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BJP ally Asom Gana Parishad to file plea in SC challenging Citizenship Amendment Act

BJP ally Asom Gana Parishad to file plea in SC challenging Citizenship Amendment Act

Senior Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) leader Zoii Nath Sharma on Sunday (December 15) that a party meeting was held on Saturday (December 14) during which it was decided that the AGP will file a petition

Dec 15, 2019, 16:43 PM IST
Tension escalates in West Bengal over Citizenship Act, internet blackout to continue in Assam till Monday

Tension escalates in West Bengal over Citizenship Act, internet blackout to continue in Assam till Monday

In the Noth Eastern state of Assam, the situation became better after the imposition of curfew. More than 100 protesting people were taken into custody by the Assam police and nearly 2,000 were

Dec 14, 2019, 23:49 PM IST
4 dead in anti-Citizenship Act protests in Assam, school, colleges shut; curfew relaxed in Dibrugarh, Guwahati

4 dead in anti-Citizenship Act protests in Assam, school, colleges shut; curfew relaxed in Dibrugarh, Guwahati

There were no reports of violence from Guwahati on Friday where cultural personalities and civil society members were on fast for 10 hours following a call given by the All Assam Students Union,

Dec 14, 2019, 09:06 AM IST
Flights cancelled, train services hit as Citizenship Amendment Bill protests flare up in Assam

Flights cancelled, train services hit as Citizenship Amendment Bill protests flare up in Assam

Citizenship Amendment Bill  protests: Vistara on Thursday cancelled two flights to Guwahati and Dibrugarh. SpiceJet and GoAir have also announced cancellation of their flights and fee waiver to all

Dec 12, 2019, 10:30 AM IST
Assam remains on edge as protests against Citizenship Amendment Bill turn violent

Assam remains on edge as protests against Citizenship Amendment Bill turn violent

In Guwahati, which is the epicentre of anti-Citizenship Amendment Bill protests, a man identified as Rahul Das suffered bullet injuries when police resorted to firing in Lachit Nagar in the city.

Dec 12, 2019, 07:30 AM IST
Citizenship Amendment Bill protests: Indefinite curfew imposed in Assam's Guwahati, Dibrugarh; ULFA calls for shutdown in state on Thursday

Citizenship Amendment Bill protests: Indefinite curfew imposed in Assam's Guwahati, Dibrugarh; ULFA calls for shutdown in state on Thursday

The Panitola Railway station in Tinsukia district was also vandalized and torched. The Dibrugarh and Tinsukia railway stations have been put on high alert. Passengers have also been stranded at the

Dec 12, 2019, 00:06 AM IST
Indefinite curfew imposed in Assam's Guwahati amid violent protests over Citizenship Amendment Bill

Indefinite curfew imposed in Assam's Guwahati amid violent protests over Citizenship Amendment Bill

The Indian Railways has cancelled 12 trains and partially cancelled 10 trains on December 12-13 due to the indefinite 'Rail Roko' by various organisations and associations, in Tinsukia division and

Dec 11, 2019, 19:32 PM IST
Internet services to remain suspended in Assam's 10 districts for next 24 hours

Internet services to remain suspended in Assam's 10 districts for next 24 hours

The internet ban move in Assam follows after the Tripura government's decision to ban the internet and SMS services for 48-hour, on Tuesday (December 11),  to prevent mischief mongers from spreading

Dec 11, 2019, 18:22 PM IST
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal stranded at Guwahati airport amid massive protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal stranded at Guwahati airport amid massive protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019

To control the law and order situation in Assam, three army columns have been requisitioned by the civil administration. Amongst the three army columns, two are already deployed in the area of

Dec 11, 2019, 16:30 PM IST
Assam Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya’s convoy chased, attacked by protesters over Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019

Assam Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya’s convoy chased, attacked by protesters over Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019

Amid massive protests in Assam against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, agitators on Tuesday chased and attacked Assam Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya’s convoy. The protestors also

Dec 10, 2019, 17:56 PM IST
Vehicle set on fire as protests against Citizenship Amendment Bill in Assam turn violent

Vehicle set on fire as protests against Citizenship Amendment Bill in Assam turn violent

Massive protests broke out in Assam on Tuesday against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill as the 11-hour North East bandh called by North East Students' Organisation (NESO) kicked off.

