Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicAssam Accord

Topic: Assam Accord

How BJP has reduced AGP, leading party of Assamese aspiration, into a crumbling hanger-on

As part of the seat-sharing deal with the BJP, the AGP has given away Mahanta’s Barhampur constituency. He is now reviving his old outfit, AGP (Progressive).

ULFA-I faces survival test after dy chief’s surrender — All about the rebel outfit in Assam

Rebel group ULFA-I suffered a blow with the surrender of its deputy commander last week. A pro-talks ULFA leader has called on the group to now join the peace talks with Centre.

Will stick with BJP alliance, hope it delivers on Assam Accord promises, AGP’s Bora hints

AGP president Atul Bora says party will focus on implementing Clause 6 of Assam Accord, that promises various safeguards to Assamese people.

CM Sarbananda Sonowal attends meeting with Amit Shah, discusses NRC & other key issues

Issues related to NRC, granting Scheduled Tribe status to six ethnic communities and recommendations of Clause 6 Committee of the Assam Accord were discussed at the meeting.

‘Assamese’ only if migrated before 1951 — what central panel says on Clause 6 of accord

All Assam Students’ Union has released a confidential report prepared by a central panel asked to look into the implementation of Clause 6 of Assam Accord.

Assam’s old 1970s fury back with Citizenship Act. This time for a new, young generation

With massive opposition to the Citizenship Act, Assam is again feeling alienated and wronged by New Delhi.

BJP Assam MPs flag fear & confusion in state, say Modi govt pushed citizenship bill too fast

BJP MPs from Assam say the bill is creating confusion in the state and emphasise that concerns of ethnic Assamese must be addressed.

Without a pan-India NRC, Modi-Shah know Citizenship Bill is nothing but symbolism 

BJP knows it is more alluring to keep talking about nationwide NRC than actually carrying out a complex process that can backfire, like it did in Assam.

40,000 workers, 15 lakh hearings, 6 months — what it took to halve Assam NRC list to 19 lakh

Final NRC list was whittled down to 19 lakh from 40 lakh in the draft. A deep dive into what the claims & objections process was all about.

Ranjan Gogoi-led Supreme Court made NRC messier. Now it must clean it up

The only solution lies in declaring the current Assam NRC as a provisional list and subjecting it to a full and fair review.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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