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Assam: AIUDF's only Hindu MLA Phanidhar Talukdar resigns, set to join BJP

August 31, 2021 10:46 pm

Talukdar, who is a first-time MLA with the AIUDF, cited 'the larger interest' of his constituency and Assam for the decision.

Assam Cabinet approves cow protection Bill; to be introduced in coming House session

July 08, 2021 8:14 pm

The move is ostensibly aimed at ending illegal cattle smuggling along the Indo-Bangladesh border in Assam.

Himanta Biswa Sarma: Not right to blame religious minority for every crime

June 29, 2021 10:05 pm

Assam CM Himanta, who had urged Muslims to adopt 'decent family planning norms', said he doesn't think his comments have generated adverse reactions from groups representing minority interests.

Online 'census' for Assamese Muslims launched by indigenous associations

April 16, 2021 2:37 pm

The census is “modelled on the lines of the National Register of Citizens (NRC)” and aimed at "distinguishing Assamese Muslims from Bengali-speaking migrant Muslims."

Assam cabinet nod to repeal provisions for madrasas, Sanskrit tols

December 13, 2020 11:34 pm

Assam's education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told The Indian Express last month that the government intended to shut down around 600 madrasas in Assam. 

Assam to convert govt-funded madrasas, Sanskrit tols to normal schools: Himanta Biswa Sarma

February 13, 2020 2:18 pm

“We have decided this because teaching Arabic, or some other language, or any religious text for that matter, is not the responsibility of the government,” said Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Assam meeting on census to identify ‘indigenous’ Muslims

February 11, 2020 10:30 am

Some fear such a census will “further marginalise” the descendants of Bengali-speaking migrants in Assam

Citizenship Act protests Highlights: Mamata holds emergency meet amid violence in Bengal; police put on high alert

December 16, 2019 5:02 am

Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 Protests in Assam, Tripura, Guwahati, Northeast Today: In the about-two-hour-long meeting at her Kalighat residence, Banerjee directed the officials to take strict action against those indulging in vandalism, an official said.

Untouched by protests, Assam's Barak Valley celebrates passage of Citizenship Bill in Parliament

December 12, 2019 12:48 am

Shortly after the Citizenship Bill was passed, with 125 MPs voting in favour and 105 against, BJP members burst firecrackers to celebrate outside the party’s office in Itkhola locality. “Morality and majority both with BJP,” said Rajdip Roy, BJP MP from Silchar.

Centre supports Assam govt's proposal to grant ST status to six communities: Ramdas Athawale

October 08, 2017 6:17 pm

"Assam government has sent the proposal to include the OBC communities Koch-Rajbongshi, Tai-Ahom, Chutiya, Moran, Muttock and the Adivasi tea-tribes in the ST category and we support this," said Union Minster Ramdas Athawale.