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Election Commission to revisit ‘D’ voter criterion ahead of final NRC

‘D’ voters are a category of voters in Assam whose citizenship is doubtful or under dispute. This category was introduced in 1997 at the time EC was revising the state’s voter list.

Those excluded from NRC will get 120 days to appeal: MHA

Home Minister Amit Shah had on Monday reviewed issues related to final publication of the NRC. The final NRC will be published on August 31.

Assam: 221 recruited for Foreigners’ Tribunals

The Gauhati High Court interviews candidates for selection as FT members, while the appointments are made by the Home and Political Department.

‘Non-inclusion does not mean declared foreigner’: Govt tries to allay fears on NRC

A statement by the Ministry of Home Affairs said every individual, whose name does not figure in the final NRC, can represent his/her case in front of foreigners' tribunals. 

‘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.

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.

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.