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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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Assam: Sonowal says Cong, Left disrupted peace, cites development projects by Modi govt

December 28, 2019 4:51:24 am

Sonowal said those behind the violence and arson were the “primary enemy” of the people. “If someone has disrupted peace in Assam today, they are Congress and Left parties and those who believe in Leftist ideology,” he said.

My govt created detention centres on Gauhati HC orders: Ex-CM Tarun Gogoi

My government created detention centres on Gauhati HC orders: Ex-CM Tarun Gogoi

December 28, 2019 7:13:11 am

Assam currently has six detention centres to hold ‘illegal foreigners’, but these are all located inside jails. Together, they house 1,000-odd detainees.

Why the gamosa wraps the Assamese society together

December 29, 2019 2:36:12 pm

The current wave of anti-CAA protests in Assam prominently features the gamosa. Why does this humble piece of cloth remain central to the articulation of Assamese identity?

BJP takes out march, Himanta Sarma says not an ant illegally entered Assam after 2014

December 26, 2019 11:40:07 am

The BJP’s march in Barpeta Road was led by state finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Assam BJP president Ranjeet Dass.

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Ghulam Nabi Azad: BJP lost Jharkhand due to citizenship law

December 25, 2019 3:02:04 am

The more controversial Bills you bring, the more seats you will lose, said Azad.

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

If no pan-India NRC, Assam needs fresh one or revision: Himanta Biswa Sarma

December 24, 2019 1:38:16 am

He said if the apex court orders for a 20-per cent re-verification in border districts of Assam, then the state will do that and give the report to the court.

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If no India-wide NRC, Assam will go to SC for revised list: Himanta Biswa Sarma

December 23, 2019 6:43:01 pm

Sarma also said the detention centres in the state are due to a Gauhati HC order, and not because of any decision taken by the Centre. His remarks come in the wake of statements made by PM Modi on Sunday, that were a departure from the BJP's stand on the NRC.

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Amid CAA anger, Assam readies land rights for its indigenous people

December 22, 2019 9:03:11 am

The announcement comes months after the state cabinet approved the New Land Policy, 2019, saying it paved the way for protection of land rights of “indigenous people” of Assam. Since Independence, Assam has had four land policies — in 1958, 1968, 1972 and 1989.

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Amid CAA outcry, Assam decides to frame law that ensures only ‘indigenous’ can buy land

December 21, 2019 8:52:37 pm

The decision to introduce a law to protect the 'indigenous' population in the state comes on the heels of apprehensions in Assam about the influx of migrants in the state, which the natives fear, will compromise the Assamese cultural identity.

Taken offline for nine days, Assam realises internet is much more than social media

Taken offline for nine days, Assam realises internet is much more than social media

December 21, 2019 4:52:03 pm

The nine-day ban on internet in Assam, in the light of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act unrest, affected businesses, both big and small.

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Citizenship Act protests: Internet services restored in Assam after 9 days

December 20, 2019 10:40:15 am

Internet services in the state were shut down on December 11 when Rajya Sabha cleared the contentious Bill that seeks to make Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, and Christian illegal migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, eligible for citizenship of India.

Gauhati HC orders restoration of mobile Internet, govt says will do it Friday

December 20, 2019 2:19:07 am

The High Court had asked “the Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Assam, Home and Political Department, to restore the mobile internet services of all Mobile Service Providers in the state of Assam, commencing 1700 Hrs (5 pm) today”.

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Assam Accord: MLAs meet CM Sonowal, push for implementation of Clause 6

December 20, 2019 7:14:05 am

Clause 6 of Assam Accord promises “Constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards... to protect, preserve and promote the cultural, social, linguistic identity and heritage of the Assamese people”.

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Assam violence: 2 PFI members held

December 19, 2019 5:00:18 am

Patowary said police are on the lookout for two leaders of the Congress youth wing. He added that an SIT has been formed that will investigate the violence that unfolded in the state.

In Assam, artistes are leading demonstrations of discontent through songs and drums

December 19, 2019 10:20:29 am

In a country where celebrities tend to avoid government-related controversies, in Assam, protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act have largely been led by cultural icons — musicians, actors, and artists. What explains Assam’s long history of cultural protest?

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