Guwahati, the epicentre of anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests, was placed under indefinite curfew on December 11.The Army was called in at four places and Assam Rifles personnel were deployed in Tripura on December 11 as the two Northeast states plunged into chaos over the hugely emotive Bill, reports suggest.Army PRO Lt Col P Khongsai said that two Army columns have been deployed in Guwahati and were carrying out flag marches. The Army has also been deployed in Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Jorhat districts, news agency PTI quoted officials as saying.Close Also read: Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 passes muster in Rajya Sabha related news India's strength is secular democracy; protecting rights of minority communities: Congressman Bera India needs to demonstrate willingness to become part of global supply chain: US Fomer US Prez Dwight Eisenhower wanted to support India for its own right as a democracy: Richard Verma Protesters target Assam CM’s houseCurfew was … [Read more...] about Assam witnesses massive protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill; Army deployed, curfew imposed
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The Congress severely criticised the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill by Parliament in party president Sonia Gandhi saying it marks a "dark day" in the constitutional history of India and is a "victory of narrow minded and bigoted forces" over the country's pluralism.The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, was passed by Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Lok Sabha cleared the Bill on Monday.Several senior Congress leaders indicated that the party may move court against the Bill with Abhishek Singhvi saying that the legislation will be legally challenged in the near future as it is "highly suspect" in terms of constitutionality.Close Hitting out at Home Minister Amit Shah over his remarks in support of the Bill, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram told reporters, "The Home Minister says 130 crore people are supporting us, obviously he does not count Assam, Northeast and all other … [Read more...] about Citizenship bill’s passage marks ‘dark day’ in our constitutional history: Sonia Gandhi
Amazon has partnered with Onida to bring its Fire TV edition smart televisions in India, to further strengthen its position in the booming consumer durable market in the country.The Fire TV Edition smart TVs were first introduced by Amazon in 2018 in the US and Canada. Earlier this year, the company expanded the range to the UK, Germany and Austria in collaborations with Dixons Carphone, MediaMarktSaturn and Grundig."We have seen great momentum to the Fire TV Edition smart TVs so far. India has been a very important market for our streaming product and we are seeing great uptake of it from across the country. We are confident of a similar response to the TVs also," Sandeep Gupta, Vice President (Fire TV Devices and Experiences) told PTI.Close He didn't comment on the targeted sales. related news Social security bill | Differential EPF rates may boost take-home pay, rejig in gratuity rule proposed Rajasthan govt will launch farmer welfare fund of Rs 1,000cr on … [Read more...] about Amazon brings Fire TV edition smart TVs to India, partners Onida
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on December 12, said that the people of Assam have nothing to worry about the passing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The prime minister’s statement comes amid massive protests in parts of Assam and the Northeast region against the contentious Bill.The Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha on December 11. It was passed by the Lok Sabha on December 9.In a tweet, PM Modi said, “I want to assure my brothers and sisters of Assam that they have nothing to worry after the passing of #CAB. I want to assure them- no one can take away your rights, unique identity and beautiful culture. It will continue to flourish and grow.”Close “The Central Government and I are totally committed to constitutionally safeguard the political, linguistic, cultural and land rights of the Assamese people as per the spirit of Clause 6,” PM Modi said in another tweet. related news Passage of Citizenship Bill a victory for nation: Goa CM … [Read more...] about ‘No one can take away your rights’, PM Modi assures people of Assam on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill
India's mutual fund space witnessed an interesting dichotomy in November.Net inflows into equity mutual funds (MFs), including closed-ended schemes, stood at a mere Rs 933 crore against Rs 6,015 crore in the previous month, latest data released by the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) shows.On the other hand, investment in equity funds through systematic investment plans (SIPs) saw a strong momentum at Rs 8,273 crore.Close The fall in equity MFs net inflow is primarily due to redemptions in value funds, multi-cap funds and sectoral funds. related news Market Headstart: Nifty likely to open higher on Fed status quo; Ujjivan Small Finance Bank eyed Bharat Bond ETF can help low-risk investors diversify with 10-20% allocation This multiplex stock jumped 47% in 2019 despite slump in consumer spending Overall, the mutual fund industry saw its total asset under management (AUM) hitting Rs 27 lakh crore as of November from Rs 23.59 lakh crore a year ago. That represents a … [Read more...] about Equity inflows drop but SIP figures at all-time high; what should you do?