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Rice Today, Blood Tomorrow: Villagers Donate Produce in Quintals to AASU to Continue Anti-CAA Protests

Dibrugarh/Guwahati: The protest against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act saw a large number of villagers in Dibrugarh district donating a large quantity of rice to AASU on Saturday to carry on the agitation. At a public rally in Sasoni circle, which is the largest revenue circle of Dibrugarh district, residents of 85 villages donated 350 quintals of rice to All ...

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Behmai case diary missing, verdict deferred | India News

AKBARPUR (KANPUR DEHAT): The original case diary of Behmai massacre, in which 20 people were allegedly shot dead by ‘Bandit Queen’ Phoolan Devi’s gang nearly four decades ago, was found to be missing on Saturday when a special court was about to pronounce its verdict. This prompted the judge to defer the matter to January 24. Special judge, Dacoit Affected ...

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Never Approached JNU Faculty for Recruitment Citing Deteriorating Situation, Says IIT Delhi

An e-mail purportedly sent by IIT-Delhi Director V Ramgopal Rao in December to the institutes’ deans suggesting recruitment of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) faculty went viral earlier this week. PTI Updated:January 18, 2020, 8:37 PM IST Representative image. New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here on Saturday denied approaching JNU faculty members for recruitment citing “deteriorating situation in ...

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70 protesters in burqa booked | India News

AGRA: The Aligarh police on Saturday registered a case against 70 “burqa-clad” unidentified women for taking out a protest march against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in the city on Friday after namaz. Later, two youths were also arrested for “provoking” the women to hold the protest. As per police, the women were booked under section 188 of IPC as ...

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Pak jibe: Case against teacher | India News

THRISSUR: Two days after a Kerala schoolteacher was suspended, police on Saturday registered a case against him for allegedly “violating communal harmony” during a students’ discussion on the CAA. Kaleshan KK of Government Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Kodungallur, reportedly told Class VIII students opposed to CAA to “be prepared to go to Pakistan”. The class was discussing the implications of ...

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NGO Seeks Permission to Recite ‘Garuda Purana’ to Nirbhaya Convicts

Etah (UP): An Etah-based NGO on Saturday said it has approached the Tihar Jail authorities seeking permission to recite ‘Garuda Purana’ to the death-row convicts of the Nirbhaya case to make them “mentally prepared” to face the gallows. The ‘Garuda Purana’ scripture is one of the 18 ‘Mahapuranas’ in Hinduism, and it talks in details about ‘karma’, afterlife and reincarnation ...

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PM’s ex-secy is Nehru Museum council chief | India News

NEW DELHI: Former principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Nripendra Misra, has been appointed chairperson of the executive council of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML). Misra’s appointment was announced through an order dated January 14, which said the executive council of the NMML has been reconstituted and that it will be now chaired by Misra. Prasar Bharati ...

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Muzaffarpur Shelter Case: Court Dismisses Brajesh Thakur’s Plea Claiming Witnesses Not Reliable

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday dismissed a plea filed by Brajesh Thakur, prime accused in alleged sexual and physical assault on several girls in a Muzaffarpur shelter home, which claimed testimonies of witnesses in the case were not reliable. During an in-camera proceedings, Additional Sessions Judge Saurabh Kulshreshtha rejected the plea on the ground that the case of ...

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Amit Shah attacks Congress, brands opponents of CAA ‘anti-Dalit’ | India News

HUBBALLI: Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday dubbed those opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act “anti-Dalit” and sought to assuage the fears of Muslims, saying CAA was all about including people, not excluding anyone or any community. Addressing a public meeting here in this Karnataka town as part of BJP’s nationwide Jan Jagran Abhiyan, Shah said since 70% of refugees ...

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