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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 25, 2021 8:38 pm
The executive and judiciary have invoked different principles while dealing with anti-CAA protests and the farmers' agitation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 24, 2019 9:06 am
Party chief MK Stalin, Congress leader P Chidambaram and MDMK’s Vaiko are leading the march.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.