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NRC: Assam publishes list of included people online
Guwahati, Sep 14 (IANS) The authorities of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on Saturday made online the final NRC enabling all the 3.30 crore applicants to check their citizenship status.
2019-09-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Citizenship Bill won't affect NE people's rights: Shah
Guwahati, Sep 9 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday asked the indigenous people of northeast not to worry over the proposed citizenship amendment bill as it won't affect their rights.
2019-09-09
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Shah rules out change in Article 371 on Assam visit
Guwahati, Sep 8 (IANS) Dismissing apprehensions after abrogation of Article 370, Union Home Minister Amit Shah here on Sunday assured the people of northeast that there would be no change in the Article 371 as it was a "special" provision.
2019-09-08
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Shah visits Assam, rules out change in Article 371
Guwahati, Sep 8 (IANS) Dismissing apprehensions after abrogation of Article 370, Union Home Minister Amit Shah here on Sunday assured the people of northeast that there would be no change in the Article 371 as it was a "special" provision.
2019-09-08
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Ensure rights of NRC excluded, ex-Assam CM Gogoi urges CJI
Guwahati, Sep 6 (IANS) Terming the present situation in Assam grave and unprecedented, former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has urged Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to ensure that genuine Indian citizens are not deprived of their dignity and right to life and liberty as enshrined in the Constitution.
2019-09-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India go down fighting against Oman in WC qualifier
Guwahati, Sep 5 (IANS) Captian Sunil Chhetri's first half strike went in vain as India went down fighting 1-2 to Oman in their World Cup qualifying opener here on Thursday.
2019-09-05
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
Assam to fast track trial in tea garden doctor's murder
Guwahati, Sep 4 (IANS) The Assam Government on Wednesday said that it has decided to fast track the trial into the merciless killing of Deven Dutta, a doctor at the Teok Tea Garden in Jorhat district last week.
2019-09-04
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Politics
Border security, social media key issues at NE DGPs meet
Guwahati, Sep 4 (IANS) Security along the international border, role of social media and its influence on law and order problems and inter-state boundary issues are likely to dominate the two day conference of the DGPs and IGPs of northeastern states which will get underway at Dimapur from Thursday.
2019-09-04
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security
Litmus test awaits India against Oman in WC Qualifiers (Preview)
Guwahati, Sep 4 (IANS) It will be new coach Igor Stimac's biggest test yet when India take on Oman in their first game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers on Thursday.
2019-09-04
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
Doctor's killing triggers resignations in Assam tea gardens
Guwahati, Sep 3 (IANS) The tea garden workers and staff in Assam may soon face problems during medical emergencies as several tea garden doctors on Tuesday tendered their resignations.
2019-09-03
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Amit Shah to visit Assam on September 8
Guwahati, Sep 2 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to visit Assam on a two-day visit from September 8, his first after the publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
2019-09-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Unhappy BJP to move SC seeking re-verifcation of NRC data
Guwahati, Sep 2 (IANS) The final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) may be out in Assam, but both the central and the state BJP feel that there's enough room for errors. Hence, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to move the Supreme Court again to re-verify select data.
2019-09-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam final NRC list: 10 pointers
Guwahati, Aug 31 (IANS) Over 19.06 lakh people now need to prove they are Indian citizens, after the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) list in Assam published on Saturday excluded their names, but named around 3.11 crore people as citizens of India.
2019-08-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam final NRC list: 10 pointers
Guwahati, Aug 31 (IANS) Over 19.06 lakh people now need to prove they are Indian citizens, after the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) list in Assam published on Saturday excluded their names, but named around 3.11 crore people as citizens of India.
2019-08-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Sitting, former Assam MLAs flunk NRC test
Guwahati, Aug 31 (IANS) Some prominent faces of Assam are among the 1.9 million who have also flunked the citizenship test.
2019-08-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
NRC final list out, excludes over 19 lakh people (2nd Lead)
Guwahati, Aug 31 (IANS) Over 19 lakh people in Assam have been left out of the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which was released on Saturday morning.
2019-08-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
NRC final list out, excludes over 19 lakh people
Guwahati, Aug 31 (IANS) Over 19 lakh people have been left out of the final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam, which was released on Saturday morning.
