National

Haryana CM sells ‘old’ school project

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal at a function here over the weekend suggested that the management committees of private schools should adopt government schools in their neighbourhood. But a similar project launched in his own constituency had sank without a trace five years ago because of alleged lack of coordination and apathy of the government […]

National

‘Nation’s unity is inviolable’

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday said that the nation’s unity was inviolable, notwithstanding the discordant voices being raised in the current scenario. Pointing out that the resolution passed by the Punjab Assembly (on Citizenship Amendment Act) was there for all to see, the Chief Minister made it clear that the State would not […]

National

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights needs counselling on own rules: Activists

Activists, lawyers, academicians and many others have written collectively to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) asking it to counsel its own top brass on the law from which it derives its powers as well as international covenants it was created to safeguard instead of issuing orders to ‘identify’ and ‘counsel’ children […]

National

Anti-CAA resolutions are political statements: Shashi Tharoor

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said the resolutions against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, passed by several Assemblies recently, were “political statements” through which they had conveyed their apprehensions over the Centre’s intent behind linking nationality with religion. “The States want the Union government to know of their unhappiness,” he said. Interacting with journalists […]

International

Protests at Republic Day events across U.S. call for repeal of Citizenship Amendment Act

A coalition of diaspora organisations marked Republic Day in Washington D.C. by gathering to protest the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and related recent policies of the government as part of a U.S. wide “Day of Action”. Among the demands of the protesters are that the U.S. State Department “heed the recommendation of the USCIRF [U.S. […]

International

UN says ‘blatant’ violations of Libya arms embargo continue

The United Nations decried “continued blatant violations” by several countries of an arms embargo on war-torn Libya, flying in the face of recent pledges made last week at an international conference in Berlin. The UN support mission in Libya didn’t name any specific nations, but said they included “several who participated in the Berlin Conference.” […]