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Simply Put: The Gorkhas of Assam, India

Indian citizens living in country for decades, Nepali citizens staying under a 1950 treaty. How are the two groups distinct? Why has govt clarified that Gorkhas cannot be referred to Assam Foreigners Tribunals?

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Presidential assent to Assam bill on retrenching up to 300 employees sans govt approval

The statement of objects and reasons of the legislation says companies will be allowed to retrench up to 300 employees instead of 100, as per the existing legislation, without seeking prior approval of the government.

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Gorkhas in Assam not to be sent to Foreigners Tribunals: Home Ministry

Names of over 1 lakh of nearly 2.5 million Gorkha people residing in Assam had not found their names in the updated draft list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on June 30.

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NIA to take over probe into Assam militant case

Qamar us Zaman, who was arrested in Uttar Pradesh on September 13, was brought to Assam on Saturday for five days for state police to question him.

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Assam: Woman attacked with acid for rejecting marriage proposal

A woman, who was accompanying the victim said that the man, along with an accomplice tried to drag the victim in a car, and when she resisted, he threw acid on her.

Watchman arrested for killing woman after she refused to establish physical relations with him and his friend

Two students die in Assam

In one case, the student was found dead in his hostel room in the Tezpur Central University campus. And in the other case, a boy from Gauhati University was declared “brought dead” by doctors.

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‘Foreigner’ dies at Assam detention centre

A resident of Rowta, in Udalguri district, Ali was declared a foreigner through an ex-parte judgment by a Foreigners Tribunal (FT) in 2007.

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Assam: Detained ‘UP man’ has to register at foreigner centre

In 2003, Prajapati was declared a “foreigner” who had entered Assam between January 1, 1966, and March 25, 1971.

Guwahati residents herd together to better understand the wild elephants that pay them frequent visits

Soon after an incident where a wild elephant ran amok for two hours in a Guwahati neighbourhood, local residents have got together to form a “squad” to deal with such situations

Assam to deport seven Myanmar nationals on October 4

Of the existing 900-odd inmates in the six detention camps in the state, most are individuals who were “declared foreigners” at the 100 Foreigners Tribunals in Assam.

Silk Root: Assam’s muga waste finds a new thread of life

95% of total muga silk production in the country comes from Assam. But within that, yarn which runs into thousands of kilograms, goes to waste. What happens to it?

A new leaf: books to teach tea garden children about their own world

UNICEF partners with local publishing house Anwesha to launch ten books highlighting folktales, culture and social issues for the children of Assam’s tea plantation labourers

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‘Thank you Thank you Thank you!’: Rima Das on her Oscar nomination for Village Rockstars

Rima Das’s Village Rockstars was announced as India’s official contender for the 91st Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

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Six fishermen electrocuted as live wire touches water in Assam

Villagers had informed the electricity department around 5am about the wire being loose but they were told that the wire was dead. After an hour the fishermen went into the pond, the wire was activated leading to the electrocution, the villagers said

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For Home and Country

How two young men from small-town Assam gave the Northeast its first big-budget multilingual film, that brings to the fore issues of drug abuse, children victimised in armed conflicts and man-nature divide.