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97% Indians have Aadhaar, Assam is lagging behind due to ‘illegal immigration’ issue

Of 36 states and UTs, 25 record a 100% coverage; Modi govt has made Aadhaar the basis of all its welfare schemes.
File image of BJP President Amit Shah addressing the Purvanchal Mahakumbh at Ramleela Maidan in New Delhi | PTI

Amit Shah’s ‘termite’ jibe: Human Rights Watch draws Nazi Germany, Rwanda parallel

Issue of Bangladeshi immigrants has been central to BJP’s agenda, and helped party score its first win in the northeast in 2016 Assam assembly elections.
People wait to check their names on the final draft NRC in Assam | PTI

Modi government adopts shrill note on NRC, says similar exercise for Rohingyas underway

Corrupt fugitives will soon join their comrades in Ranchi jail, says BJP.
Members of the Khasi Students' Union at the check posts in Meghalaya | by special arrangement

It is ‘illegal migrants’ vs students’ unions in Northeast India

State authorities and police are aware of this, and are even cooperating with students to check travellers’ documentation.
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Why spend Rs 1,300 crore on NRC if you won’t send illegal immigrants back, asks former CEC

Send those not on NRC list back to 'native' land, says H.S. Brahma, who headed a panel on Assam’s illegal immigrants last year.
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Before NRC, these two Assam tribunals dealt with the illegal immigrants issue

The Foreigners Tribunal and the Illegal Migrants Determination Tribunal have historically determined the issue, but were marred by high pendency.
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‘Assam is not a dustbin’: Assam Agitation veterans want illegal migrants out

Former CM and AGP leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta says Assam is not a dumping ground for illegal migrants.
People wait to check their names on the first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam

Govt does not have data on illegal immigrants in Assam: Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi

Congress member Gaurav Gogoi also asked whether all the 40 lakh people in the National Registry of Citizens were foreigners. 
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Process, purpose and politics: All you want to know about Assam’s NRC

The complete draft of the NRC is expected to be released Monday, after which applicants will be given a chance to register their claims and objections.

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On Camera

How, and why, we learned to stop worrying and love the electoral bonds

Modi government’s electoral bonds scheme has several benefits that its critics ignore. But even their criticisms are without merit.
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Google, Apple stop TikTok downloads: Is HC order quashing small town India’s creative joy?

Google and Apple have blocked downloads of the video-sharing app TikTok in India in compliance with the Madras High Court order.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.