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Raj govt to bring in assembly resolution against CAA

Jaipur: The Congress-ruled Rajasthan has decided to bring in an assembly resolution against the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in the state in the budget session beginning on January 24. The resolution is likely to be passed on the very first day of the session, government sources said. “The state government is mulling over bringing a resolution against the …

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Kejriwal’s ‘subdued’ response to CAA-NPR-NRC, Jamia-JNU violence ‘smacks of opportunism’: Sibal

New Delhi: Asserting that the uproar over the amended citizenship law and the Jamia-JNU violence will be a major factor in the Delhi Assembly polls, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Sunday said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s “subdued” response to the issues “smacks of opportunism”. He also said the Congress will play a “significant” role in the polls and exuded …

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Shabana Azmi injured in road accident

Mumbai: Renowned actor Shabana Azmi was injured in an accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway in Maharashtra’s Raigad district on Saturday, the police said. The private hospital in Mumbai where she was shifted said her condition was stable. Her husband and lyricist Javed Akhtar, who was traveling with her, escaped unhurt. The driver of the car sustained minor injuries, Raigad police …

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Jaishankar assures MPs over India’s engagement with neighbours

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday assured members of Parliament that India is safeguarding its interests in its neighbourhood amid rising influence of China. Jaishankar was briefing members of the Consultative Committee on External Affairs including former Congress president Rahul Gandhi. “Animated discussion on the neighbourhood and beyond. Shared our thinking and assessment on contemporary issues,” the …

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Amit Shah attacks Cong, terms those against CAA ‘anti-Dalits’

Hubballi : Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday challenged Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to prove that the Citizenship Amendment Act would take away citizenship from Indian Muslims, as he advised him to read the act completely. Terming those against CAA as “anti-Dalits”, Shah said that there was no clause in the new act that takes away citizenship of Muslims, …

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Three Union ministers arrive in Jammu for outreach on Article 370 nullification

Jammu: Three Union Ministers on Saturday reached here to kick-start a week-long massive awareness of the Centre to apprise people of the potential benefits of the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status after nullification of Article 370, officials said. The ministers — Arjun Meghwal, Ashwini Choubey and Jitendra Singh — were scheduled to reach here in the morning but …

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Banned NDFB gives up arms, signs agreement with govt

PTI New Delhi Banned NDFB, an insurgent group active in Assam, has signed an agreement with the government for suspension of operations, officials said on Friday. According to the pact, the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) under the leadership of its ‘president’ B Saoraigwra will abjure violence and join in peace talks with the government. The tripartite agreement was …

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Panel to probe confinement of Swapan Dasgupta by protesters

PTI New Delhi The Visva Bharati University on Friday set up a three-member committee to look into the incident of BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta confined in a room for several hours when he visited the campus on January 8 to deliver a lecture on the new citizenship law. Dasgupta, Vice Chancellor Bidyut Chakraborty and others were confined for six hours …

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Foreign tourist arrivals up despite travel advisories: Patel

PTI New Delhi Foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) to India increased despite travel advisories issued by several countries and attempts by some groups to create “a bad perception” of the situation in the country, said Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel on Friday. Just after the government announced the abrogation of Article 370 in J-K on August 5, many countries across the world …

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‘No question of replacing Bresson’s photographs of Mahatma at Gandhi Smriti’

PTI New Delhi Union Culture Minister Prahlad Patel on Friday said there was “no question of replacing” a panel of the prints of the original photographs of Mahatma Gandhi’s last moments clicked by legendary photographer Henri Cartier Bresson at Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti. Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Tushar Gandhi had on Thursday alleged that Bresson’s gallery of photographs of the …

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