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Citizenship Amendment Bill In Rajya Sabha, Gunbattle In New Jersey & Other Top Stories

A Look At The Most Important News Stories Of Day On December 11.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 11 Dec 2019, 08:58:58 AM
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New Delhi:

Citizenship Amendment Bill In Rajya Sabha Today- Here's How The Numbers Stand

After a smooth sailing in the Lok Sabha, the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is expected to face a sterner test on Wednesday when it will be taken up for discussion in Rajya Sabha. While the numbers game seem to favour the Modi government, a boost in opposition numbers has made things more interesting in the Upper House. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in the Lok Sabha with 311-80 votes on Monday night, after more than seven hours of debate and discussions. Read here…

6 Arrested In Tabrez Ansari Lynching Case Granted Bail By Jharkhand High Court

The Jharkhand High Court on Tuesday granted bail to six people arrested in connection with the lynching of Tabrez Ansari in June. Justice R Mukhopadhyay granted bail to the six after their advocate A K Sahani informed the court that neither their names were mentioned in the FIR registered in connection with the death of Ansari nor the main accused Papu Mandal had implicated them during interrogation by the police. Read here…

Bengal Turf War Intensifies, Trinamool Govt Curtails Bengal Governor-Varsity Communications

The West Bengal government on Tuesday tabled in the Assembly a new rule to check direct communications between the chancellor and the state universities, which will henceforth be routed through the higher education department. The governor is the chancellor of all the state-run universities. The rule came in the wake of continued acrimonious relation between Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and the Trinamool Congress government on various issues including his recent visits to the Calcutta University and Jadavpur University to attend their Syndicate and Court meetings respectively. Read here…

'Why Death Penalty? Delhi Already A Gas Chamber, Water Quality Toxic': Convict In Nirbhaya Case

One of the four convicts, Akshay Kumar Singh, moved the Supreme Court on Tuesday seeking review of its 2017 judgment handing down death penalty to all of them in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case. The apex court, on July 9, 2018, had dismissed the review pleas filed by three other convicts in the case. Akshya, 31, who had not filed the review plea earlier with other three convicts, has now moved the apex court with the petition, his lawyer AP Singh said. Read here…

Police Officer, Suspects Among 6 Killed In New Jersey Gunbattle

Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a furious gunbattle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy gunfire for hours, authorities said. The dead included two suspects, Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly said. The shooting took place at two scenes, starting at a cemetery, where the officer was gunned down, and continuing at a kosher supermarket, where five more bodies were found, Kelly said. Read here…

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First Published : 11 Dec 2019, 08:58:58 AM