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India Is Increasingly Isolated in Global Opinion: Former NSA Shivshankar Menon

On January 4, 2020, The Wire uploaded a video of a talk delivered by former National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon, where he spoke out in stern disapproval of the Centre’s stance on several issues.

Strike by Trade Unions: Points That You Need To Know

The sub-continent wide strike called by trade unions began early today with workers from several sectors joining in the protest.

India: Black Warrants Issued To Execute Death Penalty Awarded to 4 Convicts in 2012 Rape Case

An Indian court today issued black/death warrants to execute death penalty awarded to four convicts in 2012 Delhi gangrape case.  As per the order, the death penalty will be executed on January 22, 2020 at 7 am in Tihar jail in Delhi.

‘Kagaz Nahin Dikhayenge’: Citizens Against Divide to Hold Protest Meeting in Chandigarh on 1 Jan

A large number of organisations pertaining to students, youth, workers, including intelligentsia and social activists held an emergency meeting in the wake of ongoing region-wide protests against the pending resolve of government of India to implement Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC), and National Population Register (NPR).

CAA, NRC May Affect Status of Indian Muslim Minority: Congressional Research Service

The amended Citizenship law along with a National Register of Citizens (NRC) being planned by the Narendra Modi government “may affect the status” of Muslim minority in India, a report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) has said.

Detention Number in UP Exceeds GoI’s Official Figure for Detentions in Kashmir

The state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) is facing biggest police crackdown since Muzaffar Nagar violence of 2013. The UP police on Thursday (Dec. 26) said that it has arrested 1,113 people while placing another 5,558 in preventive detention. The police said that it has registered 327 cases so far.

U.S. Deported 929 ‘Indians’ in 2019; Highest in Last 5 Years: NAPA

The U.S. authorities deported 929 Indian, including 42 women, this year. The number is highest in last five years. Disclosing it here Satnam Singh Chahal, director of North American Punjabi Association, said that the information collected from United States' Immigration and Customs Enforcement through Freedom of Information Act disclosed that in 2014 only 87 Indian were deported from USA- six of them were women.

Brutal Crackdown On Student Protests Must End: Amnesty India

In response to the brutal crackdown on student protests across the country who are protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the Executive Director of Amnesty India, Avinash Kumar said: “Students have the right to protest. Violence against peacefully protesting students cannot under any circumstance be justified.

Former Pakistani President Parvez Musharraf Sentenced to Death in ‘High Treason’ Case

Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf was on Tuesday (Dec. 17) sentenced to death in the high treason case by a special court.

Hindu Pilgrims From Indian Subcontinent Reach Pakistan for Katas Raj Yatra

The Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) of Pakistan said that several Hindu pilgrims from India arrived in Pakistan on Saturday (Dec. 14) to take part in annual Katas Raj yatra in Pakistan's Punjab province.

Sach Khoj Academy to Hold Seminar on Human Rights, Religion and World Peace on December 15

Sach Khoj Academy is organising its 2nd seminar on “Human Rights, Religion and World Peace” at Baba Sohan Singh Bhakna Bhawan, Sector 29-D Chandigarh, from 10am – 2pm on 15th December 2019.

Volcano Erupts in New Zealand’s White Island; One Dead, Count Likely to Rise

As per reports a volcano erupted in While island of New Zealand today, leaving one dead. According to the police the death counts are likely to rise.

Delhi Anaj Mandi Fire: At Least 43 Dead, Several Critically Injure

At least 43 people have been killed in a massive fire in a house at Aanaj Mandi area on Rani Jhansi Road in Delhi. As per reports around fifty people have been rescued from the building so far and more are still feared trapped inside.

Australia: Punjabi Will Be Taught In NSW Public School From Kindergarten To Year 10

Public Schools in New South Wales state of Australia is going to teach Punjabi language from Kindergarten To Year 10 from next session. 

Indian Paramilitary Men Open Fire At Each Other; 6 Killed, Two Injured

At least six personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were killed at the Kadenar camp in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district Wednesday after they fired among themselves following a dispute.

Brahminical State Unleashing Region of Terror on Minorities: Bhai Rajinder Singh Khalsa

Bhai Rajinder Singh Khalsa said that the Brahminical State was unleashing region of terror on minorities in India.

Assam’s Detention Camps are akin to Germany’s Concentration Camps: Thinkers

As per reports a cross section of Assamese thinkers and literary personalities have come out against the inhuman detention camp set up in Assam. In a joint statement, issued yesterday, 31 thinkers, literary personalities, poets, singers and social activists have demanded the immediate closure of the six existing detention camps in the state and stoppage of the construction of the new detention camp proposed at Goalpara in lower Assam.

Samvad To Host Lecture of Prof. Pritam Singh Oxford on Punjab Economy at PU Chandigarh

Samvad, a discussion forum, has announced to host a lecture of Prof. Pritam Singh on Punjab economy. The lecture will be held at Gandhi Bhawan in Panjab University Chandigarh on December 1, 2019.

Indian Hindu Yatris Reach Pakistan To Attend Religious Festivities

As per reports over 50 Hindu yatris, including women, arrived reached Paksitan to attend the religious festivities in Sindh province. "[a]s many as 51 Hindu pilgrims arrived here via Wagah border where the officials of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) received them," ETPB spokesperson Amir Hashmi reportedly said.

Punjabi University Drops Pashaura Singh’s Name From Conference Following Objections

Following objections to controversial US-based 'scholar' Pashaura Singh being invited to the 7th South Asian History Conference (SAHC), the Punjabi University, Patiala, has dropped his name of from the list of guests. 

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