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  • Actress Shabana Azmi injured in road accident

    Renowned Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi is injured in an accident on the Mumbai-Pune Express Highway.

  • Prepaid mobile connections restored in Jammu and Kashmir

    After nearly six months, prepaid mobile phone connections are restored in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Punjab passes anti-CAA resolution following Kerala

    Congress-ruled Punjab state legislative assembly passes a resolution demanding that the Indian government scrap the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), becoming the second state to do so after Marxist-ruled Kerala.

  • India’s communication satellite GSAT-30 successfully launched

    India's latest "high-power" communication satellite GSAT-30, aimed at providing high-quality television, telecommunications and broadcasting services, is successfully launched from French Guiana, the Indian Department of Space says.

  • Mamata’s New Gambit in West Bengal

    Kolkata is often described as a city of protests. Street marches against the amended citizenship law and proposed NRC almost every day for the last month have helped burnish that image of Kolkata.

  • 'Would love to see Bangladeshi immigrants create next unicorn in India'

    Microsoft's Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella has joined the chorus against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in India, saying what is happening is "just bad" and he would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant create the next unicorn in India.

  • Citizenship law: Modi accuses rivals of spreading misinformation

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is not aimed at taking away anyone’s citizenship but giving citizenship and accused the opposition parties of spreading misinformation about the new law.

  • Maverick Mamata and a disunited opposition camp

    By deciding to boycott a meeting of about a dozen opposition parties in New Delhi, India on January 13—when they will try to firm up

  • Mamata meets Modi, urges him to rethink CAA, NRC

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urges Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rethink his government’s decision over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens.

  • Bangladesh mission in New Delhi celebrates Bangabandhu’s Home-coming Day

    Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s home-coming day is celebrated at the Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi, capital of India, with diplomats and other staff paying rich tributes to the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh.

  • Access to internet is a fundamental right, rules Indian SC

    India’s Supreme Court rules that the right to access the internet is a fundamental right under Article 19 of the Constitution and ordered restoration of internet services in all institutions providing essential services like hospitals and educational centres.

  • Mamata Banerjee to skip opposition's Anti-CAA meet

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said her Trinamool Congress would boycott a joint meeting of opposition parties called by Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday next in protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi government's controversial amended citizenship law and proposed NRC.

  • Modi greets Trump over phone

    The ties between India and the US "have grown from strength to strength", Prime Minister Narendra Modi says in a phone call with US President Donald Trump, according to a statement by Indian government.

  • 20 hurt as masked men attack Indian JNU students, teachers

    Violence rocks prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University campus in New Delhi of India as masked men armed with sticks attack students and teachers leaving 20 people injured and damaged property, prompting the administration to call in the police.

  • Nat’l population register to be carried out in Bihar May 15-28

    Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushil Kumar Modi said updating of the National Population Register (NPR) will be carried out in the state from May 15 to May 28 this year.

  • Next move on deportation of Rohingyas: Indian minister

    A key Indian minister has said the government's next move would be relating the deportation of Rohingya refugees in Jammu and Kashmir as they would not be able to secure citizenship under the amended Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

  • Won’t budge an inch on CAA: Amit Shah

    Union Home Minister of India Amit Shah says the government will not budge an inch on its decision to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) despite the opposition parties’ criticism of the law..

  • 2 Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir gunfight

    Two Indian soldiers are killed in a gunfight with suspected militants along the border that divides the disputed territory of Kashmir between archrivals India and Pakistan, officials says.

  • Kerala assembly passes resolution against citizenship law

    The Kerala legislative Assembly has passed a resolution demanding scrapping of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) which seeks to give Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

  • India stares at the New Year with high politics over CAA/NRC

    It has been more than a fortnight that the pan-India protests against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) are going on.

  • ‘India’s CAA, NRC may affect Bangladesh’

    Voicing grave concern over the impact of India’s National Register of Citizens and Citizenship Amendment Act, eminent jurist Shahdeen Malik says Bangladesh should be prepared to cope up with the stresses.

  • ‘Now we have woken up’

    Mumbai-based copywriter Sarah Syed says she was long alarmed by the Hindu nationalist direction of India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi but felt powerless to stop it -- until now. Like many others taking part in the current wave of protests, the final straw was Modi’s new citizenship law and then the images of students being tear-gassed when they demonstrated against it.

  • Delhi temperature drops to 2.4 degrees

    The Indian capital, Delhi, experienced its coldest day of this winter with minimum temperature plummeting to 2.4 degrees celsius in the morning, Met officials said.

  • Modi joins crowd to watch decade's last solar eclipse

    Thousands of Indians watch the last solar eclipse of the decade in Kerala and Tamil Nadu,

  • Modi unveils plan to tackle water shortages in India's heartland states

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches a 60-billion-rupee ($842 million) plan to tackle water shortages in the country’s seven heartland states where agriculture is a mainstay.

  • Inside a sit-in protest on an Indian highway

    In a working-class corner of south Delhi, a nearly 1-kilometre (half mile) stretch of a wide, six-lane highway connecting India's capital city with a burgeoning suburb is blockaded.

  • Jharkhand message may resonate across India

    Some years ago, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had boasted of a “Congress-mukt” Bharat. It was the result of the party’s victory in a series of assembly elections across India since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power for the first time more than five years ago.

  • BGB BSF DG level conference

    6-day BGB-BSF DG level conference from Dec 25

    Killing or injuring and firing on innocent Bangladeshi citizens on the border with India will dominate the six-day director general level conference between BGB and BSF scheduled to begin at New Delhi on December 25.

  • BJP’s publicity blitz depicts Muslim men

    India's ruling party launches a video with animated Muslim characters on social media in a publicity blitz aiming to bust "myths" around a new citizenship law that has sparked deadly protests.

  • Outgoing Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla

    Shringla appointed new foreign secretary of India

    Harsh Vardhan Shringla, the former Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, is appointed as the new foreign secretary of India for a two-year fixed term.