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Bangladesh has cut services to millions of mobile phones along its border with India for “security” reasons amid fears a new citizenship law passed by its giant neighbour could prompt an influx of migrants.
The Indian cabinet on Tuesday approved funds for a census and a population survey to be held next year despite weeks of protests over a citizenship law that critics claimed is anti-Muslim.
Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has defended the government’s new citizenship law, despite the major ongoing protests against it.
India’s controversial Citizenship Act has triggered widespread protests across the country, with thousands of people including students and Bollywood personalities taking to the streets.
Six more protesters died in India Friday in fresh clashes between police and demonstrators, taking the death toll to 15 in more than a week of unrest triggered by a citizenship law seen as anti-Muslim.
Police in the Indian capital charged more than a dozen people with rioting and the government asked broadcasters to refrain from using content that could inflame further violence as authorities grappled with growing opposition to a new citizenship law that excludes Muslim immigrants.
Police banned public gatherings in parts of New Delhi and other cities for a third day Friday and cut internet services to try to stop growing protests that have so far left eight people dead and more than 1,200 others detained.
Fresh protests against India’s new citizenship law erupted Tuesday as alleged police brutality fuelled fury against the legislation which critics say is anti-Muslim.
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it will continue to deepen partnership with the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) to fight trafficking in person in the country.
However, the 22-year-old has played just five minutes in the last six games and earlier today, reports in the Spanish press indicated that the player had told Zinedine Zidane of his intention to leave on loan during the window.
Pope Francis told U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday that he was praying that God would guide his efforts to bring reconciliation in the United States, while the nation’s bishops condemned Biden’s pro-choice stand on abortion.
A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.
The Jigawa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated a 29-member reconciliation committee to unite and bring back its lost glory in the state.
The Hong Kong government said it “strongly” objects to a U.S. congressional report critical of Beijing’s handling of the city, calling the report “biased, politically motivated and not reflecting the truth”.
Ankara has imposed advertising bans on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest after they failed to appoint local representatives in Turkey under a new social media law, according to decisions published on Tuesday.
The efforts of the military to address the rising level of insecurity in the country was acknowledged on Tuesday as the President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, said the Nigerian military was currently doing its best to tackle the security menace.
A prominent traditional ruler in Osun State, the Eburu of Iba, Adekunle Okunoye Oyedeji II, has described the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi who clocks 50 years on the throne on Tuesday as the symbol of peace and unity in Yorubaland.
Coordinating committees have been set-up in the thirty-six states nationwide to monitor the implementation and sustainability of the 774,000 jobs under the Special Public Works programme.