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Tag: Caa

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Clarify Your Govt, Party's Stand On Amit Shah's Pro-CAA Rally: Cong To Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: The opposition Congress in Odisha hit out at the ruling Biju Janata Dal over Home Minister Amit Shah’s proposed pro-Citizenship (Amendment) Act rally in the state capital and asked Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to make his government and party’s stand on the event clear. Shah will be on a two-day visit to Odisha from […]

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We Are Firm On Article 370, CAA Decisions, Says PM Modi

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his government had taken decisions on Article 370 abrogating special status for J&K and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in national interest. “These decisions had been pending for decades but we took them in national interest and we will remain firm on them,” he said while addressing […]

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Anti-CAA protests held across Tamil Nadu

Chennai: Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the police action against the protestors on Friday night here were held by Muslim organisations in Chennai, Nagercoil, Madurai, Virudhunagar and other places on Saturday. According to the police, during the anti-CAA protest in Chennai on Friday, some protesters hurled stones and chappals injuring some policemen. […]

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Will Personally Clarify On CAA To Whoever Wants: Shah

New Delhi: In the wake of nationwide protests against the CAA, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday vehemently defended the contentious law and said that anyone could seek time to debate the issue with him on merits. “Whoever wants to clarify this issue can seek an appointment with me. I will personally clarify the […]

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Raj Thackeray leads mega-morcha to oust infiltrators

Mumbai: Over 100,000 activists led by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray, marched in a mega-procession to demand the ouster of Pakistani-Bangladeshi infiltrators living in the country, here on Sunday afternoon. Accompanied by the MNS top brass, the Thackerays headed the procession from Girgaum Chowpatty as it wend its way to the historic Azad […]

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Rumour Being Spread New Settlers Will Come To Assam After CAA: Modi

Kokrajhar (Assam): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday assailed forces spreading rumours that lakhs of people will come to Assam from outside after the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), and assured the indigenous people of the state that nothing of that sort will happen. He also assured the Assamese people that the Centre […]

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Goa Assembly First To Pass Congratulatory Motion For CAA

Panaji: The Goa Legislative Assembly has become the first to pass a ‘congratulatory motion’ in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has claimed. Sawant said this reflected the real gratitude of people of Goa towards the “historic decision” taken by the BJP-led central government. The state Assembly on Monday passed […]

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Centre ready to talk to Shaheen Bagh protesters

New Delhi: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said the Central government is ready to talk to Shaheen Bagh protesters — mainly women camping at Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC). “Government is ready to talk to protesters of Shaheen Bagh but […]

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President Kovind Terms CAA 'Historic', Oppn Members Protest

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday hailed the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act as “historic” in his address to the joint sitting of both houses of Parliament, prompting protests by some opposition members. He also said that debate and discussion on any issue strengthen democracy while violence during protests weaken it. “The Citizenship Amendment […]

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Anti, Pro-CAA Rallies In Odisha On Mahatma's Death Anniversary

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Thursday witnessed two parallel agitations, one against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC)and NPR (National Population Register), and another in support of them. While a number of social organizations supported by the Congress and the Left parties under the banner of “We the People of India” staged agitation […]

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Two Die In Clash Over CAA In West Bengal

Kolkata: Two persons were killed and at least one person sustained injury in a clash over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district on Wednesday, police said. One person injured in the incident has been hospitalised, police said. Unofficial sources, however, put the injury figure at three. The violence followed an argument […]

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Now Mumbai Gets It Own 'Shaheen Bagh'

Mumbai: Inspired by the Shaheen Bagh protests in New Delhi, a large group of women have launched a similar style of protests from January 26-27 midnight in south Mumbai early on Monday. Terming it a ‘Mumbai Bagh’, they are silently protesting against the CAA-NRC-NPR and by morning the crowds swelled even as Mumbai Police rushed […]

Tricolour In Mosques, Human Chains On Republic Day In Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: The southern state of Kerala will see the Tricolour in mosques, reading out of pastoral letters in churches, and a 700-km long human chain as a protest against the CAA and proposed NRC on Republic Day on Sunday. The human chain, which will be organised by the ruling CPI-M, will run from Kasargode till […]

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CAA May Become Part Of Lucknow University Pol Science Syllabus

