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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill gets President's assent, becomes act
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and by Lok Sabha on Monday.

Panel of MPs mulls legislation to address online exploitation of children; to submit report in a month
Members of the panel told ET that in the next one month the committee of 14 members from 10 parties will hold deliberations with telecom regulator Trai, National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights and social media companies such as Bytedance (TikTok), WhatsApp, Google, Facebook, Sharechat and Microsoft and submit its report.

Local Assamese channels under Centre's watch
On Wednesday night, shortly after the parliament cleared the bill and reports of violence from Assam started coming in, the ministry issued an advisory to all private TV channels asking them to desist from broadcasting content that could incite violence or cause law and order problems.

Sitharaman says her name was inadvertently mentioned as head of GoM on IGST
She said that while she was meeting states regarding GST compensation issue, "there was a confusion", that Nirmala Sitharaman has withdrawn from a GoM.

Modi government will try to solve concerns over Citizenship Bill, Shah assures Tripura delegations
"Met with delegations of IPFT and Joint Movement Against CAB from Tripura and discussed their concerns over CAB. Modi government will try to solve their issues in a positive way," Shah tweeted. The home minister also thanked the delegation "for their appeal to maintain peace and call off the strike".

Doubts over citizenship bill not baseless: Assam Speaker
Goswami said after the Lok Sabha approved the earlier version of the bill in January, he had said that as a neutral citizen of the state, his conscience would not support any step threatening Assam's unity and integrity.

CAB will not be implemented in Kerala, says Chief Minister
The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) also held a protest against the CAB and various other issues, including price hike of essential commodities, in front of the state Secretariat, which was inaugurated by leader of the opposition in the state assembly Ramesh Chennithala.

As anti-CAB protests rock North Eeast, Congress says situation akin to Jammu & Kashmir, slams BJP
The Congress said that these protests, which, according to officials, claimed at least two lives in Assam on Thursday, are "spontaneous" and are not linked to any political party. The Congress also accused the government of asking the media not to show the "real picture" in the northeast.

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CAB protests: 2 killed in Guwahati as thousands defy curfew
Two youths were killed and nine others injured in police firing on protesters defying the indefinite curfew and Army presence in Guwahati on Thursday to rally against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill across the city, including at a playground opposite the high court that saw a gathering running into thousands.

CAB gets President's assent, becomes Act
President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday gave his assent to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, turning it into an Act. According to an official notification, the Act comes into effect with its publication in the official gazette on Thursday. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and by Lok Sabha on Monday.

Industrial output contracts for 3rd mnth in a row
Industrial output contracted for the third successive month in October, dragged down by a sluggish manufacturing sector, while retail inflation soared to a near three-and-a-half year high in November on the back of double-digit food inflation, largely led by vegetable prices.

Internet suspended in 10 districts of Assam
Suspension of mobile Internet services was extended for another 48 hours on Thursday in 10 districts of Assam due to protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.

SC rejects review pleas against Ayodhya verdict
The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed all the 18 petitions seeking review of its November 9 Ayodhya land dispute verdict, all but casting in stone its 1,045-page judgement awarding the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site for a Ram Temple and five acres at an alternative location to the Sunni Wakf Board for construction of a mosque.

3-member panel to probe Hyderabad ‘encounter’
The Supreme Court on Thursday set up a three-member inquiry commission headed by retired top court judge V S Sirpurkar to find the truth behind the alleged encounter killing of four suspects by police in the Hyderabad veterinarian’s rape-murder case, slamming the naming of the dead men in an FIR as a bid to scuttle a fair probe.

Uddhav allocates 56 portfolios among 7 mantris
Over a fortnight after Uddhav Thackeray took over as CM heading a Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government, the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi, as the recently-formed three-party alliance is called, allocated 56 portfolios between the seven ministers who were all sworn in on November 28. However, this allocation is temporary, and Thackeray is likely to expand the cabinet on December 22 or 23.

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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: Hindu population has decreased from 84 to 79 per cent

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: Hindu population has decreased from 84 to 79 per centNew Delhi, Dec 11: The Muslim population in India has increased from 9.8 per cent in 1951 to 14.8 per cent in 2011 while the Hindu population has decreased from 84 per cent in 1951 to 79 per cent in 2011.



