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Rima Das Bulbul Can Sing

After Village Rockstars, Rima Das’s Bulbul Can Sing will premiere at TIFF this September

Bulbul Can Sing — National Award-winning Assamese director Rima Das’s newest offering  — to premiere at TIFF 2018.

One boy in this August 15 photo is out of Assam NRC final draft

One boy in this August 15 photo is out of Assam NRC final draft

The NRC is being updated to include the names of those persons or their descendants who appear in the 1951 NRC or in any of the electoral rolls or in any one of the other admissible documents issued upto the midnight of March 24, 1971, to identify illegal migrants.

NRC cut-off date not for Indians who moved to Assam: Govt to Supreme Court

This is part of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) drawn up by the Centre to deal with claims and objections of those who have been left out of the draft NRC which is being prepared on the directions of the apex court.

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Assam: Supreme Court notice to Centre, state on ‘fake encounter’

The Indian Express was the first to report on May 24 that CRPF IG Rajnish Rai had sent a report to his headquarters and written to the chiefs of all the forces exposing how the encounter was staged.

Demands of Chutia community would be looked into: Sarbananda Sonowal

The students’ body, which called on Sonowal yesterday, demanded that the under-construction Bogibeel bridge in Upper Assam be named after the last Chutia queen, Birangana Sati Sadhini.

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Tarun Gogoi claims updating NRC his ‘baby’, BJP failed to ‘nurse’ it

Gogoi pointed out that the NRC was being prepared under the Assam Accord clause of including people who have entered the country before March 25, 1971, and this was the only way it could be done.

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Fear and hope on Day One as those out of NRC begin to file their claims

According to the official announcement, 2.48 lakh people among the 40 lakh excluded are on “Hold” because they belong to four categories: doubtful or D-voters, descendants of D-voters, people whose cases are pending at Foreign Tribunals and their descendants.

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TMC to hold rallies across Bengal against Assam’s NRC draft

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) will take out rallies across West Bengal tomorrow in protest against the publication of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, a senior leader of the party said.

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‘The rice that needs no cooking’: magic rice variety from Assam gets GI tag

From the warriors of the Ahom kingdom then to the farmers of lower Assam now, the ‘magic’ Boka saul — which recently got a GI tag — has been a breakfast staple for centuries now.

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Supreme Court pulls up Assam NRC coordinator, Census officials for talking to press

Assam NRC:’ A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman said it was sparing them further action, keeping in mind that they still have a lot of work to do to bring out the final NRC.

NRC season, Meghalaya steps up checks on Assam border

On the Assam-Meghalaya border, security beefed up post NRC

A week after the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published, in which more than 40 lakh people were excluded, the Meghalaya police have stepped-up checks at its borders to stop “illegal foreigners”.

The story of Assam’s Bodoland, in pictures

As identity, citizenship and home, dominate Assamese political discourse, especially in the context of NRC, a new graphic novel gives a fresh perspective on the decades-old ethnic Bodo conflict of Assam.

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Meghalaya sets up checkpoints to stop entry of ‘foreigners’ from Assam

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday spoke to his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma over the phone and “requested him to take urgent measures for ensuring smooth movement of people and vehicles of Assam passing through Meghalaya”.

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The Uncounted Part 4: Their Next Stop

Post-NRC, the scene will move to Assam’s overcrowded, overworked Foreigners’ Tribunals, where members who will sit in judgment often themselves serve as prosecutors, where it may take years to even serve a notice, and which have taken 30-odd years to dispose of around 2.40 lakh cases.

Assam flood situation worsens, toll rises to 43

Assam flood situation worsens, toll rises to 43

Currently, 163 villages are under water across the state and 10,991 hectares of crop areas have been damaged, the ASDMA report said.