The application process for the NRC started in May 2015 and a total of 6.5 crore documents were received from 68.27 lakh families across Assam.
The government initiative — subsidizing yarn for 3,000 plus weavers in Assam's famed Sualkuchi — also includes issuing of personalised passbooks that will double up as identity cards.
Neither Zaman’s family nor Shah Newaz had alerted the police that the suspected militant was visiting his home, Hojai Superintendent of Police Ankur Jain said.
In a recent survey done in Guwahati by conservation society Early Birds, the endangered Greater Adjutant Stork (or Hargilla) population was pegged at the ‘stable’ figure of 220. But according to local activists, habitat loss for the bird continues to be a pressing problem.
On September 9, a communal comment was allegedly made from the profile of Aziz Khan, a resident of Doomdooma, following which an organisation of local youths lodged a complaint at Tinsukia police station.
Incessant rainfall coupled with release of dam waters has resulted in flash floods and landslides in parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Deaths include a 22-year-old from Assam and a three-year-old from Arunachal Pradesh whose family was swept away by the floodwaters.
The woman, Sofiya Khatun, in her 50s, has been lodged at Kokrajhar detention camp since 2016.
Often kept as a pet in countries like Thailand and Vietnam, the rare jumping spider — the Hyllus diardi — was discovered in India, between two leaves, by a PhD scholar in a forest in Assam’s Kokrajhar district.
According to relatives, Binay may have committed suicide given the financial burden of pursuing his mother Shanti Chand’s case at the Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT).
Hajela had suggested to the apex court that only 10 of 15 “list A” documents be “introduced afresh” by a claimant — more than 40 lakh people excluded in the NRC final draft published on July 30 — for inclusion into the register.
Assam CM Sonowal said that foreign infiltrators create threat while staying in our country and try to encroach our rights.
In the statement, Shah said that the exercise to identify Rohingya infiltrators has been started in various cities and appropriate steps would be taken for their exile.
Political parties and civil society organisations in Assam have reacted sharply to NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela’s report to the Supreme Court in which he suggested that those now seeking inclusion into the list be allowed to submit only 10 out of the original 15 “list A” documents.
Friday was Hima Das's homecoming. For a few seconds, she broke away from the security guards to hug two women she spotted in the crowd — one neighbour and another family friend — who had travelled from Dhing to Guwahati to see her.
The rape of the class 5 student created a huge uproar in Assam. After raping her turn by turn, and then setting her body on fire the youths had fled from the backdoor.
Today Xukia, even though it is not a “registered” organisation, through its Facebook group, connects the LGBTQ+ community of Assam. It is one of the most active public networks of the community in the state.
Brahmaputra boat capsize: According to reports, the boat developed a technical glitch following which it collided with a water supply project near Ashwaklanta Temple in the Brahmaputra.
Earlier on August 28, the apex court had said that it could consider a re-verification of 10 per cent of the people who were recently included in Assam's draft NRC, an exercise that could be carried out by an independent team.
According to local police, the car should have taken a turning at a trisection and but instead headed straight — only to fall into the river.
The first attempt to use drones in Kaziranga was in 2013 — a trial run was also done. But the project for starting aerial surveying and monitoring received the Centre’s green signal only in early 2017.