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Lodged in Guwahati jail, Sharjeel Imam tests positive for coronavirus

21 Jul 2020

Lodged in Guwahati jail, Sharjeel Imam tests positive for coronavirus

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) PhD student Sharjeel Imam, who is currently lodged in Assam's Guwahati Central Jail, has tested positive for COVID-19.

US President Trump likely to suspend H-1B, other visas

21 Jun 2020

US President Trump likely to suspend H-1B, other visas

United States President Donald Trump will announce new restrictions on employment-based immigration visas in the next two days.

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson to donate blood for coronavirus research

28 Apr 2020

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson to donate blood for coronavirus research

Just because he has recovered from coronavirus, it does not mean Tom Hanks is going to sit back and relax.

India's coronavirus cases cross 600; here's all that happened today

25 Mar 2020

India's coronavirus cases cross 600; here's all that happened today

Even as India, a nation of 1.3 billion people, observes a total lockdown, the number of coronavirus cases crossed 600 on Wednesday.

Rajinikanth says he never wanted to be Tamil Nadu's CM

12 Mar 2020

Rajinikanth says he never wanted to be Tamil Nadu's CM

Superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday announced that he never wanted to be the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu but wants to bring change in the political discourse.

Government says parents' place, date of birth essential for NPR

06 Mar 2020

Government says parents' place, date of birth essential for NPR

Amid uproar regarding the National Population Register (NPR), the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has informed a standing committee of Parliament that questions related to parents' birth were asked in the past as well and it's necessary for "back-end data processing".

Heavy police deployment at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh; Section 144 imposed

01 Mar 2020

Heavy police deployment at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh; Section 144 imposed

The Delhi Police on Sunday imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC in Shaheen Bagh, where protesters have staged a sit-in demonstration against the Citizenship Amendment Act since mid-December.

Let everything cool down first, says SC on Shaheen Bagh

26 Feb 2020

Let everything cool down first, says SC on Shaheen Bagh

The Supreme Court on Wednesday deferred the hearing on petitions seeking to shift the sit-in protests in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh.

Calling anti-CAA protests 'sinister', 150 prominent citizens write to President

18 Feb 2020

Calling anti-CAA protests 'sinister', 150 prominent citizens write to President

As protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act continue, over 150 prominent citizens have written to President Ram Nath Kovind in favor of the legislation.

Delhi Elections 2020: Prashant Kishor, who helped AAP, thanks voters

11 Feb 2020

Delhi Elections 2020: Prashant Kishor, who helped AAP, thanks voters

Certain that Arvind Kejriwal is returning as Delhi's Chief Minister for a third consecutive time, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is celebrating with all its might.

This word from Modi's Rajya Sabha address struck from record

07 Feb 2020

This word from Modi's Rajya Sabha address struck from record

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi blasted the Opposition over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Population Register (NPR).

'Goli maarna band karo': Opposition disrupts Anurag Thakur's speech

03 Feb 2020

'Goli maarna band karo': Opposition disrupts Anurag Thakur's speech

Anurag Thakur, the Minister of State (Finance), met with resistance in the Lok Sabha today as he stood to speak about pressing matters affecting the country.

'Surgical strike' in Shaheen Bagh on Feb 11: BJP leader

30 Jan 2020

'Surgical strike' in Shaheen Bagh on Feb 11: BJP leader

In an explosive statement, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh on Thursday said the city's Shaheen Bagh locality will witness a "surgical strike" on February 11.

Prashant Kishor slams Amit Shah over Shaheen Bagh remark

27 Jan 2020

Prashant Kishor slams Amit Shah over Shaheen Bagh remark

After Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday urged people to press the EVM button "with anger" and lashed out at the Shaheen Bagh protests in Delhi, poll strategist-turned-politician Prashant Kishor took a swipe at Shah.

Watch: 2 MP Congress leaders fight at Republic Day event

26 Jan 2020

Watch: 2 MP Congress leaders fight at Republic Day event

In an embarrassment for the ruling Indian National Congress party in Madhya Pradesh, two party leaders were seen hitting each other at a Republic Day event.

Swaraj Kaushal calls out Naseeruddin Shah on Twitter; gets criticized

24 Jan 2020

Swaraj Kaushal calls out Naseeruddin Shah on Twitter; gets criticized

The ongoing debate over Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR) has left the whole nation divided.

China sentences ex-Interpol chief to 13.5 years of jail

21 Jan 2020

China sentences ex-Interpol chief to 13.5 years of jail

Meng Hongwei, the first Chinese person to head Interpol, was on Tuesday sentenced to thirteen and a half years of jail in a corruption case.

Kapil Sibal says no state can deny implementation of CAA

19 Jan 2020

Kapil Sibal says no state can deny implementation of CAA

Addressing the controversy over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Congress leader and senior lawyer Kapil Sibal on Saturday said that states cannot deny the implementation of a law passed by the Parliament.

