In the face of an upcoming govt survey to identify the indigenous Muslims of Assam, Zafri Mudasser Nofil's The Identity Quotient is a must read for all to know about the Goriya, Moriya, Deshi and Julha Muslims considered indigenous, as well as the Muslims of Barak Valley, who have been excluded from the survey
Assam Assembly Election 2021: In Barak Valley, Congress battles religious fault lines; local factors bother BJP
Suddenly the Barak Valley has become a difficult terrain for the BJP despite its strong hold in the urban areas
Assam Assembly Elections 2021, Sushmita Dev profile: Congress leader faces uncertain future in party, politics
A lawyer by profession, Dev has a BA (Hons) in Political Science, Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Masters in Law(LLM) and Bar-At-Law (UK)
At least 19 dead, two others seriously injured in Assam's Barak Valley as incessant rain triggers landslides
State Minister Parimal Suklavaidya, who was in Hailakandi town to review the COVID-19 pandemic situation, has directed district authorities to immediately send their reports on the landslide to the government for payment of Rs Four lakh to the next of kin of each of the deceased.
Only those who study Assamese till Class 10 will get state govt jobs, says education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma clarified that rule will be applicable to all areas in the state, barring three Barak Valley districts and Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts
Assam cabinet nod to accord stature of state language to Assamese may stifle growth of other tongues spoken by a few
The cabinet proposal for a state language will have adverse effects on the other minor languages in the sphere of literature.
Citizenship Amendment Act: BJP chasing ghosts in Assam; Census data shows number of Hindu immigrants may have been exaggerated
The BJP's goal of cultivating the support of a large chunk of Bengali Hindus in Assam using the the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 could very well be based on misconceptions if the available Census data is taken into account
Rs 1,220-cr and 10 years later, NRC leaves group favouring exercise dissatisfied, raises doubts over migrant numbers in Assam
The NRC in Assam, which took ten years, employed 52,000 government employees and cost the government Rs 1,220 crore, is now being considered as a fruitless exercise by the very same people who sought it in order to detect and deport of illegal migrants from the northeastern state
Assam clashes: Day after one killed in violence, Hailakandi remains tense; curfew extended till 7 am on Monday
An Assam government release said the curfew was extended as the district administration apprehended breach of peace in the district.
Assam villagers battered by recurrent floods rue inadequate relief, castigate politicians for not providing solution
The Singara village in Assam, adjacent to the rivers Singara and Ranganadi gets submerged every year and the water refuses to recede even after the monsoon is over
Congress opposes citizenship bill: Will Priyanka Gandhi's Silchar roadshow help stave off anti-incumbency against Sushmita Dev?
While the Barak Valley, consisting of a large Bengali Hindu population, has vouched for 'protection' of people whose names were not included in the National Register of Citizens by passing Citizenship Bill, the whole of Assamese-majority Brahmaputra Valley stand opposed to it
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.
Cachar Paper Mill, Barak Valley’s only major industry, remains shut; possibility of revival fades despite political promises
The Cachar Paper Mill’s closure has rendered not just the employees destitute but also a large number of people whose livelihood indirectly depended on it.
Assam tea garden workers criticise Narendra Modi for 'chaiwala' references, urge PM to implement promised minimum wage
Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha (ACMS) General Secretary Rupesh Gowala said while Modi often refers to himself as a "chaiwala", he is yet to make good his promises.
BJP bets on citizenship bill to make inroads in Assam, West Bengal as TMC's 'U-turn' leaves legislation up in air
The BJP has an opportunity to get cosier with Bengali Hindus, many of whom are eagerly waiting for the bill to become a law.
12-hour bandh observed in parts of Assam to protest killing of 5 men in Tinsukia; police detain over 700 protesters
Protesters squatted on railway tracks, pelted stones at vehicles and burnt tyres on roads in some districts of Assam during a 12-hour state-wide bandh.
Of no fixed abode: NRC leaves out Kargil martyr's nephew; family slams politicians' rhetoric calling those excluded 'outsiders'
In Kargil, 1999, Grenadier Chimmoy Bhowmik laid down his life on the battlefield. His nephew Pinak's name has been left out of the NRC.
National Register of Citizens: Supreme Court extends deadline to publish final draft of Assam NRC to 30 July
Last week, Assam NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela had said they would not meet the 30 June deadline due to the floods in the state
National Register of Citizens: Assam goverment misses 30 June deadline due to heavy floods in Barak Valley
The final draft of Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) was not released on 30 June, as scheduled, due to the heavy floods in the Barak Valley.
Assam floods: Sarbananda Sonowal announces Rs 100 crore relief package; authorities say 1.25 lakh people affected
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday announced a Rs 100-crore package for relief and rehabilitation of the flood-hit people of three districts.