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2020 Delhi riots: Court frames charges against Tahir Hussain under PMLA, rejects plea for statutory bail
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2020 Delhi riots: Court frames charges against Tahir Hussain under PMLA, rejects plea for statutory bail

The court was hearing a case pertaining to money laundering, registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the 2020 riots in northeast Delhi

Delhi riots not organic but planned by PFI & SDPI, special public prosecutor tells HC
India

Delhi riots not organic but planned by PFI & SDPI, special public prosecutor tells HC

The submission was made by the police while opposing the bail plea of former Jawaharlal Nehru University student Umar Khalid in connection with an Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act case related to the alleged conspiracy behind the Delhi riots in February 2020

Delhi High Court to hear Sharjeel Imam's bail plea on 26 May
India

Delhi High Court to hear Sharjeel Imam's bail plea on 26 May

Imam was arrested in 2020 by the Delhi Police from Bihar's Jahanabad. A charge sheet was filed against him for giving speeches inciting hatred, contempt, and disaffection towards the Central government during the anti-CAA agitation

After Delhi shooting and hate speeches, Jamia gunman Rambhakt Gopal in new row: What's it all about?
India

After Delhi shooting and hate speeches, Jamia gunman Rambhakt Gopal in new row: What's it all about?

The shooter, who gained notoriety during the 2020 anti-CAA protests, uploaded videos of children being terrorised with a gun and captioned it 'Gau Raksha Dal, Mewat Road'

How a recent study shows inherent biases of Western media when it comes to reporting about India
India

How a recent study shows inherent biases of Western media when it comes to reporting about India

A report by the Indian Institute for Mass Communication shows that media outlets such as Washington Post, The New York Times, BBC and others have grown exponentially in India by using divisive and negative words while reporting events in the country

Anti-CAA protests: Sharjeel Imam denies inciting violence with speech, says 'cannot be hammered' with sedition
India

Anti-CAA protests: Sharjeel Imam denies inciting violence with speech, says 'cannot be hammered' with sedition

During the hearing, advocate Tanveer Ahmed Mir, representing Imam, apprised Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat, that no part of his speech called for any kind of violence to be initiated

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma is conspiring to keep me behind bars, says Akhil Gogoi
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Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma is conspiring to keep me behind bars, says Akhil Gogoi

Akhil Gogoi received a tumultuous welcome at his Selenghat village in Jorhat and had an emotional reunion with his octogenarian mother Priyada Gogoi whom he met after two years and gave credits for his fighting and uncompromising spirit

Out on two-day parole, MLA Akhil Gogoi leaves Guwahati for Jorhat to meet mother
India

Out on two-day parole, MLA Akhil Gogoi leaves Guwahati for Jorhat to meet mother

Gogoi, who was arrested after anti-CAA protests broke out in Assam in December 2019, won the recent Assembly polls as an Independent candidate from Sivasagar

'State anxious to suppress dissent': Delhi HC grants bail to Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita in UAPA case
India

'State anxious to suppress dissent': Delhi HC grants bail to Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita in UAPA case

The court directed Narwal, Kalita and Tanha to surrender their passports and not to offer any inducement to prosecution witnesses

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'The pandemic has magnified pre-existing prejudices and problems'
Lifestyle

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'The pandemic has magnified pre-existing prejudices and problems'

This account is part of Firstpost’s Oral History Project of the COVID-19 Crisis in India. The Oral History Project aims to be an ongoing compendium of individual experiences of the pandemic, with a focus on one significant day in our respondents’ lives during this time.

Domestic silence amid nationwide protests an act of extreme privilege: Idea of the Indian family needs rewriting
India

Domestic silence amid nationwide protests an act of extreme privilege: Idea of the Indian family needs rewriting

Resistance is to be the proverbial thorn in your family’s back, the rebellious black sheep, the unsubmissive voice of reason and confrontation. It’s in actively disparaging age-old traditions to create newer, more equitable ones.

Kerala polls 2021: Pinarayi Vijayan, Rahul Gandhi target BJP as CAA takes centre-stage ahead of election
Politics

Kerala polls 2021: Pinarayi Vijayan, Rahul Gandhi target BJP as CAA takes centre-stage ahead of election

While Rahul said Congress won't allow the law to be implemented if voted to power in Kerala, Vijayan claimed that anyone who isn't preferred by BJP 'could end up in detention camps'

Assam Assembly election 2021, Chabua profile: CAA likely to play significant factor in town rocked by 2019 violence
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Assam Assembly election 2021, Chabua profile: CAA likely to play significant factor in town rocked by 2019 violence

The BJP will not be contesting from the Chabua seat in the upcoming Assembly election, but has given it to its ally, AGP, in their seat-sharing arrangement

Assam polls: Congress won't implement CAA if voted to power, says Rahul Gandhi; Himanta Biswa Sarma files nomination
Politics

Assam polls: Congress won't implement CAA if voted to power, says Rahul Gandhi; Himanta Biswa Sarma files nomination

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he will campaign in Assam and West Bengal on Saturday claiming that the people of both states are keen to elect the NDA to power

In Sonny Singh's solo album Chardi Kala, a juxtaposition of eternal optimism and speaking truth to power
Entertainment

In Sonny Singh's solo album Chardi Kala, a juxtaposition of eternal optimism and speaking truth to power

The Brooklyn-based musician discusses the themes of his solo album, and drawing musical inspiration from kirtans and shabads.

Ahead of Kerala Assembly polls, govt to withdraw cases registered during Sabarimala, anti-CAA protests
India

Ahead of Kerala Assembly polls, govt to withdraw cases registered during Sabarimala, anti-CAA protests

Leader of Opposition and senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala said the move was a 'wisdom that dawned late'

Dancer Mandeep Raikhy's The Secular Project explores secularism as a cultural practice through bodily rituals
Arts & Culture

Dancer Mandeep Raikhy's The Secular Project explores secularism as a cultural practice through bodily rituals

On the road for the past three weeks, with a dusty car for company along with two cloth banners in English and Hindi asserting 'SECULAR INDIA/ धर्मनिरपेक्ष भारत', Raikhy states that his journey is a search for a secular ritual for the body, in a country fractured along communal lines.

AMU student Arif Khan Tyagi banned from entering Aligarh for six months over anti-CAA protest cases
India

AMU student Arif Khan Tyagi banned from entering Aligarh for six months over anti-CAA protest cases

Arif has had more than half a dozen cases registered against him during the two months of anti-CAA protest on the AMU campus in December 2019 and January 2020

Narendra Modi distributes land ownership certificates to 1 lakh families in poll-bound Assam
India

Narendra Modi distributes land ownership certificates to 1 lakh families in poll-bound Assam

The prime minister's visit, however, witnessed protests by anti-CAA and anti-NRC protests at several places in the state

Modi, Shah to visit poll-bound Assam today; AASU takes out torch rally to protest against CAA
Politics

Modi, Shah to visit poll-bound Assam today; AASU takes out torch rally to protest against CAA

In Guwahati, police barricaded the AASU headquarters 'Swahid Bhawan' and did not allow the protesters to move, but the students' body staged their protest behind the barriers