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  • 9:07 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Citizenship Amendment Bill marks the victory of narrow-minded forces: Sonia Gandhi

    Citizenship Amendment Bill marks the victory of narrow-minded and bigoted forces over India's pluralism: Sonia Gandhi

  • 8:52 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Citizenship Bill passed with 125 votes in Rajya Sabha

    A total of 230 votes were cast in the Rajya Sabha out of which 125 were cast in favour of the Bill while 105 votes were passed against the Bill. 

  • 8:45 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Citizenship Amendment Bill passed in Rajya Sabha

    Citizenship Amendment Bill passed in Rajya Sabha

  • 8:43 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Final voting on the Citizenship Bill underway

    Final voting on the Citizenship Bill in Rajya Sabha is underway.

  • 8:41 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    Citizenship Bill: BSP and NCP MPs avoid taking part in voting

    Rajya Sabha MPs of Bahujan Samaj Party and Nationalist Congress Party have not taken part in the voting.

  • 8:38 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    Yes, Shiv Sena has boycotted voting on Citizenship Bill: Sanjay Raut

    Shiv Sena's Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut confirmed that the party boycotted voting on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha.

  • 8:08 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Shiv Sena did not participate in the initial voting

    Shiv Sena did not vote in the initial voting on whether or not to send the bill to the Select Committee. 

  • 8:03 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    The Citizenship Bill not to be sent to Select Committee

    The Rajya Sabha has voted in favour of not sending the Bill to the Select Committee. 113 MPs voted in favour of the government while 92 voted against. 

  • 7:55 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Citizenship Bill: Voting procedure in Rajya Sabha begins

    Rajya Sabha begins voting procedure on Citizenship Amendment Bill. 

  • 7:41 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Minorities of India will not be subject to injustice: Amit Shah

    "This Bill is not going to hurt anyone's sentiments or make people of any community upset. The people who are worried that minorities of this country will be subjected to injustice, it will not happen," said Amit Shah. 

  • 7:33 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Congress leaders' statements echo Pakistan's sentiments, says Amit Shah

    "Pak PM's comment and Congress's comment- both are alike. Why are you (Congress) rattled?.... I want to ask why did Congress oppose the Enemy Property Bill.," said Amit Shah. This was met with a huge roar from the BJP camp while the Congress MPs were seen on the defensive

  • 7:27 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Amit Shah on Jammu and Kashmir: Do only Muslims live in J&K?

    "Do only Muslims live in Jammu & Kashmir? No Hindus? No Buddhists? Why is it viewed like that? It has been abrogated for everyone & not only Muslims. How can CAB be anti-Muslim? In this Bill, there is no proposal to touch the citizenship of any Muslim," Shah said. 

     

  • 7:24 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Amit Shah gives examples of refugees from Pakistan

    In support of his argument, Amit Shah is giving examples of people who fled Pakistan because they were being persecuted for being Hindus. Shah said, "These people thought that they were been considered as Pakistani's in India, but now that Citizenship Bill is here, are saying proudly that they are Indians."

  • 7:19 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Neither CAB is anti-muslim nor Triple Talaq bill was anti-muslim: Amit Shah

    Amit Shah has said in Rajya Sabah that Citizenship Amendment Bill is not anti-muslim. He also clarified that banning Triple Talaq was not anti-muslim as it empowered the Muslim women.

  • 7:15 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    Citizenship Bill: We have not stripped Indian Muslims of their rights, says Amit Shah

    "We have not stripped Indian Muslims of their rights," said Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha

  • 7:02 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    This Bill does not hurt the Article 14 of the Constitution, says Amit Shah

    Union Minister Amit Shah said: "This Bill does not hurt the Article 14 of the Constitution."

  • 6:57 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Spirit of Liaquat–Nehru Pact, was not followed by neighbouring country, says Shah

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah, in Rajya Sabha, on Citizenship Amendment Bill said: "The spirit of Liaquat–Nehru Pact, was not followed by the neighbouring country. It is the duty of every government to follow it in letter and spirit."

  • 6:53 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Citizenship Bill: Congress whipping fear among Muslims, says Shah

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that Congress was just whipping fear against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to incite the country’s Muslims. “I don’t want any Muslim to be afraid of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill,” he said.

     

  • 6:45 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Curfew imposed in Guwahati since 6:15 pm today

  • 6:41 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Citizenship Bill: 566 Muslims granted Indian citizenship by Modi govt, says Shah

    Rebutting allegations that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is anti-Muslim, the Union Home Minister revealed in Rajya Sabha that 566 Muslims had been granted Indian citizenship under the Modi government.

