Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thousands take part in protests against Citizenship Bill in Guwahati

Guwahati |Wednesday, 2019 6:45:06 PM IST
Thousands of people gathered at a playground in Assam capital on Wednesday to participate in a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 as the All Assam students' Union (AASU) resolved to organize a community and village-level meetings agains... read..

NFR launches all-women squad for safety of women rail passengers

Guwahati |Tuesday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
To ensure security of women train passengers, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Lumding division has launched a dedicated RPF Women Squad named as Joymati Bahini.... read..

Citizenship Bill clouds BJP's LS prospects in NE (News Analysis)

Guwahati |Tuesday, 2019 3:45:14 PM IST
The mounting opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the northeastern states may derail the BJP's bid to win 21 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in the region.... read..

People in power involved in illegal mining: Mukul Sangma

Guwahati |Monday, 2019 8:45:40 PM IST
Blaming the National Peoples' Party (NPP)-BJP-led government in Meghalaya for illegal coal mining, former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Monday said that the illegal coal mining started in the state immediately after the NPP-BJP government took ... read..

Citizenship bill won't hamper interests of indigenous communities: Sonowal

Guwahati |Sunday, 2019 1:45:04 AM IST
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said that disinformation is being spread over the Citizenship Amendment Bill across the state, saying the bill, if passed, will allow the six minority communities to apply for citizenship after only a ye... read..

Tea body chief moots promotion of tea as aspirational experience

Guwahati |Sunday, 2019 1:45:04 AM IST
There is a need for an image makeover for the tea, particularly to attract the young generations towards the hot cuppa, said President of the Tea Association of India (TAI) Mudit Kumar on Saturday.... read..

India deports 21 Bangladeshi nationals

Guwahati (Assam) | January 19, 2019 8:11:31 PM IST
India on Saturday deported 21 Bangladeshi nationals from an immigration check post in Assam.... read..

BJP not sure of votes elsewhere, so eying N-E, says Assam Congress

Guwahati |Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
The opposition Congress in Assam on Friday said the BJP is eyeing Bengal and northeastern states in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections through the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 as the party is not confident about votes in north and south India.... read..

Some concerns over citizenship Bill genuine, says BJP's Ram Madhav

Guwahati |Thursday, 2019 7:15:36 PM IST
BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Thursday said some concerns over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 are genuine, and that will meet dissenting MLAs and other party leaders to convince them about the government's intentions.... read..

'Mahagathbandhan' a non-starter, says Ram Madhav

Guwahati |Thursday, 2019 7:15:11 PM IST
BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav on Thursday termed the proposed 'Mahagathbandhan' or Grand Alliance as a non starter, saying that the opposition parties have no credible issues or agenda against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at... read..

Citizenship Amendment Bill: BJP reaching out to allies, says Ram Madhav

Guwahati (Assam) [India] | January 17, 2019 6:11:32 PM IST
BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Thursday said that the party is reaching out to allies who have expressed concerns over the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 and will assure them that interest of each state will be taken care of.... read..
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