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AASU hints at launching political party in Assam

Guwahati: The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), which has been protesting the amended Citizenship Act, on Sunday hinted at launching a political party along with ‘Shilpi Samaj’ (artists’ forum) as an alternative to the ruling BJP and AGP as well as to opposition Congress. AASU president Dipanka Nath, addressing a protest meet ‘Concert for Peace and Harmony’ here, supported popular …

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Cong stoking violence over amended Citizenship Act: Amit Shah

Jharkhand : Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday hit out at the Congress, accusing it of stoking violence over the amended Citizenship Act. Shah, addressing election rallies at Giridih and Baghmara Assembly seats, said the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has caused a “stomach ache” to the opposition party. “We have brought the amended Citizenship Act and the …

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Savarkar is nation’s idol, no compromise on that: Shiv Sena

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena, alliance partner of the Congress in Maharashtra, reacted sharply to Rahul Gandhi’s jibe ‘my name is not Rahul Savarkar’ on Saturday, saying there could not be any “compromise” on the Hindutva ideologue. “Veer Savarkar is an idol of whole country and not just Maharashtra. The name Savarkar denotes pride about nation and self. Like Nehru and …

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Akhilesh meets family of Unnao rape victim who was set ablaze

Unnao (UP): Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav here on Saturday met the family of the Unnao rape victim who was set ablaze by the accused and assured help in the fight for justice.  Yadav, who arrived at the victim’s village under the Bihar police station area here, said, “Our party will fight for justice to the family of the rape …

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CAB will shred India’s soul, time to rise to save country: Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said the Citizenship Amendment Act would “shred the soul” of India as she launched a scathing attack on ‘Modi-Shah government’ over the law, alleging their sole agenda was to make people fight to serve their politics, and vowed that her party would not retreat in its struggle against injustice. Addressing the party’s …

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Girl set ablaze after rape in Fatehpur

Fatehpur (UP): In another heinous incident of rape, an 18-year-old girl was allegedly raped and set ablaze by a man in Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. The girl was rushed to a nearby hospital by the police where after receiving primary treatment she was referred to the Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital in Kanpur. The victim’s father alleged that …

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Increasing teenage pregnancy worrying govt: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday called for taking the sexual health services out of clinics to adolescents to deal with the increasing problem of teenage pregnancy and other adolescent health issues. The Union Minister was giving the inaugural address at a workshop titled ‘Investing in Adolescent Health: Harnessing the Demographic Dividend’ jointly organised by Observer Research …

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Owaisi urges SC to lift veil of unholy nexus between CAA, NRC

New Delhi: The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) appeared to have an unholy nexus with the National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise, said Asaduddin Owaisi, Lok Sabha member from the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), in a petition challenging the Act in the Supreme Court. According to Owaisi, the NRC is aimed at identifying “illegal migrants” residing in India. Owaisi urged …

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Will not implement Citizenship Act: 5 CMs

New Delhi: Chief ministers of West Bengal, Punjab, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh Friday announced that Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 is “unconstitutional” and has no place in their respective states. Following the announcement, a top official said that the state governments have no powers to reject the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 as the legislation was enacted under …

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