  • 6:38 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Citizenship Bill: Our neighbours haven't kept their promises, says Shah

    India's neighbors haven't kept their promises in protecting the rights of minorities, said Union Home Minister Amit Shah, while responding to statements of opposition parties during the Citizenship Bill debate.

  • 6:38 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Amit Shah defends Citizenship Bill

    The Union Home Minister spurned allegations that the government introduced the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill as a distraction to divert attention from other issues. “This bill has nothing to do with the election,” said Shah

     

  • 6:38 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    If this bill was brought 50 years ago, then situation had not been so severe today, says Shah

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha said: "If this bill was brought 50 years ago, then the situation had not been so severe today."

  • 6:37 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Assam government temporarily suspends telecom services in state for 24 hours

    The government of Assam has decided to temporarily suspend the telecom services in the state for the next 24 hours. The suspension will be enforced from 7 pm of 11th December to 7 pm of 12th December. 

  • 6:33 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Partition was based on religious lines, says Amit Shah

    Home Minister Amit Shah said: "The partition was based on religious lines."

  • 6:26 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Union Cabinet approves revision in Funding Pattern of Delhi Metro’s three Priority Corridors of Phase – IV

    Union Cabinet approves revision in the Funding Pattern of Delhi Metro’s three Priority Corridors of Phase – IV. 

  • 6:17 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    All bills of our govt are brought in the House only, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Union Minister of Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad in Rajya Sabha said: "All bills of our govt are brought in the House only after they are vetted by the Law and Legislative Department." For a detailed report on who said what in today's session- READ MORE

     

  • 6:12 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    It was a dream come true for over 7000 visitors who witnessed the launch of PSLVC48, says ISRO

    ISRO said: "It was a dream come true for over 7000 visitors who witnessed the launch of PSLVC48 live from the Viewers gallery in Sriharikota. Stay tuned for future announcements to register for the upcoming launches."

  • 6:09 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Union Cabinet approves Aircraft (Amendment) Bill to enhance safety and security of aircraft operations

    Union Cabinet approves Aircraft (Amendment) Bill to enhance the safety and security of aircraft operations. The Bill enhances the maximum limit of fine from the existing Rs 10 Lakhs to Rs 1 Crore.

  • 6:05 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    12 trains cancelled on 12th and 13th December due to indefinite 'Rail Roko'

    12 trains have been cancelled and 10 trains partially cancelled, on 12th and 13th December due to indefinite 'Rail Roko' by various organisations and associations, in Tinsukia division and Lumding division in Assam.

  • 5:47 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Citizenship Bill: Internet to be suspended in Assam for 24 hours

    Internet services in ten districts of Assam to be suspended for 24 hours, beginning 7 pm on Wednesday, say Officials, amid protests over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Mobile Internet suspended for 24 hours from 7pm, today to 7pm, 12 December in Lakhimpur, Tinsukia, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Charaideo, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Golaghat, Kamrup (Metro) and Kamrup districts of Assam. 

  • 5:42 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    District Magistrate Dibrugarh orders closure of liquor licensed premises from 4 pm today

    District Magistrate Dibrugarh orders closure of liquor licensed premises from 4 pm today for 'preservation of public peace and tranquility'.

  • 5:40 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Nirmohi Akhara files review petition in Ayodhya land dispute case

    Nirmohi Akhara has filed a review petition today before the Supreme Court challenging the Court's November 9 verdict in Ayodhya land dispute case.

  • 5:36 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Third phase of Jharkhand Assembly polls to be held tomorrow

    The third phase of the Jharkhand Assembly elections will be held tomorrow. 

  • 5:29 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Women safety bill passed in Andhra Pradesh

    Jagan Mohan Reddy's government has passed the Women's safety bill. Under this bill, the accused will be executed within 21 days. 

  • 5:24 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Our country is governed by Constitution, says Balasaheb Thorat

    Maharashtra Cabinet minister and Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat said: "Our country is governed by the Constitution and the Constitution is based on the principle of equality. We expect that Shiv Sena will keep this in mind while voting for Citizenship Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha."

  • 5:20 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Our stand is the same as was in Lok Sabha: BJD

    BJD leader Prasanna Acharya on Citizenship Amendment Bill said: "Our stand is the same as was in Lok Sabha. We are supporting the bill but we want certain amendments in the bill like including Sri Lanka in it."

