Indian citizenship law in court battle as protests continue Jan 23, 2020 0 345 12345 DPANew DelhiIndia’s Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the government to reply within four weeks to a clutch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of a new citizenship law as protests against it continued.The Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 omits Muslims from a list of religious groups from three neighbouring Muslim-majority countries who are entitled to fast-track citizenship.More than 140 petitions were filed by political parties and civil society groups challenging the legal validity of the CAA in the Supreme Court. Most of them demanded the law which came into force on January 10 should be withdrawn.A three-judge bench headed by chief justice SA Bobde indicated that the matter would be heard by a larger five-judge bench in about five weeks’ time. Some petitioners had requested the postponement of the implementation of the act, but the court did not pass any order on this, Bar & Bench reported. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES China warns virus could mutate and spread; death toll rises to 17 Jan 23, 2020 0 615 Greece elects first woman president Jan 23, 2020 0 161 GREEK ISLANDERS PROTEST AGAINST MIGRANT CAMPS Jan 23, 2020 0 142 From Davos, Trump returns to Washington impeachment trial in triumphant spirits AFP Davos, Switzerland President Donald Trump flew back to his Washington impeachment trial in triumphant spirits on Wednesday after turning the Davos forum into a victory tour for the US economy and scoffing at his .. Philippine volcano: Stubborn residents given 24 hours to leave Manila: Stubborn residents near an erupting volcano in the Philippines were given 24 hours from Wednesday to leave their homes in high-risk areas. Authorities warned that those who ignore evacuation advice should not .. US ramps up measures as it confirms first case of new China virus Washington/Beijing: The United States on Tuesday announced its first case of a new virus, joining countries around the world in ramping up measures to block its spread. The man, a US resident in his 30s who lives near .. Bangladesh tears down building seen as symbol of corruption Dhaka: Bangladesh authorities on Wednesday began tearing down the headquarters of a powerful garment lobby long viewed as a symbol of corruption in a move hailed as a victory for the environmental movement. The .. Pakistani premier compares India to Nazi Germany Davos, Switzerland: India is sliding towards a dictatorship, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned on Wednesday. The Indian government of Narendra Modi was reminiscent of Germany’s development between 1933 and .. ‘Climate refugees’ have no right to asylum: Germany DPA Berlin/Geneva Those who abandon their home countries as a result of climate change have no claim to asylum or refugee protection in Germany, according to the country’s government. A link exists between climate .. Trump to add a ‘couple of countries’ to US travel ban AFP Davos, Switzerland US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his administration was preparing to add a “couple of countries” to the controversial list of states whose citizens are subject to travel bans or severe .. Tsai urges WHO to include Taiwan after first virus case confirmed Taipei: Taiwan should not be blocked from international bodies such as the World Health Organization, its president said on Wednesday, a day after the island confirmed its first case of a SARS-like virus from China. The .. British MPs give PM green light for Brexit on Jan 31 DPA London Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit legislation completed its passage through parliament on Wednesday, paving the way for Britain to begin the formal withdrawal from the EU on January 31. Parliament’s ..