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The four advanced developing countries have listed out the issues that need to be resolved at Madrid for the current round of talks being chaired by Chile to be considered a success.
??Countries objected to the lack of ambition in the text as there were no effort to call on countries to step up their efforts to address climate change. Speaking for the alliance of small island states, Belize said, “This was a COP (conference of parties) of ambition, but seems we prefer looking backward rather than forward”.
The Statement of Objects and Reasons justifies the amendment by reference to the religious persecution of minorities in these countries, but the term persecution occurs nowhere in the text of the amended law, and an illegal migrant is not required to establish that s/he was driven out by religious persecution.
It is a well-documented fact by several international organisations, including the United Nations, that in the theocratic states of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, the religious minorities Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Parsis — have been persecuted for decades. The Muslims in these three countries are not persecuted on the basis of religion.
rotesters claim the government was in a hurry to settle the issue of Hindu Bangladeshis being excluded from the NRC so that they don’t need to appear before a foreigners’ tribunal to contest exclusion from NRC. They point out that the government had reduced the minimum years of stay in India from six to five precisely for this.
Schools and offices remained shut in Guwahati, officials said. Suspension of internet services across Assam was extended for 48 hours till December 16 to prevent misuse of social media in disturbing peace and to maintain law and order in the state, additional chief secretary (home and political department) Sanjay Krishna said.
Last year at the talks in Katowice, Poland, countries failed to finalise the rules for carbon markets and trading and they agreed to resolve their difference by this year’s annual meeting. However, a resolution on the carbon markets continues to elude.
Protests against the amended Citizenship Act continued on Saturday in West Bengal and in some states in the northeast. While there was large-scale violence in Bengal, Assam DGP claimed that the situation was returning to normal in the state. UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) for candidates scheduled to appear in Assam and Meghalaya was postponed on Saturday due to unrest in the region.
The Shiv Sena, which is an ally of the Congress in Maharashtra, has reacted strongly to Rahul Gandhi's jibe 'My name is not Rahul Savarkar.' Sena leader Sanjay Raut took to Twitter to send out a clear message to the Congress that there cannot be any compromise on reverence to Savarkar.
India will have their tails up when they play West Indies in the first One-day International against the West Indies on Sunday. Virat Kohli's men have the momentum after winning the T20 series with a splendid batting performance in Mumbai where Rohit Sharma, K L Rahul and the captain himself displayed terrific form.
PM Modi chaired first meeting of the National Ganga Council and said that rejuvenation of the river should be a shining example of cooperative federalism. He also reviewed the progress of works under the ambitious Namami Gange project in the stretch of the river that is considered the most polluted, and deliberated on various aspects of cleaning the river with focus on 'swachhta', 'aviralta' and 'nirmalta'.
Senior JD(U) leader and well-known poll strategist Prashant Kishor has said Nitish Kumar is not in favour of the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Kishor met the Bihar CM amidst reports of apparent differences between the two over the party’s recent support to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) in Parliament.
Cash-strapped Air India is now finding it hard to continue operations in the absence of any equity infusion from the government so far this fiscal. The divestment-bound airline's CMD Ashwani Lohani said in a late Saturday night Facebook post: "Air India needs to survive till it is sold. I wonder why is it so difficult for this appreciation to sink in..."
Targeting Gandhi, BJP spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao said, "The more appropriate name for you Rahul Gandhi is RAHUL JINNAH. Your Muslim appeasement politics and mindset makes you a worthy legatee of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, not Savarkar."
Close to the heels of Unnao rape case, an 18-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her relative at Ubhipur village of Fatehpur district on Saturday. The girl was allegedly set ablaze by the relative after being raped. “The girl has been referred to Hallet hospital in Kanpur where she is undergoing treatment,” said Prasant Verma, SP Fetehpur.
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New Delhi: The four convicts facing death in the 2012 Nirbhaya rape and murder case are under depression and Tihar Jail officials are keeping a close watch to ensure they do not harm themselves, prison sources said on Friday. Four-five security personnel have been assigned to each of the four convicts, the sources said. The four - Akshay, Mukesh, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma - have also reduced their food intake, they added.
Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Dec 14 (ANI): Hours after her husband jumped to death at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium metro station in New Delhi, a woman along with her five-year-old daughter on late Friday night allegedly committed suicide by hanging themselves from a ceiling fan at their residence.
