The provision â€“ which some analysts described as â€œblanket surveillanceâ€� â€“ finds a place in the Personal Data Protection Bill, and is a departure from the draft bill prepared by the Justice BN Srikrishna committee that was tasked with creating the architecture of Indiaâ€™s much-awaited personal data protection legislation.
A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and K M Joseph noted that no time limit has been prescribed for action by the President and Prime Minister under the memorandum of procedure for appointment of judges in SC and HCs though timelines have been fixed by other authorities involved in […]
In view of the protests against the Bill, internet services have been suspended for 48 hours from 2 pm in Tripura on Tuesday. A fruit vendor who had opened his stall at Manughat Bazar in Tripuraâ€™s Dhalai district was critically injured when protesters hit him on the head with sharp […]
Ahead of the showdown, there was a sense of confidence in the government camp even as the Shiv Sena suggested it may review its support, and Congress reached out to smaller parties to rally them against the legislation. BJPâ€™s ally-turned-foe had broken with new partners Congress and NCP on Monday […]
Opposition parties, including Congress, DMK, NCP, TMC and CPM, as well as NDA ally Apna Dal (Sonelal), voiced concerns over the legislation seeking to end reservation for the Anglo-Indian community. Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, however, said that there was a provision of reservation for Anglo-Indians in the bill. The […]
In the Upper House, the NDA has 94 members and its floor managers will have to garner the support of at least 121 members to get the Bill passed. BJP allies AIADMK, JD(U) and Akali Dal have 11, six and three members respectively in the Upper House. Besides, regional parties […]
About 600 artistes, writers, academicians, ex-judges and former bureaucrats have asked the government to withdraw the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, terming it is “discriminatory, divisive”, and violative of the secular principles enshrined in the Constitution. The signatories include Romila Thapar, Amitav Ghosh, Nandita Das, Aparna Sen, Anand Patwardhan, among others.
Passage of the CAB in Lok Sabha attracted attention and criticism of United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), a quasi-government body that has repeatedly irked New Delhi with what the latter sees as gratuitous inferences on developments in India, and the Democrat-controlled House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC).
Democrats in the US House of Representatives introduced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Trump, a Republican, “sees himself as above the law,” said Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler. “We must be clear, no one, not even the […]
Despite a boost in opposition numbers in Rajya Sabha against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the BJP is confident that the proposed legislation will be passed by the House with a majority on Wednesday when it is scheduled to be taken up for discussion and passage.
A Delhi court on Tuesday reserved verdict for next week in the case of alleged kidnapping and rape of a woman by expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in Unnao in 2017. District Judge Dharmesh Sharma said he would pronounce his on December 16. The woman was allegedly kidnapped and […]
India coach Ravi Shastri says none can “mess around with” MS Dhoni if he decides to be in contention for next year’s T20 World Cup but the enigmatic former captain would “never impose himself” on the team. Dhoni, after maintaining a stoic silence on his future plans for months, had […]
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said the Shiv Sena won’t back the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha till there is clarity on the party’s queries posed in the Lok Sabha. The Sena had supported the Bill in the Lower House. Thackeray told reporters that a detailed discussion […]
India on Tuesday slammed the US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for its remarks on the Citizenship Amendment Bill and said that its statement is “neither accurate nor warranted.” Ministry of external affairs said it is “regrettable that the body has chosen to be guided only by its prejudices” […]