NEW DELHI, Dec 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday night expressed delight over the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha, saying the proposed law is in line with India’s centuries[…]
NEW DELHI, Dec 10: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram described the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill as “patently unconstitutional” on Tuesday and said with its passage in Parliament, the battleground will shift to the Supreme Court.
GUWAHATI, Dec 10: The 11-hour Northeast bandh called by an umbrella body of students’ organisations of the region to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill began at 5 am on Tuesday.
NEW DELHI, Dec 10: The BJP is confident of the passage of the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha which will be introduced in the upper house on Wednesday, sources said on Tuesday.
NEW DELHI, Dec 9 – The Centre on Monday relaxed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 by bringing Manipur under the ambit of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in addition to the three States in[…]
GUWAHATI/KOLKATA, Dec 9 – Forbidding clouds of anger and apprehension gathered over northeastern states on Monday, a day ahead of the shutdown called by NESO, an umbrella organisation of students in the restive region, despite[…]
GUWAHATI, Dec 9 – Insisting that a section was spreading misinformation regarding the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today appealed to the protesting organisations to not be “unnecessarily worried” and said the government[…]
GUWAHATI, Dec 9 – Popular Assamese actor Ravi Sarma resigned from the primary membership of the BJP in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
GUWAHATI, Dec 9 – The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) is of the view that the committee formed by the government to give suggestions on implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord must reflect[…]
KOHIMA, Dec 9: More than 2.39 lakh people have visited the ongoing ‘Hornbill Festival’, a major annual function showcasing the culture, arts, artefacts, handicrafts and food of Nagaland at the Kisama village here, an official[…]
NEW DELHI, Dec 9: The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to give Indian nationality to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan facing religious persecution there, was introduced in Lok Sabha by Union Home[…]
NEW DELHI, Dec 9: Protests were held in the Parliament complex and elsewhere in the city on Monday, when the Citizenship Amendment Bill was introduced in Parliament.
NEW DELHI, Dec 9: A bill which seeks to extend by ten years the reservation given to SCs and STs in Lok Sabha and state assemblies was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday.
GUWAHATI, Dec 8 – A day before the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is scheduled to be tabled in Parliament, a series of protests took place across the State. All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) activists waved[…]
NEW DELHI, Dec 8 – At least 43 people were killed when a massive fire ripped through a four-storey building housing illegal manufacturing units in north Delhi’s congested Anaj Mandi area on Sunday morning, in[…]
GUWAHATI, Dec 8 – Train services to and from Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and some other parts of Upper Assam were affected after a fully loaded goods train got derailed at a spot between Naharkatiya and Duliajan[…]
NEW DELHI, Dec 8 – Notwithstanding the massive protest in Assam and the North East, the Centre is going ahead with the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which will be tabled in the Lok Sabha[…]
GUWAHATI, Dec 8 – Security forces have been put on high alert across the State while personal safety arrangements of political leaders belonging to the ruling BJP and its ally Asom Gana Parishad are being[…]
LAHORE, Dec 8: Page after page, the names stack up: 629 girls and women from across Pakistan who were sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China.
NEW DELHI, Dec 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged scientists to develop low cost technologies that would cater to India’s specific requirements and help fast-track country’s growth.
NEW DELHI, Dec 8: A massive fire swept through a factory in Anaj Mandi area of north Delhi on Sunday morning, leaving 43 labourers dead and many others injured, police said.
GUWAHATI, Dec 7 – The intensifying anti-CAB protest has hit tourist footfall in the State, if the visibly small number of visitors to top wildlife destinations such as Kaziranga, Manas and Pobitora during the ongoing[…]
GUWAHATI, Dec 7 – The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) on Saturday asserted that the Union government should not mislead the people of Assam by bargaining the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill with the constitutional safeguard, which[…]
GUWAHATI, Dec 7 – Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today met representatives of organisations of differently-abled and assured them of doing away with the eligibility criteria like mandatory job experience, computer experience and sports as desired[…]
JORHAT, Dec 7 – Activists of the Jorhat district unit of AJYCP today burnt posters symbolising the draft of the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 in front of the Jorhat Deputy Commissioner’s office.
DERGAON, Dec 7 – Miscreants looted Rs 19.30 lakh from the Dergaon branch of the United Bank of India (UBI) on Friday night in Golaghat district. The incident came to light in the morning today.
