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Air connectivity boost for North East on cards as India looks east

The vast spatial distance between North East India and New Delhi, as well as the gulf between the region’s potential and its actual unfulfilled reality apparently are being bridged the aerial way.

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Sarbananda Sonowal govt ‘harassing’ intellectuals, showing ‘dictatorial tendencies’: Congress

“In a democratic set-up, how can you spread the blame to others for views expressed by a specific person in a public forum? This is blatant misuse of power and an attempt by the government to harass and intimidate its critics,” the Leader of the Opposition said.

‘Lost land, shop. Who will compensate us?’

Declared ‘illegal migrants’ from Bangladesh and sent away to a detention camp in Assam in August 2015, Ashraf Ali and Kismat Ali had to wait for more than two years to return home

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FIRs filed against Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind chief; Assam Police examining ‘provocative speech’

The newspaper also quoted Madani as saying that any attempt to sabotage the on-going NRC updating process in Assam will create a situation like Myanmar.

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Discussion on updating NRC: Speakers cite conflicting figures on people set to lose citizenship in Assam

“It was the nation’s misfortune that a BJP government came in the state. In the interim 48 lakh weddings have happened. We are talking about 48 lakh women, their children who will denied the right to vote,” one of the speaker Jamiat Ulama i Hind president Arshad Madani said.

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Assam on edge ahead of updated citizen register

The Supreme Court — under whose direction the NRC is being prepared — has fixed November 15 as the next date of hearing for a clutch of petitions, including several challenging the process.

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Authorities struggle to stop killing of birds in Assam’s mystery village Jatinga

Miscreants have killed a sizeable number of birds that have arrived in Jatinga village of Assam, prompting the local administration to promulgate Section 144 of the CrPC.

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Congress demands BJP MP’s arrest for comparing Nehru-Gandhi with garbage

“The Congress has pushed the Nehru-Gandhi garbage into the minds of people over the years and there is now no space for any other theory,” said the Lok Sabha member.

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Joint venture with Tata Trusts to benefit cancer patients in Assam: Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

“Assam has high incidence of cancer, with the number of new patients diagnosed every year touching the 30,000 mark,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

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Assam to get cancer care grid with Tata push

State health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the state government and Tata Trusts were working on this “first-of-the-kind” three-level cancer care grid which would draw an investment of about Rs 1,400 crore.

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Assam pays for 200 personal guests as Jagdish Mukhi takes oath as governor

Jagdish Mukhi’s swearing-in function also broke a decades-old tradition in that it was not held in the Raj Bhavan Durbar Hall, but in the 800-capacity International Convention Centre Auditorium of the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra.

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Foreigner notice to retired JCO a case of ‘mistaken identity’: Assam top cop

The police had served the notice on behalf of Foreigners’ Tribunal of Kamrup, asking Azmal to prove that he was an Indian citizen and had not illegally entered from Bangladesh after 1971.

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Spurious liquor claims five lives in Assam

The excise superintendent said, “There is a possibility that liquor became unfit for consumption since it was stored in a pesticide drum, procured from a nearby tea garden. May be the drum was not washed properly before storing the liquor,” he said.

Assam to honour 12-yr-old who died hoisting flag in 1942

Dhekiajuli incidentally is one place where even a nameless beggar and a nameless sanyasi had laid down their lives as they too joined the others to hoist the flag in the local police station on that fateful day.

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Assam BJP expels Muslim woman leader over Rohingya protest

“Benazir Arfan has been expelled after she failed to give any satisfactory reply to the show cause notice she was served last Thursday on why disciplinary action should not be taken against her for organizing a rally over the Rohingya Muslim issue in Guwahati without bringing the matter to the party forum,” said Dilip Saikia.