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Conduct of Foreigners Tribunals in Assam is questionable

The fate of close to two million people excluded from the NRC in Assam rests with the Foreigners Tribunals. The constitutionality and conduct of these quasi-judicial bodies are questionable.

Assam: Three sisters stripped and beaten at outpost, 2 cops suspended

The cases were registered days after one sister, on September 10, wrote a detailed account of the incident in a complaint to police saying Sarma and Boro “stripped us naked, assaulted us and touched our private parts”.

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Mamata’r Sithi: One of Assam’s most loved poems set to get reel rebirth

From recitations in auditoriums of schools and colleges across Assam to a full-length feature film next year, the journey of Hem Barua's Mamata'r Sithi, one of Assam's most loved poems.

‘Final’ NRC not final, names can still be removed

A ‘note’ appended to the family-wise NRC published Saturday laid out in clear terms that those included in the list may also be excluded next and that no position in the list is permanent.

Assam NRC final status 2019: List of individuals published online

Assam NRC final status 2019: "The final NRC publication on August 31, 2019, consisted only of supplementary lists. The results for the complete family will be available for display online from September 14, 2019," Assam NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela said earlier this week.

Assam NRC: 10,000 paramilitary troops deployed before release of list withdrawn

The decision was taken as there has been no violence in Assam ever since the NRC, which validates bona fide Indian citizens of the northeastern state, was published on August 31, they said.

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Explained: Who are the 19 lakh excluded from Assam NRC, and what next for them?

Assam NRC Explained: Witness to decades of migration from Bangladesh — formerly East Bengal and then East Pakistan — Assam already has an NRC, which was published in 1951 on the basis of that year’s Census.

Assam NRC Final List 2019 out: How to check if your name is on National Register of Citizens

Assam NRC Final List 2019 out: At least 3.29 crore people applied to be in the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) — on July 30, 2018, the final draft excluded the names of 40.37 applicants.

Project Borgeet: Syncing Assam's 600-year-old songs to the symphonic orchestra

A young musician has led Assam's 600-year-old Borgeet to be recorded by the Macedonian Symphonic Orchestra, in an initiative that is first of its kind and scale.

Assam NRC: FIRs lodged against coordinator Prateek Hajela for 'discrepancies' in final list

Hajela was not available for comments, as he has been barred by the Supreme Court from speaking to the media.

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Assam NRC final list out: Assam NRC website crashes, people queue up at Seva Kendras

Assam’s final National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published Saturday. Of the 3.3 crore applicants, over 19 lakh were excluded from the final list.

Websites to check Assam AHSEC HS results 2019

Assam AHSEC HS results 2019: The Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) has declared the results of Class 12 examinations on Saturday, May 25 at 9 am. The students who had appeared in the examination can check the results through the websites hsinfo.in, ahsec.nic.in, indiaresults.com

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A look at Bogibeel bridge, India's longest rail-road link

The inauguration of Bogibeel bridge coincides with the birth anniversary of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, under whose government the work for the bridge had started in 2002

Flood situation worsens in Assam, claims eight lives

Altogether eight people have died in heavy floods and landslides triggered by continuous rain for the last three days in Assam.

Floods wreak havoc across India

With several parts of the country facing torrential rainfall, many states are flooded.

Polling draws to a close in Assam

People wait in queues to cast their votes for Lok Sabha polls at a polling station.

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Highlights from the first ever North East Olympics Games: News in Numbers

All the numbers from the North East Olympic Games that concluded on Sunday in Manipur.

How safe children are in India: News in Numbers

Crimes against children have increased by 14% in India from 2014 to 2016. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

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What is the Assam NRC and what it means to be left out of it

With 40 lakh people being left out of the Assam NRC, there is a huge debate on what their future is. Here's a look at what the Assam NRC is and how the government is addressing the controversies.

40 lakh people left out of Assam NRC: News in Numbers

What does it mean for 40 lakh people to be left out of the Assam NRC? Let's put the number in perspective. Take a look in today's News in Numbers.

Rahul Gandhi holds ‘padyatra’ in Assam

Shivsagar (Assam), Feb 16 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-day pre-election visit to Assam, began his padyatra here on Tuesday. He is expected to address his party workers at a rally after the padyatra. The Congress vice-president kicked off his two-day visit on Monday at Gohpur in Sonitpur district on the north bank of the Brahmaputra.

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PM 'good actor' but it won't work in Assam: CM Gogoi

Guwahati, Jan 22 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a 'good actor', but his acting skills won't work all the time. Gogoi added that the Prime Minister was trying to mislead people of the country by saying that no development has taken place in Assam. He should check the records before speaking. He further said PM Modi should speak on the basis of the records of the Government of India.

PM Modi addresses rally, talks about development in Guwahati

Guwahati, Jan 19 (ANI): Addressing a rally in Guwahati on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said world's best rating agency are claiming India to be one of the top economies. He added that the foreign investment pouring from overseas would be used to develop Assam. He emphasised that his government wanted development in each nook and corner of the country. He stated that if north east was developed the way other parts of the nation were developed, youth in Assam wouldn't have been forced to leave their families. He added that the Government of India's Act East policy is for the development of this entire region and the second green revolution would initiate in Assam. He also stated that by 2022, he would uplift the state of farmers in the country.

Assam commemorates ‘Magh Bihu’ with pomp and gaiety

Jorhat/Assam, Jan 16 (ANI): The people of Assam celebrated Uruka, the eve of Magh Bihu, in a grand manner on Saturday. Men and women partook in various rituals associated with Magh Bihu while soaking in the festive spirit. Magh Bihu or more appropriately Bhogali Bihu is one of the most important festivals of Assam which marks the end of harvesting season in the month of ‘Maagha’. The celebrations mostly include families getting together for a grand feast. Bhogali is derived from the Assamese word ‘Bhog’ meaning food and the name signifies that the stores and granaries in homes are filled with the just harvested crop.

Release of Anup Chetia to give impetus to peace process in Assam

Assam, Jan 11 (ANI): On November 24, ULFA general secretary Golap Baruah alias Anup Chetia was released from Guwahati central jail after 18 years of incarceration in Bangladesh and prisons in India. The court had granted him bail in the last of the four cases registered against him. Soon after the release, Chetia apologized for the 2004 Independence Day blast in Dhemaji, Assam. Thirteen people, including 10 school children, died in the incident. Chetia has pledged to never to take up arms and said he will join the ongoing peace process. The ULFA general secretary was detained in Bangladesh in 1997 for illegally entering the country using a forged passport, and was found in possession of arms and foreign currencies. On November 11, 2015, Bangladesh handed over top ULFA leader Anup Chetia to India's Central Bureau of Investigation and he was brought to Guwahati on a transit remand. The release is seen as breakthrough in the ongoing talks between Ulfa, the Centre and state government. However, Paresh Baruah, who is the head of military wing of ULFA, is continued to oppose to any peace talks. Experts believe the exclusion of the Baruah faction hinders the peace process. In the last few decades, Assam has witnessed violence perpetrated by Ulfa.

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