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India among top five countries of birth for naturalised American citizens
World

India among top five countries of birth for naturalised American citizens

US Citizenship and Immigration Services has welcomed 661,500 new US citizens as of 15 June, 2022 and made significant progress in reducing our naturalisation pending queues

Shanghai warns against 'panic' as COVID-19 cases mount in China
World

Shanghai warns against 'panic' as COVID-19 cases mount in China

Shanghai authorities have called for calm as worried citizens swamped online grocery platforms to stock up on food over fears of impending lockdowns

International Youth Day 2021: Date, significance, history and theme of this year
World

International Youth Day 2021: Date, significance, history and theme of this year

Also, on this day, the government and citizens come together to bring attention to the problems faced by the younger generation

World Population Day 2020: India need to focus on quality health care for all in the post-COVID-19 era
science

World Population Day 2020: India need to focus on quality health care for all in the post-COVID-19 era

With the private health sector failing to provide equitable healthcare, we should consider regulations to ensure it acts in the people's interests and not in the quest for profits.

Govt will provide legal support to citizens left out of NRC, says Assam minister; 200 new foreigners’ tribunals to open from Monday
India

Govt will provide legal support to citizens left out of NRC, says Assam minister; 200 new foreigners’ tribunals to open from Monday

The Assam government Saturday claimed many genuine Indian citizens have been left out of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), but said they do not need to panic as they have option to appeal in the Foreigners Tribunal

Can voluntary Aadhaar-based eKYC be legalised through a new law, after striking down Section 57?
News & Analysis

Can voluntary Aadhaar-based eKYC be legalised through a new law, after striking down Section 57?

The issue of the validity of eKYC is of particular concern to the private sector.

Assam govt tags 1.9 crore Assamese as 'legal' in first NRC draft: 1.39 crore await their turn
India

Assam govt tags 1.9 crore Assamese as 'legal' in first NRC draft: 1.39 crore await their turn

The Assam government has published the part draft of the much-awaited National Register of Citizens (NRC) which includes names of 1.9 crore people of total 3.29 crore applicants in the state, an official said.

CJI Dipak Misra says judiciary is obliged to stand with citizens if govt entities encroach upon fundamental rights
India

CJI Dipak Misra says judiciary is obliged to stand with citizens if govt entities encroach upon fundamental rights

Saying protection of fundamental rights of the citizens is "sacrosanct duty of judiciary", Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Saturday said judiciary is obliged to stand with the citizens.

Rohingya crisis: Aung San Suu Kyi likens issue to Kashmir, calls for need to sift terrorists from innocent people
World

Rohingya crisis: Aung San Suu Kyi likens issue to Kashmir, calls for need to sift terrorists from innocent people

Facing the problem of Rohingya Muslims, Myanmar's state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday likened the issue to Kashmir and said that there is the trouble of sifting terrorists from innocent citizens

Ram Nath Kovind recalls Mahatma Gandhi on Gujarat visit, urges citizens to become nation-builders
India

Ram Nath Kovind recalls Mahatma Gandhi on Gujarat visit, urges citizens to become nation-builders

President Ram Nath Kovind Sunday said he wanted every citizen of the country to become a nation-builder by adopting the Gandhian concept of "trusteeship"

Mumbai rains: Citizens open their homes, hearts to strangers after city comes to a halt
India

Mumbai rains: Citizens open their homes, hearts to strangers after city comes to a halt

As heavens opened up over Mumbai, its residents too opened their homes and hearts to strangers, offering assistance to those stranded in the devastating rains and floods that brought the megapolis to its knees.

Ram Nath Kovind takes oath: In inaugural speech, president outlines vision for India as world leader
India

Ram Nath Kovind takes oath: In inaugural speech, president outlines vision for India as world leader

Full text of the speech given by Ram Nath Kovind on his swearing in as the President of India.

Mumbai civic polls: It's time for a citizens' candidate to go beyond petty politics in the election
Politics

Mumbai civic polls: It's time for a citizens' candidate to go beyond petty politics in the election

This year could well be an opportunity for citizen-candidates in Mumbai.

Bengaluru steel flyover is anti-citizen and anti-environment; the city deserves better
India

Bengaluru steel flyover is anti-citizen and anti-environment; the city deserves better

Let me tell you why I think the proposed steel flyover project in Bengaluru is illegal, anti-citizen, anti-environment

Collapse of governance: Directly elect a PM as CEO and allow him to use domain experts as executives
India

Collapse of governance: Directly elect a PM as CEO and allow him to use domain experts as executives

Our current democratic processes and governance structures have failed to keep up with the rapid reforms required to implement lessons repeatedly learnt by successive Election Commissions.

Millions without power, three dead as typhoon hits Philippines
World

Millions without power, three dead as typhoon hits Philippines

Typhoon Melor carved through the central Philippines on Tuesday bringing heavy rain and strong winds that left millions without power and at least three people dead.

Goa police launch app to report crimes, emergencies
India

Goa police launch app to report crimes, emergencies

Goa police have launched a mobile app to enable vigilant citizens to report a law or traffic violation, police said on Monday.

Watch: Obama shuts down reporter at press conference, says 'you should know better'
World

Watch: Obama shuts down reporter at press conference, says 'you should know better'

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday rebuked a reporter from a major news outlet who asked a question about American citizens languishing in Iranian jails at a time when he led a successful negotiations with Iran on the nuclear deal.

Behave! China to keep track of its tourists' unruly behavior abroad
World

Behave! China to keep track of its tourists' unruly behavior abroad

Chinese authorities are trying to convince their citizens to behave themselves while traveling abroad by requiring provincial and national authorities to keep records of any misconduct people are caught committing while in other countries.