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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

West Bengal Assembly passes anti-CAA resolution

The resolution, moved by Bengal Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee, was backed by the members of the Congress and the Left Front, while the BJP opposed it, at a special session of the House.

Mayawati seeks withdrawal of cases against women protesters

BSP president Mayawati tweeted: "Wrong cases filed against women and others protesting against CAA/NRC by the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government should be immediately withdrawn, and those who lost their lives during this time should also be extended proper help. This is the demand of BSP."

Bengal government tables anti-CAA resolution in Assembly

The resolution was moved by Bengal Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee at a special session of the House.

Anti-CAA protests: CPI(M) worker, who set himself afire, dies

Prajapati was an activist of the CPI(M), and the party has said that it was a step taken by him in frustration.

Novel coronavirus: Govt deploys health team on Nepal border

The recent deployment of health team has taken place at Panitanki in West Bengal, entry point from Nepal, said the Health Ministry on Monday.

Nirbhaya: Convict moves SC on rejection of mercy plea

Mukesh Kumar Singh (32) submitted the plea last week. His mercy plea was dismissed by the President on January 17.

Congress questions Padma award to Adnan Sami

Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill tweeted: "Why Padma Shri to Adnan Sami?"

Will be back in Telangana soon, tweets Chandra Shekhar Azad

The Dalit leader tweeted Monday morning that the police brought him to Hyderabad Airport and was sending him to Delhi.

Constitution in danger, says Yashwant Sinha

Sinha, who arrived in Lucknow on Saturday, said in an informal chat with reporters, "We are out to spread the message of peace, non-violence.

Threat to kill actor Prakash Raj, Brinda Karat, Kumaraswamy

The threat was posted in a letter penned in Kannada on Raj's Twitter handle dated yesterday, the actor said in a post on Sunday.

Nirbhaya case convict seeks review of mercy plea rejection

On January 17, the President rejected the mercy petition of Mukesh Kumar Singh (32). Now he has filed a review petition under Article 32 for the judicial review of the rejection of mercy plea in the backdrop of the apex court verdict in the Shatrughan Chauhan case.

Six Indian Army personnel to get Shaurya Chakra

Naib Subedar Narender Singh of Parachute Regiment (Special Forces) received the award for preventing infiltration bid across the Line of Control (LoC).

EC notice to Bagga over his campaign song expenditure

The notice from the poll panel to the Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) comes after he uploaded his campaign song "Bagga Bagga Har Jagah" was uploaded on Twitter minutes after his candidature was announced.

Women brigade continues their anti-CAA stir in Lucknow

A woman, who has been at the protest site with her four-year-old child, said: "Citizens across the country are on the streets protesting against the new law, which is against the very basic tenets of Indian Constitution.

Congress names 12 VPs, 34 General Secretaries of Kerala unit

The Congress high command finally released its first list of 47 office-bearers of the state unit, after numerous rounds of talks at various levels in Kerala and in Delhi.

2G internet to be restored across J&K from Saturday

This is the biggest breakthrough in internet connectivity in the region since August 5 last year when the government imposed restrictions on mobile internet in J&K after the abrogation of Article 370.

MP police arrests BJP leader for objectionable remark against Collector

While addressing a gathering in Biaora in Rajgarh district on Wednesday, Yadav made an objectionable statement on the Rajgarh Collector. He said the Collector feeds the Congressmen on her lap and slaps BJP members. The Congress had raised strong objections to the statement made by Yadav.

Congress hits out at Vijayvargiya on ‘poha’ remark

Congress said, "this is the real face of the government which is watching your eating habits."

RBI Includes NPR in KYC Papers, Tamil Nadu Village Responds by...

Since December 13, India has been witnessing relentless voices of dissent against the Citizenship Amendment Act. The CAA-NRC-NPR has been welcomed with fear and insecurity and had triggered never-ending demonstrations and marches. The decision of the central government was clearly seen as an organized attempt to create an environment of panic. And this incident that happened at Kayalpattanam, a village in Tamil Nadu shows exactly how people view this recent exercise. 

