The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by the Rajya Sabha Wednesday, with 125 votes in favour and 105 against, after a six-and-a-half-hour long debate even as the Opposition tore into the government, calling the legislation “unconstitutional” and “divisive”. The Bill seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims who entered the country from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan until December 31, 2014.
"The Bill fundamentally challenges the idea of India that our forefathers fought for and, in its place, creates a disturbed, distorted and divided India where religion will become a determinant of nationhood," Gandhi said.
Four entire states, one state in almost its entirety, and large parts of another are exempted from CAB. Assam too has exempted areas, but a larger area is under CAB ambit.
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Officials said Anaj Mandi is a mixed land use area, where retail shops are allowed to operate along with household industries. In Delhi, a little over 110 domestic industries are allowed to operate from houses.
After Uddhav took over the reins of the state, the government has been reviewing all big ticket infrastructure projects to check their current status, whether it is needed and to find a way forward to fast-track the same.
"Mamata Banerjee has a problem with the NRC and CAB because she fears losing her vote bank of infiltrators from Bangladesh," BJP general secretary Rahul Sinha said.
Cotton growers say the prices have gone up mainly due to the increased demand for cotton seed cake.
Getting admission to a good school in the tricity is no child's play even if it's only for the junior-most class, The Indian Express finds out.
As per department records, between 2014-15 and 2018-19, a total of 2.62 lakh students shifted from private to government schools across the state. However, the total number of students enrolled in over 33,500 government schools dropped by over 6.89 lakh during the same period.
The police may move to conduct polygraph test on all the five accused as none of them have confessed to their involvement in the crime during interrogation after their arrest, sources said.
In a video doing the rounds on social media, the villagers, from Cuddalore district, can purportedly be heard saying they will not file any other nominations if the sitting president and vice-president agree to pay the decided amount.
Students and faculty members usually use their bicycles, motor vehicles or shuttle services for their commute and introduction of e-rickshaw is being welcomed as a small step towards achieving an eco-friendly campus.
Two police personnel, who were deployed for night patrolling in a Pink Hoysala vehicle were caught on camera taking a bribe. Both have been suspended.
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Over 5,000 paramilitary personnel have been airlifted to Northeastern states, including Assam, for the maintenance of law and order in wake of the protests.