• As drones keep vigil for Friday prayers in UP, top cop says ‘doubtful areas under radar’

    As drones keep vigil for Friday prayers in UP, top cop says ‘doubtful areas under radar’

    India | December 27, 2019 12:03 IST

    The administration in Uttar Pradesh has beefed up security and intensified patrolling to ensure peace ahead of the Friday prayers. The authorities have also suspended internet services in 21 districts.

  • SIT to probe anti-CAA violence in UP

    SIT to probe anti-CAA violence in UP

    India | December 27, 2019 10:31 IST

    The DGP said that the SIT, in each district, will be headed by an officer of an Additional SP rank. The SIT will be headed by Additional SP (Crime) or Additional SP (City) of the district. More than 1,100 people have been arrested and 5,558 kept in preventive detention following violence related to anti-CAA protests in the past one week.

  • CAA is a humanitarian act: expat Bangladesh minorities

    CAA is a humanitarian act: Expat Bangladesh minorities

    World | December 27, 2019 10:26 IST

    A group of individuals and organizations, representing religious and ethnic minorities of Bangladesh described the amended Citizenship Act as humanitarian,adding that through the law, India has partially fulfilled its duty towards millions of non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan who had to flee to the country in recent years but could not claim their rights.

  • Uttar Pradesh communal harmony

    Hindus, Muslims unite for communal harmony amid anti-CAA protests in Uttar Pradesh

    India | December 27, 2019 10:25 IST

    Uttar Pradesh has been witnessing violent protests over the amended Citizenship Act. At least 19 people were dead and dozens, including policemen were injured last Friday during clashes across the state.

  • Left parties announce 7-day nationwide protests from January 1 against CAA, NRC, NPR; strike on Janu

    Left parties announce 7-day nationwide protests from Jan 1 against CAA, NRC, NPR; strike on Jan 8

    India | December 26, 2019 19:32 IST

    The Left parties on Thursday announced a seven-day nationwide protest from January 1 to 7 and a general strike on January 8 against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the National Population Register and the National Register of Citizens.

  • PFI expands in UP, played key role in anti-CAA stir

    PFI expands in UP, played key role in anti-CAA stir

    India | December 26, 2019 18:58 IST

    The Popular Front of India, an extremist Islamic fundamentalist organisation which started in Kerala in 2006 as a successor to the National Development Front, has spread its base in Uttar Pradesh and played a major role in anti-CAA violent protests in the state as well as other places, catching security agencies off guard.

  • Massive showdown in Jadavpur University, students to 'rusticate' chancellor Dhankhar

    Massive showdown in Jadavpur University, students to 'rusticate' chancellor Dhankhar

    India | December 26, 2019 15:26 IST

    On the war path with West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, students of Jadavpur University have decided to "rusticate" him as the chancellor over a host of issues, including his stand on the contentious Citizenship Act.

  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks at an event in Delhi

    Time has come to punish 'tukde-tukde' gang for disturbing peace: Amit Shah in Delhi

    India | December 26, 2019 15:11 IST

    Home Minister Amit Shah has hit out at Congress party under whose influence the 'tukde-tukde' gang carried out violent protest and asked the people of Delhi that time has come to punish them, indirectly referring to the forthcoming assembly elections in the national capital.

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    Little sacrifice is affordable: Presidency University dean on repercussions for joining CAA protests

    India | December 26, 2019 7:36 IST

    Pradip Basu, dean of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Kolkata's Presidency University joined student's anti-CAA protest saying if there are any repercussions then a little sacrifice is affordable.

  • Santas, Christmas cake, carols at anti-CAA protests in

    Santas, Christmas cake, carols at anti-CAA protests in Delhi

    India | December 26, 2019 7:01 IST

    The anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) agitation blended into festive colours on the day of Christmas.

