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AMU hostels being evacuated, clashes reported from inside as police enter campus: Registrar Abdul Hamid
Aligarh Muslim University has declared winter vacations till January 5 in light of violence late on Sunday. Exams have been postponed as well.
Hundreds of students of Aligarh Muslim University protesting against the amended Citizenship Act clashed with police at a campus gate after which police used batons and teargas to disperse them.
Students of Jawaharlal Nehru University have stated protesting at Delhi Police Headquarters to show their support for Jamia Millia Islamia University students.
Restrictions have been placed on metro travel as Delhi Metro authorities have closed entry and exit gates of ITO, GTB Nagar, Shivaji Stadium, IIT, Vasant Vihar, Munirka and RK Puram metro stations.
Metro trains will not halt at these stations.
Sukhdev Vihar and Ashram Metro Stations were closed earlier this evening.
Schools in southeast Delhi to remain closed tomorrow: Manish Sisodia
Jamia Millia Islamia Chief Proctor Waseem Ahmed Khan said that police entered the University campus by force and that no permission was given to police. He claimed that students and University staff were beaten by the police.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and discussed violence in Jamia Millia Islamia University.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: Spoke to Honourable Lieutenant Governor and urged him to take all steps to restore normalcy and peace. We are also doing everything possible at our end. Real miscreants who caused violence should be identified and punished. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/xChRoV8LpP— ANI (@ANI) December 15, 2019
Jamia Millia Islamia University has issued a statement saying that its students were not involved in the violence that erupted today.
In the protests, several policemen have also been injured who are being taken to the hospital.
Students of the Jamia Millia University, who were stuck at the library because of the protests are being brought out of the campus.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has said that he would clear his stand on the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act after the court decides on the matter.
In the wake of violent protest against the amended citizenship law in south Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that no one should indulge in violence.
"No one shud indulge in violence. Any kind of violence is unacceptable. Protests shud remain peaceful," Kejriwal tweeted.
No one shud indulge in violence. Any kind of violence is unacceptable. Protests shud remain peaceful. https://t.co/CUiaGLb9YY— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 15, 2019
Students of Jamia Millia Islamia University denied that they were involved in violence and that some unknown individuals were responsible for acts such as burning of the bus.
Unknown masked men were seen in the crowd during violence. These men were seen hurling stones at police as well.
Amid massive protests at the Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi, police is having to resort to teargas shells to contain the crowd
Heavy protests are underway at the Jamia Millia Islamia University regarding the new Citizenship Act.
As advised by Delhi Police, entry & exit gates of Sukhdev Vihar and gate no. 3 of Ashram have been closed. Trains will not be halting at Sukhdev Vihar: DMRC
Group of Jamia Millia students issues statement disassociating themselves from violence during protest against Citizenship Act.
A Bangkok-bound passenger has been apprehended by CISF personnel at the international airport here for carrying foreign currency amounting to Rs 1.02 crore allegedly in an unauthorised manner, officials said on Sunday.
The AJSU Party, an erstwhile ally of the BJP in Jharkhand, indicated on Sunday that it is open to post-poll alliance with any party that fulfils its agenda of better and inclusive governance. For the AJSU Party, its mission of "abki baar, gaon ki sarkar" to make villages an intrinsic part of the governance delivery system is supreme, its chief Sudesh Mahato said.
A man was shot dead in broad daylight in Haldwani of Nainital district, police said on Sunday.
Scholarships were distributed to over 1,600 needy students of different schools on Sunday by Shri Ram Navmi Utsav Committee, Jalandhar.
Disinvestment-bound national carrier Air India is mulling launching a flight service to London Stansted from the country's financial capital, a senior airline official said. Air India currently operates a flight to Stansted from Amritsar. It also has operations to London Heathrow from Mumbai.
"Willing to work with stakeholders to address India's concern on RCEP", Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong said.
Protest against Citizenship Act turns violent in south Delhi, agitators resort to arson, police use force.
It is mandatory to link your PAN with Aadhaar by the end of this year, the Income Tax Department said in a public message on Sunday.
Light rain occurred at isolated places over eastern Uttar Pradesh while the weather was dry over western parts of the state, the meteorological department said on Sunday.
A bus was set ablaze near Jamia Millia Islamia University amid Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi.
Airports Authority of India in association with other organisations is providing food to stranded passengers at Guwahati Railway Station.
Students of Jamia Millia Islamia and locals protested at Jamia Nagar in Delhi on Sunday against the amended Citizenship Act. Delhi Traffic Police tweeted that vehicle movement was closed from Okhla Underpass to Sarita Vihar due to the demonstration.
Severe cold wave conditions gripped Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh after the recent snowfall which forced the closure of the Srinagar-Jammu national highway for the fourth successive day on Sunday, officials said.
Bahujan Samaj Part (BSP) national president Mayawati on Sunday slammed the Congredd party for supporting Shiv Sena even though it supported the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and is opposing Rahul Gandhi's remark on Savarkar.
Two more persons succumb to gunshot wounds in Guwahati; toll in police firing amid protests against citizenship law rises to 4, officials said.
West Bengal government on Sunday suspended internet services in some parts of the state following continuing violence by protesters railing against the new citizenship law (CAA).
With the ongoing Jharkhand Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing an election rally in Dumka.
Highlights from PM's speech:
- Parliament did right by passing the Citizenship amendment bill 2019.
- Congress can never work for well being of the nation, it can only do good with Gandhi family.
- We can not expect Congress to do anything good for the nation.
- BJP is working to establish tourism in Jharkhand.
- More than 11 crores of toilets were constructed in one year.
- Under Ujjwala Yojana, over 33 lakh gas connections distributed to women.
- Under PMAY, the owns can decide how their houses must be built.
