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Friday, January 17, 2020

Assam to MHA: Give 3 months to applicants seeking citizenship

January 17, 2020 2:24:43 am

The state government has suggested that once the rules for the legislation are notified, applicants should be given only three months to apply.

New force needed so that such law never imposed again: AASU

January 16, 2020 1:23:23 am

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.

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NRC would’ve been correct if Assam govt did it: Sarbananda Sonowal

January 15, 2020 3:13:00 am

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

January 14, 2020 2:36:34 am

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.

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Festivity in times of protest: How Magh Bihu will showcase Assam’s opposition to CAA

January 14, 2020 9:51:33 am

In Assam, the run-up to Magh Bihu is usually marked by a week of feverish preparation. This time, however, the enthusiasm seems to be amiss.

Amit Shah meets Sonowal, says Assam Accord will be upheld

January 10, 2020 3:56:03 am

The committee is supposed to determine the quota of representation of indigenous people in Assam in the state Assembly, among other measures to protect indigenous culture and language.

Assam: AASU calls for burning of CAA copies in Bihu bonfires

January 10, 2020 3:53:24 am

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

Himanta Biswa stresses need to save Assam from ‘Miya poetry, Ajmals’

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

January 8, 2020 10:52:49 am

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.

SC asks Assam govt to look into ‘communal posts’ by new NRC coordinator

January 6, 2020 11:34:27 am

After his appointment Barpeta Congress MP Abdul Khaleque had written to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, urging him to reconsider the decision as Hitesh Dev Sarma was neither “unbiased nor trustworthy”.

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Assam: IPS officer booked for ‘molesting’ colleague’s teenage daughter

January 6, 2020 3:26:36 pm

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.

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Assam: Man dies in detention camp after brief illness

January 5, 2020 9:46:55 am

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’

Himanta Biswa stresses need to save Assam from ‘Miya poetry, Ajmals’

January 5, 2020 12:40:50 pm

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”.

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Man lodged in Assam detention camp dies, toll rises to 29

January 4, 2020 10:43:18 am

With this, 29 people who were lodged in detention centres across the state have died till now. Nearly 1,000 people are lodged in such centres across the centre.

Open to alliance with all anti-CAA forces: Assam Congress

Open to alliance with all anti-CAA forces: Assam Congress

January 4, 2020 7:48:37 am

“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

January 3, 2020 10:08:37 pm

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

January 3, 2020 2:51:13 am

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

January 2, 2020 3:06:50 am

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

January 1, 2020 7:43:34 am

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.

No reason for people of Assam to be concerned: CM Sarbanand Sonowal on CAB protests

Assam education dept warns staff against criticising govt

December 31, 2019 2:12:22 am

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

Sarbananda Sonowal has failed to protect Assam’s interests, says AASU

December 30, 2019 2:43:02 am

AASU’s general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi warned of protests if Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the state for the Khelo India Youth Games 2020, which Assam will be hosting from January 10.

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