  • Varsity accused of intimidating students for taking part in

    Varsity accused of intimidating students for taking part in anti-CAA protest

    India | December 25, 2019 21:48 IST

    Activists alleged on Wednesday that Nirma University here tried to "intimidate" its students who took part in protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and also advised their parents to `counsel' them. Officials of the varsity, a private university set up under a state act, were not available for comment.

  • Indian-Americans hold rallies in support of CAA, NRC in US

    Indian-Americans hold rallies in support of CAA, NRC in US

    World | December 25, 2019 13:55 IST

    A large number of Indian-Americans have come out in support of the amended citizenship law and the proposed National Register of Citizens, holding rallies in several US cities to "dispel misinformation and myths" surrounding the contentious law, the organisers of the demonstrations have said.

  • Those opposing CAA, NRC can be 'wiped out' in an hour:

    Those opposing CAA, NRC can be 'wiped out' in an hour: Haryana BJP MLA

    India | December 25, 2019 7:06 IST

    In provocative remarks seemingly directed at Muslims, a Haryana BJP MLA has said those opposing CAA and NRC can be "wiped out" in an hour. Kaithal MLA Leela Ram Gurjar was speaking at an event in his constituency in support of the amended citizenship law.

  • Hindu refugees celebrating the passage of CAA (file photo)

    They used to pelt stones at our funeral processions: Haryana’s Pak Hindu refugees

    India | December 24, 2019 23:05 IST

    For the Hindu refugees of Pakistan who now call Haryana’s Yamuna Nagar home, the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act was nothing less than a blessing

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    Ghaziabad administration to honour 57 peacemakers for pacifying violent mobs during anti-CAA stir

    India | December 24, 2019 22:57 IST

    The Ghaziabad administration has been examining CCTV footage to identify not merely trouble-makers but also peacemakers who tried to pacify violent mobs during the anti-CAA stir last week in the district and has decided to honour 57 such good samaritans, said district magistrate on Tuesday.    

  • 21K people booked in 15 FIRs for violence in Kanpur

    21K people booked in 15 FIRs for violence in Kanpur

    India | December 24, 2019 17:23 IST

    As per the details in FIRs, almost all the accused were unidentified. At least 5,000 people were booked by the Babupurwa police while cases were registered against over 4,000 others in Yateemganj.

  • Inclement weather, anti-CAA protests led to cancellations:

    Inclement weather, anti-CAA protests led to cancellations: GoAir

    India | December 24, 2019 11:26 IST

    Budget carrier GoAir on Monday blamed a combination of factors such as inclement weather, low visibility and anti-CAA protests in certain parts of the country for disrupting multiple flights across the network.

  • AMU appoints injured student as Assistant Professor

    CAA protests: AMU appoints injured student as Assistant Professor

    India | December 24, 2019 11:14 IST

    In an attempt to assuage the feelings of students, the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice Chancellor Tariq Mansoor has appointed chemistry Ph.D student, Mohd Tariq as an Assistant Professor on ad hoc basis. Tariq was one of the students who had suffered severe injuries during clashes with police during anti-Citizenship Amendment Act on campus on December 15. His right hand fingers have been severely damaged.

  • Mayawati appeals Centre to clear doubts on CAA, NRC

    Mayawati appeals Centre to clear doubts on CAA, NRC

    India | December 24, 2019 11:03 IST

    Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Tuesday said the Centre should clear all the doubts of the Muslims over the issue of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). She also warned the members of the Muslim community to be careful against political exploitation.

  • CAA: AAP MLA booked in Ghaziabad for inciting violence

    CAA protests: AAP MLA booked in Ghaziabad for inciting violence

    India | December 24, 2019 11:01 IST

    A criminal case has been registered against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatullah Khan for allegedly inciting violence during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest. Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday booked the MLA after an FIR was registered at the Kotwali police station in Ghaziabad on December 18. "A case has been registered against the MLA under six different sections. A section of Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008 has also been added to it," Sudhir Kumar Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Ghaziabad told IANS.