BJP will think positively if allies withdraw Sena-led govt's support: Shelar Nasik, Dec 14 (PTI) If constituents of the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government choose to withdraw support over implementation of the new citizenship law, the BJP will think positively as the party is ready to make a political compromise if needed, a BJP leader said here on Saturday.
IPL Auction 2020 Players List: Former Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) player Robin Uthappa has opted for the highest base price of Rs 1.5 crore for an Indian capped player whereas Piyush Chawla, Yusuf Pathan and Jaydev Unadkat have set their base price at Rs 1 crore.
In the Noth Eastern state of Assam, the situation became better after the imposition of curfew. More than 100 protesting people were taken into custody by the Assam police and nearly 2,000 were detained. The Assam government is ta
During the search of the jungle area in a joint operation by Indian Army’s 32 Rashtriya Rifle, Jammu and Kashmir Police’s Special Operation Group based in Rafiabad, and 92 battalions of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the
Rahul launched a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre in its massive 'Bharat Bachao' rally saying that he will never apologise for the speaking the truth. Saying that his name was Rahul Gandhi and
Ultraman consists of 10 km swimming, 424 km cycling and 84 km running, was organised by Delhi International Triathlon from November 23-25 in Delhi- Gurgaon.
"Till now, I was talking to the media about it. I always wished to carry out the hanging of the four convicts. Since the matter is quite sensitive and involves legalities and the Tihar jail administration has secretly contacted th
A total of seven fire tenders vehicle were rushed to the spot. Several people were rescued by the firefighters.
Hours after former Congress president Rahul Gandhi's statement on Savarkar, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said the Hindu ideologue had also a major contribution in the freedom movement like Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi.
Kishore has been attacking the JD(U) ever since the NDA ally decided to support the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Parliament.
The advisory was issued after some TV channels beamed footage of violent protests in the northeast against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that was passed by Parliament on Wednesday.
As onion prices shot as high up as Rs 100 per kilogram, a shop in Ulhasnagar saw a spike in business after it announced the offer.
Kavi Nagar Station House Officer Mohammad Aslam said that the SUV driver perhaps wanted to shock the victim by driving close to him but lost control of the vehicle.
Ambad resident Shriya Harale, who used to constantly pester her father to spend more time at home with her, on Friday wrote a letter in Marathi, detailing her wish to spend quality time with him.
The move came after the state witnessed pitched protests against the amended Citizenship Act, that seeks to grant Indian citizenship to religious minorities of Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan fleeing persecution there.
The university had turned into a virtual battlefield on Friday when students and policemen clashed with each other as students tried to march to Parliament in protest against the legislation.
The government earlier had announced rollout of mandatory FASTag under electronic toll collection from December 1, which was later extended to December 15, 2019.
Officials in India hope drivers will mistake them for real police and be less likely to break rules.
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Indian-origin candidates across both the ruling Conservative and Opposition Labour parties registered equally strong results of seven wins each in the UK's General Election on Thursday, with around a dozen MPs retaining their seats alongside some new faces, taking their number in the UK's lower house up to 15.
"The next Parliament looks set to be our most-diverse ever - with more ethnic minority candidates likely to be elected whichever way the political pendulum swings on election night," says an analysis by the British Future think tank. The ethnic minority surge in the no. of MPs is expected to include all the Indian-origin MPs from the last election, except Labour's Keith Vaz.
Judy Stanley (23), and Vybhav Gopisetty (26), were graduate students of the Tennessee State University (TSU) and were pursuing food science degrees in the College of Agriculture, the university said. The university students have raised-- through a GoFundMe Page-- more than USD 42,000 for their last rites and funeral in India.
Maharashtra's Savitribai Phule Pune Universit(STPU) and Qatar's Milestone International Education signed an MoU enabling the University to set up its campus in Doha
Anilesh Ahuja, 51 was the founder, chief executive officer, and chief investment officer of Premium Point Investments (PPI). He was sentenced to 50 months in prison in connection with his conviction following a jury trial for engaging in a securities mismarking scheme from 2014 to 2016, Attorney for the US Audrey Strauss said.
The 10 suspects, including a woman, were arrested earlier this week by the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA). The suspects, aged between 30 and 44, had been arrested as part of an NCA investigation into a conspiracy to launder millions of pounds of money made through drug trafficking and organised immigration crime.
The internationally-acclaimed Avalon Group founded by AB Moosa snr 80 years ago has revived its landmark cinemas in Cape Town. The group holds several records, including being the first in South Africa to show a film from what has now come to be known as Bollywood. The landmark cinemas has been revived by the family's third-generation CEO AB Moosa.
