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Explained: Why BJP is unhappy with Assam NRC, and wants Citizenship Bill first

In Assam, if the Bill is passed, the immediate implication will be that the Hindus excluded from the NRC would be eligible for citizenship via certain criteria, while the Muslims would be treated as foreigners.

Reject Assam NRC, prepare pan-India list: Himanta Biswa Sarma to Centre

Sarma also said the cut-off date for the National Register of Citizens should be the same across India.

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A diary deciphering project ends up scripting graphic noir on elusive Assamese litterateur

'The Real Mr Barkotoki', published by Speaking Tiger, follows a fantastical journey across time and space to piece together the mystifying life of Assamese litterateur, Munin Barkotoki

Captured and translocated, rogue elephant dies of cardiac arrest

Krishna, who was over 30 years old, was initially planned to be released at a forest in Lumding in Hojai district but was brought to Orang following massive public protests over safety of villagers.

Sunday Long Reads: Films, books, air emergency and more

When Frank Capra arrived at India’s first international film festival to foil a ‘Soviet conspiracy’.

HD Sarma appointed new NRC coordinator in Assam

The move comes after the incumbent, Prateek Hajela, was released from duty for inter-cadre deputation to Madhya Pradesh following a Supreme Court order.

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MP’s message to AICC caught on camera: Act fast, name a face for 2021 Assam polls

Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP Pradyut Bordoloi was caught on camera telling Congress general secretary in charge of Assam, Harish Rawat, that “AICC is notorious for indecisiveness” and should act fast if it wants to contest the 2021 elections seriously.

French assistance in Assam for environmental development

Monday’s signing marks the beginning of the second phase APFBC project that aims to “reforest an additional 12,000 hectares of land, scale up efforts in biodiversity conservation and skill the members of 135 additional communities in different trades”.

Assam tourism fest flies into controversy for endangering birds it's trying to help

The five-day Jatinga festival in Assam has drawn flak for endangering the very birds the festival is aiming to raise awareness about.

Himanta Biswa Sarma: ‘Once CAB passed, detention camps will shut for Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Christians’

Assam has six detention centres currently but they are housed in district jails. Over a 1000 people are currently lodged in these camps.

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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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