State minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that public money cannot be allowed to be spent on religious education, however, the matter of Sanksrit tols is different from that of the madrassas
'Fear people in quarantine will be injected with Coronavirus and murdered': Assam MLA Aminul Islam arrested after audio tape goes viral
The legislator also alleged in the viral audio phone tape that the isolation wards set up by the government are worse than the detention centres.
Ranjan Gogoi’s nomination to Rajya Sabha will fuel debate around CAA, NRC; ex-CJI likely to counter Opposition Assamese candidate AJit Kumar Bhuyan
The nomination of former CJI Ranjan Gogoi to Rajya Sabha is likely to fuel the political narrative the BJP is trying to weave around citizenship and NRC in India
Assam Assembly Winter Session: Congress and AIUDF stage protest, shout slogans against BJP govt over CAB, NRC
As soon as the House assembled, opposition Congress and AIUDF sought to raise the two contentious issues through an adjournment motion
Historians, Assamese Muslims slam Jamiat Ulema-I-Hind theory calling natives 'migrants', term it distortion of history
The theory claims that the immigrants from the region known as Bangladesh today have Dravidian ancestry and were once residents of the land which is known as Assam today.
Lok Sabha poll results: Gaurav Gogoi, Agatha Sangma retain seats in North East; buck trend of dynasts facing defeat
Despite the nationwide trend, two other dynastic leaders in the North East — Gaurav Gogoi and Agatha — retained their seats.
Exit polls predict growing support for BJP in North East; social engineering, initiation of Naga peace talks may have helped saffron party
Most exit polls announced on Sunday predict gains for the BJP in the North East, which has a total of 25 Lok Sabha seats.
AIUDF's decision to contest from 3 seats in Assam gives BJP ammo to fire up native voters against Congress
The AIUDF's announcement to contest from 3 seats in Assam gives BJP a chance to polarise indigenous Assamese voters in favour of the BJP-AGP alliance
Lok Sabha Election 2019, Assam profile: Dibrugarh, Gauhati, Tezpur key seats in state with BJP seeking to improve tally
Assam, which became the BJP’s gateway to North East after the saffron party came to power for the very first time in 2016, is going to polls in the aftermath of the state-wide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
Congress fails to seize opportunity created by Citizenship Amendment Bill as BJP fights back to retain grip on North East
BJP has set an ambitious target of winning more than 20 seats out of 25 for the North East Democratic Alliance.
The NEDA convenor was addressing a joint press conference with Assam BJP chief Ranjeet Kumar Dass and AGP president Atul Bora
Lok Sabha election: AGP's opposition to Citizenship Bill turns into mockery after party renews ties with BJP
AGP has sought three of the total 14 Lok Sabha seats in the state and one of the two Rajya Sabha seats that will fall vacant soon.
With AGP's exit over Citizenship Amendment Bill, BJP's Hindutva policy may clash with Assam's 'jati, mati' in LS polls
With AGP's exit over Citizenship Amendment Bill,2016, the fate of BJP’s dream to win 20 out of 25 Lok Sabha seats in the North East will depend on which of the two ideologies — Hindu nationalism and Assamese sub-nationalism — draw a bigger crowd to the polling centres
'I will break your head': AIUDF's Badruddin Ajmal abuses journalist, threatens to hit him; scribe registers FIR against lawmaker
AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal on Wednesday verbally abused a journalist who questioned him on next year's general elections and even threatened to break his head, while his supporters forced the scribe to apologise publicly.
Assam panchayat election: Counting for two-phase polls underway after re-polling at 53 stations across state
Initial trends from most areas in Assam are expected only by Wednesday afternoon. However, the final results from across various districts are likely to be available only by Thursday as voting was carried out using paper ballots.
Nikah halala challenges husband's manhood, punishes him for giving instant divorce, says AIUDF leader Badruddin Ajmal
Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, a Muslim leader and Lok Sabha MP from Assam, defended the practice of nikah halala saying that the very idea of having to let his wife sleep with another man challenges and hurts the manhood of a husband, and thus prevents him from instantly divorcing his wife
Maulana Badruddin Ajmal softens stand on Assam NRC, now says 'religion or language' shouldn't be linked with list
Widescale fear mongering led Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to issue statements repeatedly to allay fears and also send 22,000 security personnel to Assam to control any possible law and order situation in the state.
Of no fixed abode: Named in first NRC, missing in final draft, former MLA claims he was left out 'intentionally'
Two-time MLA Ataur Rahman Mazarbhuiya, whose name has gone missing from the final draft of the NRC, caims RSS pressurised NRC co-ordinator Prateek Hajela to come up with new rules which would help exclude more Muslims
Ghulam Nabi Azad criticises General Bipin Rawat over AIUDF remark, says armed forces should remain 'non-political'
Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad criticised army chief General Bipin Rawat over his comment on Assam-based political party AIUDF and said the armed force should maintain its non-political character.
Assam influx: Scrapping of IMDT Act brought AIUDF's Badruddin Ajmal into politics as saviour of minorities
In the last Assembly election, the BJP understandably adopted a belligerent posture against the AIUDF projecting Badruddin Ajmal and his party as the messiah of illegal Bangladeshi Muslim migrants.