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BJP 'keeps mum' on implementing CAA in Assam, says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra ahead of state Assembly polls
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BJP 'keeps mum' on implementing CAA in Assam, says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra ahead of state Assembly polls

The grand alliance of the Congress and six other parties will form the government after the election as people are fed up with the 'false promises' made by the BJP, the Congress leader claimed

AIUDF not communal, will take call on CM candidate after Assam polls, says state Congress chief
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AIUDF not communal, will take call on CM candidate after Assam polls, says state Congress chief

Ripun Bora expressed confidence that Congress and its five allies will win over 101 of the 126 Assembly seats in the polls likely in March-April

Assam polls: At Sivasagar rally, Rahul Gandhi vows Congress will never implement CAA if voted to power
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Assam polls: At Sivasagar rally, Rahul Gandhi vows Congress will never implement CAA if voted to power

Rahul said that the Congress government under the leadership of former chief minister Tarun Gogoi had ended the era of violence in Assam

Amit Shah misleading Matuas by promising citizenship after COVID-19 vaccination, says Abhishek Banerjee
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Amit Shah misleading Matuas by promising citizenship after COVID-19 vaccination, says Abhishek Banerjee

The TMC leader's remark came following Union Home Minister Amit Shah's announcement that the CAA will be implemented in Bengal once the COVID-19 vaccination is over, something that Banerjee claimed will take at least 10 years

Right to protest cannot be 'anytime and anywhere', SC rejects plea to review Shaheen Bagh judgment
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Right to protest cannot be 'anytime and anywhere', SC rejects plea to review Shaheen Bagh judgment

The top court said there may be some spontaneous protests but in case of prolonged dissent or protest, there cannot be continued occupation of public place

CAA will be implemented after COVID-19 vaccination drive ends, says Amit Shah in West Bengal rally
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CAA will be implemented after COVID-19 vaccination drive ends, says Amit Shah in West Bengal rally

Addressing a rally in Thakurnagar, the bastion of the Matua community in Kolkata, Shah also said that West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was 'misleading' people about CAA

MHA gets extension to frame rules under contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019
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MHA gets extension to frame rules under contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said that the Committees on Subordinate Legislation, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have granted an extension of time up to 9 April and 9 July, respectively, to frame the rule

No decision yet on countrywide roll-out of NRC, Union home ministry tells parliamentary panel
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No decision yet on countrywide roll-out of NRC, Union home ministry tells parliamentary panel

The update of the NRC was carried out in Assam to identify bona fide Indian citizens living in the state but the initiative had created a nationwide uproar

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

Amit Shah in Assam: Give 5 more yrs to BJP and state will become flood-free, vows home minister
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Amit Shah in Assam: Give 5 more yrs to BJP and state will become flood-free, vows home minister

Speaking at the Vijay Sankalp Samaroh rally, Shah alleged that the Congress and Badruddin Ajmal (of the AIUDF), if they come to power, would "open all gates to welcome infiltrators as they constitute their vote bank".

Narendra Modi visits Assam: AASU, Opposition slam PM for avoiding references to CAA, other key issues
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Narendra Modi visits Assam: AASU, Opposition slam PM for avoiding references to CAA, other key issues

The All Assam Students' Union (AASU) staged sit-in demonstrations across the state with black clothes tied to their face during the prime minister's visit to Sivasagar to distribute land 'pattas'

AAP, BJP trade barbs after man who had fired in air at Shaheen Bagh's anti-CAA protest site joins saffron party, later expelled
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AAP, BJP trade barbs after man who had fired in air at Shaheen Bagh's anti-CAA protest site joins saffron party, later expelled

The AAP hit out at the saffron party for inducting Kapil Gujjar, saying this 'exposed the BJP's plan of starting riots' in the National Capital

Google trends 2020: From queries on COVID-19 and Binod to nepotism, top questions Indians looked up this year
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Google trends 2020: From queries on COVID-19 and Binod to nepotism, top questions Indians looked up this year

Unlike other years in living memory, 2020 was a question in its own right and the queries that were asked of the search engine reflected more than just cultural fascination, Google said

As blood of minorities flows from Pakistan to Bangladesh, CAA needs to roll out soon
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As blood of minorities flows from Pakistan to Bangladesh, CAA needs to roll out soon

A compelling reason for the Centre to roll out the CAA is that the utterly disparaging fate of minorities in neighbouring Islamic nations continues in 2020

Release of all political prisoners is one of our demands: In conversation with Sukhdarshan Natt of Punjab Kisan Union
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Release of all political prisoners is one of our demands: In conversation with Sukhdarshan Natt of Punjab Kisan Union

As farmers continue to protest against the Centre's farm bills, they have also raised various other issues, one of them being a demand for the release of all political prisoners; farmers, activists, intellectuals, anybody wrongfully imprisoned in recent times.

CAA likely to be implemented from January, says BJP's Kailash Vijayvargiya in West Bengal
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CAA likely to be implemented from January, says BJP's Kailash Vijayvargiya in West Bengal

The BJP national general secretary accused the TMC government of not being sympathetic to the cause of the refugees

Constitution Day: IIT-B professor Paulomi Chakraborty presents nuanced take on equality
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Constitution Day: IIT-B professor Paulomi Chakraborty presents nuanced take on equality

Paulomi Chakraborty, associate professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences — IIT-B, presents a nuanced exploration of equality in part 5 of IIT Bombay for Justice's #PreambleLectures series.

Constitution Day: Tuli Bakshi, Sharib Ali on the idea of justice as enshrined in the Constitution
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Constitution Day: Tuli Bakshi, Sharib Ali on the idea of justice as enshrined in the Constitution

Tuli Bakshi (postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Earth Sciences — IIT Bombay) and Sharib A Ali (director — Human Rights Programme, Quill Foundation) discuss the idea of justice in part 3 of IIT Bombay for Justice's #PreambleLectures series

Constitution Day: IIT-B professor Anupam Guha explains socialism in the Indian context
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Constitution Day: IIT-B professor Anupam Guha explains socialism in the Indian context

Anupam Guha, assistant professor, Centre for Policy Studies — IIT-B, explains socialism, in part 2 of IIT Bombay for Justice's #PreambleLectures series

Constitution Day: IIT-B professor Amit Singh deconstructs the phrase 'We, the people of India'
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Constitution Day: IIT-B professor Amit Singh deconstructs the phrase 'We, the people of India'

IIT-B professor Amit Singh analyses how the phrase "We, the People of India" entered the Preamble in part 6 of IIT Bombay for Justice's #PreambleLectures series