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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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Congress hardens its stand, will oppose ‘national NRC’

Eager not to be caught unawares by BJP like before, Congress may come out with a stance against any bid to extend the National Register of Citizens outside Assam amid claims by saffron leaders to that..
IndiaTimes - Published

Days after capture, ‘Laden’ dies; activists smell a rat

“Laden”, the wild elephant that had killed five people in Assam’s Goalpara district before being tranquillised and captured seven days ago in an operation led by an MLA, died on Sunday at a..
IndiaTimes - Published

Women for Women! This photo of Assam police is going viral for all right reasons

What a gesture!
DNA - Published

Govt to take into account Assam's interests while signing Naga pact: Amit Shah to CM Sonowal


IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal government facilitates return of 138 migrant workers from J&K

Of the total 138 migrant workers, five hail from Assam and remaining from different parts of Bengal.
DNA - Published

The NRC is a base document for the future: CJI Ranjan Gogoi

There was an "urgent need" to identify illegal migrants, says CJI Gogoi regarding the NRC exercise in his home state of Assam.
DNA - Published

NRC a 'base document' for future, Assam's development hit by 'arm chair commentators': CJI

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Sunday strongly defended the current exercise of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, saying prior to it there was "guesswork" on the number of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Disputes ‘settled’, Centre moves closer to final accord

The 22-year-long peace dialogue between the NSCN-IM and the government of India finally concluded on Thursday with the Centre “resolving” three contentious issues — a separate flag, own..
IndiaTimes - Published

Naga dialogue meets deadline: Announcement after talks with Assam, Manipur and Arunachal

The Union Home Ministry said that it has come to the govt's notice that lot of rumours is being spread in the media that the final Naga settlement has been arrived at and will be announced soon. The..
IndiaTimes - Published

No final pact on Naga groups; Assam, Manipur, Arunachal to be consulted: MHA


IndiaTimes - Published

Govt not providing jobs to Muslims anyway; AIUDF chief on Assam's two child policy


IndiaTimes - Published

Most sedition cases in Assam, not Jammu and Kashmir


IndiaTimes - Published

Rate of crime against women highest in Assam in 2017: NCRB

Besides sedition and waging war against the country categories, Assam also has recorded the highest rate of total crimes against women in the country in 2017, which is more than double the national..
IndiaTimes - Published

Assam to implement two-child norm from 2021

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Assam has decided that people with more than two children will be ineligible for government jobs after January 1, 2021. The cabinet also decided to grant..
IndiaTimes - Published

Shift NRC coordinator out of Assam immediately: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre and the Assam government to take steps to "forthwith" shift Assam-Meghalaya cadre IAS officer Prateek Hajela, who as coordinator of Assam's National..
IndiaTimes - Published

Now, common entrance test for 15 central universities

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct a common admission test for 15 of the central universities of the country from the 2020-21 academic session. These will include universities of Assam,..
IndiaTimes - Published

High-level Indian, Bangladeshi delegations to meet next week

Union commerce minister Piyush Goyal and his Bangladeshi counterpart Tipu Munshi will lead delegations of the two countries to a meeting here next week to discuss the opportunities created following..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kojagiri Lakshmi Puja 2019: Greetings, WhatsApp messages, Facebook posts

In the full-moon day, Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped with much devotion across West Bengal, Odisha, Assam and some of the other states.
DNA - Published

Only 5 states have rolled out new MV Act

Only five states — Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Kerala, Karnataka and Assam — have implemented the amended Motor Vehicles Act nearly five weeks after the Centre notified the new law. TOI has learnt that..
IndiaTimes - Published

Artist Shireen Mody killed by her gardener in Goa

In a murder that sent shock waves across the artist community, 65-year-old Shireen Mody was killed by her 68-year-old gardener Praful Jana at her residence at Arpora on Sunday morning. Police said..
IndiaTimes - Published

Govt amends rules for 'no appeal' NRC cases

The home ministry on Saturday inserted an enabling provision in the Foreigners (Tribunals) Order, 1964 to deal with a scenario where no appeal is filed by a resident of Assam against his or her..
IndiaTimes - Published

