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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. 
People visiting NSK

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.

When Trump meets Putin, and the rising stash in Swiss banks

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52 Indian illegal immigrants detained in US prison to get access to legal aid

Court order follows lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union alleging the US government was violating the rights of immigration detainees.
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BJP uneasy about 30 June NRC list, fears unrest in Assam: Former CM Tarun Gogoi

The three-time CM fears that both religious and linguistic minorities will suffer as a result of the NRC list despite being genuine Indian citizens. New Delhi: Former Assam chief minister and senior Congress leader Tarun Gogoi has expressed apprehensions over the process of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) ahead of the 30 June deadline of releasing the complete draft. Gogoi has claimed that the BJP-led state government too seems to be uneasy about the whole process as the deadline nears. The crucial exercise, aimed at weeding out illegal immigrants from the voter list, is being monitored by the Supreme Court. “We are apprehensive about the NRC exercise. Even the BJP government in Assam itself seems apprehensive,” Gogoi told ThePrint. “They (state government) took up the matter with home minister Rajnath Singh; they have asked for 150 extra companies of central forces and have conducted a mock drill,” the three-time former CM said. “Why...
An applicant checking his name in a list

For people in Assam, missing names a ‘minor hiccup’ but NRC update a good step

Residents in many districts seem satisfied with the Supreme Court-monitored exercise, say it will help identify the illegal immigrants

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We must not return to work for now. Covid’s not over yet, says a virologist in letter to son

If everyone goes back to work as soon as the ‘curve bends downwards’, it's guaranteed you'll get a second wave of infections in Europe.

Is forcing private labs to make Covid-19 tests free the only way to stop spread of infection?

The Supreme Court directed the central government to make Covid-19 testing by private laboratories free of charge Wednesday.


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Col Navjot Singh Bal, Shaurya Chakra awardee and icon for many, loses battle with cancer

Despite losing an arm to cancer, Col Navjot Singh Bal continued to serve in 2 Para as the commanding officer and even learnt to fire with his left hand.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.