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Assam: State in northeast India
Assam is a state in northeastern India, situated south of the eastern Himalayas along the Brahmaputra and Barak River valleys. Assam covers an area of 78,438 km2 (30,285 sq mi). The state is bordered by Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh to the north; Nagaland and Manipur to the east; Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram and Bangladesh to the south; and West Bengal to the west via the Siliguri Corridor, a 22 kilometres (14 mi) strip of land that connects the state to the rest of India.

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Haryana chief minister too wants NRC, gets BS Hooda’s backing

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar said that like Assam, the National Register of Citizens (NRC) would also be implemented in the state. He said that the Haryana government is working at a fast pace on its..
IndiaTimes - Published

Will implement Assam-like NRC in Haryana, says Khattar; gets support from Congress' Hooda

Haryana to have Assam-like National Register of Citizens, CM Khattar announced on Sunday.
DNA - Published

Videos for Assam

Assam citizen register: Displaced fight to be included [Video]Assam citizen register: Displaced fight to be included

Millions of Bangladeshi refugees, both Muslim and Hindu, arrived in India following the country's 1971 war for independence. The mass influx of refugees into Assam has sparked violent anti-immigrant..

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

India excludes nearly 2 million people from Assam citizen list [Video]India excludes nearly 2 million people from Assam citizen list

Almost 2 million people facing statelessness as Assam publishes contentious National Register of Citizens.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

 

Police rescues 94 bonded labourers from chemical factory in Ahmedabad

Speaking to media persons on Saturday, Deputy Commissioner of Police of Ahmedabad Zone-5, Akshayraj Makwana stated, "The labourers were brought from Nagaland and Assam. They were neither being paid nor..
DNA - Published

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina likely to raise NRC issue in meeting with Modi during October visit

On August 31, Assam became the first state to implement the NRC which excluded 19 lakh people currently residing in the state.
DNA - Published

10,000 paramilitary troops deployed in Assam before NRC release withdrawn


IndiaTimes - Published

India's first detention centre is under construction in Assam's Goalpara

In the final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on August 31, more than 19 lakh people were excluded.
DNA - Published

MHA's 100 days: Abrogation of Article 370, NRC & declaration of Azhar, Saeed, Dawood as terrorists

The abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status under Article 370, publication of NRC in Assam and declaration of India's four most-wanted individuals as terrorists were cited as the Ministry of..
IndiaTimes - Published

NRC: Mamata warns BJP not to play with fire

"We will never allow NRC in Bengal. We will not allow them to divide the people on religious and caste lines. We will not accept NRC in Assam. They have silenced the people of Assam by using police..
IndiaTimes - Published

Manipur in favour of NRC, state cabinet has passed a resolution: CM N Biren Singh

After Assam, Manipur next?
DNA - Published

Manipur in favour of implementation of NRC, will approach Centre : Biren Singh

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Monday said the state government is in favour of implementation of NRC and will approach the Centre for it in line with the one in Assam. The state has already..
IndiaTimes - Published

Watch: Woman gives birth on make-shift stretcher while being carried to dispensary for 5 km in Assam

Assam: A woman gave birth on her way to a state Dispensary on a make-shift stretcher made using cot, plastic sheet and cloth, in Udalguri village of Chirang. Two people had to carry the woman on the..
DNA - Published

Amit Shah: Not a single infiltrator will be allowed in Assam

Terming the just-completed exercise of updating Assam's NRC "a phase" in a larger process, home minister Amit Shah on Sunday said the Centre wouldn't allow a single "ghuspetiya" (infiltrator) to live..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

No illegal migrant will be allowed in India: Amit Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday said no "illegal migrant" will be allowed to stay in the country and that the NRC exercise in Assam was completed in "time-bound manner". I want to clearly say..
IndiaTimes - Published

Assam govt extends AFSPA for another six months


IndiaTimes - Published

Centre funding country's biggest foreigner detention centre in Assam

The country's biggest detention centre to house foreign convicts and people declared "foreigners" by tribunals, coming up in Assam's Goalpara district, will be operational early next year. Sanctioned..
IndiaTimes - Published

AFPSA extended for six months from August 28 in Assam

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act has been extended for six months in Assam effective from August 28 after reviewing the law and order situation in the state, a government release said here on..
IndiaTimes - Published

Doctor writes to CJI on Assam lynching, Supreme Court treats it as PIL


IndiaTimes - Published

People excluded from NRC may get extended time to approach foreigners tribunals

​​Those left out of the final National Register of Citizens may get an extended period of time to approach a tribunal to prove their Indian citizenship, officials said. According to Centre's new..
IndiaTimes - Published

IMA writes to PM, seeks ordinance to check violence against health professionals

The letter comes in the backdrop of protests by the medical fraternity in Assam against the deadly assault on a doctor at a tea garden. Stating that it was not possible to provide quality treatment to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Assam minister Sarma floats 3-pronged strategy to fix NRC mess

Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma suggested a three-pronged strategy, including a fresh round of enumeration of citizens in the state when the national register is prepared, to rectify "anomalies" in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Assam government to provide legal aid to needy people excluded from NRC list: MHA

The Assam government will provide legal aid to the needy people from amongst those who have been excluded from the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), according to the ministry of..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

Fix NRC or Assam will be Islamic state: ABVP

"If 100% reverification of the NRC is not done, ABVP will soon launch massive agitations across the state," ABVP state secretary Rakesh Das said.
IndiaTimes - Published

Those not in NRC will get adequate judicial process to file appeal

Names of over 19 lakh people were missing in the final list released by the Assam government last Saturday.
DNA - Published

