Sunday, 23 January, 2022
TopicCAA

Topic: CAA

Over 6 lakh Indians have given up Indian citizenship since 2017, govt informs Parliament 

4,177 people granted Indian citizenship from 2016 to 2020, MoS Home Nityanand Rai says in written reply to Lok Sabha. A total of 10,645 people had applied.

BJP ally NPP demands repeal of CAA at NDA as well as all-party meetings

Agatha Sangma, NPP leader and MP from Tura in Meghalaya, said like the farm laws, govt should also repeal CAA bearing in mind the sentiments of people of the Northeast.

Tamil Nadu govt passes resolution against CAA, says law betrayed Sri Lankan refugees

CM Stalin said CAA usurped the rights of the refugees who wanted to settle down in India and was against Indian constitution. BJP MLAs staged a walkout opposing the resolution.

At all-party meet on Afghanistan crisis, Modi govt finds Shiv Sena support on CAA

At the meeting, the Modi govt said it is currently following a ‘wait and watch’ policy and the main focus is to evacuate people from the crisis-hit country.

Right to bring country to a standstill not equal to sedition, Sharjeel Imam tells Delhi court

Imam, who has been arrested under UAPA and booked for sedition, denied inciting violence and said he didn't say the Northeast should become a different state & declare independence.

Want Mamata Didi as India’s second woman PM, should lead battle against BJP: Akhil Gogoi

Raijor Dal leader Akhil Gogoi tells ThePrint in an exclusive interview his party has floated the idea of an electoral alliance with Trinamool in Assam.

US says India remains ‘challenging place to do business’, asks to reduce bureaucratic hurdles

A US state department report referred to the removal of special constitutional status from J&K and the CAA as few of those barriers against a reliable investment climate in India.

‘Every nation has citizen data’ — Mohan Bhagwat bats for NRC, says nothing to do with Muslims

Speaking at a book launch in Guwahati, Bhagwat also said that citizenship laws will provide protection to persecuted minorities in neighbouring countries.

In Gogoi, Kalita, Narwal and Tanha release, the UAPA still won

By allowing indefinite detention of nearly anyone who dissents, the UAPA becomes only a tool of political safety and not national security.

My case proves gross misuse of UAPA & NIA Act, verdict will be a milestone, Akhil Gogoi says

Vowing to revive the anti-CAA movement, the Assam MLA labelled NIA as a 'mere political tool' and alleged the agency had offered him instant bail if he agreed to join RSS or BJP.

On Camera

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Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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