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AASU files petition in SC challenging Citizenship Act

People of Assam do not trust Prime Minister Narendra Modi anymore, says AASU chief adviser. The All Assam Students Union(AASU) on Friday filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the amended Citizenship Act, said AASU chief adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya. Mr. Bhattacharya, who was addressing a meeting here amidst the indefinite curfew, hit out at […]

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Threat perception behind Prateek Hajela’s transfer?

I am grateful to the Supreme Court for the experience of handling a massive, complicated exercise that was never done before,” Mr. Hajela told The Hindu. The bureaucracy in Assam had an inkling that Prateek Hajela would be shifted after the retirement of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi in November, if not after the […]

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Manipur CM wants Centre to implement NRC in the State

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Monday said the State government is in favour of implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) and will approach the Centre for it in line with the one in Assam. We have already approved a resolution for a NRC in the State, he told reporters here on the […]

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Assam boy dies after kangaroo court fines him ₹42,000

He had to pay ₹42,000 penalty The police in western Assam’s Bongaigaon district on Friday registered a case against a group of villagers for alleged moral policing that drove a 16-year-old boy to death. Reports said a kangaroo court in Bharalkundi village had fined the boy, Uday Malo, ₹42,000 for allegedly being disrespectful to a […]