Daily Archives: February 4, 2019

Centre’s crackdown hits Greenpeace

Greenpeace has been forced to close two of its regional offices and “considerably” reduce its staff in India because of a government crackdown on allegedly unlawful foreign funding of NGOs. The organisation has been campaigning on environmental issues in India for nearly two decades but has clashed in recent years …

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Scene set to shift to Supreme Court today

The CBI is ready to move the Supreme Court against the West Bengal government and its police for impeding an ongoing court-ordered investigation into multi-crore chit fund cases, including the Saradha scam. It is learnt that the matter would be mentioned on Monday for urgent hearing by Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta …

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Citizenship Bill necessary, says Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Sunday said that the government was speaking to all parties, both within the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and outside, in the wake of the controversy in the northeast over the Citizenship Amendment Bill, and trying to evolve a consensus. “Home Minister Rajnath …

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NIA questions couple via WhatsApp

In a first, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) questioned an Indian couple currently in Yemen through the messaging platform WhatsApp. Shirin Shahana and Fasal Musthafa, who allegedly persuaded Hadiya (Akhila Asokan), a homeopathy student from Kerala, to convert to Islam, were recently sent questions by the agency. A senior NIA …

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Denial of consent can’t stall ongoing probes

The high drama over the CBI’s move to question Kolkata Police Commissioner on Sunday in the chit fund scam cases raises questions about the agency’s jurisdiction in a State which has already withdrawn “general consent” for its investigations . The CBI has been investigating the Saradha scam after the Supreme …

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Modi invokes ‘Mother India’ at Jammu rally

Terming the surgical strikes “India’s new policy on terrorism”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Citizenship Amendment Bill was aimed at “standing by all children of Mother India”. “There are many natives of Mother India who have faced oppression in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh for their religious beliefs. …

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52 surplus deer moved to Arabithittu forests

Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens in Mysuru has successfully translocated 52 spotted deer that were in surplus in its collection to Arabithittu wildlife sanctuary near here and all the animals were said to have accustom-ed to the new habitat. Source :  https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/52-surplus-deer-moved-to-arabithittu-forests/article26171780.ece

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