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No death warrant for now for 4 Nirbhaya case convicts

New Delhi: A death warrant for hanging the four convicts in the Nirbhaya case will not be issued by a city court for now as it gave a week’s time on Wednesday to know whether they are filing mercy petitions, hours after the Supreme Court dismissed the last review plea against the capital punishment. As additional sessions judge Satish Kumar …

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SC refuses to stay operation of new citizenship law

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday decided to examine the constitutional validity of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, but refused to stay its operation. The newly amended law seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim migrants belonging to Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Christian, Jain and Parsi communities who came to the country from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan on or before December 31, …

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Protests lose steam

New Delhi: Police and paramilitary personnel carried out a flag march in Delhi’s northeast area, even as the scale of protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act showed a decline across the country on Wednesday. The situation in Delhi’s Seelampur and Jafrabad localities, where 21 people, including 12 cops were injured during a protest against the act on Tuesday, remained under control, …

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Torch procession at Pune varsity against Citizenship Act

Pune: Hundreds of students on Wednesday took out a ‘torch procession’ at Savitribai Phule Pune University here to protest against the amended Citizenship Act and express solidarity with the students of Jamia Milia Islamia University in New Delhi. Supriya Sule, NCP MP from Baramati in Pune district, also took part in the `mashal morcha’, during which participants carried burning torches …

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Police conduct flag march in Seelampur

New Delhi: Police and paramilitary personnel on Wednesday carried out a flag march in northeast Delhi’s Seelampur and Jafrabad area which witnessed large scale violence by protestors demanding scrapping of the amended Citizenship law a day earlier. Schools and shops in some markets of the area opened on Wednesday morning. Police maintained a tight vigil to ensure that the situation …

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Gorakhpur doctor booked for instigating Aligarh protests

Aligarh: Kafeel Khan, the doctor who hit the headlines in Gorakhpur after the death of 60 children in the BRD hospital in 2017, has now been booked for allegedly giving a provocative speech at the open talk in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. Superintendent of Police (SP) Abhishek, Aligarh said that the FIR was registered …

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Violence bedevils Delhi

Violent protest against citizenship law in Delhi, 21 injured; students, Opposition leaders step up protests across country; SC rejects inquiry panel plea New Delhi: Angry protesters demanding scrapping of the amended Citizenship Act pelted stones at police personnel, torched several motor bikes and vandalised two police booths as well as three buses in northeast Delhi’s Seelampur on Tuesday, leaving 21 …

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Veteran actor Shriram Lagoo dies at 92

Pune: Eminent theatre and film actor Dr Shriram Lagoo died due to age-related ailments at his Pune residence on Tuesday evening, family sources said.He was 92. “I spoke to his son-in-law. He passed away due to age-related complications,” playwright Satish Alekar told PTI. Lagoo, who was a trained ENT surgeon, played important role in the growth of theatre movement in …

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Centre sticks to its guns on new citizenship law

Mumbai: Amid protests over the amended Citizenship Act, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday asserted there was no question of going back on its implementation and accused the Opposition of engaging in a “false” campaign over the legislation. Shah accused the Opposition of running a “false” campaign and creating a rift between Hindus and Muslims over the Citizenship (Amendment) …

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Top foreign varsities see protests against crackdown at Jamia, AMU

New Delhi: The ripple effect of protests on campuses across the country reached top educational institutions in the world including Oxford, Harvard and Yale and MIT, where students and scholars staged demonstrations against the police crackdown on students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University. Over 400 students from different US universities have issued a joint statement expressing solidarity …

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