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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly Tests Negative For COVID-19

Kolkata: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has tested negative for COVID-19, a source close to the former India captain confirmed on Saturday. Ganguly had been in home quarantine for almost a week after his elder brother Snehasish had tested positive for the deadly virus and had to be admitted to a city hospital. “He has tested […]

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Congress To Take Out Marches Across Country On Its Foundation Day

New Delhi: Amid raging anti-CAA protests, the Congress will take out marches across the country on its 134th foundation day on Saturday to take its “Save Constitution-Save India” message to the people. Congress president Sonia Gandhi will unfurl the party’s flag at the AICC headquarters here on Saturday morning to mark the occasion, while former […]

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Odisha CM Assures Christian Community- 'I Am With All Of You'

Bhubaneswar: Amid criticisms over BJD’s support to Citizen (Amendment) Bill (CAA), Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday sought to remind the members of the Christian community that he would continue to support them. Patnaik’s assertion assumes significance at a time when fingers were being raised at his secular credentials as his party backed the […]

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Top Congress Leaders Sit On 'Satyagraha' At Rajghat

New Delhi: Top Congress leaders led by Sonia Gandhi on Monday sat on a ‘Satyagraha’ at Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial Rajghat here, demanding that the rights of people as enshrined in the Constitution be protected. Top Congress leaders, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh, former party chief Rahul Gandhi and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, participated […]

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Anti-CAA Stir: Notice To 28 People For Recovery Of Rs 25 Lakh For Damage To Property In Rampur

Rampur (UP): The Rampur administration has issued notices to 28 people “identified for violence” during last week’s anti-citizenship law protests here, asking them to explain their position or pay for damage caused to public and private property, officials said on Wednesday. The notices were issued on Tuesday after damage of nearly Rs 25 lakh was […]

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CAA Protests: Muslims In Odisha Take Out Peaceful Rally

Bhubaneswar: At a time when resentment over the passage of the amended citizenship law continues across the country, members of several Muslim organisations from across Odisha staged demonstration in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. Terming the legislation as unconstitutional, the protesters alleged that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) violates Article 14 and 15 of the Constitution of […]

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BJP Announces Nationwide Campaign To Spread Awareness About Citizenship Law

New Delhi: Amid protests against the amended citizenship law, the BJP on Sunday announced a nationwide campaign to spread awareness about the legislation and asserted that it is not discriminatory against Muslims or any other community. Addressing a press conference with party vice president Dushyant Gautam, spokesperson Sambit Patra said BJP workers will fan out […]

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Curfew Relaxed In Guwahati From 9 am To 4 pm

Guwahati: The curfew, imposed in Guwahati amid protests against the amended Citizenship Act, was relaxed on Saturday from 9 am to 4pm, police said. Long queues were seen outside shops at several places, including Dispur, Uzan Bazar, Chandmari, Silpukhuri and Zoo Road. Auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws were plying across the city. However, buses were off roads. […]

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UN Human Rights Chief Concerned Over Citizenship Law

United Nations: The UN Human Rights head has expressed concern over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), but said that “the goal of protecting persecuted groups is welcome.” “While the goal of protecting persecuted groups is welcome, this should be done through a robust national asylum system that is premised on the principle of equality and […]

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Anti-CAA Protesters Torch Railway Stations In West Bengal

Kolkata: Violence broke out in West Bengal on Friday against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) as also a possible NRC exercise in the state as protesters vandalised and set fire to railway stations, disrupting train services. In Beldanga in Murshidabad district, a mob torched the station master’s cabin and ransacked the ticket counter before setting […]

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'States Have No Powers To Refuse Implementation Of Citizenship Act'

New Delhi: State governments have no powers to reject the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 as the legislation was enacted under the Union List of the 7th Schedule of the Constitution, a top official said on Friday. The statement came after chief ministers of West Bengal, Punjab, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh announced […]

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Muslims Urge Odisha CM Naveen Not To Implement CAB

Bhubaneswar: Members of Chauda Mahala Muslim Jamat from Bhadrak today met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik citing their concerns over the safety of their community after the enactment of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019. The members urged the CM not to implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the State. “Amid growing concerns […]

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CAB: 2 Die In Police Firing As Assam Remains On Boil

Guwahati: Amidst reports of two protestors dying in police firing, thousands of people defied curfew to hit the streets as the raging agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Bill saw the house of an MLA and a circle office being set ablaze, while the government removed two key police officers on Thursday. The army conducted a […]

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Column: When Exactly Was The BJD ‘Secular’?

