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Morning digest: 30 lakh reapply for inclusion in Assam NRC, Mayawati puts Congress govts. on notice, and more

Fireworks explode above the ancient Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill during New Year celebrations on January 1, 2019 in Athens, Greece.

Fireworks explode above the ancient Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill during New Year celebrations on January 1, 2019 in Athens, Greece.   | Photo Credit: Getty Images

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30 lakh reapply for inclusion in Assam NRC

About 30 lakh of the 40.07 lakh people left out of the final draft of the updated National Register of Citizens (NRC) published five months ago have applied again for inclusion during the claims and objections round that ended on Monday.

Govt. rejects demand to send triple talaq bill to House panel

The government on Monday rejected the Opposition’s demand in the Rajya Sabha to send the contentious Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, to a joint select committee for further scrutiny.

Mayawati puts Congress govts. on notice

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati warned the Congress on Monday that if it did not immediately revoke cases filed against “innocent persons” during the April 2 Bharat Bandh called by Dalit groups, her party might have to “reconsider” support to the grand-old party’s governments in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Changes in RERA likely in early 2019

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) plans to push through some of the suggested changes to the RERA (Real Estate Regulatory Authority) Act, 2016, through a ‘Removal of Difficulties’ order, which does not require Parliamentary approval for amendments.

Sohrabuddin case points to how CBI was politicised: Jaitley

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Monday targeted the Congress over the verdict in the Sohrabuddin case, asserting that it was a reflection on the politicisation of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) under the previous government.

Pumps to remove water from Meghalaya mine today

Personnel of multiple agencies engaged in the search and rescue operation for at least 13 miners trapped in a coal mine at Ksan in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills, found a wooden structure, coal and mud near the bottom of the pit on Monday.

LDF gears up for women’s wall

The Left Democratic Front (LDF) has mobilised its workers in strength to ensure that the proposed women’s wall for gender equality manifests as an emphatic proclamation of its political might on New Year’s Day on Tuesday.

ASI declared 6 monuments of national importance in 2018

The 125-year-old Old High Court Building in Nagpur, Maharashtra, and two Mughal-era monuments in Agra — Haveli of Agha Khan and Hathi Khana — are among the six monuments declared protected and of national importance by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in 2018.

Election was free and fair: Hasina

Defending Sunday’s parliamentary election, which the Opposition called “farcical”, Awami League chief and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday blamed the Opposition for its electoral debacle.

The most-read articles on The Hindu in 2018

From a nail-biting government formation and south India's #MeToo movement, to a holiday that wasn't... here is a list of the stories that were among the most read on www.thehindu.com this year.

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