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File photo of BJP MPS Dilip Ghosh (left) and Sukanta Majumdar | ANI

Bengal BJP leaders meet Modi, call for speedy CAA rollout so ‘those eligible can benefit’

The delegation of party leaders also invited the PM to visit West Bengal and lambasted the state government.

Off The Cuff with Conrad Kongkal Sangma

On this edition of ThePrint's Off The Cuff, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma talks to Editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta and Angana Chakrabarti about the political developments in Meghalaya and the Northeast, the inner line permit issue in the state and his party's position on the Citizenship Amendment Act. Sangma also spoke about the controversial move to evict Sikhs from Shillong's Them Iew Mawlong and where he stands on the language debate.
File photo of Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi | PTI

No possibility of CAA repeal, says minister Naqvi as farm laws U-turn revives demand

Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi says 'people have started playing minority politics around CAA', adding that 'it has got nothing to do with Indian citizens'.
The Shaheen Urdu Primary School in Bidar | By Special Arrangement

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.
Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill | Twitter/@JaiveerShergill

Letter on Indians in Afghanistan is as a concerned citizen: Congress’ Shergill after CAA row

Congress' Jaiveer Shergill wrote to the foreign minister demanding India evacuate Hindus & Sikhs stuck in Afghanistan. This was construed by many as being in favour of CAA, a law his party opposes.

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

With CAA rules nowhere in sight, Centre allows 5 states to implement religion-based citizenship

The new notification empowers the collectors of 13 districts — and the home secretaries in Punjab & Haryana — to accept, verify and ultimately grant religion-based citizenship.

CAA will be implemented in time in Assam, says JP Nadda

The BJP President said that the party is committed to protect and preserve the 'identity and culture' of Assam, keeping the 'natural process of cultural change intact'.
Manipur CM N. Biren Singh | Photo: Wikipedia

CM Biren Singh wants Bose statue at Moirang where INA flag was hoisted first time, says PM keen

Manipur CM Biren Singh also tells ThePrint he is confident BJP will win West Bengal and retain Assam where 'there will be no impact of CAA'.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with a ‘No CAA’ sign at the rally in Assam’s Sivasagar last Sunday | Twitter/Gaurav Gogoi

Why Congress is walking tightrope on CAA: Fiercely against it in Assam but muted in Bengal

Congress has promised to build an anti-CAA memorial if it comes to power in Assam but is not raking up the issue in Bengal, which is also due for polls this year.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.