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Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2020: Howard Jacobson, Katherine Eban to hold forth on Day 2
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Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2020: Howard Jacobson, Katherine Eban to hold forth on Day 2

Portuguese politician and author Bruno Maçães and playwright and novelist Damian Barr will be among the speakers on Day 2 of the Jaipur Literature Festival

Shashi Tharoor says Assembly resolutions against CAA a ‘political gesture’, but states will play vital part in NPR, NRC implementation
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Shashi Tharoor says Assembly resolutions against CAA a ‘political gesture’, but states will play vital part in NPR, NRC implementation

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that bringing in resolutions against the CAA is more of a political gesture by the states as they hardly have any role in granting citizenships

Delhi Assembly election 2020: Sonia Gandhi, Rahul, Priyanka, CMs of Congress-ruled states among list of 40 star campaigners for party
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Delhi Assembly election 2020: Sonia Gandhi, Rahul, Priyanka, CMs of Congress-ruled states among list of 40 star campaigners for party

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former party chief Rahul Gandhi and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are among the party's list of 40 star campaigners for the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls

Congress backed NSUI, IYC fail to capitalise as Left steers youth surge against CAA-NRC through SFI, AISA across campuses
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Congress backed NSUI, IYC fail to capitalise as Left steers youth surge against CAA-NRC through SFI, AISA across campuses

NSUI was hardly visible and failed to drive this movement by the students, not just in Delhi but even in the Congress-ruled states like Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh or Rajasthan.

Indian writers who defined the decade, from Siddhartha Mukherjee to Sujatha Gidla, Perumal Murugan
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Indian writers who defined the decade, from Siddhartha Mukherjee to Sujatha Gidla, Perumal Murugan

Through conversations with columnists, critics and authors, collated here is a list of Indian writers across several languages who created insightful literature, and delightful reading through the 2010s.

Shashi Tharoor calls police action on Jamia students 'blot on nation', says CAA betrays Mahatma Gandhi's ideals
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Shashi Tharoor calls police action on Jamia students 'blot on nation', says CAA betrays Mahatma Gandhi's ideals

Terming the Citizenship Amendment Act as 'discriminatory', Shashi Tharoor asserted that it is against the ideals of unity espoused by Mahatma Gandhi

A Muslim affair: Anti-CAA protests are against Islamophobia, can't be turned into BJP vs Opposition slugfest
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A Muslim affair: Anti-CAA protests are against Islamophobia, can't be turned into BJP vs Opposition slugfest

The citizenship law is an attack on Muslim and Muslims have come on the streets to fight and safeguard their membership in Indian society, and it should not be appropriated into a BJP versus Opposition or Hindu-India versus Secular-India wrestling match. For all we know, most of the parties in the Opposition, whether national or regional, have contributed in squeezing Muslims to the margins. BJP is just going a step further and throwing us out of the margin we already were on.

Allow Chandrashekhar Azad to visit AIIMS, Opposition leaders urge Centre; Priyanka Gandhi says 'govt's lack of humanity shameful'
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Allow Chandrashekhar Azad to visit AIIMS, Opposition leaders urge Centre; Priyanka Gandhi says 'govt's lack of humanity shameful'

A number of political leaders said Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad must be allowed access to medical care at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

Muslim identity politics over Citizenship Amendment Act has alienated allies and is problematic for idea of India
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Muslim identity politics over Citizenship Amendment Act has alienated allies and is problematic for idea of India

This expression of angst over a movement going in a direction different from where it intended to, has drawn a guttural release of anger from Muslim, many of whom have argued that since the issue concerns only Muslims (a misleading position), they should be at the forefront of the movement, allowed to decide on its nature, content and allies should not “dictate terms” or derail the movement’s legitimacy.

Kirpal Kazak, known as Punjab's Verrier Elwin, to receive the Sahitya Akademi Award for his collection of short stories
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Kirpal Kazak, known as Punjab's Verrier Elwin, to receive the Sahitya Akademi Award for his collection of short stories

Kirpal Kazak is among six short story writers who have been awarded this prestigious Rs. 1,00,000 purse for his collection of stories in Punjabi, Antheen (Endless).