Amid NRC furore, Union Home Minister Amit Shah to visit Assam

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Assam on September 8 to hold a meeting with the governor and chief minister and discuss the issue in detail.
DNA - Published

India braces for Pak attack on NRC at UN rights council meet

India is bracing itself for an imminent attack by Islamabad over Assam's National Register of Citizens. India expects Pakistan to use the exclusion of 19 lakh Assam residents from the NRC as fodder for..
IndiaTimes - Published

Amit Shah to visit Assam next week for NEC meet; NRC issue may figure with state leaders

Union home minister Amit Shah will visit Assam next week to attend a meeting of the North Eastern Council and is likely to review the situation in the state in the wake of publication of the final NRC,..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Waste paper' vs 'historic document': Contradictory voices in Assam Congress on NRC

Differences seem to have cropped up in the Congress' Assam unit over the NRC, with former chief minister Tarun Gogoi describing it a "waste paper" and a Lok Sabha MP terming it a "historic scientific..
IndiaTimes - Published

Trinamool Congress to hold mass protests in West Bengal against NRC

Trinamool Congress leadership has decided to hold mass protests across West Bengal from this week opposing NRC in neighbouring Assam, party sources said. On September 12 a protest rally will be..
IndiaTimes - Published

Assam: 21 arrested after 73-year-old doctor was beaten to death at a tea estate in Jorhat

Dr Dutta was allegedly beaten to death by a tea garden worker's family along with some others after the worker died during treatment at a hospital in Teok Tea Garden.
DNA - Published

NRC-excluded people are not stateless, says MEA

Centre says exclusion from the NRC had no implication on the rights of an individual resident in Assam
DNA - Published

Those excluded from NRC list are not 'Stateless': MEA

"Exclusion from the NRC has no implication on the rights of an individual resident in Assam. For those who are not in the final list will not be detained and will continue to enjoy all the rights as..
DNA - Published

Delhi: Doctor jumps to death from GTB hospital's eighth floor

The deceased has been identified as Pallav who was a doctor by profession and a native of Assam.
DNA - Published

'Names of my parents are in list, not mine'

The final list of NRC has received a mixed response from locals in Kokrajhar and Barpeta districts in Assam.
DNA - Published

Will clamour lead to pan-India NRC?

Updation of NRC in Assam, that marked just 19 lakh people as foreigners, throws up the question of 'what next'
DNA - Published

Assam NRC: Trapped in its own rhetoric, BJP vows to shield 'citizens'

Publication of the final NRC has left BJP a prisoner of its own rhetoric.The party pushed for an NRC-like exercise across the country, but increasingly distanced itself from the process in Assam.
IndiaTimes - Published

NRC: NE states beef up security, adopt ‘wait-&-watch’ policy

The publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam on Saturday has led to renewed demand for a similar exercise in at least three northeastern states — Christian-majority Meghalaya..
IndiaTimes - Published

19 lakh left out, final Assam NRC elicits anger & sense of betrayal

Assam’s NRC updation process rejected the citizenship claims of a little over 19 lakh people out of the total 40.7 lakh who had not found a place in last year’s draft NRC. The low percentage of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ram Madhav compliments NRC team, says Assam govt taking all steps to maintain law, order

"National Register of Citizens NRC finally published. Compliments to the official team. Details like the list of the 19 lac names excluded etc are still awaited. Sonowal Govt in Assam is taking all..
DNA - Published

Assam BJP unhappy with final NRC list, demands nationwide citizens' list


IndiaTimes - Published

Will get justice, case pending in Gauhati HC: Rtd Army veteran Sanaullah on Assam final NRC

Undeterred by his name missing from the final list of the NRC, Sanaullah said, "I was not expecting my name to be in the list as my case is still pending in the high court, I have full faith in the..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP failed to ensure error-free NRC: Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi


IndiaTimes - Published

Govt will provide legal support to Indian citizens left out of NRC list: Minister

Assam parliamentary affairs minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, has said that the government will provide legal support to the Indian citizens not finding a place in the NRC list. He added that people who..
IndiaTimes - Published

Assam: Final list of NRC draws mixed response from Barpeta locals

Soon after the list came out, people of Barpeta, completely uncertain about their citizenship, started gathering at NRC Sewa Kendra (NSK).
DNA - Published

Final NRC out in Assam, nearly 2 million stare at uncertain future


IndiaTimes - Published

Names of many citizens who migrated from Bangladesh before 1971 missing: Biswa Sarma rails against final NRC list

The final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam was published on Saturday excluding over 19 lakh people.
DNA - Published

India leaves nearly two million people off citizens' list, fate uncertain

Nearly 2 million people have been left off a list of citizens released on Saturday in India's northeastern state of Assam, after a mammoth years-long exercise to check illegal immigration that critics..
Reuters - Published

Assam waits for final NRC results today

To give more confidence to the people, the government has increased the time for filing an appeal to the tribunal to 120 from 60 days.
DNA - Published

EC yet to decide on those excluded from NRC in Assam

Sources indicated that the EC would wait and watch as to how they are dealt with as far as access to other government services or benefits are concerned. As per the current procedure, any voter whose..
IndiaTimes - Published

On eve of 'final' NRC, Assam minister Sarma talks of new 'foreigner filter'

As Assam waited with bated breath for the publication of its "final" NRC on Saturday, the state govt on Friday portrayed the exercise of updating the citizenship rolls as a job half done and said it..
IndiaTimes - Published

Several districts declared 'sensitive', security beefed up ahead of NRC final list on August 30

Ahead of the publication of the final list of the government's National Register of Citizens (NRC) on Saturday, several districts of Assam have been declared 'sensitive' and security has been beefed up..
IndiaTimes - Published

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