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8 January, 2019 4:27 PM Facing Anger Over Citizenship Bill, Centre Offers Scheduled Tribe Status To 6 Assam Communities

The decision, if implemented, will benefit the Tai Ahom, Tea, Koch Raj Bongshi, Chutia, Moran and Matak tribes, and turn Assam into a tribal state. With Assam witnessing shutdowns and massive protests against the Citizen (Amendment) Bill tabled in the Lok Sabha today, the Narendra Modi government is trying to push through a major decision aimed at pleasing 113

7 January, 2019 4:49 PM If No Citizenship Bill, Hindus In Assam Will Become Minorities: Minister

Assam Citizenship Bill: "I strongly believe that if this Bill is not passed, Assamese Hindus will become minority in just next five years. That will be advantageous for those elements who want Assam to be another Kashmir," Himanta Biswa Sarma said. Senior Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Monday said Hindus in the state will become minority in the next five years 73

2 January, 2019 10:31 AM UNICEF: India May Have Welcomed Maximum New Borns On New Year

India is estimated to have welcomed 18 per cent of the total babies born globally on January 1, 2019, UNICEF said on Tuesday. According to the UNICEF, 69,944 babies were expected to be born on the New Year Day out of 3,95,072 babies likely to be born across the world. As per UNICEF, globally over half of these births are estimated to taken place in seven 56

2 January, 2019 10:31 AM The right to love: Is 2019 the year when same-sex marriages will be legalised?

In 2018, the Supreme Court of India decriminalised homosexuality, overruled its own 2013 decision and partially struck down Section 377. With the Stonewall riots - that triggered the gay rights movement - marking its 50th anniversary next year, we look at how homosexuality is treated across the world. Most of Asia is tolerant towards homosexuality 154

2 January, 2019 4:41 AM Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland fall 2% after dismal December sales performance

Country's second largest commercial vehicle maker Ashok Leyland also disappointed street by showing a 20 percent year-on-year decline in December sales. Commercial vehicle makers Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland shares dropped 2 percent each after reporting dismal performance in December sales. "The trend of muted consumer sentiments continued in December 61

1 January, 2019 3:06 PM Narendra Modi's interview bereft of reality, full of rhetoric: Congress

"Summary of Modiji's ‘monologue' interview -- ‘I', ‘Me', ‘Mine', ‘Myself'. The country is suffering your ‘I's and ‘lies'," Randeep Surjewala tweeted. The Congress attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying his interview was full of rhetoric and there was no mention of ground realities or any concern for promises made by him to the people 97

1 January, 2019 3:02 PM India, Pakistan To Begin Men's T20 World Cup 2020 Campaign From Super 12s Stage

The ICC also confirmed the teams that have directly qualified for the Men's T20 World Cup 2020. India and Pakistan will begin their Men's T20 World Cup 2020 campaign from the Super 12s stage, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed in a press release on Tuesday. Along side the two heavyweights, top-ranked teams England, Australia, South Africa 52

31 December, 2018 12:53 PM Bangladesh Election Commissioner Rejects Call For Fresh Election

Prime Minister Hasina has won a third straight term while the opposition rejected the result as rigged and called for a fresh vote. Bangladesh's chief election commissioner rejected on Monday an opposition demand for a fresh election, after widespread opposition complaints that vote rigging handed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ruling party victory 110

31 December, 2018 7:34 AM PM Modi wishes Sheikh Hasina for winning elections, underlines Indo-Bangla bonhomie

Dhaka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on registering a landslide win in the general elections and assured her of India's continued support to the country's developmental strides. Hasina's ruling Awami League-led alliance has won over 267 seats in the 300-member Parliament, according to the latest 103

31 December, 2018 4:08 AM Bangladesh cricket Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza shines on 'political pitch'

Dhaka: As the counting of votes for Bangladesh election concluded, cricketer and ODI Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza emerged victorious from Narail 2 constituency on an Awami League ticket on Monday. Mashrafe bagged 274,418 votes as against his nearest opponent who could manage barely 8,006 votes. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina cruised to victory for a third 83