Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is leading the protest at India Gate, along with hundreds of Congress workers in solidarity with the protesting students against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Along with Priyanka, Congress leader Ahmed Patel, General Secretary K.C. Venugopal and A.K. Antony are also at the sit-in protest. Many women wing members are also at the protest site.
Producer Anand Pandit says Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan gave inputs throughout the making of “Chehre”, and the veteran actor also directed the upcoming film’s chasing-and-combat scenes. “This shoot of ‘Chehre’ has given us memories to last a lifetime. We all got emotional when we wrapped up the shoot. It has been extremely special and so many reasons for that.
he Alia Bhatt-Vicky Kaushal starrer “Raazi” did not do justice to his book, on which the film is based, claims author Harinder Sikka. “Raazi” directed by Meghna Gulzar, is based on Sikka’s book “Calling Sehmat”, and the author says he was not happy over omission of the highlight “Tricolour scene” in the film, which is based on a real incident during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war.
Global credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service on Monday said its outlook for the global automotive manufacturers and parts suppliers is negative. In its research report Automotive manufacturers and parts suppliers – Global 2020 Outlook released on Monday, Moody’s said: “Our 2020 outlook for global automotive manufacturers and parts suppliers is negative, driven by our expectations of a continued decline in global light vehicle sales.”
With thousands joining in, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Monday led a huge protest march against the NRC and the CAA through the heart of Kolkata and administered a pledge to people not to allow any National Register of Citizens exercise and implementation of the controversial citizenship law in the state.
On a day, when the most brutal rape happened on the streets of the national capital, another daughter from Uttar Pradesh got justice as former state legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar was convicted on Monday by a Delhi Court. While the expelled BJP lawmaker was convicted in the 2017 rape case of the Unnao minor, his accomplice Shashi Singh was acquitted by the Spl Judge
Hollywood star John Cusack has condemend the attack on students in Delhi in a series of tweets. He also proclaimed that India’s economy is “in ICU”. Cusack, who has starred in blockbusters like “2012”, “High Fidelity” and “Serendipity”, took to Twitter and flooded his entire social media account with a series of tweets about the events that has shaken India .
Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) on Saturday organised an interactive session here for parents to make them aware of the holistic development of their children. The session facilitated by JIBS Principal Director and psychologist-behavioural expert Dr Sanjeev P Sahni was attended by more than 1,500 parents of Class 8th to 12th students as well as educationists.
A group of Jamia Millia Islamia students stood shirtless in the bone chilling cold outside the varsity campus on Monday morning to protest against the police action on students. Students raised slogans of “Inquilab Zindabad”, and also took out a march, demanding CBI inquiry into the police crackdown. A large number of students also stood in solidarity with their colleagues.
The nation is celebrating Vijay Diwas on Monday to commemorate India’s victory in the 1971 war. The Indian Armed Forces achieved a decisive victory over the Pakistan Army on December 16, 1971. “On Vijay Diwas, I pay tribute to the courage, valour and bravery of Indian soldiers. The history that our troops created on this day will remain embossed in golden letters,” Modi tweeted.
The number of security personnel deployed outside residences of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and other Central ministers was increased on Monday after Central intelligence agencies issued an alert that their residences can be targets of protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019. “In view of prevailing situation protesters may go to the residences & offices of Central Ministers for snap demonstrations.”
MoS Ramdas Athawale has predicted another “major political earthquake in Maharashtra” very soon in view of the recent developments in the state. He said after the elections, the state already witnessed two major political upheavals, first , Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in as CM along with Ajit Pawar as Deputy CM in November second, when Uddhav Thackeray became the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) CM
The Supreme Court on Monday gave a stern message to the rioting students across the country who are protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, and said the top court will not be held to ransom or be bullied as it set the date for hearing the matter on such protests for Tuesday.
The Supreme Court Monday flagged “fear” and “abuse of RTI Act” by vested interests and potentially leading to blackmail and extortion. The apex court sought to know if any guidelines can be evolved to address this grave matter. A bench headed asked the Centre to fill up all vacancies in the Central Information Commission within three months.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Monday trained guns at the BJP for Sunday’s alleged police crackdown on students of Jamia Millia Islamia University and other educational institutions.”Students are being beaten in universities. At the time when the government should go ahead and listen to the people. JDU’s Prashant Kishor, who earlier talked for CAA now has also taken a dig at the Centre.
India’s annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices jumped to 0.58 per cent in November from 0.16 per cent in October, official data showed on Monday. However, on a year-on-year (YoY) basis, the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) data furnished by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry showed a decelerating trend as inflation had risen to 4.47 per cent during the corresponding period of 2018.
Many students at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) staged marches late on Sunday and again on Monday to express solidarity with their counterparts at Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University and Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh Muslim University, where large scale violence took place last evening.