JNU students get relief from HC

"So far as the remaining students are concerned, they need to register within one week as per the old manual. No late fees will be charged from them too," says Justice Rajiv Shakdar.

Human ‘satyagrah’ chain to converge at Rajghat on Jan 30

Sharing posters and an invite, the members of 'Young India against CAA-NRC-NPR' campaign called for a "fight against the Godses of past, present and future".

EC asks Kapil Mishra to reply by Friday on his Pakistan...

The Returning Officer (RO) for the Model Town Assembly constituency, Banwari Lal in his letter to Mishra on Thursday said: "It has been observed that there are several news items in the electronic media and social media about your statement on Shaheen Bagh like -- 'Delhi me chote chote Shaheen Bagh Bane', 'Shaheen Bagh me Pak ki entry' and 'India vs. Pakistan 8th February, Delhi. On February 8, on the streets of Delhi there will be a competition between India and Pakistan'."

Meerut to have war memorial for animals

The memorial will be unique since it will be devoted to service animals, mostly dogs, but also horses and mules.

Not just Wifi, battery charging is also free, says Kejriwal to...

Kejriwal made the remarks on Shah's statement which he made during a campaign rally on Thursday. Shah had said that while Kejriwal had promised free Wifi to the city, Shah's "mobile battery got drained, but cannot spot any wifi spot".

Farmers to get back land grabbed by Azam Khan

The land was seized by the district administration on Wednesday.

Death sentence cannot remain open-ended, says Supreme Court

"Sentence must be proportionate to the crime," the court said.

Cocktail of suspicion and distrust against govt, says Congress

Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi said while speaking to the media that "There is a cocktail of suspicion and distrust against the government and this should be avoided. When the atmosphere is of fear, trust deficit is humongous and when you have such rules then fear increases ten times."

AAP’s ‘kaam ki chai’ campaign for Delhi polls

Claiming to be the second famous "chai wala" of the country after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Prafull Billore, the Founder and CEO of the MBA Chai Wala, told IANS that although he does not support any political party, but was here as Arvind Kejriwal was working on improving the basic education and health facilities, which were the need of the hour.

NIA to bring disgraced Kashmir DSP to Delhi

The NIA is investigating him for helping terrorists. According to sources, Davinder Singh was brought to Jammu on a transit remand and a formal remand from the NIA court will be taken on Thursday.

Nirbhaya convicts hanging goes into limbo as judge transferred

Additional Session Judge Satish Kumar Arora has been transferred to the Supreme Court as Additional Registrar on deputation basis for one year.

Kejriwal to hold roadshows in 5 constituencies on Thursday

Kejriwal will hold roadshows in Matiala, Uttam Nagar, Vikaspuri, Tughlakabad and Kalkaji.

Muslim clerics to spread awareness against CAA, NRC

A decision to this effect was taken when a delegation of Jamaat Raza-e-Mustafa met clerics and the Shahr Qazis in Bareilly and requested them "to hold peaceful protests till the government gives in and announces a rollback."

Priyanka to lead Cong movement on farmers in UP

According to sources, under the leadership of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the Congress will organise 'Kisan Jan Jagran Abhiyan' at the village level every month highlighting farmers' problems in the state. Later, a massive rally of farmers will be held in the districts of the state.

Disappointed over SC’s refusal to stay CAA, says Jamaat-e-Islami

In a media statement issued on Wednesday, JIH Vice President Muhammad Salim Engineer said: "We expected the Supreme Court to come forward and help the people of India by staying the CAA because it is the responsibility of the apex court to fix the error committed by the Parliament. Supreme Court's refusal today to stay the implementation of CAA has disappointed us."

Court directs Delhi police to file a report on Jamia plea

Metropolitan Magistrate Rajat Goel passed the directions while hearing a plea filed by the varsity's administration under section 156 (3) Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) seeking registration of an FIR against the Delhi Police as it entered the varsity campus without permission and subjected to brutality with the students.

Mumbai to enter 24×7 era from midnight January 26-27

Addressing a joint press conference, the two ministers said that the programme to let establishments be always open will be implemented in designated malls, mills and multiplexes around the city in consultation with the Mumbai Police and BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation.

