Anti-Citizenship law protests rage on in NE, Bengal
Schools and offices remained shut in Guwahati, officials said. Suspension of internet services across Assam was extended for 48 hours till December 16 to prevent misuse of social media in disturbing peace and to maintain law and order in the state, additional chief secretary (home and political department) Sanjay Krishna said.
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Day four of Ranji Trophy games in Assam and Tripura suspended due to curfew
Day four proceedings of the Ranji Trophy games in Guwahati and Agartala were on Thursday suspended due to the curfew imposed in the region following protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
Modi government will try to solve concerns over Citizenship Bill, Shah assures Tripura delegations
"Met with delegations of IPFT and Joint Movement Against CAB from Tripura and discussed their concerns over CAB. Modi government will try to solve their issues in a positive way," Shah tweeted. The home minister also thanked the delegation "for their appeal to maintain peace and call off the strike".
Too many protests outside this Session
The most widespread protest was against the Citizenship Amendment Act. “People will never accept the law but the government has been pushing it. This is a communal stand of the government trying to include some religious minorities but excluding others.,” said Thokchom Yaphalembi Chanu, a member of the North-East Forum for International Solidarity
Shinzo Abe’s Guwahati visit put off; new dates later
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi for their annual summit in Guwahati and the government said that the decision to defer the visit was taken after mutual consultations. The scheduled summit looked untenable as unrest gripped the main venue of the visit since the Citizenship Amendment Bill was proposed.
All train services to Tripura, Assam suspended; flights to and from Dibrugarh, Guwahati cancelled
Railways has suspended all passenger train services in Tripura and Assam and short-terminated long distance trains to the region to Guwahati following protests in the two states over the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Parliament. Several airlines in the country have also announced that flights to Guwahati and Dibrugarh have been cancelled.
Internet services suspended, paramilitary forces deployed in Tripura
The notification issued under provisions of Section 5 (2) of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 prohibits the following types of media for the next 48 hours beginning 1400 hours on 10th December 2019 in the entire state of Tripura (i) SMS messages of all mobile service providers (ii) Mobile Internet/Data Service of all mobile service providers, the order said.
My name is not 'Rahul Savarkar', will never apologise for truth: Rahul Gandhi
Taking a jibe at the BJP for demanding an apology for his "rape in India" remark, Gandhi said, "My name is Rahul Gandhi, not Rahul Savarkar. I will never apologise for speaking truth and nor will any Congressman do so. It is Narendra Modi and his assistant Amit Shah who has to apologise to the country for destroying India's economy."
Citizenship Act amended to distract people from country's economic slowdown: Kamal Nath
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Friday accused the Union government of practising "politics of distractions" and said the Citizenship Act was amended to divert people's attention from the country's economic slowdown.
Modi-Abe summit cancelled in view of widespread protests in Guwahati over citizenship law
India announced on Friday that the annual summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, which was scheduled to be held in Guwahati, has been postponed.
17-year-old gang-raped, burned alive in Tripura
The girl had suffered 90% burn injuries after being set on fire, allegedly by her boyfriend and his mother, at Shantirbazar, South Tripura, on Friday. Police said the girl was rescued by the neighbours of the accused who took her to GB Pant Hospital here, and added that the girl was held captive for ransom by her boyfriend for two months.
Internet to be suspended in ten districts of Assam for 24 hours amid massive protests
Internet services will be suspended in Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Charaideo, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Golaghat, Kamrup (Metro) and Kamrup, according to a notification issued by Additional Chief Secretary (Home and Political Department) Kumar Sanjay Krishna.
Want to assure brothers, sisters of Assam they have nothing to worry after CAB passage: PM Modi
The PM said he personally and the Central government are "totally committed to constitutionally safeguard the political, linguistic, cultural and land rights of the Assamese people as per the spirit of Clause 6." The Clause 6 of the Assam Accord guaranteed safeguarding local rights, language and culture.
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