The European Parliament is set to debate and vote on a resolution tabled by some of its members against India's Citizenship Amendment Act. "The CAA marks a dangerous shift in the way citizenship will be determined in India and is set to create the largest statelessness crisis in the world and cause immense human suffering," the resolution says.
He said that the countrymen will be thrilled to know that insurgency in the North-East has considerably reduced.
PM Modi on Sunday said insurgency in the northeast has come down and one of the main reasons is that all issues of the region are being resolved through peaceful dialogue. In this year's first 'Mann ki Baat', the PM's monthly radio address, Modi also appealed to all those trying to find solutions through weapons and violence to come back (to the mainstream).
During the Weekend ka Vaar episode, the task to select the new member for the 'Elite Club' was conducted by Bollywood stars Shraddha Kapoor and Varun Dhawan wherein apparently Sidharth Shukla has emerged as the winner.
The proscribed Myanmar-based anti-talk Ulfa (I) faction led by Paresh Baruah has claimed responsibility for the four blasts in upper Assam districts on Sunday morning as the country celebrated the 71st Republic Day. No one was hurt and there was no damage to any property. Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal condemned the act and has ordered an enquiry.
Radhika Vemula, Rohith's mother, who was accompanied by the "dadis" and former Jawaharlal Nehru University student Umar Khalid unfurled the national flag. They sang the national anthem along with thousands of people, including women and children who had gathered at Shaheen Bagh to celebrate the occasion.
A magnificent display of India's cultural diversity through colourful parades across the length and breadth of the country marked the 71st Republic Day celebrations on Sunday which passed off peacefully, barring in Upper Assam, which was rocked by four explosions within a span of 10 minutes.
Amid pan-India agitations against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday called for raising the "level of protests", saying "as long as freedoms are denied to any number of people, the whole population is denied freedom".
India needs a better opposition which is the heart of any democracy and the ruling party should embrace that to keep it under check, Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee said on Sunday. Speaking at an event, the 58-year-old India-born American economist said there was no co-relation between authoritarianism and the economic success.
Recalling some of his fiercest battles with Sachin Tendulkar, legendary Australian bowler Glenn McGrath has said it ended 50-50 between them but the Indian batting genius was really furious when he was declared out after a low bouncer hit his shoulder.
All four blasts occurred in a span of 10 minutes -- between 8.15 and 8.25 am, a police officer said. There has been no report of any casualty, as Republic Day being a holiday, people were mostly indoors, he said.
From a contingent of women bikers of Central Reserve Police performing daredevil stunts and participation of a 'tri-service formation' at the Republic Day parade, to Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage to the fallen soldiers at National War Memorial, the Republic Day celebration at the national capital witnessed many firsts.
Over 300 eminent personalities from the creative and scholarly community of India, including actor Naseeruddin Shah, filmmaker Mira Nair, vocalist TM Krishna, author Amitav Ghosh and historian Romila Thapar have expressed solidarity with the students and others protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens. Writers Anita Desai, Kiran Desai, actors Ratna Patak Shah, Jaaved Jafferi, Nandita Das, Lillete Dubey, sociologist Ashis Nandy, activists Sohail Hashmi and Shabnam Hashmi were also among the signatories.
A 620 km long human chain from the northern part of Kerala to the south was formed on Sunday, Republic day, by the ruling CPI(M) led Left Democratic Front, demanding withdrawal of the Citizenship Amendment Act.
India celebrated its 71st Republic Day on Sunday with a 90-minute display. The Armed Forces took centre-stage parading an array of weapons and the Defence Research Organisation put up a display of state-of-the-art technology. Here are some of the best moments from Rajpath.
Naseeruddin Shah, Mira Nair, Ratna Pathak Shah, Jaaved Jafferi vocalist TM Krishna, author Amitav Ghosh and historian Romila Thapar and 300 other signatories have extended support to students protesting against CAA-NRC with open letter published on Indian Cultural Forum. They have expressed their solidarity with the students protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and against the National Register of Citizens (NRC).