Abhishek Saha

Articles By Abhishek Saha

Assam floods leave seven dead, Shah takes stock

Around 14 lakh people across 25 districts in the state have been affected by the floods.

Conspiracy to derail NRC process: AASU on govt plea seeking sample re-verification

The final NRC is expected to be published on July 31. The AASU is one of the stakeholders in the case in the SC on the updation of the NRC.

Coal mine mishap: SC allows Meghalaya govt to call off ops to retrieve bodies

The illegal mine is located at Ksan in East Jaintia Hills district, about 3.7 km deep inside a forest. It was flooded in December last year when water from the nearby Letein river gushed into it, trapping 15 miners inside.

Northeast Frontier Railways gets innovation award for ‘Honeybee’ system

The NFR had launched the project in September 2017 on an experimental basis and finalised it in May that year.

FIR against 10 for poem on Assam’s citizenship row

Dharmendra Kr Das, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Guwahati Central, said, “Yes, an FIR has been registered today. No arrests have been made yet.”

Explained: How do Foreigners’ Tribunals work?

In 33 years, 64,000 in Assam have been declared foreigners by ex parte orders. Under what circumstances do Foreigners’ Tribunals deliver such orders? Ahead of publication of final NRC, a look at a complex process.

Bizarre ritual in Assam village: Man killed in firing forced kin into ritual, says father

On Saturday, Jadab, his wife Purnakanti, their son Pulakesh, Purnakanti’s two sisters, and three other relatives took part in the ritual. It involved weapons like swords and setting Saharias’ house in Kalaigaon area, their car and a bike on fire.

Nine killed due to Japanese Encephalitis in Assam were vaccinated: official data

Of the nine patients that died despite the vaccination, eight were minors, said the official.

Disabled detainee’s wife clings to ‘last hope’ in Assam’s NRC push

Hoque’s family, all of whom figure in the NRC, says his name was in the NRC draft too but was dropped in the Additional Exclusion List published last month since a Foreigners’ Tribunal had declared him a foreigner.

One killed in police firing during ‘bizarre ritual’ in Assam

From what can be pieced together from accounts of police officers, local eyewitnesses and a video shot from a distance, Saharias’ neighbours saw smoke coming out of their home in Kalaigaon area of Udalguri on Saturday morning.

Quack lynched after woman, minor allege rape in Assam

"According to the family’s allegation, he raped the woman inside the room and then threatened that her family would be killed if she disclosed the incident to anyone,” the SP said.

Tripura tribal’s lynching: Seven named in FIR, no arrest yet

Budhi Kumar Tripura (36), a suspected cattle thief, succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday after being thrashed by a mob late on Tuesday night at Noarampara in Raishyabari in Tripura’s Dhalai district, close to the Indo-Bangladesh border.

Tribal rights recognised, says Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma

Meghalaya, he said, must now ensure that mining is proper, scientific and systematic by adhering to rules while giving utmost concern to environmental aspect.

Sahitya Akademi winner named in Assam NRC exclusion list

The final draft of NRC was published in July last year and included 2.89 crore of the 3.29 crore applicants. In an additional exclusion list published last week, NRC authorities dropped 1,02,462 more persons.

Recovery team for An-32: ‘For 9 days, we waited in inclement weather’

The AN-32, which took off from the Air Force Station in Assam’s Jorhat on June 3 at 12.27 pm, never landed at Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground in Arunachal’s Shi Yomi district.

Stranded for 17 days due to inclement weather: Recovery team for An-32 airlifted from crash site

The terrain was rough with thick forest cover making it difficult to access in bad weather. There were no roads leading up to the crash site, and climbing down on foot was extremely dangerous in such conditions — hence, airlifting was the preferred mode of return for the 15 men.

Assam NRC explained: Add, delete and what next

A fresh exclusion list has added 1 lakh to the 40 lakh omitted from last year's final NRC draft in Assam. The count could change again in July. Those left out will have option of appeal, but it’s a long road ahead.

Assam NRC: Another 1 lakh names dropped month before deadline

In the draft NRC published on July 30 last year, 2.89 crore of the 3.29 crore applicants were included, leaving out over 40 lakh people. Those excluded were given a chance to appeal in the “claims and objections” round.

Assam: Dropped from NRC list, most determined to appeal exclusion

Over 1 lakh people who were part of the final draft of the NRC published last year were named in the Additional Draft Exclusion List published on Wednesday.

All you need to know about Assam NRC additional draft exclusion list

NRC Assam Additional Draft List 2019: People in Wednesday’s list will be informed individually through Letters of Information (LOI) along with the reason for exclusion.