HYDERABAD/NEW DELHI, Dec 6 – All four accused in the rape and murder of a young veterinarian were shot dead by police on Friday during a pre-dawn exchange of fire near Hyderabad, a top police[…]
GUWAHATI, Dec 6 – The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) has called for an 11-hour shutdown in the region on December 10 against the tabling of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Parliament.
GUWAHATI, Dec 6 – Former APSC member Binata Rynjah will be an “approver” in the Agriculture Development Officer (ADO) recruitment scam.
GUWAHATI, Dec 6 – Taking a stern view on non-submission of pending utilization certificates, the State government has stopped the salaries of seven top officials of six departments. Those who faced action are Assam State[…]
NEW DELHI, Dec 6 – The Centre has said that the illegal migrants who entered India up to the cutoff date of December 31, 2014 needs a special regime to govern their citizenship matters.
NEW DELHI, Dec 6: Vodafone Idea will have to be closed down if the government doesn’t provide relief that the company has sought, its chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla said on Friday.
MUMBAI, Dec 6: Bollywood actor Tanushree Dutta filed a petition before a court here, opposing the ‘B Summary’ report filed by the police in connection with her complaint of molestation against actor Nana Patekar.
GUWAHATI, Dec 6: Members of the Assam Assembly demanded that the government takes steps for upliftment of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in the state by working on socio-economic development.
NEW DELHI, Dec 6: As onion prices continue to rule high at above Rs 100/kg in most cities, Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed progress made in the import of key kitchen staple to boost domestic[…]
NEW DELHI, Dec 6: Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a day after the Union Cabinet cleared the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
NEW DELHI, Dec 6: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday pad tributes to B R Ambedkar on his 63rd death anniversary, saying he gave the country a “unique gift” in the form of the Constitution.
NEW DELHI, Dec 5 – Outnumbered and outmanoeuvred, the Opposition parties in Rajya Sabha are exploring the possibility of compelling the government to send the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 to the Parliamentary Standing Committee or[…]
GUWAHATI, Dec 5 – Amid the ongoing protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill throughout the State, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has written to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah to provide Constitutional safeguards to[…]
GUWAHATI, Dec 5 – An interim report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has detected a series of financial irregularities and improprieties during the NRC updating process.
GUWAHATI, Dec 5 – Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today ceremonially launched 15 anti-depredation squads of the forest department, which would be stationed in 15 major human-wildlife conflict districts in order to mitigate the problem and[…]
JALUKBARI, Dec 5 – A seven-member committee has been set up on the direction of Gauhati University Vice Chancellor Prof Pratap Jyoti Handique to inquire into the findings of the Comptroller and Auditor General of[…]
NEW DELHI, Dec 5: Jawaharlal Nehru University students have decided to boycott exams in protest over the hostel fee hike, according to a resolution adopted by the representatives of various schools and centres of the[…]
NEW DELHI, Dec 5: The air quality in the national capital turned “very poor” on Thursday due to falling temperatures, high humidity and calm winds.
KOLKATA, Dec 5: After a gap of 11 years, India will be hosting the annual conference of the Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology.
WASHINGTON, Dec 5: Indian-American Peter Mathews, also a political analyst on CNN television, will be running for Congress.
NEW DELHI, Dec 4 – Decks for tabling the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament has been cleared with the Union Cabinet on Wednesday clearing the Bill. It is now likely to be taken up[…]
GUWAHATI, Dec 4 – The State has a total of 800 tea gardens under the Plantation Labours Act, 1951, and these gardens have 434 hospitals and 584 dispensaries amongst them. While every garden has provision[…]
GUWAHATI, Dec 4 – The State government will provincialize the services of teachers in 306 venture schools within the current financial year. Besides, there are another 320 eligible venture schools and the services of their[…]
NEW DELHI, Dec 4 – After 105 days in custody, former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday night walked out of Tihar jail hours after the Supreme Court granted him bail in a money[…]
GUWAHATI, Dec 4 – The State Assembly today witnessed noisy scenes over the rise in prices of essential commodities, especially onion, with the legislators of the Opposition Congress party staging a walk out.
NEW DELHI, Dec 3 – The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition filed against the National Green Tribunal (NGT) against construction of the 2000 MW Subansiri (Lower) Hydroelectric Project.
NEW DELHI, Dec 3 – The Centre on Tuesday said that an illegal migrant is not eligible to acquire citizenship by registration or naturalization.
