#CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019 passed in Rajya Sabha; 125 votes in favour of the Bill, 105 votes against the Bill
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Curfew in Guwahati after violent protest against CAB Curfew
in Guwahati after violent protest against CAB
Curfew was imposed in Assam’s main city of Guwahati on
Wednesday evening following the unprecedented protests against the Citizenship
(Amendment) Bill (CAB), officials said at Guwahati.
CAB passage marks victory of bigoted forces: Sonia Gandhi
Soon after the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill,
2019 was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesdday, Congress interim Chief Sonia
Gandhi described it as a “dark day” in the constitutional history of
the country and said passage of the Bill marks the victory of “narrow
minded and bigoted forces” over India’s pluralism.
CAB has legal colour of two nation theory: Sibal
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal, on Wednesday, during the
debate on the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha, said
that his party opposes the legislation, citing that it has a legal colour of
the two-nation theory. He said that he opposes the Bill as religion cannot be
the basis for the acquisition of citizenship.
Yogi Adityanath calls for uniform education system
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday
called for a uniform education system in the whole country.
Time names climate activist Thunberg, Twitter applauds
crisis activist Greta Thunberg trended on social media on Wednesday after Time
magazine announced her name as ‘Person of the Year‘. The magazine
tweeted: @GretaThunberg is TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year; #TIMEPOY”,
which got 30.5K retweets and 87.2K likes.
SC to begin in-chamber review of Ayodhya verdict on
The Supreme Court will consider in-chamber review petitions
challenging the November 9 verdict in the Ayodhya title dispute on Thursday.
Govt has no stat on religious persecution: Ghulam Nabi
Questioning the rationale behind choosing only three
countries for giving citizenship to minorities facing persecution there, Leader
of Opposition (LoP) and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad asked the
government why it was selective in countries and religion in the controversial
Citizenship Amendment Bill.
Suu Kyi rejects Rohingya genocide charge in UN court
Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday
rejected the genocide allegations against Myanmar’s military amid accusations
of mass killings, rape, and expulsion of the Rohingya Muslim minority.
UN global climate action award for Infosys
Software major Infosys became the first Indian firm to
receive the UN global climate action award in carbon neutral category at the UN
Climate Change Conference (COP 25) being held in Spain’s Madrid, the company
said on Wednesday.
Rohit Sharma becomes 1st Indian to hit 400 sixes in int’l
Rohit Sharma has become the first Indian and the third player overall to hit 400 sixes in international cricket. Rohit did so during his blistering 34-ball 71 in the third T20I against the West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday.
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