Fact Check: Woman Winning Award in Viral Video is Not Hyderabad Rape Victim

Fact Check: Woman Winning Award in Viral Video is Not Hyderabad Rape VictimThe original video is available on YouTube where it has been shared by a page called "Klimom", an organisation that produces high quality cow milk products.



Watery dal and rice: Priyanka Gandhi shares photos of midday meal, slams UP govt’s indifference

Watery dal and rice: Priyanka Gandhi shares photos of midday meal, slams UP govt’s indifferencePriyanka said that the reason behind the children being served substandard food under the midday meal scheme is largely due to the BJP government's indifference.



Sexual harassment cases: Put your act together, CM?Uddhav Thackeray tells cops

Sexual harassment cases: Put your act together, CM?Uddhav Thackeray tells copsMumbai: At his maiden interaction with the senior police officers here on Tuesday, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray instructed them to take quick action in cases of women harassment and other related issues so that such crimes can be curbed. Thackeray's directives comes in the wake of reports that Maharashtra, despite having second highest crime rate against women, spent 'zero' funds under Nirbhaya funds. The then Central government had set up a Nirbhaya fund and allocated parts of it to states and Union Territories to ensure the safety of women.



Pankaja Munde skips core committee meeting of Maharashtra BJP

Pankaja Munde skips core committee meeting of Maharashtra BJPMumbai, Dec 11: Senior BJP leader and former Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde on Tuesday remained absent from the party's state unit core committee meeting here, claiming she needed time to oversee preparations for her public address in Gopinathgad in Beed on



P Chidambaram appears as advocate in Supreme Court for first time after getting bail

P Chidambaram appears as advocate in Supreme Court for first time after getting bailNew Delhi [India], Dec 11 (ANI): Former Union Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday appeared as an advocate in the Supreme Court, for the first time after getting bail in the INX Media case. Chidambaram appeared in the apex court against Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi in connection with the hearing in a domestic violence and divorce case.



SC Orders Judicial Enquiry Into Telangana Encounter, Says 'People Have Right To Know The Truth'

SC Orders Judicial Enquiry Into Telangana Encounter, Says 'People Have Right To Know The Truth'The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a judicial enquiry into the Telanganaencounter, LiveLaw reported.



FPJ IMPACT: Maha Govt waives Rs 56 cr stamp duty on loan agreements between MSRDC & lenders

FPJ IMPACT: Maha Govt waives Rs 56 cr stamp duty on loan agreements between MSRDC & lendersMaharashtra cabinet has waived Rs 56 crore stamp duty proposed by the revenue department on the loan agreements between the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation and lenders for the Rs 55,000 crore Mumbai Nagpur Express Way (Samruddhi MahaMarg). The waiver has been granted to MSRDC as per the provisions in the Maharashtra Stamp Duty Rules and the Registration rules 1908. MSRDC, which is a nodal agency for the 701 km Samruddhi MahaMarg, in its representation to the government had sought waiver citing that in such loan agreements a maximum of Rs 10 lakh stamp duty is charged.



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Citizenship Amendment Bill protests: 3 dead as violence rocks Assam; tension grips Tripura and Meghalaya
In Assam, the internet services were snapped in several places and the suspension has been extended in for 48 hours beginning Thursday noon, said Additional Chief Secretary (Home and Political), Kumar Sanjay Krishna. An indefinite
Punjab, West Bengal, Kerala pledge not to let `unconstitutional` Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 implemented
In a statement, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that the Bill is against secular values enshrined in the Constitution and asserted that his government would not allow the legislation to be implemente
72-year-old Kashmir Gurdwara makes way for Srinagar-Baramulla National Highway
In the presence of DC Srinagar and Gurudwara management, the demolition of Gurudwara Damdama Saheb started on Thursday. 
Jharkhand Assembly election 2019: 34% candidates in Phase IV have criminal cases against them, 27% are crorepatis
Out of the 221 candidates fighting for the fourth phase of Jharkhand assembly election 2019, 60 (27%) are crorepatis.
SC, ST reservation in legislatures extended for another 10 years
Speaking in Lok Sabha, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had said that the BJP was fully committed to reservation for these sections and it will never be removed. Interestingly, the proposed amendment does away with the reser
Jharkhand Assembly election 2019: 3rd phase of polling witnesses voter turnout of 61.93%
Jharkhand witnessed 61.93 per cent voting in the third phase of Assembly elections, covering  17 seats in the 7 districts of Ranchi, Hazaribagh, Chatra, Giridih, Bokaro, Koderma and Saraikela, on Thursday (December 12). This phase
National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2019 result declared; check the roll number here
The candidates who appeared in the UPSC NDA 2 Exam on November 17, 2019 can check the result on the commission’s official website.
Connecting CAB`s passage with cancellation of Bangladesh Minister`s India visit unwarranted: MEA
Momen cancelled his visit to New Delhi, scheduled from December 12-14, amid violent protests in several parts of India over the CAB. He stated that in the wake of 'increasing demand at home' he had to cancel the visit, news agency
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Bigg Boss 13: Before her openly supporting Arhaan Khan, Rashami Desai's brother dismissed his statement as 'rumour'
Rashami Desai came out in support of Arhaan Khan in today's Bigg Boss episode, claiming he did help her during her bankruptcy phase

