The committee will include former Rajya Sabha member Nagen Saikia, writer-journalist Arup Kumar Dutta, filmmaker Jahnu Barua, and former Meghalaya governor Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary, among others
Akhil Gogoi gets bail in three cases related to anti-CAA protests in Assam, NIA court to decide on two more
NIA is investigating two cases, which were initially registered at Chandmari and Chabua police stations, related to Gogoi's alleged role in the violent protests
Jailed Assam KMSS leaders Bitu Sonowal, Dhaijya Konwar test COVID-19 positive; Akhil Gogoi has symptoms, say reports
Sources have claimed KMSS adviser Akhil Gogoi, who was booked under the UAPA Act and imprisoned during the movement against the CAA, has also been infected with COVID-19.
Clause 6 of Assam Accord: Govt-appointed panel upset over leakage of recommendations; 1951 suggested as base year for defining indigenous people
Reports said the committee unanimously recommended that 1951 should be the base year for defining indigenous people of Assam who would be eligible for constitutional safeguards under Clause 6 of the Assam Accord.
Congress will seek support from all parties opposed to Citizenship Bill, says Tarun Gogoi; claims party will kill it if voted to power
Senior Congress leader Tarun Gogoi Monday said the party will seek support from all organisations and social groups who are opposed to the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the coming Lok Sabha elections.
North East sets streets on fire with secessionist threats ahead of final day of Budget Session of Parliament
Among the bills for consideration and passing listed in the Rajya Sabha for Wednesday, the CAB stands at number 9 with Home Minister Rajnath Singh as the introducer.
Assam intellectual Hiren Gohain slams govt, says sedition charge 'dangerous, unresisted abuse of power by ruling dispensation'
These charges show to what extent the administration can go to abuse freedom of expression and suppress dissent, says Assam intellectual Hiren Gohain.
Citizenship Bill: Politicos, Assam civil society decry sedition case against Sahitya Akademi winner Hiren Gohain
Former Assam Sahitya Sabha president Nagen Saikia came down heavily on the government for taking such a drastic step.
11-hour North East bandh begins: Vehicles damaged, train services affected in Guwahati and Dibrugarh, shops down shutters
The bandh evoked response in the Bengali-majority Barak valley also where Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 4 January, had announced that the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 will be passed as soon as possible in the Parliament as a penance for past injustices
After 'Jinnah' comment, BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma says Hindus will be minority in Assam if Citizenship Bill is not passed
The senior BJP leader stood by his "Jinnah's legacy" remark and said those who are protesting against him do not know the history of Assam and its formation during the partition of India.
Thousands protest against proposed Citizenship Bill in Assam; agitators flay BJP-led Centre, state govts
Thousands of people attempted to march towards the Assam Secretariat here Friday against the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, but were halted by the security forces.
Assam bandh: Citizenship Amendment bill becomes flashpoint for BJP, ally AGP; shutdown halts road, rail traffic in key districts
Forty-six organisations called for a 12-hour strike in Assam to protest against the Centre's bid to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, in the Winter Session of Parliament.
Assam Bandh updates: Citizenship bill Centre's conspiracy to settle Hindu Bangladeshis in state, says protesting group
Assam bandh LIVE updates: The state police has arrested at least 100 protesters from across the state for trying to enforce the bandh.
Assam bandh today: 60 groups protest against citizenship bill; Sonowal govt makes attendance in office mandatory
At least 60 organisations, including the Congress, have called a 12-hour Assam bandh on Tuesday to protest against a meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Committee with the Ministries of Home and External Affairs over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016.
The high court in 2013 had banned bandhs in Assam and termed it "unconstitutional and illegal".
Ahead of the BJP national President Amit Shah's visit to Assam, RTI activist and farmers' body leader Akhil Gogoi was arrested on Sunday morning for protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday invited a number of social groups for a discussion to defuse tension after violence and death of two persons in police firing in Dima Hasao district.
Deendayal Upadhyaya colleges: Assam govt's misplaced enthusiasm may dilute credentials of Hindutva ideologue
The recent decision of the BJP led coalition government in Assam to name five newly established colleges after Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya has raised the hackles of the majority of the people including many in the party itself.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to flood-hit Gujarat and announcement of Rs 500-crore package for the state has drawn flak from various sections in Assam, who have alleged neglect of their state by the central government.
Assam cabinet's decision to introduce Sanskrit as a compulsory subject till Class 8 has evoked sharp criticism from students organisations and opposition political parties in the state