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People wait to check their names on the final draft of the Assam's National Register of Citizens

2 BJP CMs in northeast oppose citizenship bill, urge Rajnath to ensure it doesn’t pass

During a 30-minute meeting, the two BJP CMs apprised the home minister about the prevailing situation in the Northeast.
Prafulla Kumar Mahanta

Prafulla Kumar Mahanta warns of a volatile Assam if Citizenship Bill is passed

Former Assam chief minister said the state is witnessing a mass uprising, similar to the Assam agitation of 1979-85.

Home Ministry’s panel to look into Assam Accord gets derailed in four days

Two members nominated to be on the Home Ministry panel have refused to join while two others have expressed reservations.
AGP Party president Atul Bora | Twitter

Another wicket falls for the NDA as Assam ally AGP walks out on Citizenship Bill issue

It’s not the arithmetic but the perception of constantly losing allies that would be of concern to the BJP, while opposition parties band together against it.

The Citizenship Bill complements NRC in pushing BJP’s Hindutva agenda: here’s how

JPC has upheld most of the provisions in the bill, which has become a political and social flashpoint, given the backdrop of the NRC process in Assam. 
A woman shows an NRC acknowledgment receipt in Morigaon, Assam | PTI

There’s an indecent haste among parties to use Assam issue as a springboard to power

Assam’s NRC has become a political tool that ignores social, security, economic and humanitarian costs.

CM Sonowal threatens to quit if Assam’s interest not protected

Sonowal expresses his displeasure following the visit of Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016

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Imran Khan

India’s Balakot strikes were long time coming, but only Pakistan can end terrorism

Trump must focus on ensuring that Pakistani terrorism against India (and Afghanistan) is defeated for the larger success of US geopolitical interests in Asia.

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.


Tricolor draped coffins of the CRPF personnel, who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack

India has not and will not forget sacrifice of CRPF personnel in Pulwama, says Ajit Doval

At CRPF's 80th Raising Day event, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval says country’s leadership capable of determining "what should be done ahead".
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?