2019-08-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
NRC final list out, over 19 lakh people excluded
Guwahati, Aug 31 (IANS) The final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam was released on Saturday with over 19 lakh people left out.
2019-08-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Centre, Assam devicing new ways to oust foreigners: Himanta
Guwahati, Aug 31 (IANS) Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said he had lost all hope in the National Register of Citizens as the Centre and the state government were discussing new ways to oust foreigners from the state.
2019-08-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam on high alert on eve of final NRC list
Guwahati, Aug 30 (IANS) Amid tightened security and a ban on assembly of more than four people in some public places considered sensitive, the stage is set for the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) list in Assam on Saturday.
2019-08-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Ahead of NRC publication, Assam DGP gets service extension
Guwahati/New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) On the eve of publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), Assam Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia got his service extended by three months.
2019-08-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Cong for contempt case against BJP chief's NRC remark
Guwahati, Aug 27 (IANS) A day after Assam Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Ranjit Kumar Dass said he didn't expect an error-free NRC on August 31, the Congress on Tuesday urged the Supreme Court to take suo moto cognizance and launch a contempt proceeding against him.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Saved from slaughter, camel dies awaiting court order
Dhula (Assam), Aug 27 (IANS) One of the six camels rescued from being slaughtered on Eid al-Adha (Bakerid) died due to local weather and stress here on Tuesday, while awaiting court orders to be sent back to Rajasthan.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
'NRC excluded people spent Rs 7,836 cr on hearings'
Guwahati, Aug 27 (IANS) The people in Assam excluded from the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) spent Rs 7,836 crore for the hearings and many have been so economically crippled that they will not be able to challenge their exclusion before the Foreigners' Tribunals, New Delhi-based Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) said on Tuesday.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
NHPC to resume construction on Lower Subansiri project
Guwahati, Aug 23 (IANS) State-owned NHPC is likely to resume construction work on the 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydro Power Project in Arunachal Pradesh after the rainy season is over.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Business/Economy
Assam BJP to only admit leaders from Bodoland areas now
Guwahati, Aug 21 (IANS) The Assam BJP has closed its doors for leaders of other political parties, except those from Bodoland areas, state BJP President Ranjit Kumar Dass said on Wednesday. He added that the decision had been taken in view of the BJP's ongoing organisational elections.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
FIR against Assam-based news portal over 'fake news'
Guwahati, Aug 18 (IANS) The brother of a research scholar of the Gauhati University has lodged an FIR against editor of a Guwahati-based news portal 'InsideNe' for implicating his sister in a "fake news" related to eating beef.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Freedom rallies mark I-Day celebrations in Assam
Guwahati, Aug 15 (IANS) The 73rd Independence Day was celebrated with much enthusiasm across Assam on Thursday with thousands of youths and individuals taking out freedom rallies on motorcycles and cars on the streets across the state.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Golden Butterfly tea fetches record Rs 75,000 a kg
Guwahati, Aug 13 (IANS) The Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GTAC) on Tuesday created another international history by selling 1 kg of the "Golden Butterfly" tea at a whopping Rs 75,000.
2019-08-13
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy
NRC re-verification fear grips people in Assam
Guwahati, Aug 5 (IANS) Ahead of the much-hyped August 31 publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a fear of being rendered stateless has gripped thousands of people in some districts of Assam after they received 24-hour notices from the NRC authorities for re-verification of their citizenship claim.
2019-08-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Asked govt to to increase HC judges' retirement age: CJI
Guwahati, Aug 4 (IANS) Chief Justice of India, Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Sunday said he had proposed to the government that retirement age of high court judges be increased to 65 years from the present 62 years.
2019-08-04
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Three JMB operatives arrested in Assam
Guwahati, July 31 (IANS) The police have arrested three Jamat-Ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) operatives in the Barpeta district of Assam.
2019-07-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Muslims can say 'Jai Shri Ram': Assam BJP leader
Guwahati, July 28 (IANS) There was no restriction in Islam to say "Jai Shri Ram", said Sayed Mominul Awal, spokesman of the Assam Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), here on Sunday.
2019-07-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam relaxes curbs on Agar tree cultivation, felling
Guwahati, July 23 (IANS) In a welcome move, the Assam government has relaxed the restrictions on cultivation of the scented Agar tree.
