In Delhi, worst communal violence in decades sees death toll rise to 27

The death toll in the three days of violence in Delhi reached 27 according to the latest figures on Wednesday. The clashes started on Sunday between a Muslim group protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act and a Hindu group backing the new law. Read More
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President signs Citizenship (Amendment) Bill into law

President Ram Nath Kovind, on Friday, signed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 into law after both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha passed the bill, earlier this week, amending the existing Citizenship Act of India. Read More
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Maharashtra: Fadnavis, Ajit Pawar resign, Uddhav to be new CM

The Maharashtra political fiasco, which started with the Shiv Sena walking out of the alliance with the BJP over the post of the CM, ended with Devendra Fadnavis resigning as the CM. This now clears the way for Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena, Sharad Pawar’s NCP and the Congress to form government. Read More
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Assam to meet NRC deadline, CM hints new law on final count

Assam’s chief minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, has confirmed that the final National Register of Citizens will be published on August 31, and also indicated that the government could later enact legislation on the enumeration process. Read More
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Kashmir decision: New Delhi sensitizes key world capitals

Considering the depth of the decision taken about removing the special status granted to Jammu & Kashmir and also withdrawal of Article 35A, the government has readily apprised the key countries including the United States, China, United Kingdom, France and Russia. Read More
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Govt’s J&K decision expected to be challenged in Supreme Court

The opposition vehemently objected to the Centre’s decision to defang Article 370 and scrap 35A of the Constitution and making Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh two separate Union territories and has warned the government for dangerous fallout. Read More
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Now, all Indian laws will be applicable to J&K and Ladakh

With the decision of withdrawal of special status and designate J&K as a Union territory, taken by the central government, on Monday, all the laws that are applicable elsewhere in the country, will now be applicable in J&K also. Read More
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J&K’s Article 370 ‘scrapped’; RS passes bill to split state into 2 UTs

Amit Shah, the Union home minister, announced in Rajya Sabha, that the special status given to the state of Jammu & Kashmir has been scrapped after modifying Article 370 of the Constitution through a presidential order. Read More
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Rajya Sabha passes UAPA Bill, opposition expresses concern

The Rajya Sabha passed the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 with 147 votes in favour and 42 against it while the opposition called it to be sent to a selection committee. Read More
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Congress opposes UAPA Bill, opposition fear violation of rights

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, introduced in the Lok Sabha by the home minister, Amit Shah, has attracted criticism from the opposition parties by calling it as a tool to violate the fundamental rights of citizens. Read More
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