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no stay on CAA, next hearing on Jan 22
Court on Wednesday said it will examine the constitutional validity of the
amended Citizenship Act, but refused to grant a stay on its operation. 59
petitions have been filed in the apex court challenging the Act, which will
provide Indian citizenship to migrants from six non-Muslim communities of
Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
CM Gogoi dons lawyer’s robe to contest CAA in SC
surprised when former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi donned lawyer’s robe
after three decades to challenge the constitutional validity of the Citizenship
Amendment Act (CAA) in the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
knows who instigates riots in India: Kejriwal
Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday accused the opposition BJP of spreading
violence in Delhi, saying everyone knows who instigates riots in the country.
alleges Rs 3000 cr scam to sell Mumbai varsity’s land
Congress leader and former Vice-Chancellor of University of Mumbai, Bhalchandra
Mungekar, has alleged a “potential landscam” brewing in the
varsity’s plans to sell off 8.5 acres from its Kalina Campus, and demanded an
investigation here on Wednesday.
case: SC rejects Akshay’s death penalty review
Court on Wednesday ruled that Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder convict Akshay
Kumar Singh’s age, socio-economic background, unblemished antecedents and
chances to reform fade into insignificance as the offence committed by him
falls under “rarest of rare” cases, and therefore the death penalty
flames, don’t set country afire: Mamata tells Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah for his comment that Aadhaar was not a proof of
citizenship, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday asked him
why was it then linked to bank accounts, voter IDs and mobile phones and said
it was his duty to “douse flames” rather than “set the country
Council fixes 28 per cent tax rate on lottery
and Services Tax, GST Council today approved to increase the rate for
lotteries. A single GST rate of 28 per cent will be levied on state-run and
Railways to grant 50% concession for youth participating in Ek Bharat Shrestha
Railways has decided to grant 50 per cent concession for the youth
participating in the Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat programme.
nations should cut carbon emissions more to help fight climate change:
Minister Prakash Javadekar says, the developed nations should cut carbon
emissions more to help fight climate change and provide the funds as promised
during the meet in Copenhagen.
388-run target for West Indies in second ODI
Sharma’s impressive 159 runs and a century by Lokesh Rahul, India have set an
imposing target of 388 runs for West Indies in the ongoing second ODI at
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