Lucknow: In the midst of ongoing protests against the amended citizenship law, Lucknow University’s Political Science Department has come up with the idea of including it as a topic in its curriculum. “We, in our department, teach the Constitution and citizenship. This is one of the contemporary issues in Indian politics. We want to teach […]

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Actress Nandita Das Opposes CAA, NRC At Lit Fest

Jaipur: The controversial CAA and NRC issues reverbated at the Jaipur Literature Festival here as Bollywood actress and director Nandita Das on Thursday opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens and urged the people to raise their voice against these issues. Addressing the media in the inaugural day of the Festival, […]

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Will Pass Assembly Resolution Against CAA: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: The West Bengal government is planning to pass a resolution in the state Assembly against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in the next three-four days, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday. Banerjee also appealed to other states, particularly those in the North-East, to pass such resolutions. “We have also passed a resolution against NRCA […]

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CAA Is To 'Atone For Sin Of Partition': Union Minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi

Surat: Union Minister of State for MSME Pratap Chandra Sarangi on Saturday said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was a way to “atone for the sin of Partition” committed by the Congress. He said the Act, which seeks to give citizenship to non-Muslim minorities when entered India before December 31, 2014 from Pakistan, Afghanistan and […]

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Social Media Erupts Over Satya Nadella's CAA Statement

New Delhi: As Microsoft Corporation CEO Satya Nadella’s statement voicing concern over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act went viral, netizens took to social media platforms to ask whether people will boycott Microsoft and Windows next. “As retaliation to @satyanadella’s statement on CAA, millions of Indians #BoycottWindows, there have been reports of people removing all windows […]

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Kerala Government Moves SC Against CAA

New Delhi: After the Kerala Assembly passed a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the state government has moved the Supreme Court challenging the amended law. Kerala has now become the first state to move the top court in the backdrop of nationwide protests against the religion-based citizenship law. The Supreme Court is already seized […]

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Voices Concern Over CAA

New York: Microsoft’s Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella on Monday voiced concern over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), saying what is happening is “sad” and he would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant create the next unicorn in India. His comments came while speaking to editors at a Microsoft event in Manhattan where he was […]

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Oppn Parties Call For Repealing CAA And Stopping NPR/NRC, Six Parties Skip Meeting

New Delhi: Stating that the “spirit of resistance has awoken”, opposition parties on Monday called for repealing the Citizenship Amendment Act and “immediate stoppage of the NRC/NPR” on grounds that the “package” is unconstitutional and targets the poor and downtrodden. The meeting, convened by the Congress, saw chinks in the opposition ranks with leaders of […]

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Dharmendra Pradhan Slams Bollywood Over Anti-CAA Protest

New Delhi: Union Minister and BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan has slammed Bollywood celebrities who have opposed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), dubbing them “ill-informed” on the matter. Pradhan tweeted on Saturday that these celebrities — when they fell short of facts — stooped to hurling personal abuses at Prime Minister Narender Modi and his family. […]

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Some Political Parties Misleading People On CAA: PM Modi

Belur: Seeking the help of the youth to spread awareness about the new citizenship law, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday alleged some political parties were not ready to understand the legislation and continued to fuel misconception about the Act which provides citizenship and does not snatch it. Speaking on the occasion of the 157th […]

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I Told PM To Withdraw CAA, NRC And NPR: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said she told Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rethink on the issue of amended Citizenship Act and urged him to withdraw CAA, NRC and NPR. Modi told her to come to New Delhi and discuss the matter, she told reporters after a meeting with the PM […]

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Opposition Spreading Misinformation On CAA: BJP National VP Jay Panda

Bhubaneswar: The national vice-president of BJP, Baijayant Jay Panda, on Saturday slammed the Opposition parties while accusing them of spreading misinformation on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Speaking to media persons, the BJP leader claimed that Opposition’s resistance to the Act shows that it is frustrated. “Nobody knew that opposition parties will show so much hypocrisy […]

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CAA Comes Into Effect From Today

New Delhi: The Centre on Friday announced that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act will come into force from January 10. In a gazette notification, the Union home ministry said the act under which non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be given Indian citizenship, will come into force from January 10. “In exercise of the […]

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Country Going Through Difficult Times, Says SC As It Refuses Urgent Hearing On CAA

