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Citizenship Bill: Politicos, Assam civil society decry sedition case against Sahitya Akademi winner Hiren Gohain
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Citizenship Bill: Politicos, Assam civil society decry sedition case against Sahitya Akademi winner Hiren Gohain

Former Assam Sahitya Sabha president Nagen Saikia came down heavily on the government for taking such a drastic step.

Sarbananda Sonowal backs Citizenship Bill: 'Jatiya Nayak' Assam CM teeters on brink of political fall for 'betrayal'
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Sarbananda Sonowal backs Citizenship Bill: 'Jatiya Nayak' Assam CM teeters on brink of political fall for 'betrayal'

For a student leader who went on to become the Jatiya Nayak and then the chief minister, the rise and fall of Sarbananda Sonowal in the public eye has been mercurial.

Assam bandh: Citizenship Amendment bill becomes flashpoint for BJP, ally AGP; shutdown halts road, rail traffic in key districts
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Assam bandh: Citizenship Amendment bill becomes flashpoint for BJP, ally AGP; shutdown halts road, rail traffic in key districts

Forty-six organisations called for a 12-hour strike in Assam to protest against the Centre's bid to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, in the Winter Session of Parliament.

Assam Bandh updates: Citizenship bill Centre's conspiracy to settle Hindu Bangladeshis in state, says protesting group
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Assam Bandh updates: Citizenship bill Centre's conspiracy to settle Hindu Bangladeshis in state, says protesting group

Assam bandh LIVE updates: The state police has arrested at least 100 protesters from across the state for trying to enforce the bandh.

Assam minister cites Gauhati HC ruling, says bandh planned for tomorrow cannot be allowed
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Assam minister cites Gauhati HC ruling, says bandh planned for tomorrow cannot be allowed

The high court in 2013 had banned bandhs in Assam and termed it "unconstitutional and illegal".

RTI activist Akhil Gogoi arrested for protesting citizenship bill ahead of Amit Shah's Assam visit
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RTI activist Akhil Gogoi arrested for protesting citizenship bill ahead of Amit Shah's Assam visit

Ahead of the BJP national President Amit Shah's visit to Assam, RTI activist and farmers' body leader Akhil Gogoi was arrested on Sunday morning for protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

TISS student protest: Assam leader Akhil Gogoi lends support to protesters, claims corporates are controlling education
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TISS student protest: Assam leader Akhil Gogoi lends support to protesters, claims corporates are controlling education

Peasant leader Akhil Gogoi on Wednesday threw his support behind the agitating students of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) protesting against the withdrawal of scholarships.

At Jignesh Mevani's rally in Delhi, more empty chairs than support: Dalit leader forays into national politics
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At Jignesh Mevani's rally in Delhi, more empty chairs than support: Dalit leader forays into national politics

Newly-elected Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani on Tuesday lashed out at the BJP government over the atrocities face by the Dalit community as he addressed the Yuva Hunkar rally called by him at Parliament Street in Delhi.

Yuva Huntar rally: Jignesh Mevani, Kanhaiya Kumar, Akhil Gogoi share dais to raise pitch against Modi govt
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Yuva Huntar rally: Jignesh Mevani, Kanhaiya Kumar, Akhil Gogoi share dais to raise pitch against Modi govt

Jignesh Mevani, the face of new-found Dalit assertiveness in Gujarat, made his debut on the national political stage on Tuesday with the rally where he called the Narendra Modi government a "threat" to democracy and Constitution.

Yuva Rally as it happened: Jignesh Mevani slams BJP govt over Bhima-Koregaon violence, says India 'facing fascism'
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Yuva Rally as it happened: Jignesh Mevani slams BJP govt over Bhima-Koregaon violence, says India 'facing fascism'

The Delhi Police on Monday said that Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani's request for holding a rally in New Delhi on Tuesday on Parliament Street has not been granted yet.

Jignesh Mevani yet to be given permission to hold Jantar Mantar rally today; Delhi Police cites NGT order for refusal
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Jignesh Mevani yet to be given permission to hold Jantar Mantar rally today; Delhi Police cites NGT order for refusal

The Delhi Police on Monday said that Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani's request for holding a rally in New Delhi on Parliament Street has not been granted yet.

Jignesh Mevani to hold 'social justice' rally in Delhi, demand release of Bhim Army's founder Chandrashekhar Azad
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Jignesh Mevani to hold 'social justice' rally in Delhi, demand release of Bhim Army's founder Chandrashekhar Azad

Dalit leader and newly elected MLA from Gujarat Jignesh Mevani and Assam peasant leader Akhil Gogoi will hold a 'social justice' rally next week.

Deendayal Upadhyaya colleges: Assam govt's misplaced enthusiasm may dilute credentials of Hindutva ideologue
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Deendayal Upadhyaya colleges: Assam govt's misplaced enthusiasm may dilute credentials of Hindutva ideologue

The recent decision of the BJP led coalition government in Assam to name five newly established colleges after Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya has raised the hackles of the majority of the people including many in the party itself.

Narendra Modi's visit, assistance to flood-hit Gujarat draws flak from 'ignored' Assam
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Narendra Modi's visit, assistance to flood-hit Gujarat draws flak from 'ignored' Assam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to flood-hit Gujarat and announcement of Rs 500-crore package for the state has drawn flak from various sections in Assam, who have alleged neglect of their state by the central government.

Assam: BJP govt's Sanskrit dictate for schools receive sharp criticism from student bodies, parties
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Assam: BJP govt's Sanskrit dictate for schools receive sharp criticism from student bodies, parties

Assam cabinet's decision to introduce Sanskrit as a compulsory subject till Class 8 has evoked sharp criticism from students organisations and opposition political parties in the state

Kaziranga National park: Two civilians dead in police firing after clashes over govt eviction drive
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Kaziranga National park: Two civilians dead in police firing after clashes over govt eviction drive

Following a Gauhati HC order to evict settlers from three villages, Assam govt decided to go ahead with the eviction drive around the Kaziranga national park

Gogoi orders inquiry into allegations of bribe by American firm
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Gogoi orders inquiry into allegations of bribe by American firm

Gogoi has asked the additional chief secretary to submit the report soon and said if any prima facie evidence of bribe being given is found, the state government will refer the case to CBI.

Assam CM accuses activist Akhil Gogoi of accepting donations
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Assam CM accuses activist Akhil Gogoi of accepting donations

Gogoi, however, said he did not have any objection to KMSS collecting money from the affluent class.

BJP's 'immigrant' reference in Delhi vision document sparks protest in Assam
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BJP's 'immigrant' reference in Delhi vision document sparks protest in Assam

Protests erupted across Assam today against the BJP 'Vision Document' for Delhi Assembly polls in which it described people from the northeastern states as "immigrants", with the ruling Congress and the opposition Asom Gana Parishad saying the statement had hurt the sentiments of the people.

Storm in teacup: Food Security Act may leave 19 lakh families in Assam's tea gardens hungry
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Storm in teacup: Food Security Act may leave 19 lakh families in Assam's tea gardens hungry

Apprehensive about a looming food crisis that may befall on them from January next year, workers in Assam tea gardens are hoping that life won't be a struggle anymore in their already hand to month existence.