National Register of Citizens (NRC)

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Hindu American Foundation accuses USCIRF of spreading misinformation about CAA

07 Mar 2020

Hindu American Foundation accuses USCIRF of spreading misinformation about CAA

A top Hindu body in the United States, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF), has accused the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) of spreading misinformation about the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Bengal man issued voter ID with dog's photo; issue corrected

05 Mar 2020

Bengal man issued voter ID with dog's photo; issue corrected

The Election Commission on Wednesday corrected its error after it issued a voter ID card with the photograph of a dog.

Assam woman produces 15 documents to prove she's Indian; fails

19 Feb 2020

Assam woman produces 15 documents to prove she's Indian; fails

In what has widely been viewed as a precursor to the dangers of a nationwide National Register of Citizens exercise, a 50-year-old woman in Assam lost the battle to prove her citizenship, despite producing 15 documents.

Calling anti-CAA protests 'sinister', 150 prominent citizens write to President

18 Feb 2020

Calling anti-CAA protests 'sinister', 150 prominent citizens write to President

As protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act continue, over 150 prominent citizens have written to President Ram Nath Kovind in favor of the legislation.

Assam NRC data goes offline, Government says 'technical issue'

12 Feb 2020

Assam NRC data goes offline, Government says 'technical issue'

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday cited "technical issues" after the data on Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) disappeared from its official website.

Indians prefer "good sex" over partners' opinions on CAA-NRC: Survey

06 Feb 2020

Indians prefer "good sex" over partners' opinions on CAA-NRC: Survey

For the Indian youth, "good sex" matters more than their partner's political opinions, a survey has found.

'Notebandi 2.0': RaGa fires fresh salvo at Modi over NRC/NPR

28 Dec 2019

'Notebandi 2.0': RaGa fires fresh salvo at Modi over NRC/NPR

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the government over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR).

All you need to know about detention centers in India

27 Dec 2019

All you need to know about detention centers in India

Since the Citizenship Act was recently amended, there has been a lot of talk about the National Register of Citizens and detention centers expected to confine those declared foreigners under the NRC exercise.

Shah takes a U-turn, says no discussion on nationwide NRC

25 Dec 2019

Shah takes a U-turn, says no discussion on nationwide NRC

On Tuesday, Home Minister Amit Shah said that there has been no discussion on nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC) at the moment, hours after the Centre green-lit the National Population Register (NPR) exercise in 2020.

Dissecting Modi's recent speech: The many lies he peddled

23 Dec 2019

Dissecting Modi's recent speech: The many lies he peddled

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed an election rally at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan ahead of Delhi Assembly polls next year.

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.

Will give Hindu refugees citizenship: Amit Shah in Bengal

01 Oct 2019

Will give Hindu refugees citizenship: Amit Shah in Bengal

During his first visit to West Bengal since Modi 2.0, BJP chief and Union Home Minister Amit Shah pushed for the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state while addressing a rally in Kolkata on Tuesday.

After NRC, Amit Shah promises illegal immigrants' expulsion across India

09 Sep 2019

After NRC, Amit Shah promises illegal immigrants' expulsion across India

Over a week after the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) list was released in Assam, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said today that the Centre plans to eradicate illegal immigrants from the entire country.

This IAS officer pulled off the 6-year-long NRC process

01 Sep 2019

This IAS officer pulled off the 6-year-long NRC process

On Saturday, the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam was published at 10 am, bringing the six-year-long process to a close.

#AssamNRC: Supreme Court extends Assam NRC deadline to August 31

23 Jul 2019

#AssamNRC: Supreme Court extends Assam NRC deadline to August 31

The deadline for the publication of final National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam has been extended by the Supreme Court on Tuesday by a month from July 31 to August 31.

NRC row: Retired soldier declared 'foreigner', SC rebukes officials

30 May 2019

NRC row: Retired soldier declared 'foreigner', SC rebukes officials

The National Register of Citizens (NRC) has caused a lot of confusion in North-eastern states. And for a retired soldier of the Indian Army, it created sadness, more than anything else.

