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    Foreigners to the fore again

    The moment the Draft National Register of Citizens was published, omitting over forty lakh names from the list pertaining to Assam alone, it was clear that the BJP would use it as a campaign-handle in the coming elections. The fear was not unwarranted. On Tuesday, the BJP president, Amit Shah, addressing a conclave of party workers in Jaipur, the capital of the poll-bound Rajasthan, threatened to identify all illegal migrants from Bangladesh

  • 5.5 magnitude Earthquake jolts Assam, eastern parts of India

    Dispur:  A moderate intensity earthquake rattled parts of Assam on Wednesday morning. Measuring 5.5 on Richter Scale, the trembler struck 120 kilometer west of Guwahati, forcing people to rush out of their homes. The tremors were also felt in adjoining Siliguri and other parts of West Bengal.

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    Bihar: Buddhist Monk arrested for sexually assaulting children

    Bodh Gaya (Bihar): A Buddhist monk of Bodh Gaya’s Prajna Jyoti Buddhist School and Meditation Centre was on Wednesday taken into custody for alleged sexual abuse of 15 children from Assam, who were studying at the institution.

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    Assam SEBA HSLC compartmental exam results 2018 declared, check now at

    The Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) has declared the compartment result of HSLC 2018 or class 10 examination today (August 17). The students who have appeared for the examination can check their results on the board’s official website The exams were held between July 21 and 25 in 72 centres across the state. The Board of Secondary Education Assam, Guwahati declared the result of HSLC main examinations

  • Assam lynching: 1 killed, 3 injured in Biswanath over suspicion of cow theft

    Guwahati: One man was lynched and three others were critically injured by a mob in Biswanath district of Assam that suspected them to be cattle lifters, police said today. Biswanath Superintendent of Police Diganta Kumar Choudhury told PTI the incident took place early yesterday at Line Number 15 of Diplonga Tea Estate under the Sootea police station.

  • Return of Domesday Book in Assam

    During a communal riot in Mumbai, one side was believed to have moved from house to house with a voters’ list to check the religion of occupants. That is the kind of abuse we must guard against if an updated National Register of Citizens becomes public property. Hitler’s Germany tragically demonstrated even governments can misuse such information.

  • Assam NRC List: Showing nation’s concerns to citizens first

    During the various fierce discussions on the draft report of the National Register of Citizens in Assam, some angry MPs warned that the stateless status of nearly 40 lakh people presently resident in the state would escalate into a global problem.

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    Assam NRC List: Supreme Court to hear matter regarding NRC draft today

    New Delhi: Amid political slugfest over Assam’s National Register for Citizens (NRC) draft, the Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear the matter. The second final draft, which was released on July 30, included names of 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants in Assam. It left out names of nearly 40 lakh people.

  • Assam NRC List: People whose name is not in NRC draft won’t be jailed or deported, says NRC coordinator

    Guwahati (Assam): People, whose names have not been mentioned in Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft, will not be “jailed or deported”, said Prateek Hajela, State Coordinator of NRC on Sunday. Nearly 40 lakh people have been left out from the draft which was released on July 30. The draft incorporated names of 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants.

  • Two more FIRs registered against Mamata in Assam

    Guwahati : Two more FIRs have been registered in Assam against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and members of a TMC delegation, which went to Silchar, for allegedly creating disturbances on the basis of religion, a senior police official said on Saturday.