Today’s 1 Page News – 16 December 2019

Headlines

  • This is the time to maintain peace, unity and brotherhood. It is my appeal to everyone to stay away from any sort of rumour mongering and falsehoods : PM Modi

  • Violent protests on the Citizenship Amendment Act are unfortunate and deeply distressing. Debate, discussion and dissent are essential parts of democracy but, never has damage to public property and disturbance of normal life been a part of our ethos : PM Modi

  • CAA is to give citizenship to religiously persecuted refugees, it is not to take away citizenship of any Indian : Amit Shah

  • As long as I am alive, we will not implement NRC, CAB. They can dismiss our Govt. if they want. We will not surrender : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the mega rally against citizenship Act and NRC in Kolkata

  • Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi and Senior party leaders protest against the oppression of youth and students in the country and against the Citizen Amendment Act at India Gate

  • Senior Advocate Sanjay Hegde moves the Delhi High Court for guidelines for implementation of Article 19 by Twitter. Hegde’s account was suspended by Twitter : Bar & Bench

  • Supreme Court agrees to hear matter concerning violent incidents at Jamia Milia and AMU tomorrow if rioting stops : Bar & Bench

  • Citizenship Amendment Act: Senior Counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi mentions for urgent hearing petiton by Congress and by erstwhile Maharajah of Tripura. SC agrees to hear the matter on Wednesday, December 18 : Bar & Bench

  • I am very worried about the deteriorating law and order situation in Delhi. Peace should be restored immediately in Delhi – for this, I have asked for an appointment with the Home Minister Amit Shah: Arvind Kejriwal

  • Students across India protest against police crackdown in Jamia University

National 

Violent protests on the Citizenship Amendment Act are unfortunate and deeply distressing : PM Modi

@narendramodi – Prime Minister :

  • Violent protests on the Citizenship Amendment Act are unfortunate and deeply distressing. Debate, discussion and dissent are essential parts of democracy but, never has damage to public property and disturbance of normal life been a part of our ethos.
  • The Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 was passed by both Houses of Parliament with overwhelming support. Large number of political parties and MPs supported its passage. This Act illustrates India’s centuries old culture of acceptance, harmony, compassion and brotherhood.
  • I want to unequivocally assure my fellow Indians that CAA does not affect any citizen of India of any religion. No Indian has anything to worry regarding this Act. This Act is only for those who have faced years of persecution outside and have no other place to go except India.
  • The need of the hour is for all of us to work together for the development of India and the empowerment of every Indian, especially the poor, downtrodden and marginalised. We cannot allow vested interest groups to divide us and create disturbance.
  • This is the time to maintain peace, unity and brotherhood. It is my appeal to everyone to stay away from any sort of rumour mongering and falsehoods.

As long as I am alive, we will not implement NRC, CAB : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the mega rally against Citizenship Act and NRC in Kolkata :

  • We do not discriminate on the basis of religion. Religion is personal. This land belongs to all, India belongs to all, Bangla belongs to all.
  • As long as I am alive, we will not implement NRC, CAB. They can dismiss our government if they want. We will not surrender.
  • They will have to implement CAB and NRC in Bangla over my dead body. When we raised our voice against NRC, we were alone. Now other Chief Ministers are speaking out. I urge them to oppose CAB also.
  • Everyone is an anti-national and only they are nationalists? So peculiar. This is not how a country is governed.
Pic Courtest :@AITCofficial

 

‘CAA is not to take away citizenship of any Indian’

Amit Shah, @AmitShah – Union Home Minister:

  • CAA is to give citizenship to religiously persecuted refugees, it is not to take away citizenship of any Indian.
  • Some parties are spreading rumours and inciting violence for their political interest.
  • I request students to go through the CAA once and not fall in their trap.

‘It is said that when people start losing, they become oppressive’

Akhilesh Yadav, @yadavakhilesh – Former CM of Uttar Pradesh:

  • The BJP Govt, with its destructive laws, has put the country’s present under the fire of violence & has inflicted a fatal injury on the future of the country by attacking students.
  • It is said that when people start losing, they become oppressive.
  • The hunger for power similar to that of the BJP has never been seen in the history of India

Priyanka Gandhi at a silent protest at India Gate

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi and Senior party leaders protest against the oppression of youth and students in the country and against the Citizen Amendment Act at India Gate.

Pic Courtesy : @INCUttarPradesh

 

‘This is not an ordinary slowdown’

P. Chidambaram, @PChidambaram_IN – Former Finance Minister:

  • Is the government aware of a new, well-researched paper on the current economic situation in India authored by Arvind Subramanian and Josh Feldman published a few days ago?
  • The conclusion of the authors on the current economic slowdown is depressing: “this is not an ordinary slowdown. It is India’s Great Slowdown, where the economy seems headed for the intensive care unit”.

Army, Navy, Air Force Chiefs pay homage at the National War Memorial on Vijay Diwas

Minister of State for AYUSH (I/C) and Defence, Shripad Naik, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria & Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh pay homage at the National War Memorial on the occasion of Vijay Diwas in New Delhi today.

Pic Courtesy : MIB

 

Legendary cricketer Brian Lara called on President Kovind 

@rashtrapatibhvn – President :
  • Legendary cricketer and one of the finest batsmen of the modern era, Brian Lara called on President Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  • The President called him a role model for millions of budding sportspersons and hailed his contribution to the game of cricket.

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Pic Courtesy : @rashtrapatibhvn

 

 

 

‘I am Savarkar !’

Bharatiya Janata Party MLA’s , including former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis wore caps with ‘I am Savarkar’ printed on it at the winter session of the Maharashtra assembly.

@Dev_Fadnavis – Devendra Fadnavis :

 

Pic Courtesy : @Dev_Fadnavis

 

 

Watch the successful deployment of Radial Rib Antenna of RISAT2BR1 in orbit as observed by onboard camera

Kerala 


We must resist &
We Will Resist : Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan at the joint Satyagraha against Citizenship Amendment Act

@vijayanpinarayi :

  • The secular and democratic voices of Kerala have come together to fight against the draconian Citizenship Amendment Act.
  • The joint Satyagraha has commenced at the Martyrs Column in Thiruvananthapuram.
  • We must resist & We Will Resist.
Pic Courtesy : @vijayanpinarayi 

 

 

Hawa ka Pani – ‘Meghdoot’

@PiyushGoyal  – Minister of Railways : 

  • Railways has come up with a novel idea to conserve water & ensure healthy & safe drinking water for passengers Device called ‘Meghdoot’ which directly harvests water from air is installed at Secunderabad station in Telangana, producing 1000 litres of water everyday.

 

 

‘Continuing the tradition of blanket distribution..’

Varun Gandhi, @varungandhi80 – Member of Parliament:
  • Continuing the tradition of blanket distribution every winter, in my constituency Pilibhit.
  • Personally handed over blankets to over 4000 people – from 10am to 5 pm nonstop – across 22 wards in Pilibhit city.

Pic Credit: @varungandhi80