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The contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill is likely to be introduced in Lok Sabha by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

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8 Dec 2019, 8:01 PM

We will oppose Citizenship Bill tooth and nail: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

Congress legislative party leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has said that his party will oppose the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill "tooth and nail" because the proposed law is in violation of our "Constitution, secular ethos, tradition, culture and civilization".

The Citizenship Amendment Bill is likely to be introduced in Lok Sabha by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday.

8 Dec 2019, 5:48 PM

Delhi Police arrest owner of building where fire broke out

The Delhi Police have arrested Rehan, the owner of the building where a fire broke out on Sunday morning that claimed the lives of 43 people. He was absconding after the incident.

A case has been registered under section 304 of IPC against the owner.

8 Dec 2019, 5:40 PM

Fire breaks out in a factory in Sector-8 in Manesar, Haryana

Gurugram: Fire breaks out in a factory in Sector-8 in Manesar. Around six fire tenders are present at the spot. Fire-fighting operation is underwa

8 Dec 2019, 5:36 PM

If BJP can wake up PM at 4am, why can't do same with economy: Congress

The Congress on Sunday targeted the ruling BJP, saying why can't their leaders wake up from slumber and save the economy.

"The nation wants to know, if the BJP can wake up Prime Minister at 4am to lift the President's rule in Maharashtra, then why can't they themselves wake up from their slumber and save the economy?" party spokesman Jaiveer Shergill said.

8 Dec 2019, 3:46 PM

Sonia Gandhi to not celebrate her birthday on Monday

Congress President Sonia Gandhi has decided to not celebrate her birthday on Monday, December 9, in the wake of rising crime against women across the country.

Recently, in two horrendous incidents of assault on women, a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad was gangraped and burnt to death, while a rape victim in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao was set ablaze on the road by men she had accused of raping her. The victim died at a Delhi hospital two days later.

8 Dec 2019, 2:42 PM

For second straight day, all flights remain cancelled at Srinagar airport

Flight operations at Srinagar airport remained suspended for the second consecutive day as all flights were cancelled on Sunday due to dense fog causing poor visibility in the Kashmir valley, officials said.

“All flights at Srinagar airport were cancelled on Sunday and no flight operations took place,” an Airport Authority of India (AAI) official said.

The official said 28 flights, including those for the armed forces, were scheduled at the airport for Sunday.

“The airlines took the decision to cancel all flights because of very poor visibility caused by heavy fog in the valley,” the official said.

Flight operations have been severely affected at the airport for the past three days.

8 Dec 2019, 2:34 PM

Last rites of Unnao victim performed in her village

The mortal remains of the Unnao rape and murder victim were buried on the outskirts of Hindupur village on Sunday afternoon in the presence of thousands of mourners.

The victim was buried in a grave next to that of her grandparents.

The family had agreed for the burial after an assurance from senior police officials that their demands would be met.

The victim's sister has demanded a government job for one member of the family, apart from the compensation of Rs 25 lakhs given to the family and an assurance of a house under the Prime Minister Awas Yojna.

The victim had passed away on Friday night after suffering 90 per cent burns.

She was set ablaze by five men on Thursday while she was on her way to Rae Bareli for a hearing of the rape case she had filed against the same men.

8 Dec 2019, 2:25 PM

NHRC team continues probe into 'encounter' deaths

An investigative committee of the NHRC on Sunday continued its inquiry for the second day into the alleged encounter in which all four accused in the rape and murder of a young veterinarian were shot dead by police.

The family members of the accused were brought to the city from Narayanpet district and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) team, as part of its inquiry, is likely to record their statements, police sources said.

8 Dec 2019, 1:10 PM

Priyanka Gandhi condoles Delhi fire incident

8 Dec 2019, 12:28 PM

Delhi Police registers case against factory owner

The Delhi Police on Sunday registered a case against the factory owner in north Delhi where a devastating fire left 43 labourers dead.

