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The Bill that has the House divided

03:53 Min | December 09, 2019, 6:09 PM IST
The BJP has won in Jharkhand, and is looking for another victory in the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill; Russia has been banned from global sport for four years and more in today's daily wrap.
Script: Rahul Aripaka, Deepshikha Rahi
Hosts: Aditya Kakkar, Deepshikha Rahi
Producer: Deepshikha Rahi

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was laid before the Lok Sabha today by Home Minister Amit Shah

The contentious bill has divided opinions on its passage as an act, thereby leading to much debate and protests by Indian Union Muslim League and All India United Democratic Front.

Hello I am Deepshikha Rahi and I have with me Aditya Kakkar, you are listening to ET’s Daily Rundown.

The bill seeks to give Indian nationality to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan facing religious persecution.

The proposed legislation amends the 1955 Citizenship Act to make refugees who got into India from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan till December 31, 2014, eligible for citizenship.

The legislation applies to those who were “forced or compelled to seek shelter in India due to persecution on the ground of religion”.

It aims to protect such people from proceedings of illegal migration.

Also, the Bill was a promise made by the BJP in their electoral campaigns for 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Which makes its legislation is a top priority of the government.

There is a strong opposition though.

The opposition asserts that the Bill is violative of Article 14 of the Constitution that advocates Right to Equality. They claim that citizenship cannot be given on the basis of religion.

While the discussion is still going on in the parliament today, we shall keep you updated with further details. Moving ahead,

The BJP bagged a sweeping victory in Karnataka bypolls.

BS Yeddiyurappa retains power as the CM, while Siddaramaiah has resigned as the leader of opposition in Karnataka assembly.

The ruling BJP bagged 10 seats and was leading in two others out of 15 constituencies.

Another interesting news for today: Intex might sign a contract with Chinese companies for manufacturing and export of products to the USA from India.

How did that happen?

The wave of Chinese handsets sweeping the markets to their side and the ongoing trade wars have badly hit the Indian companies.

Intex has been badly kicked by Chinese brigade of Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Intel and Realme..

Which is why joining can help revive the home grown mobile maker.

As the adage goes ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’.

Sensex trades 50 points higher, Nifty near 11,950; IT stocks bleed

Well guess what, prices of onions are going berserk.

Onions are now more expensive than the current market price of 67% of BSE-listed stocks.

Clocking in at Rs 200/kilo in major cities

Speaking of shocking information, YES Bank might not take up the $1.2bn infusion from Canadian firm Braich.

The YES Bank board would prefer not to have an individual with lawsuits still pending in court

Plus, the RBI might veto the infusion, considering Braich’s history.

Not the most shocking information

Oh, really? What you got?

Russia just got banned from World Sports over doping charges.

The World Anti-Doping Agency banned the country for 4 years

Tough luck, that rules them out for the next Olympics

And the next football world cup, in 2022.

This isn’t the first time Russia has been banned, though

They were banned in 2015, following a WADA commissioned report into doping.

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