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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


Congress leader Friday assured that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will not be implemented in Assam if the party is voted to power in the state in the coming Assembly poll. It will be ensured in the state assembly that the CAA is not implemented in Assam, Gandhi told students of Lahowal College in Dibrugarh district.

"In the other states, we will stop it (CAA implementation) after we (Congress) come to power at the level," he said.

Meanwhile, the Centre today urged the Delhi High Court to restrain Facebook-owned WhatsApp from implementing its new privacy policy and terms of service which are to take effect from May 15.

In another news, Lok Sabha on Friday passed a bill to amend the Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act, with Union minister Pralhad Joshi saying the changes will help create employment opportunities and allow private sector with enhanced technology in mining activities.
US Defence Secretary Lloyd J Austin arrived in India today on a three-day visit, aimed at further boosting bilateral defence and security ties in the wake of China's growing military assertiveness in the region including the Indo-Pacific.

India's foreign exchange reserves rose by $1.739 billion during the week ended March 12. According to the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) weekly statistical supplement, the reserves increased to $582.037 billion from $580.299 billion reported for the week ended March 5.
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First Published: Fri, March 19 2021. 09:35 IST