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  • CAA does not violate fundamental rights, Centre tells SC Mar 17, 2020 02:50 PM IST

    CAA does not violate fundamental rights, Centre tells SC

    The central government, in its 129-page affidavit in response to the pleas challenging the constitutional validity of CAA, termed the legislation legal and asserted that there was no question of it violating constitutional morality.

  • Legal Matters | Pluralism, dissent, and praise in a changing world Mar 06, 2020 09:03 AM IST

    Legal Matters | Pluralism, dissent, and praise in a changing world

    It is not uncommon for courts at different levels, going right up to the Supreme Court, to observe in quite a few cases that they pay heed to the ‘collective conscience’. Whether such subscription is called for or the accent has to be on purely legal matters is highly debatable.

  • Politics | The Centre digs in its heels as the states unite in opposition Mar 06, 2020 08:14 AM IST

    Politics | The Centre digs in its heels as the states unite in opposition

    The Centre, should it choose to end the crisis, can agree to the 2010 NPR form and put out a list of NRC documents. That in itself will go a long way towards ending the protests. It will still be seen to be firm on the CAA and can claim that as a victory.

  • USCIRF members express concern over CAA; say it could result in 'disenfranchisement' of Muslims Mar 05, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    USCIRF members express concern over CAA; say it could result in 'disenfranchisement' of Muslims

    The new citizenship law passed by the Indian Parliament in December 2019 offers citizenship to non-Muslim persecuted religious minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

  • UK govt expresses concerns over potential impact of CAA Mar 04, 2020 10:57 AM IST

    UK govt expresses concerns over potential impact of CAA

    "The UK government also have concerns about the potential impact of the legislation (CAA),” said Adams, the Minister for Asia who was standing in for UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is on a visit to Turkey.

  • BJP suspends two local body leaders for anti-CAA stand Mar 04, 2020 10:30 AM IST

    BJP suspends two local body leaders for anti-CAA stand

    BJP spokesperson Keshav Upadhye posted the suspension letters on his Twitter handle today.

  • Congress slams govt over UN rights chief moving SC on CAA Mar 04, 2020 08:40 AM IST

    Congress slams govt over UN rights chief moving SC on CAA

    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has approached the Supreme Court seeking to intervene in the hearing on the Citizenship Amendment Act.

  • Over 120 homes, 322 shops damaged in Delhi riots, says interim report Mar 03, 2020 04:15 PM IST

    Over 120 homes, 322 shops damaged in Delhi riots, says interim report

    The interim report by the district administration was prepared on the basis of inputs shared by 18 teams till morning of March 2. These numbers are likely to go up when the final report is submitted.

  • UN rights chief files intervention application in SC on CAA Mar 03, 2020 01:30 PM IST

    UN rights chief files intervention application in SC on CAA

    The MEA asserted that the CAA is an internal matter of India and concerns the sovereign right of the Indian Parliament to make laws.

  • Coordination panel to study NPR issues in Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray Mar 03, 2020 01:30 PM IST

    Coordination panel to study NPR issues in Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray

    Addressing media in Vidhan Bhawan in south Mumbai, where the budget session of the state legislature is underway, Thackeray also declined to comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement that he was thinking of quiting social media.

  • Politics | Nitish Kumar gives a sneak peek into his election strategy Mar 03, 2020 11:10 AM IST

    Politics | Nitish Kumar gives a sneak peek into his election strategy

    The JD(U) leader’s strategy appears to be to retain the Hindu votes by riding piggyback on the BJP and, at the same time, winning over the minorities by passing the resolution against the NRC.

  • If no minority will be affected by CAA, why keep Muslims out of it: Chidambaram to Amit Shah Mar 02, 2020 08:13 AM IST

    If no minority will be affected by CAA, why keep Muslims out of it: Chidambaram to Amit Shah

    Addressing a rally in Kolkata, Shah assured people of the minority community that not a single person will lose citizenship due to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

  • Citizens of Maharashtra need not worry about CAA-NRC-NPR: Ajit Pawar Mar 02, 2020 08:10 AM IST

    Citizens of Maharashtra need not worry about CAA-NRC-NPR: Ajit Pawar

    Addressing the convention of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) here, he also ruled out any need to bring a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Population Register (NPR) in the state Legislative Assembly.

