Delhi Waqf Board to give Rs 5.5 lakh to victim families

New Delhi: The Delhi Waqf Board on Saturday announced that it will give a financial assistance of Rs 5.5 lakh each to the families of those killed during protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Board chairman Amanatullah Khan, also an AAP MLA, in a Facebook post claimed that several people were killed in Uttar Pradesh […]

Internet suspended in UP, WB, Karnataka

NEW DELHI: In an unprecedented clampdown, internet services were suspended across major cities in Uttar Pradesh and a few sensitive places in West Bengal and Karnataka as central and state governments doubled down on efforts to check the spread of rage against the new citizenship law. Internet access over mobile phones was suspended in major […]

Opposition fuelling protests: Reddy

NEW DELHI: Accusing opposition parties of fuelling protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy on Thursday said the government was willing to talk to anyone who does not indulge in violence. Reddy also defended the government decision to snap internet services in parts of the national […]

1,200 detained in Delhi

NEW DELHI: Around 1,200 protesters demanding scrapping of the amended citizenship act were detained on Thursday when they defied prohibitory orders imposed by the Delhi Police in Red Fort area. According to an official, protesters were detained at Surajmal Stadium in Nangloi and Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Bawana. Top officials of the Delhi Police, ranging […]

From Oxford to Harvard, protests erupt against police crackdown in 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 (AMU). Over 400 students from different US universities have […]

India rejects

New Delhi: India on Tuesday strongly rejected a resolution adopted by Pakistan national assembly on the amended citizenship law, calling it a poorly disguised effort to divert attention from Islamabad’s “appalling treatment” and “persecution” of its own religious minorities. In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs said the resolution makes references to matters which […]

Protests against Citizenship law: Violence must stop immediately, says SC

Protests against Citizenship law: Violence must stop immediately, says SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday took serious note of rioting and destruction of public property during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act across the country and said that “violence must stop immediately”. The top court said it, prima facie, does not think court can do much in the matter as it is a […]

Need to evolve guidelines to stop misuse of RTI law: SC

‘Appoint Info Commissioners within three months’

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday said there is a need to evolve guidelines for the Right to Information (RTI) law to stop its misuse and “criminal intimidation” by those who are not connected with the issues raised. The top court, which was hearing a plea on filling up of vacancies of information commissioners (ICs) […]

Internet services suspended in 5 districts of Bengal

Kolkata: Internet services were on Sunday suspended in five districts of West Bengal, amid violent protests against the amended Citizenship Act across the state, a senior government official said. According to the official, the government has decided to shutdown Internet services in Malda, Murshidabad, Howrah, North 24 Parganas and parts of South 24 Parganas districts […]

Citizenship Act stir: Violence in Delhi; cop injured, buses torched

New Delhi: Protestors agitating against the amended Citizenship Act clashed with police on Sunday and set afire DTC buses and a fire tender in New Friends’ Colony in southeast Delhi leaving a cop and two fire personnel injured, police said. A Delhi Fire Services official said four fire tenders were rushed to the spot. One […]