Police said a case under section 304 of IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder punishable with a maximum imprisonment of 10 years) has been registered.

The case has been transferred to crime branch.

The massive fire in the factory in Anaj Mandi area of north Delhi on Sunday morning left at least 43 labourers dead and many others injured, police said.

8 Dec 2019, 12:27 PM

Mortal remains of Unnao rape victim being taken for last rites

Mortal remains of Unnao rape victim being taken for last rites. She passed away during treatment at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital on December 6

8 Dec 2019, 12:09 PM

7 wagons of a goods train derailed near Naharkatia railway station in Dibrugarh district in Assam

8 Dec 2019, 12:06 PM

Delhi govt to give Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia to families of those killed in fire incident; Rs 1 lakh to injured: CM Arvind Kejriwal

8 Dec 2019, 12:06 PM

Mamata condoles loss of lives in Delhi fire tragedy

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday expressed her deepest condolences to the families of those killed in a massive fire at a factory in Delhi and said she was saddened by the tragic incident.

A fire swept through a factory in Anaj Mandi area of north Delhi this morning, leaving 43 labourers dead and many others injured.

The chief minister wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the fire incident.

"Saddened to hear about the devastating fire in Delhi.

8 Dec 2019, 10:51 AM

A team of NDRF arrives at the spot where fire broke out in Delhi

A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) arrives at the incident spot. 43 people have lost their lives in the fire incident

8 Dec 2019, 10:50 AM

Won't bury body, want CM Yogi to visit, says Unnao woman's family

The body of the 23-year-old woman from Unnao who died on Saturday night after being set on fire by the men accused of raping her is likely to be buried on Sunday.

The body is currently at her home in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh. The young woman's family has demanded Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visit them before the last rites and her sister has asked for a government job to help support them.

8 Dec 2019, 9:51 AM

Law and order has broken down, PM is 'mute', says Congress

The Congress on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over rape incidents in various parts of the country, alleging that rule of law has broken down but the PM is "mute" and has not said a word on it.

Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala also tagged a video of Prime Minister Modi attacking the then Congress government over rape incidents in Delhi.

"Unnao, Etawah, Hyderabad, Palwal-Faridabad, the horror continues! Rape victims cry out for justice as soul of India hurts!" Surjewala said in a tweet.

"Criminals roam free as rule of law breaks down! But 'Modiji' is 'mute'...No remorse, No outrage, Not a word. And no one will question the PM? Why? he asked in a tweet.

Citing the increasing number of rape cases, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday had said the international community was ridiculing the country and India was now known as the 'rape capital' of the world.

8 Dec 2019, 8:53 AM

Fire breaks out in house, 20 people rescued

A fire broke out in a house in Anaj Mandi on Rani Jhansi Road here on Sunday morning following which 20 people trapped inside were rescued, a Delhi Fire Service official said.

A call about the fire was received at 5:22 AM following which 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

Twenty people trapped inside were rescued and rushed to RML Hospital and Hindu Rao Hospital, they said.

8 Dec 2019, 8:52 AM

Unnao victim's burial to take place on Sunday

The burial of the Unnao rape victim who died at a hospital in the national capital after being set ablaze by her accused, will take place here on Sunday amidst tight security.

The victim's mortal remains were brought to her village Hindupur on Saturday night.

"We will bury her in a plot of land that the family owns on the outskirts of the village. As it is she has been burnt enough and there is almost nothing left in her body. We will try and build a memorial for her here," said the victim's brother.

8 Dec 2019, 8:25 AM

If you do something wrong and cruel, there will be enecounter, says Telangana Minister

"This is a lesson. If your conduct is wrong, you won't benefit from any court trial, prison sentence or subsequent bail as the case drags on. There will not be anything like that anymore. Through this, we have sent across a message that if you do something that's so wrong and cruel, there will be an encounter," said Talasani Srinivas Yadav, the State Animal Husbandry Minister

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