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Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with Opposition parties

CAA-NPR-NCR unconstitutional package: Congress-led opposition parties demand its withdrawal

At the meeting convened by Sonia Gandhi, opposition parties said the NPR-NRC exercise along with the amended citizenship law targeted the poor, SC/STs and the minorities.
File image of Nitish Kumar | Photo: ANI

Nitish open to debating CAA in Bihar assembly, his ‘clarification’ adds to JD(U) confusion

After supporting new citizenship law in Parliament, JD(U) has appeared like a divided house over CAA-NRC-NPR. Party chief & Bihar CM Nitish Kumar isn’t helping.
Jay Bhagwan Goyal

BJP distances itself from Modi-Shivaji comparison in book as protests heat up

BJP leader Jay Bhagwan Goyal, whose book 'Aaj ke Shivaji: Narendra Modi' sparked a backlash from opposition parties in Maharashtra, said he would 'revise' parts of it.
Anti-CAA protesters in Delhi lifting a banner which says reject CAB and boycott NRC.

Led by Sonia Gandhi, opposition parties discuss CAA protests as BSP, AAP, TMC skip meet

The Congress and other parties are looking to take the students' movement against Modi govt's CAA and NRC forward, and have lent support to the cause, sources said.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath | Photo: ANI

Why 100 UP BJP MLAs are upset with Yogi, and questioning his ‘zero-tolerance’ on corruption

BJP MLAs staged a sit-in protest against CM Yogi Adityanath in the assembly on 17 December, and their anger doesn’t seem to have subsided even now.
Prashant Kishor | Twitter

Prashant Kishor thanks Congress, Rahul and Priyanka for anti-CAA resolution, says no CAA in Bihar

Kishor, the JDU VP, had hit out at the Congress last month for not stridently opposing the controversial legislation.
PM Narendra Modi at the 150th anniversary of the Kolkata Port Trust | PTI

Modi delivers poll speeches in Bengal, invokes Gandhi to defend CAA, hits out at Mamata

Prime Minister also renames the 150-year-old Kolkata Port Trust after the Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mukherjee.
Amit Shah arrives in Jabalpur on Sunday | PTI

HM Shah challenges Opposition to find CAA provision that removes any Indian’s citizenship

Amit Shah attacked the Congress and said that the party had divided the country on the basis of religion when partition took place.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav Twitter | @yadavtejashwi

RJD wants to run Bihar alliance on its own terms this time, but others not playing ball

Lalu Prasad-led party wants to ‘rectify’ its mistake of conceding more seats to allies than they deserved in the 2019 Lok Sabh polls. This time it wants 150 out of 243 seats.
JP Nadda

JP Nadda to replace Amit Shah as new BJP president by 20 January, before Delhi elections

The appointment was delayed because of last year’s Lok Sabha elections.

On Camera

A school under the Saksham Haryana programme | Source: Samagra

How Haryana made government school education a political priority

Haryana has 11,000 government schools and over 15 lakh students. But does access guarantee quality? Saksham Haryana was planned to ensure it.

Do Modi-Shah risk losing another state by undermining B.S. Yediyurappa in Karnataka?

Since July, Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa has not been able to meet PM Modi & Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss cabinet expansion, indicating a rocky relationship between them.

Defence

Asif Ghafoor

‘Twitter General’ Asif Ghafoor is no longer Pakistan military’s spokesperson

Asif Ghafoor has been sent to Infantry Division. Major Gen. Babar Iftikhar will be new director general of Inter-Services Public Relations, Pakistan military’s publicity wing.

Modi-Shah’s BJP govt has failed India’s youth and is now stuck fighting them

Six months after returning to power with a huge mandate, Modi govt is losing the youth — its most ardent voters who are now pessimistic, hopeless and even angry.