Goa Congress to approach CBI over illegal mining lease renewals

Goa Lokayukta P.K. Mishra had on Tuesday indicted former Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, former Mines Secretary P.K. Sain and Mining and Geology Department Director Prasanna Acharya and directed the state government to order a CBI probe into the matter.

No stay on CAA, NPR, says SC

The top court gave four weeks time to the Centre to file a counter affidavit.

Karnataka police arrests Mangaluru airport bomb case suspect

"Aditya Rao, 36, a prime suspect in placing a bag with an improvised explosive device (IED) or a crude bomb in it at the Mangaluru international airport on Monday, was arrested after he surrendered at the DGP office," a police official told IANS here.

Lucknow poet says Shah violated section 144 in rally

"My daughters Sumaiya and Fauzia have been booked for violating prohibitory orders but what about Amit Shah who addressed a rally of thousands in the state capital on Tuesday? Surely there were more than four people in the rally. How can there be two sets of the same law for different people?" he asked.

UP police fails to give evidence, PFI members get bail

PFI president Wasim Ahmad, who was accused of masterminding violence, was granted bail and released on Tuesday.

Report Governor action on mercy plea in Rajiv murder case, says...

A Bench, headed by Justices L. Nageswara Rao, pulled up the Centre for the CBI-led multi-disciplinary monitoring agency's (MDMA) failure to unravel the larger conspiracy behind the former Prime Minister's assassination.

Thousands protest against CAA in north Karnataka city

Kalaburagi is about 600km north of Bengaluru.

NCPCR takes up complaint on use of kids for protests

The national child rights body has written to the district magistrate of South Delhi and has asked the authority to submit a detailed report within ten days.

After hours of waiting, Kejriwal files nomination

Kejriwal, who reached the office of the Returning Officer (RO) at Jamnagar House to file his nominations at around 12.30 p.m., stepped out at around 7 p.m. He was number 45 in the queue.

ED to auction 15 artworks, watches from Nirav Modi assets

A live auction in Mumbai on February 27 will take place, followed by an online auction on Saffronart's platform on March 3 and 4.

TDP MLC quits over three-capital move

The former minister sent his resignation to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu.

Will not apologise for comments about Periyar rally, says Rajinikanth

Rajinikanth's comments came during the 50th-anniversary function of the Tamil magazine "Thuglak" last week.

Surat fire engulfs textile market

The 10-storey building was gutted as 50 fire tenders fought billowing flames in the Saroli area.

My aim is to defeat corruption, take Delhi forward, says Kejriwal

n a tweet in Hindi, he said the fight is between other parties and the work done by AAP.

Congress fields Romesh Sabharwal against Kejriwal

A former NSUI head of Delhi, Sabharwal was missing the party ticket for the past several years.

Andhra Assembly passes three-capital Bill

After nearly 12-hour-long marathon sitting, the Assembly passed by a voice vote Andhra Pradesh Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Bill 2020 to develop Visakhapatnam and Kurnool as the capitals in addition to Amaravati.

Plea in SC challenging National Commission for Minorities Act

A bench comprising Justices R.F. Nariman and S.R. Bhat issued a notice on a plea filed by followers of the Sanatan Vedic Dharam, who are members of the Hindu community. The writ petition was filed by Advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain.

TDP members suspended from Andhra Assembly amid din

Speaker Tammineni Seetharam announced the suspension of the TDP legislators after Minister for Legislative Affairs B. Rajendranath Reddy moved a motion in this regard.

9-year-old to launch book at JLF this year

The festival, according to Sanjoy Roy, Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, is especially important for children since they are the harbingers of change for issues being faced by the world today.

Bengal assembly to pass anti-CAA resolution: Mamata

She also appealed to the northeastern states not to participate in the National Population Register (NPR) exercise.

Defence Secretary reviews indigenous aircraft carrier project

The Council meeting chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on January 21 will decide on critical procurements to be made for the armed forces

De-radicalisation centres in Kashmir will be welcome: DGP

Replying to a media question here on Monday about General Rawat's remark on setting up of de-radicalization centers, Singh said Pakistan and its agencies had been trying to radicalize Kashmir, affecting many youths.

