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Indian citizenship protests: Modi, BJP misread the mood

Reuters December 26, 2019 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

Thomson Reuters Foundation December 25, 2019 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

-- December 19, 2019 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

-- December 18, 2019 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

-- December 17, 2019 10:49:34

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

-- December 12, 2019 13:56:01

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

-- November 14, 2019 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

-- December 07, 2017 10:30:01

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

BBC October 26, 2017 10:59:50

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

FE Online Desk October 25, 2017 11:44:55

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...

Sushma, Khaleda to talk tonight

-- October 22, 2017 12:43:13

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will hold a meeting with BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia at a city hotel tonight (Sunday). The meeting is set to be held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon at 8:00 pm...

BGB seizes Indian goods worth Tk 2m

-- October 16, 2017 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...

Two boys rescued while being trafficked to India

-- October 15, 2017 14:01:27

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...

Briton dies while taking photos at Indian temple

BBC October 15, 2017 11:56:18

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...

White tiger cubs kill zoo keeper in India

BBC October 09, 2017 14:23:12

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

BBC October 07, 2017 12:16:48

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

Xinhua September 27, 2017 13:04:52

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

-- August 23, 2017 05:11:07

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...