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BJP wins Assam's NC Hills Autonomous Council election

BJP wins Assam's NC Hills Autonomous Council election

The BJP, which already is heading the state government, 19 seats out of the total 28 seats, the local media reported citing the Assam State Election Commission (ASEC).

Jan 23, 2019, 20:51 PM IST
JD(U) to vote against citizenship bill in Rajya Sabha, confirms K C Tyagi

JD(U) to vote against citizenship bill in Rajya Sabha, confirms K C Tyagi

The JD(U) leader also slammed the Congress for staging a walkout from the Lok Sabha when the bill was being put to vote, saying it was a "farce" and "tantamount to support".

Jan 21, 2019, 06:38 AM IST
Small number of Bangladeshis to be benefitted from Citizenship Amendment Bill: MHA

Small number of Bangladeshis to be benefitted from Citizenship Amendment Bill: MHA

The majority of those who are likely to apply for Indian citizenship under the Citizenship Amendment Bill will be from Pakistan, as nearly 35,000 of such people have got LTVs so far.

Jan 20, 2019, 19:26 PM IST
Citizenship Bill: Violent protests continue in Assam

Citizenship Bill: Violent protests continue in Assam

The controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on January 8.

Jan 19, 2019, 18:41 PM IST
Elderly couple killed, buried near river bank over witchcraft suspicion

Elderly couple killed, buried near river bank over witchcraft suspicion

The bodies were recovered from a jungle area near a village along the India-Bhutan border, the police said.

Jan 17, 2019, 00:30 AM IST
Protests continue in Assam over Citizenship Bill; agitators detained

Protests continue in Assam over Citizenship Bill; agitators detained

As the protesters tried to enter the premises, security forces confronted them that led to a clash. Members from both sides suffered minor injuries.

Jan 13, 2019, 23:06 PM IST
Protests against Citizenship Bill continue in Northeast, ULFA threatens to pull out of peace talks

Protests against Citizenship Bill continue in Northeast, ULFA threatens to pull out of peace talks

The pro-talk faction of ULFA has threatened to walk out of parleys with the Cente. 

Jan 13, 2019, 10:03 AM IST
Congress to support Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal for new government if he quits BJP over Citizenship Bill

Congress to support Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal for new government if he quits BJP over Citizenship Bill

The current 14th Assembly has 61 BJP, 25 Congress, 14 Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), 13 AIUDF, 12 Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF) and one independent MLA.

Jan 12, 2019, 23:56 PM IST
Quota row: Violence in Assam; roads blocked, BJP office vandalised

Quota row: Violence in Assam; roads blocked, BJP office vandalised

The 12-hour bandh was called by Coordination Committee of the Tribal Organisations of Assam. 

Jan 11, 2019, 13:13 PM IST
BJP says AGP pulling out of Assam government will have no impact

BJP says AGP pulling out of Assam government will have no impact

As Asom Gana Parishad or AGP walked out of the NDA, the BJP is now left with the Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF) and the sole Independent MLA in the assembly as allies in the state.

Jan 08, 2019, 20:34 PM IST
Protests erupt across Assam over Citizenship Bill

Protests erupt across Assam over Citizenship Bill

The agitation was also triggered by Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma's comment on Sunday that if the Citizenship Bill is not passed, "we will be surrendering to Jinnah's policy".

Jan 08, 2019, 00:24 AM IST
Bandh to protest Citizenship Amendment Bill likely to affect Assam, neighbouring states

Bandh to protest Citizenship Amendment Bill likely to affect Assam, neighbouring states

The bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act 1955 to grant Indian citizenship to people from minority communities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan after six years of residence in India

Jan 07, 2019, 23:56 PM IST
AGP pulls out of alliance with BJP in Assam after Union Cabinet approves Citizenship Amendment Bill

AGP pulls out of alliance with BJP in Assam after Union Cabinet approves Citizenship Amendment Bill

The Union Cabinet approved the Citizenship Amendment Bill on Monday.

Jan 07, 2019, 17:09 PM IST
Over 30 organisations to observe black day in Assam on Monday against Citizenship Bill

Over 30 organisations to observe black day in Assam on Monday against Citizenship Bill

The organisations have decided to observe Monday as a black day in Assam.

Jan 07, 2019, 00:12 AM IST
No Indian citizen will be left out of NRC: PM Narendra Modi in Assam

No Indian citizen will be left out of NRC: PM Narendra Modi in Assam

The government is working towards getting the Citizen (Amendment) Bill passed in the Parliament, added PM Modi.

Jan 04, 2019, 16:10 PM IST
Centre gives extension of six months to complete updating NRC

Centre gives extension of six months to complete updating NRC

The Centre has given an extension of six months to complete the ongoing exercise for updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam by June 30.

Dec 27, 2018, 14:07 PM IST
Village in Assam sells rat meat as part of Sunday delicacies

Village in Assam sells rat meat as part of Sunday delicacies

Buyers throng the Sunday market at Kumarikata village, along the Indo-Bhutan border, about 90 km from Guwahati, to buy their favourite meat of freshly trapped rat.

Dec 27, 2018, 11:01 AM IST
I will break your head: AIUDF's Badruddin Ajmal caught on cam threatening journalist

I will break your head: AIUDF's Badruddin Ajmal caught on cam threatening journalist

The AIUDF chief not only verbally abused the journalist but also threatened to break his head.

Dec 26, 2018, 23:27 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi flags off first train on Bogibeel Bridge in Assam's Dhemaji

PM Narendra Modi flags off first train on Bogibeel Bridge in Assam's Dhemaji

PM Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the country's longest rail-cum-road bridge - Bogibeel Bridge - over the Brahmaputra river in Assam.

Dec 25, 2018, 16:34 PM IST
On Vajpayee's birth anniversary, PM Modi to inaugurate India's longest rail-road Bogibeel bridge in Assam

On Vajpayee's birth anniversary, PM Modi to inaugurate India's longest rail-road Bogibeel bridge in Assam

The 4.94-km-long bridge is being inaugurated on late PM AB Vajpayee's birth anniversary on December 25.

Dec 25, 2018, 07:49 AM IST