Rahul Gandhi to address anti-CAA rally in Jaipur on January 28

Congress General Secretary and Rajasthan in-charge Avinash Pandey here on Monday discussed with Gandhi the broad outline of the rally. He will also highlight the plight of farmers and the unemployed.

Kejriwal fails to file nomination on Monday

The AAP national convener, Kejriwal on Monday held a roadshow before filing his nomination papers from the New Delhi constituency. Kejriwal paid obeisance at the Valmiki Mandir here before hopping on to an open vehicle for the roadshow between the temple and Connaught Place.

SC rejects plea on Nirbhaya case convict’s juvenile status

A bench headed by Justice R. Banumathi had earlier queried Pawan's counsel: "How many times will we hear the same things? You have already raised it many times."

Delhi court convicts 19 in Bihar shelter home case

Thakur is the owner of an NGO, Sewa Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti.

ED arrests Robert Vadra’s close aide in foreign assets case

An ED official told IANS, "Thampi was arrested from New Delhi on Friday evening in connection with its probe involving overseas' assets of Vadra."

Protests rock Amaravati ahead of AP Assembly session

Tension prevailed as people took to streets to demand that Amaravati be continued as the only state capital.

Congress raises objection to Kerala Governor’s statements

"Repeated statements by the Home Minister and the BJP-appointed Governors to force the states to implement the CAA and are preposterous and against the very concept of constitutional federalism," said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala in a statement here on Sunday.

Prohibitory orders in Lucknow as Anti-CAA stir continues

The move to impose the prohibitory orders was taken by Police Commissioner Sujeet Pandey late Saturday night, who said that it had been done to maintain law and order in the coming weeks.

Adarsh Shastri joins Congress after denied ticket by AAP

He along with a large number of followers joined the party in the presence Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra and Delhi party in-charge P.C. Chacko.

Bengal falls a small step behind Kerala on CAA, says Sougata...

Kerala is ruled by Trinamool's bete noire CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front.

Congress names 54 candidates for Delhi Assembly polls

The Congress has shunned the conservative path to the election and has benched the old-timers.

NPR is ‘disguised’ NRC, says Chidambaram

He alleged that the BJP-led NDA government "changed gear" after the NRC "fiasco" in Assam and announced they wouldn't go for the NRC, but carry out the NPR exercise.

Nirbhaya convicts to go to the gallows on February 1

Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora fixed February 1 as the date of execution of the four death row convicts. The convicts will be hanged at 6 a.m.

NIA takes over probe against Davinder Singh, Hizbul terrorists

An NIA spokesperson said that it has re-registered the case against Singh and the three terrorists, who were arrested along with arms and ammunition while travelling in a car.

CAA provokes fears among non-Muslim minorities too

The BJP-ruled state of Uttar Pradesh had already started the process of identifying people who qualify for citizenship under the provisions of the CAA.

Madhya Pradesh ratifies 126th amendment

However, in the resolution, the government added a suggestion that the provision to nominate Anglo Indians in the Assembly should be retained.

Theatre artists march through Kolkata streets against CAA

Playwrights, theatre directors and actors, both old and young, walked from Rashbehari Mukta Angan to the Academy of Fine Arts extending support to the country student movement against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

Shaheen Bagh issue: HC asks police to look into road closure...

The plea claimed that there many students who are due to take their board exams and the blockage of the stretch will cause inconvenience to them.

Congress-ruled Punjab passes resolution against CAA

The Congress-ruled government moved the resolution in the Assembly that got the support of the main opposition AAP.

SC allows return of Rs 20 cr to Karti Chidambaram

A bench headed by Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant observed there was no objection on the withdrawal of the deposit from the Enforcement Directorate, as he had already returned.

Rupani flags off Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central Tejas Express

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was to flag off the train along with Rupani but could not make it to the ceremony due to certain official engagements in Delhi, railway officials said.

Bharat Ratna for Mahatma Gandhi: SC refuses to issue directive

Chief Justice S.A. Bobde observed that Gandhi is the 'Father of the Nation', and the people hold him in high esteem, which is far beyond any formal recognition.