  • 5:15 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Citizenship Bill: Massive protests outside Assam secretriat

    The anti-citizenship bill protestors in Assam marched to the state secretariat where they sloganeered against the state government and Centre. Massive barricades were set up at the secretariat to control the protestors

  • 4:58 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    Citizenship Bill in RS: Congress misled Parliament on the bill, alleges Subramanian Swamy

    BJP MP Subramanian Swamy alleged in Rajya Sabha that Congress misled Parliament on Citizenship Bill.

  • 4:37 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    I am opposing this Bill as it is against the Constitution, says AAP leader Sanjay Singh

    AAP leader Sanjay Singh, in Rajya Sabha, said: "I am opposing this Bill as it is against the Constitution made by Baba Saheb Ambedkar. It is against the Preamble of the Constitution. It is against the India of the dreams of Mahatma Gandhi and Bhagat Singh."

  • 4:34 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    It's stupid to attempt to make India a country for one sect, says Kamal Haasan

    Kamal Haasan, Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) on Citizenship Amendment Bill said: "It's stupid to attempt to make India a country for one sect. Young India will reject such plans soon. It's not primitive India for your old plans."

    "We have a duty to amend the Constitution if there was any error, but to attempt to amend a flawless Constitution is a betrayal. Centre's law and plan is akin to a crime of attempting surgery on a healthy person. Those who attempted and failed are trying again," he added. 

  • 4:30 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Security forces deployed; several demonstrators detained

    Several demonstrators in Guwahati have been detained in Guwahati. The people are protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Bill. 

  • 4:20 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    We do not divide people on the basis of caste, creed and religion, says Mamata Banerjee

    Mamata Banerjee, who was at a Business Conclave, said: "We do not divide people on the basis of caste, creed and religion. We believe in staying together."

  • 4:17 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    This bill will become black chapter in annals of Upper House, says MDMK leader Vaiko

    Vaiko, MDMK in Rajya Sabha, on Citizenship Ammendment Bill said: "If this obnoxious, abominable, undemocratic, unreasonable, unpardonable, unjustifiable, unconstitutional Bill is passed today in this Council of State, it will become a black chapter in the annals of this Upper House."

     

  • 4:08 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Close to 1000 Sikh, Hindu refugees given Indian citizenship since 2018: MoS

    MoS Home Nityanand Rai on 'no. of Sikh and Hindu refugees came to India from Afghanistan and Pakistan and status of granting Indian citizenship' said: "As per data available in the online system, 391 Afghani and1595 Pakistani migrants, granted Indian Citizenship during last 3 years (2016 to 2018)."

    "In 2019, 40 Afghani and 712 Pakistani migrants, have been granted Indian Citizenship till 6 December 2019. As per available data, 927 Sikhs and Hindus from Afghanistan and Pakistan have been granted Indian Citizenship since 2018," he added. 

  • 4:01 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Muslim have been targeted, says Mir M Fayaz, J&K PDP leader on Citizenship Amendment Bill

    Mir M Fayaz, J&K PDP in Rajya Sabha on Citizenship Amendment Bill said: "I stand to oppose this Bill. Since this govt has come to power, the way it has brought bills like Triple Talaq and Art 370-Muslims have been targeted. Yeh sarkaar jab se bani hai yeh musalman ke peeche padi hai."

  • 3:59 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    All 9 customer satellites (from Israel, Italy, Japan and USA) successfully placed in their designated orbit by PSLVC48

    All 9 customer satellites (from Israel, Italy, Japan and USA) successfully placed in their designated orbit by PSLVC48

  • 3:54 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    PSLV-C48 successfully injects primary satellite RISAT-2BR1 into intended orbit

    PSLV-C48 successfully injects primary satellite RISAT-2BR1 into intended orbit, says ISRO

  • 3:51 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Congress leader Kapil Sibal opposes Citizenship Bill

    Congress leader Kapil Sibal has opposed the Citizenship Amendment Bill. Here are his arguements:

    - CAB will legalise two-nation theory

    - Want Shah to withdraw the two-nation statement

    - We oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill

    - Religion can't be a factor in act of citizenship 

    - BJP doesn't believe in one-nation 

    - There is no provision of persecution in the act 

    - I don't understand which history books the Home Minister has read. Two-nation theory is not our theory. It was perpetrated by Savarkar.

    - No law to prove that a person is persecuted 

    - Those who have no idea of India cannot protect the idea of India.

  • 3:40 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Police use tear gas to disperse protesters in Guwahati

    Assam Police has attacked the protesters demonstrating against the Citizenship amendment bill with tear gas. 

