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Citizenship Bill among 47 items to be taken up during Parliament's winter session

The Parliament will take up the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 during the nearly-month long winter session which commences on Monday.

Hoshiarpur Grievance Redressal Committee Constituted

Chandigarh: The District Grievance Redressal Committee, Hoshiarpur has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Minister, Aruna Chaudhary, informed an official Spokesman of Government of Punjab. The notification in this connection has been issued with an amendment in the notification made earlier in the year. The tenure of the Committee would be three years but the government reserves the right to dissolve the committee any time or cancel the nomination of any of the members, said he.

Casteism alive due to reservation, SC/ST Act: BJP MLA Surendra Singh

Ballia (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 12 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party lawmaker from Ballia assembly constituency, Surendra Singh, has claimed that laws to prevent atrocities against SCs and STs, and the reservation being provided to them is the reason behind the existence of casteism in today's society.

Mob attacks by extremist Hindu groups against minorities continued in India throughout 2018: US
Washington [US], June 22 (ANI): Mob attacks by violent extremist Hindu groups against minority communities, especially Muslims continued throughout the year (2018) amid rumors that victims had traded or killed cows for beef, says a State Department's report.
Here's what Javed Akhtar has to say on Kathua rape case verdict
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jun 11 (ANI): The verdict in the Kathua rape and murder case was pronounced on Monday, sentencing three of the accused to life imprisonment.
Kathua rape: Life imprisonment to village head, 2 others
Pathankot (Punjab) [India], Jun 10 (ANI): Three convicts in the Kathua rape and murder case, Sanji Ram, Parvesh Kumar and Deepak Khajuria were sentenced to life imprisonment on Monday.
Kathua rape: Of 6 convicts, 3 cops booked for destroying evidence
Pathankot (Punjab)[India], Jun 10 (ANI): Three police officers have been convicted for destruction of evidence in the Kathua rape and murder case, said advocate representing the victim in the case.
Omar Abdullah welcomes courts verdict on Kathua rape case
New Delhi [India], June 10 (ANI): Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, on Monday welcomed the verdict in the Kathua rape case, demanding 'severe punishment' to the convicts.
Kathua rape case: Mehbooba Mufti welcomes decision by Pathankot court
New Delhi [India], June 10 (ANI): Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday welcomed the judgment by the Pathankot court which convicted six out of seven accused in connection with the Kathua rape and murder case.
Six including police constable, SPOs convicted in Kathua rape case
Pathankot (Punjab)[India], Jun 10 (ANI): The Pathankot court on Monday convicted six out of seven accused in connection with the Kathua rape and murder case.
Kathua rape case: Security beefed up outside Pathankot court ahead of verdict

PATHANKOT: The District and Sessions Court here on Monday was turned into a fortress, as a large number of security personnel and riot control vehicles were deployed here ahead of verdict in the gruesome rape and murder of a nomadic minor girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua.

TDP leaders opt out of race to make way for successors

Amaravati: The younger generation is all set to take up the mantle in Andhra Pradesh politics as ministers and senior leaders of ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) have opted out of electoral race to make way for their political successors.

Government confident SC will uphold law on upper caste quota

NEW DELHI:  The government on Monday said the 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and higher educational institutions for the economically weaker sections among the upper castes was in furtherance of its inclusive philosophy and expressed confidence that the Supreme Court will not quash the Constitutional amendment bill in this regard.

Telangana demands Muslim, ST quota in proposed Bill

HYDERABAD: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on Tuesday urged the Centre to amend the proposed Bill to provide 10 per cent reservation for economically backward people in the general category to include Telangana's demand for quota for backward Muslims and Scheduled Tribes