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To become Canadian, Akshay Kumar pledged ‘to bear true allegiance’ to Her Majesty the Queen

Akshay Kumar finally came clean about his citizenship this week, after years of uncertainty over whether he held an Indian passport.

Rahul Gandhi’s citizenship row a desperate headline-hunting attempt by Modi & Shah

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi | Manvender Vashist/PTI

Govt asks Rahul Gandhi to clarify nationality after Subramanian Swamy raises matter

The home ministry issued a notice to Rahul Gandhi after BJP MP Subramanian Swamy wrote letter claiming that a British company listed his nationality as British.
Nellie Massacre

Nellie massacre and ‘citizenship’: When 1,800 Muslims were killed in Assam in just 6 hours

Nellie massacre took place in 1983 in the backdrop of tension between Centre and Assam students’ outfit over deletion of ‘foreigners’ from electoral rolls.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah | PTI

With amended Citizenship Act, BJP will do Jinnah proud

Its essence may be summed up as: No Muslims please, this is India.
NRC

Pakistan doesn’t give citizenship on religion, but India is dangerously tilting towards it

Justice S.R. Sen's comment reopened an unfinished Partition debate about Hindus and Muslims in South Asia.

In Assam, NRC is now National Register of Confusion

The exercise was viewed with anxiety by the minority community but it is now a source of bewilderment as NRC list leaves families divided into citizen and not. Nalbari/Barpeta/Morigaon/Nagaon, Assam: In the middle of a warm, sultry afternoon, 42-year old Abdul Hai of Chenga Musalmanpara village in Barpeta district visits the local NRC centre to understand why the names of some of his family members did not appear in the 30 July draft list, even as those of the others did. “My name has appeared on the list, even though it has been wrongly spelt. Names of my three daughters have also appeared. But oddly, my wife’s name has not," says Hai. "Similarly, while names of my siblings have, my mother’s name has not. Our documents were completely fine. In fact, we all gave the same legacy data — 1951 NRC. How is it possible then that someone like my mother has...
Security personnel guard in front of the NRC office at Bhangagarh in Guwahati | PTI

Final draft of National Register of Citizens released in Assam, leaves out about 40 lakh names

Officials say process for making claims and objections will begin on 30 August and continue till 28 September for those whose names were left out.

On Camera

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Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
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.