Fostering the habit of using energy efficiently in every home can help save a huge amount of electricity, said Krishna District Collector A. Md. Imtia
CPI(M) State secretary P. Madhu demanded that the State government pass a resolution in the Legislative Assembly against the transfer of nearly 4,000
Andhra Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) settled 18,410 cases (17,447 pending cases and 963 pre-litigation cases) during the National Lo
The State government has repatriated Indian Revenue Service officer Ch. Venkata Gopinath to his parent cadre in the Government of India following a re
Durante cuarenta años, periodistas de todo el mundo cubrieron la historia de la excéntrica familia real de Oudh, unos aristócratas desplazados que vivían en un ruinoso palacio en la capital de India. Era un relato trágico y sorprendente. Pero ¿era verdad?
Demonstrators defied troops and a curfew after the bill, which would make it easier for some non-Muslim migrants to become citizens, was approved in Parliament.
The government says it is trying to protect religious minorities from being persecuted in Muslim countries. Indian Muslims say the bill is discriminatory, and protests are spreading.
The blaze at an illegal factory in New Delhi was one of the worst in recent years. The victims were migrant laborers from poor villages.
A bill establishing a religious test for immigrants has passed the lower house of Parliament, a major step for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist agenda.
Firefighters were stymied by narrow alleys near where the blaze erupted, in a building used for making paper products and purses.
The police said the men linked to the Hyderabad case had gone for officers’ guns. Rights activists questioned the police’s account, while many Indians celebrated.
In his first remarks since he retired earlier this year, former Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa has said that India was on the verge of escalating the conflict along the Line of Control (LoC) had the...
Stating that threats to national security are becoming more and more complex, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday advocated a "leaner and meaner force" which can secure quick victories.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday that history has not done justice to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the country's first home minister.
Sarpreet Singh made his debut for Bayern Munich when he was introduced for hat-trick scorer Philippe Coutinho.
The Delhi traffic police has issued a traffic advisory in view of ''One India Run Half Marathon'' on Sunday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on December 22 launch the BJP's campaign for the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls by addressing a rally at Ramlila Maidan, which will be attended by residents of...
Ravi Shastri feels only MS Dhoni knows whether his body will be able to cope up with rigours of international cricket after a break.
A book on the life of first chief of India's intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RandAW) 'RN Kao: Gentleman Spymaster' was launched on December 13. The book has been penned down by national security analyst and author, Nitin A Gokhale. The book reveals how the agency ran a 27-month-long, ruthless operation between December 1972 and May 1975. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat was also graced the launch event.
Amid protests in northeastern states of India against the amended Citizenship Act, many countries including US, UK, France and Canada have issued travel advisories for their citizens asking them to "exercise caution" while travelling to the region. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that became an Act after President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday gave his assent to it, has triggered protests in the country, especially in Assam, where curfew has been imposed in some areas.
The United Nations human rights office voiced concern on Friday that India's new citizenship law is "fundamentally discriminatory in nature" by excluding Muslims and called for it to be reviewed. Violent clashes erupted in Delhi between police and thousands of university students on Friday protesting the enactment of the contentious new law.
Pakistan Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad gave a speech in Lahore urging his country's citizens to stand in solidarity with Indian Muslims. Referring to Citizenship (Amendment) Act which witnessed nationwide protest in India, Sheikh Rashid said, "It's our responsibility to stand in solidarity with Muslims of Kashmir and India. The way India's Modi Mussolini Hitler is creating problems for Indian Muslims, differences between India and Pakistan will increase which might drag both countries to a war."
Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his 'Bharat Bachao' rally in New Delhi. He said, "It was nothing but 'Parivaar Bacchao' rally. Country will never forgive him over his 'Rape in India' remark. Pakistan's and Congress party's language is same."
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North-East India is under the grip of intense protests after the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday night. People have been protesting on the streets of Assam before and afterwards, with thousands of protestors marched on the streets with burning torches in their hands.
At the Bharat Bachao Rally (Save India Rally) organised by the Congress at Ramlila Grounds Delhi, Priyanka Gandhi said, "One who doesn't fight against injustice in the country will be judged as a coward. If we remain silent, our revolutionary Constitution will be destroyed and country's division will start."
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A sum insured of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh may have been sufficient seven-eight years ago but would be inadequate today, especially for people living in metros, points out Sanjay Kumar Singh.