  • 3:37 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Bill is not against Srilankan Tamils and Tamil Nadu: AIADMK

    Tamil Nadu Minister and AIADMK leader D Jayakumar on Citizenship Amendment Bill said: "The Bill is not against Srilankan Tamils and Tamil Nadu. We support the CAB in Parliament."

  • 3:33 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    RISAT-2BR1 is a radar imaging earth observation satellite weighs about 628 kg

    ISRO launches RISAT-2BR1 and 9 customer satellites by PSLV-C48 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota; RISAT-2BR1 is a radar imaging earth observation satellite weighing about 628 kg.

  • 3:32 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    RISAT will send clear images in every season

    RISAT 2 which was launched by ISRO today, will send clear pictures in every season. 

  • 3:30 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Spy saltelite RISAT2 will ensure border security

    Spy satellite RISAT 2 will ensure border security. It will help in fast-track monitoring. 

  • 3:27 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    ISRO launches spy satellite RISAT-2BR1 from Sriharikota

    The ISRO has launched spy satellite RISAT-2BR1 from Sriharikota. 

  • 3:22 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    We don't need any certificate on our nationalism or Hindutva, says Sanjay Raut

    Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena leader, said: "We don't need any certificate on our nationalism or Hindutva. Jis school mein aap padhte ho, hum us school ke head master hain. Hamare school ke headmaster Balasaheb Thackeray the, Atal ji, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee bhi the, hum sabko mante hain."

     

  • 2:52 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Govt is pushing its Hindutva agenda through CAB, says Chidambaram

    P Chidambaram said: "The government is pushing its Hindutva agenda through Citizenship Amendment Bill."

  • 2:50 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Passage of bill is slap on Parliament's face, says Chidambaram

    Former finance minister P Chidambaram said: "The passage of Citizenship amendment bill is a slap on Parliament's face."

  • 2:48 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Govt is asking us to pass an unconstitutional law, says P Chidambaram

    Former Union Minister P Chidambaram said: "The government is asking us to pass an unconstitutional law."

  • 2:37 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    AIADMK supports Citizenship Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha

    SR Balasubramaniam, AIADMK leader, said: "We have certain concerns but overall, we are supporting this bill."

  • 2:34 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Who will be responsible for any repercussion on minorities, asks CPI(M)

    TK Rangarajan, CPI(M) on Citizenship amendment bill in Rajya Sabha said: "Suppose you make the law, who will be responsible for any repercussion on minorities? That is why my party oppose this. Don't spoil the country, don't spoil the constitution, that's my request."

     

  • 2:24 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    We oppose the bill as it is anti-muslim: TRS

    TRS, while opposing the Citizenship Amendment Bill, said: "We oppose the bill as it is anti-muslim."

  • 2:23 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    TRS opposes Citizenship Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha

    The TRS has opposed the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha. 

  • 2:19 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Bill gives citizenship to persecuted minorities from neighbouring countries, we support this bill: JDU

    RCP Singh, JDU leader in Rajya Sabha said: "We support this bill.The bill is very clear, it gives citizenship to persecuted minorities from three of our neigbouring countries, but here debate is being done on our Indian Muslim brothers."

     

  • 2:09 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    JDU to support Citizenship Amendment Bill

    The JDU has decided to support the Citizenship Amendment Bill. 

  • 2:04 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Govt trying to fulfill the dream of Jinnah: Javed Ali Khan

    Our Govt through this Citizenship Amendment Bill and NRC is trying to fulfill the dream of Jinnah. Remember, in 1949 Sardar Patel had said 'we are laying the foundation of a truly secular democracy in India', says Samajwadi Party leader Javed Ali Khan said.

  • 2:02 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    SAC allocate six hours to discussion on CAB: RS Dy Chairman

    Business Advisory Committee has decided to allocate six hours to discussion on Citizenship Amendment Bill. There are 48 speakers participating in the discussion: Harivansh, Rajya Sabha Dy Chairman said 

  • 2:01 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    "NRC did not work in Assam...your pilot project failed...and now you want to introduce this is 27 states," Derek O Brien said.

     

  • 1:58 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    You need to take stand today for sake of your grandchildren: Derek

    I implore to BJD and JDU leaders ...you have to take a stand today...you will have to answer your future generations when they ask you which button did you press, " Derek Obrien said. 

  • 1:52 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    BJP stands for three Js-Jhooth, Jhaansa and Jumla: TMC

    TMC leader Derek O'Brien said: " The BJP stands for three Js-Jhooth, Jhaansa and Jumla." 

