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File photos of Mamata Banerjee and Akhil Gogoi | ANI

Want Mamata Didi as India’s second woman PM, should lead battle against BJP: Akhil Gogoi

Raijor Dal leader Akhil Gogoi tells ThePrint in an exclusive interview his party has floated the idea of an electoral alliance with Trinamool in Assam.
File photo | A man checks his name in NRC list in Guwahati on 31 August 2019 | ANI Photo

Assam wants Hajela’s email password to probe late updates in NRC list, but he won’t share

In his application to SC, Assam NRC coordinator Sarma says he needs to access Hajela's email to see why changes were made to supplementary draft NRC list even after it was published.
File image of Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma | @himantabiswa | Twitter

Himanta Biswa Sarma — Hindutva ambassador or ace administrator? Assam watching closely

Assam charmed by Himanta Biswa Sarma but won’t take eyes off his Hindutva politics.
File photo of people outside a NRC Seva Kendra in Guwahati | PTI

Assam govt replaces Muslim lawyers with Hindus at 7 foreigners’ tribunals in Dhubri

Assam move has sparked allegations of discrimination. Dhubri district has a total of 10 foreigners' tribunals under it. The only FT with a Muslim AGP is currently non-functional.
The 40 popular singers, musicians, and film personalities who joined the Congress Tuesday | By special arrangement

Assam artistes who jointly fought CAA now stand split — some join BJP, others Congress

40 popular singers, musicians, film personalities joined Congress Tuesday saying they will continue their fight against CAA. 28 artistes have joined BJP saying they were misguided.
People attend an NRC hearing to enroll their names for the final NRC list, at an NRC Seva Kendra, in Guwahati. | ANI

‘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.
File photo of Prateek Hajela | ANI

IAS officer who conducted Assam NRC removed as MP health commissioner for ‘negligence’

Prateek Hajela is a 1995-batch IAS officer who courted controversy after the exclusion of nearly 40 lakh people from Assam's NRC list.
Professor Ashutosh Varshney | File Photo | Twitter

CAA, NRC could render huge numbers of Indian Muslims stateless, says Ashutosh Varshney

At USCIRF hearings, Brown University professor Ashutosh Varshney said the implications of CAA are horrendous and put Indian Muslims in danger of being oppressed.
File image of Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla | Photo: ANI

NRC updation internal matter for India, won’t affect Bangladesh: Foreign Secretary Shringla

On his first trip to Bangladesh since the introduction of NRC, Shringla said PM Modi's upcoming visit will further reassure Dhaka of India's goodwill. Read his full speech here.
File photo of US epidemiologist Anthony Fauci | Bloomberg

Anthony Fauci can’t use science to excuse his missteps

It isn't necessary to bear Fauci any ill will to wonder whether his statements are doing more harm than good. But the public-health bureaucracy needs action right now, not lectures.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.