Bulbul Can Sing — National Award-winning Assamese director Rima Das’s newest offering — to premiere at TIFF 2018.
The NRC is being updated to include the names of those persons or their descendants who appear in the 1951 NRC or in any of the electoral rolls or in any one of the other admissible documents issued upto the midnight of March 24, 1971, to identify illegal migrants.
This is part of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) drawn up by the Centre to deal with claims and objections of those who have been left out of the draft NRC which is being prepared on the directions of the apex court.
The Indian Express was the first to report on May 24 that CRPF IG Rajnish Rai had sent a report to his headquarters and written to the chiefs of all the forces exposing how the encounter was staged.
The students’ body, which called on Sonowal yesterday, demanded that the under-construction Bogibeel bridge in Upper Assam be named after the last Chutia queen, Birangana Sati Sadhini.
Gogoi pointed out that the NRC was being prepared under the Assam Accord clause of including people who have entered the country before March 25, 1971, and this was the only way it could be done.
According to the official announcement, 2.48 lakh people among the 40 lakh excluded are on “Hold” because they belong to four categories: doubtful or D-voters, descendants of D-voters, people whose cases are pending at Foreign Tribunals and their descendants.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) will take out rallies across West Bengal tomorrow in protest against the publication of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, a senior leader of the party said.
From the warriors of the Ahom kingdom then to the farmers of lower Assam now, the ‘magic’ Boka saul — which recently got a GI tag — has been a breakfast staple for centuries now.
Assam NRC:’ A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman said it was sparing them further action, keeping in mind that they still have a lot of work to do to bring out the final NRC.
A week after the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published, in which more than 40 lakh people were excluded, the Meghalaya police have stepped-up checks at its borders to stop “illegal foreigners”.
As identity, citizenship and home, dominate Assamese political discourse, especially in the context of NRC, a new graphic novel gives a fresh perspective on the decades-old ethnic Bodo conflict of Assam.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday spoke to his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma over the phone and “requested him to take urgent measures for ensuring smooth movement of people and vehicles of Assam passing through Meghalaya”.
Post-NRC, the scene will move to Assam’s overcrowded, overworked Foreigners’ Tribunals, where members who will sit in judgment often themselves serve as prosecutors, where it may take years to even serve a notice, and which have taken 30-odd years to dispose of around 2.40 lakh cases.
Currently, 163 villages are under water across the state and 10,991 hectares of crop areas have been damaged, the ASDMA report said.