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Daily Archives: 16th December 2019

Crime Branch to probe Jamia violence says Delhi Police

Delhi Police spokesperson DCP Mandeep Singh Randhawa said, "Some people were setting the vehicles ablaze and pelting stones. The police tried to get hold of the miscreants. Some of them ran away from the spot while some of them were arrested. Several others were also arrested on Sunday night during the raids conducted by the Delhi Police."

Students in TN and Puducherry protest against CAA

Members of the Students Federation of India (SFI) protested outside the Chennai Suburban Railway Terminal against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

Jamia crackdown has seen a ripple effect

With black flags waving, reading out the preamble of the Constitution and in some cases violent mobs pelting stones - the Jamia crackdown has seen a ripple effect.

Jamia students shout slogans against Vijay Goel

Goel, a Rajya Sabha MP, said that the whole protest was unfortunate and politically motivated. He said, "No one should fear the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Neither the act will harm anyone's right nor will it take away Indian citizenship from anyone."

What makes Indians loyal to a brand

"The study in India revealed that when a consumer is loyal to a brand, 93 percent will recommend it to their family and friends," Harsha Razdan, Partner and Head, Consumer Markets and Internet Business, KPMG in India, said in a statement.

20 hurt in Beirut anti-government protests

The Lebanese Civil Defence said on Twitter that they had transferred those "20 injured to hospitals in the region to receive medical attention", adding that at least 72 others, including a photographer, were treated on the ground.

Kerala police chief says proposed shutdown illegal

Behra said those who have called for the shutdown have not followed the Kerala High Court ruling which said that seven days notice should be given when calling for shutdowns.

Protests in Bengaluru against CAA

"We have another freedom movement... to free India from the real 'tukde tukde' gang dividing Indians based on identity," tweeted Congress Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Gowda.

Unnao rape, Sengar convicted, Shashi acquitted

Expelled BJP lawmaker was convicted in the 2017 rape case of the Unnao minor, his accomplice Shashi Singh was given the benefit of doubt by Special Judge Dharmesh Sharma and acquitted.

Jamia students stand shirtless to demand probe against cops

Students raised slogans of "Inquilab Zindabad", and also took out a march, demanding CBI inquiry into the police crackdown.

Don’t let vested groups divide India says Modi on CAA

"Violent protests on the Citizenship Amendment Act are unfortunate and deeply distressing. Debate, discussion, and dissent are essential parts of democracy but, never have damage to public property and disturbance of normal life been a part of our ethos," said the Prime Minister.

CPI-M and Congress jointly protest against CAA in Kerala

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan led the Left, while the opposition and Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala led the UDF when the protest started at the Martyrs Column

Mamata leads big march, says won’t allow CAB, NRC

Sports and cultural personalities, educationists and other civil society members were part of the march which increased in size with every minute after starting from the base of B.R. Ambedkar's statue on Indira Gandhi Sarani.

Women are indisputably better than men says Obama

"Now women, I just want you to know; you are not perfect, but what I can say pretty indisputably is that you're better than us (men)," Obama said.

Ready for talks with protesters says Kerala Governor

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan had to face protests last night when angry student and youth wings of both the CPI-M and the Congress marched to his official residence in the state capital.

Tripura tribal bodies, royal scion move SC against CAA

Tripura Rajya Upajati Ganamukti Parishad (TRUGP), state's oldest tribal-based party and frontal organization of the Communist Party of India-Marxist and All India Chakma Social Forum (AICSF) on Monday announced to file a petition before the Supreme Court against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019.

Jamia VC demands high level inquiry into police action

Addressing the media on Monday, the university Vice-Chancellor Najma Akhtar said that an FIR will be filed against the entry of police on the university campus.

Kejriwal seeks time to meet Shah

"I am very worried about the deteriorating law and order situation here. Peace should be restored immediately - and for this, I have sought time from Shah for a meeting," said Kejriwal.

Won’t allow NRC, CAA: Mamata administers pledge to people

"We are all citizens. Our ideal is the harmony of all religions. We won't let anyone leave Bengal. We will live in peace and free of anxiety. We won't allow NRC and CAA in Bengal. We have to maintain peace," read the pledge taken at the start of the rally.

Air pollution linked to heart issues in humans, animals

Around 11,000 coronary heart disease and stroke deaths, each year are attributable to air pollution, specifically due to particulate matter (PM), or small particles in the air that cause health problems.

McDonald’s sacks Australian franchisee over racist video

The video was filmed by the neighbor, Aboriginal artist Robby Wirramanda, at his home, and was later shared widely.

Capital market may seek change in Dividend Distribution Tax

Finance Ministry said Sitharaman will meet the stakeholder groups of 'New Economy: Start-ups, Fintech and Digital Sector' and financial sector and capital market representatives. The capital market players may seek replacement of Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) with the classical system of dividend taxation.

Stokes named BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Stokes was presented with his award by Princess Royal and former Manchester United and Scotland footballer Denis Law.

Instagram introduces ‘Caption Warning’ feature to stop bullies

Now, if someone bullies you on an Instagram caption on your photos or videos, it will immediately be flagged with a notification: "This caption looks similar to others that have been reported".

I am disappointed with climate talk outcomes says UN Secretary-General

Climate experts said the two-week-long talks produced a weak gesture toward raising climate targets and failed to agree for the second year in a row on rules to govern carbon markets.

SC to hear Jamia-Aligarh protests matter on December 17

Chief Justice S.A. Bobde said the Supreme Court would not be bullied, and cannot be held to ransom while public properties are destroyed.

British-Muslims prepare to leave UK over Johnson’s election win

Manzoor Ali, the head of the Muslim Barakah Food Aid charity said that Britain was his home and he didn't know where else to go, but his family has agreed that they should move to ensure their safety.

Mammootty’s ‘Mamangam’ leaked online, FIR filed

Ernakulam police here registered an anti-piracy case against those who have uploaded Malayalam film Mamangam. "We had commissioned a team of 30 members who have now found out that the film has been uploaded to the internet," said an official attached to the film.

EC seeks report on Rahul’s ‘Rape in India’ remark

The Commission's move comes after controversy erupted over Rahul Gandhi's 'Rape in India' remark, which he made in Jharkhand's Godda district last Thursday during a public rally.

Zomato in advanced talks to buy UberEats says Report

According to a TechCrunch report "Uber may invest between $150 to $200 million in Zomato". UberEats last week launched its operations in Cuttack, its second city in Orissa, saying it A willing partner with several local restaurants such as Mirchi, Biryani Box, DFC Dada's Biryani, Burger Adda Factory.