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After Assam, JPC holds public hearing in Shillong

After holding public hearings in Assam, at Guwahati and then at Silchar in Barak Valley, the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, held its third leg of public hearing in Shillong today. Several groups, organizations and…

Minor raped by three ‘ULFA’ militants, Paresh Baruah claims cadres of his outfit not involved

In a shocking incident, a minor girl was allegedly gang-raped by three armed miscreants at Kolakota Mazhi village under Sapekhati in Assam’s Charaideo district in the wee hours of Thursday. The three armed youths barged into the house of the…

My stand on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill & Hindu Bangladeshis will never change: Ardhendu Dey

Former Congress minister Ardhendu Dey says he will continue to support the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, and will forever stick to his stand that everyone whose names were enlisted in the 2014 voters’ list should be given Indian citizenship. The…

Storm lashes several parts of Assam, two killed at Kokrajhar, Kalgachia

A thunderstorm that lashed several parts of Assam today left a trail of destruction and devastation while two persons were killed after they were hit by lightning flashes at Kokrajhar and Kalgachia. There are also reports of around 20 people…

Zubeen Garg once again opposes the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Singing superstar Zubeen Garg has once again firmly opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Attending a Bihu programme in Sonari, the singer even went on to say that one should tear up the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. He also voiced…

Zubeen Garg opposes Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, says Assam can’t bear burden of more Bangladeshis

Singing superstar, music composer and filmmaker Zubeen Garg has now come out against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, saying Assam cannot bear the burden of more Bangladeshis migrants. In a video posted on popular social-networking website ‘facebook’ along with a…

Demand for probe into bulletproof jacket ‘scam’ gathers steam

Amid the furore over the death of Bordumsa OC Bhaskar Kalita who was killed in an encounter with ULFA militants at Kujupathar along the Assam-Arunachal border in Tinsukia district, questions are now being increasingly asked as to whether inferior quality…

Can’t accept more Bangladeshis, JPC told at public hearing over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Massive reactions amid the visit of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to Assam that began its hearing in Guwahati today to take into account feedback from political parties, apolitical organizations, other groups and individuals over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016,…

Cop’s death once again raises question marks on quality of bulletproof vests

The death of Bordumsa officer-in-charge Bhaskar Kalita has once again raised question marks on the quality of bulletproof jackets amid reports that the past Tarun Gogoi-led Congress Government procured inferior quality vests for the police force. Incidentally, despite wearing a…

Semi-nude body of missing minor recovered in Silchar, villagers suspect rape & murder; woman allegedly raped at Lahorighat

There seems to be no let-up in crimes against women and children in Assam with more and more incidents of rapes and molestations being reported in the State. In another shocking incident, the semi-nude body of a 15-year-old girl, who…

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