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Why India needs a composite strategy to combat Coronavirus

There might seem to be many options, but effectively there is only one. That is what India is looking at right now.


01 April, 2020, 04:14 AM IST



USCIS announces flexibility in responding to RFEs

The immigration agency has said that it would be relaxing its policies in coming months in light of the current situation. “USCIS is adopting several measures to protect our workforce and community, and to minimize the immigration consequences for those seeking immigration benefits during this time,” it said.

Relief for Indian travellers & H1B visa holders in the US

In a big relief to Indian travellers stuck in the US in the wake of the COVID-19 tr...

Shaheen Bagh protesters allege petrol bomb hurled

Protesters at Shaheen Bagh alleged that a petrol bomb was hurled nearby the anti-Citizenshi...

  • ​In a statement, the JCC said a miscreant opened fire and hurled a petrol bomb at the protest site at Jamia Square, Gate No. 7 of the university. ​The statement added that CCTV footage showed the miscreant in the get-up of a delivery boy with a helmet and three bags on his bike, due to which its number plate was not visible.

    “The assertion that the CAA is against any particular community is erroneous, unfounded and designedly mischievous,” the government said in an affidavit in the Supreme Court. The CAA has in no manner whatsoever made religion a basis of determining citizenship of a person, it said.

    On Shah's response to the discussion on the Delhi violence, Prasad told reporters in Parliament Complex that when the Home Minister asked the opposition leaders, including Azad and Sibal, to state one clause which takes away citizenship of any minority, "they were unable to answer".

    RSS said that the BJP, as the ruling party, should convince other political parties and people on how the move was in the ‘interest of the nation’ and derided “certain parties and powerful lobby” for ‘misleading’ CAA-NPR-NRC protesters.

    The PM set the tone on Friday when, in his address, he questioned the Opposition’s double-speak and termed the CAA as well as other measures such as scrapping Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir as his government “doing the right things”. “People who lecture the world on the rights of migrants oppose the CAA, which has been brought in for migrants,” Modi said.

    Over 2,000 delegates from across the world are attending the 2020 edition of Global Business Summit. And the audience, as usual, are as blue...

    New Delhi, Mar 14 () Police have filed over 700 cases and arrested or detained 3,400 people in connection with the communal violence in northeast Delhi last month, officials said on Saturday.

    "We did talk about religious freedom. Prime Minister Modi wants people to have religious freedom in India...If you look back India has worked hard for religious freedom," Trump said.

    India on Thursday suspended all visas with some exceptions including diplomatic and official travel as coronavirus cases continue to proliferate around the world. The Indian Embassy in the US issued an advisory on travel to India.

    Accusing opposition parties, including the TMC, of misguiding the refugees and minorities, Shah said not a single person will lose citizenship as a result of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

    Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharyya disposed of a petition by granting the petitioner liberty to file an application before the authority as contemplated in Rule 11 of the Citizenship Rules 2009, upon furnishing explanation for the non-availability of the passport.

    People studying overseas and those on short trips abroad are returning to India ahead of time. Airlines aren’t sure about the impact of the visa curbs. Delta has announced a cut in New York-Mumbai services from five a week to four between April and October.

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