Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicAssam protests

Topic: Assam protests

Assam groups ready to resume anti-CAA protests next month, after Modi govt U-turn on farm laws

Assam’s anti-CAA stir had lost momentum after being halted due to exams and Covid. Outfits like AASU, AJP and Raijor Dal now intend to renew the agitation from 10-12 December. 

IIT professor, author, Yale postdoc — Assam academic questioned by NIA ‘for CAA violence’

There was an outcry this weekend as Arupjyoti Saikia was summoned by NIA for interrogation, reportedly in connection with anti-CAA violence in Assam last year.

‘AGP and BJP betrayed Assam’ — powerful students’ body AASU plans political party

AASU leadership argues that AGP, a byproduct of the Assam agitation, let the state down after it voted in favour of the citizenship law in Parliament.

If persecuted Ahmadiyyas, Shias seek refuge in India, we’ll vet their cases: Hardeep Puri

At ThePrintOTC, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri says those who perpetrated violence during protests against the citizenship law will be identified.

Supreme Court will examine constitutional validity of new citizenship law in January

The Citizenship Amendment Act provides citizenship rights to certain class of refugees who have come to India from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

PM says violence over citizenship act deeply distressing, calls for peace & unity

In a series of tweets, Modi asserted that the controversial legislation will not affect ‘any citizen of India of any religion’.

Prices of essential items drop as Guwahati gets back to normal, but tourists still stay away

Tour operators and hotels continue to face the brunt of the protests in Assam with many tourists cancelling their trips.

Curfew in Guwahati eases a week after anti-citizenship law protests rocked region

Assam has been on the boil for the past week as thousands came out on the streets to protest against the amended Citizenship Act.

How an ‘understanding’ crowd & a journalist helped solemnise 2 Assam weddings amid violence

Assam has been on the boil over the new citizenship law that seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh & Afghanistan.

Have arrested 85 protesters & detained 2,000, more being identified via videos: Assam DGP

Assam DGP Mahanta says police not against democratic protests but adds people with 'evil intention' have joined the agitation, they will be acted upon.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
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Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.