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Assam: NRC data back online

February 22, 2020 10:24:03 am

The status of 3.3 crore applicants to the Assam NRC — published on August 31, 2019 — was inaccessible due to non-renewal of IT Services Contract with Wipro, the company which looks after the online NRC data.

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Assam NRC chief: Ineligible persons in list, identify

February 22, 2020 7:51:51 am

The “ineligible persons”, the official memo said, particularly referred to “Doubtful Voters (DV), Declared Foreigner (DF), descendants of Doubtful Voters and Declared Foreigners (DVD, DFD) and those with cases pending in Foreigners’ Tribunal (PFT)”.

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Assam govt body aids Hindu Bengali-Assamese couples, head says nothing to do with CAA

February 20, 2020 12:06:02 pm

BJP’s Alok Ghose said he was determined to make this work, with or without the government’s help. “We will raise funds and collect donations if need be,” said Ghose, who has been Chairman of the ALMDB since 2018.

Assam: Voter list of 4 years, land records… 15 documents can’t prove citizenship

February 19, 2020 11:03:00 am

Jabeda Begum submitted as many as 15 documents to back her claim of citizenship after being declared “a foreigner of post-1971 stream” by a Foreigners Tribunal in May 2019 but they were rejected by the Gauhati High Court.

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Rustication order leads to week-long protests, hunger strike, shutdown of premier Assam university

February 17, 2020 5:47:54 pm

On February 8, Assam University – a Central university established in 1994 in Silchar — rusticated Milan Das, a research scholar of the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, for two years.

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5 FIRs and counting… NRC ex-chief Hajela’s hounding goes on

February 17, 2020 10:00:15 am

Since the publication of the final list, which excluded 19 lakh people, five FIRs have been filed against Prateek Hajela, accusing him of allegedly tampering with NRC data and misappropriating funds.

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‘Will they take me away?’

February 16, 2020 1:03:12 pm

As the narrative moves on to CAA and a possible nation-wide NRC, the Assam list hangs in a limbo. So does the fate of children out of it. The Centre has assured the Supreme Court, Parliament that such children, whose parents are on the list, won’t be taken to detention centres. But that hasn’t lessened their dread, of being sent away to “a place called Bangladesh”.

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FIRs filed against Prateek Hajela, former NRC employee

February 14, 2020 11:38:51 am

Hajela, now posted in Bhopal, has been booked in another FIR following a complaint by Assam Public Works, the NGO which originally petitioned the Supreme Court about the NRC updation.

Assam to convert govt-funded madrasas, Sanskrit tols to normal schools: Himanta Biswa Sarma

February 13, 2020 2:18:53 pm

“We have decided this because teaching Arabic, or some other language, or any religious text for that matter, is not the responsibility of the government,” said Himanta Biswa Sarma.

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High-level panel finalises report on Clause 6 of Assam Accord

February 12, 2020 9:43:24 am

With Assam facing vehement opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which people believe poses a threat to their indigenous identity, the central government is now trying to pitch Clause 6 of Assam Accord as a balm to soothe the anger.

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As Assam NRC data goes offline, Opposition doubtful of ‘malafide act’

February 11, 2020 10:25:06 pm

It has been found that the data has been unavailable on the website for the last couple of days, causing panic amongst the public, especially amongst those who have been excluded from the NRC as rejection certificates remain pending.

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Assam to drop term ‘Khilonjiya Muslim’ from proposed census

February 11, 2020 10:46:49 pm

"This was proposed because there is a lot of controversy around the term ‘khilonjiya’ or 'indigenous'," said Assam’s Welfare of Minorities Minister Ranjit Dutta

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Assam meeting on census to identify ‘indigenous’ Muslims

February 11, 2020 10:30:43 am

Some fear such a census will “further marginalise” the descendants of Bengali-speaking migrants in Assam

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How an Assam village is building its own tank for safe water during floods

February 6, 2020 7:52:59 pm

Using traditional purification methods along with modern technology, the tank is expected to provide arsenic-free drinking water to 236 villages in Majuli island.

Oil leakage sets Assam river ablaze, authorities say now under control

February 4, 2020 5:30:06 am

It is unclear how long the river, which is a tributary of the Brahmaputra, was ablaze. However, on Monday afternoon OIL authorities confirmed that the fire had extinguished itself after burning for a few “hours”.

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Assam: NIA questions historian over violence at anti-CAA protest

February 3, 2020 6:33:59 am

Arupjyoti Saikia, a professor of history in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, is a scholar of international repute and is known for his research on the region’s agrarian and ecological history.

No coach, no practice hall – how an Assam teen learnt gymnastics via Skype

February 1, 2020 3:28:58 pm

How a cross-continental Skype session held together by patchy internet and Google Translate led 12-year-old rhythmic gymnast Upasha Talukdar to win three medals at the recent Khelo India Youth Games in Assam

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Bodo peace accord signed, 1,600 NDFB cadres surrender

January 31, 2020 3:42:24 am

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said, “A comprehensive rehabilitation policy would be formulated for providing employment opportunities to the surrendered militants so that they could make meaningful contribution to the nation building process.”

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Days after signing of Bodo peace accord, 1,615 NDFB cadres surrender in Guwahati

January 30, 2020 12:21:22 pm

As per the agreement, the Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) with Bodo groups will pave the way for reorganisation of areas under the Bodoland Territorial Council region, enhance the powers of the BTC, increase Assembly seats from 40 to 60, rehabilitate surrendered militants of NDFB.

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Join peace talks: Assam govt urges ULFA-I

January 29, 2020 3:19:35 am

Assam government on Tuesday appealed to insurgents in Assam and Manipur, including the United Liberation Front of Assam - Independent (ULFA-I), to come onboard for talks, saying it would usher peace and progress in the two states.