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Apr 20, 2019
Assam villagers battered by recurrent floods rue inadequate relief, castigate politicians for not providing solutionThe 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
Apr 15, 2019
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
Mar 21, 2019
Lok Sabha Election 2019, Assam profile: Dibrugarh, Gauhati, Tezpur key seats in state with BJP seeking to improve tallyAssam, 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.
Mar 08, 2019
Cachar Paper Mill, Barak Valley’s only major industry, remains shut; possibility of revival fades despite political promisesThe 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.
Dec 09, 2018
Assam tea garden workers criticise Narendra Modi for 'chaiwala' references, urge PM to implement promised minimum wageAssam 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.
Dec 04, 2018
BJP bets on citizenship bill to make inroads in Assam, West Bengal as TMC's 'U-turn' leaves legislation up in airThe BJP has an opportunity to get cosier with Bengali Hindus, many of whom are eagerly waiting for the bill to become a law.
Nov 30, 2018
Citizenship Bill: BJP chasing ghosts in Assam; Census data shows number of Hindu immigrants may have been exaggeratedThe 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
Nov 03, 2018
12-hour bandh observed in parts of Assam to protest killing of 5 men in Tinsukia; police detain over 700 protestersProtesters 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.
Aug 20, 2018
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.
Jul 02, 2018
National Register of Citizens: Supreme Court extends deadline to publish final draft of Assam NRC to 30 JulyLast week, Assam NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela had said they would not meet the 30 June deadline due to the floods in the state