Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicNortheast protests on Citizenship Bill

Topic: Northeast protests on Citizenship Bill

‘AGP and BJP betrayed Assam’ — powerful students’ body AASU plans political party

AASU leadership argues that AGP, a byproduct of the Assam agitation, let the state down after it voted in favour of the citizenship law in Parliament.

If persecuted Ahmadiyyas, Shias seek refuge in India, we’ll vet their cases: Hardeep Puri

At ThePrintOTC, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri says those who perpetrated violence during protests against the citizenship law will be identified.

‘Citizenship Act communal, don’t trust Modi-Shah’ — AASU to fight law in court & on streets

AASU's chief advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya says Modi, Shah and Assam's BJP dispensation have gone back on the promises made to the people.

P Phanjoubam on ignorance of Northeast, Manu Joseph says Citizenship Act has bad optics

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How an ‘understanding’ crowd & a journalist helped solemnise 2 Assam weddings amid violence

Assam has been on the boil over the new citizenship law that seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh & Afghanistan.

‘Peaceful protest is our right’ — normalcy returns to Guwahati but demonstrations continue

Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said the situation is under control, adding that police have nothing against peaceful protests.

UK, US, Canada warn citizens against travelling in NE amid Citizenship Act protests

The US Embassy in New Delhi has listed out precautions for its citizens staying in NE, asking them to avoid areas with 'demonstrations and civil disturbances'.

Amar Ujala calls CAB big BJP win, Bhaskar says opposition’s argument against it ‘fallacious’

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Angry JD(U) MP says party has surrendered to BJP like Pakistan to India in 1971

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Parliamentary panel on home affairs postpones visit to Assam as anti-CAB protests continue

The panel chairman and members were scheduled to visit Shillong in Meghalaya and Assam's Guwahati from 18-21 December.

On Camera

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Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

Representational image of Pangong Tso | ThePrint

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

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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