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Wednesday, December 11, 2019


The final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published on July 30, 2018. The final list excluded the names of around 40 lakh people. Of the 3.29 crore people who had filled in their applications, only 2.89 crore found their names in the draft list. The issue was raised in both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha during the monsoon session, with Opposition leaders protesting against the move. Those who figured in electoral rolls up to March 24, 1971, or who are descendants of such citizens, are eligible for inclusion in the updated NRC.


Explained: Why West Bengal is in crosshairs of Citizenship Amendment Bill, NRC

December 11, 2019 9:43 am

In West Bengal, the bone of contention among political rivals for years has been the influx of nearly 1 crore people in 1971 from then East Pakistan — few returned.

Include us in citizenship Bill: Shia board

December 09, 2019 4:09 am

Says the community is persecuted in neighbouring countries; urges the Centre to rethink on NRC

Amit Shah sets pan-India NRC deadline: Will drive out illegal immigrants before 2024

December 02, 2019 4:56 pm

Shah has aggressively advocated for implementing NRC across the country, once saying “the name itself is National Register of Citizens, not National Register of Assam.” 

New NRC: ‘How many times do we prove citizenship?’

November 29, 2019 1:32 pm

The ruling BJP has been raising questions over the NRC list that came out on August 31, particularly the exclusion of a large number of Hindus from it.

Nationwide NRC will lead to more fear, panic: Sonia Gandhi

November 29, 2019 12:46 am

She also signaled that the Congress will oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which the government plans to introduce in Parliament in the ongoing session.

Data on Hindu Bengalis not included in NRC soon: Himanta Biswa Sarma

November 29, 2019 6:53 am

If they remain excluded, many seats will go to ‘other people’, says Assam minister.

FIR against former NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela over graft charges

November 28, 2019 8:27 pm

In its FIR, which was filed with the CBI's Anti-Corruption branch, APW requested a high-level probe into the alleged corruption/misappropriation of government funds by the former NRC state-coordinator and his close aides.  

No death in Assam detention centres due to fear or lack of medicines: Govt

November 27, 2019 9:30 pm

Admitting that 28 people have died in the detention centres, Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said that all deaths were caused by some diseases.

Mamata’s counter to NRC: All refugee colonies in Bengal to get land rights

November 26, 2019 4:06 am

Mamata Banerjee's move comes amid the Centre’s attempt to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament.

Maharashtra: Hindu groups demand countrywide NRC

November 26, 2019 3:35 am

On Sunday evening, 60-odd people gathered at Koperkhairane and started shouting slogans demanding countrywide NRC.


Assam NRC final list out: Assam NRC website crashes, people queue up at Seva Kendras

August 31, 2019 12:46 pm

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.


What is the Assam NRC and what it means to be left out of it

August 03, 2018 6:04 am

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

August 03, 2018 3:36 am

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.