Canterbury Magicians vs Central Hinds Dream11 Prediction: Best picks for CMW vs CHW today in Women's Super Smash 2019-20
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Central Districts vs Northern Knights, Dream11 Prediction: Best picks for CD vs NK today in Super Smash 2019-20
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Strong winds, rains lash Delhi-NCR, bring respite from 'severe' air quality
IMD predicted that the chilly wind will continue in the National Capital Region because of heavy snowfall in the Himalayan region.

Govt extends reservation for SC, ST in legislatures for ten more years
However, the proposed amendment does away with the reservation provided to the Anglo-Indian community in the Lok Sabha and the state legislatures.

Man Utd vs AZ, UEFA Europa League: Live streaming, teams, time in India (IST) & where to watch on TV
Manchester United lock horns with AZ on home turf in the Europa League on Thursday at the Old Trafford.

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Contentious Citizenship Bill Becomes Law With President Kovind's Nod as Protests Flare in Northeast
According to an official notification, the Act comes into effect with its publication in the official gazette on Thursday.

‘CAB Amaak Nalage’: The Slogan From Epicentre Guwahati That is Shaping the Assamese Movement
The once crowded Guwahati-Shillong road is now desolate with empty tear gas shells, charred remains of traffic signals and barriers, smoke from a vehicle set to fire a little while ago, and distant voices chanting “Joi Aai Asom”.

JNU VC Holds Meeting with Students Representatives and Teachers, No Headway
The students told the media after the meeting that the VC 'did not reply' to the demands of a complete rollback of the fee hike and wanted the Yamuna Hostel (fully privatised) model to be implemented across all hostels.

NCW Seeks Protection for Rape Survivor Threatened with Worse Consequences than Unnao Victim
Taking cognizance of a media report, the commission also said there should be speedy and swift investigation in the matter.

Delhi Court Pulls up Police for Not Registering Rape Survivor's Complaint After She Received Threat
Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar sought a reply from the Jahangirpuri Station House Officer explaining why no action was taken on the woman's complaint made in August.

IndiGo Ferries 178 Passengers Stranded at Dibrugarh to Kolkata: Ministry of Civil Aviation
The ministry also said the temporary suspension of operations on Thursday is being closely monitored.

After Years of Wait, Afghan Sikhs in India Relieved by Citizenship Bill
The situation in Afghanistan started deteriorating for minorities after the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992. Attacks on temples and gurudwaras spiralled and the situation deteriorated after Taliban took control of the country in the late 90s.

Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray Meets NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, Greets Him on His 79th Birthday
The meeting between Uddhav Thackeray and Sharad Pawar took place after portfolios were distributed among the Shiv Sena, the NCP and the Congress which have formed the MVA government.

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Thu Dec 12 2019  Australian Dollar 48.7092
Thu Dec 12 2019  British Pound Sterling 92.8505
Thu Dec 12 2019  Canadian Dollar 53.5045
Thu Dec 12 2019  European Euro 78.4929
Thu Dec 12 2019  United States Dollar 70.5716

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Gold prices rise Rs 71 to Rs 38,564, silver jumps Rs 359
Gold on Thursday rose Rs 71 to Rs 38,564 per 10 gram in the national capital reflecting overnight gains in international prices amid strengthening ru

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BusinessLine and MCX to host Bullion Conclave in Kochi on Friday
BusinessLine, in association with the Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX), is organising the Bullion Conclave 2019 on Friday, in Kochi.With gold p

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Citizenship Amendment Bill: Two dead as violence intensifies in Assam and Tripura
Violent protests have intensified in north-eastern states over a controversial citizenship bill.

