Top 10 headlines this night : 23rd January 2020

National News

Heartening to see people’s belief in Constitution : Pranab Mukherjee

Referring to the agitation against the new citizenship law, former President Pranab Mukherjee, here on Thursday, said it was heartening to see people raising their voices and asserting their belief in the Constitution.

VHP says communal elements attacked Jharkhand pro-CAA rally

After stones were hurled at a pro-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) rally led by some Hindutva outfits in the Lohardagga district of Jharkhand on Thursday, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) gave the attack a communal colour, alleging it was perpetrated from a nearby mosque.

Andhra CM hints at abolishing Legislative Council(20:04)

A day after the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council referred to a select committee two Bills for creating three state capitals, Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday dropped clear hints that the Upper House of the state legislature could be abolished.

Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 referred to JPC

The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, which was introduced in Lok Sabha in the winter session last year, has been referred to a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) of both the Houses.

Death sentence cannot remain open-ended, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday said the finality of death sentence is extremely important and a convict should not be under the impression, as recent events indicate, that it remains open-ended, which leads to its questioning.

Mukul Roy grilled by Bengal police in triple murder case

BJP leader Mukul Roy was quizzed by the West Bengal Police on Thursday in connection with the killing of three brothers in the state’s Birbhum district in which an MLA is the prime accused.

At Lit Fest, actress Nandita Das opposes CAA, NRC

The controversial CAA and NRC issues reverbated at the Jaipur Literature Festival at Jaipur as Bollywood actress and director Nandita Das on Thursday opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens and urged the people to raise their voice against these issues.

Sonia, Priyanka visit Amethi, meet families of accident victims

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, on Thursday, reached Amethi to meet the families of six persons of a family who died in a road mishap.

First Test: Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets

Pacers Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Kumara backed up Angelo Mathews’ Day 4 double ton to ensure a 10-wicket win for Sri Lanka in their first Test against Zimbabwe on Thursday in Harare. Lakmal picked up four wickets and Kumara took three as Zimbabwe were all out for 170 in their second innings. This left Sri Lanka with 14 runs to win in 13 overs and the openers got to the mark in just three.

India offers to host boxing Olympic qualifiers

The Indian Olympic Association on Thursday requested Morinari Watanabe, the chairman of the International Olympic Committees Task Force for Boxing, to consider the Boxing Federation of India’s (BFI) offer to host the Asia-Oceania Olympic qualification event in India. The event was to be held from February 3 to 15 in Wuhan, China.

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