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Akhil Gogoi addresses a press conference regarding the National Register of Citizenship (NRC) | PTI

Akhil Gogoi to be CM candidate of political party launched by KMSS for Assam polls

The new outfit will be a non-compromising political force & will not be named after KMSS' earlier venture Gana Mukti Sangram-Asom, but a new name will be given, said KMSS president.
Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) President Akhil Gogoi speaks during a protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Jorhat, Thursday, 12 December, 2019. | PTI

Special NIA court rejects anti-CAA activist Akhil Gogoi’s bail plea

Gogoi was arrested on 12 December last year as a 'preventive measure' in view of deteriorating law and order situation in Assam. He was also booked under UAPA.
File photo of poet P Varavara Rao, arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, being produced at a court in Pune in August 2018. | PTI

Telugu poet Varavara Rao tests Covid positive, doctors say he has no breathing difficulty

Earlier this week, the 80-year-old activist was shifted from the Taloja Central Jail to JJ Hospital in south Mumbai after he complained of dizziness.  
Akhil Gogoi being produced in an NIA court in Guwahati

Gauhati High Court grants Akhil Gogoi bail in 3 cases lodged by Assam Police

The activist will, however, remain in jail for the remaining two cases being probed by the National Investigation Agency.
Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) President Akhil Gogoi speaks during a protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Jorhat, Thursday, 12 December, 2019. | PTI

Jailed Assam peasant leader Akhil Gogoi tests positive for Covid

A total of 55 inmates, along with two other peasant leaders Bittu Sonowal and Dhairjya Konwar, have also tested positive at the Guwahati Central Jail.
Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) President Akhil Gogoi speaks during a protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Jorhat, Thursday, 12 December, 2019. | PTI

‘Akhil Gogoi is sick, has symptoms of Covid’ — jailed RTI activist’s wife in Facebook post

Geetashree Tamuly’s post comes in the light of local media reports saying Akhil Gogoi’s health has deteriorated and he has symptoms of Covid.
National Investigation Agency | Twitter

NIA cites use of ‘comrade’ and ‘Lal Salam’ on Facebook to substantiate UAPA, sedition charges

NIA has filed charge sheet against Assam-based RTI activist Akhil Gogoi, his aide Bittoo Sonowal, and Manas Konwar & Dhirjya Konwar.
Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) President Akhil Gogoi speaks during a protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Jorhat, Thursday, 12 December, 2019. | PTI

NIA sends activist Akhil Gogoi to 14-day judicial remand

Akhil Gogoi was arrested by the Assam Police in Jorhat on 12 December when protests over the amended Citizenship Act rocked the state.
Akhil Gogoi being produced in an NIA court in Guwahati

NIA raids house of RTI activist Akhil Gogoi in Guwahati

Akhil Gogoi, also a peasant leader, was booked under the stringent UAPA, soon after widespread anti-CAA protests broke out in Assam.
Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) President Akhil Gogoi speaks during a protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Jorhat, Thursday, 12 December, 2019. | PTI

NIA arrests RTI activist Akhil Gogoi amid Assam unrest, charges him under amended UAPA 

RTI activist Akhil Gogoi, who has also been charged with waging war against the nation, could now be the first to be tried as a terrorist under new UAPA.  

On Camera

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (R) and US President Donald Trump speak during the first US presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on 29 September

Trump-Biden debate had no highlights, only lowlights

The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his democratic challenger Joe Biden must have been one of the nastiest presidential debate in US history.
File image of Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj | Photo: ANI

India will not meet its Rs 2.1 lakh crore disinvestment target in 2020-21, DEA secretary says

Govt retains its Rs 12 lakh crore borrowing limit for the full financial year, which means it can borrow Rs 4.34 lakh crore in the second half.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Ordnance factories hit back at Army claims, cite export orders, accidents of other equipment

In a statement, OFB said only 19 per cent of the accidents involving defence ammunition between January 2015 and December 2019 could be attributed to the board.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.