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Top news of the day: MHA issues advisory to States over Citizenship Act protests, Kuldeep Sengar convicted in Unnao rape case, and more

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

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Citizenship Act protests live updates | MHA asks States, UTs to take requisite steps to maintain law and order, peace, public tranquillity

A day after the police and protesters opposing the amended Citizenship Act clashed in Jamia Millia Islamia and the areas surrounding it, students from various institutions across the country took out rallies in support, including those from Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru, TISS in Mumbai and the Bombay university.

Also read: Anti-Citizenship Act protest: Two FIRs registered for violence near Jamia Millia Islamia university

Read: Anurag Kashyap, John Cusack and others condemn violence on Jamia students, call government ‘fascist’

Read: Citizenship Act protests: SC to hear pleas for judicial enquiry into police action against students

Kuldeep Sengar convicted in Unnao rape case

A Delhi court on Monday held former BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar guilty of raping a minor girl in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao in June 2017. Arguments on the quantum of sentence, which may extend to life imprisonment, will be heard on Wednesday.

Watch: Rajinikanth is a ‘bad cop’ in the ‘Darbar’ trailer

The trailer of Rajinikanth’s upcoming film Darbar has been released. The action film is written and directed by A.R. Murugadoss and produced by Allirajah Subaskaran under the banner of Lyca Productions. This is Lyca’s second collaboration on a Rajinikanth film after their success with 2.0.

Opposition condemns police action at Jamia, demands judicial probe

Opposition leaders gathered here on Monday to condemn the police action against students of Jamia Millia Islamia on Sunday and demanded a judicial inquiry into the incidents that led to several students being injured.

‘Abuse’ of RTI has led to ‘paralysis and fear’ among officials, says CJI Bobde

Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde on Monday said the unbridled use of the Right to Information (RTI) Act had created a sense of “paralysis and fear” in the government. “There is paralysis and fear about this Act (RTI). People are not taking decisions,” Chief Justice Bobde observed orally.

Temple in Ayodhya will come up within four months: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah on Monday said a grand Ram temple would come up in Ayodhya within four months as per the wishes of Indians all over the world.

The extent of India’s economic slowdown has surprised many, including us at the IMF: Gita Gopinath

With economic growth slowing to a six-year low, Gita Gopinath says the government should undertake structural reforms such as bank clean-up and labour reforms to address the slowdown in domestic demand.

ArcelorMittal, Nippon Steel complete acquisition of Essar Steel

ArcelorMittal, world’s largest steel maker on Monday completed the acquisition of Essar Steel India Limited (ESIL), and simultaneously established a joint venture with Nippon Steel Corporation (Nippon Steel), called ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India Limited (AM/NS India), which will own and operate ESIL.

Kohli retains top spot among batsmen, Bumrah 6th among bowlers in ICC Test rankings

Indian skipper Virat Kohli retained his top spot among batsmen while the injured bowler Jasprit Bumrah slipped a rung to sixth in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Monday.

U.S. says it won’t accept North Korea-set nuclear deadline

A senior U.S. diplomat said on Monday that Washington won’t accept a year-end deadline set by North Korea to make concessions in stalled nuclear talks and urged Pyongyang to return to a negotiating table immediately.

Kamal Haasan’s MNM moves Supreme Court against CAA

Actor Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) on Monday moved the Supreme Court against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), even as a three-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of India Sharad A. Bobde agreed to list on Wednesday the petitions challenging the Act on the basis of an oral mentioning made by senior advocates Kapil Sibal and A.M. Singhvi, representing Congress MP Jairam Ramesh for urgent hearing.

From 'Ye Maya Chesave' to 'Jersey': 20 films that defined Telugu cinema in the last decade

Arriving at a list of the defining films of a decade is a daunting task. It’s one thing to look back at the films at the end of each year and another ballgame to encapsulate 10 years. Also, what’s the yardstick? It can be just box office numbers. A blockbuster today may not linger in our minds after a couple of years. A few films that aren’t blockbusters at the time of release, gradually grow on us.

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