Guwahati advocate asks CJI Misra why Justice Gogoi, an Assamese, is hearing NRC case

New Delhi, August 8: A Guwahati-based senior advocate has written to Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra objecting to Justice Ranjan Gogoi, an Assamese, hearing the case related to the updation of the National Register of Citizens in Assam. The…

NRC: SC severely reprimands Assam coordinator, registrar for speaking to media

NEW DELHI, August 7: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday severely reprimanded National Register of Citizens (NRC) Assam’s state coordinator an its registrar for speaking to the media about the process that will be adopted for finalisation of the NRC…

Group from Assam voices opposition to Citizenship Amendment Bill

New Delhi, August 7: A group of citizens from Assam today voiced their opposition to a proposed bill to amend the six-decade-old Citizenship Act, seeking to grant citizenship to people from minority communities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The minority…

Meghalaya to popularise and market jackfruit

Shillong, August 7: The Meghalaya government, which is keen on marketing jackfruit available in plenty in the state, has entrusted a hotel management institute here to popularise it, a government official said. Popularising the fruit will also create livelihood opportunities…

For those left out of Assam Draft Citizens’ List, a date is key

GUWAHATI, August 6: People who submitted applications to prove their Indian citizenship till the last date of August 31, 2015 but were excluded in the final NRC draft are only eligible to file claims and objections, an official at the…

Every person entering Meghalaya would be checked: Police

SHILLONG, August 6: Meghalaya is all set to carry out “rigorous” checking of people entering the state following the publication of the NRC complete draft in Assam, a senior police officer said. Superintendent of Police (infiltration), Debangshu Sangma, told PTI…

Mamata’s ‘bloodbath’, ‘civil war’ comment on NRC does not behove of a CM: Sonowal

NEW DELHI, August 5: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Sunday that his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee’s “inflammatory” comment on NRC does not behove of a senior politician and asserted that his government was committed to complete the…

All states should have Citizens List, says Assam Governor

GUWAHATI, August 5: Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi today said that every state must have an National Register of Citizens (NRC) which should be updated regularly as it would be effective in dealing with issues related to the country’s internal security.…

MU impasse: Deputy CM seeks cooperation of agitators in restoring normalcy

Imphal, August 5: Expressing concern over the two-month impasse at Manipur University, Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar today appealed to the protesting students and teachers to cooperate with the HRD Ministry and the state government in “restoring normalcy” at the…

Gorkhas offer mixed reaction to NRC in Assam

Siliguri, August 4: The final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam that has excluded about one lakh Gorkhas from the list has evoked mixed reactions from the community in the country’s east and northeast. In Assam,…