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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mortal remains of Unnao rape victim being taken for last rites. She passed away during treatment at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital on December 6
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.
A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) arrives at the incident spot. 43 people have lost their lives in the fire incident
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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