Dec 10, 2019, 10:51 AM IST
Protests erupt in Assam against Citizenship Amendment Bill

Protests erupt in Assam against Citizenship Amendment Bill

Massive protests broke out in several parts of Assam against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), 2019 which was passed in Lok Sabha on Monday and It is feared that the protests could spill over to

Dec 10, 2019, 08:20 AM IST
Assam Congress MLAs lay on ground inside Assembly premises to protest against land policy

Assam Congress MLAs lay on ground inside Assembly premises to protest against land policy

MLAs Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha, Jakir Husain Sikdar and Sherman Ali laid on a red carpet on the ground and raised slogans against the government's move. 

Dec 05, 2019, 08:16 AM IST
Lot of confusion eliminated, Citizenship Bill likely in next week of Parliament session: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Lot of confusion eliminated, Citizenship Bill likely in next week of Parliament session: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Amit Shah had been conducting a meeting over the Citizenship Bill for the past few days and the discussions with different stakeholders went for over 100 hours. Shah spoke about different provisions

Dec 04, 2019, 06:47 AM IST
Opposition MLAs stage walkout from Assam Assembly over Citizenship Amendment Bill, NRC

Opposition MLAs stage walkout from Assam Assembly over Citizenship Amendment Bill, NRC

Both Congress and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) demanded the cancellation of the question hour and to hold a discussion on the Citizenship Amendment Bill and NRC.

Nov 28, 2019, 12:32 PM IST
Nearly 1,000 foreigners lodged in 6 detention centres in Assam: Nityanand Rai tells Rajya Sabha

Nearly 1,000 foreigners lodged in 6 detention centres in Assam: Nityanand Rai tells Rajya Sabha

Replying to a written question in the Rajya Sabha, Rai said that the Assam government has lodged as many as 988 foreigners in six detention centres in the state.

Nov 27, 2019, 15:21 PM IST
Scrap current faulty NRC, include people of Assam in national NRC: Himanta Biswa Sarma urges Centre

Scrap current faulty NRC, include people of Assam in national NRC: Himanta Biswa Sarma urges Centre

Commenting on the Assam NRC, which was prepared under the supervision of the Supreme Court by State Coordinator Prateek Hajela, Sarma said that it has failed to fulfill the aspirations of Assamese

Nov 20, 2019, 19:11 PM IST
Assam government to give 1 tola gold free to brides under Arundhati Scheme; here's everything you need to know

Assam government to give 1 tola gold free to brides under Arundhati Scheme; here's everything you need to know

"Assam government is planning to spend Rs 800 crore per year under the Arundhati Scheme in which every bride of Assam to be given 1 tola gold free. The aim of the scheme is to reduce child marriage

Nov 20, 2019, 17:47 PM IST
Captured rogue elephant 'Laden' dies in captivity in Assam

Captured rogue elephant 'Laden' dies in captivity in Assam

The 35-year old bull (male) elephant was captured, after tranquillizing, from Rongjuli forest division in Western Assam`s Goalpara district on November 11. While two darts were used on November 11 to

Nov 18, 2019, 13:57 PM IST
Muslims won’t listen to anyone, will keep producing kids: Assam MP Badruddin Ajmal on state's two-child policy

Muslims won’t listen to anyone, will keep producing kids: Assam MP Badruddin Ajmal on state's two-child policy

Giving a religious colour to Assam government's decision, AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal said that Islam and he personally also believe that anyone who want to come to world will come and no force on

Oct 28, 2019, 15:22 PM IST