Of the existing 900-odd inmates in the six detention camps in the state, most are individuals who were “declared foreigners” at the 100 Foreigners Tribunals in Assam.
95% of total muga silk production in the country comes from Assam. But within that, yarn which runs into thousands of kilograms, goes to waste. What happens to it?
Patowary, however, did share any information on how many people have been given employment in the last three financial years saying that the data is sought from various departments.
UNICEF partners with local publishing house Anwesha to launch ten books highlighting folktales, culture and social issues for the children of Assam’s tea plantation labourers
The last chapter of the guide book, first published in 2006, titled 'Recent Issues and Challenges', has a sub-section titled ‘Godhra Incident and Anti-Muslim Riot in Gujarat’.
A 12-member jury of the Film Federation of India, led by Kannada producer-director SV Rajendra Singh Babu, selected Village Rockstars as India’s official Oscar entry in the category over at least 29 other films.
English, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Nagamese and Manipuri — dialogues roll off six different tongues in this multi-crore film set in the Northeast India made by two young men who grew up in Assam’s Golaghat
The process will “remain open, tentatively, for a period of 60 days effective from 25th September”, a bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman said.
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.