ajmal of AIUDF, and Indra Hang Subba of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha opposing the Bill. Members from other States, including Manipur and Meghalaya, backed the Bill...

BJP confident RS will pass CAB today

New Delhi, Dec 10 The BJP is confident of the passage of the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha which will be introduced in the Upper House on Wednesday, sources said on Tuesday...

Govt issues 8-point 'myth-buster' on CAB

New Delhi, Dec 10 As the debate on the Citizenship Amendment Bill moves to the Rajya Sabha tomorrow, after being passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday, the publicity wing of the Central Government-the Press Bureau of India-has issued an eight-point explainer on the Bill that has triggered a major controversy. ..

Citizenship Bill clears first test after 293 MPs support its tabling in Lok Sabha

NEW DELHI, Dec 9 The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill on Monday cleared the first test in the Lok Sabha, with 293 members voting in favour of the Bill's introduction and 82 against it...

43 killed in Delhi factory fire, Kejriwal orders probe

New Delhi, Dec 8 In one of the worst fire tragedies in Delhi, at least 43 people were killed and several others were injured when a blaze swept through a manufacturing factory in a four-storey building at the capital’s Rani Jhansi Road early Sunday morning, police said. Rescue operations are underway...

Delhi too joins anti-CAB protest

New Delhi, Dec 8 Hundreds of people from across Delhi, including students, gathered near Jantar Mantar here on Saturday to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) and the proposal for Nationwide implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC)...

Govt to table CAB in Lok Sabha on Monday

New Delhi, Dec 7 The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, (CAB), which generated widespread protests in the northeastern States, will be tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday for consideration and passage. It is likely to be debated and passed on Tuesday...

Unnao rape victim succumbs to burns

NEW DELHI, Dec 7 A 23-year-old rape victim died in a hospital in India's capital two days after she was set on fire by a gang of men, including her alleged rapist, the doctor treating her said. The woman was on her way to board a train in Unnao district of northern Uttar Pradesh to attend a court hearing when she was doused with kerosene and set on fire on Thursday, according to the police...

Hyderabad rape accused killed in ‘encounter’

Hyderabad, Dec 6 The four accused in the Hyderabad rape and murder case were killed in retaliation to an attack on the police party when they were brought at the crime spot for evidence examination, the Hyderabad police have said...

CAB skips mention of religious persecution

New Delhi, Dec 6 The Citizenship (Amend-ment) Bill, 2019 approved by the Cabinet sets a cut-off date of 2014 for Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Christians, Jains and Parsis from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh to have entered India. It also reduces the 11-year clause for such people to prove their residency in India to five years. The main Act, according to reliable sources, does not mention religious persecution as the reason for the amendments, though the statement of objects and reasons do. The ..

MU picked for STRIDE

NEW DELHI, Dec 5 : Tezpur University, Manipur University and Mizoram University from North East are among the 16 universities selected by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under the Scheme for Trans-disciplinary Research for India’s Developing Economy, or STRIDE...

All you need to know about CAB

New Delhi, Dec 5 What is the Citizenship Amendment Bill ? - The Bill amends the Citizenship Act, 1955 to make people from Hindu, Sikh, Jain Buddhist, Christian and Parsi faiths who entered India from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan eligible for citizenship...

Centre to introduce CAB in LS on Monday

NEW DELHI, Dec 5 A day after the Union Cabinet approved the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), the Business Advisory Committee of Lok Sabha has decided to bring the Bill in the Lower House on Monday...

Cong to oppose CAB in House

New Delhi, Dec 5 Making the Congress’ stand on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill clear, former Congress president and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi Thursday said the party will oppose the contentious legislation aimed at providing citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan...

Redrafted CAB may exclude 3 NE States

NEW DELHI, Dec 5 The redrafted Citizenship Amendment Bill is likely to exclude 3 States in the North-East out of its ambit besides the tribal areas in as many as three other NE States...

