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In U-turn, BJP ally AGP says will go to apex court over Citizenship Act

December 16, 2019 6:59:05 am

Of the 33 districts in the state, only three are in Barak Valley — a Bengali-majority region comprising Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj and home to a large population of post-Partition

Citizenship Law protests: Two succumb to injuries, death toll in Assam five

December 16, 2019 1:18:21 am

The family of Ishwar Nayak (25) alleged he was killed in police firing. He succumbed to a bullet injury he suffered during clashes in Guwahati on Thursday, a senior official of the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) told The Indian Express.

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Assam: Protests against CAA continue, this time with art as medium

December 15, 2019 10:04:30 pm

In Guwahati, artistes like Zubeen Garg and Barsha Rani Bishaya addressed crowds. One painter used charcoal and ash from the police-protesters clashes for his work.

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Protests continue in Assam, govt says no major violence

December 14, 2019 3:14:31 am

66 injured in Meghalaya, Assam agitation leaders announce daytime protests

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2 killed in Assam in CAB protests: ‘He went to protest as everyone was… also to see musician’

December 14, 2019 12:12:22 pm

There were sporadic protests in the city — with tyres burning, road dividers destroyed, stones thrown, and clashes between security forces and protesters.

CAB protests: Guwahati under curfew for third day; residents stock up on essential items

December 13, 2019 10:36:08 pm

While most shops remained shut, pharmacies remained open till late afternoon. Autos and rickshaws were plying in most parts of the city.

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CAB Protests: Sonowal appeals for calm, says he is open to dialogue

December 13, 2019 1:11:09 am

“I am ready to have a dialogue with the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and other organisations. We are always open from our side. Through discussion any confusion can be solved,” he said.

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Curfew after violence, arson rock Assam during anti-CAB protests

December 12, 2019 6:51:01 am

The sharp escalation caught the state government on the wrong foot, just a day after officials maintained that they were in control of the situation while alleging that the agitation was largely fuelled by misinformation.

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CAB protests: Situation very tense, people worried and confused, admit Assam BJP MPs

December 12, 2019 7:00:46 am

Three party MPs from Assam told The Indian Express that there is a “lot of misunderstanding over the Bill” but stressed that “this is not the way to protest”.

Untouched by protests, Assam’s Barak Valley celebrates passage of Citizenship Bill in Parliament

December 12, 2019 12:48:22 am

Shortly after the Citizenship Bill was passed, with 125 MPs voting in favour and 105 against, BJP members burst firecrackers to celebrate outside the party’s office in Itkhola locality. “Morality and majority both with BJP,” said Rajdip Roy, BJP MP from Silchar.

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Amid CAB protests, BJP cites data to allay concerns

December 11, 2019 8:43:51 am

Sonowal urged grassroots leaders of the party to speak out against “misinformation” spread by leaders of various organisations against the Bill.

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Jahnu Barua withdraws ‘Bhoga Khirikee’ from Assam Film Festival in protest against CAB

December 10, 2019 8:01:53 pm

“People don’t realize the implications this Bill can have 50 years later. It is dangerous and that’s why I have decided to withdraw my film,” says Barua. “We are a society where language is one of the main drivers — and this Bill will lead to the destruction of language and culture of Assam in the next 50 to 100 years.”

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Assam govt to relax job eligibility criteria for differently-abled applicants

December 8, 2019 7:56:30 pm

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday met officials from bodies representing persons with disabilities (PwDs) and assured them of relaxing criteria such as prior job experience, computer and sports skills for grade 4 jobs in state departments, an official said.

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May consider moving govt agency to probe NRC exercise: Himanta

December 8, 2019 1:46:16 am

He said that after receiving the final audit, the government would assess the importance of the extent of the irregularities and take further action.

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Inspection report on NRC exercise flags ‘irregularities’

December 6, 2019 7:03:00 am

Hajela’s transfer followed his deteriorating relationship with the Assam government, and criticism of him by the state BJP.

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Assam oppn parties, groups to continue stir over CAB

December 5, 2019 2:37:31 am

State Congress spokesperson Rhituporna Konwar said, “We totally oppose CAB and will continue our protests against it. It is unconstitutional and illegal.”

Congress MLA apologises after slitting palm in Assam Assembly premises

Congress MLA apologises after slitting palm in Assam Assembly premises

December 4, 2019 8:28:24 pm

Rupjyoti Kurmi had to be administered three stitches on his palm due to his act. He had told reporters that the Assam government will not be allowed to "sell the state's future".

Assam Congress MLA cuts palm to write slogans in blood

December 4, 2019 1:35:57 am

Rupjyoti Kurmi, MLA from Mariani constituency in Jorhat district, carried a blade inside the Assembly and cut his palm to use blood to write a few finishing words on a piece of paper where lines were already printed.

From Assam to Minnesota — a collection of stories about migration and displacement

December 2, 2019 9:21:20 pm

Author Aruni Kashyap on his new book, his identity as an Assamese writer, and the physical and psychological divide between the mainland and the Northeast.

The Unquiet River: A biography that records the ebb and flow of the Brahmaputra

December 1, 2019 7:00:33 am

“To put it simply: it (the river) is not a spectator but more like a very formidable striker of a football team.” Historian Arupjyoti Saikia on his new book on the Brahmaputra.

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