Protests rage as US, UK warn on travel to NE India Dec 15, 2019 0 998 12345 AFPGuwahatiProtests against a divisive new citizenship law raged on Saturday as Washington and London issued travel warnings for northeast India following days of violent clashes that have killed two people so far.Many in the far-flung, resource-rich northeast fear the new legislation will grant citizenship to large numbers of immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh, who they accuse of stealing jobs and diluting the region’s cultural identity.Several thousand protesters rallied in the capital New Delhi on Saturday evening, urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to revoke the law, some holding signs reading: “Stop Dividing India”.“People are not gathered here as Hindus, or Muslims, people are gathered here as citizens of India. We reject this bill that has been brought by the Modi government and we want that equal treatment as is enshrined in our constitution,” said protestor Amit Baruah, 55, a journalist.Protests turned violent in West Bengal state, a hotbed of political unrest, with at least 20 buses and parts of two railway stations set on fire as demonstrators blocked roads and set fire to tyres. No injuries were reported.Tensions also simmered in Guwahati in Assam state, the epicentre of the unrest, where medical staff said two people were shot dead and 26 hospitalised late Thursday after security forces fired live rounds.Friday’s funeral procession of 18-year-old Sam Stafford, who was killed in the firing, was attended by hundreds of angry and distraught mourners who shouted, “long live Assam”. RELATED ARTICLES 60,000 French homes without power lashed by heavy rains, winds Dec 15, 2019 0 268 Britain’s Johnson vows to repay trust of oppn voters Dec 15, 2019 0 214 Trump to face impeachment vote after House panel approves charges Dec 15, 2019 0 1125 Nine Afghan forces killed in Taliban insider attack: Official Ghazni: The Taliban have killed nine Afghan soldiers in an insider attack in central Afghanistan, the military said on Saturday, underscoring the dangers Afghan forces face from within their own ranks. The Afghan .. Pakistan police raid house of PM Khan’s nephew over hospital riots Lahore: Pakistan police raided the house of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s nephew on Saturday in eastern Lahore, after a video emerged showing him taking part in deadly hospital riots days earlier. Three patients died .. UN climate dialogues unravelling, face failure AFP Madrid A UN climate summit in Madrid risked collapsing on Saturday after all-night negotiations between countries left them more divided than ever over on how to fight global warming and pay for its ravages. .. Britain’s royals seek social media chief for Queen Elizabeth II London: Britain’s royal family on Saturday advertised for a social media chief to promote the global “reputation and impact” of Queen Elizabeth II and other royals. The new “head of digital engagement” will lead a small .. Parliament to vote on ‘oven-ready’ Brexit deal by Christmas London: British lawmakers will vote before Christmas on the Brexit deal that Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson agreed with Brussels, he said on Saturday. “We’re going to get Brexit done,” Johnson told ..