CAB: US commission for sanctions against Shah

WASHINGTON: A federal US commission on international religious freedom has said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is a “dangerous turn in wrong direction” and sought American sanctions against home minister Amit Shah if the bill is passed by both houses of the Indian Parliament. According to the proposed Bill, members […]

Recommendations made to the ToP Bill by ILFAT

ILFAT believes that a comprehensive law against trafficking must be inclusive of all forms of trafficking right from forced and bonded labor, sex trafficking to begging and servitude. Currently, there is a multiplicity of laws, which deals with different forms of trafficking under the different laws in silos. Some laws […]

New Congress ally Shiv Sena votes with Govt

NEW DELHI: In an interesting turn, 18-member Shiv Sena, which left the BJP-ruled NDA recently to form government with NCP and Congress in Maharashtra, voted for the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which was passed by Lok Sabha on Monday. During the debate on the bill, the party had argued that refugees […]

Price of diabetes drug to halve soon

MUMBAI: There is some good news for the over 72 million diabetics in India, with a cheaper version of a blockbuster drug hitting the market on December 10. The domestic pharmaceutical market is abuzz with news of over 15-20 companies launching generic versions of the widely-prescribed anti-diabetic drug Vildagliptin, with […]

Sonowal lists Hindu migrants district-wise

GUWAHATI: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday gave a district-wise break-up of “less than 2 lakh Bengali Hindu immigrants from Bangladesh” who would be eligible for Indian nationality under the proposed amendment to the Citizenship Act. Seeking to allay fears that Assam would bear the brunt of a fresh influx […]

‘Privileged people who don’t speak up don’t have any right to complain later on in their lives’

Last week’s encounter on the outskirts of Hyderabad where four rape accused were shot dead by the police triggered congratulatory messages by some city-based badminton players. However, Jwala Gutta, a Commonwealth Games badminton gold medallist from Hyderabad, expressed disquiet. She explains why to Siddharth Saxena: Indian sportspersons don’t speak out. […]

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