The Supreme Court on Monday said it should be first assured that there is peace and no rioting, and then it will be inclined to hear matters connected with the alleged police high-handedness on violent protests in Jamia area in south Delhi against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. CJI has appealed for peace fist no riot.
Jharkhand recorded 11.85 per cent voting till 9 a.m. in the fourth phase of Assembly polls on Monday. According to the Election Commission data the highest polling has been recorded in the Tundi Assembly with 14.91 per cent and the lowest in Giridih with 6.6 per cent.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) arrested a man carrying foreign currency worth Rs 1.2 crore at the IGI Airport, here. Anil Kumar was arrested from Terminal-3 on Saturday when he was trying to take an Air India flight to Bangkok. The security personnel detained Anil on finding his activities suspicious and recovered 80,450 euros and 33,150 pounds from his luggage.
The Delhi Minorities Commission has asked the Delhi Police to release the injured students of the Jamia Millia Islamia university late on Sunday night. “SHO Kalkaji PS will be personally responsible for any complications to the injuries of the held students,” the letter further read. The Commission has also asked the SHO to file a compliance report by 3 p.m. on Monday at the Commission office.
Voting for 15 Assembly seats in the fourth phase of the Jharkhand Assembly elections begins here on Monday at 7 a.m. There are total 221 candidates including 23 female are in the fray in this phase whose fate will be decided by around 48 lakh voters. The maximum, 25 candidates, are contesting from Bokaro seat while the minimum, eight candidate, are trying their luck from Nirsa seat.
Four buses were set ablaze by a mob and two fire officials were injured in stone pelting as the protests against the newly enacted Citizenship Act entered the third day in the national capital on Sunday. Jamia student were not involved in the brawl, the varsity union said. Huge traffic snarls were experienced throughout south Delhi area.
Call it poetic politics or what, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday paid back in kind, literally, to an earlier tweet of a poem by BJP MLA Brijmohan Agrawal. Baghel wrote the Hindi poem on his official Twitter handle @bhupeshbaghel: “Friend, do not tell us who died for the country and who not. Please take note of what your ancestors did.
Rajasthan police on Sunday arrested actress Payal Rohatgi over her controversial video on freedom fighter Motilal Nehru. The news of her detainment was confirmed from her official Twitter account.”I am arrested by @PoliceRajasthan for making a video on #MotilalNehru which I made from taking information from @google .. Freedom of Speech is a joke,” read a post on her Twitter handle.
Attacking midfielder Sarpreet Singh became the first player of Indian descent to play in the German Bundesliga while making his debut in FC Bayern Munich’s 6-1 thrashing of Werder Bremen on Saturday night. Sarpreet (20) impressed during pre-season while playing against Real Madrid and Arsenal but had to be content with minutes with the reserve team. He had featured on the FCBayern bench eight times.
Amid gradual improvement in the law and order situation, curfew was relaxed in Assam’s biggest city of Guwahati and in some parts of Dibrugarh for the second consecutive day on Sunday, after days of violent protests against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, police said. In Guwahati, the curfew has been relaxed from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., said a senior police official.
Alleging that the Congress can’t think beyond the family, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday squalrely put the blame of all the large scale violent protests against the newly enacted Citizenship Amendment Act on the Congress-led opposition. “Congress and its allies are igniting fire over the Citizenship Amendment Act.
Six youths have been booked in connection with an alleged gang rape of a Class 10 student under Madhuban police circle in Mau district of Uttar Pradesh. According to Mau Superintendent of Police (SP) Anurag Arya, the prime accused, along with two others had been detained on Sunday for questioning, while efforts are on to nab the rest of the youths.
Director-actor Farhan Akhtar on Sunday called a social media user “bigot” after the person asked him to reach out to Muslims, to stop destroying the country’s property while protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act. “Hi @FarOutAkhtar @Javedakhtarjadu @azmishabana, reach out to your qaum & tell them not to destroy my country’s property. Don’t cry when these rioters get arrested & beaten black & blue,”
The upcoming Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G would come with a curved edged screen with a punch hole in the top left corner. Besides, the smartphone’s screen would have a refresh rate of 90Hz, according to its promo. The Reno3 Pro 5G will be joined by a non-5G variant as well as the vanilla Reno3 and its 5G version.
Senior Karnataka Congress leader and former chief minister Siddaramaiah has been discharged from the hospital after heart treatment on Sunday. “I am healthy and totally fine now. I can carry out day to day activities like before. There is nothing to worry, ” tweeted Siddaramaiah. Siddaramaiah thanked all the doctors and hospital staff for taking care of him.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 69th death anniversary. “Tributes to the great Sardar Patel on his Punya Tithi. We remain eternally inspired by his exceptional service to our nation,” Modi tweeted. Patel, who served as the first Deputy Prime Minister of India, passed away on December 15, 1950.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Sunday lashed out at opponents of the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019, terming those indulging in violent protests as “anti-national”. But more interestingly, it trained it’s guns against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his “empathy for Pak-Bangladeshi infiltrators.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 69th death anniversary.
