Sunday, December 15, 2019, 11:01:54 PM
‘1000% the right decision’: Modi hails Citizenship Act

‘1000% the right decision’: Modi hails Citizenship Act

Amid protests in West Bengal and Assam over the new Citizenship law, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reiterated its importance and said it allows persecuted religious groups from neighbouring countries to become Indian citizen. He said the decision was "1000 percent correct".

2019-12-15 17:33:09
Assam: Death toll reaches 6 in anti-citizenship act protests

Assam: Death toll reaches 6 in anti-citizenship act protests

The death toll in the protests against the Citizenship Act in Assam has risen to six, with a protester succumbing to bullet injuries sustained during police firing on 12 December in Guwahati, News18 reported. Two people had died on the same day, soon after the firing incident.

2019-12-15 15:15:04
Southern Philippines hit by 6.8 magnitude earthquake: USGS

Southern Philippines hit by 6.8 magnitude earthquake: USGS

A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Sunday, geologists said.

2019-12-15 15:08:48
14 killed in Nepal bus accident

14 killed in Nepal bus accident

At least 14 people were killed and dozens of others suffered injuries in a bus accident in Sindhupalchowk district on Sunday.

2019-12-15 14:46:27
Amit Shah hints at some changes in Citizenship Act

Amit Shah hints at some changes in Citizenship Act

In his first public rally after the Citizenship (Amendment) Act cleared the Parliament+ hurdle, Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday hinted that “some changes” could be made in the law’s provisions to address the concerns of the northeastern states.

2019-12-15 13:12:20
Australia could see hottest day on record

Australia could see hottest day on record

Australia could experience its hottest day on record next week as a severe heatwave in the country's west is set to make its way east, forecasters say.

2019-12-14 17:07:09
UK PM to visit north after Labour heartland gains

UK PM to visit north after Labour heartland gains

Boris Johnson is to visit the north of England later, hours after celebrating his party's biggest election win for 30 years by sweeping aside Labour in its traditional heartlands.

2019-12-14 15:47:02
US, UK warn on travel to India after clashes

US, UK warn on travel to India after clashes

Washington and London issued travel warnings for northeast India as opponents of a new citizenship law geared up for more protests on Saturday, following days of clashes that saw two people killed and dozens injured.

2019-12-14 14:48:50
Myanmar Rohingya: Suu Kyi cuts a haunted figure in court

Myanmar Rohingya: Suu Kyi cuts a haunted figure in court

The spectacle of Aung San Suu Kyi, a once-persecuted Nobel peace laureate now defending her country against allegations of genocide over its treatment of the Rohingya minority, has been one of bewildering irony.

2019-12-14 13:57:55
Congress Mega Rally to protest govt over Citizenship Act, Jobs

Congress Mega Rally to protest govt over Citizenship Act, Jobs

The Congress is holding a mega rally in Delhi today with top leaders including Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi participating. Rahul Gandhi said the party will protest what he termed "the dictatorship of the BJP government" and over the economy "that has been sent to the ICU".

2019-12-14 13:14:57
Key committee passes Trump impeachment charges

Key committee passes Trump impeachment charges

The US House Judiciary Committee has approved two impeachment charges against President Donald Trump, moving the process towards a full House vote.

2019-12-14 12:38:14
Japan PM's India visit postponed amid citizenship act protests

Japan PM's India visit postponed amid citizenship act protests

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India has been cancelled after an annual summit between the prime ministers of the two countries, scheduled to be held in Guwahati next week, was postponed amid violent protests in the northeast over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

2019-12-13 19:00:58
Cops use tear gas, lathi-charge during protest in Shillong

Cops use tear gas, lathi-charge during protest in Shillong

A massive crowd protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Meghalaya's capital Shillong was tear-gassed and lathi-charged by the police this evening after they reportedly threw stones at the police near the Raj Bhavan.

2019-12-13 17:28:47
Divers deployed around NZ volcano as 6 bodies found

Divers deployed around NZ volcano as 6 bodies found

New Zealand police deployed divers to look for two bodies near White Island volcano, after six bodies were retrieved in a recovery operation.

2019-12-13 17:18:49
Suu Kyi criticized in court for silence on Myanmar rape claims

Suu Kyi criticized in court for silence on Myanmar rape claims

Aung San Suu Kyi has been told her silence over allegations of sexual violence and rape carried out against Rohingya people in Myanmar “says far more than your words”, on the third day of the international court of justice’s hearing into accusations of genocide.

2019-12-12 21:12:38