National Register of Citizens in Assam sends ripples to neighbouring states

At least four states, such as Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, are closely monitoring the exercise in Assam as they feel they could be affected post-publication of the document.

26 Jul 2018

Assam: NRC applicants suffer as hospital allegedly destroys birth-related documents 

Allegations galore the officials had for years arbitrarily issued birth certificates in lieu of cash. 

26 Jul 2018

As Assam readies to publish National Register of Citizens, Centre sanctions funds for a new detention centre for immigrants

The move assumes significance given that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is being updated in the state to detect the illegal immigrants.

21 Jul 2018

Guwahati diary: From formalin fish scare to awards for Hima Das

The prices of local fish have sky-rocketed in Guwahati in the aftermath of the state government’s enforcement of a 10-day ban on imported fish.

20 Jul 2018

Assam: Congress fears names of lakhs of people will not figure in National Register of Citizens

The Congress said it was surprising that the Supreme Court directed the deletion of names of 1.5 lakh people which figured in the first draft published on December 31 last year.

19 Jul 2018

Form is temporary, Hima Das is permanent

Asleep when Hima ran into history late at night, villagers make up for it by bursting crackers and distributing sweets.

14 Jul 2018

Two thrashed in Manipur on suspicion of being child-lifters

What strengthened the locals’ suspicion about the victims was their inability to communicate in any language, be it Manipuri, Hindi or English.

04 Jul 2018

Mobile internet and SMS services blocked in Tripura after three rumoured child-trafficking lynchings

Mobile internet and SMS services are suspended in BJPruled Tripura since Thursday after rumour mongering on social media over child-lifting for illegal organ trade claimed three lives.

30 Jun 2018

After Assam, child-lifting rumours now reach Tripura

Mobile internet and SMS services are suspended in BJP-ruled Tripura since Thursday after rumour mongering on social media over child-lifting claimed three lives and injured five.

29 Jun 2018

NRC: Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi says people detected foreigners should be declared stateless

Congress leader and three-time former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi alleged that the authorities of National Register of Citizens (NRC) were working at the behest of the BJP.

27 Jun 2018

NRC draft: Assam top cop Kuladhar Saikia not worried about post-result scenario

Assam DGP Kuladhar Saikia is not perturbed despite a threat perception ahead of the publication of a “complete draft” of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on June 30.

27 Jun 2018

Assam flood casts a shadow on NRC final draft publication

As some work of the updation of NRC involving the verification of documents of applicants is yet to be completed, NRC authorities were not sure about meeting the deadline.

22 Jun 2018

Flash floods, landslides wreak havoc in Manipur, Mizoram

Electricity services were affected and as the office of the All India Radio Imphal, Palace Compound, Imphal East was submerged, radio services were stopped since this morning.

13 Jun 2018

Assam lynching: 23 arrests so far, crackdown on social media users posting hate messages

With three more arrests, the police have so far taken 19 persons in custody in connection with the lynching of two men in Assam's Karbi Anglong district, a police spokesman said today.

11 Jun 2018

Assam lynching: 16 arrested, strict vigil on social media

Among those arrested, included the man who allegedly fanned the rumour on social media that child lifters have entered Assam, Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia told reporters.

10 Jun 2018