NRC internal matter of India, we got assurances: Bangladesh

NRC in Assam is an internal matter of India, Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque said.
DNA - Published

India, Bangladesh to broadbase ties; Hasina raises NRC issue with PM

India and Bangladesh on Saturday signed seven pacts including one for setting up of a joint coastal surveillance systems as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina..
IndiaTimes - Published

U.N. refugee agency takes up case of potential stateless in India

The U.N. refugee agency said on Wednesday it was holding talks with India about its citizenship register in the border state of Assam, amid concerns that many people, the majority of them Muslims,..
Reuters - Published

Septuagenarian Muslim man's tale of temple upkeep in Assam

For generations, members of Motibar Rahman's family here have been looking after the upkeep of the temple in Rangmahal area of the city. Rahman, now in his mid-70s, makes it a point to sweep the floors..
IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal's Midnapore becomes 5000th railway station to get free public Wi-Fi

Earlier this month, Assam's Tinsukia had become the 4,000th railway station in the country to have free public Wi-Fi service.
DNA - Published

Congress declares candidates for Assam, Puducherry, Chhattisgarh bypolls

The Indian National Congress (INC) has released its list of candidates for the Assam, Puducherry and Chhattisgarh by-elections.
DNA - Published

Voters left out of NRC will not be enlisted as 'Doubtful', can vote till citizenship is decided: EC

The final NRC list was published on August 31 in Assam, leaving out 19 lakh people.
DNA - Published

200 additional foreigner tribunals in 33 Assam districts: Government

The appeal against exclusion from the NRC must be filed in the quasi-judicial tribunals within 120 days of the publication of the final NRC. The final NRC was released on August 31 with 19,06,657 of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bail for Assam priest battling missionaries

"It is very unfortunate that I have been charged for my work done for the protection of my culture and religion.
IndiaTimes - Published

Every Indian is a Hindu: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to foreign media

National Register of Citizens in Assam is not about expelling people, but about identifying the citizens
DNA - Published

Security forces recover huge cache of arms, ammunition from Panbari Reserve Forest in Assam

The recovery is believed to be associated with insurgent organisation NDFB (S).
DNA - Published

Centre will introduce CAB in parliament in November: Himanta to BJP workers in Assam


IndiaTimes - Published

At least 10 dead after collision between bus and tempo in Assam

At least 10 people died after a collision between a bus and a tempo traveler on NH-37 in Demow, Sibsagar district earlier today.
DNA - Published

Not a single Hindu will have to leave the country: RSS chief

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat sought to allay concerns over exclusion of people from the NRC in Assam, asserting that not a single Hindu will have to leave the country. "Bhagwatji has clearly said that not a..
IndiaTimes - Published

Gorkhas not to visit Foreigners' Tribunals to prove citizenship: Community body

The Gorkhas, whose names have been excluded from the National Register of Citizens in Assam, will not visit Foreigners' Tribunals to prove their Indian citizenship, a community body said on Sunday...
IndiaTimes - Published

India is not a dharamshala, says Shahnawaz Hussain defending NRC

Defending the NRC which has been published in Assam senior BJP leader Shahnawaz Husain said India was "not a dharamshala". The curt remark was made by Husain where he also made it clear that "people..
IndiaTimes - Published

Normal life hit in parts of Assam due to 12-hour bandh over NRC

Normal life was affected in parts of Assam on Friday as a students' union observed a 12- hour bandh in the state over exclusion of members of an indigenous group from the final NRC. Asserting that the..
IndiaTimes - Published

NRC fear grips Bengal, people queue up to rectify ID cards

The events in Assam have spooked these people prompting them to rush to back up their identity claims
DNA - Published

Operations begin to rescue villagers stranded in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan

Earlier, other states like Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Assam, and Goa managed to stay afloat after receiving heavy rainfall.
DNA - Published

Visitors from Assam harassed by other Northeastern states after NRC: Debabrata Saikia to Sonowal


IndiaTimes - Published

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

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

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