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Assam polls: Congress hopes to cash in on anti-CAA sentiment, BJP focuses on schemes

March 01, 2021 5:52 pm

From five seats in 2011 to a massive 60 in 2016, the BJP got a stunning mandate in the previous Assembly elections. Its alliance with the regional AGP and the tribal Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) further cemented its position — together, the three won 85 seats of the 126-member Assembly.

Tamil Nadu govt to drop 10 lakh cases on CAA, Covid-19 lockdown

February 20, 2021 9:33 am

Protesters against the CAA were booked for serious charges such as rioting, as well as other charges including causing inconvenience to the public, damaging public property and preventing the police from discharging their duty, which will now be dropped.

Assam: Congress to build memorial to commemorate anti-CAA martyrs, if voted to power

February 16, 2021 9:13 pm

While the Congress has taken a hardened stand on the CAA issue, the BJP has largely stayed away from referring to it.

Five months to frame CAA rules, no NRC plan for now: Government to House

February 03, 2021 8:13 am

The government also clarified in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday that no decision has been taken on a nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC) yet. Union Home Minister Amit Shah had earlier said the NRC would follow the CAA.

Explained: Why Matuas and CAA matter in West Bengal polls

February 02, 2021 7:44 am

For years, the Matuas were demanding an amendment to the Citizenship Act of 2003, whose provisions made it difficult for refugees to get citizenship. The proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) only added to their insecurity. But the BJP has also provided an antidote — the CAA.

Tale of two protests

January 25, 2021 8:38 pm

The executive and judiciary have invoked different principles while dealing with anti-CAA protests and the farmers' agitation

Six nabbed for attack on Mangaluru cop to avenge police firing during anti-CAA protests

January 19, 2021 10:59 pm

“Called ‘Maya Gang’, the accused had attacked head constable Ganesh Kamath in a bid to avenge the (police firing) incident during the violence in December 2019.

In Pictures | How 2020 was bookended by anti-CAA and farmer protests

December 26, 2020 10:13 pm

Soon after the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill, students from Jamia University and JNU rose in protest. However, it were the women at Shaheen Bagh who led the most spectacular protest that soon transformed into a mass movement. Although the protests died down due to lockdown, three contentious farm laws brought the country's farmers on the streets at the end of the year.

CAA implementation likely from Jan-Feb: Kailash Vijayvargiya in Bengal

December 07, 2020 12:29 am

Last month, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had said during his visit to the state that the implementation of the CAA was just a matter of time. BJP national president JP Nadda had made similar comments the month before.

Inside Track: Two reasons why BJP govt could be delaying framing rules under CAA

November 22, 2020 8:42 am

In August, the government applied for a three-month extension, but the rules under CAA are yet to be declared.

CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT ACT PHOTOS

From Belur Math to Kolkata Port Trust, how PM Modi spent his second day in the city

January 12, 2020 5:28 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his second day in Kolkata, paid tribute to Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary at the Belur Math, the headquarters of Ramakrishna Mission.

Banners, placards, black flags: Day 1 of PM Modi in Kolkata

January 11, 2020 11:24 pm

Modi on his arrival was greeted at the NSC Bose International Airport by Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, city Mayor and state Municipal Affairs Minister Firhad Hakim, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh and other senior BJP leaders.

Art, graffiti give voice to Jamia students' protest against CAA

January 02, 2020 9:12 pm

The university has been at the centre of protests since December 15, the day when police lobbed teargas shells inside the campus, forced their way in, and allegedly dragged students out of the library and mosque.

In Pictures: Rallies for and against Citizenship Act in Mumbai and Pune

December 27, 2019 8:22 pm

On Friday evening, a huge crowd gathered outside Old Delhi’s Jama Masjid after the Friday prayers to protest against the new citizenship law, including Congress leader Alka Lamba and former Delhi MLA Shoaib Iqbal. Meanwhile, in Uttar Pradesh, security has been beefed up and patrolling intensified even as internet services continued to remain suspended in 21 districts in the wake of widespread protests against the citizenship law.

As CAA protests continue to create stir nationwide, Cong holds dharna at Rajghat

December 24, 2019 9:06 am

Party chief MK Stalin, Congress leader P Chidambaram and MDMK’s Vaiko are leading the march.

This is how protests against CAA unfolded in Jama Masjid, other parts of India on Friday

December 20, 2019 9:00 pm

From Delhi's Jama Masjid to Mumbai's Kurla and beyond, the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) continued Friday with crowds marching in cities like Mumbai, Pune, Thane, and Vadodara.

Charred vehicles, vandalised police station: Pictures that tell the story of violence in Lucknow

December 22, 2019 7:24 am

Protesters pelted stones and torched vehicles parked outside a police post in Lucknow. Police fire teargas shells to control the situation in Madeyganj area. About 20 people have been taken into custody.

Protests rage across India against Citizenship Act; Yechury, Ramachandra Guha among scores detained

December 19, 2019 7:25 pm

As protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act continue, thousands defied the lockdown declared across Uttar Pradesh, parts of Karnataka as people hit streets across at least 10 states.

Violence over CAA spreads to Delhi's Seelampur: Buses vandalised, stones pelted at police

December 17, 2019 5:31 pm

Protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act continued Tuesday as a protest march against the new citizenship law turned violent in northeast Delhi’s Seelampur area on Tuesday when demonstrators clashed with police personnel and damaged several buses.

Jamia students take to the streets in anger over CAB

December 14, 2019 9:58 am

While a protest gathering had been called by the Jamia Teachers’ Association at 2 pm, a march, by the university students, was to begin at 3 pm. The plan was to walk from Jamia’s gate 7 to Parliament, roughly 11 km away.