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Germany to ease citizenship rules for children of foreign parents: Report

The interior ministry also plans to relax some language requirements for elderly immigrants and make it easier for people to hold multiple nationalities.

The interior ministry aims to unveil a draft law
Published on Nov 25, 2022 10:15 PM IST

More than 1.6 lakh Indians gave up their citizenship in 2021: Govt data

The data was released by Union minister of state (MoS) of home affairs Nityanand Rai as a reply to Haji Fazlur Rehman, a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP in Lok Sabha.

In 2019, 1,44,017 Indians renounced their citizenship. (Representation purpose)
Updated on Jul 19, 2022 03:55 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

UAE amends citizenship law for expatriates. All you need to know.

The changes to the law on nationality and passports will allow expatriates to become dual citizens for the first time. Dual citizenship was earlier banned in the Emirates.

The UAE's Prime Minister and ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said this change was made to attract and retain individuals with specialised skills
Published on Jan 30, 2021 06:41 PM IST
Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Gauhati High Court rejects anti-CAA activist Akhil Gogoi’s bail plea

The decision by a division bench of the court has dashed hopes of his supporters across Assam who had been hoping that he would get released soon to take part in the upcoming assembly polls in the state.

Akhil Gogoi was arrested at Jorhat on December 12, 2019 for his role in the protests against CAA, which seeks to fast forward citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Parsis, Buddhists and Jains from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. (Photo @kmss_assam)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 12:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By

Citizenship law to be enforced once rules are made, says JP Nadda

The citizenship issue is bound to have an effect on the assembly polls due in about five months as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has declared that she will never enforce it.

BJP president JP Nadda addresses a press conference at the end of his two-day visit to West Bengal in Kolkata, on Thursday.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 11, 2020 12:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By

HC refuses relief to Canadian citizen whose OCI card was cancelled after divorce

HT Image
Published on Oct 31, 2020 02:54 PM IST
ByKanchan Chaudhari

‘PM Modi’s citizenship law gave respect to refugees in India’: Amit Shah

Billed the Bihar Jansamvad Rally, this is the first in a series of virtual meetings that Shah will address. He will address the people of Odisha and West Bengal through virtual rallies on June 8 and June 9 respectively.

The Bharatiya Janata Party has selected Bihar BJP’s Facebook and YouTube pages for live streaming to reach out to the people residing in the 243 assembly segments of the state.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 05:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Jamia student held for involvement in north-east Delhi riots

Joint commissioner of police (special cell) Neeraj Thakur confirmed the arrest of Meeran Haider but did not share further details.

On March 9, the special cell had arrested Mohammad Danish, a 33-year-old member of the Popular Front of India (PFI), in connection with the case on similar charges.(HT Archives. Representative image)
Updated on Apr 02, 2020 11:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKarn Pratap Singh and Fareeha Iftikhar

‘All students passed except…’: Jamia teacher tweets a row on CAA, suspended

AP Siddiqui, registrar of the university, issued the suspension order for the teacher. It said the faculty member had tweeted that all students “except 15 non-Muslims have been passed as they did not support” the Citizenship Amendment Act protests.

A woman walks near a protest site against against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register, at Jamia Millia Islamia University, in New Delhi on February 14, 2020.(Burhaan Kinu/HT file photo)
Updated on Mar 26, 2020 04:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmandeep Shukla

HC quashes ‘leave India’ notice issued to Polish student for anti-CAA rally

The court said the right to life and personal liberty includes that to have political views and participate in political activities as guaranteed to all people in India. It said the right cannot be curtailed or fettered.

File photo of a protest rally against the CAA held at Park Circus crossing in Kolkata. (Image used for representation).(SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Mar 19, 2020 07:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By

Forced to enter Jamia to stop violence, says Delhi Police

Delhi Police said it got difficult to distinguish between rioters and students and all of them had to be evacuated.

Police personnel deployed as students from Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) continue their demonstration a day after the violent crackdown by Delhi Police on students protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in New Delhi on December 16, 2019.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 17, 2020 07:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

UP seeks time to file report on CAA hoardings in HC

Additional advocate general Neeraj Tripathi said the state government’s main thrust of the argument in its plea was that its special leave petition (SLP) against the High Court’s March 9 order was pending before the Supreme Court (SC) and the apex court had referred it to a larger bench.

Demonstrators and police face off during an anti Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) protest at Parivartan Chowk area of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India on December 19, 2019.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT file photo)
Updated on Mar 17, 2020 05:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | ByJitendra Sarin

Indonesia summons envoy over CAA protests, Delhi violence

There have been protests against the violence in New Delhi near the Indian missions in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta and Medan, the largest city of North Sumatra province, since the beginning of March.

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel walk past burnt and damaged shops, which were allegedly set on fire by miscreants during communal violence last week, at Gokalpuri market in northeast Delhi on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)
Published on Mar 17, 2020 03:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Centre must talk to states to clear CAA, NPR doubts: RSS

The CAA’s passage in December to fast-track the citizenship process for non-Muslims, who have entered India from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh before December 31, 2014, triggered protests across the country.

Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi, general secretary of the RSS blamed ‘a section of leaders for misleading the masses’ during the nationwide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act .(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Mar 17, 2020 05:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Shaheen Bagh protesters will have to follow ban on gathering over coronavirus: Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal announced the new steps during a press conference after reviewing the city government’s efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus.

The Delhi government had last Friday ordered a ban on any gathering of more than 200 people, including sports events such as the Indian Premier League(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 16, 2020 04:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Guv promulgates ordinance to recover damages in UP

The state cabinet had approved the Uttar Pradesh Recovery of Damage to Public and Private Property Ordinance — 2020 last Friday.

