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Amid chants of shame, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath

19 Mar 2020

Amid chants of shame, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath

Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi took oath as a Rajya Sabha parliamentarian on Thursday, days after his nomination to the Upper House by President Ram Nath Kovind sparked a controversy.

CAA constitutional, doesn't violate fundamental rights: Centre tells Supreme Court

17 Mar 2020

CAA constitutional, doesn't violate fundamental rights: Centre tells Supreme Court

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) passed in the Parliament in December is constitutional and doesn't violate the fundamental rights of citizens, the BJP led Centre told the Supreme Court in a counter-affidavit filed in response to pleas challenging the law.

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.

John Oliver slams Hotstar for censoring his episode on Modi

09 Mar 2020

John Oliver slams Hotstar for censoring his episode on Modi

Quite recently, Hotstar, one of India's leading streaming companies, blocked the release of a fresh episode of comedian and TV host John Oliver's satirical news show Last Week Tonight, which was critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his policies.

Hindu American Foundation accuses USCIRF of spreading misinformation about CAA

07 Mar 2020

Hindu American Foundation accuses USCIRF of spreading misinformation about CAA

A top Hindu body in the United States, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF), has accused the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) of spreading misinformation about the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Karnataka: Nothing seditious in school play, rules court

06 Mar 2020

Karnataka: Nothing seditious in school play, rules court

A court in Karnataka has noted there was nothing seditious in the play that was performed at a school in Bidar on January 21, as it granted bail to all accused.

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".

Bengal man issued voter ID with dog's photo; issue corrected

05 Mar 2020

Bengal man issued voter ID with dog's photo; issue corrected

The Election Commission on Wednesday corrected its error after it issued a voter ID card with the photograph of a dog.

Delhi riots: Iran condemns 'wave of organized violence' against Muslims

03 Mar 2020

Delhi riots: Iran condemns 'wave of organized violence' against Muslims

In a development that will not find many takers in India, Iran has officially spoken on the riots that rocked New Delhi last week and said it condemned the "wave of violence" against Indian Muslims.

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.

Delhi is burning. Whose fault is it?

25 Feb 2020

Delhi is burning. Whose fault is it?

Finding faults in your nation is simple, it is patriotism that requires work. You don't pelt stones, because you don't like the government. You don't torch buses, because you don't support a law passed in the Parliament.

Noida-Faridabad road, closed due to Shaheen Bagh protest, reopens briefly

21 Feb 2020

Noida-Faridabad road, closed due to Shaheen Bagh protest, reopens briefly

An important road near Delhi, that was off-limits for commuters for the last 69 days, was opened for a brief period on Friday, reportedly due to Mahashivratri.

Woman shouts pro-Pakistan slogans, slapped with sedition, sent to custody

21 Feb 2020

Woman shouts pro-Pakistan slogans, slapped with sedition, sent to custody

An event in Bengaluru, organized against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), took an unprecedented turn when a woman raised pro-Pakistan slogans.

Assam woman produces 15 documents to prove she's Indian; fails

19 Feb 2020

Assam woman produces 15 documents to prove she's Indian; fails

In what has widely been viewed as a precursor to the dangers of a nationwide National Register of Citizens exercise, a 50-year-old woman in Assam lost the battle to prove her citizenship, despite producing 15 documents.

In a first, BJP leader used AI-generated videos during campaigning

19 Feb 2020

In a first, BJP leader used AI-generated videos during campaigning

Ahead of the Legislative Assembly elections in National Capital, BJP Delhi President Manoj Tiwari used AI-generated deepfake videos while campaigning.

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.

Sit-in agitation will continue, site might change: Shaheen Bagh protesters

18 Feb 2020

Sit-in agitation will continue, site might change: Shaheen Bagh protesters

Shaheen Bagh, a small pocket in South Delhi, got a new identity in December when hundreds of women decided to sit on the streets to protest against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Shaheen Bagh protesters plan march towards Shah's residence for discussions

16 Feb 2020

Shaheen Bagh protesters plan march towards Shah's residence for discussions

A couple of protesters of Shaheen Bagh, the epicenter of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act agitation in Delhi, are planning to march towards Union Home Minister Amit Shah's residence at 2 pm today to discuss the contentious law.

