'Assam Repealing Act' approved to abolish state-run madrassas; govt to convert 620 of them to general schools
The Assam Repealing Act 2020 allows for the conversion of the 620 state-run madrasas into schools from 1 April, however, a decision on the hundreds of privately-run madrassas across the state is yet to be taken, reports said
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
Badruddin Ajmal writes to Union home ministry seeking ban on book allegedly demeaning Islam; author denies the claim
Badruddin Ajmal, who leads the All India United Democratic Front, claims in the letter that the book has severely affected the emotions and hurt religious sentiments of Muslims.
Congress in Assam: Party at risk of being shellacked again if it fails to navigate host of external challenges
Be it the Muslims, tea garden workers or the various Scheduled Tribes in Assam, the Congress no longer has a consolidated voter base to fall back upon.
Assam NRC: Muslims struggling to meet deadline to appear at Seva Kendras receive assistance from Hindus
Supreme Court is monitoring the NRC updating exercise and is firm on the 31 August deadline for the authorities to complete the process
Ahead of Lok Sabha Election, AGP and BJP mum on Citizenship Amendment Bill; seek to corner Congress on Assam Accord
In 2014, the BJP won seven of the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Assam while the Congress managed to win only three seats when Modi wave swept the country.
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.
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
Assam: Woman accuses AIUDF MLA Nijam Uddin Choudhury of rape, claims husband helped him put her under house arrest
Woman alleged AIUDF MLA Nijam Uddin Choudhury had raped her at Hailakandi Circuit House on 19 May and also at her house on 23 May, the police said.
Muslim bodies question procedural anomalies in citizens’ list in Assam; NRC secretariat rubbishes allegations
The opposition by the Muslim groups on the procedure followed in the NRC also comes in the midst of sweeping protests in Assam against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 which seeks to give citizenship to some sections of non-Muslims from neighbouring countries
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.
Army chief Bipin Rawat blames Pakistan's 'proxy war' for 'planned' influx from Bangladesh into North East
A "planned" influx of people from Bangladesh into the Northeast is taking place as part of a proxy warfare by Pakistan with support from China with an aim to keep the area disturbed, army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday.
Assam's NRC quandary Part 4: Confusion on 'original inhabitant' may be major bottleneck in identifying legal citizens
The Congress insisted that the use of the term “Original Inhabitants” would create a divide among those included in the NRC, which the party said is not warranted.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday targeted the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making "false promises".
Reddy flayed the Modi government on the BJP's poll promise of creating two crore new jobs every year.
Siddek Ahmed, former Congress minister, who was also present at the meeting threatened to take the issue to the high court if the government of Assam did not roll back its decision.
The two ruling communist parties and the opposition Congress have selected highly revered renaissance icons like Chattambi Swamikal, Ayyankali and Sree Narayana Guru to take on the BJP.
Badruddin Ajmal knows that if the Congress loses and the BJP wins, then a secularist tirade will start against him