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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.
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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.
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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.
File photos of Mamata Banerjee and Akhil Gogoi | ANI

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.
Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal after being released from Tihar Jail on 17 June 2021 | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

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.
File photo of Akhil Gogoi | PTI

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.
Sivasagar MLA Akhil Gogoi produced before a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Guwahati on 22 June 2021. | Photo: ANI

Akhil Gogoi’s speech during anti-CAA protests political statement, not UAPA offence: NIA court

An NIA judge held that there was no ‘incitement’ to damage property or obstruct public officials to categorise Gogoi’s actions as punishable under UAPA.

Resolutions against farm laws, CAA will be adopted in Tamil Nadu Assembly, says MK Stalin

Tamil Nadu govt has made a clear decision to pass a resolution seeking the withdrawal of these three farm laws reflecting the feelings of farmers across the country, Stalin added.

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Representational Image | File photo of a health worker administering a Covid vaccine shot at a hospital in New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

How Covid is on its way to becoming just another virus

With rising immunity from vaccinations, infections and booster shots, Covid-19 is no longer a horseman of the apocalypse but instead is gradually becoming 'just a virus'.
The launch of the Ola Electric Scooter at the Ola Campus in Bengaluru, India, on 15 August 2021| Photographer: Samyukta Lakshmi/Bloomberg

Ola’s new e-scooter factory is women-only, aims to build 10 million two-wheelers by 2022

The e-mobility business is expected to make its debut next year with the vision to provide the world 'clean mobility, a carbon-negative footprint, and an inclusive workforce'.

Defence

Terror fallout from Afghanistan, China and Indo-Pacific top agenda of India-Australia talks

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his Australian counterpart Peter Dutton held bilateral talks Friday, ahead of the first ever 2+2 ministerial dialogue between India and Australia tomorrow.

3 questions for those dreaming of beating Narendra Modi, but answer the third first

Can Modi be defeated? If yes, how? Is anyone trying to defeat him? These are key questions opposition leaders hoping to take on Modi in 2024 need to answer.
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