Tuesday, Oct 04, 2022


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.


IAS officer Partha Pratim Mazumdar appointed new NRC coordinator of Assam

July 29, 2022 5:38 pm

Mazumdar, a 2010 batch officer, will replace his predecessor Hitesh Dev Sharma, who is set to retire on July 31, after holding the post for more than two years.

Locked biometrics for NRC: SC notice to Centre, Assam govt on plea to issue Aadhaar

April 11, 2022 8:34 pm

The apex court sought a response from the Centre, the Assam government, the Registrar General of India and the UIDAI on or before May 17.

No decision yet on country-wide NRC: Govt to LS

March 15, 2022 7:00 pm

An update of the NRC (also referred to as NRIC) has been carried out only in Assam.

Bangladesh@50: How love blossomed across borders and is witness to a couple’s fears about NRC

January 04, 2022 12:56 pm

Even after 26 years, nothing has changed for a man from a river island in Bangladesh and a woman from a border village in India

No decision on nationwide NRC yet: Govt in Lok Sabha

November 30, 2021 2:08 pm

🔴 Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said as far as Assam is concerned, on the directions of the Supreme Court, the hard copies of the supplementary list of inclusions and online family-wise list of exclusions in NRC have been published on August 31, 2019.

Two years of Assam NRC: Lakhs make it to list, but struggle for Aadhaar

August 30, 2021 5:21 pm

State government officials reckon it is a “unique problem” and attribute it to red tape and a lack of clarity on the NRC exercise itself.

Gujarat HC quashes order against NRC-CAA protester: 'Can’t be externed for raising grievance against govt’

August 26, 2021 10:00 pm

Quashing the externment order against the person, identified as Mohammed Kaleem Siddiqui, the court observed that “a citizen cannot be subjected to externment for raising his grievance against the Government”.

Scarred by lockdown, migrant workers return home to vote against CAA-NRC

April 24, 2021 5:41 am

As the second wave of the pandemic started raging in Delhi, 38-year-old Malda resident Akhtar Hossain started for home — in the district’s Haldibari area — along with his wife and three children.

TMC spreading lies about NRC, it will have no impact on Gorkhas: Amit Shah

April 12, 2021 6:05 pm

Later, addressing a poll rally in the Dhupguri assembly constituency, Shah declared that the BJP is ahead in 92 of the 135 seats that went to polls in the first four phases of the West Bengal assembly elections.

No plans to conduct NRC exercise in Bengal, CAA to be implemented: Vijayvargiya

April 05, 2021 12:15 am

Contending that Banerjee's "foolish claims" will yield no result, Kailash Vijayvargiya said the TMC, sensing defeat, is levelling absurd allegations against the saffron party.


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.