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Meet Upamanyu Hazarika, striving to be the voice of the 'khilonjiya' in Assam this election

Hazarika is fighting this election independently by making illegal infiltration — an electoral issue that has dominated Assam for decades now — his main campaign peg.

Complaint against editors who opposed citizenship Bill, Centre asks Assam to act

The editors named in the complaint have called it an attack on the freedom of the press and free speech. Two of the three have been vocal in their criticism of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

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Assam man beaten, force fed pork: ‘Sold beef for 40 years peacefully, attack well-planned’

No such incident has ever occurred in the area in the last 40 years that his family has run the eatery in the local market, he said.

SC directs Assam govt to notify 'ways and means' to release foreigners kept in detention

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took note of the state government's plea that its observations can affect the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and deferred the hearing to April 25. Lok Sabha elections in Assam will be held on April 23.

Assam: Targeted for ‘selling beef’, man force-fed by mob

A purported video clip of the incident circulated on social media showed Ali being heckled and abused. “Why did you come to sell beef here?” asks one person. The next question is, “are you a Bangladeshi?”

Lok Sabha polls: In Northeast, bridges over ‘troubled’ waters

From Assam to Arunachal, the projects help the ruling BJP showcase development, water down Bill anger.

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Assam: 34 per cent candidates in phase 1 are matric pass or below

The state's BJP government wants that a minimum educational qualification for people wanting to contest assembly and parliamentary elections should also be fixed.

How will you identify foreigners mixed with locals, Supreme Court asks Assam

“You are saying that the declared foreigners have gone untraceable. How do you intend to identify them and deport them,” the bench asked.

Detention of foreigners: SC directs Assam Chief Secretary to appear before it on April 8

The bench was hearing a plea on the condition of detention centres in Assam and the prolonged detention of foreigners there.

In Northeast, PM Modi raises poll pitch, says oppn 'disheartened by India's growth'

Kicking off his campaign in Arunachal that will go for simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls on April 11, PM Modi targetted the Congress for "taking people of the country for a ride".

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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.

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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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