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Those born before July 1, 1987 or whose parents born before that are Indian citizens: Govt Mint
Anyone born in India before July 1, 1987 or whose parents were born before that date are bona fide Indian citizens according to law and need not worry due to the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA) or a possible countrywide NRC, a top government official said on Friday.
'No need for Indian citizens of any religion to worry about CAA, NRC' Times of India
The government has urged people not to get misled and fall victim to the misinformation campaign by vested interests over the citizenship Amendment Act and National Rigister of citizens (NRC). Here is a fact sheet in the form of Q&A based on inputs from government sources to help people understand the issue.
Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan hints at 3 capitals for state NewsMinute
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday hinted that the state may have a total of three capitals to keep up with the aspirations of the people. Jagan stated that three cities — Amaravati, Visakhapatnam and Kurnool — may all be considered as the capitals and each will perform a different function. 
India, US sign key defence pact, discuss cross-border terror at 2+2 meet Yashwant Raj, Hindustan Times
India and the United States on Wednesday sealed a key defence agreement to further enhance the interoperability of their militaries and said they discussed the threat of cross-border terrorism India faces from Pakistan at the 2+2 meeting of their foreign and defence ministers.
CAA needed as there is no Hindu nation: Nitin Gadkari Times of India
Justifying the Citizenship Amendment Act, BJP functionary Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said the legislation was needed as there was no country in the world specifically for Hindus.
Supreme Court refuses to stay Citizenship (Amendment) Act Krishnadas Rajagopal, Hindu
The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) of 2019, which fast tracks citizenship-by-naturalisation process for “illegal migrants” from six religious communities, other than Muslims, who have fled persecution from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
NRC can’t be done in secrecy. We haven’t decided yet, need cabinet approvals: Amit Shah Economic Times
Home minister Amit Shah said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) would stand any legal scrutiny and that the “government is firm like rock on its implementation”. On the National Register of Citizens (NRCNSE 2.22 %), which also has been on the government’s agenda, he said no timeline has been fixed for it.
Congress creating an atmosphere of fear over CAA, says PM Modi Times of India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday accused the Congress and other opposition parties of peddling lies over the amended Citizenship Act and dared them to publicly declare that they are prepared to accord Indian citizenship to all pakistanis.
In a First in Pak history, Special Court hands death penalty to Pervez Musharraf in Treason Case News18
In a first, a three-member bench of the special court of Pakistan, headed by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth, on Tuesday handed former military ruler Pervez Musharraf death sentence in the treason case against him, The Dawn reported.
Opp parties behind unrest, raising storm over Act: PM Pioneer
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the Congress and its allies of raising a storm over the citizenship law and asserted that the Opposition parties were behind the unrest and arson in parts of the country.
60 AMU students injured in clashes, university closed till Jan 5 NewsMinute
Sixty students of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) were injured as clashes broke out between the students and the police during the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) bill at the University gate. After the protest, the administration announced closure of the university till January 5.
Won’t roll out CAB: Punjab and Kerala CMs Times of India
A day after Parliament approved the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, two non-BJP states — Punjab and Kerala — on Thursday vowed not to implement the legislation. This came even as West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee called a meeting of her MPs and MLAs on December 20 to draw up Trinamool Congress’s strategy on CAB.
Supreme Court dismisses all review petitions against Ayodhya verdict in favour of Ram Temple News18
The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed all the review petitions challenging a Constitution Bench's order in the Ayodhya case that had cleared the way for construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site. The top court, which took these review pleas for consideration in-chamber, rejected them after finding no merit. A five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde and comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan, S A Nazeer and Sanjeev Khanna considered the review pleas of only those who were parties to the four lawsuits filed initially in the vexatious dispute.
US reprimanded Pakistan for misusing F-16 Fighter Jet during aerial dogfight with India: Report News18
The US reprimanded the Pakistan Air Force chief in August for misusing F-16 fighter jets by undermining their shared security platforms and infrastructures, a media report here has said, months after the Indian Air Force shot down an F-16 jet of Pakistan Air Force during an aerial combat over Kashmir.
Citizenship bill clears Rajya Sabha test in big win for BJP Shaswati Das & Anuja, Mint
In a historic move, Parliament on Wednesday gave its assent to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 as it passed the Rajya Sabha test even as violent public protests broke out in the north-eastern states of Assam and Tripura over opposition to the bill.
Lok Sabha passes citizenship bill 311-80 at midnight, Amit Shah says ‘NRC is coming’ Times of India
A heated, polarising debate on Monday marked the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha after midnight with home minister Amit Shah repeatedly drawing a distinction between refugees fleeing religious persecution and infiltrators even while asserting an all-India national register of citizens is on the anvil.
Jharkhand Assembly election: Congress subverted mandate in Karnataka; people taught it a a lesson: PM Modi Hindu
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the Karnataka bypoll results that saw the BJP win 12 out of 15 Assembly seats, were a punishment for the Congress and its ally, the Janata Dal(S), for “stealing the mandate”. Addressing poll rallies in Jharkhand, Mr. Modi called on the people of the State to elect a “stable BJP government with an absolute majority.”
43 killed as massive blaze sweeps through four-storey building in north Delhi Economic Times
In one of the worst fire accidents in the city, 43 people were killed after a massive blaze ripped through a four-storey building housing illegal manufacturing units in north Delhi's Anaj Mandi area on Sunday morning, police and fire officials said.
K'taka bypoll results 2019: BJP takes early lead in 10 Assembly seats Deccan Chronicle
The ruling BJP has taken an early lead in 10 out of 15 Assembly constituencies that went for bypolls on December five, as the counting of votes was taken up on Monday, election officials said. Initial trends showed the Congress and JD(S) were ahead in two seats, while independent candidate was maintaining lead in Hoskote.
Indian citizenship to those facing persecution at home will assure them of better lives: PM Hindustan Times
Indian citizenship to those facing persecution in their home countries will ensure that they get a better tomorrow, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, in his first remarks on the issue after the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was cleared by the Union cabinet recently.
Unnao rape victim's death 'extremely sad', case will be fast-tracked: UP CM Yogi Adityanath Times of India
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday termed the death of Unnao gangrape victim "extremely sad" and conveyed his condolences to the aggrieved family. 
Indian citizenship to those facing persecution at home will assure them of better lives: PM Pioneer
Referring to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said Indian citizenship for those facing persecution in their home countries will ensure that they get a better tomorrow.
Ajit Pawar got clean chit — day after Fadnavis resigned, day before new govt was sworn in Vivek Deshpande, Indian Express
In an affidavit filed before the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court just a day before the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government was sworn in on November 28, Maharashtra’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) exonerated former Water Resources Development Minister Ajit Pawar of the allegations he had been facing for the multi-crore irrigation scam that rocked the state about a decade ago.
Hyderabad encounter: All four accused in Telangana doctor's rape-murder killed Times of India
In a sensational development, all four accused — who were allegedly involved in the gang rape and murder of a veterinary doctor — were gunned down by Cyberabad police in an encounter in the wee hours of Friday at Chatanpally in Mahabubnagar district, where the victim was earlier set ablaze by the accused.
Our orbiter located Vikram lander first: Isro chief Sivan rejects Nasa claim on Chandrayaan 2 Sanchari Chatterjee, India Today
sro chief K Sivan has rejected Nasa's claims that they have located the debris of the crashed Vikram lander on the lunar surface and said the Indian Space Research Organisation had located it long back. Isro chief K Sivan has said, "Our own orbiter had located Vikram lander. We had already declared that on our website, you can go back and see."
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