GUWAHATI, Dec 3 – The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and its 30 allied organisations representing various indigenous communities would launch a three-day statewide protest demonstration from December 4, as part of its ongoing movement[…]
GUWAHATI, Dec 3 – Creating a sensation, Congress’ Mariani MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi today cut his palm in the State Legislative Assembly and wrote anti-government slogans with the blood to “draw the government’s attention to the[…]
NEW DELHI, Dec 3 – Parliament on Tuesday passed a Bill to provide the elite Special Protection Group (SPG) security only to the Prime Minister and for a restricted period to ex-PMs, with Home Minister[…]
JORHAT, Dec 2 – Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today announced that the government has decided to erect a statue of Swargadeo Chaolung Siu-Ka-Pha, the founder of Ahom monarchy, on the Janata Bhawan premises, besides instituting[…]
CHAKRADHARPUR/BAHARAGORA, Dec 2 – BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday set a 2024 deadline for implementing the NRC across the country, asserting “each and every” infiltrator will be identified and expelled before the next general[…]
GUWAHATI, Dec 2 – The 8th India-China joint training exercise ‘Hand-in-Hand 2019’ will be held at the Foreign Training Node of Umroi Military Station in Meghalaya from December 7.
GUWAHATI, Dec 2 – The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) is an ideological commitment for the BJP and implementation of the proposed legislation will not hurt the interest of indigenous people of Assam, State BJP president[…]
NEW DELHI, Dec 2 – A plea seeking review of the verdict which cleared the way for construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya was filed in the Supreme Court on[…]
NEW DELHI, Dec 1 – The pro-talk faction of the ULFA has expressed its reservation over its demands being “unnecessarily over discussed” at the peace talks which it feels is “stretching” the parleys, sources said[…]
MUMBAI, Dec 1 – Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was on Sunday named Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly, while Congress MLA Nana Patole was elected Speaker of the House.
GUWAHATI, Dec 1 – Gauhati University has jeopardised the career prospects of nearly 74,000 students and collected Rs 39 crore as enrolment fees from them by offering 21 unapproved courses through its distance learning centre[…]
LUCKNOW, Dec 1 – The All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Sunday asserted that 99 per cent of Muslims in the country want a review of the unanimous Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya[…]
GUWAHATI, Dec 1 – The Congress on Sunday reiterated its stand against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, saying it will oppose the proposed legislation “by all means” at its disposal.
NEW DELHI, Dec 1: The Border Security Force (BSF) is working on technical solutions to combat the threat of rogue drones along the India-Pakistan International Border, the chief of the force said on Sunday.
NEW DELHI, Dec 1: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended greetings to Border Security Force personnel on the organisation’s 55th raiding day.
MUMBAI, Dec 1: Actor Dimple Kapadia’s mother, Betty Kapadia passed away on Saturday night. She was 80.
NEW DELHI, Dec 1: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished the people of Nagaland on their statehood day, hoping the state scales new heights in the coming years.
NEW DELHI, Dec 1: A day after its first defence and foreign ministerial dialogue with India, Japan on Sunday hoped that a peaceful resolution will be found to the Kashmir issue.
NEW DELHI, Nov 30 – Asserting that the Centre is committed to implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday offered a number of concessions to dilute the impact of[…]
GUWAHATI, Nov 30 – Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, a 1988-batch Indian Police Service officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre today took over the charge as Director General (in-charge) of Assam Police from outgoing police chief Kuladhar Saikia.
GUWAHATI, Nov 30 – Illegal coal mining and its transportation have been going on in Assam and the State government is taking action to prevent such activities, the Assembly was informed on Saturday.
NEW DELHI, Nov 30 – The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) has demanded that the Centre implement the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in all the States of the North East, and exempt the region from[…]
GUWAHATI, Nov 30 – Nearly 1.6 lakh people are fighting for their cases in Foreigners Tribunals to prove their Indian citizenship across Assam, the State Assembly was informed on Saturday.
KOLKATA, Nov 30: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has said that there’s enough time to decide on Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s future and things will get clearer in a few months time.
NEW DELHI, Nov 30: Execution of various developmental projects by India in Bhutan was reviewed by the two countries at a high-level meeting here.
KOLKATA, Nov 30: Indian cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman are set to return to the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) to be formed on Saturday, months after resigning from their posts due to conflict[…]
NEW DELHI, Nov 30: The government has announced extending the date to December 15 for making FASTag mandatory for toll payments on national highways.