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ED: PFI funds behind anti-CAA protests in UP

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has found that the recent violent protests in Uttar Pradesh against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) had a “financial link” with the Kerala-based outfit Popular Front of India (PFI), official sources said on Monday. The agency, which is probing the PFI under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) since 2018, has found that …

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Govt signs accord to resolve Bodo issue

New Delhi: The government on Monday signed an accord with the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB), one of the dreaded insurgent groups of Assam, providing political and economic bonanza sans a separate state or Union territory. The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), which has been spearheading a movement for a Bodoland state since 1972, and another group called United …

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I owe Padma Shri award to ‘gau seva’: Ramzan Khan

Jaipur: Bhajan singer Ramzan Khan, who has been named as a Padma Shri nominee, has given the credit for the award to the ‘gau seva’ he has been doing for the past 15 years at his village Bagru near here. Khan and his dedication to cows and Krishna-bhakti came into the limelight amid a row that erupted over the appointment …

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Cong moves NHRC over police ‘atrocities’ on anti-CAA protestors

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday moved the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) demanding action against alleged police atrocities on anti-CAA protestors in Uttar Pradesh, alleging that victims have been made accused in case-related FIRs and no police officer has been named. The Congress delegation, led by senior party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, met top NHRC officials …

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India exhibits military prowess at grand Republic Day parade

New Delhi: India on Sunday celebrated its 71st Republic Day with a grand display of military prowess, vibrant cultural diversity and socio-economic progress on the majestic Rajpath where thousands of people, besides the country’s top political and military leadership and foreign dignitaries witnessed the annual parade. Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro, who was the chief guest for this year’s ceremony, …

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EU Parliament to debate on anti-CAA resolution

London: The European Parliament is set to debate and vote on a motion tabled by a large chunk of its members against India’s new citizenship law, which it alleges marks a “dangerous shift” in the country’s citizenship regime. A total of six resolutions have been tabled by groups within the European Union,  including the Group of the Progressive Alliance of …

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Four blasts rock Assam; no casualties

Guwahati: Banned outfit ULFA-Independent has claimed responsibility for the four powerful explosions in Assam earlier on Sunday prior to Republic Day celebrations in the state. The ULFA-I in a statement signed by Lt Joy Asom of its publicity department, claimed that all the four blasts were carried out by the outfit. The anti-talk faction of the ULFA, along with a …

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‘People who struggled for ensuring poll victory must be made to feel valuable’

New Delhi: Hailing the setting up of a coordination panel by the Congress in Rajasthan as a “good move”, Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Sunday said people who struggled for ensuring victory in polls must be made to feel a valuable part of the ruling dispensation as sometimes one tends to take the party organisation for granted after governments …

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Anti-CAA protesters form human chain on R-Day in Kolkata

Kolkata: Proudly holding aloft the tri-colour, thousands of Kolkatans from almost every walk of life stood to form 11-kilometre long human chain from the north to the south of city, demanding scrapping of the CAA and pledging to uphold the Indian constitution. Sans any political affiliation or banner, the participants gathered well before noon at 15 sports in the city …

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Police foil Hyderabad varsity students’ march

Hyderabad: The police detained a group of students of the University of Hyderabad on Sunday when they tried to take out march to ‘save the Constitution’ to mark the Republic Day. Police stopped the students at the main gate as they wanted to march to Ambedkar statue at Masjid Banda near the university. The march was called by the students’ …

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