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Anti-CAA protesters in Delhi lifting a banner which says reject CAB and boycott NRC.

After 5 months in jail, HC releases man on condition he gets counselled for opposing CAA-NRC

Anwar Khan, a 24-year-old mechanic, was jailed for his WhatsApp status on the protests against the CAA-NRC.
Allahabad High Court

‘Name & shame’ posters, Kafeel Khan case, Hathras — 5 times Allahabad HC pulled up UP govt

In past one year, the Allahabad HC has passed several orders questioning the Yogi Adityanath government and its functionaries for several of its actions.
Anti-CAA protestors clash with Delhi Police outside the Jamia Millia Islamia campus in New Delhi on 31 January 2020 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Chargesheet filed under UAPA against 15 accused for larger conspiracy in Delhi riots

Delhi Police Special Cell said that Umar Khalid, Tahir Hussain and Khalid Saifi among others had allegedly planned to carry out massive violence in Delhi during Trump's India visit.
The 40 popular singers, musicians, and film personalities who joined the Congress Tuesday | By special arrangement

Assam artistes who jointly fought CAA now stand split — some join BJP, others Congress

40 popular singers, musicians, film personalities joined Congress Tuesday saying they will continue their fight against CAA. 28 artistes have joined BJP saying they were misguided.
File photo of Dr. Kafeel Khan | PTI

Kafeel Khan’s detention extended under NSA for 3 months in CAA-speech case

Kafeel Khan, a doctor in UP, was arrested in January for a speech he delivered at Aligarh Muslim University during protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
File image of Kanhaiya Kumar | Commons

After long silence, Kanhaiya speaks up on student arrests: ‘Lesson to those who raise voice’

Kanhaiya Kumar blamed the lockdown for not having spoken up actively against the widespread student arrests over February riots in Delhi.
Anti-CAA protesters in Delhi lifting a banner which says reject CAB and boycott NRC.

Al Qaeda offshoot appeals to Muslims to unite and fight against CAA, govt sees Pakistan hand

Indian intelligence agencies have called it a ‘script of Pakistan’s ISI’ with an agenda to ‘divide India in these sensitive times’.
A protestor holds a placard during a demonstration against CAA and NRC in Mumbai

Over 1,100 activists condemn Delhi Police action against anti-CAA protestors amid lockdown

In a statement signed by over 1,100 people, prominent activists said the Delhi Police should book the 'real culprits of Delhi violence', such as BJP MLA Kapil Mishra.
Women sit on wooden benches at the Shaheen Bagh protest site | Photo by special arrangement

This is how Shaheen Bagh plans to continue its anti-CAA protest despite coronavirus scare

Shaheen Bagh protestors have been demonstrating against CAA, NRC since December and despite police asking them to evacuate in view of coronavirus crisis, they have refused.
People across India have been protesting against the CAA-NRC-NPR, and states have also opposed the new parameters for the latter | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘CAA does not confer any arbitrary powers on govt, does not violate fundamental rights’

In its affidavit to the Supreme Court, the Centre said there can be no question of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) violating constitutional morality. Read the full text of the document here.

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If anything is Angela Merkel’s legacy, it is her custodianship of the liberal world order

Whereas most other world leaders are “men of action” who go off like proverbial firecrackers when crises emerge, Merkel preferred to do her homework.

Bitcoin, Ether tumble as China declares all cryptocurrency transactions illegal

London: Bitcoin, Ether and other digital tokens tumbled as China intensified its push to rein in crypto speculation and mining. Bitcoin fell 7.8% to $41,220 as of 7:41 a.m. in New York. The losses were more severe in other coins, with Ether, EOS, Litecoin and Dash all falling more than 7%. Crypto-related stocks also came under pressure, with Marathon Digital Holdings Inc. tumbling 6% in U.S. pre-market trading. China’s central bank said all cryptocurrency-related transactions are illegal, according to a Q&A statement on PBOC’s website. It’s an urgent task for China to root out crypto mining and the crackdown is important to meet carbon goals, according to the guidelines on the website of the nation’s economic planning agency. Bitcoin looks headed toward the $40,000 level or lower, Fawad Razaqzada, an analyst at ThinkMarkets, warned. China’s strict approach is part of the reason why Bitcoin prices collapsed in May and have struggled to regain previous all-time highs above $60,000. “The risks are skewed to...

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks during the induction of a medium-range surface-to-air missile system (MRSAM), in Jaisalmer on 9 September 2021| PTI

Rajnath Singh talks ‘lessons’ from Taliban takeover, hits out at ‘irresponsible states’

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says turmoil in Afghanistan and the region is a result of 'aggressive designs and active support to non-state players'.

Does India matter? Yes, Kamala Harris’s ‘sermon’ to Modi reminds him why

Democracy is the most important of the 3 Ds Modi keeps listing. If that is damaged, India’s most powerful PM in five decades also gets publicly admonished, if gently, by US V-P.
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