By Sandeep Sahu Those who value secularism are aghast at the BJD’s decision to support the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Parliament, even after its suggestion to include Sri Lanka in the list of countries from where minorities have fled into India due to religious persecution, was rejected. But frankly, this writer cannot understand why […]

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All South Asian Countries Except One Want To Hold SAARC Summit At Earliest: Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan said on Thursday that all South Asian countries except one want to hold the SAARC summit, which was called off in 2016, at the earliest, in an apparent reference to India. Foreign Office Spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said at his weekly briefing that Pakistan wanted to hold the summit as early as possible. “All […]

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TV Channels Cautioned Against Content That Is Likely To Incite Violence

New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has issued an advisory to private satellite TV channels to be particularly cautious about airing content that is likely to incite violence, promote “anti-national attitudes” and contain anything affecting the integrity of the nation. The advisory was issued after some TV channels beamed footage of violent […]

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Several Flights From Kolkata To Northeast Cancelled

Kolkata: Several private airlines have cancelled flights from Kolkata to Assam and other Northeastern states on Thursday in the wake of anti-CAB protests, officials said. Not all but some private operators have cancelled their flights to Assam and other northeastern states since Thursday morning, a senior official of Kolkata airport said. “We can’t just give […]

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CAB: UN Chief Wants Laws To Be Non-Discriminatory

United Nations: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants laws to be non-discriminatory, but will not comment on India’s Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) while the legislative process is still underway, according to his spokesperson. Asked at the daily briefing on Tuesday by a reporter about the bill that was passed on Monday midnight by the Lok Sabha, Deputy […]

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India Slams USCIRF Comments On CAB As Unwarranted

New Delhi/Washington: India on Tuesday termed the comments made by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) as “neither accurate nor warranted.” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, in a statement said, the Bill that was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday midnight, “provides expedited consideration […]

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Federal US Commission Seeks Sanctions Against Home Minister Amit Shah If CAB Passed In Parliament

Washington: Describing the Citizenship Amendment Bill as a “dangerous turn in the wrong direction,” a federal US commission on international religious freedom has sought American sanctions against Home Minister Amit Shah and other principal Indian leadership if the bill with the “religious criterion” is passed by both houses of Parliament. The Lok Sabha passed the […]

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Mamata Opposes CAB, Calls It A Trap To Exclude Bengalis & Hindus

Coochbehar(WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday hit out at the BJP-ruled government at the Centre for trying to introduce the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in the ongoing winter session of Parliament calling it a “trap to exclude Bengalis and Hindus” and expressed her stiff opposition to it. Banerjee, who has been one of […]

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Sourav Ganguly set to remain CAB President

Kolkata: Sourav Ganguly is set to be re-elected as the president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) unopposed. Ganguly’s five-member panel did not meet any opposition till the deadline for filing nomination, which was closed on Saturday. The CAB will hold its 85th annual general meeting on September 28. Earlier, the Supreme Court diktat on […]

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Ola riders can now avail insurance of Rs 5 lakh in just Re 1

Bengaluru: Indian ride-sharing major Ola on Thursday announced an insurance cover worth Rs 5 lakh for riders using its cab and auto services by paying Re 1. “Users booking an Ola ride can opt for a trip insurance cover at Re 1 for all intra-city travel, Rs 10 for Ola Rentals, and Rs 15 for […]

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Eden Gardens to host West Indies T20I

Kolkata: The one-off Twenty 20 International during the West Indies’ tour of India will be held on November 4 at the Eden Gardens, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly said on Saturday. There will be a full West Indies tour between October and November featuring three Tests, five One-Day […]

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Ola to ride in Australia to take on Uber

Bengaluru, Jan 30 (IANS) Indian online cab aggregator Ola on Tuesday announced its entry into the international market, starting with Australia, to take on its American rival Uber. “We have begun recruiting private hire vehicles and drivers in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth from Tuesday, with rides expected to begin in the coming weeks,” a company spokesperson […]

CAB hands over membership cards to women cricketers

Kolkata: The Cricket Association of Bengal on Saturday for the first time handed over honorary membership cards to eighteen women cricketers who represented India from Bengal. Among the cricketers thus feted were Jhulan Goswami, Sreerupa Basu (Mukherjee), Keya Roy, Runa Basu, Mithu Mukherjee, Priyanka Roy, Sharmila Chakraborty, Lopamudra Bhattacharya (Banerjee), Rumeli Dhar and Sandhya Majumdar […]

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