Day: December 11, 2019

Rajya Sabha passes Citizenship Amendment Bill

New Delhi, Dec 11: Rajya Sabha on Wednesday approved the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, completing the legislative procedure for giving Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Replying to a six-and-a-half-hour debate on the bill, Home Minister Amit Shah said the legislation seeks to provide citizenship to […]

Singh accuses Rahul of using CAB to provoke NE’s people

New Delhi, Dec 11: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday accused Congress leader Rahul Gandhi of using the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) to provoke the people of the Northeast by issuing “misleading” and mischievous” statements. In a statement, Singh said the Congress has lost its support base in the […]

China biggest jailer of journalists, as press dangers persist: watchdog

At least 250 journalists are jailed around the world, with the largest number held in China, amid a growing crackdown by authoritarian regimes on independent media, a press watchdog group said Wednesday. Many of those imprisoned face “anti-state” charges or are accused of producing “false news,” according to […]

Govt sanctions 130000 fresh pension cases under ISSS, NSAP

open view news desk SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 09: Department of Social Welfare today informed that the government has sanctioned 1, 30,000 fresh pension cases under the Integrated Social Security Scheme (ISSS) and National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP). According to a statement of the Department, male senior citizens of 60 […]

Climate pledges ‘misleading’, Greta tells UN meet

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday accused wealthier nations of inventing ways to avoid slashing their greenhouse gas emissions, branding their climate action “misleading” at a summit in Madrid. The UN climate forum tasked with saving the world from runaway global warming has become an “opportunity for countries […]

Polls tighten on eve of Britain’s Brexit election

Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed Wednesday to “fight for every vote” after polls predicted a close finish to Britain’s general election aimed at settling the Brexit crisis. Britons head to the polls for the third time in four years on Thursday, against a backdrop of political deadlock since […]

Climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time’ 2019 person of the year

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who became the voice of conscience for a generation facing the climate change emergency, was announced Wednesday as Time magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year. The 16-year-old first hit the headlines for her solo strike against global warming outside Sweden’s parliament last year. […]

Finland’s new young female prime minister breaks the mold

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Finland’s next government is breaking the mold in multiple ways. Sanna Marin, the 34-year-old transport minister, was tapped over the weekend by the ruling Social Democratic Party to be Finland’s new prime minister. When she takes the reins of the country, most likely on Tuesday, […]

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