Terming the Citizenship Amendment Act as «unconstitutional», former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha on Monday said the «government with a 56-inch chest» will have to shed its arrogance on the new citizenship law and bend before the people who have been protesting against the law in large numbers across the country.
The Centre for Trade Unions (CITU), a labour organisation affiliated to the CPM, has decided to hold an all-India jail bharo (filling the jail) protest against the Centre on March 6.
While many Muslim community leaders and organisations have decided to totally boycott the NPR in whatever form the exercise is executed, some are waiting to see how the situation will play out and the central government responds to the ongoing agitation.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday slammed the government over 3.64 crore people reportedly becoming unemployed in the last five years, saying this is the reason why the Modi dispensation shies away from talking about jobs. Her attack on the government came over a media report which claimed that in the last five years, 3.64 crore people became unemployed in the top seven sectors.
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking impleadment in petitions challenging constitutional validity of polygamy and 'nikah halala' practised among Muslims.
Union minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday alleged that Delhi's Shaheen Bagh protest is emerging as «a textbook case of a few hundred people trying to suppress the silent majority». He claimed that those trying to fragment India are getting cover at Shaheen Bagh protest where the tricolours are being waived.
Like so many of the protests across the world that have defined the last 12 months, the contentious CAA legislation in India was effectively just a tipping point for the under 30s.
Former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Sharjeel Imam has been booked for delivering inflammatory speeches in opposition to Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register for Citizens (NRC). A Delhi Police team along with cops from Aligarh and Bihar Police raided his residence in Bihar, but he was not found.
The Maharashtra government was trying to go to the root of the 2017 Elgar Parishad case when it was suddenly handed over to the NIA by the Centre, deputy CM Ajit Pawar said here on Sunday.
A suspected case of coronavirus has been reported in Jaipur, following which the patient has been kept in isolation, state health minister Raghu Sharma said on Sunday.
India on Sunday opened a third hotline for its 250-odd students and others caught in the coronavirus-induced lockdown in Wuhan even as China offered to evacuate Americans stranded there, raising hopes of similar arrangements being made for Indians. The govt is believed to have requested the Chinese authorities to enable the evacuation of Indian students.
Violence has never resolved any issue and no problem in the world can be solved by creating another problem, PM Modi said on Sunday, calling for a “new India” where fair and just solutions can be found to long-festering issues. Speaking in the context of the Bru settlement, the PM said patient negotiation and a fair approach to long pending problems had paid off.
With the European Union Parliament set to introduce an anti-CAA resolution, the govt on Sunday urged sponsors and supporters of the draft to engage with India to get a full and accurate assessment of the facts before taking any further action. Calling it India's internal matter, the govt said that even European societies in the past had followed the same approach.
India’s gagannauts will be sent to space at an altitude of 400km, the same height the International Space Station (ISS) orbits around the Earth. There is a possibility that gagannauts will be able to communicate with ISS astronauts when they are sent to space by December next year. The astronaut training of 4 shortlisted IAF pilots in Russia is going to start by January-end.
In a strong response to EU Parliament's draft resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the government on Sunday said that the matter is entirely internal to India. «EU Parliament should not take action that call into question rights and authority of democratically elected legislatures,» sources said.
Beyond his identity as a Union minister and prominent BJP member, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is all set to reach out to people in a different capacity— as author of a fiction series in Hindi.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram hit out at Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday for his alleged remarks against Shaheen Bagh protesters, saying only those who despise Mahatma Gandhi would want to «get rid of Shaheen Bagh».
It was the first Republic Day celebration in Srinagar after the abrogation of Article 370 provisions that gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The first address of PM Modi's monthly programme in 2020 will be done on the Republic Day, according to the official handle of 'Mann Ki Baat Updates.' This timing of the programme has been changed for today from its usual 11 am to avoid a clash with the Republic Day function in the morning.
This is the third time that a Brazilian President was the chief guest at the Republic Day. The last time a Brazilian President was the chief guest was in 2004 when Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attended the parade. President Bolsonaro held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday after which India and Brazil inked 15 agreements to ramp up cooperation in a wide range of areas, including oil and gas, and unveiled an action plan to further broadbase their strategic ties.