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At least 19 dead, two others seriously injured in Assam's Barak Valley as incessant rain triggers landslides
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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'
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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
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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
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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
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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.

BJP MLA receives threat calls from UK, Philippines for alleging influx of Rohingyas in Barak valley
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BJP MLA receives threat calls from UK, Philippines for alleging influx of Rohingyas in Barak valley

BJP MLA receives threat calls from UK, Philippines for alleging influx of Rohingyas into Barak valley

Sarbananda Sonowal set to expand Assam ministry before 15 Aug; Topon Gogoi among probables
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Sarbananda Sonowal set to expand Assam ministry before 15 Aug; Topon Gogoi among probables

This round of expansion is likely to see the entry of eight new ministers with six from the BJP and one each from the two allies.

Assam flood, landslide disrupts rail connectivity to Barak Valley; over 13000 affected due to spate
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Assam flood, landslide disrupts rail connectivity to Barak Valley; over 13000 affected due to spate

At least 13,000 people in Assam have been affected by the year's first wave of floods. Also, landslides triggered by incessant rain disrupted rail connectivity.