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Here are the highlights of December 12:

16:49 pm: Supreme Court dismisses all petitions seeking review of Ayodhya Verdict

15:32 pm: Amid protests over Citizenship Bill, Bangladesh Foreign Minister cancels his two-day India visit

14:42 pm: West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee to hold a meeting with her party leaders on 20th December over Citizenship Amendment Bill2019 and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

12:51 pm: Unrest is across the country from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. But worst situation is in northeastern states, as a result of the passage of Citizenship Amendment Bill2019 in both Houses. People of northeast, irrespective of religion, are against bill: Ghulam Nabi Azad

12:29 pm: Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal: I appeal to the people to maintain peace and not get misled.

11:46 am: Left parties to organise protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill and National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the country, on December 19.

11:45 am: "We are happy that the Citizenship Amendment Bill has been passed in both the Houses of the Parliament and it will soon become an Act. It'll give great relief to millions of refugees who came to India decades ago and are living here as stateless people," says BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav

"Law and order situation in Assam will be effectively monitored and controlled by the state government. I appeal to the people of Assam that they should not fall prey to the propaganda that is being done by some vested interests," he added.

11:28 am: AAP MP Sanjay Singh has given 'Suspension of Business Notice' in Rajya Sabha under rule 267, on 'protest in Assam, Tripura & northeastern region over Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019'

11:27 am: Congress MPs Manicka Tagore and Abdul Khaleque have given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha, over 'highly volatile situation in northeast India after Citizenship Amendment Bill2019'

10:59 am: Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) have filed a writ petition against Citizenship Amendment Bill2019 in Supreme Court today.

10:50 am: Ranji Trophy matches suspended in Assam and Tripura, following protests in the states.

10:35 am: 'No one will take away your rights': PM Modi's assurance to Assamese people on Citizenship Bill

10:35 am: Five Army Columns have been requisitioned and deployed in Assam. Three Assam Rifles columns requisitioned & deployed in Tripura.

9:50 am: Sensex at 40563.10 points; up by 150.53 points.

9:47 am: As hanging ropes await Nirbhaya convicts, a look at the execution process in India

9:30 am: Citizenship Bill faces first legal hurdle, Indian Union Muslim League to file writ petition in SC today

9:20 am: Assam burns over Citizenship Bill; indefinite curfew imposed in Guwahati, Army on standby

9:15 am: Supreme Court to hear in-chamber pleas seeking review of its Ayodhya verdict today

8:55 am: Derek O'Brien, TMC Parliamentary Party Leader in Rajya Sabha, has given zero-hour notice in Rajya Sabha, over 'I&B advisories to TV channels'

8:40 am: Delhi: Air Quality Index (AQI) at 449 in 'severe' category, in Anand Vihar.

8:30 am: Delhi: Major pollutants PM 2.5 at 357 in 'very poor' category and PM 10 at 289 in 'poor' category in Lodhi Road area.

8:00 am: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will move The Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha today. 

7:55 am: Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda to move The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha today.

7:50 am: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to move The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha today.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma