Abhishek Saha

Articles By Abhishek Saha

Army conducts exercise in Ladakh, runway reopened in India’s eastern-most village

The runaway in Vijaynagar is 4,000 feet long and at present is fit only for AN-32 aircraft operations.

Assam: Three sisters stripped and beaten at outpost, 2 cops suspended

The cases were registered days after one sister, on September 10, wrote a detailed account of the incident in a complaint to police saying Sarma and Boro “stripped us naked, assaulted us and touched our private parts”.

‘Final’ NRC not final, names can still be removed

A ‘note’ appended to the family-wise NRC published Saturday laid out in clear terms that those included in the list may also be excluded next and that no position in the list is permanent.

Death of a doctor

Health is the biggest flash point in Assam’s tea gardens. Their under-staffed hospitals are now wary since Dr Dutta was killed by an angry mob.

Congress launches programme to sensitise people left out of NRC

The decision for such a campaign was taken on September 7, in a joint sitting of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee and the Assam Congress Legislature Party.

Assam: Final NRC status of individuals to be put online from Sept 14

The time-frame for excluded people to get the rejection order will be 'announced shortly', NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela said.

Govt will pass Citizenship Bill, won’t affect N-E laws: Amit Shah

‘No illegal migrant will be allowed... will take all N-E states into confidence’, says the Home Minister.

Government won’t interfere with Article 371: Amit Shah in Assam

Amit Shah expressed his satisfaction over the timely completion of the NRC exercise and said that several questions were raised on it but no illegal migrant would be allowed to live in the country.

Room for 3,000: Post-NRC Assam’s brand-new ‘jail’

Built as per Centre’s norms, the exclusive facility to house ‘illegal foreigners’ to be ready by end of year.

Express Governance awards: How a district in Assam is tackling corruption with just a phone call

Until September last year, authorities said, as many as 13,075 complaints were received through phone calls, 30,000 through drop-boxes and 472 through the mobile application.

Two cases filed against Hajela, NRC officials over ‘wrongful’ exclusions

The complaint also urged the police to book other officials, besides Hajela, who have erred in the NRC process. The case was registered at Latasil police station under Sections 167, 506 and 34 of the IPC, police said.

Mizo students take pledge not to marry ‘outsiders’

Last year, the all-powerful NGO, Young Mizo Association (YMA), demanded the enactment of a law to ensure that a Mizo woman who marries a non-tribal loses her ST status.

Out of NRC: Retired teacher, NSUI leader, staff at NRC Seva Kendra

NRC FINAL LIST: In Bengali-majority Barak valley, Jaba Namashudro (35), a resident of Udharbond in Cachar district, is out whereas her three children and husband are in.

Across Assam, chorus rises among MLAs: NRC is faulty, many genuine citizens out

The lawmakers said they would stand by the victims of these alleged mistakes and discrepancies, as they filed appeals against their exclusion at the Foreigners Tribunals (FTs) of the state.

Assam: 21 detained for beating doctor to death, IMA announces 24-hour strike

On Sunday evening, in a joint press statement, the state unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the Assam Medical Service Association (AMSA) called for 24 hours withdrawal of medical services, excluding emergency services by doctors from 6am of September 3 to 6am next day, as a mark of protest.

Assam’s NRC final list released: Questions, despair, and a man with a bag of papers

In Brahmaputra Valley, a large number of Bengal-origin Muslims might be among the excluded; in Barak, Bengali Hindus could comprise a large chunk.

Excluded from NRC in Assam: 19,06,657

Final number half from draft list; BJP, AASU flay ‘low count’; Cong says genuine citizens out

Final NRC: In family of 52, four out of draft NRC, 45 out now

Ali, a farmer and former president of the Hatishala local market committee, said the problem was in his father’s name.

Final NRC: ‘I don’t know what to do… will anyone give me a job?’

An SC bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna had ordered on May 10 that “declared foreigners” who had spent more than three years in Assam’s detention camps could secure conditional release on the fulfilment of certain conditions.

Assam’s final NRC today, CM Sarbananda Sonowal says will help people left out

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that extension of filing an appeal from 60 days to 120 days to the FT, will help “all the excluded persons to enjoy a level-playing field”.