- Till 2022, everybody including Aadivasis will get their own pakka house.
- Under Jal Jeevan Mission, there won't be water scarcity anymore.
- The government is determined to tackle with water scarcity issue.
- Only 12-15 per cent of household in Jharkhand has the water pipeline connectivity.
- Our high commands don't run by any remote control, it is run by the people and citizens of India.
- Adivasis children are deprived of education.
- People of Northeast have rejected violent agitation and are now protesting peacefully against amended Citizenship Act.
- Oppn built palaces for themselves and their families when in power; they are not worried about people's troubles.
- BJP government's great initiatives like Ayushmann Bharat started on the soil of Jharkhand.
All Assam Students Union, which has been protesting the amended Citizenship Act, hints at launching political party along with 'Shilpi Samaj' (artists' forum).
Leading air purifier makers witnessed up to 60 per cent jump in sales in the peak season, mainly October and November, this year, helped by growing pollution levels and steep rise in air quality index (AQI) in Delhi-NCR and northern region. Air purifier makers like Philips, Blueair, Panasonic, Eureka, Forbes, Sharp, Xiomi and Blue Star reported high double-digit jump in sales.
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister & BJP leader, Devendra Fadnavis in Nagpur said: "Earlier Shiv Sena was with us and all the decisions were taken together. Now, the same Shiv Sena is opposing all those decisions and stopping work."
"The opposition will move a condemnation motion in the state assembly, over Rahul Gandhi's comments on Veer Savarkar," he added.
A delegation of Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank depositors met Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, at his residence Matoshree, today.
Two militants belonging to different banned outfits have been arrested in Manipur, police said on Sunday.
A combined team of Manipur Police and Assam Rifles arrested the rebels from different parts of the state, a senior police officer said.
One militant belonging to United National Liberation Front (UNLF) outfit was arrested from Ngairangbam village in Imphal West district on Friday.
The other rebel of Manipur Naga People's Front (MNPF) outfit was apprehended from Mapao Khullen village in Kangpokpi district the same day, he added.
Locals in Bengaluru protest over crimes against women in the country.
All Assam Students Union, which has been protesting amended Citizenship Act, hints at launching political party along with 'Shilpi Samaj' (artists' forum).
Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank depositors protest outside Matoshree, the residence of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
13 days after she started an indefinite hunger strike on December 3, DCW Chief Swati Maliwal on Sunday ends it following her deteriorating health condition.
Payal Rohatgi has been arrested for making a controversial post on Jawaharlal Nehru and Motilal nehru.
Minimum temperatures dropped slightly on Sunday but continued to hover close to or above normal limits at most places in Punjab and Haryana.
Ajit Pawar, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on being asked if Savarkar issue will affect 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' (NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena) alliance in Maharashtra said: "Uddhav ji, Sonia ji, and Pawar sahab are mature people, they will make the right call."
An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck Mindanao, Philippines at 06:11 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), today
Ranjeet Savarkar, grandson of Veer Savarkar, said: "Anti-nationalism case should be filed against Rahul Gandhi. Savarkar never apologized to the Britishers."
"Shiv Sena should be not be in the alliance with Congress," he added.
Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank depositors protest outside Reserve Bank of India (RBI) office in Mumbai.
5 trains cancelled and 10 trains have been partially cancelled, in view of public agitation at different railway stations in Howrah-Kharagpur railway section of South Eastern Railway.
Union Minister Giriraj Singh said: "NRC (National Register of Citizens) should be implemented across the country, including Bihar & West Bengal."
3. अतः इनको, इस मामले में अपनी स्थिति जरूर स्पष्ट करनी चाहिये। वरना यह सब इनकी अपनी पार्टी की कमजोरियों पर से जनता का ध्यान बांटने के लिए केवल कोरी नाटकबाजी ही मानी जायेगी।— Mayawati (@Mayawati) December 15, 2019
BJP MP Arjun Singh attacked in North 24 Parganas.
Protest against Rahul Gandhi over his remark on Savarkar in Mumbai.
Delhi Commission of Women (DCW) Chief Swati Maliwal put on IV (intravenous) at LNJP hospital, after being on hunger strike for more than 10 days, demanding death penalty for convicts in rape cases within 6 months.
IIT-Madras student Fathima Latheef suicide case: Tamil Nadu Government has transferred investigation into the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
BS Sekhon, DSP Ludhiana alleges that State Minister BB Ashu is giving him life threats as DSP found irregularities by Ashu, during inquiry into a housing society case; says,“Minister wanted case to be shut. When I denied, he started giving me life threats and now I've been suspended”
"It only gives a message that no policeman should take action if a Minister is found involved in a crime.If anything happens to me or my family,then the Minister&my dept will be responsible for it.But I'll fight till the end," he added.
At least 12 persons dead after a bus carrying 40 passengers met with an accident in Sindhupalchok district, today. Search and rescue operation underway.
Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal tweets, "We are committed to protect all genuine Indian citizens and the rights of the people of Assam".
5 army personnel were injured in road accident near Sonu village today morning. They have been admitted to the district hospital for medical treatment.
Amid massive protests against the citizenship act, another protester dies in Guwahati.
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chief, Swati Maliwal who is on a hunger strike demanding death penalty for convicts in rape cases within 6 months, taken to LNJP hospital after she falls unconscious.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public rally in Jharkhand's Dumka.
A shooting that wounded one man in a mall food court sent suburban Atlanta shoppers fleeing in panic Saturday. The Cobb County Police Department said the man was wounded at Cumberland Mall around 1 p.m. following an argument and that the shooting suspect ran away. The victim was taken to a hospital, where Cobb County Police spokeswoman Ofc. Sarah O’Hara said he was in surgery and “expected to survive his injuries.”