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The Citizenship Amendment Bill has stringent applicability criteria. It is not —as it is being made out to be — an open invitation to minority groups in neighbouring countries.

Citizenship Bill protests HIGHLIGHTS: AASU, 30 outfits organise massive rally in Assam

Citizenship Bill protests HIGHLIGHTS: The Citizenship Bill has sparked outrage across the Northeast, particularly Assam, where people expressed fears of mass migration from Bangladesh.

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Meet Binod ‘Dulu’ Borah — Assam’s 24X7 helpline for animals in distress

His life’s calling came when he was seven — and sound asleep. Thirty years and 2,500 rescues later, Binod ‘Dulu’ Borah and his trusted motorbike serve as a 24X7 helpline for animals in distress.

Xilpi’r Xonkolpo: Zubeen Garg leads artiste protests against Citizenship Bill

The singer announced that he will be releasing his new song, “Politics nokoriba bandhu (Don’t do politics, my friend)” composed specifically to describe the BJP’s political agenda with regard to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 

Citizenship Bill row: Obligation to help religious minorities in neighbouring countries, says Ram Madhav in Assam

Ram Madhav said that the government will keep in mind both "responsibility towards people from minority communities in neighbouring countries who have faced religious persecution" and "protection of the interests of people of Assam and the Northeast".

Explained: Why Assam, Northeast are angry

Citizenship Bill has sparked protests across the Northeast, particularly Assam, from citizens, Opposition parties and even BJP leaders and their allies. What makes the Bill so sensitive, why is govt still pushing it?

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World's tallest Durga idol was made in Assam by a Muslim artisan

"Artistes do not have any religion," says Guwahati-based Nuruddin Ahmed, whose 98-feet-tall Durga idol made it to the Limca Book Records 2019.

Assam CM says his govt committed to protecting ‘community, home and hearth’

“For the past few days certain sections in the state have cast aspersions on this avowed objective of the government. However, as a son of the soil, I would like to assure everybody that there is no need of being apprehensive in Assam," Sarbananda Sonowal said.

Plea filed against citizenship Bill, SC says wait for Rajya Sabha decision

The petition has termed the government’s move as “communally motivated humanitarianism”, and an attempt to differentiate “illegal immigrants” on the basis of their religion and grant them naturalisation.

The fire in Assam

Many view the citizenship amendment bill as a betrayal of BJP’s poll promise

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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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