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Assam minister extends curfew in Hailakandi district as communal tension simmers

One person was killed and 14 others injured after clashes broke out between two communities over Friday's prayers outside a mosque in Hailakandi town.
Young lawyers outside the Supreme Court

Supreme Court says won’t extend 31 July deadline to finalise NRC in Assam

The Supreme Court has given a 'free hand' to Assam NRC coordinator dealing with claims & objections.

Sadhvi Pragya’s Hemant Karkare remark lays bare BJP’s hypocrisy over men killed in action

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Shaukat Ali

Was kept in lock-up through the night, says Assam Muslim man attacked by mob over ‘beef’

Assam police claim Shaukat Ali was not kept in a lock-up, and was merely detained at the station for ‘security reasons’.
Sulekhar Das and her family display their ID cards | Ruhi Tewari/ThePrint

Held as ‘foreigners’, languishing in jail, Assam’s nowhere people cling to Indian identity

The hope for the detainees lodged in Assam's detention centres is they will one day be declared Indian.
Shaukat Ali

Assam Muslim beaten for selling ‘beef’ has one regret — he won’t be able to vote

The mob had questioned Shaukat Ali's nationality and asked him if his name appears in the NRC. It does.
A Congress hoarding in Silchar | Ruhi Tewari/ThePrint

Who is a citizen? The question that’s driving votes in Assam’s Barak Valley this election

The Citizenship Amendment Bill has exposed hitherto-unseen faultlines in Assam — a Hindu-vs-Muslim divide on the immigrant issue.

Modi raises Balakot again, and again bares his utter contempt for poll code

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Women gathered to collect gas cylinders under Ujjwala scheme | Ruhi Tewari /ThePrint

What makes PM Modi a hit among Assam’s women — Ujjwala, toilets & ‘tough decisions’

Most women in Assam express their desire to see Modi re-elected. The faultlines, however, run deep among women from the minority communities.
Congress hoardings in Kaliabor

Congress can’t lead India or Assam – message from voters in party stronghold Kaliabor

Kaliabor in Assam serves as a microcosm of what voters even in Congress strongholds think of party’s larger political prospects.

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imran khan

With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.



RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.