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Your one-stop guide to Citizenship (Amendment) Act
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) If the monsoon session of Parliament created history by junking the controversial Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special powers to the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir, this winter session that ended this Friday became known for another equally controversial legislation - the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which now, after being passed by both the houses has become an Act.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Anti-CAA protesters obstruct key highways in Bengal
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Anti-CAA protesters took to the streets for the third day at a stretch in West Bengal, as they felled trees and burnt tyres to obstruct key national and state highways on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Anti-CAA protest misguided, Rahul supports infiltrators'
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Sunday lashed out at opponents of the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019, terming those indulging in violent protests as "anti-national".
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dozens hurt as police, protesters clash in Beirut protests
Beirut, Dec 15 (IANS) Clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, have left dozens of people injured, a media report said on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Taliban attacks intensify in Afghanistan after peace talks paused
Kabul, Dec 15 (IANS) The Taliban has intensified attacks in Afghanistan following the pause in the peace talks between the armed group and the US delegation in Qatar's capital Doha as the militants in their latest offensive, killed 23 security personnel in Ghazni province.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Corbyn's sons slam 'poisonous attacks' against father
London, Dec 15 (IANS) The three sons of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn have slammed the "poisonous attacks" against their father after his defeat in the December 12 UK general election.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Johnson celebrates election win with spicy chicken curry
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Following his landslide victory in the December 12 general election, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson celebrated his win by tucking into a spicy chicken curry made by his girlfriend Carrie Symonds, accompanied by a glass of wine, it was reported on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Thousands protest against CAA in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Dec 14 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people protested across Karnataka on Friday against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), an official said on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Priyanka Gandhi attacks Modi over CAA, jobs, economy
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday teared into the Narendra Modi government over controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019, and called upon people to raise voice against it.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
N.Korea conducts another 'critical' test at satellite launch site
Seoul, Dec 14 (IANS) North Korea said on Saturday that it has carried out "another crucial test" at its satellite launch site and the results would be used to strengthen its "reliable strategic nuclear deterrent".
2019-12-14
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Australia to witness hottest day on record
Canberra, Dec 14 (IANS) Australia could experience its hottest day on record next week as a severe heatwave in the country's west was set to make its way east, weather forecasters said on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Australia,Politics
US envoy to visit Seoul ahead of N.Korea deadline
Seoul, Dec 14 (IANS) US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun will arrive in South Korea on Sunday, the Foreign Ministry said here, just weeks ahead of Pyongyang's year-end deadline for Washington to show flexibility to advance their nuclear talks.
2019-12-14
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Kerala to look into AP Disha Act for safety of women
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 14 (IANS) A Kerala Minister on Saturday made it clear that they have no issues in looking into the recently passed Andhra Pradesh Criminal Law (Amendment) 2019 Bill, christened 'AP Disha Act' and the Andhra Pradesh Special Court for Specified Offences against Women and Children.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
After US, Canada issues travel advisory for northeast
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) After United States, now Canada has asked its citizens to avoid "non-essential travel to the northeast in view of the ongoing protests against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi chairs National Ganga Council meet in Kanpur
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired the National Ganga Council meeting in Kanpur, where he will also review the 'Namami Gange' project and get a first hand experience of the impact of the programme on the holy river.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Smriti lashes out at Rahul for 'Rape in India' remark
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Union Minister Smriti Irani lashed out on Friday at Rahul Gandhi for his remark 'Rape in India' and called it deplorable that he should not play politics on rape, and asked his mother Congress President Sonia Gandhi to advise and guide him.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bangladesh Home Minister cancels India visit amid protests
Dhaka, Dec 13 (IANS) After Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, now Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has also cancelled his India trip amid protests in the country against a citizenship bill.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
Obama addresses young leaders in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 13 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama on Friday addressed young leaders at a plenary session here organized by his foundation.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Rahul does not have moral right to be MP: Rajnath
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his "Rape in India" remark, saying he does not have the "moral right" to be an MP and sought his apology in Parliament.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Abe's visit to India to be postponed
Tokyo, Dec 13 (IANS) The Japanese government has planned to postpone Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's upcoming visit to India, amid "intensifying violence in parts of the country" he was due to visit, a media report said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Japan,Politics
After Bangladesh FM, Shinzo Abe cancels India trip?