Meghalaya-HC: India can't become Islamic-country, have faith in PM Modi

12 Dec 2018

Meghalaya-HC: India can't become Islamic-country, have faith in PM Modi

Justice SR Sen of the Meghalaya HC recently said India can't be allowed to become another Islamic country as he delivered a judgment related to a plea of an army recruit, reports Live Law.

#AssamNRC: SC extends deadline for claims, objections to December 31

12 Dec 2018

#AssamNRC: SC extends deadline for claims, objections to December 31

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court extended the deadline for filing claims and objections pertaining to the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) till December 31.

Of 40L excluded in NRC, 35.5L haven't applied for inclusion

18 Nov 2018

Of 40L excluded in NRC, 35.5L haven't applied for inclusion

Over 35.5 lakh people of the 40 lakh, who were excluded in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), haven't yet come forward for inclusion in the final list of the Supreme Court-monitored exercise.

Assam NRC: No deportation for excluded, Modi reportedly told Hasina

06 Oct 2018

Assam NRC: No deportation for excluded, Modi reportedly told Hasina

On Friday, a top Bangladeshi government official claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had personally told Sheikh Hasina that those left out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) would not be deported to Bangladesh.

Amit Shah's 'termite immigrant' comment gets criticized by Bangladesh

24 Sep 2018

Amit Shah's 'termite immigrant' comment gets criticized by Bangladesh

BJP President Amit Shah's choice of words, while speaking about illegal immigrants in India, has not gone down well with Bangladesh. The country's Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu called it an 'unwanted remark'.

Bangladeshi-migrants are 'termites', will be removed from voters' list: Shah

22 Sep 2018

Bangladeshi-migrants are 'termites', will be removed from voters' list: Shah

BJP President Amit Shah said Bangladeshi migrants are like termites and each one of them will be struck off the electoral roll.

NRI body seeks Indian citizenship to Hindu immigrants from Bangladesh

11 Sep 2018

NRI body seeks Indian citizenship to Hindu immigrants from Bangladesh

A group of some Indian-American organizations in the US has launched a campaign seeking Indian citizenship to Hindu immigrants from Bangladesh who have been left out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.

Long live Bengali-Bihari unity: WB CM Mamata Banerjee

08 Sep 2018

Long live Bengali-Bihari unity: WB CM Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said around two lakh Biharis were left out of the complete draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC), touted to be proof of Assamese identity.

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.

Amit Shah dares Congress to clear stand on OBC bill

05 Aug 2018

Amit Shah dares Congress to clear stand on OBC bill

BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday dared the Congress to clear its stand in the Rajya Sabha on the amended OBC bill, saying it will expose whether the party was really for the backward communities or not.

India informed Bangladesh about NRC, assured there won't be deportations

04 Aug 2018

India informed Bangladesh about NRC, assured there won't be deportations

The NRC draft sparked a political battle, but it wasn't known earlier that Delhi informed Dhaka about it before its release, IE reports.

Assam TMC-chief, two MLAs resign over Mamata's opposition to NRC

03 Aug 2018

Assam TMC-chief, two MLAs resign over Mamata's opposition to NRC

Assam Trinamool Congress (TMC) president Dwipen Pathak and two other party leaders resigned yesterday in protest against party supremo Mamata Banerjee's opposition to the final draft of the National Register of Citizens.

Assam: NRC protests tense after police detain TMC-team at airport

02 Aug 2018

Assam: NRC protests tense after police detain TMC-team at airport

Protests over NRC in Assam turned tense as police refused to let a TMC delegation from West Bengal (WB) leave the Silchar airport.

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.

BJP will prepare Bengal-NRC if voted to power: Dilip Joshi

31 Jul 2018

BJP will prepare Bengal-NRC if voted to power: Dilip Joshi

West Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Joshi, on Monday, said the party will come up with National Register of Citizens in Bengal, just like Assam, if voted to power.

Assam NRC: Banerjee says Indians being made refugees by government

30 Jul 2018

Assam NRC: Banerjee says Indians being made refugees by government

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today slammed the government and accused it of playing divide and rule policy, after the Assam's National Register of Citizens left 40 lakh names.

Assam's citizen register updated: Names of 40L not included

30 Jul 2018

Assam's citizen register updated: Names of 40L not included

After months of delay, the Assam government has published the complete draft of the much-awaited National Register of Citizens (NRC) with 2.9cr names.