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Assam Accord Clause 6: Cut-off year 1971 or 1951, who are the Assamese people?
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

The committee was scheduled to submit its report on January 15 but has now got a one-month extension from the Home Ministry.

Himanta Biswa Sarma: Will win with 100 seats against new party
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

Sarma’s remarks come days after the AASU leadership talked about a new political alternative to take the anti-CAA movement forward in the state.

Bodo militant outfit NDFB(S) to shun violence, join peace talks
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

The agreement says the group has “agreed to abjure violence, come overground and join the peace process by being a signatory to the proposed comprehensive Memorandum of Settlement with Bodo organisations”. The move comes as a boost to the ongoing peace talks with Bodo groups since all the factions are now on board, an official said.

Meghalaya petitioners move SC against CAA, say it violates tribal rights
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

"We are challenging the Act because it attacks the fundamental rights of the individuals belonging to the tribal communities, with respect to their persecution as a trans-border tribal community as well as their status in neighbouring countries."

New force needed so that such law never imposed again: AASU
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

While AASU has previously cited “people’s demand” to describe the need for a new front, the Congress has said that there is “space” for one.

NRC would’ve been correct if Assam govt did it: Sarbananda Sonowal
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

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

Opposition MLAs protest in and outside Assam Assembly
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

The Constitution (126th Amendment) Bill, 2019, extending reservations to SC/STs in the legislature by another 10 years, was unanimously ratified during the session, which was held to pass a resolution ratifying the Bill cleared by Parliament.

Exempt whole of Meghalaya, Assam from CAA: Sangma
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Conrad, whose National People’s Party is an ally of the BJP in Meghalaya, has been vocal about protection of rights of the people of Meghalaya in the light of the amended citizenship law.

Assam: AASU calls for burning of CAA copies in Bihu bonfires
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

The words ‘No CAA’ and its variants have been carved out to be burnt at several celebration spots.

PM Modi unlikely to launch Khelo India Youth Games in Assam
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

A senior state government official ruled out the possibility of Modi’s visit getting “cancelled”, as “there was no confirmation ever for a visit to cancel now”.

If Assam doesn’t identify friends, Badruddin Ajmal will be CM in 10 yrs: Himanta Biswa
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

Himanta Biswa Sarma also urged All-Assam Students’ Union’s (AASU) adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya to join the BJP and work for the people on behalf of the party.

Assam: IPS officer booked for ‘molesting’ colleague’s teenage daughter
Mon, Jan 06, 2020

A senior police office said that a case was registered against the IPS officer in Guwahati on January 3 based on a complaint by the mother of the victim.

Assam: Man dies in detention camp after brief illness
Sun, Jan 05, 2020

Naresh Koch, aged around 56 years, was at the detention centre for two years and is the 29th inmate to die in Assam’s six detention centres, according to government data.

Himanta Biswa stresses need to save Assam from ‘Miya poetry, Ajmals’
Sun, Jan 05, 2020

Addressing the meet, state Finance Minister Himanta Biswa said that three years ago there was only “one Ajmal”, referring to Lok Sabha MP and AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal, but today there are “lakhs and lakhs of Ajmals”.

Open to alliance with all anti-CAA forces: Assam Congress
Sat, Jan 04, 2020

“We do not have any hesitation in joining hands with all anti-CAA, anti-BJP and anti-communal forces in the interest of Assam,” state Congress president Ripun Bora said.

Assam: Former DGP elected as president of apex literary body
Fri, Jan 03, 2020

Established in 1917, the Asom Sahitya Sabha has been active in the current protests against the implementation of the CAA. On December 31, the Chief Minister announced that the state government would provide Rs. 10 crore to Corpus Fund of Asom Sahitya Sabha.

Anti-CAA protests: Assam orders magisterial probe into 2 deaths
Fri, Jan 03, 2020

Four people had died in alleged police firing while another two died allegedly during violence by miscreants last month.

Interests of indigenous people in Assam will be protected: Sonowal
Thu, Jan 02, 2020

His remarks came amid demonstrations across the state against the amended citizenship law by student organisations, artistes, academics and eminent citizens.

Assam: NRC office prepares status report, all eyes on SC hearing
Wed, Jan 01, 2020

Assam’s new NRC coordinator Hitesh Dev Sarma said, “The priority right now is to prepare a status report for the RGI on the work that has been done till now.

Assam education dept warns staff against criticising govt
Tue, Dec 31, 2019

The orders come even as educational institutions across the state have come out strongly in protest against the new citizenship law.