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After backing CAA, Naveen Patnaik says no to NRC: BJD chief's balancing act aimed at restoring 'secular' image, say critics
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After backing CAA, Naveen Patnaik says no to NRC: BJD chief's balancing act aimed at restoring 'secular' image, say critics

After the Biju Janata Dal lent its support in Parliament to the Citizenship Amendment Act, Naveen Patnaik announced that his party does not support the National Register of Citizens.

Parliament Updates: 'Poverty in India has doubled over recent years': Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury slams Centre for low global poverty index ranking
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Parliament Updates: 'Poverty in India has doubled over recent years': Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury slams Centre for low global poverty index ranking

Parliament LIVE Updates: In Lok Sabha, Leader of Opposition and Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, "India ranks 102 in the global poverty index. Bangladesh is also ahead of us, they rank 88. In today's times, poverty has doubled." Meanwhile, in Rajya Sabha, Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad spoke on The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Amendment) Bill, which seeks to amend provisions related to reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs).

RSS general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi hails CAB as 'courageous step', congratulates Narendra Modi, Amit Shah for passage of Bill in Parliament
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RSS general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi hails CAB as 'courageous step', congratulates Narendra Modi, Amit Shah for passage of Bill in Parliament

RSS general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Parliament and described it as a 'courageous step'

'Shiv Sena favouring CAB in Lok Sabha won't affect Maharashtra govt': Nawab Malik expresses confidence in newly-formed alliance in state
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'Shiv Sena favouring CAB in Lok Sabha won't affect Maharashtra govt': Nawab Malik expresses confidence in newly-formed alliance in state

NCP chief spokesperson Nawab Malik said the Shiv Sena's decision to stage a walkout from the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday reflected its 'change of heart'.

Daily Bulletin: Army flag march across Brahmaputra Valley amid CAB protests; UK goes to polls; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: Army flag march across Brahmaputra Valley amid CAB protests; UK goes to polls; day's top stories

Daily Bulletin: Assam under curfew amid protests against Citizenship Amendment Bill; Supreme Court to hear pleas seeking review of Ayodhya verdict; Quentin Tarantino says he plans to make a third Kill Bill film; day's top stories

Parliament passes Citizenship Amendment Bill: Narendra Modi hails law as proof of 'compassion, brotherhood'; Opposition says dark day for democracy
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Parliament passes Citizenship Amendment Bill: Narendra Modi hails law as proof of 'compassion, brotherhood'; Opposition says dark day for democracy

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which was described as unconstitutional by the slew of Opposition MPs who rose to oppose the legislation in the Upper House.

Parliament Updates: With 125 Ayes and 105 Noes, Rajya Sabha passes Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019
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Parliament Updates: With 125 Ayes and 105 Noes, Rajya Sabha passes Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019

Parliament LATEST Updates: The contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed by the Upper House on Wednesday with 117 votes in favour and 92 against.

Opposition speaking Pakistan's language by rejecting citizenship bill, legislation will be written in 'golden letters' in history, says Narendra Modi
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Opposition speaking Pakistan's language by rejecting citizenship bill, legislation will be written in 'golden letters' in history, says Narendra Modi

Hours ahead of the tabling of the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday accused he Opposition of speaking Pakistan's language on the legislation

Daily Bulletin: Amit Shah to move Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in RS; SC to hear pleas challenging Article 370 abrogation; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: Amit Shah to move Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in RS; SC to hear pleas challenging Article 370 abrogation; day's top stories

Daily Bulletin: Amit Shah to move Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in RS; SC to hear pleas challenging Article 370 abrogation; day's top stories

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.

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.

'Kashmir situation normal, Congress' prediction of bloodshed proved wrong': Amit Shah alleges party only concerned with 'political activity' in region
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'Kashmir situation normal, Congress' prediction of bloodshed proved wrong': Amit Shah alleges party only concerned with 'political activity' in region

The Congress divided the country on the basis of religion, said Amit Shah in the Lok Sabha while justifying that the Citizenship Amendment Bill that leaves out Muslims among illegal migrants from the purview of granting Indian citizenship.

Chidambaram brands Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 'patently unconstitutional', warns debate likely shift to SC if Parliament passes legislation
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Chidambaram brands Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 'patently unconstitutional', warns debate likely shift to SC if Parliament passes legislation

Slamming the BJP government, Chidambaram said, 'this is the price we pay for giving a party a brute majority that it uses to trample over the wishes of the states and the people.'

'Citizenship (Amendment) Bill a dangerous turn in wrong direction': US panel may consider sanctions against Amit Shah
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'Citizenship (Amendment) Bill a dangerous turn in wrong direction': US panel may consider sanctions against Amit Shah

Shah on Monday introduced the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha, where it was passed with 311 members favouring it and 80 voting against it. It will now be tabled in the Rajya Sabha for its nod on Tuesday.

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".

Amit Shah wins round one of CAB debate in LS by blunting Opposition's attack, but deft touch will be required in RS
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Amit Shah wins round one of CAB debate in LS by blunting Opposition's attack, but deft touch will be required in RS

In touting “reasonable classification” as the basis behind the law, Amit Shah blunted Opposition’s key charge that CAB is violative of the Constitution.

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is death sentence for North East, fear parties, student bodies ahead of battle beyond Parliament
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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is death sentence for North East, fear parties, student bodies ahead of battle beyond Parliament

When leaders owing allegiance to the BJP or to the NDA as allies in the North East have expressed strong reservations against the Bill, the BJP leaders in Assam or its ally AGP have completely chickened out in front of the central leadership of the national party.

Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha demands an apology from Congress MPs for behaviour towards Smriti Irani; Lower House adjourned for the day
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Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha demands an apology from Congress MPs for behaviour towards Smriti Irani; Lower House adjourned for the day

Parliament LIVE updates: Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Friday following persistent demands by members of the BJP and some other parties for an apology by two Congress MPs, accused of adopting a "threatening position" towards Union minister Smriti Irani when she was speaking on the Unnao issue.