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India prepares for New Year’s Eve with fresh protests against citizenship law

NEW DELHI – Thousands of Indians are set to ring in the New Year by holding protests against a citizenship law, despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attempts to dampen demonstrations that have run for nearly three weeks. India has been rocked by the protests since Dec. 12, when […]

Rahul slams govt over NPR, NRC; says it is ‘DeMo no. 2’, will be more disastrous

New Delhi, Dec 28: On the Congress’ 135th foundation day, party leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday stepped up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the National Population Register and the proposed NRC, terming the exercises “notebandi no. 2” and warning that they will be more disastrous than […]

India’s ruling party loses key state election amid protests

NEW DELHI — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party has lost a key state legislature election, a setback for the party as it faces massive anti-government protests against a contentious new citizenship law. According to results announced by India’s Election Commission late Monday, Modi’s Bharatiya Janata […]

Alliance will form govt in Jharkhand, Hemant Soren will be CM: Cong

New Delhi, Dec 23: As the JMM-led alliance appeared set to cross the majority mark in the Jharkhand Assembly polls on Monday, the Congress exuded confidence that the alliance will form the government with Hemant Soren as chief minister. All India Congress Committee in-charge for Jharkhand, RPN Singh said, […]

Court finds former BJP MLA Sengar guilty of rape

LUCKNOW – An Indian court found a former state lawmaker from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party guilty on Monday of raping a teenager, the politician’s lawyer said, in a high profile case that had helped fuel public anger over sexual violence against women. Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who was […]

India citizenship law protests spread across campuses

NEW DELHI – Protests over a new Indian citizenship law based on religion spread to student campuses on Monday as critics said the Hindu nationalist government was pushing a partisan agenda in conflict with the country’s founding as a secular republic. Students pelted stones at police who locked […]

Citizenship Act, NRC weapons of mass polarisation: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Dec 16: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday termed the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens as “weapons of mass polarisation” unleashed by fascists on India and said the best defence against them is peaceful satyagraha. Gandhi said he stands in solidarity with those […]

From Lucknow to Hyderabad, protests across campuses against police crackdown in Jamia

New Delhi, Dec 16:  Unrest over the police crackdown in Delhi’s Jamia Miiia Islamia rippled through the country on Monday with demonstrations in several campuses, including in Hyderabad, Lucknow, Mumbai and Kolkata The morning after violence broke out in the national capital following protests over the Citizenship Amendment […]

Delhi court to pronounce verdict in Unnao rape case against Kuldeep Sengar on Monday

New Delhi, Dec 15: A Delhi court is scheduled to pronounce on Monday its judgement in the case of alleged kidnapping and rape of a woman by expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in Unnao in 2017. During in-camera proceedings, District Judge Dharmesh Sharma had said he was likely […]

Citizenship Act protest: Violence, arson in Delhi; cop injured, buses torched

New Delhi, Dec 15: Protestors agitating against the amended Citizenship Act clashed with police on Sunday and set afire DTC buses and a fire tender in New Friends’ Colony in southeast Delhi leaving a cop and two fire personnel injured, police said. A Delhi Fire Services official said four […]

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