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Daily Archives: 21st December 2019

#Breaking: Chandrasekhar Azad’s Bail Application Rejected

"Those who are indulging in violence are not our people. Our peaceful protest continues at the historic Jama Masjid. Ambedkarites do not indulge in violence," Azad had tweeted.

#Breaking: Dariyaganj Violence; Delhi Court sends 15 arrested to 2-day custody

She also alleged that the police is deliberately interfering with the people's right to dissent.  "Also, as none of the 15 men here knows each other, how can criminal conspiracy be evoked against them?" she asked.

Anti-CAA Protests: Delhi Police Assault Children Detained at Dariyaganj

"Many had injuries, and some of the minors told the lawyers present that they were beaten in the lockup. The boys alleged that they were made to take off their pants, and a hot cloth was placed on their bodies while they were beaten," reported citizen.in

Anti-CAA Protests: 10 Days, 21 Killed

The highest number of deaths have been reported from  Uttar Pradesh, where fourteen people were killed so far by Adithyanath's police.

CAA is immoral, a wise govt should withdraw it says Ramachandra Guha

"To make two things absolutely clear. 1. The immediate withdrawal of the NRC is a necessary first step to restore trust and heal the nation. 2. The CAA is immoral and against the spirit of the Constitution. A wise and just Government would withdraw it too," Guha tweeted.

Siddaramaiah barred from entering Mangaluru

Criticizing the police for not allowing him to visit Mangaluru, Siddaramaiah said it was his duty to assess the situation and console the bereaved families of the two victims. He said the police had denied permission to his chartered aircraft to land at the Mangaluru airport on Saturday

HC orders second autopsy on Hyderabad encounter

The court also directed the Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the alleged encounter, to seize the weapons used in the encounter and send the same to Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL).

CAA: Student Groups Write to US Congress, Call the Act Illegal

“Hindutva aims to erase India’s diverse myriad of cultures and faiths, redefining the country into a Hindu civilization and promoting violent and exclusionary attitudes toward Muslims," wrote the signatories. 

Bengali migrant labourers in Gurugram worried over CAA

"We are observing the situation but as district administration of Gurugram has not asked us to leave the city, we are staying here but, Muslim community people are more worried than me," said Khurshid Alam native of Dakshin Dinajpur in West Bengal and currently living in South City 1 slum clusters near Mayom hospital.

Fresh protests break out in Delhi’s Jamia

As students joined residents at Jamia's gate no 7, one of the carriageways was blocked and slogans like "We want justice" filled the area.

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad arrested

New Delhi: The Delhi Police arrested Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad on Saturday for arson and rioting during demonstration against the Citizenship Amendment Act in...

CAA: Congress organises widespread protests in Kerala

Massive protest in Kerala. Top leaders of the Congress-led the protests in the districts along with party activists in huge numbers. Police detained MP's and MLA's.

Next on Modi govt’s agenda is NPR, Cabinet to meet on Tues

The government has been preparing for the National Population Register (NPR) amid the ongoing protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Private hospitals may suspend cashless service for CGHS/ECHS beneficiaries

The country's healthcare industry is passing through a crisis. Non-payment of legitimate dues by the government is taking a toll on the day to day functioning of the hospitals.

CAA Protests: Eleven Killed in UP, Internet Remain Suspended

“We don’t know who shot him. When we rushed to the hospital, we were told he is dead. We are still figuring out if the police and administration will allow the body to be brought to the house before it can be taken to the graveyard," his family said.

Factional rifts may hurt Kerala Congress(M) in bypolls

"The Congress party should put its foot down and if the faction-ridden Kerala Congress (Mani) is not able to come up with a joint candidate, then the Congress should take over the seat. This acrimony in that party has to be contained quickly, if not the UDF would cut a sorry figure," said the Congress leader.

Honoured to be nominated for FIH awards: Lalremsiami

The 19-year-old, who has already won several tournaments with the Indian team including the silver medal at the Asian Games 2018, said that her job is not just restricted to scoring goals.

After onions, cooking oil gets costlier

"The prices of all edible oils have increased following the rise in palm oil over the last two months. Due to costlier imports from Malaysia and Indonesia, edible oil prices are likely to see a further increase," Oil-oilseed market expert Salil Jain

Council of Ministers meeting: PM to check report card

Modi is reviewing the progress of work done by each ministry in the last six months. They are in groups of eight to 10 ministries in one go who are presenting their case.

FB to stop using phone numbers to recommend friends in 2020

Facebook last year confirmed the use of users' phone numbers for targeting ads and stopped using members' security phone numbers for advertising in June this year.

Resentment among NDA leaders over CAA is visible says Mayawati

Mayawati tweeted: "Voice of dissent against the new CAA and NRC are now being raised in the Central government's NDA. Hence, the BSP demands that it should take back these decisions leaving stubbornness".

Painkiller poisonings among kids on the rise

The study involving more than 200,000 US paediatric cases of pain-relief misuse, abuse or self-harm highlights how the opioid crisis is affecting young people.

Sundar Pichai gets whopping $242mn stock package in new role

The compensation package is being given in recognition of Pichai's "expanded role as CEO of Alphabet and Google".

Bhim Army leader Chandrashekhar detained, 10 more held

People were arrested in the Daryaganj area in the violence-related incident during the protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens.

US dollar strengthens on upbeat data

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, rose 0.32 percent at 97.6930 in late trading.

Sona Mohapatra pays tribute to India with new song ‘TSONAMI R.A.T mashup’

"This is a tribute to the disparate and yet beautiful amalgamation that is India. This is also a party track to end the year with joy. A song with a deeper intent like celebrating India doesn't need to preach but can just be a simple happy celebration of our diversity and this one is a dance floor chartbuster," said Sona.

Data of 267 million Facebook users leaked online

The information contained in the database could be used to conduct large-scale SMS spam and phishing campaigns, among other threats to the users.

Trump signs controversial $738bn defence bill

The sprawling legislation has stirred up opposition overseas as it contains punitive provisions against Russia, Turkey, and other countries.

US Congressman praises Modi govt for ending discrimination in Kashmir

"The Indian Parliament, with multiparty support, voided the constitutional autonomy of Kashmir, supporting the Prime Minister's efforts to boost economic development, fight corruption, and end gender, caste, and religious discrimination," said Joe Wilson.

Karnataka court pulls up Bengaluru police for ban order

A division bench of the high court headed by Oka and Justice Pradeep Singh Yerur heard the PIL of Karnataka Congress Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Gowda and four others filed against Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao and the BJP government in the southern state.