  • 1:41 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    It will be written in golden letters on Jinnah's grave, says TMC leader Derek O'Brien

    Derek O'Brien in Rajya Sabha said: "I read that PM said this will be written in golden letters. I will tell you where it will be written, it will be written on grave of the father of the nation, but which father of the nation? In Karachi, on Jinnah's grave."

  • 1:39 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    The bill is drawn from Nazi rulebook, says TMC leader Derek

    TMC leader Derek O'Brien said: "The bill is drawn from Nazi rulebook. BJP is spreading lies about the bill."

  • 1:37 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Majority is not always right: TMC

    TMC leader Derek O'Brien said: "The majority is not always right."

  • 1:28 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    We are following what Dr. Manmohan Singh said in 2003, says JP Nadda

    JP Nadda said: "In 2003,Dr.Manmohan Singh in Rajya Sabha said to then Deputy PM Advani ji on treatment of refugees and persecution of minorities in countries like Bangladesh, he said we should have more liberal approach in granting citizenship to them. So, we are following what he said."

  • 1:24 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    This bill is against India and West Bengal: TMC

    Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien said: "This bill is against India and West Bengal."

  • 1:14 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    This bill is for the national interest, says JP Nadda

    Union Minister JP Nadda said: "This bill is for the national interest."

  • 1:10 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Let the Parliament do it, says Maldives Foreign Affairs Minister on Citizenship Ammendment Bill

    Abdulla Shahid, Maldives Foreign Affairs Minister on Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 said: "India's Parliament is an elected Parliament, it is for the members of the Parliament to take a decision. It is not for us to comment on it. Let the Parliament do it."

    "Indian Constitution can be amended by Indian people and Parliament. It is not for neighbouring countries to interfere. It is an internal affair," he added.

     

  • 1:08 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    This bill is not harmful to anyone in this country, says JP Nadda

    Union Minister JP Nadda said: "This bill is not harmful to anyone in this country."

  • 1:04 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Rajya Sabha briefly stopped telecasting proceedings during Citizenship Amendment Bill

    "Rajya Sabha briefly stopped telecasting proceedings during Citizenship Amendment Bill on the direction of Chair", reports PTI. 

  • 1:02 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Sardar Patel will be angry with PM Modi, says Anand Sharma

    Anand Sharma,Congress in Rajya Sabha said: "In our religion, we believe in rebirth, and that we meet our elders. So if Sardar Patel meets Modi ji then he will be very angry with him, Gandhi ji will, of course, be sad, but Patel will be indeed very angry."

  • 1:01 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    The partition was based on religion, says JP Nadda

    Union Minister JP Nadda said: "The partition was based on religion."

  • 12:59 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Facts of Anand Sharma's debate were vague, says JP Nadda

    Union Minister JP Nadda slammed Congress leader Anand Sharma and said: "The facts of the argument were vague."

  • 12:57 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    I want to Congratulate Amit Shah for presenting this bill, says JP Nadda

    Union Minister JP Nadda said: "I want to Congratulate Amit Shah for presenting this bill."

  • 12:54 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    No lunch break in Rajya Sabha as Citizenship Amendment Bill is underway

    There will be no lunch break today in Rajya Sabha, as debate on Citizenship Amendment Bill is underway.

  • 12:52 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Home Minister has discussed and listened to voice of people of northeast, says Kiren Rijiju

    Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) said: "Home Minister has discussed and listened to the voice of the people of the northeast. The concerns of the indigenous people of the north-east region are being addressed thoroughly."

  • 12:50 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Party manifestos cannot contradict India Constitution, says Anand Sharma

    Congress leader Anand Sharma said: "The manifestos of the party cannot contradict the constitution of India."

  • 12:47 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    In 1937, Savarkar gave the two-nation theory, says Congress leader Anand Sharma

    Congress leader Anand Sharma said: "In 1937, Savarkar gave the two-nation theory."

  • 12:46 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Never gave citizenship on the basis of religion: Congress

    Congress leader Anand Sharma said: "We welcomed those who had faced atrocities, but we didn't give citizenship on the basis of religion." 

  • 12:44 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    We didn't give two-nation theory: Congress

    Congress leader Anand Sharma while arguing over the controversial citizenship amendment bill, said: "We didn't give the two-nation theory." 

  • 12:42 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    It is wrong to blame Congress for partition, says Congress leader Anand Sharma

    Congress leader Anand Sharma said: "It is wrong to blame Congress for partition."

  • 12:40 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Extent of neglect that northeast has suffered over half century under Congress rule is testimony in itself, says Jitendra Singh

    Union Minister Jitendra Singh said: "The extent of neglect that northeast has suffered over half a century under Congress rule is a testimony in itself. The development that has happened in the last 5 years in the northeast, is more than what has been seen in the last 65 years."