2019-07-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Oliver Kahn's Goalplay seeks to set up centre in Assam
Guwahati, July 23 (IANS) Legendary German footballer Oliver Kahn's academy Goalplay has expressed its desire to set up a centre of excellence for goalkeeping in Guwahati.
2019-07-23
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
NSCN (IM) man involved in killing of Arunachal MLA nabbed
Guwahati, July 15 (IANS) In a major breakthrough against NSCN (IM), a joint operation by Army, Assam Rifles and Assam Police, have arrested an NSCN (IM)commander, 'Major' Anok Wangsa, who is believed to be involved in the killing of Tirong Aboh, an MLA from Arunachal Pradesh.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Assam flood: Leaves of forests staff cancelled
Guwahati, July 13 (IANS) With flood waters entering most of the state's national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, Assam Environment and Forest Minister Parimal Shuklabaidya on Saturday appealed to all the staff of the department to cancel the leaves and resume duty at the earliest.
2019-07-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Assam flood situation grim, death toll rises to 6
Guwahati, July 12 (IANS) The flood situation in Assam continued to be grim with three more people dying in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll in floods and landslides to six, even as over eight lakh people were marooned by the floods till Friday evening.
2019-07-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Police shoot two to save toddler from human sacrifice
Guwahati, July 6 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a toddler was allegedly set to be sacrificed by a family in Assam's Udalguri district on Saturday and only saved by a police team which rushed to the spot and opened fire at two family members to disarm them.
2019-07-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Japanese Encephalitis: Assam keeps on hold leaves of doctors, paramedics
Guwahati, July 6 (IANS) With reports of 49 deaths and 190 positive cases of Japanese Encephalitis (JE), the Assam government has kept on hold leaves for all doctors and paramedical staff across the state, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday.
2019-07-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mixed reactions to Budget proposals in Assam
Guwahati, July 5 (IANS) The Budget 2019-20 drew a mixed response in Assam on Friday.
2019-07-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Sonowal flags off 'historic' Guwahati-Dhaka flight
Guwahati, July 1 (IANS) The first-ever flight under the International UDAN programme, between Guwahati and Dhaka, was flagged off from the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here on Monday by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
2019-07-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Mistaken identity lands Assam woman in detention camp for 3 years
Guwahati, June 27 (IANS) A woman from Assam's Chirang district, sent by a foreigners' tribunal to a detention camp three years back on suspicion that she was an illegal infiltrator after being mistaken for someone else of the same name, has now been freed.
2019-06-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Worried over name not in NRC, Assam minor hangs herself
Guwahati, June 26 (IANS) A minor girl in Assam's Darrang district committed suicide on Wednesday, with her relatives and members of a students' organization linking the incident to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which is being updated across the state.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Naga militant involved in killing two Assam Rifles men nabbed
Guwahati, June 22 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, the Indian Army's Special Forces, the Assam Rifles and intelligence agencies have apprehended a top insurgent of the NSCN's K-Yung Aung faction, involved in many brutal and heinous crimes including killing of two Assam Rifles soldiers about a month ago, an official said on Saturday.
2019-06-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Naga sadhus perform yoga at Kamakhya temple in Assam
Guwahati, June 21 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, his Cabinet colleagues and a large number of people participated in the main Yoga Day event held at Sarusojai stadium in Guwahati.
2019-06-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion
Assam's Saraighat bridge reopened after 3 months of repairs
Guwahati, June 20 (IANS) The historic Saraighat bridge in Assam was reopened for vehicular traffic on Thursday after being closed for repairs for three months.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society
Headless corpse recovered from near Kamakhya temple
Guwahati, June 19 (IANS) Ahead of the much-awaited Ambubachi festival, a headless body of a woman was recovered from near the Bandurga temple, located close to the historical Kamakhya temple atop Nilachal hill in Guwahati.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP's Assam social media team slam arrests of members
Guwahati, June 13 (IANS) The Assam Police has arrested two members of the ruling BJP's social media team who had been vocal against the state government, and particularly Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, over some issues, leading to allegations of "intolerance" from their colleagues.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Two NRC officials nabbed for accepting bribe
Guwahati, June 13 (IANS) The sleuths of the Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau on Thursday arrested two officials working under the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for allegedly taking bribe, assuring inclusion of names in the NRC.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics