Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Topic: Assam

AGP ministers Phanibhushan Choudhury, Atul Bora return after submitting their resignations to Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal | PTI

Congress says it’s open to alliance with AGP in Assam, gets the cold shoulder

With AGP pulling out of the BJP-led NDA last week over the Citizenship Amendment Bill, the Congress senses an opportunity.
Protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Assam Accord panel chairperson writes to MHA, says committee is ‘defunct’

Bezbarauah’s comments come in the wake of several other members expressing their reservations regarding the committee constituted on 5 January
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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.

Citizenship Amendment Bill: Atoning for Partition or religion a criterion in secular India?

The Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed in Lok Sabha Tuesday. The Bill seeks to provide citizenship to Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists a...
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NRC process in next 6 months crucial for 32 lakh people in Assam, and for BJP’s poll agenda

The fact that the process won't be completed before the Lok Sabha elections suits the BJP politically.
A view of India's longest rail-road bridge 'Bogibeel Bridge' in Dibrugarh, Monday, Dec 24, 2018, a day before its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Bogibeel bridge, India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge, opens in Assam today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 4.94 km long Bogibeel bridge, which took nearly 21 years to be completed.
Narendra Modi

After heartland losses, BJP’s year-end plans include amplifying its east emphasis

Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Odisha and Assam early next week while BJP pushes for the 'rath yatra' in West Bengal.
Farmers working in a rice paddy field in Karnataka | Wikimedia Commons

BJP-led Assam govt approves Rs 600 crore farm loan waiver

The decision comes in the backdrop of debt woes of farmers becoming a major issue in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections.

Karnataka crisis: Can horse-trading be checked or should it be accepted as part of politics?

The Karnataka Congress called a legislature party meeting Friday to address the issue of horse trading in the state and put up a show of strength. The Congress ...