Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicCAA-NRC

Topic: CAA-NRC

Amit Shah vows to implement CAA once ‘Covid wave’ ends, Mamata says BJP playing ‘one-sided game’

This is Union Home Minister Amit Shah's first visit to West Bengal since Mamata Banerjee rode to power for a third consecutive term as chief minister in 2021.

18 months after photos of uniformed cops questioning kids, police admits violation in Bidar case

Sedition FIR was filed against Shaheen Primary School in 2020 for a play allegedly critical of CAA and NRC. Police has now admitted violation of Juvenile Justice Act rules during probe in the case.

Hindutva opponents must go beyond Muslims as invaders vs legal citizens categories

Silence on critical issues leads to a weak and superficial imagination of Muslim presence in India. It seems Hindutva critique also see Muslims as a problem category.

Refugees in Assam will be given citizenship rights, infiltrators not allowed, says Amit Shah

In the Home Minister's first direct reference to CAA in the run-up to the Assam assembly elections, Shah accused the Congress-AIUDF alliance of encouraging infiltration.

Reviving CAA-NRC issue could force Biden to criticise Modi govt: British journalist Edward Luce

Financial Times columnist Edward Luce says while Biden has had the smoothest start to a presidency in a long while, he still faces challenges on domestic and foreign front.

Why BJP has dropped NRC from Bengal pitch a year after Amit Shah’s big push

BJP says it's focusing on implementing CAA, amid worries that an NRC push may backfire. But CM Mamata Banerjee is making it a poll issue.

Indian envoy meets Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina as Dhaka, Islamabad look to revive ties

In the past one week, Hasina met both the Indian high commissioner and the Pakistan envoy, while New Delhi and Dhaka are gearing up for a summit meeting on 17 Dec.

Teflon Modi does not have one Achilles heel, but two

In the past six years, Modi has taken a series of controversial decisions not caring for tremendous opposition. But two opponents made him blink.

If India keeps diluting its liberal character, the West will be a less eager partner

Many Western powers aided India’s ascent, presuming that it would not misuse its power against its own citizens. Yet a recent wave of illiberal policies has eroded this confidence.

In Modi’s India, Umar Khalid preaches peace but is called a ‘terrorist’: Jignesh Mevani

We must not forget that Umar Khalid was singled out because of his name, because he came from a family of practising Muslims.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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