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Union Cabinet clears Citizenship Amendment Bill, to be tabled in Parliament soon

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to provide Indian nationality to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists fleeing persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, said sources. A bill to amend the the Citizenship Act, 1955, is likely to be introduced in the Parliament […]

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Citizenship Amendment Bill for whole country, not confined to northeast: Rajnath

New Delhi :  Commenting on the reports of violence in the northeastern states as a result of the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 being passed in the Lok Sabha, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday informed the Rajya Sabha that “misconception” is being spread about the Bill. He said the Bill, which seeks to remove […]

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Citizenship Bill biggest betrayal: former Meghalaya CM

Shillong | Leader of Opposition in the Meghalaya Assembly Mukul Sangma on Tuesday described the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha as the biggest betrayal of the nation. “This is the biggest betrayal especially against the people of the North East by the conspirators in Delhi and all other associates who […]

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Landmark moment in country’s history: PM Modi on passage of Quota bill in LS

New Delhi | Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the passage of Constitution Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha providing for 10 per cent reservation to economically backward upper castes was a “landmark” moment in the country’s history and reflects his government’s commitment to ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’. BJP President Amit Shah also hailed […]

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Cabinet approves Citizenship Amendment Bill

New Delhi :  The Union Cabinet on Monday approved the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 that aims to give citizenship to illegal migrants of six minority groups from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, a move that has stoked a major row in Assam. The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cleared the bill soon […]