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Army deployed in Assam to counter protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill

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Eight columns of the Army and Assam Rifles have been deployed in Assam, including capital Guwahati to control the ongoing violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill and the amended Citizenship Act. Defence Public Relation Officer Lt Col P Khongsai said the Army and Assam Rifles were requisitioned by the civil administration in Morigaon, Sonitpur and Dibrugarh districts besides Guwahati ...

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Over 1200 vacancies in Railways

Indian Railways has issued vacancies for 1200 government jobs. The most important thing this time is that most of these jobs do not require any entrance exam. Under the Apprentice Act, East Coast Railway has taken out a total of 1,216 vacancies. Even in the name of educational qualification, applicants will have to be 8th pass and above. Vacancies are ...

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Citizenship Amendment Bill passed in Rajya Sabha

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Rajya Sabha on Wednesday approved the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, completing the legislative procedure for giving Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Replying to a six-and-a-half-hour debate on the bill, Home Minister Amit Shah said the legislation seeks to provide citizenship to persecuted minorities in the three countries and not take away citizenship of anyone. He rejected ...

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SC commences hearing on pleas challenging abrogation of Article 370

The Supreme Court on Tuesday commenced hearing on a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Centre’s decision to abrogate Article 370, which gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. The hearing before a 5-judge Constitution bench, headed by Justice N V Ramana, started with senior advocate Raju Ramachandran, appearing for bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal ...

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Delhi court reserves verdict against Kuldeep Sengar in Unnao rape case

A Delhi court on Tuesday reserved verdict for next week in the case of alleged kidnapping and rape of a woman by expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in Unnao in 2017. District Judge Dharmesh Sharma said he will pronounce his judgement in the case on December 16. CBI had concluded its arguments in the case on Monday and recording ...

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Lok Sabha passes the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019

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The Lok Sabha today passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019. The Bill seeks to grant Indian Citizenship to persons belonging to Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have migrated to India after facing persecution on grounds of religion in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, if they fulfil conditions for grant of citizenship. Introducing the Bill, Union Minister for ...

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SC partially lifts ban on construction activities in Delhi-NCR

The Supreme Court Monday allowed construction activity in the Delhi-NCR region between 6 am and 6 pm, partially lifting its complete ban on it. The apex court perused the report filed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) which said that construction activities should not be allowed between 6 pm to 6 am. A bench, comprising justices Arun Mishra and ...

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Snowfall forecast for next week in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is likely to receive snowfall next week leading to further decrease in temperature across the state which is already in the grip of an intense cold wave, the Meteorological Department said on Saturday. The prediction means more tourists would be visiting the state in the coming days to enjoy the picturesque snow-covered landscape. The middle and high hills ...

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Unnao rape victim died of extensive burn injuries: Postmortem report

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The postmortem of the Unnao rape victim showed that she died of extensive burn injuries, a senior doctor at the Safdarjung hospital said on Saturday. The 23-year-old woman was set ablaze on Thursday by five people, including two who are accused of raping her. She had suffered 90 per cent burns and was airlifted from Lucknow to the Delhi-based hospital ...

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Tax Exemptions to Startups

Under Startup India Initiative recognized startups have been exempted under several sections of IT Act. The Fund of Funds for Startups (FFS) was approved by the Cabinet and established by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade(DPIIT) in June 2016 with a corpus of Rs 10,000 crore to provide a much needed boost to the Indian startup ecosystem and ...

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