Union Cabinet clears CAB Likely to be tabled in Parliament next week

New Delhi, Dec 4 The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan was cleared by the Union Cabinet Wednesday morning. The Bill, which had lapsed in the previous term of the Modi Government due to massive protests in Rajya Sabha, is expected to be taken up in Parliament next week...

Union Cabinet likely to clear CAB today

Union Cabinet likely to clear CAB today..

NE leaders meet Amit Shah on CAB

New Delhi, Dec 1 Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday held a series of meetings with representatives, including Chief Ministers, from North Eastern States on the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), 2019. ..

NPP resolves to continue opposing CAB

NEW DELHI, Dec 1 The National People’s Party (NPP) in its National executive committee meeting in New Delhi on Saturday adopted a resolution to continue to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB)...

Uddhav Thackeray-led Govt wins floor test

MUMBAI, Nov 30 The 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' Government led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray proved its majority in the special session of the Maha-rashtra Assembly convened on Saturday after Opposition MLAs staged a walkout in protest. ..

Ban on ULFA

New Delhi, Nov 29 : The Centre on Wednesday extended the ban on United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and its various factions, wings and fronts for five years...

Even as Amit Shah meets CSOs to discuss Bill... NE MPs write to PM opposing CAB

NEW DELHI, Nov 29 Even as Union Home Minister Amit Shah holds discussions on the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) with groups and parties from the North-East on Friday and Saturday, 10 Members of Parliament from the North-East have written to the Prime Minister asking the North-East to be kept out...

Anti-CAB protest held outside Parliament

NEW DELHI, Nov 29 MLAs from the North East Indian States on Friday staged a protest against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill at the Parliament grounds in New Delhi...

Darjeeling MP raises posers on Loktak, Sangai in LS

NEW DELHI, Nov 27 BJP Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Darjeeling Raju Bista, who was born and brought up in Manipur, raised questions regarding the health of Loktak Lake and well being of the surrounding villagers/farmers in the Parliament's winter session today...

MoU for prevention of trafficking inked

NEW DELHI, Nov 27 The Centre on Wednesday approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Myanmar on bilateral cooperation for Prevention of Trafficking in Persons, Rescue, Recovery, Repatriation and Re-integration of Victims of Trafficking. The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Fadnavis resigns as Maharashtra CM

Mumbai, Nov 26 Devendra Fadnavis quit as Maharashtra Chief Minister on Tuesday, hours after his deputy Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar had tendered his resignation...

Fadnavis takes oath as Maharashtra CM

Mumbai,Nov 23: In a dramatic turn of overnight events, arch rivals Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar joined hands to form Government in Maharashtra on early Saturday morning. The development came less than 12 hours after NCP chief Sharad Pawar announced unanimity over the choice of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to be backed by NCP and Congress...

SC backs HC's order to quash civil services exams

NEW DELHI, Nov 22 The Supreme Court on Friday upheld an order passed by the Manipur High Court which had quashed Manipur Civil Services Examination conducted by Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC) in 2016 and allowed it to be conducted afresh...

NRC will be carried out across India, no need to fear: Amit Shah

New Delhi, Nov 20 Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said that the National Register of Citizens (NRC), on the lines of the exercise in Assam, will be carried out across the country. He also underscored the point that there is no need for people from any religion to be worried about it...

Reject NRC list in Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma to Centre

New Delhi, Nov 20 On the day Union Minister Amit Shah said NRC will be carried out across the country, including Assam, State Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma appealed to the Centre to reject the updated NRC list...

Licypriya honoured with SDGs Ambassador Award 2019

Chandigarh, Nov 20: 8 years old climate activist Licypriya Kangujam and Dr SS Sandhu, Chancellor of Chandigarh University were honoured with the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) Ambassador Award 2019 during the 10th Session of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) at Chandigarh University yesterday by NITI Aayog, Government of India & Dainik Bhaskar...

North East States with ILP may be exempted from CAB

NEW DELHI, Nov 19 At least three hill States of the North East, which have Inner Line Permit (ILP) System in place, are likely to be exempted from the purview of the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill...