New Delhi: Chief Justice of India S A Bobde on Thursday observed that the country is going through difficult times and there is so much violence going on as the Supreme Court refused urgent hearing on a plea seeking to declare the Citizenship Amendment Act as constitutional. A bench headed by CJI Bobde expressed surprise […]

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Bharat Bandh: Security Tightened In Odisha, Private Buses To Stay Off Roads

Bhubaneswar: Public transport system is likely to be adversely affected due to the Bharat Bandh call given by Central trade unions tomorrow. As several political parties have extended support to the all India general strike, the private bus owners association has decided to suspend bus services as a precautionary measure. Apart from several Central Unions, […]

Don't Want To Comment Irresponsibly Without Full Knowledge: Kohli On CAA

Guwahati: India captain Virat Kohli has refrained from making any comments on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), without gaining full knowledge on the sensitive subject. The CAA will grant Indian nationality to people belonging to minority communities — Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians — in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan after six years of […]

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Thousands Attend Huge Anti-CAA Protest In Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Tens of thousands of people participated in the biggest ever protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) here on Saturday. The ‘Million March’ against CAA, National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) drew huge crowds from the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad and surrounding districts. The three-hour-long protest passed off […]

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Congress Leaders Ignorant About CAA: Nadda

Guwahati: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) working president J.P. Nadda on Saturday said that the Congress leaders are ignorant about the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and are driven by “politics” and not “nationalism” in their protest against it. While addressing the BJP’s booth level functionaries here, he challenged Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to speak just “ten […]

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After Rafale, Abhinandan Can Attack Pak From Border: Nadda

Panaji: After the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets, “our Abhinandan will not need to fly into Pakistan and can attack the enemy soil from the Indian border itself,” BJP national working President J.P. Nadda said here on Friday. “Thanks to the purchase of 36 Rafale planes, our Abhinandan will not need to go to […]

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'Process To Update NPR Underway In Odisha'

Bhubaneswar: Amid the ongoing wrangle over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), the survey process to update the National Population Register (NPR) in Odisha has begun. Door to door survey, collection and updation of data and house-listing process are scheduled to begin from April 16 and continue till May 31 […]

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Are You The Ambassador Of Pakistan? Mamata Banerjee Asks PM Modi

Siliguri/Kolkata: Blasting Prime Minister Narendra Modi a day after he asked the Opposition to protest against Pakistan and not the new Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday wondered whether Modi was the ambassador of Pakistan with a habit of glorifying and dragging in the neighbouring nation on every issue. […]

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Kerala CM Writes To 11 Chief Ministers Including Naveen Patnaik On CAA

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday wrote to the Chief Ministers of 11 non-BJP ruled states in the country seeking support against the passing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and wanted these states to do what the Kerala Assembly did on Tuesday by passing a resolution against CAA. He has written to his […]

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India Reached Out To Countries Across World On CAA, NRC: MEA

New Delhi: India has reached out to countries across the world on the issues of the new citizenship law and the proposed National Register of Citizens, the ministry of external affairs said on Thursday. “We did reach out to countries across the globe on Citizenship Amendment Act and the NRC,” MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said […]

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States Can't Escape From Implementing CAA: Prasad

New Delhi: The Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said the states would have to implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. A day after Kerala Assembly passed a resolution seeking withdrawal of the citizenship law, Prasad said there is no escape from the implementation of the law, and emphasised such a procedure is against the […]

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Kerala CM Tables Anti-CAA Resolution In Assembly

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday moved a resolution in the state Assembly demanding the scrapping of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Though the one-day special session was convened to ratify the extension of the reservation for SC and ST in the Assembly and the Parliament for another decade, the resolution against […]

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PM Modi Launches Twitter Campaign On CAA

New Delhi: In order to garner people’s support on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched a Twitter campaign. He wrote on @narendramodi_in: “#IndiaSupportsCAA because CAA is about giving citizenship to persecuted refugees & not about taking anyone’s citizenship away. Check out this hashtag in Your Voice section of Volunteer module […]

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300 Bangladeshis Held Crossing From India This Year, Informs BGB Chief

New Delhi: More than 300 Bangladeshis have been apprehended this year while crossing from the Indian side to Bangladesh for lack of travel documents, Border Guards Bangladesh chief Major General Shafeenul Islam said on Sunday. He was addressing a media briefing after signing a Joint Record of Discussion with Border Security Force (BSF) at the […]

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