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Hearings for NRC claims and objections to begin today

The first round of hearings is scheduled to take place from February 15 to 28 at 1,436 venues.

Assam: Absolute pre-arrest bail for Dr Hiren Gohain and Akhil Gogoi

The complaint against the trio was registered by the officer-in-charge of Latashil police station Upen Kalita. His complaint written in Assamese translates into that Gogoi criticised the Bill in his speech and talked about 'initiating a struggle for a sovereign Assam, independent of India'.

Assam: Six Rohingya, including 4 minor girls, detained

Additional Superintendent of Police (Border), Cachar, Gaurav Agarwal, told The Indian Express that the Aadhaar cards they were carrying were "probably fake".

After viral video, Assam rapper asks: ‘If artistes don’t question govt, who will?’

With the Citizenship Bill likely to be passed soon, 24-year-old rapper from Assam Rahul Rajkhowa is worried about the future of his state. Last week, he wrote a song about it.

Assam budget promises rice at Rupee 1, 10 gm gold to brides

Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma presented a Rs 1,193.04-crore deficit budget for 2019-20.

245 sedition cases in Assam under new govt

Kokrajhar district tops the list — 88, booking militants affiliated with Bodo extremist outfits and the Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), and the National Santhal Liberation Army (NSLA) and its faction that is against talks.

Assam CM Sonowal dubs Citizenship Bill protests as ‘motivated campaign’ to derail development agenda

Alleging that a "misinformation campaign" over the bill has been launched by groups with "vested interests," the chief minister "urged all people to stand united to thwart the evil design of divisive forces."

War of the Orchids: how a few Assamese are battling to save a flower through social media and paper documents

A group of men and women in Assam are fighting to save a flower — by growing it in their backyards, bonding over it on Whatsapp and a month ago, formally grouping into a society for its conservation

Citizenship bill: Situation challenging but peaceful, says Assam Chief Secretary

Assam DGP Saikia said the involvement of banned outfits engineering the current spate of unrest, can be determined only after investigation and analysis.

Apex court notice to Centre, EC on ‘deletion’ of voter names on the basis of draft NRC

A bench issued the notices while hearing the petition by social activist Gopal Seth. The plea referred to the case of one Susanta Sen, a resident of Sivasagar district in the state of Assam.

Bobby, the Guwahati Zoo’s new star, is a six-year plan’s biggest success

Bobby — who still clings to her mother Lovely — is now a little over a month-old and the first success of the Golden Langur Conservation Breeding Programme at the Guwahati Zoo.

NDFB founder, 9 others get life term in 2008 Assam serial blasts case

At least 87 people were killed in the nine blasts across four districts — Kamrup, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon and Barpeta — on October 30, 2008.