Internal Security

Assam to block rally for Citizenship Bill

Assam to block rally

The Assam government has said it would not allow a proposed rally of 27 Bengali organisations in support of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. This followed a State-wide shutdown call by a conglomerate of 42 organisations of …

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J&K fourth phase sees just 4.2% polling

Cumulative turnout 35.1% in local body elections held after a gap of 10 years; counting to be held on October 20 In the lowest turnout recorded in the urban local bodies polls in Jammu and Kashmir, just 4.2% of the electorate voted in the fourth and last phase on Tuesday, …

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Kashmir erupts over AMU suspensions

Protests, both from the student community and the political parties, grew in Kashmir on Monday over the Aligarh Muslim University’s move to suspend at least three Kashmiri students and lodging of cases against them. Scores of students at Kashmir University in Srinagar held a demonstration on campus. “We have assembled …

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‘Migrants’ role critical for economy’

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said violent attacks on migrant workers in Gujarat were because of the frustration among unemployed youth and asserted that the migrant workforce is ‘critical’ for economic growth. He said the Vijay Rupani government had failed to stop the violence against North Indian workers. “Across …

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Army sets its sights on future

Commanders conference to finalise radical measures to right-size the force The week-long biannual Army Commanders conference began here on Tuesday in which the service is keen to finalise several radical measures to right size the force and optimise the ballooning revenue expenditure. “As part of the conclave, commanders and directorates …

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Migrants flee amidst violence in north Gujarat

Attacks targeted workers from outside over alleged rape More than 5,000 migrant people working in factories as casual labourers and daily wage earners have fled fearing violent attacks on them amidst unabated incidents of violence targeting migrants in north Gujarat districts. The rape of a toddler by a migrant worker …

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