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Shutdown in Nagaland over Citizenship Bill

KOHIMA: Normal life came to standstill in Nagaland on Monday as a dawn-to-dusk shutdown called in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, evoked total response.

Ahead of PM's visit, tribals hold protests in Tripura against Citizenship Bill

AGARTALA: Ahead Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to three northeastern states - Assam, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh - several tribal parties and NGOs on Friday held a massive demonstration in Tripura demanding the withdrawal of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Mamata can't escape consequences of her acts: Amit Shah

ALIGARH:  BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday warned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her attempts to block the entry of BJP workers and leaders into the state and said she cannot escape the consequences of her actions.

Protests to intensify until Citizenship Bill is withdrawn: CPI-M

AGARTALA: Until the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is withdrawn, protests against it will intensify, especially in the Northeast, former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said on Monday.

Trump-Pelosi rift over wall funding widens

WASHINGTON:  An ongoing rift between US President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the construction of a wall along the Mexican border appeared to have widened even as negotiators worked to strike a deal ahead of a looming deadline.

Trump backs down, agrees to Democrats' terms to end government shutdown

NEW YORK: Taking a blow to his outsize ego, US President Donald Trump has agreed to the Democrats' terms to end the debilitating government shutdown temporarily so that they could work on a separate border security plan paving the way for a regular budget.

Nawazuddin's arrogant performance cannot hide Thackeray's blatant chauvinism

MUMBAI: 'Thackeray', Starring: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Amrita Rao, Directed by Abhijeet Panse, Rating: **(2 stars)

Trump backs down, agrees to Democrats' terms to end government shutdown

NEW YORK: Taking a blow to his outsize ego, US President Donald Trump has agreed to the Democrats' terms to end the debilitating government shutdown temporarily so that they could work on a separate border security plan paving the way for a regular budget.

Speaker Pelosi shuts door on Trump's ceremonial address to Congress

NEW YORK: Shut out of the House of Representatives by Speaker Nancy Pelosi from delivering his State of the Union address with pomp and show, US President Donald Trump is left looking for another venue as the government shutdown entered its 34th day on Thursday.

Trump's compromise bid to end government shutdown shot down by Democrats

NEW YORK: With an eye on political moderates, President Donald Trump has offered to bargain temporary status for nearly a million illegal immigrants for the $5.7 million he wants in the budget for his border wall, but the deal to end the partial government shutdown was shot down by the Democratic Party leadership.

Speaker Pelosi blocks Trump's symbolic State of Union speech

NEW YORK:  Raising the stakes in the US government shutdown standoff, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has blocked President Donald Trump from delivering the highly symbolic annual State of the Union address to the joint session of Congress even as a group of centrist Democrat and Republican lawmakers met him to find a way out of the impasse.

Government proposes new Emigration Bill

NEW DELHI:  The government has proposed to introduce a new Emigration Bill to replace the existing Emigration Act 1983 in view of a paradigm shift in the nature, pattern, directions and volume of migration over the last 35 years.

Pentagon extends troop deployment at Mexican border

WASHINGTON:  The deployment of active-duty US troops at the border with Mexico will most likely be extended through September, the Pentagon has announced.

Delhi Police chief blames migrants, youth’s frustrations for rising crime graph

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik on Wednesday blamed the “migrant population” and the “ambitions” and “frustrations” of youngsters as the reason for the 6% increase in the annual crime rate in 2018 compared to 2017.

Indian American Congressman asks Trump to end government shutdown

WASHINGTON:  Indian American Congressman Ro Khanna has asked President Donald Trump to end the ongoing government shutdown and denounced hiss plans to declare a national emergency to build a border wall.

Indian American Congressman asks Trump to end government shutdown

WASHINGTON:  Indian American Congressman Ro Khanna has asked President Donald Trump to end the ongoing government shutdown and denounced hiss plans to declare a national emergency to build a border wall.

Kamala Harris criticises Trump over government shutdown

WASHINGTON:  Democrat Kamala Harris, the first Indian-American to serve in the US Senate, has criticised President Donald Trump over the federal government shutdown and called it a "crisis of the President's own making"

Trump invokes slain Indian American cop to make case for border wall, end shutdown

NEW YORK:  US President Donald Trump has invoked an Indian American "hero" police officer killed by an illegal immigrant to make an appeal to the American people to pressure legislators to fund the border wall he wants and end the government shutdown.

In televised plea for wall, Trump cites murder of Indian-origin cop

NEW DELHI: In his televised address to the US, President Donald Trump, while demanding $5.7 billion to build a wall on the border with Mexico, cited the murder of an Indian-origin police officer who was killed a day after Christmas.

Three key bills on table, busy day in Rajya Sabha today

NEW DELHI: The Rajya Sabha members have a busy day ahead as key bills come up for passage on Wednesday, the last day of winter session. The session has been extended by a day as government scrambles to pass a constitution amendment bill to provide quota for poorer sections among general category, a bill on the Citizenship Act and one on instant triple talaq.

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