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Assam: Messages flood phones as internet resumes after 10 days

20 Dec 2019

Assam: Messages flood phones as internet resumes after 10 days

In Assam, mobile internet services were restored on Friday after a ten-day blackout following violent agitation across the state over the Citizenship Amendment Act.

#CAAProtests: 2 die in Karnataka, 1 in UP; several injured

20 Dec 2019

#CAAProtests: 2 die in Karnataka, 1 in UP; several injured

Yesterday, thousands defied prohibitory orders and took to streets to protest against the newly-implemented Citizenship Amendment Act, which is seen as discriminatory towards Muslims by its critics.

#CitizenshipAct: Amid Northeast violence, UK and US issue travel advisories

14 Dec 2019

#CitizenshipAct: Amid Northeast violence, UK and US issue travel advisories

As of now, the Northeast has turned into nothing short of a battleground. As citizens are violently protesting the Citizenship Act, the United States and the United Kingdom issued travel advisories on Friday.

As Assam burns, CM Sonowal says violence won't be tolerated

13 Dec 2019

As Assam burns, CM Sonowal says violence won't be tolerated

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has finally spoken about the unrest in his state and promised to take strong action against those indulging in violence.

Why is Assam protesting the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill?

12 Dec 2019

Why is Assam protesting the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill?

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has caused quite a stir in the Northeastern state of Assam. Since Wednesday, when the Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha, protests have intensified, triggering curfews, the suspension of internet services, and utter mayhem.

IUML to file plea against Citizenship Bill in Supreme Court

12 Dec 2019

IUML to file plea against Citizenship Bill in Supreme Court

A day after the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha, the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) has filed a writ petition against the Bill in the Supreme Court on Thursday, calling it "unconstitutional."

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests: Curfew in Assam, Army on standby

12 Dec 2019

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests: Curfew in Assam, Army on standby

Late last evening, the Rajya Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, amid widespread protests in the Northeast.

Amit Shah to table Citizenship (Amendment) Bill today: Details here

09 Dec 2019

Amit Shah to table Citizenship (Amendment) Bill today: Details here

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will table the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Amid protests, Citizenship Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha

12 Feb 2019

Amid protests, Citizenship Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha

The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, despite widespread protests in the Northeast.

PM Modi in Northeast: Development projects worth Rs. 4,000cr launched

09 Feb 2019

PM Modi in Northeast: Development projects worth Rs. 4,000cr launched

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated development projects worth Rs. 4,000cr and laid the foundation stone of an airport in Hollongi in Arunachal Pradesh.

Citizenship Bill protesters trying to divide community, says Himanta

24 Jan 2019

Citizenship Bill protesters trying to divide community, says Himanta

Senior BJP leader and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said the Citizenship Bill, implementation of Clause 6 of Assam Accord and ST status to six communities in the state will make it a "fort" for the indigenous people.

#CitizenshipBill: In Rajya Sabha, Rajnath Singh says false-information being spread

09 Jan 2019

#CitizenshipBill: In Rajya Sabha, Rajnath Singh says false-information being spread

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke on the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and said a lot of false information was being spread on it. He noted border security won't be compromised in any case.

Assam: Security beefed up as organizations protest Citizenship Bill

16 Nov 2018

Assam: Security beefed up as organizations protest Citizenship Bill

Prohibitory orders were clamped in three police districts of Guwahati and security beefed up in view of the Assam Secretariat gherao program called by several organizations today against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

Updating NRC, my 'baby'; BJP failed to 'nurse' it: Gogoi

12 Aug 2018

Updating NRC, my 'baby'; BJP failed to 'nurse' it: Gogoi

Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has claimed that the initiative to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was his "baby" and the BJP has failed to "nurse" it properly due to which a defective draft was published with names of over 40 lakh people missing.

Modi govt attempted to stall NRC, says Congress spokesperson

05 Aug 2018

Modi govt attempted to stall NRC, says Congress spokesperson

Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera on Sunday alleged that the Narendra Modi government had itself tried to stall the Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) process by appealing to the Supreme Court in 2017 that such a move could lead to law and order issues.

NRC aftermath: Prateek Hajela, the man who's running the show

31 Jul 2018

NRC aftermath: Prateek Hajela, the man who's running the show

The complete draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) that was published yesterday has sent people into a tizzy.

A chest-thumping Amit Shah says no-one dared to implement NRC

31 Jul 2018

A chest-thumping Amit Shah says no-one dared to implement NRC

BJP President Amit Shah spoke on the Assam NRC issue in the Rajya Sabha today and said only this government had the courage to implement it.