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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.
People wait to check their names on the first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam

Assam’s NRC updation won’t have implications on Bangladesh: Foreign Secretary Shringla

Speaking in Dhaka, Harsh Vardhan Shringla said he hoped PM Modi's upcoming visit to Bangladesh would help cement the relationship between the two countries.
Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as the Delhi chief minister Sunday | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Kejriwal 3.0, Jamia video war dominate page 1 & India may run out of medicines, says BS

A round-up of the most important reports in major newspapers around the country – from TOI and HT, Express and The Hindu to The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror and The Tribune, as well as top financial dailies.

65th Filmfare Awards in Assam: Good to expand Bollywood beyond Mumbai or is it politics?

Filmfare Awards was held for the first time outside Mumbai Saturday. The Assam govt reportedly spent Rs 20-30 crore on it out of its tourism budget.
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FIR filed against former NRC official after data disappears from website

The complaint against a former contractual NRC officer was filed as she 'did not provide the password to document, despite written reminders'.
A man checks his name in NRC list in Guwahati on 31 August. | ANI Photo

BJP wants to segregate Assamese Muslims from Bangladeshi Muslims, but some ask how

The Assam govt has announced plans to start a census to segregate the state’s indigenous Muslims from ‘illegal migrants’.
The animated video of two Muslim characters

BJP comes up with animated video for Muslims to clear doubts about CAA & NRC

BJP Sunday shared the video on Twitter featuring two Muslim characters who are discussing the basics of Citizenship Act & National Register of Citizens.
College students raise slogans in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill during a strike in Guwahati | PTI

Modi’s CAB proves that concerns & fears of northeast people don’t matter in Indian politics

Northeast is burning because people know that there's no mechanism to protect the identity of the indigenous population.

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Apple-maker Taiwanese company Foxconn to invest $1 bn in Tamil Nadu plant over next 3 years

Move comes as part of efforts of global companies to diversify their supply chains and reduce dependence on China. India has been trying to woo these firms.

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Representational image of an IAF MiG-29 | Photo: Wikipedia

IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.