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10 Held For Jamia Violence, Court Convicts Ex-BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar & Other Top Stories

A Look At The Most Important News Stories Of Day On December 17.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 17 Dec 2019, 10:20:47 AM
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New Delhi:

Jamia Violence: Delhi Police Arrests 10 People With 'Criminal Background', No University Student Held

The Delhi Police arrested 10 people in connection with the Sunday violence in vicinity of Jamia Millia Islamia university on Tuesday. The clashes sparked massive protests across campuses in India with students demanding rollback of the Citizenship Amendment Act and probe into police brutality. The Delhi Police said that the 10 people, who have been arrested, have criminal background. News Nation has learnt that out of these 10 individuals, three are known as ‘bad characters’ in the area. Read here…

Citizenship Amendment Act Protest: US Urges India To 'Protect, Respect' Right Of Peaceful Assembly

Amid protests continuing over the Citizenship Amendment Act, United States on Monday urged India to protect and respect the right of peaceful assembly of the people and appealed protesters to refrain from violence. US State Department spokesperson said Washington is closely following the developments regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act in India. Read here…

If British Can Have 650 MPs, Why Can't We Have 1000: Pranab Mukherjee Advocates For Delimitation

Delivering the second Atal Bihari Vajpayee memorial lecture on Monday, former President Pranab Mukherjee stressed upon the need to increase the number of Lok Sabha seats to 1,000 through delimitation. Advocating the need to increase number of seats, Mukherjee said that last enhancement of seats in the lower house of Parliament took place in 1977 when the population of the country was 55-crore. Along with Lok Sabha, former President said, the number of seats in Rajya Sabha should be increased. Read here…

Unnao Rape Case: Delhi Court Convicts Ex-BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar, To Announce Quantum Of Punishment Today

A Delhi court convicted expelled BJP lawmaker Kuldeep Singh Sengar on Monday for raping a minor girl in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh in 2017 saying the victim's testimony was 'truthful and unblemished' against a 'powerful person'. Senger was convicted for rape under the Indian Penal Code and the POCSO Act for offence by a public servant committing penetrative sexual assault against a child. Read here…

India Slips To 112th Place On Gender Gap, In Bottom-5 On Health, Economic Fronts

India has slipped four places to rank 112th globally in terms of gender gap amid widening disparity in terms of women's health and survival and economic participation -- the two areas where the country is now ranked in the bottom-five, an annual survey showed on Tuesday. While Iceland remains the world's most gender-neutral country, India has moved down the ladder from its 108th position last year on the World Economic Forum's Gender Gap Report to rank below countries like China (106th), Sri Lanka (102nd), Nepal (101st), Brazil (92nd), Indonesia (85th) and Bangladesh (50th). Read here…


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First Published : 17 Dec 2019, 10:20:47 AM