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Prolonged protests could harm image of India being a safe study destination

​Several countries have deemed India an unsafe travel destination in the wake of recent protests including US, Saudi Arabia, Canada, UK and Australia among others, issuing travel advisories or cautioning their citizens about travel, particularly in affected regions.

View: Congress should prioritise Indian democracy over itself in the Delhi elections

There is little doubt that the Aam Aadmi Party of Arvind Kejriwal is in a stronger position to beat the BJP in the forthcoming Delhi elections than the Congress. This is not so easy for the Congress to accept. After all, its candidates had come second in five out of Delhi’s seven Lok Sabha constituencies in the 2019 elections.

View: Why Arvind Kejriwal is doing what he is doing on Shaheen Bagh

Ashutosh, formerly with the AAP, hit the nail on the head when he wrote a couple of weeks ago: “It (AAP) has realised that nationalism and Hindutva are the BJP’s core issues and it would be idiotic if the BJP is allowed to play on its pitch – it will in fact be a political trap for AAP”.

ED summons PFI Chairman & six others

According to agency’s probe, Rs 120.5 crores was credited in 73 bank accounts maintained by PFI (27), its related entity namely Rehab India Foundation (9) and certain individuals/entities (37). Agency claims that its investigation has found out that the said amount was withdrawn “on the same day or within two to three days leaving very nominal balance in these bank accounts”.

Will Delhi really vote on development and citizenry issues? India — and its political class — await patiently

Most agree bijli-paani, health, education, free bus rides for women, and CCTV cameras, have improved.

Delhi Assembly Elections: The battle for the capital

Doles have been a major selling point for AAP in Delhi. But can the party be confident of victory?

CAA made world aware of religious persecution in Pakistan: PM Modi

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.

Chulbul Pandey turns 54: A look at Salman Khan’s biggest box-office victories

In the past decade, plenty of films by Salman Khan have opened to huge numbers and set new records.

Ex-gratia to kin of police firing victims in Mangaluru put on hold pending probe: Karnataka CM

The government would not give a single rupee to their families if the investigation proved the involvement of the two in the violence during the December 19 protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. He was replying to a question on the government's stand on the compensation in view of demands opposing it after the two were named in the FIR.

2 days after Yogi Adityanath's warning, UP seals assets of ‘rioters’

The UP administration started identifying and sealing properties of the people accused in rioting cases during the anti-citizenship act protests . This came after the CM Adityanath said that the cost of damage to properties during the protests would be “avenged” with fines collected from those responsible.

Invited leaders of anti-CAA agitation for talks: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal

Allaying fears of the state's indigenous population, who are wary that the law would threaten their identity, Sonowal said "not a single person of Bangladesh will get to enter Assam through CAA". "Only those people who have been living in Assam for decades having fled religious persecution in Bangladesh would be able to apply for Indian citizenship," he said.

View: ‘President’ Modi in a federal India?

AAP’s victory in Delhi – and more to the point, BJP’s defeat in Delhi – presents a conundrum for BJP. To retain rule over India, while being made to forego increasing parts of it, can result in hallucinatory notions of one’s own power over electorates while finding electoral losses difficult to explain, writes Indrajit Hazra.

AAP scores landslide victory in Delhi polls, BJP improves marginally, Congress fails to score again

AAP's victory came in the backdrop of a campaign marked by shrillness and dashed BJP's hopes to form government in the capital. The victory, which has raised political stature of Kejriwal, saw BJP raking up Citizenship Amendment Act and the protest at Shaheen Bagh against the legislation which has been continuing for the past over 50 days.

Arvind Kejriwal: ''Aam Aadmi'' scripts extraordinary win to return as Delhi CM

The Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party is poised to win 63 of Delhi’s 70 seats, leaving the BJP with seven and decimating the Congress, overcoming the BJP''s divisive campaign.

Coronovirus scare hits Kerala's tourism sector, triggers wave of cancellations

The Nipah outbreak of 2018-19, two consecutive monsoon floods in 2018, the worst in a century, and last year had hit hard the state's tourism sector and it was slowly on the path of revival with new products before the novel coronavirus came as a bolt from blue. Key players in the field have claimed that mass cancellations of hotel bookings and tour packages have already begun across the state.

People are protesting to remind govt of constitutional values: Rohit De, professor of history, Yale University

The protestors are saying that the Constitution protects many of our rights. The new laws seek to deviate from that. The institutions that are supposed to protect us — political parties, the judiciary — have not stepped in. So people are coming out to hold these values up and remind them that they can’t deviate from the basic structure of the Constitution, asserted Rohit De.

Ujjivan SFB to focus on expanding market share in next 2 years: Nitin Chugh

NIMs have gone up on a sequential basis from 10.5 to 10.9. The profit has nearly doubled at 98%. At the same time, our loan book has grown 40% and deposits 98%. CASA has grown substantially at 128% y-o-y and we finished our branch rollout for this year. We have finished a successful IPO just a month ago.

Manishi Raychaudhuri on why BNP Paribas is overweight India despite a slowing economy

There is a pretty wide universe of companies which generate excess returns routinely.

Internet blackout, protests leave gig workers reeling

Food delivery agents earn between Rs 25,000 and Rs 50,000 a month, depending on the number of orders they complete, hours on the road, and distance covered, among other factors. Cab drivers can earn Rs 35,000 to Rs 80,000 a month, a chunk of which goes towards fuel, loans, and vehicle maintenance

3 reasons why BJP is defiant on 'non-negotiable' CAA

The Centre uploaded the gazette notification for the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act, ensuring the Act comes into play with immediate effect. This has been seen as a defiant move by the government. PM Modi launched the counter campaign where he stated, #IndiaSupportsCAA as CAA is about giving citizenship to persecuted refugees & not denying it.

Priyanka Gandhi alleges manhandling by UP cops

The state police denied the allegation as "false", while an angry Congress, at a press conference in Delhi, slammed the police action and demanded imposition of President's Rule in UP.

All-India protests against Citizenship Act

Police detained many politicians, activists and students for defying prohibitory orders in Delhi, Bengaluru and other cities; there were clashes between police and protesters in places such as Mangalore, Lucknow and Ahmedabad

Education plank is neither Hindu nor Muslim: Manish Sisodia, Delhi's deputy CM

Issues and political ideologies will always be there. You have to see the future of the country. The youth is concerned about quality education, its affordability, jobs and a career. You have to assure students that we are creating jobs for you, giving good quality education.

Waiting List: Hindu refugees' hope of nurturing Indian citizenship

They call themselves Indian but none of them have Indian citizenship.

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