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Cops injured, buses attacked: Kerala HC takes note as PFI's bandh over NIA raids turns violent

The bandh called by the Popular Front of India (PFI) in Kerala against the pre-dawn raids and arrest of its key leaders by central agencies turned violent on...

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DMK opposes CAA in SC; another arrest by ED in Delhi liquorgate; more

Tamil Nadu's ruling party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) moved the Supreme Court against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and said it is 'arbitary' as it is related to only three countries, i.e. Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. In a plea challenging CAA in the top court, DMK said, "CAA, 2019, is arbitrary as it relates to only three countries viz Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and pertains to only six religions viz Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities and expressly excludes Muslim religion." In another development, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday arrested Amit Arora, a close associate of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in liquor policy case. Arora is the director of Gurugram-based Buddy Retail.

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Unprecedented civilian protests in China, govt hints at relaxing Covid curbs

University students have been sent home and security forces have been deployed in large numbers on the streets of capital Beijing and Shanghai to quash dissent after days of protests against the government's stringent Covid control measures. The protests slowly spread to over a dozen cities and China resorted to detention, surveillance and censorship to quell further dissent amid a record spike in Covid cases in the country. Although authorities have relaxed some Covid restrictions, like mandatory testing and long quarantine periods in some regions, they have maintained that the 'zero-Covid' policy is here to stay.