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Assam: State in northeast India
Assam is a state in northeastern India, situated south of the eastern Himalayas along the Brahmaputra and Barak River valleys. Assam covers an area of 78,438 km2 (30,285 sq mi). The state is bordered by Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh to the north; Nagaland and Manipur to the east; Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram and Bangladesh to the south; and West Bengal to the west via the Siliguri Corridor, a 22 kilometres (14 mi) strip of land that connects the state to the rest of India.

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Not possible to furnish proof of religious persecution under CAA: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa

The comment comes amidst the widespread anti-citizenship act protests which have rocked the country, especially in Assam.
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Himanta Biswa Sarma says CAA rules won't consider religious persecution

Denying that "religious persecution" was a criterion for offering Indian nationality to Hindu and other select communities under the amended citizenship law, Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma..
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Videos for Assam


India captain Kohli no fan of four-day test concept [Video]India captain Kohli no fan of four-day test concept

Virat Kohli speaks out against the prospect of test matches being reduced to four days from five.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:55Published

Protesters boycott exams, hunger strike against India’s Citizenship Act [Video]Protesters boycott exams, hunger strike against India’s Citizenship Act

Protesters across India continued their agitation on Saturday against the controversial religion-based Citizenship Law that allows non-Muslim persecuted minority refugees from neighbouring countries to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Rioting in India's Assam continues over 'anti-Muslim' law [Video]Rioting in India's Assam continues over 'anti-Muslim' law

Anger grows in Indian state of Assam over controversial citizenship law that excludes Muslims.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published

Citizenship Bill: Tensions rise as protests flare in Assam [Video]Citizenship Bill: Tensions rise as protests flare in Assam

Two protesters reportedly shot and killed as India deploys troops, imposes curfew after passing of contentious measure.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published

 

Aadhaar required to get benefits under scheme for civilian victims of terror, communal violence

Any eligible beneficiary desirous of receiving benefit under the scheme, who does not possess the Aadhaar number or, has not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, shall have to apply for Aadhaar enrolment. The..
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Assam seeks small CAA window for applicants


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Assam: Those applying for citizenship under CAA may get window of just 3 months

The Centre may give a relatively smaller window of just three months to those who want to apply for Indian citizenship in Assam under the newly-enacted Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), officials said..
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21 held for vandalising railway property in anti-CAA stir; damages to be recovered from them: RPF

The Indian Railways has identified 21 miscreants who have been arrested so far for being involved in vandalism and arson of its property during the anti-CAA protests in West Bengal, Assam and Bihar, a..
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CAA has nothing to do with NRC, attempts to mislead the nation deplorable: Yogi Adityanath

Addressing a rally in Gaya organized in support of the contentious legislation, the UP CM asserted that the CAA is about granting citizenship and not taking it away and in no way linked to NRC, which..
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Nationwide NRC needless, has no justification: Nitish Kumar

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday ruled out the implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state. Nitish Kumar while addressing the state assembly said, "There is no..
IndiaTimes - Published

No question of NRC in Bihar: Nitish Kumar

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday ruled out the implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state. Nitish Kumar in the state assembly said, "There is no question of NRC in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Quit BJP, form 'anti-CAA' govt, remain CM: Cong to Sonowal

Opposition leader in Assam assembly Debabrata Saikia on Saturday asked CM Sarbananda Sonowal to quit BJP and form an alternate govt in the state with Congress support. "In view of the current situation..
IndiaTimes - Published

Will work towards revoking citizenships given under CAA if voted to power in Assam: Congress

The Congress on Sunday said it will work towards revoking citizenships given under the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) if it is voted to power in 2021 assembly polls in Assam.
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'Not-so-soft' citizenship rules to pacify Assam protesters?

In an attempt to pacify anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protesters, the Centre is likely to put in place some "not-so-soft" rules for non-Muslim illegal Bangladeshi migrants to obtain citizenship..
IndiaTimes - Published

Protests intensify in Assam after Centre notifies CAA

"On Thursday, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma went to New Delhi to meet Union home minister Amit Shah and the very next day the notification was issued. This..
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New political party has become a necessity in Assam: Tarun Gogoi


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Amid raging CAA stir, PM Modi cancels Assam visit for 2nd time in a month

Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi on Wednesday cancelled his proposed visit to Assam for the inauguration of the 3rd Khelo India Youth Games on Friday, making it the second time in less than a month that he..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi likely to skip Khelo India Youth Games 2020 inauguration ceremony in Assam

This comes amid a threat by various organisations of a massive protest against the CAA if PM visited the state.
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Former Assam CM Prafulla Mahanta not allowed to hold meet at AGP HQ


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Kids not in NRC won't be separated from kin: Government

Children excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, despite one of their parents figuring in the final NRC, will not be separated from their families till their appeals are finally..
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SC seeks explanation from Assam on allegations of communal statements by state NRC coordinator