“Tributes to the great Sardar Patel on his Punya Tithi. We remain eternally inspired by his exceptional service to our nation,” Modi tweeted.
Patel, who served as the first Deputy Prime Minister of India, passed away on December 15, 1950.
Known as the Ironman of India, Patel had a fundamental role in merging all the princely states in the country.
“The X Factor” 2018 semifinalist Danny Tetley has pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting teenaged children. Tetley, 39, formally entered a guilty plea at Bradford Crown Court for five charges of causing sexual exploitation of a child, reports metro.co.uk. He was accused of asking five teenage boys — aged 15 and 16 — to send him explicit images in return of money.
The Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party is ready to make any “political compromise” with the Shiv Sena if the latter encountered problems with allies – the NCP and the Congress, in implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act, a senior leader said here on Saturday. Former minister Ashish Shelar said that for the BJP, the nation takes precedence over everything else.
With everything quiet at the famed Sabarimala temple and pilgrims coming in large numbers, its revenue on the 27th day of its opening for the festival season has touched Rs 100 crore, up from Rs 60 crore in the previous year, according to temple officials. The new two-month long pilgrimage season of the Sabarimala temple opened for the pilgrims on November 17.
Researchers have found that a protein that regulates white blood cells in the human brain could protect against Alzheimer’s disease.The results published in the journal Communications Biology suggest that this protein, called CD33, could have important implications in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. “Immune cells in the brain, called microglia, play a critical role in Alzheimer’s disease
Veteran actress Moushumi Chatterjee’s daughter has passed away. Moushumi’s elder daughter Payal Mukherjee passed away on Friday after battling prolonged illness. She was 45. Payal had type 1 diabetes and was undergoing treatment since a long time. She was reportedly in coma since last year. Payal tied the knot with businessman Dicky Sinha in 2010.
British-Muslims have said that they feared for their future under a new Boris Johnson government after his landslide win in the December 12 general election, a media report said on Saturday. The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has called on the Prime Minister, who has been personally accused of Islamophobia, to reassure British-Muslims of their place in the UK, metro.co.uk said.
The US and Canada have warned their citizens against visiting the northeastern states of India due to the ongoing protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, officials said. Advisory issued by the American embassy in Delhi on Friday stated that US citizens should “exercise caution in the light of media reports of protests and violence in response to the approval of the CAB.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Saturday teared into the Narendra Modi government over controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019, and called upon people to raise voice against it. Addressing the Bharat Bachao rally here at Ramlila ground, Priyanka said: “This law will become the reason for the division of the country. If we don’t raise voice now, the country will be further divided
Tens of thousands of people protested across Karnataka on Friday against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), an official said on Saturday. “After Friday prayers, protesters numbering a thousand people expressed their unhappiness against the CAA by giving a memorandum to the Tehsildhar,” Kalaburagi police commissioner M.N. Nagraj told IANS. The police is cognizant of the CAA triggered situation and keeping a watch, he added.
Actress Sally Field was the latest star to join actress Jane Fonda’s weekly climate protests. She left Friday’s rainy demonstration in front of the Capitol in plastic cable tie handcuffs, cnn.com. Publicist Heidi Schaeffer confirmed the actress was arrested. “I am a mother, I am a grandmother. The time is now. We cannot sit back in our comfort zones,
The Jamia Millia Islamia University here on Saturday cancelled the odd undergraduate and postgraduate semester examinations due to a protest at its premises against the Citizenship (Amendment), Act (CAA), 2019.”All students of odd semesters of UG and PG programmes are hereby informed that the examinations scheduled for December 14 stands postponed.The date of the postponed papers shall be notified in due course.
Twelve years after the rape and murder of B-Pharmacy student Ayesha Meera at a hostel here, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday exhumed her body for fresh autopsy. A team of forensic experts from Delhi were conducting the autopsy at the graveyard in Tenali town of Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. The body was exhumed early Tuesday.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) said on Friday that it has attached assets worth over Rs 10 crore of a Bengaluru-based firm in connection with an alleged ‘Islamic banking or halal investment’ ponzi scam case. According to the ED, the accused firm is Ambidant Marketing Pvt Ltd and its promoters. The case of alleged duping of a number of gullible investors had made headlines in Karnataka last year.
Violence broke out in West Bengal on Friday against the Citizenship Amendment Act as also a possible NRC exercise as protesters vandalised and set fire to railway stations, and squatted on the tracks and highways, disrupting train services and vehicular movement. In Beldanga of Murshidabad district, a mob torched the station master’s cabin and ransacked the ticket counter before setting it on fire.
The Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sanghathan, an organisation that works for the Right to Information (RTI) and other schemes, lashed out at the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Calling the Act “planned”, the MKSS alleged that it violates equality. “The exclusion of Muslims, by enabling the expedited citizenship of only undocumented Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis or Christians, an insult of the Constitution.