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Thursday, February 25, 2021


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.


CAA rules may take six more months; no decision yet on NRC: Centre in Parliament

February 02, 2021 10:54 pm

The committee was also of the view that Aadhaar data should be used in the upcoming Census to reduce the duplicacy and wastage of expenditure.

‘They called us illegal. How is it possible?’ Family declared Indians after year in detention

January 01, 2021 5:12 pm

In June 2019, as the couple were arrested and sent to the detention centre in Goalpara district, their world collapsed around them.

Protesting farmers will bring down BJP government: Akhilesh

December 30, 2020 12:35 am

Akhilesh was addressing the media after Sumaiyya Rana, the daughter of Urdu poet Munawwar Rana, joined his party along with Bahujan Samaj Party's Masood Alam and former MLA Ramesh Gautam.

BGB chief calls NRC an ‘Indian issue’, rules out illegal crossover from Bangladesh

December 25, 2020 11:58 pm

His remark came at joint press conference with the chief of the Border Security Force (BSF) following a successful conclusion of the director general-level talks between the two border protection forces.

CAA process to begin in Jan-Feb: BJP

December 07, 2020 4:07 am

Last month, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had said during his visit to the state that the implementation of the CAA was just a matter of time. BJP national president JP Nadda had made similar comments the month before.

Himanta Biswa Sarma: NRC, CAA no longer the discourse... Issue now is conflict of cultures, this claim of Miya identity

November 23, 2020 7:29 am

Himant Biswa Sarma says the Bihar poll results will have a positive impact for BJP in both West Bengal and Assam.

UP to bring ordinance, non-BJP state govts slam ‘love jihad’ law

November 21, 2020 12:33 pm

Uttar Pradesh government announced it had initiated the process to bring an Ordinance to check unlawful conversions in the state.

Bihar elections: Also voting today, in the shadow of NRC, a settlement of nomads

November 07, 2020 3:56 pm

A Shia community traces lineage to horse traders who came from present-day Iran centuries ago.

NRC fundamentally wrong… new one after polls if SC allows: Himanta

November 06, 2020 10:47 am

The state government has appealed to the Supreme Court for a re-verification of the names included in the NRC — 20 per cent of included names in border districts and 10 per cent elsewhere.

Assam: NRC authorities to delete names of 'ineligible persons' from citizens register

October 15, 2020 5:53 am

The National Register of Citizens, published in August last year under the direct supervision of the Supreme Court, excluded 19 lakh-odd applicants out of around 3.3 crore applicants.


A week on, anti-CAA protests at Kolkata's 'Shaheen Bagh' continues to gather steam

January 15, 2020 5:26 pm

While at each of these places there were about 500 protesters,at Park Circus seven point crossing the protesters numbered around 2,000 at 3 pm,their strength only increased with time,said a senior traffic official,adding that traffic had to be rerouted at different places.

Protests rage across India against Citizenship Act; Yechury, Ramachandra Guha among scores detained

December 19, 2019 7:25 pm

As protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act continue, thousands defied the lockdown declared across Uttar Pradesh, parts of Karnataka as people hit streets across at least 10 states.

Assam witnesses violent anti-CAB protests, hundreds detained

December 13, 2019 7:04 am

Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill intensified Wednesday in the northeastern states with the administration imposing a curfew in Guwahati till indefinite period.

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

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

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.