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Indian citizenship protests: Modi, BJP misread the mood

Indian citizenship protests: Modi, BJP misread the mood

Reuters 2019-12-26 12:28:34

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government did not anticipate the protests against a new citizenship law that have raged across the country and is now scrambling to control the damage, mem...

0.1m Sri Lankan refugees missing from India’s citizenship law

0.1m Sri Lankan refugees missing from India’s citizenship law

Thomson Reuters Foundation 2019-12-25 11:52:42

Nearly 100,000 Sri Lankan refugees living in India are not eligible for citizenship under a new law, sparking concerns they may be forced to return to the island nation they fled during a decades-long...

India police ban protests against citizenship law

India police ban protests against citizenship law

-- 2019-12-19 13:14:53

Police have banned protests against a controversial new citizenship law in several parts of India. The ban has been imposed in parts of the capital Delhi, Uttar Pradesh state, and some areas of Karna...

Indian citizenship law: Modi defiant despite widespread protests

Indian citizenship law: Modi defiant despite widespread protests

-- 2019-12-18 10:49:12

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reacted with defiance to widespread protests against a new citizenship law. The law offers citizenship to non-Muslims from three nearby countries. The governm...

India citizenship law protests spread across campuses

India citizenship law protests spread across campuses

-- 2019-12-17 10:49:33

Protests over a new Indian citizenship law based on religion spread to student campuses on Monday as critics said the Hindu nationalist government was pushing a partisan agenda in conflict with the co...

‘Anti-Muslim’ citizenship bill challenged in India court

‘Anti-Muslim’ citizenship bill challenged in India court

-- 2019-12-12 13:56:00

A bill that grants Indian citizenship to non-Muslim illegal immigrants has been challenged in the Supreme Court. The Indian Union Muslim League, a political party, has petitioned the court to declare...

Indian court delays ruling on ban on women entering Hindu temple

Indian court delays ruling on ban on women entering Hindu temple

-- 2019-11-14 12:59:18

India’s Supreme Court on Thursday referred a decision to lift a centuries-old ban on women of menstruating age entering a Hindu temple to a larger bench of judges, delaying a final verdict in th...

Indian drone ‘invades’ China’s airspace

Indian drone ‘invades’ China’s airspace

-- 2017-12-07 12:00:00

An Indian drone has "invaded China's airspace and crashed" on its territory, Chinese state media said. Zhang Shuili, deputy director of the western theatre combat bureau, said the incident took place...

'Ichthyosaur' fossil discovered for first time

'Ichthyosaur' fossil discovered for first time

BBC 2017-10-26 12:00:00

Scientists in India have discovered a 152 million-year-old fossil of an ichthyosaur - an extinct marine reptile - in the western state of Gujarat. This is the first time an ichthyosaur fossil has bee...

Veteran singer Girija Devi lifeless at 88

Veteran singer Girija Devi lifeless at 88

FE Online Desk 2017-10-25 12:00:00

Eminent classical singer and Padma Vibhushan awardee Girija Devi passed away at a hospital in Kolkata on Tuesday following a cardiac arrest, hospital sources said. She was 88 and survived by a daught...

BGB seizes Indian goods worth Tk 2m

BGB seizes Indian goods worth Tk 2m

-- 2017-10-16 10:53:19

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized various import-banned medicines, Indian saree and three-pieces worth Tk 2 million (20 lakh) from Sadipur border under Benapole Port Police Station on Su...

Briton dies while taking photos at Indian temple

Briton dies while taking photos at Indian temple

BBC 2017-10-15 12:00:00

A British man has fallen to his death while taking photos at a temple in India during a year-long world trip. Roger Stotesbury, 56, was visiting Orchha, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, with hi...

Two boys rescued while being trafficked to India

Two boys rescued while being trafficked to India

-- 2017-10-15 02:01:27

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) rescued two boys while they were being trafficked away from Kolaroya border area of Satkhira district to India on Saturday night.  The rescued boys were...

White tiger cubs kill zoo keeper in India

White tiger cubs kill zoo keeper in India

BBC 2017-10-09 12:00:00

An animal keeper at a national park in southern India has been attacked and killed by two rare young white tigers, officials say. The keeper, 40, was mauled to death as he attempted to direct the tig...

Leopard caught after 36-hour hunt in Suzuki factory

Leopard caught after 36-hour hunt in Suzuki factory

BBC 2017-10-07 12:00:00

Wildlife officials in India have caught a leopard nearly 36 hours after it was first spotted in a car factory. Rescuers tranquilised the animal after a massive search operation at Maruti Suzuki's man...

Car rams into Indian pilgrims, killing seven

Car rams into Indian pilgrims, killing seven

Xinhua 2017-09-27 12:00:00

At least seven people were killed and more than ten others injured in a road accident in the western Indian state of Rajasthan Wednesday, police said.  "The accident occurred when a speeding car...

Train derailment in India injures 74

Train derailment in India injures 74

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At least 74 people were injured after a passenger train derailed early Wednesday in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the second rail accident in the state in four days. According to offic...