Day: December 16, 2019

Not only onion, prices of potato and other veggies on rise

New Delhi, Dec 16: Not just onion, retail prices of potato and other vegetables have also shot up in the national capital on Monday as recent winter rainfall has damaged some of the crops, according to traders. At the Azadpur wholesale mandi here, prices of main vegetables, especially onion, […]

Pakistan won’t allow militants with ‘bigoted vision’ to take the country hostage: Imran

Peshawar/Islamabad, Dec 16: Pakistan’s top leadership on Monday pledged to not allow militants with “bigoted vision” to take the country hostage as the nation mourned the 5th anniversary of massacre of 149 people, including 132 students, at the Army Public School in Peshawar. In one of the most gruesome […]

Atmosphere in country bad: Priyanka

New Delhi, Dec 16: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Monday that the atmosphere in the country has become “bad”, as she cited Delhi Police’ action against Jamia university students to hit out at the Union government. “The country’s atmosphere is bad. Police is entering university to […]

Amnesty slams police action against Jamia, AMU students

New Delhi, Dec 16: The Amnesty International India on Monday slammed the police for its “violent” action against students at Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) protesting against the amended citizenship act. It said the allegations that the police brutally beat up and sexually harassed […]

Anti-CAA protests reach Mumbai; students take to streets

Mumbai, Dec 16: Students in large numbers hit the streets here on Monday to express solidarity with the students of the Jamia Milia Islamia and AMU protesting against the amended Citizenship Act as agitation against the new law in other parts of the country found resonance in the metropolis. […]

Everyone welcome? Gay football fans prepare for Qatar

World Cup 2022 host Qatar has given the clearest indication yet that LGBT fans will be welcome, engaging with gay supporters as it hosts the Club World Cup — despite criminalising homosexuality. Organisers of the 2022 soccer spectacle travelled to Britain in recent months to meet Liverpool fan […]

New Zealand observes silence as PM warns of long volcano probe

New Zealand marked one week since the deadly White Island eruption with a minute’s silence Monday, as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern warned grieving families they face a lengthy wait for answers. At 2:11pm (0111 GMT) — exactly a week since the eruption — offices and shops fell silent […]

India protests rage over ‘anti-Muslim’ law

Fresh protests rocked India on Monday as anger grew over new citizenship legislation slammed as anti-Muslim, after six people died in the northeast and up to 200 were injured in New Delhi. The law fast-tracks citizenship for non-Muslims from three neighbouring countries. Critics say it is part of […]

Violence flares at Indian citizenship law protest in Delhi

NEW DELHI — Police fired tear-gas and struck demonstrators with batons on Sunday in India’s capital city, where thousands, including students at the Jamia Millia Islamia University, protested against a new law that will give citizenship to non-Muslims fleeing religious persecution from several neighboring countries. The third day […]

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