     

  • 12:39 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Police use batons, tear gas shells to disperse students protesting against Citizenship Bill

    Police use batons, tear gas shells to disperse students protesting against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Students block key GS Road in Guwahati, clash with police near state secretariat.

  • 12:37 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    The Bill is an assault on Indian Constitution, says Congress leader Anand Sharma

    Congress leader Anand Sharma in Rajya Sabha said: "The bill that you have brought is an assault on the very foundation of the Indian constitution, it is an assault on the Republic of India. It hurts the soul of India. It is against our constitution and democracy. It fails the morality test."

  • 12:35 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Governemt wants to pass the bill at any cost: Congress

    The Congress attacks the government and said: "BJP wants to pass the bill at any cost." 

  • 12:34 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Why in such a hurry to pass the bill: Congress

    The Congress has asked: "Why in such a hurry to pass the bill? This is an attack on the constitution of India."

  • 12:32 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    I want to assure that NDA Govt through committee to supervise clause 6 will protect rights of Assam, says Amit Shah

    Amit Shah said: "In 1985, Assam accord happened. There is a provision in clause 6 to protect the indigenous culture of the state. I want to assure that NDA Government through committee to supervise clause 6 will protect rights of Assam. All Assam Students' Union is part of the committee."

  • 12:28 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    'True' citizens of Assam need not to worry, says Amit Shah on Citizenship Bill

    Union Minister Amit Shah said: "People who are actually the citizens of Assam should not worry about anything." 

  • 12:24 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Amit Shah rejects the charge of vote bank politics

    Amit Shah has rejected the charge of vote bank politics, says BJP declared its intention to bring such legislation in the manifesto.

  • 12:23 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Muslims of India were, are and will remain Indian citizens, says Amit Shah

    Amit Shah said: "Muslims of India were, are and will remain Indian citizens."

  • 12:21 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Non-Muslim minorities from three nations who came to India will be given Indian citizenship, says Amit Shah

    Shah said: "Non-Muslim minorities from three nations who came to India after Independence will be given Indian citizenship."

  • 12:20 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    It’s a bitter reality that religious minorities didn’t get such status in Bangladesh, says Shah

    Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha said: "Partition promised religious freedom but it’s a bitter reality that religious minorities didn’t get such a status in Bangladesh because of Mujibur Rehman's religious persecution of minorities."

  • 12:19 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Misinformation has been spread that this bill is against Muslims of India, says Shah

    Amit Shah said: "Misinformation has been spread that this bill is against Muslims of India. I want to ask the people saying this that how is this bill related to Indian Muslims? They are Indian citizens and will always remain, no discrimination against them."

  • 12:18 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Opposition is with Pakistani Muslims, says Union Minister Amit Shah

    Amit Shah while presenting the Citizenship bill said: "The opposition is with the Muslims of Pakistan." 

  • 12:15 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Our Muslim brother shouldn't be worried, says Amit Shah

    Home Minister Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha said: "No Muslim in India needs to worry due to this Bill. Don't get scared if someone tries to scare you. This is Narendra Modi's Govt working according to the constitution , minorities will get full protection."

  • 12:13 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Citizenship Bill to help crores of people who are living in a pathetic condition, says Shah

    Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha said: "Citizenship Bill to help crores of people who are living in a pathetic condition for years in their countries."

  • 12:12 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Opposition members move resolution to send controversial Citizenship Bill to Rajya Sabha select committee

    Opposition members move resolution to send controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill to Rajya Sabha select committee

  • 12:11 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Almost 20 percent decline each in population of religious minorities in both Pakistan and Bangladesh, says Shah

    Home Minister Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha said: "There has been an almost 20% decline each in population of religious minorities in both Pakistan and present day Bangladesh. Either they were killed or they fled to India for shelter."

  • 12:10 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Minorities were not able to exercise their right in the neighbouring countries, says Amit Shah

    Union Minister Amit Shah said: "The Minorities were not able to exercise their rights in the neighbouring countries."

  • 12:08 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    This bill will be a blessing for those who faced atrocities says Amit Shah

    Home Minister has moved the Citizenship Amendment Bill and said: "This bill will be a blessing for those who have faced atrocities." 

  • 12:03 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Citizenship Amendment bill tabled in Rajya Sabha

    The Citizenship Amendment Bill has been tabled in the Rajya Sabha. 

  • 12:01 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Rajya Sabha session on Citizenship Amendment Bill begins

    The Rajya Sabha discussion on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill has begun. 

