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Hesitation in Delhi over Assam panel report, so CM will accept it

February 21, 2020 6:51 am

Sources said there is unease in the central government over the report because the committee is learnt to have recommended a 1951 cut-off date to define “Assamese” people, and has also suggested an Inner Line Permit regime for the state.

High-level panel finalises report on Clause 6 of Assam Accord

February 12, 2020 9:43 am

With Assam facing vehement opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which people believe poses a threat to their indigenous identity, the central government is now trying to pitch Clause 6 of Assam Accord as a balm to soothe the anger.

Reading Bodo: One language, three scripts, and a focus area in Accord

February 03, 2020 11:41 am

The PM, who often tweets in regional languages, wrote a number of these tweets in the Bodo language. The language is one of the key thrust areas in the Bodo Accord.

Bodo peace accord signed, 1,600 NDFB cadres surrender

January 31, 2020 3:42 am

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said, “A comprehensive rehabilitation policy would be formulated for providing employment opportunities to the surrendered militants so that they could make meaningful contribution to the nation building process.”

Join peace talks: Assam govt urges ULFA-I

January 29, 2020 3:19 am

Assam government on Tuesday appealed to insurgents in Assam and Manipur, including the United Liberation Front of Assam - Independent (ULFA-I), to come onboard for talks, saying it would usher peace and progress in the two states.

Assam cabinet expansion, two new ministers sworn in

January 18, 2020 10:52 am

Both Mohan and Kishan were sworn in as ministers of state with independent charge.

NRC would’ve been correct if Assam govt did it: Sarbananda Sonowal

January 15, 2020 3:13 am

The NRC preparation in Assam started following a December 2014 order by the Supreme Court, and continued thereafter under its direct monitoring.

Amit Shah meets Sonowal, says Assam Accord will be upheld

January 10, 2020 3:56 am

The committee is supposed to determine the quota of representation of indigenous people in Assam in the state Assembly, among other measures to protect indigenous culture and language.

In Guwahati stadium, BJP leaders get jeered when they appear on giant screens

January 07, 2020 8:33 am

Despite banners being banned, cricket fans in Guwahati chanted slogans inside the Barsapara Cricket Stadium while waiting for the first T20I between India and Sri Lanka to start.

MHA may not consult states on framing CAA rules

January 04, 2020 11:50 am

Kerala, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra — all with non-BJP governments — have declared that they would not implement CAA in their states.


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

July 14, 2017 12:53 pm

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'

May 24, 2016 8:12 pm

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


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.