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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.
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.

On Camera

Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
A Reliance Industries Ltd. oil tanker truck.

Reliance Industries posts 15% profit drop as Covid hits oil demand

The company posted a net profit of Rs 9,567 crore in July-September compared with Rs 11,262 crore a year back.

Defence

File photo of ships during the Malabar naval exercise

First phase of Quad members’ Malabar exercise from 3-6 November in Bay of Bengal

Last week, India had announced Australia will take part in the exercise along with US and Japan, making it a drill by all 4 member nations of the Quad or Quadrilateral coalition.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.