NE States erupt against Citizenship Bill

NEW DELHI, Nov 19 Students, farmers and women in North-Eastern States have threatened New Delhi and the Modi Government with a renewed agitation if it went ahead with the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill allowing every other migrant community from neighbou-ring countries except Muslims to become Indian citizens...

Govt holds talks with Manipur’s Naga body

Govt holds talks with Manipur’s Naga body..

Alert sit-in protest held

BISHNUPUR, Nov 15 : Tera Urak Industrial Estate Entrepreneurs' Association Bishnupur organised an alert sit in protest demanding against any impact on State's integrity as a result of the final agreement of the GoI and NSCN-IM..

NECC to be cultural hub of NE in Delhi : Jitendra

New Delhi, Nov 14 Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Jitendra Singh, yesterday visited and reviewed the progress of the North East Convention Centre being set up in Delhi. ..

Seven NE entrepreneurs honoured

NEW DELHI, Nov 10 : As many as seven Northeast entrepreneurs were honoured with National Entrepreneurship Awards on Saturday. The awardees from the region are: Rida Gatphoh, Bandabiang Dewkhaid, Geetashori Yumnam, Thokchom Reena Luwang, Alemoon Nessa, Kashisho Chishi and Subhra Saikat Roy...

Ayodhya land for temple, rules SC; orders 5-acre plot for Sunni Board

New Delhi, Nov 9 Ruling on the decades-old dispute in the ancient city of Ayodhya, the Supreme Court on Saturday held that a temple would be built at the 2.77-acre piece of land in Ayodhya and ordered the Government to give Muslim parties an alternative 5-acre plot in a prominent place because they had been wronged twice, once in 1949 and then in 1992...

New arms law coming with more teeth

NEW DELHI, Nov 5 The Centre is all set to bring amendment to the Arms Act, 1959 for giving more teeth to it...

NSCN-K chairman sticks to sovereignty demand

NEW DELHI, Nov 1 In his first interview to any media organisation, Yung Aung, chairman of the insurgent group National Socialist Council of Nagaland's Khaplang faction (NSCN-K) speaks to CNN-News18 at length on the “struggle for freedom”, the future of Nagaland, the crackdown by Indian and Myanmar armies, and the role of China...

Bat hunting may put one at risk of Ebola

New Delhi, Nov 1 Bats in some parts of North East India's Nagaland State may harbour filoviruses, a family of viruses that includes the Ebola and Marburg viruses, putting people who hunt them at the risk of contracting deadly diseases, according to a recent study...

With no breakthrough in site.. Naga rebel group eyes setting up camps in Myanmar

New Delhi, Oct 29 Naga rebel group National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) that has been part of ongoing talks for a peace accord with the Centre along with other groups is exploring the option of setting up base in Myanmar as there seems to be no breakthrough in the discussions...

Expand CSR reach to poor, North East states: Sitharaman to India Inc

New Delhi, Oct 29 Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday exhorted India Inc to expand its corporate social responsibility reach to poor States like Jharkhand, Chat-tisgarh, Bihar and the North East region...

Merging AR with ITBP would compromise Ops against NE UGs in Myanmar : Army

New Delhi, Oct 24 Changing the status quo in guarding of Myanmar border would be a setback for operations against North Eastern insurgent groups based in Myanmar, the Army has said opposing the Union Home Ministry’s proposal to merge Assam Rifles with the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)...

Nagaland to act against officials who criticise Govt policies

New Delhi, Oct 23 The Nagaland Government has warned Government officials with disciplinary action if they are found “criticising policies and actions” of the State by expressing their views in social media and making statements before the press...

Terrorists can’t claim right to privacy: Govt tells SC on Aadhaar-social media linking

New Delhi, Oct 22: The Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to transfer all cases related to linking Aadhaar with social media accounts to itself...

Muslims should hand over all disputed sites to Hindus: UP Shia Waqf Board chief

Lucknow, Oct 22: Muslims should give up their claim on all disputed sites and also hand over the places to Hindus to “correct the mistakes of ancestors,” Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi said Monday...