Sahitya Akademi Awards 2019: Shashi Tharoor wins in English non-fiction category for An Era of Darkness
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Sahitya Akademi Awards 2019: Shashi Tharoor wins in English non-fiction category for An Era of Darkness

Apart from Shashi Tharoor, other winners of this year's Sahitya Akademi Awards include Chinmoy Guha for his Bengali essay Ghumer Darja Thele, Cho Dharman’s Tamil novel Sool, V Madhusoodanan Nair's Malayalam poetry book Achan Piranna Veedu.

Payal Rohatgi sent to judicial custody till 24 December over Motilal Nehru video controversy after local court rejects bail
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Payal Rohatgi sent to judicial custody till 24 December over Motilal Nehru video controversy after local court rejects bail

Earlier in December, a notice was served to Payal Rohatgi for allegedly posting an objectionable video relating to former prime ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi.

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to be taken up in Rajya Sabha today, how 'fence-sitters' Shiv Sena, BJD, JD(U) will affect votes in Upper House
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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to be taken up in Rajya Sabha today, how 'fence-sitters' Shiv Sena, BJD, JD(U) will affect votes in Upper House

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to table the much-debated Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and the ruling government will make efforts to ensure that the lack of majority in the Upper House does not become an obstacle in its aim to fulfill a key election promise. The bill was passed in the Lok Sabha at midnight on Tuesday amid vehement objections from the Opposition.

In Parliament today: Lok Sabha passes Constitution (Amendment) Bill to extend reservation for SC/ST MPs; Rajya Sabha to take up Citizenship Bill tomorrow
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In Parliament today: Lok Sabha passes Constitution (Amendment) Bill to extend reservation for SC/ST MPs; Rajya Sabha to take up Citizenship Bill tomorrow

The Rajya Sabha is scheduled to take up the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on Wednesday, after it was passed in the Lok Sabha by a two-thirds majority at midnight on Tuesday. The Upper House, presided over by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, is likely to begin the six-hour discussion on the bill at 2 pm.

Rajya Sabha to debate CAB tomorrow: Attack on Constitution, claim Congress and CPM; Shiv Sena hints at withdrawing support; rifts in JD(U) over backing Bill
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Rajya Sabha to debate CAB tomorrow: Attack on Constitution, claim Congress and CPM; Shiv Sena hints at withdrawing support; rifts in JD(U) over backing Bill

The question of supporting the Citizenship Amendment Bill created rifts within the JDU in Bihar and the Maha Vikas Aghadi in Maharashtra

Parliament Updates: Rajya Sabha takes up Arms (Amendment) Bill; Lok Sabha debates on law to extend reservation for SC/ST MPs
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Parliament Updates: Rajya Sabha takes up Arms (Amendment) Bill; Lok Sabha debates on law to extend reservation for SC/ST MPs

Parliament LATEST Updates: Minister of State for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy on Tuesday moved the Arms (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha, two days after it was passed in the Lok Sabha. Listing the changes in the bill, Reddy was quoted by The Hindu as saying that the bill provides a maximum punishment of life imprisonment for manufacturing and carrying illegal arms.

Daily Bulletin: Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to face Rajya Sabha test; SC to hear pleas challenging Article 370 abrogation; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to face Rajya Sabha test; SC to hear pleas challenging Article 370 abrogation; day's top stories

Daily Bulletin: Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to face Rajya Sabha test; SC to hear pleas challenging Article 370 abrogation; 11-hour bandh in North East states over contentious citizenship bill;day's top stories

Parliament Updates: Citizenship Amendment Bill passed by Lok Sabha with 311 votes in favour, 80 against
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Parliament Updates: Citizenship Amendment Bill passed by Lok Sabha with 311 votes in favour, 80 against

Parliament LIVE updates: The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Lower House at midnight on Tuesday with 311 votes in favour of the proposed legislation. 80 MPs voted against the bill in the division of votes.

LS passes Citizenship (Amendment) Bill by overwhelming majority: BJP gets support from JDU, YSRCP, BJD; Opposition calls legislation discriminatory
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LS passes Citizenship (Amendment) Bill by overwhelming majority: BJP gets support from JDU, YSRCP, BJD; Opposition calls legislation discriminatory

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill saw an animated debate in the Lok Sabha on Monday after Home Minister Amit Shah introduced the contentious legislation with assurances of exemption for the north eastern states, and said that the proposed law has the "endorsement of 130 crore Indians".