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Feb 24, 2019
'Stand to protect India, but seen as doubtful citizen': Army soldier who served at Siachen fighting to prove citizenship in AssamShahidul Islam, hailing from Assam’s Barpeta district, has served in Baramulla in north Kashmir, and at the Siachen Glacier. "I have been posted in Kashmir, Kargil, and Siachen. I love my country and stand to protect it. But back home (in Assam), I am (seen as) a doubtful citizen," he said.
Feb 12, 2019
Citizenship bill protests: Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur CMs urge Rajnath Singh to ensure Rajya Sabha doesn't pass law todayPolitical parties have been protesting against the citizenship bill, which will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha today, on the grounds that the bill seeks to grant nationality to non-Muslims who came to India till 31 December, 2014, a greater deadline from 1971 as per the Assam Accord.
Feb 05, 2019
Mehul Choksi is still Indian citizen, says govt official; reiterates efforts for fugitive jeweller's extradition from AntiguaFugitive jeweller Mehul Choksi, a main defendant in India’s largest bank fraud case, is still an Indian citizen despite holding an Antigua and Barbuda passport, an Indian official told Reuters, adding that the government is pushing for his extradition.
Jan 21, 2019
PNB fraud: Mehul Choksi gives up Indian citizenship, surrenders passport to Antiguan govt in a bid to avoid extraditionMehul Choksi is wanted in India by the CBI and ED probing the $2 billion PNB fraud
Jan 19, 2019
Protests against citizenship bill continue unabated in Assam; agitations held in Guwahati, Tinsukia, TezpurProtests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill showed no sign of waning in Assam on Saturday as agitators staged semi-clad protests in Tezpur, organised citizen's meeting in Guwahati and women held a rally in Tinsukia.
Dec 13, 2018
Union minister Giriraj Singh supports Meghalaya HC's 'Hindu rashtra' judgment on granting Indian citizenshipUnion minister Giriraj Singh on Thursday sparked controversy when he supported Meghalaya High Court's 'Hindu rashtra' judgment.
Oct 26, 2018
Applying for Indian citizenship? Narendra Modi government makes it mandatory to declare religion on registration formAmendments were brought in Schedule I of Citizenship Rules, 2009 which requires certain categories of people to declare their religion while applying for Indian citizenship.
Aug 07, 2018
SC rebukes Assam NRC coordinator, registrar general for press statements, says they 'could be sent to jail for contempt'A bench comprising justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman accused the officials of making statements on modalities which squarely fell in the SC's domain.
Jul 31, 2018
My NRC experience similar to driving on highway pockmarked with potholes: How one Assamese made it to the listI am on a week's leave in Assam and this has nothing to do with the NRC. My being here is, as they mention in movies, “highly coincidental”.
Jul 30, 2018
Election Commission in focus after release of Assam NRC final draft; fate of D-voters in its hands ahead of 2019 pollsThe 40 lakh people left out of the Assam NRC final draft can submit their claims, objections and corrections to Seva Kendras from 30 August to 28 September.