Government extends lockdown norms by a day till tomorrow

Government extends lockdown norms by a day till tomorrow Lockdown restrictions have been extended by a day by the state government, through an order issued by chief secretary T M Vijay Bhaskar on Sunday. The order directed all heads of departments, deputy commissioners and superintendents of police of the districts to ‘continue to implement the…

India summons Malaysian envoy over CAA remark

New Delhi:┬áIndia on Saturday summoned the Malaysian Charge d’Affaires in New Delhi and lodged a strong protest over remarks made on Friday by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on the Indian Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). New Delhi conveyed that “such remarks are neither in keeping with accepted diplomatic practice of non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, nor with the state of our bilateral relations” and that “such remarks are both ill-informed and insensitive”.

Bangladesh ask India to enhance security for its Guwahati mission

BANGLADESH ASK INDIA TO ENHANCE SECURITY FOR ITS GUWAHATI MISSION Bangladesh on Thursday asked India to enhance security for its Guwahati mission after a mob defaced two signposts near the chancery, as protests against the citizenship bill rocked Assam plunging the state into total chaos. Two persons were killed on Thursday in police firing in…

In Photos – Northeast Boils Over Anti-CAB Protests, Army Deployed

Protestors raise slogans as they take part in a demonstrationduring curfew, at GS Road in Guwahati on Thursday. Agitations in northeast India against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill continued for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday, 12 December, with various parties and NGOs urged the government to “respect the sentiments of the people of the region”….

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill Gets President’s Assent, Becomes Act

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday, 12 December gave his assent to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, turning it into an Act.

According to an official notification, the Act comes into effect with its publication in the official gazette on Thursday.

According to the Act, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014 and facing religious persecution there will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.Here is the
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and by Lok Sabha on Monday.

Centre wanted to wreck my mental strength: Chidambaram

Centre wanted to wreck my mental strength: Chidambaram Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday accused the Central government of trying to wreck his mental strength by imprisoning him in the INX Media case. The former Minister, who spent 106 days in Delhi’s Tihar jail, however, did not explicitly mention the case against him filed…

Goa Minister blames high price of onion for dip in tourists footfall

Goa ports Minister Michael Lobo on Saturday blamed the rise in the price of onions as the reason for the decline in tourists visit in the state. “The tourist arrival in Goa is less this year. Indian tourists ask for onions and chillies (along with meals). Due to rising onion prices, they are being served…

Judicial process beyond reach of poor: President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind here on Saturday expressed concern over access to justice, saying the judicial process has gone beyond the reach of the common man. “The judicial process has become expensive, even beyond the reach of common man due to many reasons, especially in the high court and the Supreme Court where it has…

PHOTO: PM Modi has a ‘protocol encounter’ with Uddhav Thackeray in Pune

Uddhav Thackeray meets PM Modi for the first time after becoming Maharashtra Chief Minister. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a ‘protocol encounter’ with Uddhav Thackeray for the first time after he assumed office as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. The prime minister was received by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari,…

Iraqi prime minister to resign in wake of deadly protests

A day after more than 40 protesters were killed by security forces, Iraq’s prime minister announced Friday that he would submit his resignation to parliament, a step that carried uncertainty for the entire government and stirred fears of a possible political crisis. The move by Adel Abdul-Mahdi came 13 months after he took office and…

Rajya Sabha passes SPG Amendment Bill amid walkout by Congress

The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bill was passed through a voice vote. However, the Congress staged walkout from the House. After this, the SPG cover will be provided to the incumbent Prime Minister and his immediate family living with him at the official residence. Also, ex-PMs and their respective family members will get the SPG cover only if they live at the official residence. The MHA will have the right to review SPG cover for former PM after five years from the day of retirement.