BJP's West Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh said on Sunday that the government is committed to implementing the proposed nationwide NRC and will send back 1 crore Bangladeshi Muslims living in the state illegally. Addressing a rally, he said 1 crore illegal Muslims in the state are "thriving" on the government's Rs 2 per kg subsidised rice.
Top party leaders, including those from states, are likely to arrive at the BJP headquarters to file nominations in support of Nadda, who has long been seen as the choice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah for the job.
Amid the tussle with the Left front government over the CAA, Kerala governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Sunday made it clear he would not remain a "mute spectator" and would ensure the law of the land is upheld. "The Constitution has to be upheld and this is not a personal fight," Khan, who arrived from Bengaluru, told reporters here on Sunday evening.
The Minister for Railways and Commerce also announced that Kashmir would be linked with the rest of the country by train by December next year. He asserted that development work has gathered pace in Jammu and Kashmir, especially after June 18, 2018 when the erstwhile state came under Governor's rule.
The senior pilot was suspended in May last year after being found guilty of sexual harassment by an internal committee of the airline. The committee imposed a 'major penalty' on Captain Sachin Gupta, who has now appealed to the next authority against the punishment.
A 45-year-old Indian school teacher is undergoing treatment for a new strain of pneumonia outbreak spreading in the Chinese cities of Wuhan and Shenzhen, becoming the first foreigner to have contracted the mysterious SARS-like coronavirus. Preeti Maheshwari, a teacher at an international school in Shenzhen, has been admitted to a local hospital.
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Sunday asserted that every state assembly has the constitutional right to pass a resolution and seek the amended Citizenship Act's withdrawal, but if the law is declared constitutional by the Supreme Court then it will be problematic to oppose it.
The resolution is likely to be passed on the very first day of the session, government sources said. The opposition BJP has said the government's move to bring the resolution will be strongly opposed.
Sri Lanka and India vowed to strengthen military ties and widen maritime links with neighbours after security talks, the president's office said Sunday, as China's economic clout increases in the region. China has been widening its footprint in the region, including building ports and expressways and upgrading airports in Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
Veteran actress Shabana Azmi met with an accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway yesterday. She was rushed to a hospital in Panvel and later they shifted her to Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. Several Bollywood celebs and politicians including PM Narendra Modi also tweeted for her speedy recovery.
He described as "outrageous" the disclosure of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat that de-radicalisation camps were operating in the country. The CDS had said there is need for de-radicalisation of Muslim youth, particularly in Kashmir. "Army commanders are entering domestic politics. This is unprecedented.
In a rare wedding ceremony held in a mosque, a Hindu couple tied the nuptial knot and exchanged vows on Sunday. The marriage hosted by the Cheruvally Muslim Jamaat mosque was held according to Hindu rituals. Since the bride hailed from a poor economic background, her mother had sought help from the mosque committee to conduct the wedding, which they readily agreed.
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said states cannot refuse to implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Act as their refusal “is not legal and is against Constitution.”
Nineteen Indians, kidnapped by pirates from a commercial vessel from the high seas off the western coast of Africa last month, have been released while one died in their captivity, according to the Indian mission here.
The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) – an apex trade body - on Sunday condemned Niti Aayog member V K Saraswat's reported remarks that the Union Territory's economy was not significantly affected by the internet suspension and the data service was only used to watch "dirty films", and demanded his immediate removal.
The 'guarantee card' lists 10 promises, including free bus rides for students, deployment of 'mohalla marshals' for women's safety, continuation of scheme for free electricity up to 200 units, free health facilities, to plant two crore saplings, clean Yamuna river and reduce pollution in Delhi over the next five years.
"Everybody in this country has the responsibility to implement the law which has been passed in Parliament,", the minister, who was in Chennai as part of the BJP's nationwide 'Jan Jagran Abhiyan' campaign in support of the Act, said.
On the lines of Delhi's Shaheen Bagh, around 50 women along with children have been squatting near the Clock Tower in Lucknow's old quarters. The women protesters alleged that blankets provided to them by some organisations were taken away by police. The police dismissed the allegations.