Demonstrators and police face off during an anti Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) protest at Parivartan Chowk area of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, December 19, 2019.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 16, 2020 12:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By

Chinmayanand, Sengar’s poster surfaces next to UP’s ‘name and shame’ CAA hoardings

The poster has the photographs of Kuldeep Sengar and Chinmayanand as well as the details of the cases against them.

Kuldeep Sengar and Chinmayanand’s poster was later removed by the police, ANI reported.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Mar 13, 2020 11:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Activist Sadaf Jafar, ex-IPS officer SR Darapuri hail HC order on anti-CAA posters in UP

SR Darapuri and Sadaf Jafar were earlier arrested in December in connection with anti-CAA protests in Lucknow.

The Allahabad High Court on Monday directed the Lucknow administration to remove posters of those accused of vandalism during anti-CAA protests in December.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO (Image for representational purpose))
Updated on Mar 09, 2020 06:27 PM IST
Lucknow | ByPress Trust of India

‘Undemocratic’: High Court roasts UP govt on posters of anti-CAA protesters

The Allahabad High Court on Sunday had deferred its order on the matter but had rapped the Uttar Pradesh government for its act of putting up such hoardings.

Women raise slogans during a protest against new citizenship law. Image used for representational purpose only.(Photo: PTI)
Updated on Mar 09, 2020 06:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | ByJitendra Sarin

India rejects global criticism of CAA, Delhi violence; calls comments ‘irresponsible’

Leaders of countries such as Turkey, Iran and Malaysia too have reiterated their criticism of these issues even though India had described their past remarks on these matters as interference in the country’s internal matters.

Senior security officials have visited the place of violence, peace committees have been formed and other steps have been taken to ensure law and order.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Mar 05, 2020 07:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

‘Not acceptable’: India rejects Iranian minister’s criticism of north-east Delhi violence

External affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said Chegeni was summoned and a “strong protest was lodged against the unwarranted remarks made by the Iranian foreign minister”.

Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted criticism of the violence in north-east Delhi.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Mar 03, 2020 08:34 PM IST
New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘Don’t let senseless thuggery prevail’: Iran to India on Delhi riots

Ministry of External Affairs had urged international bodies last week to not make irresponsible statements at this sensitive time.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif(PTI FILE)
Updated on Mar 03, 2020 09:28 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Police fired in air but missed aim, 3 anti-CAA protesters killed: Assam govt

To a query by Congress MLA Rekibuddin Ahmed, Patowary said 573 people were arrested so far in 430 cases relating to protests against the amended citizenship law.

Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, along with Congress Legislators, speaks to media as he walks out from the Assam Legislative Assembly, in Guwahati on Mar 2, 2020. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Updated on Mar 03, 2020 07:27 AM IST
Guwahati | ByPress Trust of India

At Naveen Patnaik’s lunch, Mamata Banerjee and Amit Shah on same table

Mamata Banerjee has been one of the fiercest critics of the new citizenship law passed by Parliament in December last year.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Home Minister Amit Shah at a lunch hosted by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday.(Twitter/@Naveen_Odisha)
Updated on Feb 28, 2020 06:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

UN chief ‘very saddened’ by casualties in Delhi violence

Communal violence over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in northeast Delhi killed at least 34 people and left over 200 injured till Thursday as police struggled to check the rioters who ran amok on streets, burning and looting shops, pelting stones and thrashing people.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is “very saddened” by the casualties in the communal clashes in northeast Delhi over the amended citizenship law(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 27, 2020 02:58 PM IST
United Nations | ByPress Trust of India

Don’t air content promoting ‘anti-national’ attitude: Govt to TV channels over Delhi violence

Fresh violence tore through northeast Delhi on Tuesday, taking the death toll in the communal clashes over the amended citizenship law to 13.

The advisory also impressed upon private channels to be cautious of content that contains attack on religious or communities or visuals or words contemptuous of religions groups or which promote communal attitudes. (Photo: Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 26, 2020 07:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Meeting with Amit Shah was positive, all parties will take steps to restore peace: Arvind Kejriwal

Shah on Tuesday held a meeting to discuss the prevailing situation in the national capital after violence in northeast Delhi over the amended citizenship law left seven people, including a head constable, dead.

Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah was positive and all parties have stressed on restoring peace in the national capital(HT Photo/Sonu Mehta)
Updated on Feb 25, 2020 03:02 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

4 killed, nearly 60 injured during clashes in northeast Delhi over CAA

Lt Governor Anil Baijal tweeted soon after that he had instructed Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to restore the law and order situation. Later in the evening, home secretary Ajay Bhalla told reporters that the situation had been brought under control.

Delhi police at CAA,NRC protest site in Delhi’s Maujpur area on Monday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 25, 2020 05:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Vehicles, houses set on fire, as clashes continue between pro and anti CAA protesters in east Delhi’s Maujpur

Buildings around the metro station at Maujpur have suffered damages and windows of many of them have been smashed.

Houses set on fire by violent mob in east Delhi’s Maujpur.(HT Photos)
Updated on Feb 24, 2020 03:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

People gather near Delhi’s Jaffrabad metro station to protest against CAA, NRC

The women, carrying the national tricolour and raising slogans of ‘aazadi’, said they would not move from the site till the Centre revoke Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

Around 500 people, mostly women, gathered near the Jaffrabad metro station in northeast Delhi on Saturday night in protest against the new citizenship law and the National Register of Citizens(ANI/twitter)
Updated on Feb 23, 2020 05:30 AM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India
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