101-year-old votes with 270 family members

PUNE, Oct 22 : A 101-year-old retired British Indian Army officer along with 270 members of his extended family across five generations have reportedly cast their vote in the Vadgaon-Sheri Constituency on October 21. The family members who ..

INX Media case: Chidambaram gets bail in CBI case, to remain in ED custody

New Delhi, Oct 22: The Supreme Court Tuesday granted bail to Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram in connection with the INX Media case. The apex court said Chidambaram, 74,..

With Modi-Xi meet, Tamil Nadu and Fujian forge new relationship

Chennai, Oct 13: The easy rapport between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping, as they continued their private conversation in this seaside resort on Saturday, led to the forging sister state ties between Tamil Nadu and China’s Fujian province...

Modi challenges Opposition to bring back Article 370, Triple Talaq

New Delhi, Oct 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday dared the Opposition to declare in their manifesto that they will bring back Article 370 and triple talaq...

1 lynched to death, 2 injured by mob in West Bengal

Midnapore/Berhampore, Oct 13: An unidentified man was killed and two others were seriously injured in an assault by mobs in separate incidents in two districts of West Bengal early on Sunday, police said...

Youth asks about jobs, Govt asks them to watch moon: Rahul Gandhi

MUMBAI, Oct 13: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government at the Centre at a rally in Maharashtra's Latur ahead of the assembly election...

Documentaries from NE to be screened in Japan

GUWAHATI, Oct 11 : Altogether 10 documentaries from the North East will be screened at the Yamagata ..

INX Media case: 71 retired bureaucrats write to PM on sanctioning prosecution of 4 ex-officials

Seventy-one retired bureaucrats on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressing concern over the ..

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approves 4-fold increase to families of battle casualties

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved a four-fold hike in assistance to the next of kin for all categories of ..

India, Bangladesh ink 7 pacts, launch 3 projects

Broadbasing their ties, India and Bangladesh this morning inked seven pacts and launched three projects after Prime ..

India at UNGA: Imran Khan’s nuke remark ‘brinkmanship, not statesmanship’

New Delhi, Sep 28: A day after Imran Khan used the United Nations platform to criticise India and warned of a “bloodbath” in Kashmir, India Saturday shot back at the Pakistan Prime Minister and said his threat of unleashing ..

Sharad Pawar has no relation with MSCB: Ajit Pawar on case against NCP chief

Mumbai, Sep 28: A day after he tendered his resignation, NCP leader Ajit Pawar addressed press conference at Mumbai’s YB Chavan center on Saturday and said that Sharad Pawar had no relation with the bank. “Sharad Pawar ..

Bench headed by Justice Ramana to hear pleas against Centre’s decision on J&K

New Delhi, Sep 28: A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Justice N V Ramana, will likely hear from Tuesday, October 1, a batch of petitions challenging the Constitutional validity of the amendment to Article 370..

RN Ravi calls on Amit Shah over Naga peace talk

NEW DELHI, Sep 28: Nagaland Governor RN Ravi, on Friday, reportedly discussed with Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the final agreement with Naga rebel outfit NSCN (IM)...

Heroic rescue recognised

CHENNAI, Sep 26 : Commandant Ngamlien Touthang, the Commanding Officer of Indian Coast Guard Ship - Rajkiran (ICGS Rajkiran) was conferred the Tatrakshak Medal (Gallantry Medal) by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the “Investiture Ceremony” held at Coast Guard Air Station in Chennai on September 24. The award was given in recognition of his heroic act in rescuing 22 crewmen from a burning merchant vessel SSL Kolkata on June 14, 2018 in Bay of Bengal, about 90 nautical miles from Haldia...

Robert Vadra's custodial interrogation needed : ED to HC

NEW DELHI, Sep 26 The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that it wanted custodial interrogation of Robert Vadra because the "money chain" in a case of money laundering was allegedly directly linked to him...

Ayodhya hearing Conclude arguments by Oct 18 : SC

New Delhi, Sep 26 The Supreme Court Thursday asked parties in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case to complete their arguments by October 18, adding that they won’t be given an extra day. Today is the 32nd day of hearing in the case...