In light of protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill intensifying in the Northeast, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma announced on January 29 that 10 political parties, including allies of the BJP, have unanimously opposed the bill.Meanwhile, a conglomerate of 64 civil society organisations has called for a statewide 24-hour strike in Manipur on January 30.The contentious bill has the capability of ruining the prospects of the saffron party in the Northeast given the vehement opposition by regional parties, even the BJP’s allies.Close The bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 so as to make illegal immigrants who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, eligible for Indian citizenship. related news In pics | Massive protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Northeast, other regions Anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests: People defy curfew, police open fire in Assam Jharkhand … [Read more...] about Why is BJP firm on Citizenship Amendment Bill despite violent protests and risk of losing Northeast?
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The Karnataka assembly has been witnessing seemingly heavy turbulence with members of the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition ‘disappearing’ before the session.In a recent development, the Congress has called for a Legislative Party meeting, summoning all MLAs on February 8 at 9 am.A Congress Legislative Party (CLP) meeting was called earlier too on January 18 this year where four defiant MLAs didn’t turn up. These four MLAs – Ramesh Jarkiholi, Mahesh Kumtalli, Umesh Jadhav, and Nagendra – remained absent on the first day of the Karnataka Assembly session. Besides, three other Congress MLAs didn’t show up, leading the total number of absentees to seven.Close In order to curtail the absenteeism, the Grand Old Party issued a whip on February 5 making it mandatory for its 80 legislators to attend the assembly sessions. related news CBI carries out searches at 13 locations in Rs 568.52 crore bank fraud 200 recommendations of Swaminathan report … [Read more...] about Explained | Karnataka Assembly: A whirlwind of defecting MLAs and a looming trust vote
On March 5, Pakistan announced that its interior ministry has placed 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) in the list of banned organisations.According to Pakistan's National Counter Terrorism Authority (NCTA) list, which was updated on March 5, JuD and FIF were among 70 organisations proscribed by the Ministry of Interior under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.Before this, the two organisations were reportedly in their ‘under watch’ list since 2017. However, the move to ban these organisations is not a new tactic and has been a part of Pakistan’s playbook to ward off international pressure.Close Action against Saeed's LeT mere lip service related news CBI carries out searches at 13 locations in Rs 568.52 crore bank fraud 200 recommendations of Swaminathan report accepted by govt: Agri minister Believe Congress will take 'good decision' about leadership: Sachin Pilot … [Read more...] about Pakistan’s move to place Hafiz Saeed’s JuD in banned outfits list is nothing but a farce
The Eastern Docklands along Amsterdam’s IJ River used to be an industrial shipping site, but in 1975, the Dutch government began transforming it into a residential area. In the process, all but one of the site’s giant cranes were demolished. Fast forward 42 years, and the single remaining crane has been converted into an apartment–a wild example of adaptive reuse in a neighborhood that’s now home to art galleries and startups. Designed by Dutch designer Edward van Vliet, the crane’s interiors are a cozy nest where visitors to Amsterdam can soak up the former harbor’s ambience and gorgeous views in one of its former workhorses. The project is a partnership between the boutique tourism company Yays, which rents out apartments for luxury tourists, the city government, and the local historic conservation society. It opened for business in late 2017. But spending your vacation in Amsterdam’s last 20th-century crane ain’t cheap: one … [Read more...] about You Can Spend The Night In This Surprisingly Luxurious Shipping Crane
Issues related to human rights won't be part of the 2+2 dialogue between India and the US next week but the agenda would touch issues related to Kashmir, a top American diplomat has said."Human rights is not part of this 2+2 discussion that's taking place next week, although I'm confident that issues on Kashmir and the threat perceptions that India sees will obviously be a part of the agenda,” Alice G Wells, the acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, said on Wednesday at a programme for commemorating the 60th Anniversary of President Eisenhower's Historic Visit to India.External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will arrive here next week for the second round of '2+2' dialogue with their US counterparts Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark Esper on December 18.Close The inaugural '2+2' Indo-US dialogue was held in New Delhi in September last year. related news New ordinance likely by … [Read more...] about Human rights matters won’t be part of 2+2 dialogue between India, US: Wells