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Nationwide NRC in pipeline after CAA, says Bengal BJP booklet

Despite PM Narendra Modi and the BJP top brass categorically saying that nationwide NRC has not been discussed by the Centre, the West Bengal BJP in its booklet claimed that after implementation of the..
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BJP, Aasu spar over ‘migrants’ in Assam

On a day when BJP national working president JP Nadda held a mega rally in Guwahati in support of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, All Assam Students’ Union (Aasu) and its allied organisations..
IndiaTimes - Published

Centre’s case to ban PFI gets boost after UP, Assam inputs

The request from UP government seeking a ban on radical Islamic outfit Popular Front of India (PFI), coupled with inputs from Assam police pointing to PFI cadres’ role in fanning the December 11..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress dares PM Modi to dismiss Sarbananda Sonowal for criticising CAA

The Congress on Thursday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to dismiss his own chief minister for openly opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act and to declare him an "anti-national" for doing so...
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Assam corpus fund for Sahitya sabha


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Tourism in Assam suffers Rs 1,000 crore loss due to CAA protests


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Act against any staffer critical of govt: Assam colleges told


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India begins work on tunnels along border with China

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO), which is handling the construction, has issued a global tender for a tunnel under the Brahmaputra River in Assam, while it has also begun excavating a tunnel under..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rahul urges Cong leaders to meet, assist families of those killed, injured in anti-CAA protests

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday urged party leaders to meet the families of those killed and injured during anti-CAA protests and provide them all assistance. Gandhi, who met families of two..
IndiaTimes - Published

People’s wrath to greet PM Modi in Assam: Aasu


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Won’t allow Nagpur to run Assam: Rahul Gandhi


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Congress attemtping to derail economic development of Assam: Patowary


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'Assam will not be run from Nagpur': Rahul Gandhi targets RSS-BJP on CAA

"We had clearly stated in Parliament that we will not allow CAA to pass. We will not allow the loss of Northeast India," Rahul Gandhi said.
DNA - Published

Rahul Gandhi to visit Assam on Saturday, extend solidarity to anti-CAA protesters: Congress

Rahul Gandhi will pay a day-long visit to Assam on Saturday to extend the party's solidarity to the people protesting against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, a senior party leader said...
IndiaTimes - Published

Why illegal immigrants not identified, deported: Tarun Gogoi questions Centre

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday questioned the Centre over identification and deportation of illegal immigrants even as his party, Congress, strongly opposed the National Register of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Assam had three detention camps during UPA rule: BJP MP Jagdambika Pal

The reaction from BJP leader, who had earlier been in Congress, comes a day after Rahul Gandhi in a tweet, alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had lied to the people of the country over Assam..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rahul Gandhi master of lies; detention camps in Assam set up during Congress rule: BJP


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BJP hits back at Rahul Gandhi on 'liar PM' comment, calls him 'chieftain of liars'

Earlier today, Gandhi tweeted a video which shows a road in Assam's Matia leading to a purported detention centre, and a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech wherein he said that rumours of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Assam stir goes on unabated, BJP and CPM clash in Tripura


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Six detention centres in Assam, Centre asked states to set them up 2009, 2012, 2014, 2018: MHA sources

Earlier on Sunday, Prime Minister Modi had said there were no detention centres in the country and lies were being spread on the issue.
DNA - Published

Muted Christmas celebrations in Assam amid fear over CAA


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Govt to withdraw 31 columns of army, paramilitary forces from Assam

The forces were deployed in the wake of protests against the recently enacted Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 as the mob turned violent in many parts of the states.
DNA - Published

Protests against CAA across Assam

Tens of thousands of people hit the streets across Assam on Tuesday at the call of AASU, Congress and several other groups to peacefully protest against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act. The..
IndiaTimes - Published

Assam to go for fresh NRC if SC rejects sample plea: Himanta Biswa Sharma


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Assam detention centres set up on HC order, says Himanta Biswa Sarma


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No need of fresh NRC in Assam, if SC allows 20% re-verification in border districts: Himanta


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No rules framed for all-India NRC; in Assam it was SC-mandated: PM

Addressing a massive gathering to kick off BJP’s campaign for the forthcoming assembly polls in Delhi, PM Modi sought to allay fears that his government would implement NRC to derecognise Muslims as..
IndiaTimes - Published

Gamosa becomes force that binds Assam protesters


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Thousands of Assam women hit the streets to voice opposition to CAA


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Time to undo mistakes, feel Assam’s BJP MLAs


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Anti-CAA Protests: Assam govt to bring law to safeguard land rights of indigenous people

The state cabinet has decided that a bill will also be tabled in the Assembly to stop the transfer of indigenous people's land to outsiders for protection of their land rights.
DNA - Published

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