  • Women protesters vacate anti-CAA protest site in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh Mar 01, 2020 04:16 PM IST

    Women protesters vacate anti-CAA protest site in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh

    Barricades which were put up on the road in view of the protest were removed on February 29 night and traffic resumed, bringing relief to commuters.

  • Situation remains peaceful in riot-hit areas of northeast Delhi Mar 01, 2020 01:45 PM IST

    Situation remains peaceful in riot-hit areas of northeast Delhi

    Security personnel have been holding regular talks with locals to maintain communal harmony.

  • Amit Shah arrives in Kolkata amid anti-CAA protests Mar 01, 2020 11:41 AM IST

    Amit Shah arrives in Kolkata amid anti-CAA protests

    Hundreds of protesters of the Left Front and Congress, holding black flags and anti-CAA posters, demonstrated outside gate number 1 of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport.

  • Section 144 imposed in Shaheen Bagh; Delhi Police say it’s a ‘precautionary measure’ Mar 01, 2020 11:02 AM IST

    Section 144 imposed in Shaheen Bagh; Delhi Police say it’s a ‘precautionary measure’

    Imposition of Section 144 came amid possibility of a fringe right-wing group protesting against the ongoing stir at Shaheen Bagh.

  • Politics | Two issues testing the Thackeray government’s strength Feb 28, 2020 02:59 PM IST

    Politics | Two issues testing the Thackeray government’s strength

    Other than the Bhima Koregaon case, the more crucial difference in the Maharashtra coalition is over the triple issues of the Citizenship Amendment Act, the National Register of Citizens, and the National Population Register.

  • Politics | Why criminalising black flag protests is outlandish in a democracy Feb 28, 2020 09:09 AM IST

    Politics | Why criminalising black flag protests is outlandish in a democracy

    The British never liked the idea of being shown black flags in India when they were ruling the subcontinent. Their bias against black flags in India was passed on to the new rulers, who lapped up some of these unreasonable rules without giving them a thought.

  • Politics | Why delimitation could finally be a reality in Assam Feb 28, 2020 08:43 AM IST

    Politics | Why delimitation could finally be a reality in Assam

    A section of government officials and functionaries cutting across party lines and civil society groups feel that delimitation can be a tool to check the debilitating impact of the rapid demographic change in Assam.

  • Anti-CAA stir, Delhi violence have not dampened investor sentiment: FM Nirmala Sitharaman Feb 28, 2020 08:28 AM IST

    Anti-CAA stir, Delhi violence have not dampened investor sentiment: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

    Addressing a press conference here after meeting various shareholders post the Union Budget, Sitharaman said investors whom she met in her recent visit to Saudi Arabia expressed willingness to invest more in India.

  • Delhi Violence Highlights: AAP suspends councillor Tahir Hussain after links with IB staffer's death emerge Feb 27, 2020 07:54 AM IST

    Delhi Violence Highlights: AAP suspends councillor Tahir Hussain after links with IB staffer's death emerge

    Live updates of developments from north-east Delhi which has seen violence over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)

  • Politics | Does the Delhi violence point to a deeper malaise? Feb 26, 2020 01:25 PM IST

    Politics | Does the Delhi violence point to a deeper malaise?

    On the face of it, the riots could be attributed to the total collapse of proper policing, lack of intelligence on local ferment and even reckless and irresponsible posturing by some politicians.

  • Politics | Delhi violence is a sordid reflection of our collective failure Feb 26, 2020 08:55 AM IST

    Politics | Delhi violence is a sordid reflection of our collective failure

    The ongoing violence in Delhi show that despite our history being scattered with riots at a nauseating frequency, we seem to repeat the same mistakes, again and again.

  • Delhi violence: I&B Ministry cautions channels against content inciting violence Feb 26, 2020 08:09 AM IST

    Delhi violence: I&B Ministry cautions channels against content inciting violence

    It also cautioned against content that may carry "defamatory, deliberate, false and suggestive innuendos and half truths"

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