  • 11:46 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Supreme Court allows plea of Northern Railways to cut 452 trees

    Supreme Court allows a plea of the Northern Railways to cut 452 trees in and around 30 kilometres of Taz Trapezium Zone (TTZ) to lay down a new railway track on the Delhi-Mathura-Agra line, with a condition of compensatory afforestation.

    The bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde also directs the member secretary of National Legal Services Authority to appoint an officer to visit the site and inspect the trees that have been planted by the Northern Railways as compensation.

  • 11:36 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    TRS MPs protest in Parliament premises over release of GST dues to Telangana state from the Centre

    Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MPs protest in Parliament premises, seeking release of GST dues to Telangana state from the Centre.

  • 11:31 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Lok Sabha numbers different, situation in Rajya Sabha different; government has to reply to our queries, says Sanjay Raut

    Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Citizenship Bill said: "You are talking of Pak, Bangladesh, not of Tamils in Sri Lanka; situation of Hindus in Nepal worst, it's not about politics, but humanity."

    "Lok Sabha numbers different, situation in RS different; government has to reply to our queries. Votebank politics not right; you are trying to create Hindu-Muslim divide in country yet again, leave it," he added. 

    He also said: "No one can exert pressure on us, what is in our hearts, is on our lips."

     

  • 11:27 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Citizenship Amendment Bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha at 12 pm today

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives in Parliament. The Citizenship Amendment Bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha at 12 pm today. 

     

  • 11:18 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Nanavati Commission report on 2002 Gujarat riots tabled in state Assembly

    Nanavati Commission report on 2002 Gujarat riots tabled in state Assembly.

  • 11:07 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav holds protest in Patna against Citizenship Amendment Bill

    RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav holds protest in Patna against Citizenship Amendment Bill and National Register of Citizens (NRC); says, “CAB is unconstitutional. It has been clearly written in the Constitution of India that the country cannot be divided on the basis of religion."

    Tejashwi Yadav said: "Some JDU leaders are raising questions against #CitizenshipAmendmentBill a day after it got passed in LS. It's all part of drama. Nobody in JDU has courage to go against Nitish Kumar ji. Nitish ji has compromised by supporting the Bill just to remain in power."

  • 11:06 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Supreme Court to hear petition filed by Uttarakhand government

    Supreme Court to hear the petition filed by Uttarakhand government seeking stay of the initiation of contempt proceedings by the state High Court against state Chief Secretary and other officials, before December 18.

  • 11:04 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Union Cabinet meeting to be held at 1 pm today

    Union Cabinet meeting to be held at 1 pm today

     

  • 11:03 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Delhi's Patiala House Court adjourns JNU sedition case till February 19

    Delhi's Patiala House Court adjourns JNU sedition case till February 19 after Investigating Officer informs court that file regarding grant of sanctions is still pending with the Delhi Govt's Home Deparment.

  • 10:48 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Government is 100 per cent sure that Citizenship Bill to pass in Rajya Sabha, says Prahlad Joshi

    Union Minister Prahlad Joshi said: "Government is 100 per cent sure that Citizenship Bill to pass in Rajya Sabha."

  • 10:40 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    SBSP, four others form new Morcha in Uttar Pradesh

    The Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) has joined hands with four other parties to form the Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha that will contest the next assembly elections in 2022 against the policies of the BJP.

    SBSP minister Om Prakash Rajbhar, who was dismissed from the Yogi Adityanath cabinet in May this year, said that the Morcha included Jan Adhikar Party (led by former minister Babu Singh Khushwaha), Rashtriya Uday Party, Rashtriya Upekshit Samaj Party and Janta Kranti Party and SBSP.

  • 10:37 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Citizenship Bill will be written in golden letters, says PM Modi at BJP meet

    PM Modi at BJP meet said: "Citizenship Bill will be written in golden letters, will give permanent relief to people who fled religious persecution."

     

  • 10:29 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    We are verifying reports, says IG Bastar P Sundarraj on the death of top maoist leader Ramanna

    IG Bastar P Sundarraj on reports that top maoist leader Ramanna has died of cardiac arrest said: "Security forces received information two days ago that a member of the Central Committee of the CPI (Maoist), has died. We are verifying the reports."

  • 10:28 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    BJP's parliamentary meeting concludes

    The Parliamentary meeting of BJP has concluded. During the meeting, PM Modi has asked the members to inform the people of their respective constituencies about the Citizenship Amendment Bill. 