Citizenship Amendment Bill: Are India's claims about minorities in other countries true?
Are the Indian government's claims about non-Muslim groups in neighbouring states correct?

Shah Rukh Khan: ‘Wear your success like a T-shirt’
The Bollywood star has an acting career which has spanned more than three decades.

Bangalore: Dummies in police uniforms 'control' city traffic
Officials in India hope drivers will mistake them for real police and be less likely to break rules.

Viewpoint: Are Indian unicorns like Paytm and Zomato too powerful?
With massive funding from global sources, a handful of Indian start-ups are influencing policy.

Citizenship Amendment Bill: India's new 'anti-Muslim' law explained
Critics say the Citizenship Amendment Bill is part of a government plan to marginalise Muslims.

Delhi factory fire: More than 40 dead in India blaze
The blaze, which erupted in the Indian capital's congested old quarter, killed at least 43 people.

Panipat: The Bollywood battle over an 18th Century war
Afghan film fans are up in arms after images of Bollywood's latest epic, Panipat, were released.

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UK General Election to throw up good result for Indian-origin candidates
"The next Parliament looks set to be our most-diverse ever - with more ethnic minority candidates likely to be elected whichever way the political pendulum swings on election night," says an analysis by the British Future think tank. The ethnic minority surge in the no. of MPs is expected to include all the Indian-origin MPs from the last election, except Labour's Keith Vaz.

2 Indian students killed in hit and run crash in US
Judy Stanley (23), and Vybhav Gopisetty (26), were graduate students of the Tennessee State University (TSU) and were pursuing food science degrees in the College of Agriculture, the university said. The university students have raised-- through a GoFundMe Page-- more than USD 42,000 for their last rites and funeral in India.

Indian University opens first ever chapter in Qatar for diaspora
Maharashtra's Savitribai Phule Pune Universit(STPU) and Qatar's Milestone International Education signed an MoU enabling the University to set up its campus in Doha

Indian-origin CEO sentenced to over 4 yrs in prison for securities fraud
Anilesh Ahuja, 51 was the founder, chief executive officer, and chief investment officer of Premium Point Investments (PPI). He was sentenced to 50 months in prison in connection with his conviction following a jury trial for engaging in a securities mismarking scheme from 2014 to 2016, Attorney for the US Audrey Strauss said.

Indians charged in money laundering gang bust in UK
The 10 suspects, including a woman, were arrested earlier this week by the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA). The suspects, aged between 30 and 44, had been arrested as part of an NCA investigation into a conspiracy to launder millions of pounds of money made through drug trafficking and organised immigration crime.

South African Indian grandson revives cinema empire destroyed by apartheid
The internationally-acclaimed Avalon Group founded by AB Moosa snr 80 years ago has revived its landmark cinemas in Cape Town. The group holds several records, including being the first in South Africa to show a film from what has now come to be known as Bollywood. The landmark cinemas has been revived by the family's third-generation CEO AB Moosa.

Senators urged to remove country cap on Green Card
The case of work-visa holders from India, clearly illustrates the nature, substance and details of the impediments to legal immigration in America, it said.

4 Indian-Americans win state, local elections in US
Indian-American Ghazala Hashmi, a former community college professor, created history by becoming the first Muslim woman to be elected to the Virginia State Senate, while Suhas Subramanyam, who served as the White House technology policy adviser to former president Barack Obama, has been elected to the Virginia State House of Representative.

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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: U.S. State Department urges India to protect rights of religious minorities
“We are closely following developments regarding the Citizenship Amendment Bill. Respect for religious freedom and equal treatment under the law are fundamental principles of our two democracies,” a State Department spokesperson said on Thursday.

IBM’s weather forecast system to tap users’ phones for data
IBM GRAF can generate forecasts at a resolution of 3km, significantly higher than IMD’s 12 km models.

Dhaka protests attack on Assistant High Commissioner’s convoy in Guwahati
The Foreign Ministry of Bangladesh summoned Indian High Commissoner in Dhaka Riva Ganguly Das and expressed concern.

