3 injured in Manipur student-police clash

Imphal, January 11: At least three persons, including a police officer, were injured here on Friday in street clashes between students and police over the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. The students, members of six student bodies, took out a march…

AASU Advisor says emergency situation prevailing in Tripura

AGARTALA, JANUARY 11: All Assam Students Union (AASU) Advisor Samujjal Bhattacharyya Friday visited several parts of Tripura and criticised police firing on Citizenship Bill protesters at Madhabbari near Khumulwng in West Tripura saying an “Emergency situation” is prevailing in the…

Will court arrest if Citizenship Bill not withdrawn: Tarun Gogoi

GUWAHATI, January 11: Senior Congress leader and former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi today said he would break the prohibitory orders and court arrest if the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is not withdrawn by the Centre. By prohibiting all sorts of…

Protests against Citizenship Bill continue in Assam

Guwahati, January 10: Protests over the contentious Citizenship bill continued in Assam Thursday with students, lawyers and doctors raising their voice against the legislation across the state. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha two days…

Sikkim to become first state to roll out UBI

NEW DELHI, JANUARY 10: Sikkim will be the first state to roll out Universal Basic Income (UBI) and has started the process to introduce the unconditional direct cash transfer scheme. Sikkim’s ruling party, the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), has decided…

Assam cartoonist faces backlash for anti-Citizenship Bill cartoons

GUWAHATI, JANUARY 10: A set of cartoons opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill doing the rounds on social media has drawn considerable backlash against its creator, Nituparna Rajbongshi, a 38-year-old cartoonist from Assam’s Barpeta district. Since December 31, 2018, Rajbongshi, a…

Army rescues 150 tourists stranded in north Sikkim

Kolkata, January 10: The Indian Army has rescued 150 tourists stranded in north Sikkim due to heavy snowfall, an official said Thursday. The tourists, including 11 children and 34 women, were stuck at Lachung valley, a popular destination in North…

Protests against Citizenship Bill rock Assam

Guwahati, January 9: Widespread protests against the Citizenship Bill continued in Assam Wednesday with agitators blocking roads and marching with their clothes off in several parts of the state. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that seeks to provide citizenship to…

Tripura’s Bru refugee camps not to get food and relief supplies after Jan 15

Agartala, January 9: Over 32,000 Bru refugees living in transit camps in North Tripura district will not have any ration supplies and cash dole from January 15 this year, officials said. Speaking to indianexpress.com, Kanchanpur Sub-Divisional Magistrate Abhedananda Baidya Wednesday…

Citizenship Bill: BJP wants to destroy Assam, says Tarun Gogoi

GUWAHATI, January 9: Terming the passing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 by Lok Sabha on Tuesday as a “Black Day” for Assam and the country, former chief minister Tarun Gogoi accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of polarising…