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    Damned if It Does! Dams, barrages, and water abstraction have altered the quantity and quality of water available to downstream river sections destroying its habitat. At present the population is approximately 800 gharials after conservation efforts begun in 2007.

    Power Mech Projects on Wednesday announced that it has bagged orders worth Rs 351 crore from state-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and Jaiprakash Power Ventures.

    Although road connectivity between Bangladesh and India already exists, it is not direct — passengers have to change buses at the border. But under the new initiative, passengers will not have to change buses. The decision came after a meeting recently held by the Thematic Group on Regional Connectivity at the Road Transport and Highways Division of the Bangladesh government.

    The incidents took place at Amdoh and Rongtila, which are about five km from the India-Bangladesh border, West Jaintia Hills SP Lakador Syiem said. "A group of 10-15 Bangladeshi nationals allegedly surrounded two BSF personnel near the Rongtila border outpost (BOP), assaulted them and snatched their weapons, causing injuries to one of them," he said.

    “Ministry of Foreign Affairs has noticed few misleading news items published in different media regarding the supposed visit of State Minister for Foreign Affairs to participate in Raisina Dialouge in New Delhi organized by Observer Research Foundation(ORF),” according to Bangladesh Foreign Affairs Ministry statement.

    The Uttar Pradesh government has made the first list of 50,000 refugees who had come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan decades ago. ...

    Bangladesh has reversed its decision of shutting down mobile networks along the country's over 4,000 km-long borders with India, two days after asking telecom operators to block the services citing "security" reasons, according to media reports on Wednesday.

    “Through this Act, India has partially fulfilled its duty to the millions of non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan who had to flee to India in recent years, but could not claim their rights in India. CAA has given them the right,” the group said in a statement on Wednesday.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said a section of the youth is being misguided about the Citizenship Amendment Act and asserted that it will not take away anybody's citizenship. Modi also said whoever has faith in India and believes in its Constitution can become an Indian citizen. Modi said that some people with political interests are deliberately spreading rumours about the new citizenship law.

    The Citizenship (Amendment) Act officially came into operation on Friday. However, the Centre is yet to frame rules for the Act.

    In a gazette notification, the Union home ministry said the act under which non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be given Indian citizenship, will come into force from January 10.

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