Campaign seeks justice for 7 ‘innocent’ convicts serving life term
They have been accused of murder of VHP leader Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati in Kandhamal in 2008

Maharashtra portfolio allocation: Shiv Sena takes control of key Ministries
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will hold all portfolios not directly allocated to anyone

Rape victim threatened with Unnao-like fate
Accused warns her not to testify

Missing girl returns home from Dubai
‘Misled by man with better job offer’

AMUSU protest march against CAB
The Aligarh Muslim University Students’ Union has decided to lead a protest march against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill from the Jama Masjid of AMU

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2 Dead in Protests Over India’s Religion-Based Citizenship Bill
Demonstrators defied troops and a curfew after the bill, which would make it easier for some non-Muslim migrants to become citizens, was approved in Parliament.

Indian Parliament Passes Divisive Citizenship Bill, Moving It Closer to Law
The government says it is trying to protect religious minorities from being persecuted in Muslim countries. Indian Muslims say the bill is discriminatory, and protests are spreading.

‘There Were No Safety Features’: Outrage Follows New Delhi Fire
The blaze at an illegal factory in New Delhi was one of the worst in recent years. The victims were migrant laborers from poor villages.

India Steps Toward Making Naturalization Harder for Muslims
A bill establishing a religious test for immigrants has passed the lower house of Parliament, a major step for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist agenda.

At Least 43 Dead in New Delhi Building Fire
Firefighters were stymied by narrow alleys near where the blaze erupted, in a building used for making paper products and purses.

After Horrific Rape in India, Police Kill 4 Suspects
The police said the men linked to the Hyderabad case had gone for officers’ guns. Rights activists questioned the police’s account, while many Indians celebrated.

See How the World’s Most Polluted Air Compares With Your City’s
From the Bay Area to New Delhi, explore air pollution around the world.

Our Correspondent Discusses “The Jungle Prince of Delhi”
For Ellen Barry, it was supposed to be a short-term project. But a family of deposed aristocrats living in isolation proved intriguing.

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Bangladesh Asks India To Increase Security For Its Guwahati Officials
Bangladesh on Thursday asked India to enhance security for its Guwahati mission after a mob defaced two signposts near the chancery, as protests against the citizenship bill rocked Assam, plunging the...
PM Modi's Photo Missing From Maharashtra Government Ads: BJP Leader
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's photo has been missing from Maharashtra government advertisements since the Maha Vikas Aghadi came to power, state BJP alleged on Thursday and demanded to "maintain...
Entire Northeast "Burning", Says Ghulam Nabi Azad Over Citizenship Bill
Terming the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) passed by Parliament unconstitutional, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Thursday that the entire northeast is "burning" in protest against...
Nirbhaya Rape Convicts Still Have Legal Remedies, Says Lawyer
The counsel for the convicts of the gang-rape, torture and killing of a young girl in Delhi seven years ago has said that until all the legal remedies are exhausted, the execution cannot take place.
BS Yediyurappa Visits Congress Leader Siddaramaiah At Bengaluru Hospital
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday visited Congress leader Siddaramaiah who is admitted in a hospital in Bengaluru after he complained of chest pain on Wednesday night.
Will Try To Solve Issues: Amit Shah To Tripura Groups On Citizenship Bill
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday assured a delegation of the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), a BJP ally, that the Modi government would try to address their concerns over the...
Man Arrested In Maharashtra For Allegedly Raping Daughter: Police
The police in Maharashtra's Jalna district arrested a man for allegedly raping his 16-year-old daughter. The girl alleged that her father had raped her on many occasions. She had also staged a protest...
Goa Officials Drop Plan To Name Road After Manohar Parrikar Amid Protests
Amid controversy, the municipal council of South Goa town Margao on Thursday deferred its decision to name a two km road after former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar, Goa Forward Party President...
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Rain lashes parts of Delhi

Rain lashes parts of DelhiParts of national capital received showers on December 12 evening. Rain has also raised hopes for better air quality. The rains are also expected to add to the winter chill. The Western Disturbance over Iran and Afghanistan caused isolated incidences of rain and snow over Northern India. Earlier today, the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) remained in the 'severe' category.



Should pay attention to condition of minorities in Pak: MEA on Imran Khan's statement on CAB

Should pay attention to condition of minorities in Pak: MEA on Imran Khan's statement on CABMinistry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on December 12 held a press conference in the national capital. He cleared India's stand on Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. He said that there is no need to respond on every statement made by Pak PM. "All his statements are unwarranted, he should rather pay attention to the condition of minorities in Pakistan than comment on internal matters of India," said Kumar.



