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Assam CM says his govt committed to protecting ‘community, home and hearth’

“For the past few days certain sections in the state have cast aspersions on this avowed objective of the government. However, as a son of the soil, I would like to assure everybody that there is no need of being apprehensive in Assam," Sarbananda Sonowal said.

Citizenship Bill protests: Black flags greet Assam CM Sonowal in Majuli

As soon as Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal landed, the agitators shouted slogans against him and the Union government, demanding the withdrawal of the controversial bill.

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Citizenship amendment Bill: AASU to stay off Centre-appointed panel, protests continue in Assam

Clause 6 of Accord says, “Constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards, as may be appropriate, shall be provided to protect, preserve and promote the cultural, social, linguistic identity and heritage of the Assamese people.”

Protests against Citizenship Bill rock Assam, CM asks the public to keep calm

The PM, after flagging off the BJP's Lok Sabha poll campaign in the northeast, said Friday that the bill was "not for the benefit of anyone but a penance against the injustice and many wrongs done in the past".

Clause 6, Assam Accord: Fine line between ‘Indian citizen’ and ‘Assamese’

Why is Clause 6 significant, especially in the context of the NRC and the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016?

Assam approves farm loan waiver, to cost Rs 600 crore

The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting Monday night and the process to implement it has already begun. The waiver is expected to cost Rs 600 crore and benefit lakhs of state farmers.

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BJP to win all 25 Lok Sabha seats in Northeast, says Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal

Addressing a press conference at the state BJP headquarters in Tripura, Sonowal said with the defeat of the Grand Old Party in Mizoram, the northeast region had now become "Congress-mukt".

Why no legal time limit to detention of ‘foreigners’: Amnesty report

As of September 25, 2018, the report states, 1,037 people declared foreigners were being held in detention centres across Assam. It points out that a key issue is that there is no statutory limit for which individuals declared as foreigners can be detained.

Sonowal hails court martial verdict on 1994 fake encounter, says it will strengthen faith in Army

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the verdict, which was delivered Saturday, will be a deterrent to people in authority not to engage in unlawful acts and to behave responsibly and in a fair manner.

Assam to deport seven Myanmar nationals on October 4

Of the existing 900-odd inmates in the six detention camps in the state, most are individuals who were “declared foreigners” at the 100 Foreigners Tribunals in Assam.

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Assam floods submerge large parts of Kaziranga park, animals taken to safe places

The rain forced over 48,483 people to shift to 208 relief camps in 16 worse affected districts. Around 2,498 villages are presently under water and over 1.4 lakh hectare crop area has been affected.

Sonowal sworn in as Assam CM, says 'will make the state free from illegal migrants'

BJP MLA Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday took oath of office at Khanapara in Guwahati, creating history for the party.

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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.

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