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A day after Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen cancelled his India trip, media reports quoting Japan's Jiji Press suggests Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is now considering cancelling his trip to India. The trip was scheduled to begin on Sunday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
UK's Liberal Democrat leader quits after losing own seat
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Jo Swinson, the leader of the UK's Liberal Democrats, stepped down on Friday after she was ousted from her own seat in Scotland in the general election held a day ago.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Smriti lashes out at Rahul for 'Rape in India' remark
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Union Minister Smriti Irani lashed out on Friday at Rahul Gandhi for his remark 'Rape in India' on Friday and called it deplorable that he should play politics on rape, and asked his mother Congress President Sonia Gandhi to advise and guide him.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
3 not enough, Yeddy may ask for 2 more Deputy CMs next week
New Delhi/Bengaluru, Dec 13 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, who has now postponed his Delhi trip to next week, is likely to seek the okay from BJP chief Amit Shah to induct two more Deputy Chief ministers along with eleven rebels who have won as his cabinet colleagues.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US military tests previously banned ballistic missile
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The Pentagon said that the US military has tested a ground-launched, intermediate-range ballistic missile, which was previously banned by the INF Treaty that Washington exited.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Environmentalists barred from UN climate talks after protest
Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) Environmentalists and observers have been barred from the ongoing UN climate talks in Madrid after a protest inside the conference, it was reported on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Politics
NZ to import skin to treat volcanic eruption survivors
Wellington, Dec 12 (IANS) New Zealand will import 118 sq.ft of skin from the US to treat the severely burnt survivors of the Whakaari/White Island volcano eruption which is believed to have claimed 16 lives, a government official said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
UK goes to polls in historic general election
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Voters across the UK headed to the polls on Thursday to vote in one of the country's most "historic" general election, which has been deemed crucial for the nation's future in the European Union (EU) if the ruling Conservatives are elected to power again.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Volcano tourism in the spotlight after NZ eruption
London, Dec 12 (IANS) The deadly eruption of a New Zealand volcano, which has killed 16 people so far, has drawn a spotlight on how active volcanoes draw crowds of tourists each year, a report said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
PM, Thackeray greet Sharad Pawar on 80th birthday
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray greeted Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar who steps into the 80th year of his life on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
UK elections: Parties make last pitches on final campaign day
London, Dec 11 (IANS) The party leaders were set for a frantic day of campaigning as they criss-cross the country to promote key messages ahead of Thursday's general election.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Shiv Sena dismisses Manohar Joshi's musings
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) A day after former Chief Minister and ex-Lok Sabha Speaker Manohar Joshi predicted that the Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party may reunite in the near future, the party (Sena) rejected it outright as "his personal views", here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Clarifications needed before supporting CAB: Shiv Sena
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Former BJP ally Shiv Sena's members in Rajya Sabha have not yet decided whether to support or oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Thanos creator unhappy with Trump campaign's 'Avengers' ad
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Comic book writer and Thanos creator Jim Starlin is unhappy and feels violated after watching US President Donald Trump replace the villain of the Marvel Universe in one of his latest re-election campaign ads.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Cong speaking Pak's lingo on CAB: Modi
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hit out at the Congress and some opposition parties, saying they are speaking the same language on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (CAB) as Pakistan.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maha BJP rebels may face expulsion
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) The BJP state core committee meeting is likely to 'expel' those who are found guilty of working against the party's interests in any manner, a top party leader said here.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Normal life affected in northeast as CAB agitations intensify
Agartala/Aizawl, Dec 10 (IANS) Normal life was badly affected across the northeast on Tuesday due to the shutdown and agitations organised by various tribal parties and youth organisations including the North East Students' Organisation (NESO), to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB).
2019-12-10
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Situation in J&K normal: Shah
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday informed the Lok Sabha that the situation in Jammu & Kashmir is "normal" and not a single death due to police firing was reported after abrogation of Article 370 from erstwhile state.
2019-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chilean military plane disappears with 38 onboard
Santiago, Dec 10 (IANS) A Chilean military aircraft enroute to Antarctica with 38 people onboard, has disappeared off the radar, the country's Air Force confirmed in a statement.
2019-12-10
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Muslims are bigger patriots: Azam Khan
Rampur, Dec 10 (IANS) Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan has said that Muslims are 'bigger patriots' as they had a choice either to go to Pakistan during the Partition in 1947 or stay back in India -- and they chose to stay back.
2019-12-10
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Imran condemns passing of India's Citizenship (Amendment) Bill
Islamabad, Dec 10 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday condemned the passing of India's controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, which seeks to give Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, saying that it "violates all norms of international human rights law" with Islamabad.
2019-12-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Johnson recreates 'Love Actually' scene urging people to vote for Tories
London, Dec 10 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has recreated a scene from "Love Actually", the 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film, urging citizens to vote for his ruling Conservative Party in Thursday's general election.
2019-12-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Delhi police shuts all JNU gates to stop students' march
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) With barricadings set up and security forces deployed on every gate of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, the students' planned march to the President's house has been contained in the varsity.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
8 soldiers killed in Afghan suicide bombing
Kabul, Dec 9 (IANS) At least eight Afghan soldiers were killed in a suicide car bombing in the Afghanistan's Helmand province, a Taliban stronghold, on Monday, a source said.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Israel,Politics
7 detained in Istanbul protest against gender violence
Istanbul, Dec 9 (IANS) Seven people were detained during a protest in Istanbul organised by a leading womens rights group calling for an end to gender-based violence in Turkey, a media report said.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Saudi Crown Prince calls Trump over Florida shooting
Riyadh, Dec 9 (IANS) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called US President Donald Trump and offered condolences over the December 6 shooting at a Florida military base which was carried out by a Saudi national, media reports said on Monday
2019-12-09
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Finnish Minister to become world's youngest PM
Helsinki, Dec 9 (IANS) The 34-year-old Sanna Marin is set to become the world's youngest Prime Minister as head of a women-led coalition government in Finland, it was reported on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Modi, Congress leaders wish Sonia Gandhi on birthday
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday wished Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on her 73rd birthday.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Florida military base attack presumed terrorism: FBI
Miami, Dec 9 (IANS) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was treating the December 6 deadly attack on a military base in Florida that claimed the lives of three people, as a presumed terrorist attack, the media reported on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
Priyanka Gandhi slams BJP for onion, petrol price rise
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi has slammed the government for rise in onion and petrol prices. The price of petrol crossed Rs 75 mark and that of onion has risen to Rs 200 a kg in some parts of the country, according to reports.
2019-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics