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Barely 10 days to deadline, Assam CM keeps the door open for law on NRC count

On July 16, the Centre and the Assam government had moved the Supreme Court seeking a sample reverification of 20 per cent of names included in the final draft in districts bordering Bangladesh.

‘My father was the ultimate humanist’: Tej Hazarika on his father Dr Bhupen Hazarika

"Till before his death, we led parallel lives. After I cremated him, his world flooded mine": a son's memory of his famous father. An interview with Tej Hazarika, the son of maestro Dr Bhupen Hazarika.

Amid NRC talk, big question in Kendrapara: Who is Bangladeshi?

The names of Ruma’s husband Sajaya, her eldest daughter and now dead parents-in-law are on the list. Since then, she has had four more children.

‘The girl who was meant to go places’

Three have been sentenced for the murder of a 2015 Class 12 Assam rank-holder. But for her parents, two years later, there are few answers.

Assam: FIR against scholar for 2-year-old Facebook post

The post, which the student deleted soon after it was posted, has resurfaced on social media platforms.

Secure NRC data, publish list on schedule, says Supreme Court

Assam co-ordinator for NRC Prateek Hajela had requested the court to issue suitable directions for protection of NRC data.

Speciality Assam tea auctioned for Rs 75,000 per kg

Produced by the Dikom Tea Estate, ‘Golden Butterfly’ was purchased by Assam Tea Traders, which is one of the oldest tea shops in Guwahati

Assam NRC: SC rules no re-verification of data, says exclusion list to be published online on Aug 31

The Supreme Court said the entire NRC exercise cannot be reopened after the Centre and Assam government sought 20 per cent sample re-verification in districts bordering Bangladesh.

NRC in Assam: 39-year-old in jail, family traces Bihar links, asks how ‘Sah’ a Bangladeshi

While figures are not public, maximum exclusions from the NRC are believed to be from the Bengali community (both Muslims and Hindus). Cases like Amila's have slipped unnoticed through the cracks, even as the deadline for the final NRC list, August 31, draws near.

Congress Rajya Sabha MP from Assam, state leader quit party

The development comes a day after Rajya Sabha MP from Assam, Bhubaneshwar Kalita, a former Congress chief whip in the House, who resigned from the Congress earlier this week, joined the BJP.

Want NRC out on time, says Supreme Court

A petitioner who has challenged Section 3(A) of the Act in a separate plea, meanwhile, pointed out that the different approach was on account of Section 6(A) of the Act, which applies to those covered by the Assam Accord and fixes the cut-off date for grant of citizenship as March 25, 1971.

IAF Su-30 aircraft crashes in Assam’s Tezpur, pilots ejected safely

The crash occurred in the local flying area. A court of inquiry will be ascertaining the cause of the accident.