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NRC deadline approaching, families stranded in Assam floods stay home, don’t want to be rescued

In minority-dominated areas of Assam, home and land are tangible markers of identity in a state that is days away from the July 31 deadline for publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Over 1 lakh people affected as Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district gets flooded

Rising waters of the Brahmaputra and the Jinjiram rivers, both flowing from Assam, submerged the low-lying areas of the West Garo hills district, an official said.

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Assam floods: Over 14 lakh people affected, Amit Shah assures Centre's help

Nearly 3.5 lakh people have been reeling under the impact of the flood in Barpeta district, which is the worst-affected in the state, closely followed by Dhemaji where 1.2 lakh people have been hit.

FIR against 10 for poem on Assam’s citizenship row

Dharmendra Kr Das, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Guwahati Central, said, “Yes, an FIR has been registered today. No arrests have been made yet.”

Explained: How do Foreigners' Tribunals work?

In 33 years, 64,000 in Assam have been declared foreigners by ex parte orders. Under what circumstances do Foreigners’ Tribunals deliver such orders? Ahead of publication of final NRC, a look at a complex process.

One killed in police firing during ‘bizarre ritual’ in Assam

From what can be pieced together from accounts of police officers, local eyewitnesses and a video shot from a distance, Saharias’ neighbours saw smoke coming out of their home in Kalaigaon area of Udalguri on Saturday morning.

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Bizarre ritual in Assam village: Man killed in firing forced kin into ritual, says father

On Saturday, Jadab, his wife Purnakanti, their son Pulakesh, Purnakanti’s two sisters, and three other relatives took part in the ritual. It involved weapons like swords and setting Saharias’ house in Kalaigaon area, their car and a bike on fire.

In Assam, a 14-feet-long King cobra rescued from a tea garden

While the King cobra is found in Assam and across the Northeast, the Friday rescue is noteworthy because of its size.

The fearless ranger who lived and died for the forest

As Assam’s Dibru-Saikhowa National Park completes twenty years, a look at the life of Narayan Sarmah: the man who made it what it is

2004 Dhemaji blast: 6 convicted by Assam court

Dhemaji District & Sessions Judge, Sutham Das awarded four of the accused life imprisonment. Two others were sentenced to four years in prison. Eight accused were acquitted.

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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

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

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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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