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Gauhati HC Exonerates Assam Man After Tribunal Claimed Him Foreigner

The Gauhati High Court has declared Haider Ali an 'Indian' after he was categorised as 'foreigner' by the Foreigners' Tribunal. The tribunal rejected an Assam resident's claim even after he established a linkage with his father and grandfather in 1965 and 1970 voters list. While the tribunal rejected Haidar’s claims for failing to establish connection with ‘other relatives,’ the HC said link with relative does not affect credibility of… read-more

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 - 10:14 AM / by Ronit John

Tags: Gauhati, Assam, foreigner, Haidar Ali, Foreigner Tribunal

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Assam Health Dept Issues COVID Protocols For Rongali Bihu Celebration

The Assam Health Department on April 10 released a notification issuing COVID-19 guidelines for the celebration of  festivals, including Rongali Bihu. Mandated prior permission for organising public gatherings, the government has asked to disclose the maximum occupancy while making sure to end the event by 11 PM. Moreover, the government has asked the organisers to undergo COVID-19 test three days prior the event and strictly maintain social… read-more

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 - 07:31 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Rongali Bihu, Assam, Covid-19, Health Ministry

Courtesy: NDTV

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Assam: EC Calls For Re-Election At Four Booths After Violence, EVM Malfunction

The Election Commission has confirmed to conduct fresh polls at the four polling booths of Assam's Ratabari, Sonai and Haflong constituencies on April 20. Reportedly, the decision was taken after an EVM was retrieved from a BJP candidate’s wife's car in Ratabari, while a Haflong polling booth showed 171 votes, outnumbering 90 eligible voters. Moreover, three people got injured in a violence at the polling booth in Sonari constituency.

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Sat, 10 Apr 2021 - 07:05 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Assam, Assam Elections, polling booth, evm

Courtesy: The Print

Writer Sikha Sarma.

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Assam Writer Arrested Over FB Post, Comments On Maoist Attack Goes Viral

Assamese writer Sikha Sarma (48) was arrested on April 6, over a Facebook post and is under custody under multiple charges including sedition. The post said, "Salaried professionals who die in the line of duty can’t be termed martyrs. Going by that logic, the workers of the electricity department who die....Do not make people sentiment, media”. However, the case was registered at Dispur police station in Guwahati.

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 - 07:25 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Assam, Sedition, arrested, Facebook

Courtesy: India Today

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Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, TN State Polls End With High Voter Turnout

Voting for 475 seats in four states and an Union Territory concluded on April 6. While Assam’s last phase polls recorded highest (82.28%) voter turnout, West Bengal’s phase-3 elections on 31 seats recorded 77.68% voter turnout. Moreover, the single-phase elections for Puducherry’s 30 seats, Kerala’s 140 and Tamil Nadu’s 234 concluded with 81.64%, 73.58% and 71.79% voter turnout respectively. The results of assemblies will be announced on May… read-more

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 - 09:31 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Elections, Assam, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Puducherry Health Director

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Baijayant Panda

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Assam BJP Denies Any Involvement In EVM Controversy As EC Calls Re-Poll

Reacting to the EVM row in Assam, State BJP in-charge Baijayant Jai Panda has denied his party’s involvement. Blaming Congress for framing false allegations under "fear of defeat”, Panda said the Election Commission has conducted enquiries which concluded that the vehicle containing EVMs merely offered help as the commission’s vehicle broke down. He added the re-poll announced by the EC in Patharkandi constituency owes to breach of protocol… read-more

Sat, 03 Apr 2021 - 12:23 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Assam, EVM Row, Baijayant Jai Panda, Patharkandi, Election Commission Of India

Courtesy: Times Now

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Assam: Repoll Ordered In Ratabari After EVMs Found In BJP Member's Car

The Election Commission on April 2 ordered a re-voting for a polling booth in Assam's Ratabari constituency. The decision came after a video went viral which showed EVMs in BJP candidate Krishnendu Paul's car. Besides, the EC has also suspended the… read-more

Fri, 02 Apr 2021 - 02:24 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Assam, Election Commission, Elections, politics

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Phase-I Elections: Bengal Records 79.79% Turnout, Assam Logs 76.89%

West Bengal and Assam recorded 79.79% and 76.89% voter turnout respectively in the first phase of the assembly elections held on March 27. While in Bengal the elections were held for 30 seats, Assam voted for 47 seats in the Phase-1. However, the officials also reported of malfunctioning in several EVMs which were replaced soon. The second and third phase in the states are scheduled on April 1 and 6.

Sun, 28 Mar 2021 - 10:15 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Elections, Assembly Elections, Assam, West Bengal

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

JP Nadda releasing BJP manifesto.

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Assam BJP Manifesto Vows Rs 3,000 To 30 Lakh Families, Flood Free State

The Assam BJP on March 23 released its manifesto 'Sankalp Patra' for the upcoming assembly polls, assuring to provide financial support to nearly 30 lakh families and get the state rid of floods. In the event led by BJP National President JP Nadda, the party also promised Rs 3,000/month to deserving families under Orunodoi scheme. Moreover, Nadda also laid plans to build reservoirs around Brahmaputra river to put an end to the flooding menace… read-more

Tue, 23 Mar 2021 - 01:53 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Assam, BJP, Election Manifesto, JP Nadda, Orunodoi, Brahmaputra River

Courtesy: India .com

Raj

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Govt Has No Decision Over Rolling Pan-India NRC Till Now: Centre

Replying to a question in Parliament on March 17, Union Minister Nityanand Rai said the Centre had not taken any decision on the framing of NRC till now. Rai also claimed no detention centre provisioned under the Citizenship Act, 1955 and National Register of Indian Citizens. Moreover, he added that detention centres were built by the state government and UTs to detain illegal migrants and foreigners who await deportation.

Wed, 17 Mar 2021 - 08:20 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: NRC, Assam, Anti-NRC Protests, rajya sabha, Nityanand rai