India, US 2+2 ministerial dialogue to hold in Washington DC on Dec 18: MEA

India, US 2+2 ministerial dialogue to hold in Washington DC on Dec 18: MEAMinistry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on December 12 held a press conference in the national capital. While addressing the mediapersons, he briefed them about the upcoming India and United States 2+2 ministerial dialogue. He said, "India and USA 2+2 ministerial dialogue will be held on December 18 in Washington DC. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister S Jaishankar to lead the Indian delegation," said Kumar.



Bhaiyyaji Joshi thanks PM Modi, HM Shah for bringing CAB, calls it'courageous step'

Bhaiyyaji Joshi thanks PM Modi, HM Shah for bringing CAB, calls it'courageous step'Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) member Bhaiyyaji Joshi on Thursday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for their courageous step of bringing Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. While speaking to ANI, Joshi said, "We want to thank the Centre, PM Modi and HM Amit Shah for the courageous step of bringing Citizenship Amendment Bill. It is a big initiative of present government to give honourable place to refugees (from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh) living in India. We welcome them." The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed from both the Houses of the Parliament.



Congress fishing in troubled waters of Brahmaputra, won't revive: Jitendra Singh

Congress fishing in troubled waters of Brahmaputra, won't revive: Jitendra SinghUnion Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh attacked the Congress for fanning violence in the Northeast states. He said, "Misleading statements made by Rahul Gandhi yesterday tend to fish in troubled waters of Brahmaputra and trying to seek crutches of some of disgruntled elements to revive their fortune." Earlier, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had tweeted, 'The CAB is an attempt by Modi-Shah Government to ethnically cleanse the North East. It is a criminal attack on the North East, their way of life and the idea of India'.



Tata Power ranks among top 10 companies with highest corporate governance score

Tata Power ranks among top 10 companies with highest corporate governance scoreTata Power has been ranked among top 10 companies in this year's Indian Corporate Governance Scorecard Tata Power ranks among top 10 companies with highest corporate governance score, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Institutional Investor Advisory Services India Ltd (IiAS) with the financial support of Japan's government. Tata Power made it into the top 10 list for the first time. It is also the first time that the company has entered in leadership category which features six companies with the highest scores. The scorecard presents an assessment of 150 companies which comprises S and P BSE 100 index constituents and 50 companies that were listed between April 2015 and March 2017 (IPO companies).



Watch: India-China troops practice insertion by helicopters during joint training exercise

Watch: India-China troops practice insertion by helicopters during joint training exerciseIndia-China troops participated in 'Hand-in-Hand 2019' exercise in Meghalaya's Shillong. Indian and Chinese troops practiced insertion by helicopters. The exercise is being held at Umroi Cantonment in Shillong, Meghalaya as part of the eighth such exercise between the two sides. The 14-day joint training exercise began on December 07.



CAB to provide relief to millions of refugees living as stateless people in India: Ram Madhav

CAB to provide relief to millions of refugees living as stateless people in India: Ram MadhavCitizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by the Parliament from both the Houses. Speaking on this, BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav said that CAB 2019 will provide relief to millions of refugees living as stateless people in India. "We are happy that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 has been passed in both the Houses of the Parliament and it will soon become an Act. It'll give great relief to millions of refugees who came to India decades ago and are living here as stateless people," said Ram Mahdav.



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'Maybe 10, 15 years later, Rahul may mature'
'This business of monopoly of one family must end.''Here, they picked up a few leaders for him as he needed support which was okay, but later, they became his cronies.'

Trump didn't conspire with Russia: US attorney general
'While this (Mueller's) report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him" and sets out evidence on "both sides of the question'

Update: Bumrah has 'recovered' after hurting shoulder
His condition will be 'assessed' on Monday, the Mumbai Indians team management said.

How Rishabh Pant brightened his WC selection prospects
I am glad to bat anywhere the team wants me to: Pant

How to enhance your medical insurance coverage
A sum insured of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh may have been sufficient seven-eight years ago but would be inadequate today, especially for people living in metros, points out Sanjay Kumar Singh.

This athlete's fitness journey will baffle you
Raipur's Nami Rai didn't let marriage or lack of sporting facilities affect her love for fitness.

Why Akshay Kumar feels LUCKY
'I am 51 now. I think I can do action till 56.' 'After that, God knows.'


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