Rima Das Bulbul Can Sing
August 17, 2018 6:30:33 pm

Bulbul Can Sing — National Award-winning Assamese director Rima Das’s newest offering  — to premiere at TIFF 2018.

Hindu Rashtra, de facto
August 17, 2018 3:37:10 am

Deben Rajbongshi, 35, and three others were attacked at Line No.15 area of the Diplunga Tea estate under the Sootea police station in Biswanath.

Anti-NRC campaigns refuse to acknowledge that Assam’s indigenous people are losing land and economic space
August 16, 2018 8:17:18 pm

The teacher was declared a Bangladeshi citizen by the Foreigners Tribunal Morigaon in 2015. The Gauhati High Court upheld the verdict of the Foreigners Tribunal in June this year.

August 15, 2018 7:02:16 pm

On Independence Day, the country’s third highest Tricolour was meant to unfurl on Guwahati’s Sarania hilltop, where city attraction Gandhi Mandap is located. However, only the pole stands, bereft of the flag.

India Independence Day, Assam longest tricolour
August 16, 2018 9:55:27 am

Six tailors in Assam’s Baksa District shut shop to stitch a record-making 3.5 km long Tricolour for Independence Day

One boy in this August 15 photo is out of Assam NRC final draft
August 15, 2018 2:07:50 pm

The NRC is being updated to include the names of those persons or their descendants who appear in the 1951 NRC or in any of the electoral rolls or in any one of the other admissible documents issued upto the midnight of March 24, 1971, to identify illegal migrants.

In the 32-minute long film by Mangesh Hadawale, the young protagonist, whose character is fashioned on PM Modi as a school-going student, tries to find out who his friends, family and teachers “live for”.
August 14, 2018 8:34:43 am

Thirty students along with teachers from all government colleges of the Kamrup metro district, had been “directed” to attend the screening.

August 12, 2018 7:42:30 pm

The students' body, which called on Sonowal yesterday, demanded that the under-construction Bogibeel bridge in Upper Assam be named after the last Chutia queen, Birangana Sati Sadhini.

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August 12, 2018 3:53:58 am

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad released the Vision Document for Digital Northeast 2022 in Guwahati on Saturday.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal with IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and other north-east CMs at the event on Saturday. (Twitter/@sarbanandsonwal)
August 11, 2018 10:31:56 pm

Rectifying himself, Sarbananda Sonowal continued with his speech, mentioning the proper name and designation of the Union information technology minister.

"Aadhaar is purely safe and secure. It is not based on caste or religion. It is our digital identity," the minister said.
August 11, 2018 8:41:54 pm

Stating that 122 crore Aadhaar cards have been issued so far, Prasad said 95 crore bank accounts have already been linked with the digital identity cards.

People wait to check their names on the final draft of the state's National Register of Citizens after it was released, at an NRC Seva Kendra in Tezpur on Monday. (PTI)
August 11, 2018 6:17:41 pm

The NRC Sewa Kendras (NSKs) had on Saturday started informing the public about the reasons for excluding names from the complete draft.

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August 11, 2018 9:17:16 am

According to the official announcement, 2.48 lakh people among the 40 lakh excluded are on “Hold” because they belong to four categories: doubtful or D-voters, descendants of D-voters, people whose cases are pending at Foreign Tribunals and their descendants.

Tripura BJP upbeat as party puts Himanta Biswa Sarma in charge of state polls
August 10, 2018 10:02:14 am

Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also said the NRC had drawn unwarranted attention due to the number of people (about 40 lakh) excluded from the final draft list, which was published on July 30.

Assam boka saul, GI status Assam rice
August 11, 2018 12:29:31 am

From the warriors of the Ahom kingdom then to the farmers of lower Assam now, the ‘magic’ Boka saul — which recently got a GI tag — has been a breakfast staple for centuries now.

August 9, 2018 9:04:29 am

As identity, citizenship and home, dominate Assamese political discourse, especially in the context of NRC, a new graphic novel gives a fresh perspective on the decades-old ethnic Bodo conflict of Assam.

Govt plans to settle illegal Bangladeshis in Hills: Bimal Gurung
August 6, 2018 12:57:53 am

Out of the 3.29 crore applications received by the NRC, the names of around 40 lakh people in Assam haven’t been included in the second and final draft released on July 30. The first draft released in December last year had the names of 1.9 crore people.

August 5, 2018 2:07:42 pm

Come NRC, everyone wants a Nellie story. But this time Nellie hopes for a different ending.

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August 5, 2018 6:58:24 am

Post-NRC, the scene will move to Assam’s overcrowded, overworked Foreigners’ Tribunals, where members who will sit in judgment often themselves serve as prosecutors, where it may take years to even serve a notice, and which have taken 30-odd years to dispose of around 2.40 lakh cases.

People check if their names are included in the NRC list at a draft center in Mayoung on Monday. (AP)
August 3, 2018 10:27:15 pm

The NRC authorities said there was no legacy data of the former chief minister available with them and as such, it was not possible for them to ascertain whether she and her family members had applied for inclusion of their names in the draft NRC.

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