  • 10:19 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Congress chief whip in Lok Sabha Kodikunnil Suresh has given adjournment motion notice

    Congress chief whip in Lok Sabha Kodikunnil Suresh has given adjournment motion notice on 'unrest and strife in the country over Citizenship Amendment Bill

  • 10:12 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Debate on articles of impeachment against President Trump to begin on Wednesday

    A powerful US Congressional committee will begin on Wednesday debate on the two articles of impeachment charged against President Donald Trump.
    The Democrats on Tuesday charged President Trump with two articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress by pressing his Ukraine counterpart for help in attacking his rivals in the 2020 election.

  • 10:07 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Rupee rises 12 paise to 70.80 against US dollar in early trade

    The Indian rupee appreciated by 12 paise to 70.80 against the US dollar in early trade on Wednesday as positive opening in domestic equities and easing crude oil prices strengthened investor sentiments. At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened at 70.87, then gathered momentum and touched a high of 70.80 against the US dollar, registering a rise of 12 paise over its previous close.

  • 10:06 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Sensex gains 74 points in early trade as crude oil eases

    Market benchmark BSE Sensex on Wednesday climbed 74 points backed by gains in select private bank, financial and metal stocks amid easing global crude prices. The appreciating rupee and mixed leads from other Asian markets too influenced sentiment.

    The 30-share index was trading 74.04 points or 0.18 per cent higher at 40,313.92 in morning trade. The broader Nifty was trading 29.50 points or 0.25 per cent up at 11,886.30. In the Sensex kitty, ICICI Bank emerged as the biggest gainer with 0.88 per cent rise, followed by M&M, ITC, Bajaj Finance, TCS, Tata Steel, NTPC, L&T, and HDFC.

  • 10:04 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    BJP's parliamentary meeting underway

    Bharatiya Janata Party Parliamentary party meeting has begun at Parliament library. 

  • 10:04 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Air quality in Delhi borders 'severe levels'

    The air quality in the national capital on Wednesday morning bordered "severe levels" and remained in the "very poor" category for the eighth consecutive day. The air quality index (AQI) in the city was recorded at 399 at 8.41 am.

    An AQI between 0-50 is considered "good", 51-100 "satisfactory", 101-200 "moderate", 201-300 "poor", 301-400 "very poor" and 401-500 "severe". An AQI above 500 falls in the "severe plus" category.

  • 10:03 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Explosion occurs in Bagram district of Parwan province

    An explosion occurred in Bagram district of Parwan province close to Bagram airbas, reports Afghanistan Media

  • 10:02 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    BJP Parliamentary party meeting begins at Parliament library.

    Bharatiya Janata Party Parliamentary party meeting begins at Parliament library.

  • 6:27 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Man arrested for raping woman in Odisha

    Police on Tuesday arrested a person for allegedly raping a 44-year-old woman in Odisha's Jajpur district. The incident took place at Khandara Gedisahi village on Saturday night and the accused was arrested from a neighbouring area, they said.

    As per the complaint filed by the woman at Jajpur Town police station, the accused took advantage of the fact that she stays alone in her house after the demise of her husband.

  • 6:26 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Woman's body found beneath bridge in Pune

    The body of a woman was found beneath a bridge in Khadki area of Pune on Tuesday morning, police said. She had taken a lift from a man riding a two-wheeler near Pune railway station on Sunday, an official said.

    "She had asked to be taken to Khadki but we have found but the woman and the man went to a building in Koregaon Park. We are trying to put together sequence of events. Probe is on and an accidental death case has been registered" he said.

  • 6:26 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    RTI activist killed in Odisha's Kandhamal

    Noted RTI activist Abhimanyu Panda was shot dead by unidentified assailants near his house at Balliguda town in Odisha's Kandhamal district on Tuesday, police said. Panda was standing in front of his house in Patrasahi locality when he was attacked by motorcycle-borne youths, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Balliguda, M.R. Barik said.

    The two motorcycle-borne men reached Panda's house and opened fire from a revolver killing him on the spot, the police said.

  • 6:25 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Man found dead in car in Maharashtra's Beed

    A 30-year-old man was found dead in his car on Monday morning in Parli taluka of Beed district, over 100 kilometres from here, police said. Vijay Sakharam Yamgar was a resident of Dagadwadi in Parli and his car was seen parked on Kavlewadi-Mhatargao Road since Sunday night, an official said.
    "There are wounds on the head and the shirt is blood-soaked. A probe is on," he said.

  • 6:22 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    6 people killed in Jersey City shooting

     A Police officer, two suspects and three bystanders killed in Jersey City shooting, the city's police chief told AFP