The Telangana government has decided to pass a resolution in the assembly against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
Five states, Kerala, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Union Territory Puducherry have already passed resolutions against the law.
It also requested Centre to abrogate the citizenship legislation as it will lead to discrimination on the basis of religion while granting citizenship and, thereby, jeopardise secularism envisaged in the Constitution.
The Supreme Court ruled that all women officers shall be considered for permanent commission and will also be eligible for command posting on par with male officers.
The court granted three months time to Centre to implement its order and slammed the Centre for denying equal opportunity to women officers by raising the ground of social norms, physiological limitations and family obligation associated with women.
The SC said that the arguments of the Centre raising the issue of physiological limitations and social norms to deny opportunity to women officers is disturbing and cannot be accepted as women officers have performed exceptionally well and brought laurels.
Guwahati, the largest city in the Northeast, has yielded a new species of lizard, the urban bent-toed gecko.
The new species of lizard, zoologically named Cyrtodactylus urbanus, is markedly different in molecular structure, blotch and colour from the Cyrtodactylus guwahatiensis, or the Guwahati bent-toed gecko, that was discovered two years ago.
Guwahati is home to 26 species of amphibians, 57 species of reptiles, 214 species of birds and 36 species of mammals. The city provides that edge for urban biodiversity to thrive because it encompasses 18 hills, eight reserve forests, two wildlife sanctuaries and a Ramsar site (wetland) besides the Brahmaputra river.