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Assam NRC coordinator wants 5 more docs to be allowed, SC seeks response

Assam NRC coordinator wants 5 more docs to be allowed, SC seeks response

Assam, which had faced influx of people from Bangladesh since the early 20th century, is the only state having an NRC which was first prepared in 1951.

Oct 23, 2018, 21:54 PM IST
Statewide bandh in Assam, protestors block rail tracks, burn tyres against Citizenship Bill 2016

Statewide bandh in Assam, protestors block rail tracks, burn tyres against Citizenship Bill 2016

Political parties, including the Congress and the AIUDF, have extended their support to the bandh in the interest of Assam and its indigenous people.

Oct 23, 2018, 12:06 PM IST
Top Assam police officer suspended for security lapse during CJI Ranjan Gogoi's visit

Top Assam police officer suspended for security lapse during CJI Ranjan Gogoi's visit

CJI Gogoi and his wife had visited Guwahati on October 17 and his programme was intimated by the General Administration Department to all concerned.

Oct 21, 2018, 11:46 AM IST
NDRF deployed in Assam, Arunachal after sudden flood warning

NDRF deployed in Assam, Arunachal after sudden flood warning

The NDRF will move to the districts as and when required.

Oct 20, 2018, 17:45 PM IST
Assam: 7 killed, 20 injured after bus falls into pond in Guhawati

Assam: 7 killed, 20 injured after bus falls into pond in Guhawati

At least seven people were killed and more than 20 were injured in Assam's Guwahati after a bus lost control and fell in the pond.

Oct 20, 2018, 17:34 PM IST
Assam districts bordering Arunachal Pradesh on possible flash flood alert

Assam districts bordering Arunachal Pradesh on possible flash flood alert

Sonowal has directed the authorities in Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur and Tinsukia districts to remain alert and take all possible steps to prevent any major catastrophe.

Oct 20, 2018, 10:47 AM IST
31 Bangladeshi nationals, who worked in Bengaluru, detained at Guwahati railway station

31 Bangladeshi nationals, who worked in Bengaluru, detained at Guwahati railway station

ANI report said that the detained migrants had been working in Bengaluru in Karnataka for the past three years.

Oct 15, 2018, 15:40 PM IST
ULFA claims responsibility for Guwahati blast, says it's against Assam NRC

ULFA claims responsibility for Guwahati blast, says it's against Assam NRC

 A blast occurred in Sukleswar Ghat area here on Saturday leaving four persons injured.

Oct 13, 2018, 22:45 PM IST
Blast in Guwahati, ULFA claims responsibility

Blast in Guwahati, ULFA claims responsibility

The DGP said security has already been stepped up due to the festival season.

Oct 13, 2018, 17:42 PM IST
Assam: Four injured in Guwahati explosion, investigation underway

Assam: Four injured in Guwahati explosion, investigation underway

The explosion occurred near Shukleshwar Ghat in the heart of the city and injured four, including a woman.

Oct 13, 2018, 13:15 PM IST
SC issues notice to Centre on  PIL against deployment of 2G in Arunachal, Assam

SC issues notice to Centre on PIL against deployment of 2G in Arunachal, Assam

The PIL alleged that the decision was taken to benefit two private companies at the cost of exchequer.

Oct 08, 2018, 17:10 PM IST
AFSPA extended in Arunachal Pradesh for six months

AFSPA extended in Arunachal Pradesh for six months

The Centre has extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in three districts of Arunachal Pradesh and its eight police station areas bordering Assam by another six months, in view of continuing activities of banned insurgent groups of the Northeast.

Oct 03, 2018, 16:28 PM IST
Assam government buys 60,000 Deendayal biographies for Rs 1.6 crore

Assam government buys 60,000 Deendayal biographies for Rs 1.6 crore

The government has purchased the books for different libraries, educational and other institutes.

Sep 26, 2018, 17:32 PM IST
Assam Congress claims calls by person posing as TV journalist traced to BJP office, smells conspiracy

Assam Congress claims calls by person posing as TV journalist traced to BJP office, smells conspiracy

The state BJP dismissed the allegations, saying reporters who come to BJP offices sometimes use the phones there and alleged that Congress is raising non-issues as it is losing ground.

Sep 22, 2018, 20:24 PM IST
Assam NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela under fire for his suggestion to Supreme Court

Assam NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela under fire for his suggestion to Supreme Court

A bench of justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman had perused the report of Assam's NRC coordinator and said it was agreeable to his suggestions that any one of the 10 of a total 15 documents provided in List-A of the claim form can be used by the claimants to prove legacy.

Sep 09, 2018, 21:26 PM IST
Assam court awards death penalty to 19-year-old gangrape-murder convict

Assam court awards death penalty to 19-year-old gangrape-murder convict

District and Session Judge Rita Kar sentenced Hussain (19) to death for the murder and to life imprisonment for raping the minor girl under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Sep 07, 2018, 15:25 PM IST
Boat carrying 45 passengers capsizes in Assam, at least two dead

Boat carrying 45 passengers capsizes in Assam, at least two dead

A boat carrying at least 45 passengers capsized in Brahmaputra river in north Guwahati in Assam. The passengers are missing even as the rescue operations are underway.

Sep 05, 2018, 15:41 PM IST
SC defers date for receiving claims, objections for Assam NRC

SC defers date for receiving claims, objections for Assam NRC

The bench asked Attorney General K K Venugopal, appearing for the Centre, and other stakeholders to file their response on the report of Hajela in two weeks and posted the matter for further hearing on September 19.

Sep 05, 2018, 15:08 PM IST
Entire state of Assam declared ‘disturbed area’ under AFSPA provisions

Entire state of Assam declared ‘disturbed area’ under AFSPA provisions

This comes amid the controversy over Assam National Register of Citizens.

Aug 29, 2018, 23:32 PM IST

Howrah: Car hits oil tanker on national highway, five killed

Five people were killed and one other injured when a car carrying them hit an oil tanker this morning on National Highway-6 near Deulti in Howrah, a police officer said.

Aug 28, 2018, 18:52 PM IST

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