Following Kerala's footsteps, Punjab Assembly moves resolution against CAA

17 Jan 2020

Following Kerala's footsteps, Punjab Assembly moves resolution against CAA

Another non-BJP governed state has come on-board to take constitutional action against the newly-implemented Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

With big players missing, Congress' meeting on CAA bites dust

13 Jan 2020

With big players missing, Congress' meeting on CAA bites dust

Today, Congress convened a meeting of opposition in New Delhi to prepare a strategy on pressing issues like the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR), and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Key opposition meet on CAA today; Mamata, Mayawati to skip

13 Jan 2020

Key opposition meet on CAA today; Mamata, Mayawati to skip

Congress has convened a key meeting this afternoon to fine-tune a strategy against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC), and the National Population Register (NPR).

CAA to give citizenship, not snatch it: Modi in Kolkata

12 Jan 2020

CAA to give citizenship, not snatch it: Modi in Kolkata

Amid widespread protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday repeated himself saying that CAA is not about snatching anyone's citizenship.

Told PM to withdraw CAA: Mamata Banerjee after meeting Modi

11 Jan 2020

Told PM to withdraw CAA: Mamata Banerjee after meeting Modi

Since the Citizenship Amendment Act was passed last month, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has emerged as one of the most vocal critics of the "unconstitutional" law.

Bihar NPR to begin from May 15, says Deputy CM

05 Jan 2020

Bihar NPR to begin from May 15, says Deputy CM

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has announced dates for the updation of the National Population Register (NPR) this year.

Will consult states before NRC: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

29 Dec 2019

Will consult states before NRC: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad spoke on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and plans of implementing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the nation.

'Notebandi 2.0': RaGa fires fresh salvo at Modi over NRC/NPR

28 Dec 2019

'Notebandi 2.0': RaGa fires fresh salvo at Modi over NRC/NPR

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the government over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR).

Mumbai: Pro and anti-CAA protests take place just 4-km apart

27 Dec 2019

Mumbai: Pro and anti-CAA protests take place just 4-km apart

Mumbai witnessed unusual scenes today with pro and anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests taking place just 4 kilometers away from one another.

Like demonetization, NRC, NPR are taxes on poor: Rahul Gandhi

27 Dec 2019

Like demonetization, NRC, NPR are taxes on poor: Rahul Gandhi

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday renewed his attack on Bharatiya Janata Party, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Shah takes a U-turn, says no discussion on nationwide NRC

25 Dec 2019

Shah takes a U-turn, says no discussion on nationwide NRC

On Tuesday, Home Minister Amit Shah said that there has been no discussion on nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC) at the moment, hours after the Centre green-lit the National Population Register (NPR) exercise in 2020.

NPR green-lit by Modi Cabinet; Rs. 3,941 cr budget approved

24 Dec 2019

NPR green-lit by Modi Cabinet; Rs. 3,941 cr budget approved

As nationwide protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) continue, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday green-lit the National Population Register (NPR).

No nationwide NRC announced, says government as CAA protests continue

21 Dec 2019

No nationwide NRC announced, says government as CAA protests continue

The protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) have spread across the nation in just over a week.

Aadhaar, passport, voter-ID in one: Shah talks about multipurpose card

23 Sep 2019

Aadhaar, passport, voter-ID in one: Shah talks about multipurpose card

Indians could soon be issued a multipurpose card. This card, whose idea was proposed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, can be used as Aadhaar card, passport, voter ID, driving license, etc.

Chandrayaan-2: ISRO's moon mission is cheaper than 'Avengers: Endgame'

14 Jul 2019

Chandrayaan-2: ISRO's moon mission is cheaper than 'Avengers: Endgame'

Fifty years after Apollo 11 made the historic Moon landing, India's second Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, plans to "go where no country has ever gone before": the satellite's South Pole.

Now, detect ear infections with an app and paper cone

19 May 2019

Now, detect ear infections with an app and paper cone

Soon, you'll be able to detect infections in the ear of your kid using an app.

CRISPR gene-editing used on cancer patients: Details here

17 Apr 2019

CRISPR gene-editing used on cancer patients: Details here

For years, scientists have been working on CRISPR, a powerful technology that could modify DNA and help cure diseases like cancer or Hepatitis B.

Nepal: Woman banished in 'menstruation' hut dies of suffocation

04 Feb 2019

Nepal: Woman banished in 'menstruation' hut dies of suffocation

In a tragic incident, a woman in Nepal is suspected to have died due to smoke inhalation while she was banished to a hut during her period.

In MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani, more witnesses record statement

07 Dec 2018

In MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani, more witnesses record statement

Three witnesses recorded their statements on Friday against Priya Ramani, who is facing criminal defamation suit filed by former MoS External Affairs MJ Akbar.

Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford is still being harassed, lawyers claim

09 Nov 2018

Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford is still being harassed, lawyers claim

Christine Blasey Ford, who accused US Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual harassment, is still receiving threats, her lawyers told NPR.

#MeToo: MJ Akbar raped me, journalist speaks out after years

02 Nov 2018

#MeToo: MJ Akbar raped me, journalist speaks out after years

Embattled MoS of External Affairs MJ Akbar has been accused of sexual assault by at least 20 women in the last few weeks, and now a journalist has alleged he raped her years ago.

Indian-American Amul Thapar not in Trump's top-3 for SC-judge nominee

07 Jul 2018

Indian-American Amul Thapar not in Trump's top-3 for SC-judge nominee

Indian-American judge Amul Thapar has not made it to the shortlist of three candidates from among which US President Donald Trump is likely to nominate his pick for the US Supreme Court justice.