Assam NRC data goes offline, Government says 'technical issue'

12 Feb 2020

Assam NRC data goes offline, Government says 'technical issue'

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday cited "technical issues" after the data on Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) disappeared from its official website.

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.

Unemployment fears strike UP village after BJP MLA welcomes refugees

09 Feb 2020

Unemployment fears strike UP village after BJP MLA welcomes refugees

Earlier this month, BJP MLA Vikram Saini had vowed to help 25 Hindu Pakistani refugees settle in the Kawal village of Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district.

SC to hear pleas against Shaheen Bagh protest after polls

07 Feb 2020

SC to hear pleas against Shaheen Bagh protest after polls

Two pleas demanding that Shaheen Bagh protest site is vacated were put on hold by the Supreme Court on Friday and will be taken up on Monday, two days after Delhi casts its vote to choose the next Chief Minister.

Indians prefer "good sex" over partners' opinions on CAA-NRC: Survey

06 Feb 2020

Indians prefer "good sex" over partners' opinions on CAA-NRC: Survey

For the Indian youth, "good sex" matters more than their partner's political opinions, a survey has found.

For fourth-time, Karnataka police grills students over 'seditious' anti-CAA play

04 Feb 2020

For fourth-time, Karnataka police grills students over 'seditious' anti-CAA play

Students of Shaheen Urdu School in Bidar, Karnataka, are spending a lot of time with police officers, thanks to a play on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) which was performed on January 21.

No decision on nationwide NRC yet, MHA clarifies in Parliament

04 Feb 2020

No decision on nationwide NRC yet, MHA clarifies in Parliament

The government hasn't taken any decision yet on implementing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the nation, the Ministry of Home Affairs clarified in the Parliament today.

Shaheen Bagh: Four-month-old dies, mother to return to protest

04 Feb 2020

Shaheen Bagh: Four-month-old dies, mother to return to protest

The bone-chilling cold that engulfed Delhi in December failed to have an effect on women of Shaheen Bagh, who continued sitting on streets to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

'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.

FIR against Dilip Ghosh for 'sexual remarks' against woman protestor

31 Jan 2020

FIR against Dilip Ghosh for 'sexual remarks' against woman protestor

In yet another controversial statement, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party President Dilip Ghosh said that the woman protestor heckled by the party's supporters should "thank her stars."

'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.

Narendra Modi, Nathuram Godse share same ideology, says Rahul Gandhi

30 Jan 2020

Narendra Modi, Nathuram Godse share same ideology, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi follows the same ideology as Nathuram Godse, the man who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi.

UP: Court grants bail to 48 CAA protesters, slams police

30 Jan 2020

UP: Court grants bail to 48 CAA protesters, slams police

Though Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) prompted protests across India, it was most violent in Uttar Pradesh where cops went on an overdrive to "punish" protesters.

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.

300 personalities extend support to students protesting CAA-NRC

26 Jan 2020

300 personalities extend support to students protesting CAA-NRC

More than 300 prominent personalities from across fields of arts and entertainment have signed an open letter, expressing their support to the students and other parties who have been protesting the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Release detained J&K leaders, offer equal protection under CAA: US

25 Jan 2020

Release detained J&K leaders, offer equal protection under CAA: US

A top United States diplomat on Friday asked the Indian government to release the political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir since August.

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.

Assuming they are CAA, NRC surveyors, mob attacks two women

23 Jan 2020

Assuming they are CAA, NRC surveyors, mob attacks two women

The anger against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) is quite visible as thousands are ascending on the streets to register a protest.

Rahul's next political step: Yatra to highlight government's economic failures

23 Jan 2020

Rahul's next political step: Yatra to highlight government's economic failures

With an aim to criticize the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), "reconnect" with masses, and shed light on the economic failures of the current regime, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi will soon begin a yatra, an HT report said.

Akalis to not contest Delhi polls after differences with BJP

20 Jan 2020

Akalis to not contest Delhi polls after differences with BJP

The Shiromani Akali Dal on Monday announced its withdrawal from the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.