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Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 clears Rajya Sabha test with 125 votes for, 105 against it

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 with 125 members voting for it and 105 voting against it. The bill seeks to fast-track citizenship to persecuted minorities coming to India from three neighbouring countries - Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan excluding Muslims.

Citizenship Amendment Bill addresses illegal immigrants’ issue in one go: BJP

The proposed Bill is a continuation of that unfinished agenda. It has become necessary that the issue of the illegal immigrants be addressed in one go, as their numbers have swelled to millions in the last several decades.

A lesser-known narrative of Ayodhya from 1857 — and the dispute

Records show that back in 1856-57, Hindus led by Baba Ram Charan Das and Muslims led by a local Muslim landlord of Ayodhya, Achhan Khan, decided to maintain communal harmony and made a pact to pray within the temple-mosque site in two demarcated portions.

Let us go back to Mahatma Gandhi

Pakistan’s universities are not counted among the world’s top universities. In fact, even in Pakistan nobody in pursuit of knowledge sets much store by them. The reason is an ideology based on religion which doesn’t brook revision. One thought India would learn from this negative example but it has succumbed. 

China’s Belt and Road projects face reversal as countries grumble over debt trap

China’s massive and expanding “Belt and Road” trade infrastructure project is running into speed bumps as some countries begin to grumble about being buried under Chinese debt.

250 students carry longest saree ever worn by a bride in Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan couple are under investigation for deploying hundreds of schoolchildren to carry the train of the bride’s saree during a wedding ceremony.

Sindhu avenges Rio by beating Marin

If there was any doubt who the undisputed Indian queen of badminton is, PV Sindhu put that to rest by beating Olympic champion Carolina Marin in the women's singles final to win her maiden India Open super Series title on Sunday.

Demands Separate homeland for Tamis in Sri Lanka: Jayalaithaa

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam supremo and Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday asserted her party would take “continuous steps” to attain a separate homeland for Tamils in Sri Lanka and demand that the Centre grant dual citizenship for refugees from the island nation living in the state.

Rajiv Gandhi alleged killers banned from leaving Sri lanka

A Sri Lankan court on Thursday barred former Tamil Tiger rebel leader Kumaran Pathmanathan, wanted by India in connection with the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, from travelling abroad, a lawyer said. 

Lanka president on 3-day visit to India to seek repair bilateral ties

In what will be his first foreign visit since he became president, Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka will pay a three-day visit to India starting February 15. Sirisena and PM Narendra Modi will seek to repair bilateral ties which were hit under Sirisena's predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa. The PM tweeted that he was looking forward to the visit by the Lankan president. 

New Sri Lankan Government to probe lawmakers assassinations

Sri Lanka's new government on Wednesday said it will reopen probes into unresolved high-profile assassinations, including that of two Tamil lawmakers, which took pace during the decade-long rule of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. 

SRI LANKA: Newly-elected Sirisena will probe high-profile assassinations

Sri Lanka's new government on Wednesday said it will reopen probes into unresolved high-profile assassinations, including that of two Tamil lawmakers, which took pace during the decade-long rule of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. 

SRI LANKA: Sirisena sworn in as the seventh president Sri Lanka

Maithripala Sirisena was sworn in as the seventh president Sri Lanka on Friday. Sri Lanka's Supreme Court Judge K. Sri Pawan administered the oath of office to Sirisena at the Independence Square in Colombo. 

More than 100 nets danaged as Sri lankan Navi attacks indian boats

Sri Lankan Navy personnel allegedly attacked Indian fishing boats and damaged more than 100 nets near the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) in the early hours on Sunday, fishermen association representatives said in Rameswaram.