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Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) President Akhil Gogoi speaks during a protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Jorhat, Thursday, 12 December, 2019. | PTI

Special NIA court rejects anti-CAA activist Akhil Gogoi’s bail plea

Gogoi was arrested on 12 December last year as a 'preventive measure' in view of deteriorating law and order situation in Assam. He was also booked under UAPA.
A man holds a placard 'No CAB, No NRC' at a protest against the amended citizenship law in old Delhi on 20 December 2019 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint Photo

‘Inconsistent with India’s Constitution’ — San Francisco 6th US city to denounce CAA-NRC

Seattle, Albany, St. Paul, Hamtramck and Cambridge have also denounced the laws, more than seven months after they were passed in the Lok Sabha.
Sharjeel Imam. | Photo: Twitter/@Goutham09828240

Sharjeel Imam tests positive for Covid-19, admitted to Guwahati Central Jail’s care facility

Sharjeel Imam was to be brought to Delhi for investigations but his transfer has now been delayed.
File photo of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and L-G Anil Baijal | ThePrint

Anil Baijal gives Kejriwal 7 days to decide on Delhi Police’s lawyer request in riot cases

Baijal requested Manish Sisodia to reconsider his decision & agree to Delhi Police's proposal of 6 senior advocates arguing on its behalf in riot cases.

Ex-AMU student leader Sharjeel Usmani arrested for alleged role in 15 Dec campus violence

Usmani was picked by UP's anti-terrorist squad (ATS) sleuths from Azamgarh on Wednesday and was subsequently produced in a court which remanded him in judicial custody.
Sharjeel Imam. | Photo: Twitter/@Goutham09828240

Extended probe into Sharjeel Imam’s speeches at anti-CAA protests justifiable: Delhi HC

Imam was arrested on 28 January from Bihar's Jehanabad district in a case related to violence near Jamia Millia Islamia university in December 2019.
Gujarat High Court | Photo: Commons

HC refuses to drop dacoity charges against anti-CAA protestor for ‘stealing’ keys of state bus

The Gujarat High Court said that during the course of committing theft of the keys, the petitioner had placed the driver under the fear of instant death.
The United Against Hate team at a protest meet in 2019. Umar Khalid (centre) with CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar next to him. Nadeem Khan at the mic. | Photo: Special arrangement/UAH

United Against Hate, the ‘fact-finding’ group accused of conspiracy in Delhi riots

Delhi Police charge sheet names United Against Hate & its members Khalid Saifi & Umar Khalid alleging their link to 'deep-rooted conspiracy' that resulted in riots.
Sharjeel Imam. | Photo: Twitter/@Goutham09828240

Delhi, UP oppose Sharjeel Imam’s plea to consolidate sedition FIRs for his AMU speech

Delhi Police said local incidents of violence after Imam’s speech can only be probed by respective state authorities, while UP govt said it should investigate Aligarh clashes.
Sharjeel Imam

Can’t pass interim orders on Sharjeel Imam’s plea without seeing state replies, says SC

Sharjeel Imam, a PhD student at JNU, was booked for sedition after purported videos of his alleged inflammatory speeches during anti-CAA protests were circulated on social media.

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In Gujarat, BJP hopes to retain power in the name of ‘chief minister’ Narendra Modi

The Modi magnifier

This is the first Indian election where a politician is winning by not promising governance, but simply seeking a vote against Musharraf, the Muslims and the Italian church.
PM Narendra Modi | ANI

If Modi wins on Sunday

According to the forecast, rupee will reach 67.5 per dollar by end of September and 67 by end of 2018 I Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Offer cashback, relax KYC norms to check decline in remittances, suggests WEF paper

Remittances, or the money overseas citizens send back to their home country, are expected to contract 20% in 2020 on account of Covid-19, according to a World Bank report.


Women recruits at the Corps of Military Police Centre and School in Bengaluru

Army begins process to recruit second batch of 100 women soldiers for military police

Army intends to induct 1,700 women recruits in the military police by 2036, increasing the percentage of women in the cadre to 20 over 17 years.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.