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  • Mamata takes veiled dig at Modi over citizenship law

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee takes a veiled dig at Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had said at an election rally in Jharkhand recently that those involved in arson and violence during the protest against Citizenship (Amended) Act can be "identified by their clothes".

  • Global Gender Gap Report 2020

    Bangladesh top gender-neutral country in South Asia: Report

    Bangladesh has been ranked the top country among its South Asian neighbours by performing the best in bringing down gender gap, World Economic Forum says in its latest report.

  • Never allow NRC, new Citizenship Act in West Bengal: Mamata

    Chief Ministers of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee and Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan hit the streets leading a massive protest opposing the amended Citizenship Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) in India.

  • Indian SC to hear Jamia, Aligarh University violence tomorrow

    The Supreme Court in India will on Tuesday hear the incidents of violence at Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University and Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh Muslim University following protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

  • Citizenship law: Jamia protest spreads to 3 Indian univs

    Students protest erupted in campuses of at least four Indian universities against the Delhi Police crackdown at Jamia Millia Islamia after last evening's pitched street battles over the new citizenship law that gives Indian nationality to non-Muslim settlers from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

  • ‘No automatic citizenship’

    The central government in India has moved to allay fears over an influx of Bangladeshi Hindu refugees into the northeast with a number of tweets on the official PIB Twitter handle this morning, after violent protests engulfed Assam and parts of the region for a fifth consecutive day yesterday.

  • Citizenship Amendment Act: Amit Shah calls for more talks

    After Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma raised concerns over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) causing “problems” in his state, Indian Home Minister Amit Shah invited him for talks post-Christmas to discuss the issue.

  • Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen

    Myanmar to be sincere in implementing Rohingya repatriation deal: FM

    Bangladesh expects that Myanmar would be more tolerant towards Rohingyas after facing trial at the International Court of Justice, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen says.

  • PM Modi falls at Ganga ghat in Kanpur

    Modi slips, falls at Ganga Ghat in Kanpur

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi misses a step and falls down on stairs at Kanpur's Atal ghat.

  • US, UK warn on travel to NE India after clashes

    Washington and London issue travel warnings for northeast India as opponents of a new citizenship law geared up for more protests Saturday, following days of clashes that saw two people killed and dozens injured.